These are some photos I stumbled from 2015 - from one of my favorite family photo sessions ever - it made me smile and gave me those happy sunshine summer feels, so I thought I'd share it with you all! Little Ava probably looks like a completely different person now, but I guarantee you she's still a character! xoxo
edmonton family photography
I first met Deborah and Terry at their daughter Katrina's gorgeous wedding, and a few months later, we met again to do a special session!
These two sweethearts didn't have a professional wedding photographer at their wedding 30 years ago, so they commemorated their anniversary with some photos. And via this session, they graciously supported a fundraiser I was doing for the Edmonton Mennonite Newcomer's Center, supporting a special Syrian refugee family's journey to Canada.
The park we visited is right beside their home, and they spend a lot of time walking and exploring these trails. Deborah told me stories about how their kids grew up adventuring in these woods. I really love doing sessions in spots that are near and dear to people's hearts!
How cute can it possibly get, seriously?!?!
Eva and Alice are two sweet and adorable kids - their mom and dad are pretty dang awesome too!
The Parrotts were one of several families that supported my fundraiser to sponsor a refugee family from Syria. That Syrian family now lives here in Edmonton and they're happy, healthy, and thriving in their new home - I met them for a meal a few months ago, got spoiled with some amazing cooking and great hugs, and I'm so thrilled they're here. They are so excited to be new Canadians.
Thanks to the Parrott family and the other great families who came to one of my fundraiser photo sessions. With your help, we donated over $4500 to a family in need!
We all have an incredible degree of freedom and privilege by virtue of living where we do - hundreds of thousands of displaced peoples in Europe aren't so lucky. Just knowing there are so many Edmontonians who want to give and help those in less fortunate circumstances warms my heart!
Here are Raj and Sonia's maternity photos, followed a month or so later by some newborn photos!
Ayaan is seriously the luckiest little guy around - his parents rule! Congrats Raj and Sonia, on your super cute little dude!
This is, in fact, the world's cutest dog, and not a muppet.
Congrats to this great little family!