Michelle & Family - Fall 2018

Well, it took 3 attempts but we finally made it happen! Michelle had booked her family for our Fall Blitz that was to take place on Sunday September 16th, but as that day approached, Edmonton was hit with rain/snow/wind that made an outdoor shoot impossible. With the forecast for Saturday September 22nd looking so much nicer we re-scheduled the Blitz for that day. That day approached and it ended up being worse than the Sunday so we had to end up cancelling our Blitz altogether.

Edmonton did warm up in the weeks to follow and we ended up scheduling a session with Michelle on October 20th. While it ended up being quite windy, it was quite nice out!! The challenge editing the photos from the session was scanning through the 15 photos of a setup to find the one or two where Michelle’s hair wasn’t blowing across her face. Luckily those shots existed (the advantage of digital photography and being able to take so many shots and not worry about the cost of developing film for sure).

 Take a look at some of the images from the session that took place around the new Royal Alberta Museum:

2018 Spring Portrait Blitz

We held our annual Spring Portrait Blitz in and around the new Norquest building on 108 Street and 102 Avenue this year. The building looks fantastic! The area around the building is also full of nice little spots that allowed us to capture some great images of the groups that took part in the event.

The day ended up being quite warm and sunny. Clouds were not to be seen at all. On a regular day, we're all for that. The trouble is that it makes things a little tricky for photography - people with squinting eyes don't seem to make the greatest photos - so we were a little bummed that it was so clear, but we still managed to work it out. We always love the challenge of getting the best photos possible in ANY situation.

We tried to keep the gallery to around 30 total photos to share, but there were too many that we loved. Some are just too fun to not share... so we did 2 galleries. Here is a sampling from the many sessions we held on the day. 

Professional Portrait Blitz

A few weeks ago, we held our very first indoor Blitz. We were very lucky enough to get access to a show home from Kanvi Homes. This home was beautifully staged and looked fantastic! The idea of this Blitz was to provide professional people with photos that were different than the typical plain white background image that so many others seem to have on their LinkedIn/Facebook/websites. This seemed to really attract realtors to the session. Of the 7 that joined us for the day, 6 of them are realtors.

We are very happy with the images we were able to capture on the day. Giving everyone several different options to present to their prospective clients was the goal and we’re confident this goal was met!

A big thank you to Kanvi Homes for allowing us to use this beautiful home (that has since sold by the way!).

For more information on those involved on the day, please see below:

Kanvi Homes: https://www.kanvihomes.com/
Erin Sneazwell: http://erin.yegpicklocal.com/
Craig Finnman: http://craigfinnman.ca/
Derek Burak: https://www.century21.ca/derek.burak
Bill Jennerich: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Loadersells/posts/?ref=page_internal
Shawna & Robert Eskiw: http://www.homeinedmonton.com/
Sandy Pon: http://sandypon.com/

Take a look at some of the photos from the Blitz: 

Shawna & Robert Eskiw

Derek Burak

Sandy Pon

Bill Jennerich

Craig Finnman

Erin Sneazwell

Fall Portrait Blitz - Team Shaina

Another returning family to the Portrait Blitz. The last time we met up with them though, they didn't have their newest addition! We were so happy to meet the little fella. He did great during the session and it is clear that his big sister loves him. 

It is also clear that she loves their dog - but we're glad for that, as always, since their snuggling makes for great photos!

Take a look at some of the photos from the most recent session with them:

Fall Portrait Blitz - Team Lindsay

Lindsay and the family joined us a few years ago for a blitz session and decided it was time to update their photo album. We were so glad to see them again. 

The one challenge with their session is that their youngest had JUST lost a tooth the night before and was very self-conscious about his smile and tried to hide from the camera as much as possible. It took us a little bit, but we got him to let his guard down!

Take a look at some of the shots from their most recent session:

Fall Portrait Blitz - Team Jen

Jen, Dave, and little Z joined us again for another Blitz and Z stole our hearts again! I am pretty sure this little lady has a smile every second of her life and that makes it pretty great for getting fun photos of her. 

This time around the little superstar didn't want to give up her shades! She finally gave them up once Dad decided HE would wear them. She seemed pretty happy about that.

Check out some photos from their session:

Fall Portrait Blitz - Team Walsh

Another first time blitzer, the Walsh's were the last session of the day, and did we ever have a good time. At first, we did run into a little camera shyness from the little ones  but tickles and tosses in the air and they really warmed up. So much so that the "posing" broke out and almost couldn't be stopped. 

Thanks for joining us for the photo blitz. We can't wait to see you again.

Fall Portrait Blitz - Team Day

We love the fact  that during this blitz, we had 3 former wedding couples return with their budding or soon to be budding families. For the Day family, their return in front of the lens was overtaken by the newest addition to the family. This little dude stole the show.

I don't think I've ever seen such a camera cool kid. Every time we were ready for a shot, this little man would whip his head around with the biggest smile. Can't wait to see this kid grow up.

Misha & Caleb

It feels like every time you go downtown, another mural has graced the side of building, adding such personality to the neighbourhood. For Misha and Caleb's session, we headed to 104 St, one of our favourite spots in the city and just walked around the block taking advantage of the varying architecture in such a small radius.

We spent some time with the dogs then dropped them off to explore the rest of the block. Pretty happy with how these shots turned out. Enjoy!

Biddy & The Whole Family

We have been taking photos of Biddy and her immediate family for many years now, but recently we had a fantastic opportunity to photograph her extended family!! Her sister and brother-in-law and their kids were visiting Edmonton all the way from England so they figured it would be a glorious opportunity to get the whole family together for a photo shoot. Not everyone was on board. Her brother is not the most comfortable with getting his photo taken, and same can be said of Biddy's Mom. So we knew we had our work cut out for us. We were up for the challenge!!

I'm happy to report that we were successful in winning over these two! In fact, after the session, some comments from her Mom and brother included: 

"They were so fun!" "Wow they were so good" "Can we do it again next year?" "Maybe we can get your dad out". ---- VICTORY!!!

I know we've said it at least a dozen times, but we are so lucky to get to work with such great people. Yes, Dave has known Biddy for many years, but I have only known her since we started doing their family photos over the last few years. And now I feel like I'm part of their family. That's pretty cool in my books.

- brad

Spring Portrait Blitz - Team Lindsay

We met these three (plus pup) a few blitzes ago when their little dude was just brand new. Now he's an awesome, little sir full of ideas and character. 

...and so concludes our Spring Portrait Blitz posts. We will be setting up the next blitz soon so keep your eye on our Facebook page. 

See you next blitz!