Feature: R Family

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I’ve debated a little on this post… Mostly because it’s my fault. I’ve taken this wonderful family’s pictures before, but with my life being busy…

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…in other words I was preoccupied first with a boyfriend, then a fiance, then with planning a wedding… and if you’ve followed my blog at all (or more likely you gave up on my blog and I lost you along the way haha!) you’ve noticed I haven’t been blogging lately.

So to tell the truth, I have some other photoshoots of this family I haven’t posted yet. Like her adorable baby pictures…(ah those eyes!!)

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And another session of these boys before she was born…

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But in the end I decided for now, to start current… and in the new year I’ll catch up on what I missed before. 🙂

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But back to why I’m here…! We hit a lovely fall day, no rain, no wind…and not too cold for the little ones! I always enjoy the interactions with children, making them laugh and giggle… (and coaxing them to look at the camera! haha!)

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Can’t end without a picture of their lovely parents!

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Come back in the new year, I’ll be posting some more of this awesome family!

Always, Aims

Feature: T-Kids 2014

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Seriously, these kids just get more adorable every year (not that I’m biased! 😉 )

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Can’t get enough of these eyelashes eyes and that closed mouth grin!

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Full of giggles and overflowing with spunkiness (I think I made that word up!) I get a kick out of this kid.

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I could probably do a whole blog post just on her expressions and personality (maybe I will!)

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Brotherly love (Can’t you just see the older-brother-pride in his eyes?)

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That same closed mouth grin just melts my heart.

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Look who’s all grown up?

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I love how they love each other…. the love of a sister is such a special gift!

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Till next time…

Always, Aims

Feature: Wedding – Arienne and Jeff

Last June, I had the honour of photographing Arienne and Jeff’s rustic country wedding.  AimsPhotography_Wedding_Okanagan_Portrait.Photography-6

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Arienne was an absolutely gorgeous bride. She was cool enough to wear cowboy boots and a jean jacket…and to have her horse join in some of the pictures.

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It was a perfectly bright June morning…Arienne and Jeff were so easy.  They’re laid back and relaxed, we had such a great time.

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Their love was so beautiful because it’s real, it’s genuine.

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They were so fun…I just loved how much they loved each other.

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Jeff is a wheat farmer so we couldn’t bypass the opportunity to use the endless rolling wheat fields as a back drop.

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This was only a few weeks before my own wedding, and it was truly a blessing to be at Arienne and Jeff’s. They inspired me to enjoy every part of my own wedding. To take it easy and have fun!

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Arienne and Jeff, it was a privilege to be part of your day.  I wish you only the best in the future!

Always, Aims

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Since Febuary

To sum up my life since February in a few sentences…

I went to Hawaii and fell in love with the ocean, the colours, the sounds, the mysteries.

photoI came home and got engaged a few days later.

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I did some super awesome photo sessions including a beautiful wedding down in the States.

I planned.

I stressed (fact: every bride stresses at some point even if she doesn’t want to).

I learned.

I matured.

I (tried to!) enjoy it!

(As in most similar situations, there were parts of it I loved and parts of it I detested…but that’s typical.)

…and then I got married!

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^photo credit: Daniel Hayduck

Looking forward to catching up on the last seven months…I have some awesome photo sessions to share! Come back soon!

Always, Aims

 

Feature: Amanda

Kelowna_Photography_Amy_Glanz_Portraiture.photos-6So very VERY honoured and excited to feature one of the most beautiful people I know: my sister.

Kelowna_Photography_Amy_Glanz_Portraiture.photos-8We both had Monday off because it was Family Day here in BC.  It was sprinkling snow but not super cold out… so we took advantage of the day and did a little photo shoot.

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(It was graciousness on her part because I wanted to play with my new camera.)

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Kelowna_Photography_Amy_Glanz_Portraiture.photos-3I’ve blogged about her off and on over my time of blogging so feel like I’d be repeating myself if I sat down and started writing too much.  Maybe today, I’ll let pictures speak. My words wouldn’t do justice to who she is to me.  My best “girlfriend” – you know…that one with which you can laugh hysterically, the one whose thoughts you can almost read, who tells you how it is, listens, gives advice….but the best part? She’s also my sister.  😀 Kelowna_Photography_Amy_Glanz_Portraiture.photos-7If you know this gal in real life, you’re the one who’s blessed!

Always, Aims

Sisters: Diane and Loreen

Kelowa_Photography_Portraiture_AimsPhotography.photos-2It was super cold out…and getting late in the day…

Kelowa_Photography_Portraiture_AimsPhotography.photos-3There wasn’t any sunlight out or much daylight left…but, we were running out of time because one of the sisters was moving away and it was the only chance our three schedules fit. So, we went for it!

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Kelowa_Photography_Portraiture_AimsPhotography.photos-5-2It was worth all the cold, and the dark, and the mud, for the laughs and the fun and the pictures! Diane and Loreen were a hoot; but most sisters are. 😉 The inside jokes and how they can make each other laugh with a look or a word…sisters are just like that, and it’s always fun to experience it in real life. 🙂

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Thanks for a great time Diane and Loreen! Love you girls! ❤

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Always, Aims

Mountain Silhouette

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Another iPhone snapshot from our spectacular ski day recently. Mountains are just so..incredible! So blessed to live here in Canada where I can enjoy them every day!

Come back Thursday when I’ll be featuring a recent portrait session here on my blog!

Always, Aims

Look up!

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Last weekend some of us hit the slopes up in Revelstoke, it was worth it for lots of reasons… One of which is that we got a day with some amazing scenery. (A piece of me wished I’d taken one of my “nice” cameras with…and the other piece is glad I didn’t because it’s hard to snowboard with a camera, especially because this season I’m rediscovering the sport of snowboarding).
This was taken on the last run of the day. As we came down the hill we had to board through a patch of fog…which had created this quiet winter wonderland. I was struck by the beauty of the snow clinging to the branches…a stark contrast to the bright sunlight up at the top.
Today is a reminder that there’s different types of beauty everywhere – we just have to stop for a moment to see it.

Always, Aims