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Calgary Makeover Portrait Session

I am so happy to finally share this makeover portrait session on the blog! This was such an amazing day. Katie and her friend Hayley (watch for Hayley’s makeover coming soon!), came into the studio for a makeover portrait session. My friend Shauni from Curious Salon and Spa in Aspen came in to provide amazing artistic hair services. She is amazing and I met her while photographing a wedding a couple years ago. I have been a fan of her work ever since.  Allyssa from Angles Salon and Spa in Signal Hill was the official makeup artist for the session. Both of these women take their work very seriously. I think you will agree when you see Katie’s portraits!

Makeover sessions with a girlfriend are so fun. Snacks, sparkling water, and of course some sweet treats are part of the package so that you can relax and enjoy some ‘me’ time while you are being pampered. Having a group of ladies in the studio filled it with the most incredible energy. We chatted about everything from hair and makeup tips, to the latest crazy antics on our favorite reality TV shows! Shauni and Allyssa are available for hair and makeup for all of my sessions, and are also willing to stay for the duration of your session for touch-ups and multiple looks. They are simply the best. 🙂

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This woman is a force to be reckoned with. She has the most beautiful spirit and is the owner of The Clothing Bar Boutique in Marda Loop. Literally, she’s unstoppable. I am so impressed by her resilience and tenacity as a business owner, not to mention her creative, ‘outside-the-box’ thinking. She is an inspiration to anyone who has a love of fashion and style. Make sure to stop by her store and I guarantee you will not walk out empty handed! She has a keen eye for fashion trends, and the business sense to match. Every time I’m in the Altadore area, I make sure to go take a peek at what’s new…and I’m never disappointed!

Katie is also part of the new breed of young entrepreneurs in Calgary that understand the value of collaboration over competition. You will find that The Clothing Bar is very often collaborating on events with a variety of local businesses. Katie is true believer in the philosophy that ‘we rise by lifting others’ and ‘together we are stronger’.

I am so glad that I had the opportunity to photograph her and show the world how beautiful she is. I believe that everyone should take an afternoon with a friend to be pampered and have their portrait taken. It’s more than just a good photo for your profile pic on social media, (although it’s good for that too!) It is an opportunity to capture your beauty inside and out.  Pass that portrait on to your children, give it to your parents and grandparents or share it with your sweetheart. They will be thrilled!

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Much Love,

Em 🙂

 

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“Sometimes the smallest things, take up the most room in your heart” – Winnie the Pooh

 

Calgary Fall Maternity Session

Having a maternity session on a beautiful fall day is possibly one of the most wonderful things ever!

I love photographing families that are expecting. It is such an exciting time for them and I am always so happy when they decide to have maternity photos taken to document this beautiful wonderful time in their lives. Missy and her husband Rob are so excited to meet their little one. Their excitement and love for this little one is already apparent.  I can’t wait to meet her and take her newborn photos in a few short weeks! After what seemed like weeks and weeks of rain, we totally lucked out and had a beautiful evening full of gorgeous golden light for this session.

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I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to blog this amazing trash the dress session! This session was so fun and I always love when people are adventurous with their photo sessions and want to try something different and play. This session was a 10 year anniversary gift from Charity to her husband, and she rocked it! She was not afraid to put that dress through the paces. This spot in Redwood Meadows where the Elbow River snakes it’s way through the landscape was a perfect spot to get into the water and get some really funky and fun shots. And…I can tell you, she’s a trooper, because although it’s been a while, I do vividly remember just how cold that water was! Charity is gorgeous and beautiful,  and I think her amazing spirit shines through in every photo.

I loved this session and I hope that you enjoy these photos as much as I loved creating them! Happy Anniversary to Charity and her husband and may you have many, many more!

Love,

Em 🙂

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