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Lyla – 1st birthday portrait session

Happy 1st birthday, Ms. Lyla! Your sweet, easy-going nature shines through the more time I spend with you. It’s been a treat watching you grow since you were in your mama’s belly.

Please enjoy this sneak peek. To see all the photos and purchase prints from her session: click here

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Wesley – newborn portrait session

Meet sweet newborn baby, Wesley, little brother to Scarlett.

Born: 1/21/13

weighing 8 lb. 12 oz.

measuring 20 1/2 inches.

His mom upcycles old books for her Etsy shop, so I knew I wanted to include some of her collection in the photos. Just a few days after he was born, I headed over to turn their nursery into a mini-photo studio. Wesley was calm and relaxed, except when he decided he really did NOT want to wear a certain hat not even one second longer. Sleep tight, future bookworm, sleep tight.

Please enjoy this sneak peek. To see all the photos and purchase prints from his session: click here

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Mariah – pet photo session

Whereas the last photo session I did was all about color, I found myself really drawn to the black and white versions from this latest series. Meet Mariah, a very sweet and cuddly kind of dog. For her pet photography session, we went to the duck pond by the Arboretum and let her roam around the trees. Even though we kept her from taking a dip in the pond, she had a blast exploring the new sights and sounds around her.

 

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Kate and Carsyn – 1st birthday session

Since the weather has been cold and foggy in the mornings, we made use of my front room-turned-photo-studio to document Kate and Carsyn’s first birthday weekend. Usually I like to show a mixture of color and black & white from my photo sessions – but with these two – it’s ALL color ALL the way. Get a load of those sweet outfits, the tulle, the hair bows, the rainbows, the glitter. It’s all sparkle. I had a blast photographing Ms. Kate and Ms. Carsyn turning one. They share a birthday – and also share a similar wardrobe 🙂 Never mind that we’ll be picking glitter off of each other for weeks, it was worth it to get these fun moments.

I have some favorite outtakes – the foot full of icing, Kate posing and Carsyn’s expression,  and the moment when you’re just ready to hang up your tutu and eat some cake.

Please enjoy this sneak peek. To see all the photos and purchase prints from their session: click here

 

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Mariah – pet photo session » Stephanie Friedman - […] the last photo session I did was all about color, I found myself really drawn to the black and white versions from this latest series. Meet Mariah, […]

Carsyn & Friends

The goal – photograph various combinations of 11 people (which included two babies, one toddler, one getting-over-a-cold-so-I-can’t-get-too-close Grandpa and one very sweet (but deaf) dog.

It was the “Carsyn & Friends” show! Chaos, lots of laugher and lots more outfit changes. Thank you to Heather, Sam, Carsyn, John, Angela, Kate, Kim, Chuck, Kira, Suzanne and Steve for letting me capture those moments. And full disclosure – with over 900 photos taken, there were lots of fun outtakes with this bunch.

Outtakes such as the levitating Christmas wreath or all the kids making a dash for the decorations or Kate making a grab for Carsyn’s bow.

Please enjoy this sneak peek. To see all the photos and purchase prints from their session: click here

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Calgary Photographer - Judging by the big smiles and outright laughter in these shots it’s sounds like your session was successful. Those twins look absolutely delicious and I love the shot with the toddler in the “starry necklace”.

Heather - This was an amazing morning. Stephanie brings pure talent, energy, fun and professionalism to her shoots!
Thank you for capturing the beauty of our day!

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