Pop Up Photography Event :: Brooks, Alberta Photographer ::

I am super excited to be hosting another pop up event in Brooks!
I’ve had it floating around social media for a few weeks and if you’ve made it to my blog for information,
scroll down to view some fun sessions that I’ve photographed recently!

The pop up event is a very quick, very fun, very efficient and also great way to get some
family photos taken, and just in time for Christmas Card Season.
I will also be coming off of a very inspirational photography conference and
will aim to put some new ideas and skills to work.

There are only 5 spots left.

If you are interested, please email me: rachel@rachelboekel.com to book your spot.

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Canmore Alberta Photographer :: Ashton Family ::

I’ve known Jessie for a very long time, and grew up close to her family in Canmore,
I also photographed her and Steve’s wedding and was so excited to be
invited back into their lives to photograph their adventures as a family of 4.
One thing I enjoy about photographing in Canmore, Ab is the space, the total pureness and rawness of the landscape.
I love that we met up in some familiar old stomping grounds and it was a great place to
photograph them being the wonderful family that they are!

I am back in Canmore this coming weekend.
If you are interested in a session, I have some space available and to celebrate the wonderfulness of the Bow Valley,
I am offering 15% off of your session fee, for Canmore this week only!
Contact information is on my website.

Thank you Ashton Family for all of the high flying, high kicking and high loving fun!

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The Johnson Family :: Brooks Alberta Family Photographer ::

I have been lucky lately to meet up and photograph families that are up for a bit of adventure.
This tree climbing, leaf throwing, lake splashing session was so much fun for me, I love the opportunity
to be creative and  explore with kids especially and this was a great experience.
Thank you Johnson Family for a great morning out at Kinbrook Island Provincial Park!

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Pat and Soulafa’s Hive Gallery Wedding :: Canmore Alberta Wedding Photography ::

Pat and Soulafa had a beautiful mid July wedding that was met with moody mountains, and bright love all around.
Everything was beautifully planned, executed and celebrated. Every detail was considered and shared.
There was a beautiful sharing of Syrian and Canadian and Swiss tradition, there was art, there was bubble wrap.
(a whole wedding aisle of pink bubble wrap I might add)
It was amazing!

Pat and Soulafa chose to get married at the Hive Gallery in Canmore, Alberta, it was a perfect intimate
space for them and their family and friends. The food was a mix of middle eastern treats catered by Valbella and a wedding
cake that was created by Cake Creations to match a painting.
Their rings were custom created by Rudi Peet, and they were so personal; a unicorn horn and a parachute.

As I mentioned, there were details, as well as a whole lot of love and celebration!

Thank you Pat and Soulafa for including me in your very special day!

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The Terris Crew :: Brooks Alberta Photographer ::

This was such a joyous impromptu session and it everything about it worked out
magically. I’m not sure if you can see those golden leaves, creating dappled lighting
with the late evening sun? Yes, it was special.
THEN, insert the Terris crew. We chased, we ran, we twirled and we laughed.
How can you not laugh with these five.
Erica has a great laugh, a bright and beautiful smile and a strong presence.
Ian has a big smile, a loving gaze (*directed at Erica, see below for proof) and a giant heart.
And, these two are surrounded by a trio of brilliant daughters.

A couple days after this session Erica underwent a big Thymectomy operation, and came
out just as strong on the other side. I tip my hat to you friend!

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Rachel Boekel Photography :: Baby Josh ::

The first I had even heard of this sweet boy was second hand from a friend.
She had been nearby in the hospital after he had been born when little Josh’s very excited older brother found out he had a new brother, and
was so excited, he ran up and down the hallway with love and joy for his new sibling.
Later, I connected the dots and was excited to see the love and joy and excitement in person.
What a beautiful family of five!

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Little Holden :: Brooks Alberta Newborn Photography ::

I was so delighted to meet this little man and to witness the love pouring
out of his mama and papas eyes.
A brand new family, is there a better thing?!

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The Nelson Family Grandkids :: High River Alberta Family Photographer ::

What a delight it was to head to High River to meet up with this fun family.
We started off our session by raiding a raspberry bush and then skipping through Sheppard Park.
Considering the threatening weather, it was a spectacular evening.
I want to give a shout out to these 5 amazing grandkids.
5pm photo sessions are never this easy, they brought their big smiles and their family love.
Thanks for the fun evening!

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Willy + Ty Engaged :: Brooks Alberta Engagement Photographer ::

Being able to wait for a storm to come through to photograph a couple is kind of
like winning the jackpot. The dark clouds and bright canola make for such a dramatic
backdrop and I love that this is what Willy and Ty were after and that we could
coordinate to make it happen.

I have gotten to know Willy through her Prairie Blooms works, and have been lucky enough to take
a wreath making workshop and collaborate on some photos together.
It was such a treat to do this session with her.
Congratulations on your engagement!

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Sneak Peek :: Pat and Soulafa are Married :: Canmore Alberta Wedding Photography

When your bride and groom get married in an art gallery (The Hive)  in Canmore, AB
and walk down an aisle of pink bubble wrap and have their cake inspired by a painting,
you know you’re in for a good and creative event!
Congratulations to Pat and Soulafa, I can’t wait to share the rest.

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