Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Kara's boudoir photography session in Edmonton!

My friend Kara was in town for the holidays and we had a chance to play around with my new Canon 5D Mk II!! Naturally, we chose to do some boudoir. My bedroom never looked so good, and the bathroom, being newly reno'ed (and looking awesome) worked out to be a great spot for a few shots. I am in looooove with all of the bathtub shots, they are even more fantastic than I first pictured them to be.

Look for more boudoir in the future... and check out La Coquette - Boudoir by ENV Photography!

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Monday, December 29, 2008

Woodvale Facility and Golf Course in Edmonton - reception photos

Just a few photos of the Woodvale Golf Course from Natalie and Jon's wedding from Oct 25, 2008. It was a great reception venue and the food was tasty!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Blake and Patricia welcome their young Jedi, Anakin!

So, you may or may not know, but I am terrified of babies, newborns especially because I am afraid that I will hurt them because they are so little. I was afraid to hold my niece for a few weeks when she was born. It took me months to really get comfortable. Now, of course, it's not problem, but that's because she has passed the teeny tiny baby stage.

Patricia just recently gave birth to teeny tiny little Anakin (not long after we did her smokin' hot Belly Boudoir photos (no, I won't be sharing those!)) and despite being frightened, I joined Patricia and Blake at home with Anakin to do a little photo shoot. I believe Anakin was 10 days old in these photos! So little, but very co-operative, so maybe babies aren't that scary... He's awfully cute though! Here's just a few from the session and a big congratulations!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Announcing La Coquette - Boudoir by ENV Photography

La Coquette - Boudoir by ENV PhotographyI've discovered a new love - it is boudoir!

In an attempt to keep it a little separate from ENV Photography, i've launched a new site La Coquette - Boudoir by ENV Photography!

I'm so excited and I am hoping to announce details for a boudoir marathon in Edmonton for the New Year!

Can we say awesome Valentine's Day present? I think so!! How about a great present for your Wedding night?
E-mail for details!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

for you lucky people in Vancouver...

So, for those of you who are lucky enough to live in Vancouver, and still have some Christmas shopping to do, you should check out my friend's Kara's awesome store, Queen Bee Luxuries at 76 Kingsway. Lots of unique items and an awesome collection of rubber ducks!

If all goes well, I will be joining Kara at her booth at the Indie I Do in Vancouver on January 17th. It's an indie wedding show! How cool!

While I'm in Vancouver, I'm looking for a daring lady to do a Trash the Dress session... e-mail me if you are interested!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Want a *FREE* wedding planner???

Hey all! So, my good friend Juli is finally diving into the world of wedding and event planning and she would like to take on 5 couples to assist in planning their weddings for free so she can build her portfolio! What a deal!

You may recognize Juli from last April's TTD session at Galaxyland - Awesome trash the dress session at West Ed and Downtown Edmonton

Juli has a great eye for detail and she is remarkably organized! She has recently helped me redesign my pricing materials and she will be joining me in the ENV Photography booth at Bridal Fantasy in January. She is oh-so-enticing, but you have to talk to me first, cause it's my booth! ;)
Her website is in the works, but you can visit it here at and tell her I sent you!

**** UPDATE**** wow, she's all booked up and is now only accepting paid work!

Attack of the killer stomach flu!

Hi All! Just an update for those of you who have called or e-mailed, I have been dying with the stomach flu since the weekend and haven't been able to return calls or e-mails. I'm now just being able to get near a computer for a little while so will be returning mail slowly and will be calling everyone back as soon as possible! This is one event I WON'T be posting pictures of...

but why don't you take a look at my wedding photography site anyway??

Friday, November 7, 2008

Edmonton's Windiest Wedding Ever with Natalie and Jon!

Saturday, October 25, 2008 arrived with wonderful blue skies, temperature just about to hit the low teens, and winds at 90 km/h! Not quite what we had planned for but that crazy wind couldn't ruin Natalie and Jon's beautiful day!

Take a peek at the slideshow here: Edmonton's windiest wedding!

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The never ending reno story...

It's been so long, about 6 weeks, since I've been able to have a bath in my home. It's an old house, WWI era, so only one bathroom. Over a year since we first signed a contract to have it gutted and re-done, and consequently having the contractor go under and take thousands of dollars of our money, we are now getting to reno the bathroom ourselves. I am not very handy. I have a great eye for design, but I have lacklustre carpentry skills. My husband, however, we have discovered, is really quite good at this when he has some help and is given direction. We are getting close to the end. No more staying in hotels while we have no toilet, no more brushing our teeth in the kitchen sink, no more travelling to my sister's place on a regular basis to get showers... I am so excited. How we managed to use that awful bathroom for three years is a mystery to me! Damn hippie undersea adventure with scary animals painted on the wall that watch you when you pee... gone! Awful 1970's yellow tub... GONE! It's almost time for the unveiling... and then I can go have a bath and wander around my house wearing a towel for as long as I want because I can! No more getting dressed right after a shower because we aren't at home! It's so close!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Sugar and Spice boudoir marathon at Matrix Hotel

Here's another great Facebook-based event! ENV Photography is having a boudoir marathon at the Matrix Hotel in Edmonton on October 17 and 18th. See more details here:

If you aren't on facebook, here's the details:

At the Matrix Hotel in downtown Edmonton, ENV Photography is offering a super fun boudoir marathon!

Each session is 1.5 hours with up to three outfit changes. You will receive a 20 page 5x7 Finao Elements album with your choice of leather, silk, or vegan leather cover displaying your 20 best images. You will also receive a cd with your edited files!

The cost is $500 for the session, photo book and hi-res digital files.I'm also looking into having a make-up artist and hairstylist on site for touch ups! More details to be announced!

e-mail to book your session!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Playing with water at the Devonian Gardens

Last weekend, as a break from photographing people, I ventured off with a few friends to the Devonian Botanical Gardens in, you guessed it, Devon, AB. I had some fun photographing flowers and rocks (yes, the former aspiring geologist in me is still fascinated with rocks), but I was really enjoying the small brook and mini waterflls in the garden. Here's a few of my favourites from the day:

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Tracy and Ryan's early autumn wedding photos in Westlock!

On Saturday, Sept 20, 2008, I ventured off to Westlock with my sister, Tricka, (Trisha to the rest of the world) as my trusty sidekick to photograph Tracy and Ryan's beautiful wedding. The ceremony was beautiful and we got to have the run of Tracy's family's acreage to do all of the fun photos. While I stole Tracy and Ryan away for a couples shoot, Tricka had a blast with the rest of the wedding party! As always, here's a few until the slideshow is ready...

See the rest here: Beautiful Westlock, Alberta wedding!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Round one of Finao samples - wow! Best wedding photography albums ever!

Today I finally got the chance to get to the post office to pick up my first shipment from Finao. I though the albums looked nice when I saw them online, but ohmygod, are they ever amazing in the flesh (leather, of course)! This is a sample of the album that is included in Emerald, Malachite and Peridot packages, and there are a gazillion options for colours, fabrics, etc.

Just look at how it is when it's all wrapped up!

The spine is nice, but there are a few bumps due to the nature of the binding, but I actually like the look. This is a 12x12 2-tone leather album in Idol Eyes and Aquadisiac. The leather feels fabulous and the colours are so pretty!

It's a flush mount album and I chose to cut the pages. Just look at how straight the pages line up and the binding looks great!

And look at the finish on the corner - perfect!

The cover of the book itself is fabulous, but I'm amazed by how beautiful my images look on the pages. The pages have a soft sheen and a smooth texture that I can't resist touching - and no fingerprints so far! I'm trying to show the surface texture, but it's showing the soft sheen more than anything. So no worries about passing the book around and letting everyone see! And look at how thick and sturdy the pages are!

In addition to the Finao ONE album, I also got a few Finao Elements samples, but we'll talk more about those later.

I'm also totally excited about the metal tins of swatch samples, so you can put your options side by side to create the perfect look! There's also cut out options for pictures on the cover, metal and glass covers, and so much more!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Frankie and Garth's engagement photography session on the very edge of Edmonton

On Saturday, August 30, 2008, I met Frankie and Garth in the early evening to do their e-session on a friend's acreage. I'm also super excited for their wedding next May... May is looking to be a fun-filled and action packed month!

It was a great spot with wide open spaces and some sweet vintage cars. Luckily we didn't get mowed down by the wild kids on ATVs, and we did make friends with an adorable kitty that followed us everywhere, successfully making it into quite a few shots... Frankie also has a ring that I adore...

Checkout the slideshow here: Way West Engagement photography session

Sandra and Evan's engagement photography session in Stony Plain

Ack! I've been falling behind in my blogging! I met with Sandra and Evan on August 16, 2008 to do their engagement session - they are getting married next May and I am so super excited for their wedding! I know they were a little sceptical about the whole thing, but it turned out so well!

They were a blast to shoot, and I think they ended up having some fun and realized that having someone chase you around with a big camera can be kinda fun! I should mention that Sandra has the most gorgeous ring ever...

See the photos here: Stony Plain engagement photography session

Friday, September 12, 2008

Melanie's awesome Trash the Dress photography session in Churchill Square - Edmonton

On a very hot August 15, 2008, I met up with Melanie and her husband Trevor and had an awesome Trash the Dress session. We hung out by my favourite warehouse, worked our way around 104 St and finally cooled off in the wading pool at Churchill Square. Melanie looked stunning and attracted quite a bit of attention, especially from the small army of children in the pool as well. We were finally able to fight off the swarms of kids and took beautiful pictures! Check out the slideshow at:

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