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Baby Bennett

Every now and then we get requests to do some very special shoots, and this was one of our most important to date.

Whitney contacted us to see if we were available to do a maternity shoot with her and her daughter in the last few weeks of her pregnancy. They had recently lost her husband, Tanner, in a tragic event, and she really wanted to be sure to capture some memorable images before the baby arrived as a Tribute to Tanner, of not only her belly, but of them interacting with some of his most prized items.

We were so honoured to have been asked to do this shoot, and were so ecstatic to receive an email yesterday from Whitney introducing us to her beautiful new baby Bennett, named after Bennett Lake, the closest to where Tanner got his first and last Dall Ram.  

Whitney, we wish you and your two beautiful girls all the best, and we are truly honoured to have been asked to do this shoot for you.  

 


Baby Bennett...the cutest.


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The 'Always a good choice' Cake Smash

So...there's this trend in family photography over the past few years called the cake smash...

What you do, is you take a one-year old, or really, whatever age child you've got, and you put a beautiful, colourful cake in front of them. And then you wait...

You see, most kids at this age, probably haven't exactly delved into the world of delicious, icing covered deserts yet. So when they finally get the courage to stick their tiny little finger into the sweet, sweet, icing, and taste a bite, you can literally see in their eyes, a flash of pure joy. For this is the moment, my friends, when they realize they've tasted the best.thing.ever. AND their parents are letting them do it!!!

Now, you simply sit back, and capture the next 5-10 minutes of cake smooshing, icing devouring good times, and get some pretty sweet memories to embarrass them with at their high school graduation ceremony.

So, really it's a win win...And now I want some cake...

 

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Family Love...

So some of you may remember a little set up in the studio we had a while back that looked something like this....

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Well we thought we should probably share some of the shots that came out of it!

We had SO much fun on this shoot, as we got to work with an incredible family, the mom of which just so happens to share the same love of photography as us, and had a specific concept she wanted for her shoot.  The goal was to create a really beautiful, soft light with an etherial feel.  

Now we all know Gary loves building stuff, so the answer to her request, was to build a mock-bed room-like space in the studio, which he then named the comfy fort and was highly disappointed when we had to tear it down.  

The cool thing was that it wasn't actually that tough to build-it really just consisted of a bunch of white bedsheets suspend from light stands and 2x4's, and then a sheer bed netting, and cream blankets for the base. We then backlit all 3 walls by bouncing studio flashes off of our white walls of the studio which helped disperse and soften the light, creating an even soft light throughout the entire room.  Basically, our walls and the sheets became giant soft boxes.  

We were really happy with the results...also doesn't hurt that the whole family was just so-darn beautiful too!

Thanks again Carmen for being so awesome to work with and for bringing your amazing family to the studio! 



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