Lake Newell at Kinbrook Island Provincial Park never looked so good!
Dressed in a blue and purple haze, with jagged ice chucks bursting through, the frozen lake provided
a brilliant backdrop for a collaborative maternity session.
To be honest, I was nervous. I had this idea in my head of what I wanted, but sometimes pulling that off is really
really hard. I have wanted to photograph a maternity session on the expansive Lake Newell, Alberta in winter for years,
but coordinating a maternity with winter, the right weather and a willing model isn’t something that just happens.
Lucky me, Aimee was game and the weather was amazing.
We actually held off one day, and we were gifted a calm, snowy, blue sky day.
When I spotted the jagged ice chunks, I felt like I had won the photo lottery!
I had photographed Aimee and Chris’s ranch wedding several years ago at Aimee’s family Broadview Ranch, which is just north of
Brooks, Alberta. So, having the chance to photograph this next phase of their life is such an honour.
When I told Aimee my ideas of a frozen Lake Newell maternity session, she mentioned she had her grandmothers Mink Stole that might
compliment the session and BOOM, my brain was buzzing.
Somehow, the idea of coloured smoke bombs came into the picture.
While we were all a bit skeptical and a bit unsure, I can say that what we accomplished makes me proud.
Smoke Bombs are completely new to me and I was lucky enough to have my friend Marise with me
to do all of the igniting, running, and smoke work. Who knew! This was too much fun!
(If you scroll to the bottom you can check out a behind the scenes image of smoke work in action)
What do you think of this session? I’d love to hear!
Aimee looks like the Ice Queen of Lake Newell.
A little behind the scenes shot! Boy did we have fun! Thanks Marise for your hard work!