Brian’s 65th Birthday :: Brooks Alberta Family Photographer ::

Oh Boy!
Talk about ideal day and oh so wonderful session!
I’m not entirely sure the feelings were mutual when I showed up to photograph Brian early in the morning for his 65th Birthday,
but after a pretty cozy tractor ride, I think we found our groove!
It’s not easy to be photographed and followed so closely, and trust me, I get that.
Last year we had the most talented Niki Boon come into our home at 7am and start photographing us in our pj’s!
That was wild, and uncomfortable in the beginning, but oh so worth it when we saw our crazy life through her eyes.
So, technically Brian got off easy as I wasn’t there that early!!
Debbie, Brian’s wife, had organized this sessions as a gift for Brian and I was elated.

As you might have caught on from previous posts, I am very much loving my documentary work at the moment.
So, getting a chance to take in and photograph something as unique and beautiful as a morning on a ranch was like candy.

Feeding cows is a daily ritual for Brian and his family.
For them, all of this stuff is normal and ordinary. For me, it was extraordinary.
I loved learning about the land; hearing about their family history, where the blue herons set up camp for a summer,
where the creek was good for skating and watching bald eagles. There is richness in these stories and in this life.

I was very honoured to be trusted with the opportunity to take these photos.
I’ve included a slideshow this time as I feel like it captures the rhythm of the day nicely.
I would really love to hear your thoughts!

Thank you Debbie and Brian for including me in such a special day!

March 15, 2017 - 10:50 am Marise - LOVE IT!

March 15, 2017 - 11:17 am Julie - Awesome. Awesome. Awesome... LOVE the new video! What a GIFT to him and his entire beautiful family to have these photo's to treasure. Great work, Rachel!

March 15, 2017 - 2:41 pm Lauren - This is fantastic Rachel! What a wonderful keepsake for Brian and family!

March 15, 2017 - 5:20 pm Carmen wedman - Pride, love, and admiration. Love my Uncle Brian. You captured a morning in their home beautifully. I have been blessed to spend mornings with the Bergs growing up. Always a warm and welcoming home.

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