Fall Photoshoot with the expanding Clark-Brown Family
Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth. Menachem Begin
It's always a treat when you get the chance to photograph people you know and love. To capture someones essence and freeze that moment in time always feels like a privilege to me. Katy and I met when our boys were tiny in a mommy-baby yoga class at The Breathing Room. In those early days we were both feeling a bit isolated at home with little babies and enjoyed our weekly gluten free lunches and coffee at T's Bakery Cafe located in the studio.
Since then she has become one of my most cherished friends. Katy is one of those beautiful souls—insightful, intelligent, authentic, gentle and kind—she embodies everything I look for in other humans. I could not feel more grateful to call her my friend.
Paul is from the UK and we thought this little retaining wall was very British looking. He is one of the most adoring and attentive father's I have ever met and I love that you can see the special bond he has with his son in these images.
The snow fell early this fall in Red Deer and has kept returning ever time we think we might be getting a warm week. This weekend was lovely and I did grab some shots of the classic fall colours, but this shoot was done on the Thanksgiving holiday Monday and we had yet another dusting of the white stuff. Even still, we got some neat shots with the whisper of golden warmth blanketed under the snow.
The weather has certainly not be on our side for the typical golden autumn colours we look forward to this time of year. We had attempted to get this session in several times so I was quite relived when we managed to squeeze a family/maternity session in this weekend, before the new baby arrived. Katy is due Oct 16th so we cut it pretty close!
This session was done incredibly quickly because of the chilly temperatures. We actually took them right outside my apartment so that we could just run out and run back in, I was fairly impressed with how picturesque my little Red Deer street-side looks. We got all these family photos in under 20-minutes. We tried to get a range of backgrounds without doing a lot of walking so that little Ollie didn't get too cold. Normally I might try to get more of a range of positions and poses but this shoot was just about getting the shots and getting warm and sometimes that's okay!
Michelle J. Falk
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