Damian & Nancy – Barrhead Engagement

These two hold a very, very special place in my heart. Damian is my younger brother and Nancy his amazing Fiancee who I have had the pleasure of getting to know over the past year. Tonight we had the rehearsal as I am in the wedding, and as a pregnant emotional sister I am, I was a blubbering mess.. Tomorrow is a very happy and emotional day! I am so excited to have a new sister, and for my brother to marry the love of his life. Nancy and Damian had their engagement session on an extremely frozen winter day but the sun peaked out at the end. A lot of snuggles had to be done to keep warm but I love the connection they have. -Enjoy the photos! 2017-08-18_00012017-08-18_00022017-08-18_00032017-08-18_00042017-08-18_00052017-08-18_00062017-08-18_00082017-08-18_00092017-08-18_00102017-08-18_00112017-08-18_00122017-08-18_00132017-08-18_00072017-08-18_0014

Jos & Mackenzie – Engagement – Barrhead

So you may remember this surprise proposal from last year! Jos contacted me before the session with his plans! I think we both played it pretty cool and Mackenzie had no idea. So with these two, technically I photographed 2 engagement sessions. The proposal took place on Jos’s parent’s farm. Keep scrolling to see their part 2 engagement session.

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So we had to reschedule a couple of times due to not so nice weather, and so on. Finally we got together and created some very amazing engagement photos. We headed to Fort Assiniboine, a favorite place that couples like, there is quite the variety to shoot there. These two are so in love, and have been with each other for many years. So honored they chose me to photograph their engagement and wedding ! Today is the wedding, the weather is not looking that cooperative, but we will make the best of it and create stunning portraits.

 

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Parker & Jillian – Barrhead Wedding

This wedding was a little while ago, well when I say that it means it was actually February of 2016… so I am a little behind on blogging, but that’s okay because you still get to see this gorgeous wedding !
Jillian and Parker were so fun to work with, the consult I knew they would be up for anything! We photographed their engagement session on a cold winter day out on the farm, cows, fences, climbing bales, I am serious when I said they were up for anything. The wedding was also that! A cold winter day, with their loved ones. Girls Getting ready in Jillian’s parents home, and guys at Parker’s grandparents. ( I may have gotten stuck in the farm yard with my vehicle, and the the the brides dad hopped right into his tractor and pulled me out! -don’t have any photos sorry) The ceremony followed with the adorable church on the hill, and onto many different spots for formals. The reception was beautifully winterized with sparkles and snowflakes. During the reception I snuck them outside for a few photos. They are surrounded by so much love from family and friends and I am so honored to have captured their special day. Enjoy! Thanks to my 2nd Jess Leigh !

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David & Kimberly – Engagement Session

When I first met these two at my studio, I was so flattered they chose me to be their wedding photographer. I was excited to be working with them! They are super cute, funny, and adventurous. We photographed their engagement session in the freezing cold… I cannot remember how cold it was, but I could not feel my fingers after. We traveled around Fort Assiniboine to various locations; seems to be a favorite for my clients as there is such a variety in such a small place! Since it was so cold David & Kimberly had to snuggle a lot more to keep warm. I LOVED how their engagement session turned out, we had a gorgeous sunset to finish off the evening. I am so excited for their wedding on Saturday! It will be a fun-filled day capturing these two and their love story.
Here is a few images from David and Kimberly’s engagement session.

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ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR A PHOTOGRAPHER?

Hello, my name is Kim, I am a fun and experienced Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Barrhead Alberta. I have a small studio located right in town.
I do travel so do not let that limit you! Weddings and sessions have brought me near and far. Iceland, Mexico, Ontario to name a few. My passport is up to date and I am ready to adventure.

I photograph many types of photography; Weddings & Events, Newborns (in & out of studio), Engagement, Families, Maternity, Children, Baby Milestones and Everyday Life!

Wedding Packages begin at only $2400 plus gst, Family Portrait sessions begin at $250 plus gst and Studio Newborn begins at $375 plus gst.  

If you are loving my work, and would love to chat, please contact me! I would love to capture some amazing memories for you.
-Kim
Vanleeuwenphotography.com 

My Children. My main reason I was interested in Photography. Barrhead Photographer

July 2012… that is when I purchased my first ever DSLR, it was a few weeks after my 2nd was born, my little guy Zayden. A family member came to the hospital with their cool fancy camera and I LOVED how the photos looked when using it… Now I want to be clear, the camera can assist to take great photos, but many other factors come into play to take an all around great photo.. Light, composition, white balance, focus and mostly emotion. When I got my camera I remember reading so many articles, books and tips, and like to think I started in the right direction. My first subjects were my kids, and I was so excited to take them out and do their photos. Fast forward that to 5 years later, with a bunch more knowledge behind me and older kids, I am still so excited to photography them, especially when they ASK me to! YES, we go do it! These are a few images I took of them last night, God has truly blessed me with these little beautiful children. I am so thrilled I can capture images of them. I already placed a print order too and cannot wait to get some new photos on my walls! These are some spots we found around town last night.

In the future I hope to host a “mini camera” course where we play with settings on our camera, and some knowledge of taking better photos of your loved ones!

Do you want some beautiful images of your kids?

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Country Engagement Session – Barrhead – Westlock – Troy & Christine

I drove out to Troy & Christine’s home in the country, after totally “not” getting lost 😛 … We had a great time with some gorgeous sunshine! Troy adores Christine, and it is no lie that is also mutual on her part. Their yard was full of endless possibilities for photos! Here are a few of my favourites! Today these two join in marriage, and their families also join to become one! So excited to see how stunning you will look Christine! Although we didn’t plan for snow, I think it will make things just even more awesome!
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Engagement Photographer – Aubrie&Adam – Barrhead/Westlock Photographer

I met these two a couple years ago, I photographed the grooms sister’s wedding. When Aubrie contacted me about her wedding I was quite excited! She is such a sweetheart, with a fun personality! I joined them on their acreage for their engagement session, so many awesome spots around the yard! So excited for your wedding tomorrow!
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Engagement Photographer – Travis & Julie

Travis and Julie were super fun to photograph for their engagement session! They were up for anything! We photographed part of their engagement session in the Devonion Gardens. We then proceeded downtown for a more urban approach. Oh and btw their wedding is tomorrow 🙂 Super excited for that! Enjoy these images! And keep watch for their wedding sneak peeks!
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Iceland Engagement Photographer – Ragnheiður & Gísli

Back in May a good photographer friend Leigh Jess and I were fortunate to travel to Iceland for a workshop we really wanted to attend (I will blog about it one day!) I really, really. really wanted to photograph a couple while we were there! So with a little searching and some help from our host we found this amazing pair! We had not met or talked until the day of the session! It was all arranged through someone we had not even met yet either!
We contacted them and they came to pick us up to drive to the locations, (yes some may think we are crazy to hop into a vehicle in a different country with two strangers, but what ensued next was the reason why!) They showed us some of their favorite locations (we adventured for about 4 hours), we did a bit of off roading, and they were so excited to show us a part of their beautiful country! We all clicked right away! We laughed, we adventured chasing the sunset and best of all we all built some new friendships! The next day we had another adventure to Skogafoss, with only minutes to capture these two before the light was all gone. These two were barely told to do anything for their sessions, their natural chemistry made it that more raw and real. The way Gísli wraps his arms around Ragnheiður, you know they are made for one another. They have this deep connection. This real connection. Love.
Thank you for new friendships, and making us feel welcome in your beautiful country! We cannot wait to come back! Hopefully one day you can journey to Canada so we can bring you both on adventures!
Here are a few of my favorite images of these two in the beautiful country of Iceland < 3
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