Friday, September 12, 2014

Silver Valley Ranch and the Paynes


When I hear people say that the prairies are so flat and boring, I think to myself "you haven't seen my prairies then". Alberta is blessed with the most amazing skies, rolling hills, lush grasses, copses of trees and all of them come together at Silver Valley Ranch.  When a dear friend asked me to come up north a bit to take pictures with their grand daughter, I didn't know what to expect.  But I could never have anticipated the vistas that greeted me.  A typical one hour session stretched into far more as we explored all the ranch had to offer.  And I came away with a profound connection to the nature I had enjoyed with them.
Angie and Romeo are the facilitators of Equine Enrichment - equine facilitated coaching. I highly encourage you to visit her site and if you are lucky, enter their world.
Here are just a few of the absolutely amazing shots that came out of that day. Enjoy!
 
 
 xo
Jen

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cheryl Kroeker

Cheryl and I played with some new headshots for her, and as always, she is just such a pro!  I love how her new shots came out and hope they help bring a ton of new energy and direction to the roles she gets! We were trying for some specific direction and range with them - mission accomplished. Break a leg Cheryl!
 
 
 
 
 
 
:) 
Jen

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wet Noses Agility


Well I have a TON of catching up to do on the blog here, so expect to see a flurry of images over the next while.  It was a super exciting summer, and one of the highlights was shooting my first Agility event at Wet Noses in July.  They put on a phenomenal event....and really - is there any better work than sitting in the sun photographing dogs as they run obstacle courses?  Pure joy for all of us! Here are just a few of the awesome shots from that day - there were so many!
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Mmmmm Dog Love!!!
:)
Jen









Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Kelly Nitchie

Kelly was super easy to work with.  We had a great afternoon a few weeks ago deciding on how he wanted to present himself with his new headshots.  And even more fun was the shoot itself! We got some great shots, and here are our faves.  Break a leg out there Kelly!
 
 

Monday, July 14, 2014

UIRC Hunt Tests at Black Creek B.C.

Ok - there are times when I can't believe that this is my job.  I have been shooting for 16 years and it still blindsides me sometimes how very fortunate I am to do what I do.  I was invited by the Upper Island Retriever Club to be their exclusive photographer at their inaugural Hunt Test event in Black Creek B.C.. What an incredible time I had.  The scenery was beyond breath taking, the people were kind and generous, but the absolute delight of my 5 days up there were the incredible dogs and their handlers. I was so blown away by these incredible dogs and how beautiful and capable they were.  The level of training it takes to get dogs to perform and achieve at this level is mind blowing.  Is it bad that I find myself using some hand signs on my daughter?  Maybe I can get her to tidy up more with the right hand commands!
I shot for 4 days though rain and blistering heat and came away absolutely exhausted, but exhilarated. After shooting thousands of images, they are finally online for viewing.  But here are a few of my favourites from the Masters stake on the first day. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you so much to Kathy and Barb, Maureen and Lyall and everyone else who made it possible to be there.  It will go down in my books as one of the cooler shoots that I have done!
xo
Jen

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Isabel Carter

I love working with the talented young people that go through the Company of Rogues classes. They have a focus that is rare, and are just so much fun to shoot! Isabel was no exception and I love the final shots that we got! Thanks so much for a fun shoot - and break a leg out there!
 
xo
Jen

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Lauren

We connect to each other in so many different ways. Through our voices, our words and our images, we forge bridges to one another. I am always so touched when I am asked to help the connection through images.  This session with Lauren was a birthday present for her fiancee and we had a blast shooting it. Here are a few of our fave images!
 
 
 
 
 
 
xo
Jen

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Cole Vandale


Cole has a fabulous burgeoning career, and I was pleased to be chosen to do his new headshots. We laughed - a lot and these are the shots that came out of it! Look for Cole on Hell on Wheels as well as other projects.
 
 
 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Jessie on AARCS

I saw a sneak peek of Jessie before I met her, and fell in love with her markings! She is puppy through and through and I loved all her puppy kisses and nibbles. Her profile is on AARCS, but here is a preview.  Please help her find her amazing Fur-Ever home!

Hello! My name is Jessie and I am an 8 week old bull terrier X. My mom was rescued right before I was born. Me and all my litter mates got to spend the first 8 weeks together with mom in a very loving home. Now that we are older we are ready to find a family to call our own.

I love to cuddle! I hope you don’t mind because I plan on being a lap dog forever! This has been very easy so far considering how cute I am. I mean really, look at this little wrinkly face, how can you resist me. 

My foster parents say I am a great little pup. I haven’t had an accident in the house yet…although they do put me outside every hour…I don’t ever have a second to even try and pee on their carpet. They even wake me up in the middle of the night to take me outside, come on now…let a girl sleep! I do have a ton of energy around 6:00AM so I hope you are ready to start your day. My foster mom has been taking me to work every day and I sure love meeting everyone and all their dogs. When they do leave me at home they put me in this contraption called a crate…I cry for a little while but eventually just fall asleep!
I really can’t wait to meet my furever family so hurry up and apply to adopt me.
See you soon, 
Jessie
 
 
 
 
 
 xo
Jen