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Engagement

Tamika & Kane – Engaged!

Downtown by the riverside Engagement Session 

Summers are amazing for engagement sessions and this one took way too long for me to post considering how wonderful and easy it was to work with Tamika and Kane. I didn’t have to do much coaching with them, they just were glowing with love, always touching each other, looking deeply into each other’s eyes. It was a perfect setting in one of Calgary’s more modern parks (I like to think anyway) at St. Patrick’s Island just kitty-corner to East Village. It’s a great spot for a walk with your dog and then stop and get a bite or a coffee from Rosso! Not to mention the park’s iconic bridge. 

Getting to be by water was important to them, there is something so beautiful about relating a river to a relationship. You can’t step in the same river twice, every moment in a relationship is always changing, always flowing. 

We asked Tamika and Kane to tell us a little bit about themselves and how they met

  • Tell us where and when you first met (from each of your point of views)
    We met on an app called whisper in July 2014.
  • Tell us about your first date. Where? When? What did you feel?
    our first date was at the cineplex at chinook mall, where we saw the conjuring!
  • When did you know your fiance was the one? Details please!
    Kane – after I started to realize that she was the smartest woman I’ve met and she helps me see things from a new perspective all the time. She puts up with my childish antics and I love her for that Tamika – when I started to see how kind and supportive he is i knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him!
  • When did you get engaged?
    Jul 1, 2016
  • Tell us about the proposal (from your own point of view) Details please! (we’re sappy for this stuff)
    Kane – We planned to go to nose hill to take some pictures for a long time. Finally the date arrived, it was a nice sunny day and we hiked up the hill to a nice secluded spot we had picked out months before. We dressed up, brought the camera, and the GoPro. I set up the camera on the tripod (and while tamika was playing with sticks, set up the GoPro in a secret hidden spot) then I had tamika go pose in front of the camera for me so I could frame up the shot. Weeks before, I had taken some pictures of myself holding up some signs I made, they said “Ducky (my name for her), will you marry me?” These pictures were on the memory card in camera. I wanted her to scroll through them on her own when I asked her to come look at the photo I just took. That didn’t happen. I said “come here and see if these are good shots” she hopped over and looked at the picture. As I struggled to get the ring out of my pocket she she hopped back in front of the camera so I could take some more shots. Fail. I left the ring in my pocket and tried again. Another failure. The the third time I finally told her I took a few photos and she should scroll through them, so she did. I nervously stepped behind her, took the ring out of my pocket and got down on one knee. When she saw the photos of me holding the signs she gasped and turned around. She saw her very special ring made just for her and her very special man forever presenting it to her. She said yes! And I captured it all on the GoPro!
  • What do you do together for fun? Watch sports? Drink coffee? Play games? Cook? Movies? Workout? etc…
    We go on cinematic adventures, we love to play games, and we like going out to Canmore for walks and adventures.
  • What is your favourite kind of wine?
    Any sweet wines!
  • What are your favourite snack foods?
    Cookies and popcorn!
  • If you were to have a “ME” day, what 3 things would you do for yourself?
    Tamika would read a book, get her nails done, and nap. Kane would play music, do some 3d modelling or animation, and play some video games.
  • What 3 qualities best describe your fiance?
    Kane is generous, supportive, and ambitious. Tamika is very supportive, intelligent, and selfless.
  • Tell us about your personal style. Are you modern, vintage, romantic, trendy, athletic, etc…
    Tamika – is trendy! Kane is an unknown snowflake
  • What are you most looking forward to about your wedding day?
    Besides marrying my best friend, having family and friends come together to celebrate with us
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Weddings

Lee & Carl Married! (Finally)

A love story meant for novels. 

I’m not even kidding this is super adorable. I’m recalling their story from memory and I was gushing the whole time during their consultation. 

Lee and Carl met each other about 30 years ago. They started dating and went out for a while then Carl did a silly thing (or a stupid thing if you ask him) and he dumped her. They both moved on, each married someone else, and unfortunately (or fortunately in this case) those ended. Some years passed and they were reunited at a party. Started dating again and Carl knew, Lee knew. He asked her to marry him in April with a stunning ring, she, of course, said YES! 

They were married on a gorgeous day on June 1st with just a couple of witnesses, Jacqueline Hoare Life Celebrant – Alberta Marriage Commissioner – and us! 

 

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Family Newborn

Newborn Baby Peyton

Its a wonderful thing when your friends have babies! I definitely made a very loud, very girly sound when Kristin told me she was pregnant. It’s that part of life that a lot of women look forward to, being a mom. 

Peyton was only a couple of weeks old when I came over to photograph the cuteness <3 She was the best little baby, only cried a few times, didn’t pee on either of us, made us laugh, sigh, and my poor ovaries cried out! 

She already had so much hair that I was surprised she was a brand new baby. You know this little one is going to have beautiful, thick, lucious hair when she grows up, and not to mention she has the cutest little plump lips…

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Engagement Portraits

Avi & Laurie Engagement Session

Avi & Laurie’s Calgary Engagement Session

It’s great to get outside while the sun in shining! Avi and Laurie wanted a laid back and relaxed engagement session here in the city. We have so many beautiful parks and this time we visited Sandy Beach for the first time. There were plenty of family BBQ’s, kids playing, people walking their dogs, and finding a parking spot was HARD! 

It was so relaxed and so many great spots, not to mention all of the pollen coming off of the trees! 

Here is a bit about Laurie & Avi <3 We can’t wait for their wedding coming up so soon! 

 

  • Tell us where and when you first met (from each of your point of views)
    We met through mutual friends. Laurie came back to Calgary from university in Ottawa. I had moved to Calgary 5 years before that. We ended up having the same social circle.
  • Tell us about your first date. Where? When? What did you feel?
    We went to Earls and just enjoyed chatting and getting to know each other.
  • When did you know your fiance was the one? Details please!
    We settled into our relationship very effortlessly. Neither of us had experienced a relationship like this in the past, so this was new & exciting.
  • When did you get engaged?
    Dec 16, 2017
  • Tell us about the proposal (from your own point of view) Details please! (we’re sappy for this stuff)
    We were in Banff as was our custom for the weekend of Hanukkah. On Saturday morning Laurie said we were going to Norquay to go tubing but then drove to a helicopter pad in Canmore. Because it was a blue sky and no wind day, we went close to the mountains and even between some peaks. We landed on a piece of land that bridged the BC-Alberta border for a chance to play in the snow. On the way back down Laurie pulled out a box, opened it, and presented me with a ring. Did he go down on one knee? Nope, he was strapped into a helicopter. Did Laurie say something mushy or even ask me to marry him? Nope, couldn’t hear him, the helicopter is very loud. Yup, just the right amount of romance for us.
  • What do you do together for fun? Watch sports? Drink coffee? Play games? Cook? Movies? Workout? etc…
    We like to ski, go for drives, and just hang out. I know, not that exciting, but it works for us.
  • What is your favourite kind of wine?
    I like wine, I’m not picky which kind. Laurie is more of a beer guy.
  • What are your favourite snack foods?
    Um, all of them!
  • If you were to have a “ME” day, what 3 things would you do for yourself?
    Sleep, eat, watch tv.
  • What’s one thing you think we should know about you that has defined who you are today?
    We are both playful/immature. Meaning we don’t take things too seriously. 🙂
  • What 3 qualities best describe your fiance?
    Funny, helpful, cute
  • What would your fiance say are your best 3 qualities?
    friendly, compassionate, helpful
  • Tell us about your personal style. Are you modern, vintage, romantic, trendy, athletic, etc…
    Simple, easy going.
  • What are you most looking forward to about your wedding day?
    Celebrating with friends & family.

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