Edmonton Family Photographer * Benjamin Family

I don’t photographed families with older children or teenagers very often. It’s fun to not have to make fart noises or silly faces to get uncooperative toddlers to smile. Although, I am so used to doing that I often forget what to do with teenagers. So I probably reverted back to the tried and true fart noises. Ha ha!  My family photo session with the Benjamin family was north of Edmonton at Cardiff Park. I’d never been before and didn’t have an opportunity to scout it out before hand. However it was a beautiful natural area with ponds, walking trails and gorgeous summer light. A perfect family photo session for those who want to trvel a bit north of Edmonton. 

 a family with two teenagers stand together in a sunlit forest for a photo

two teenagers stand together in a sunlit forest for a photo

two teenagers stand together in a sunlit forest for a photo

two teenagers stand together in a sunlit forest for a photo

a family with two teenagers stand together in a sunlit forest for a photo

 a family with two teenagers stand together and laugh in a sunlit forest for a photo

a family with two teenagers stand together and laugh in a sunlit forest for a photo

mom and dad wearing white hug each other with the sun shining behind them

teen brother and sister hug each other while standing on a dirt path in the sunshine

 teen brother and sister hug each other while standing on a dirt path in the sunshine

 a teen age girl with long brown hair poses for a photo in a photo

 a teen age boy with braces poses for a photo in a photo

a family with two teenagers stand together and laugh in a sunlit forest for a photo

Edmonton Baby Photographer * Lillian 6 Months

I’m so looking forward to when the flowers are blooming again in Edmonton! It’s such a short season. The last two years, the crab apple blossoms lasted for less than a week. Luckily the lilac trees hang on a bit longer. For Lillian’s 6 month session we met up in a random dirt parking lot in the Edmonton river valley that had a random, but very large, lilac bush. It was actually fairly chilly with a rare east wind off the North Saskatchewan River, but Lillian gave me some smiles while mom and dad were snuggling her. She was less impressed to be by herself. Or in a basket. She is still a sweetie with those big blue eyes.   And just a refresher, here is her newborn session

a mother and father tickle their 6 month old baby girl in front a lilac tree

with the sunlight behind them a family wearing black and blue pose with their daughter and white poodle dogs

with the sunlight behind them a family wearing black and blue pose with their daughter and white poodle dogs

 with the sunlight behind them a family wearing black and blue pose with their daughter and white poodle dogs

 mom and daughter smile at each other in front of a lilac bush

mom kisses her baby daughter in front of a lilac bush

mom and dad hug their baby daughter in front of a lilac bush

dad kisses his baby daughter in front of a lilac bush

dad holds his six month old baby in the air with the sun shining behind him

mom and dad hug their baby daughter in front of a lilac bush

mom and dad hug their baby daughter in front of a lilac bush

a baby girl with blue eyes is wearing a purple dress and sitting in front of a lilac tree

a baby girl with blue eyes is wearing a purple dress and sitting in front of a lilac tree

 a baby girl with blue eyes is wearing a purple dress and sitting in front of a lilac tree

a baby girl with blue eyes is wearing a purple dress and sitting in front of a lilac tree

 a baby girl with blue eyes is wearing a purple dress and sitting in front of a lilac tree

Edmonton Newborn Photographer * Anastasia

Brace yourselves — this is a big post! I loved this session. I loved photographing 8 day old Anastasia. She is one of the most beautiful newborns I have met, with those lips and her dark wavy hair. Love her!   It was so fun to photograph her family again. I last saw them when mom was pregnant and we had a sunny maternity session at the Muttart Conservatory.  Little Leo was such a good little 2 year old and posed and listened so well. The photos of him hugging the yellow bucket with Anastasia inside, remain my favorite sibling photos I have ever taken. The yellow bucket was special because Leo also posed in it during his newborn session. However, I didn’t know if Ana would fit as she was a lot chubbier than Leo. But she did and she looked so sweet. 

a chubby newborn baby girl with dark curly hair sleeps culred up in a grey flokati rug

 a chubby newborn baby girl with dark curly hair sleeps culred up in a grey flokati rug

 a chubby newborn baby girl with dark curly hair sleeps culred up in a grey flokati rug

 a chubby newborn baby girl with dark curly hair sleeps culred up in a grey flokati rug

a pudgy baby girl who is only 8 days old is asleep on a cream blanket and wearing a pruple knit bonnet with a purple flower clip

 a pudgy baby girl who is only 8 days old is asleep on a cream blanket and wearing a pruple knit bonnet with a purple flower clip

a pudgy newborn baby girl who is only 8 days old is asleep on a cream blanket

 a pudgy newborn baby girl who is only 8 days old is asleep on a cream blanket

a pudgy newborn baby girl who is only 8 days old is asleep on a cream blanket wrapped in an eggplant coloured scarf

a pudgy newborn baby girl who is only 8 days old is asleep on a cream blanket wrapped in an eggplant coloured scarf

 newborn baby sleeping in a yellow wooden water bucket with a dainty pink head band in her dark hair

 newborn baby sleeping in a yellow wooden water bucket with a dainty pink head band in her dark hair

newborn baby sleeping in a yellow wooden water bucket with a dainty pink head band in her dark hair and her big brother sits next to her

newborn baby sleeping in a yellow wooden water bucket with a purple flower head band in her dark hair

newborn baby sleeping in a yellow wooden water bucket with a dainty pink head band in her dark hair

 a new family of four poses on a cream backdrop with their large black dog

a cute little toddler wearing a blue shirt and patterned shorts looks sheepishly at the camera

mom and dad hold their toddler son and new baby girl for a family photo on a bone coloured paper backdrop

 mom and dad hold their toddler son and new baby girl for a family photo on a bone coloured paper backdrop

mom and dad hold their toddler son and new baby girl for a family photo on a bone coloured paper backdrop

 mom and dad hold their toddler son and new baby girl for a family photo on a bone coloured paper backdrop

mom and dad hold their toddler son and new baby girl for a family photo on a bone coloured paper backdrop

mom and dad hold their toddler son and new baby girl for a family photo on a bone coloured paper backdrop