Custom Maternity Portraits - Edmonton Studio

This couple was so sweet and already so in love with their son who they had yet to meet.  We booked their maternity session for the Edmonton studio location, as well as an awesome Hair and Makeup Artist to pamper Mom before the session.

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Fort Edmonton Park

Recently, I attended a field trip to Fort Edmonton Park with my daughter's class.  Altogether, there were four classes with our school and I think around one hundred people!  It was a fabulous day and we couldn't have had better weather!

Fort Edmonton is a unique experience nestled in Edmonton's river valley that depicts the evolution of Edmonton's early history.  The original fort, a midway carnival, old trains, character actors, and much much more are a part of your visit to this amazing attraction!

The architecture is astounding and the amazing antique furniture, tools, and decor are jaw dropping!  

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The children loved seeing the farm animals and watching the staff feed and care for the animals.  The chickens and roosters were a favourite among the kids.

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We got the chance to see a covered wagon and the contents that would have been carried at the time these were used.  The tipis were really interesting too and it was nice to get a brief history from the staff at each stop along the way so we could learn about the era.

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Children got a chance to see and feel different fur pelts and take a guess at the type of animal it was.  The kids did very well at guessing each one.

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We also learned how people stored flour and what bullets looked like back in the 1800's in Canada.  Exploring the buildings was fun too!  We got to discuss the use of wood stoves for heating and the lack of electricity and how people handled this then.

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The students were also guided through a baking and craft activity that resembled what children would have participate in then.  The children got to help roll out the dough and cut shaped out.  Then we went upstairs where the kids got to create a simple craft to take home.

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Everyone got a chance at a game which I believe was called "jump the river".  The children would jump over two broom sticks that were placed further and further apart.  Some of the kids could jump pretty far!

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It was then time to head to class.  First the girls entered, then the boys.  There were strict rules for everyone to follow and our guide played the role of a strict teacher.

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He quickly switched the lesson to french and the children caught on quickly as to the rules of raising their hand, addressing the teacher formally, and standing to speak.  All the kids had to also pass a hand inspection to make sure their hands were clean.  They all thought this was pretty funny.

Then there was a light rivalry of girls against boys for answering spelling and math questions.

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Our guide also showed the children a variety of different punishments they would have faced if they had attended school here.  One of them, as you can see, is holding books in either out-stretched hand!  The kids loved everything about their new classroom and there were a lot of giggles.

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After our tour, it was time to catch the trolley and head home.  It was such an exciting trip to Fort Edmonton Park!  Have you been here?  What was your favourite part of the park?  Let us know in the comments below

Welcome Baby Charlotte - Studio Newborn Portraits

This baby girl was such a pleasure to photograph!  She was a doll and loved every pose and set up we tried for her session!  Mom and Dad sat back and relaxed while Charlotte went to work modeling for me!  She is so sweet!  And, I love the way the feathered wreath image turned out that her mom had requested.  

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Baby Levi's Custom Newborn Portraits - Edmonton

I was asked to incorporate this special rag banner that she brought in.  It was specially made my Levi's aunt and it was a special item that we could include in the session that would also match the nursery decor.  I love the way those images turned out.  They're so different than what I normally photography.  I always love incorporating special items for families during newborn sessions.  I know it is something that will be discussed as a family looking through Levi's baby album as the children grow.

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International Photography Image Contest Results

This year, I gathered up the courage to enter the Shoot and Share image contest.  This contest is intense!  This is an annual contest which tens of thousands of photographers from around the world enter their best work.  Each photographer is able to enter up to 50 images in the contest.  In 2018, there were 412,379 images entered into this contest.

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Newborn baby Tyson - Studio Portraits

Sweet little Tyson was such a pleasure to have in studio for his custom newborn session.  He was so relaxed and happy to pose perfectly for me.  I thought it was a great time to try out my new deep green backdrop with some beautiful shadowed lighting.  It paid off because his parents loved his images from his session (and so did I)!

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Oh my goodness!  I loved capturing Tyson's features - like his amazing long blonde hair and his cute little tongue sticking out.  His mom says that he sticks his tongue out all the time.  It's important to me that I capture moments like this, because decades from now his parents can look back at these moments and remember his sweet mannerisms and features that make him so special.

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I love being able to incorporate a little bear lovey into sessions, especially if it can be paired with a bear bonnet on this cute little guy!  How cute are these two bears!?

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I always make sure to capture several parent poses for newborn portrait sessions.  It's important, not only for them, but for Tyson too.  When he's older, he'll be able to see exactly what his parents were like just days after having welcomed him into their arms!  How special is that?  These kinds of images just get me every time!

...again, look at his hair!!

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If you loved Tyson's newborn portraits, leave him some love in the comments below.  I'm sure his parents would love that!

If you're interested in booking your own custom portrait session with Everlast Photography, please contact us here.

Custom Newborn Portrait Session - Baby Scarlett

Baby Scarlett traveled all the way from Red Deer, Alberta to have her newborn portraits taken with Everlast Photography.  I am always SO humbled when clients travel with their families to be able to work with me.  It is such a compliment!

Scarlett is such a beautiful baby girl, just like her big sister!  They were both so good in front of the camera.  I am so thankful we were able to do a variety of set ups and poses before they had to go back home.  

I worked to put together a special image for Scarlett's mom.  She really loved the beach image and had it printed on the studio's new Rustic Wood Print in a circular print!  I love how it turned out.  They also ordered a premium canvas (not pictured) and a set of mini albums so big sister can show off her family to friends!  What a great idea!

To learn more about the studio's new Rustic Wood Prints, see the Products Page here.  Or, to book your own custom newborn session, please contact us here.

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Custom Mini Albums - A Popular Gift

New customized accordion style albums contain many of your favourite images as well as baby's name and birth stats.  They feature a hard cover with a custom photo cover and have a magnetic closure.  The cover has a super soft feel and the pages have a gloss coating for protection. 

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