CARLY AND JARED ADVENTURES IN THE EDMONTON RIVER VALLEY

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CARLY AND JARED ADVENTURES IN THE EDMONTON RIVER VALLEY

I, Chanel, met Carly 7 years ago, when I got my first job serving at this bar called Outlaws Roadhouse located in Edmonton, Alberta.
It was both our first day on the job, and Carly and I were only ones serving.
Neither of us had prior waitressing experience, but we had each others backs, and pulled it off like pros!
We became good friends ever since that day.
I think it's imperative to note this girl could pull off daisy dukes and cowgirl boots like no other! 
One day, Jared became a customer at Outlaws... and the rest is history.
I remember the classic girls bathroom conversations we had about Jared,
so it was seriously a blast to spend a day capturing their love all of these years later!
We went to the Edmonton River Valley for our session and
Carly even decided to rock some cowgirl boots just like the Roadhouse babe I've always known her to be. 
I truly adore witnessing these amazing women who have blessed me with their friendship find the love they absolutely deserve in life.
I think it's safe to say these two would make anyone's heart melt.

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JORDAN AND CARSON

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JORDAN AND CARSON

We really love meeting mothers, it inspires us so much to witness such nurturing caretakers in their element. Jordan is not only a stunning beauty, but the love she has for son shines through like a bright ray of sunshine. We had a blast being our silliest selves for Carson's six-month session and capturing his many faces, not to mention his gorgeous baby blues! They resembled the oceans of Bora Bora, we were absolutely blown away! Looking at photos of such a cute baby just makes what we do that much more rewarding. Here are some of the precious moments we captured.

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RILEY AND MIKI BFF DATE

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RILEY AND MIKI BFF DATE

 

Riley and Miki go together like peas and carrots.
Both are beautiful, creative souls with laid-back personalities, a strong work ethic and the kind of humor that causes you to laugh until your stomach hurts: they're the best kind of people.
And the best kind of friends. 
Our BFF session started out with coffee poured into the most adorable Buddha mugs and enjoyed out on the balcony which was perfectly accompanied by vinyl records. 
We then headed out and proceeded to browse the classics at this perfect little record store called Used Kids Records
Afterward, we guiltlessly enjoyed some delicious food and bloody marys at the Short North Pint House which is nestled on High Street in Downtown, Columbus.
We honestly love these humans and we absolutely adored spending time capturing their friendship.

best friends forever.

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LOGAN, SAVANNAH AND MASON.

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LOGAN, SAVANNAH AND MASON.

After having such a magical maternity shoot with Savannah, it was a whole new kind of magic to photograph her baby boy. There was so much love felt between the three of them, and being able to capture it was an absolute joy. Could not get over how adorable Mason's little outfit was! The tiniest of shoes on the tiniest of feet! Savannah is just as beautiful a mother as she was a mother-to-be, her and Logan's complete admiration for their son was beautiful to witness.  We left with our hearts so full. Here are some of the highlights of this heartwarming lifestyle session.

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ADVENTURES IN YELLOW SPRINGS

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ADVENTURES IN YELLOW SPRINGS

My very best friend from Alberta, Canada came to visit us recently, so our days were packed with meaningful ventures together, yet our personal favorite was when we went on a Sunday road trip out to Yellow Springs, Ohio. It was our first time there and we absolutely fell in love with the quaint yet eclectic uniqueness of it. After hitting up some awesome nature trails, we explored the town and had a real Ross and Rachel moment at this cute laundromat, made a brief visit to the Yellow Springs Brewery then sat down for a delicious meal at the Sunrise Cafe which offered an array of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, much of their ingredients locally sourced and organic. Our waitress was a gem and the atmosphere was fun, nearly every inch of the cafe was creatively painted. We absolutely adored our micro greens salad with homemade falafel. NOM. We can't wait to go back this summer and explore some more! Here are some captures of our little adventure in Yellow Springs!

She's so stinkin' cute.

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SAVANNAH MATERNITY AT SUNSET

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SAVANNAH MATERNITY AT SUNSET

To say we adored this session is an understatement.
We had many extensive days of gloomy, rainy weather before this photo shoot happened. The morning of the shoot, the sky was covered in a plethora of gray. Yet right before the session, the sky miraculously cleared up, until all that was left was a vast canvas of blue and sunshine. It felt like a sign. Not to mention the fact that this stunning mother-to-be walked around barefoot in Galloway, Ohio for two hours straight, even making her way through thickets and grass fields all the while carrying an incredibly active baby and still managing to look like the goddess she is. This mama was up for anything and we had a blast!

Can we just take a moment to appreciate the confidence this beauty had to not only bare her skin to the cold weather but to the camera as well! When making sure she was comfortable capturing these particular shots in the area that we were in, she reassured us by saying, "It's legal for women to be topless in Columbus!" I love it.

The sunset was gorgeous but she definitely stole the show.

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SARAH AND DAN WINTER COOKOUT

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SARAH AND DAN WINTER COOKOUT

These two incredible human beings tell the modern love story of their generation: a long distance relationship where staying in touch requires the help of technology. Yet if you're around them when they're together, their amazing chemistry is truly felt; a chemistry that truly defies distance. This lifestyle session was so abundant with laughter, precious moments and exceptionally delicious food that Tyler and I were also able to enjoy. We had the privilege of capturing their last evening together before Sarah was leaving Columbus, Ohio and heading back home again to Texas and we absolutely adored witnessing their precious connection.

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EMILY PET DATE AT MOUNT PLEASANT

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EMILY PET DATE AT MOUNT PLEASANT

Had a pet date with a wonderful photographer and friend recently, the view was breathtaking and the company was even better. We went to the edge of the world, better known as Mount Pleasant in Lancaster, Ohio. Although my fingers were frozen, I captured these photos of Emily and her sweet girl, Libby. Mount Pleasant truly lives up to its name.

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SUNSET FRIENDVENTURE IN GALLOWAY

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SUNSET FRIENDVENTURE IN GALLOWAY

Spending an evening alongside amazing humans with the theme of creativity and adventuring is something we absolutely adore. This was in Galloway, Ohio on a Darby Creek Metro Park trail. We worked on a small portrait session for a friend of ours and the spot we shot in was natural light heaven. I brought my film camera along, the Canon AE-1, and the gang brought along their own film and digital cameras. There was no shortage of creative tools! We were blessed with such a stunning sunset to witness, I used the lenses I was born with to take it in with the hope it would stay engrained in my brain forever. This is the result of our captures.

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DREAMY AUTUMN FOREST ELOPEMENT - STYLED SHOOT

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DREAMY AUTUMN FOREST ELOPEMENT - STYLED SHOOT

A wedding filled with laughter, love, forests, nature, flowers and delicious cake is truly a day to remember. The theme surrounds free-spirited love amidst the warm, moody tones of nature in Galloway, Ohio. It showcases a juxtaposition of bare, skeletal trees and a lively girl with flowers in her hair beautifully done by The Beauty Box Columbus, all tied together with sweet simplicity, elegance, vintage elements like the tweed suit, and a few unique touches of style, such as the impeccably handcrafted slave bracelet by Mosmordya, that all serve to create a remarkable overall look for this dreamy forest elopement. Juxtapositions are a working theme within this shoot, as we step away from pairing a classic heel with the wedding dress, and instead it is paired with Doc Martens boots. Not only do they suit the ensemble with a color that matches the changing leaves of the season, but it makes it easier for the bride to explore the vast forest alongside her adventurous partner. Warm autumn colors drape the background scenery, yet with a cool bouquet mixed with lovely pastels that were handpicked and perfectly arranged by Old Slate Farm, the stunning bride truly stands out. Not only do the flowers make an appearance in the hair and bouquet, but also on the charming two-tiered wedding cake, baked and fashioned with care by Columbus Sweets & Treats, and in the embroidered detail on the wedding dress as a true homage to nature and all of its splendor. Celebrating a new love, and vowing to share a life together among the tall and sturdy trees set in a forest that has been standing for many ages; make a wedding a poetically timeless one. One that will live on in the memory of the wooded beings that witnessed the love and promise of forever between two human beings; flourish.

The Talented Team

Hair & Makeup - The Beauty Box Columbus
Bouquet & Flowers - Old Slate Farm
Jewelry - Mosmordya
Wedding Cake - Columbus Sweets & Treats

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TASTY AUTUMN BREWS: RHINEGEIST HUGH

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TASTY AUTUMN BREWS: RHINEGEIST HUGH

Autumn is here, and what better way to celebrate the arrival of this beautiful season than to introduce yourself to a new beverage! Since we live near Columbus, Ohio we are not shy to trying new delicious brews. Rhinegeist is made in Cincinnati, Ohio where they refurbished an old bottling plant and now create some of the best beers we've ever had! With a wide selection of ciders and beer, there's a little something for everyone. This was a new one we tried recently and it's a symphony of delicious flavor just like the others. Tyler snapped some beautiful fall themed shots of his first glass of their brew: Hugh. This isn't sponsored, we just enjoy what they craft so much and it's the perfect time to admire the natural splendor of this season amongst friends and some great beer! 

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MOODY GRUNGE

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MOODY GRUNGE

Sometimes when you get ready for a date night, you end up feeling so fierce that you just have to do a mini session in your front yard. My wardrobe consists of many Nirvana and Kurt Cobain items since I'm a huge fan and I've really been loving the grunge fashion comeback this year. I've had many DIY ideas for some amazing grunge pieces I hope to execute in the near future! I'm pretty sure I've had this choker since I was a teenager, isn't it awesome when old items come back in style? I may be a minimalist in most aspects of my life, but when it comes to clothes, I like to hold on to my favourite pieces as I always have a feeling it may just come back in style eventually. We hit up The Crafty Pint after this and I filled up on delicious craft beers and fish and chips. 

Shirt - Hot Topic
Jeans - H&M
Boots -  Call it Spring

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HAYLEE DOWNTOWN KELOWNA

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HAYLEE DOWNTOWN KELOWNA

We fell in love with the colors of Hotel Zed in downtown Kelowna one beautiful evening. As we moved along the orange and blue walls, we turned a corner only to have stumbled upon a large purple wall that was painted with a giant mural of mountains and wildlife, it was a stunning surprise and a wonderful setting to for this downtown Kelowna portrait session with the gorgeous Haylee. 

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BRUCE FORT EDMONTON PARK

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BRUCE FORT EDMONTON PARK

Before entering the place I've visited every year since I was a child with my father; Fort Edmonton Park, we did a corporate shoot for him at their location. At one point, we were shooting under a tree and all of a sudden he realized there were daddy long legs all over him, they were falling from the tree above where he was standing! Whereas I would've ran around frantically screaming like a 12 year old girl, he simply brushed them off and continued rocking the shoot. You go, Dad! If you're looking to buy or sell in Edmonton, Alberta and the surrounding area, you can check out his website herehe is one of the Top 10 Realtors in his office.

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SAHAR BERKSHIRE COUNTY SUNSETS

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SAHAR BERKSHIRE COUNTY SUNSETS

I took a solo roadtrip out to Pittsfield, Massachusetts to visit this goddess and share in some adventures. I had the opportunity to help her forge for ghost pipe to create tinctures with for her business Luna Faun Botanicals which, despite getting eaten alive by mosquitoes, was quite the enlightening experience. We tread lightly through the forest, keeping our eyes peeled for these magical, translucent plants peeking out from the earth, picking off each stem with intention and gratitude and always making sure to leave at least 10% behind. On my last day there, we dolled ourselves up and set out to chase the sun up a mountain in Berkshire County. These enchanting photos of Sahar are a result of that journey. The view was so breathtaking, I was literally left breathless until the last beam of light disappeared behind the mountains in the distance. I felt very blessed to have witnessed such beauty and to have been able to encapsulate it in these portraits. The last two photos of this session are of Sahar holding St. John's Wort which is an alluring small flower that can be used to treat depression.

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POOL PARTY FUN

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POOL PARTY FUN

Every once and a while, great friends come together and amongst the laughter and smiles, creative souls come out to play. 

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JADE NATURE & RAILROAD ADVENTURE

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JADE NATURE & RAILROAD ADVENTURE

 

We love shooting in Galloway, Ohio because there are many untouched nature spots to explore and shoot beautiful portrait sessions in. Jade is a seasoned thrifter and came across this adorable white romper that was so fun to photograph her in. I love railroads because they remind me of free spirits. Perhaps it's all the old school movies I've watched where nomads travel on them by foot or jump in an empty car and embark on a soul adventure, but there's something timeless about them that connects the past and present together, just as rompers were introduced in the 1900s and are just as timeless.

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ORION AND THE CONSTELLATIONS NOTES COLUMBUS

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ORION AND THE CONSTELLATIONS NOTES COLUMBUS

We had a blast groovin' out to our friends Orion And The Constellations at Notes in Columbus, Ohio. Their presence on stage is magnetic, you can genuinely feel the passion these three have for music and rhythm, playing their instruments with the joy and familiarity one would have with a true and loving companion. We shot and edited a video together to an excerpt of a song off of their upcoming album being released on October 21st, 2016! We captured a few photos of the opening band Zoo Trippin'. The coloured lights, music and overall great vibes made it for a really fun and creative shoot!

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JADE DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS

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JADE DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS

It was a perfect day to explore downtown Columbus, Ohio. We began in Goodale Park, made our way down High Street and ended up at the top of a parkade, overlooking the city. The view was just as incredible as shooting this spirited beauty! It was a joy spending time with Jade, as she is a true advocate for body positivity, self-love and isn't afraid to let go and be silly. It was amusing to watch her run around the parkade with a wand of bubbles and brought to the surface our own childlike sense of wonder as we captured these moments.

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