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i headed out to sylvan lake this week to do an engagement session for my sister-in-law danielle and her fiance jay. i had a blast shooting them in their neighbours hay field and all over danielle and jay’s acreage… jay pretended not to know that getting pictures taken is FUN, and that sitting on freshly cut hay, stepping on cacti, and getting eaten alive by mosquitoes come with the territory when shooting on a farm, but danielle and i did what we could to convince him that he was really having a great time. haha.

hope the two of you enjoy the teasers, and mark and i are crossing our fingers that we will be out to your place again before the summer ends… we need to get out on the lake!!


be prepared to see more of my beautiful big sis on the blog pretty soon, as she and jay are going to be needing pictures of another big life event within the next few months…

  • August 6, 2007 - 11:20 am

    monica true - I really like your pics a lot.. you do a great work! all the best!

  • August 7, 2007 - 7:25 am

    Elizabeth - Oh these are awesome.. I love the kiss in the road, and the one with the cows in the background too.. fantastic work all of them

  • August 7, 2007 - 1:36 pm

    Janelle - Andrea, I have been following your stuff on Flickr and just LOVE your style. I just added your blog to my bookmarks. You are an inspiration. Thanks!

  • August 7, 2007 - 7:24 pm

    gwyneth - hey hanki…you nailed it. they’re lucky to have you!

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i spent some time with t and s and their little ones earlier this week. had a blast playing in the backyard for a couple of hours with five year old w — who is starting kindergarten in the fall — and her little brother f — who turns one today!

thanks for having me over, i had so much fun hanging out with you guys. hope you enjoyed the cupcakes!


happy birthday little man!

  • August 5, 2007 - 7:11 am

    Elizabeth - Great work.. she is adorable, but so are the other kids..

  • August 6, 2007 - 7:02 am

    Danielle - Love all of these! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you are getting more kids… you are amazing with them! I love the family shot at the end.

  • August 9, 2007 - 7:39 pm

    Tammy - I love these shots and all of your work – looking forward to seeing more – kids, weddings…everything. ๐Ÿ™‚

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shooting weddings like sara and jordan’s reminds me just how lucky i am to be working in this industry. i just love having the privilege of sharing with my clients such a special time in their lives.

from start to finish, sara and jordan’s wedding day was absolutely fantastic. from the moment we arrived at the hair salon in the morning to capture sara, her bridesmaids and her mom getting all dolled up, until we packed up our bags at the end of the rockin’ party, i felt as if i was spending time with a bunch of old friends. the day was so FUN! everybody was so welcoming, and the love shared by sara and jordan, as well as that shared within and between their families and friends was just amazing. hope you guys enjoy the teasers, and to quote melissa… "to love, laughter, and happily ever after". congratulations!

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have a great time in atlanta guys, and thanks so much for the awesome day!

  • July 31, 2007 - 12:37 pm

    Elizabeth - Ok I am adding you to my blog list.. I love it… and these wedding pics rock girl.. Love the portrait of the bride with the veil.. gorgeous

  • July 31, 2007 - 1:13 pm

    Rachel Absher - Girlfriend, you ROCK!! Wish you lived closer so we could shoot together. Love your style!
    Rachel Absher

  • July 31, 2007 - 1:21 pm

    j. cliss - Some of the best wedding photography I have ever seen. Anyone who gets you too shoot their big day has no idea how lucky they are. I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future!

  • July 31, 2007 - 2:07 pm

    serenagrace - oh man….i love the bridal party picture!

  • July 31, 2007 - 2:28 pm

    Danielle - WOW!! I love everything I’ve seen… Darn you for living in CANADA!! AH! Next time you come down south, PLEASE let me know! I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything you do… Your couples are SO lucky to have you!

  • July 31, 2007 - 2:43 pm

    Amy Barrow - These are so amazing!! I’m soo excited to have you shoot my wedding!!!

  • July 31, 2007 - 4:41 pm

    Anna - Awesome pictures Andrea!
    Love both the colour, B&W and textured ones as well. Your photography is growing by leaps and bounds and I’m sure you’ve made this gorgeous couple absolutely happy with their wedding pictures ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for sharing your work with us. Cheers!

  • July 31, 2007 - 6:48 pm

    Beth Cupitt - i adore this wedding! i love the bride in curlers. so fun. and i LOVE the grainy kiss on the cheek. if it was me i would blow that up huge and stick it on the mantle. it’s awesome. you are doing an amazing job, and i look forward to your shoots and weddings every day!

  • July 31, 2007 - 7:18 pm

    Amy - Wow! You are amazing!! I’m just loving it all! Thanks for being such an inspiration!

  • August 1, 2007 - 9:21 am

    leah - so this gal called andrea comes into my measley lil blog and makes wonderful comments so i must go check her out. and it’s you!!
    man o man…your work is out of control fabulous and so so awe inspiring. what a fantastic shoot this is. they must be on cloud nine. and yes, that grainy kiss is my fave!!

  • August 1, 2007 - 10:26 am

    Grace - found you through flickr explore … these are exquisite.

  • August 1, 2007 - 10:28 am

    Grace - these are exquisite.

  • August 2, 2007 - 12:31 am

    Sarah Maren Whitehead - You NEED to come down to Cali and hang out with me and Bija. This wedding looks WAY too fun, and I am so “borrowing” that group shot! You’re amazing girl!

  • August 2, 2007 - 4:41 pm

    Deanna - yeah you rock! your gonna be the next BIG Alberta girl!

  • August 7, 2007 - 10:40 am

    heleen / toddlertoes - these photos are truly wonderful, so original and fresh and wellexecuted. Fantastic work!!

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i always just love ‘the little things’ at all of the weddings i shoot. from rings and dresses, to flowers and cakes, the little details often reflect the individuality of the different couples i meet, and always help to make each day unique.

here are a few of my favourites from jenn and carl’s wedding last weekend.


i’ll be shooting sara and jordan’s wedding tomorrow, so watch for some teasers from their wedding early next week!!

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when i met jenn for the first time last week, i just knew that shooting her wedding was going to be fantastic. not only is jenn gorgeous, but even more so than that, she is just so laidback and easy to get a long with. jenn and carl’s expections and my style just seemed to jive so well and i knew i was going to be able to just let my imagination run wild and they would go with it — definitely a photographer’s dream ๐Ÿ™‚

as it turns out, i was right. the day went so smoothly, jenn and carl, their bridal party and families were just wonderful, and our photosession on jasper ave was awesome! so, enough of my chit chat, onto the pictures!

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congratulations again j&c, and thanks for sharing your day with us!

  • July 27, 2007 - 10:53 pm

    rachel; - hey hanki — your textures, your colors, your layout. so fresh. let’s give a workshop next year.

  • July 31, 2007 - 12:41 pm

    Elizabeth - More gorgeous bridals

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