Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Miss L | AJ Photography | Newborn Photographer

I had the pleasure of doing mom and dads maternity session back in January and was waiting eagerly on this little ones arrival. She couldn't have been any sweeter, just precious and slept right through!
Congrats to you both on your new family!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Renee Maternity | AJ photography | Stony Plain Maternity Photographer

It was so wonderful to be a part of this special moment. Renee and her mom have been apart through almost this whole pregnancy which has been hard on them both. With a quick visit home for a baby shower we were able to squeeze in a maternity session for Renee tho it was truly more for mom. The bond between these to is amazing and I am so happy I could capture this special time for them both.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

S&A Wedding Grand Sirenis Mexico | Stony Plain Destination Photographer

There is nothing more romantic then saying I do on the beaches of Mexico. The white sand and crystal waters of the Mayan make for a beautiful backdrop that reflects a true fairytale. A time when family and friends can gather and celebrate every moment with you. 

January 30th 2014 marked many anniversarys for Shantel and Adam making this day one to remember forever, bringing them together at last as Mr. and Mrs Bauer. This group was so welcoming and nothing short of hilarious they had Matt and I in stitches all the time with their quick one liners and bubbling personalities we just couldn't get enough. They all made our work holiday absolutely amazing and contributed in so many ways to making this Mexico wedding all it could be.

I had met Shantel a couple times and really loved her down to earth and warm personality, she is not afraid to tell you how it is but has such a way of doing it. I had commented on her stunning ring and her response was 6 years worth you betch ya, I couldn't help but laugh. After visiting with both Shantel and Adam I was more then excited and honored to photograph them and tell their story. In the early fall at their engagement session was when I grew great respect for their love. Although a bit unsure in front of the camera once their eyes locked there was something truly magical and all you could do was watch it unfold. 

I am someone who thinks of my clients as more then just clients but more like friends, I like to understand them. So one of my favorite things is when I get a moment to truly interact with each person and see their personalities and the look they get when talking about each other. Shantel is strong, happy, has concern for everyone and keeps everything together but a mention of Adams name and she grins (sometimes good sometimes bad lol) and when Adam looks at her there is a ease that overcomes her with a smile like none other. Adam is so full of life, always watching, a bit of mischief but very thoughtful and would do anything for Shantel his compassion and concern for her knows no bounds.

Together these two compliment each other, pure of heart and down to earth. There love is is truly captivating!

When doing a destination wedding the little personal touches really stand out. Keeping true to who she is, Shantel made sure no one was left out including those only with them in spirit. From the charms and locket hanging from the stem of her flowers to the pictures displayed at the wedding everyone was altogether for this one special day.

Thank you for having me be a part of your amazing day and the journey along the way.