Author Archives: rachel

Surprise Family Lifestyle Session :: Canmore, Alberta Photographer ::

I was so honoured and excited to be a part of this surprise family photo session. Jessica has been wanting family photos for years and her husband, Marc, decided to surprise gift her this lifestyle sessions as a birthday present. Catch was, Jessica didn’t know it was happening until it was happening! That was a […]

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Melanie and her Boys! :: Canmore Alberta Adventure Lifestyle Photography ::

This is seemingly, the winter that never ends. Actually, people in the Canadian Rockies are referring to it as a “Manitoba” winter. Which, is starting to feel quite accurate. Prairie winters are harsh! This long winter, and the snowy days that have come with it, has opened up a lot of opportunity for some creative […]

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Griff Whalen + Madi Serpico Surprise Engagement :: Canmore, Alberta Lifestyle Photographer ::

I have to admit, this session had me quite nervous. I was asked the night before this surprise engagement session to help coordinate and photograph it by a close family friend of the un-assuming fiancé, Madi. A surprise engagement is a huge moment in the lives of the two people involved and I felt a giant responsibility […]

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Trish + Furqan :: Canmore, Alberta Destination Wedding :: Hive Gallery + Gathering ::

  Makeup & Hair: Mountain Beauties Ceremony Venue: Riverside Park Reception Venue: Hive Gallery and Gathering Caterer: Chez Francois Bistro Wedding Commisioner: Patricia Compton Photographer: Rachel Boekel Photography  Assistant Photographer: Myra Altwasser During our first opposite ends of the earth chat (I live in Canada, they live in Australia), I knew I was in for […]

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Lake O’Hara, Yoho National Park, British Columbia :: Family Day Week Adventures.

Sometimes being bold is being brave, and sometimes being brave is crazy or it pays off. Heading out on a 12km uphill cross country ski for a two night hut stay as 4 adults with 5 children under the age of 6 is, in my opinion, quite brave. But, we did it and we laughed and […]

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Top 3 Winter Photo Session Ideas :: Canmore, Alberta Photographer ::

  Someone, well actually it wasn’t just someone, it was Rebecca Campbell of The Mindful Mama, recently asked what her friends favorite thing about winter was. My list of winter loves is long. If I had to pick a favorite it would be the moment stepping out into that cold air and feeling it freeze […]

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Small Business Week :: I love being your photographer ::

It’s small business week in Canada! This year I realized that it has been 15 years since I have been in business! Yup, FIFTEEN! That feels old and now I feel a little older. (All of my gray hair now makes sense In those 15 years I have had the opportunity to photograph so many […]

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Tremblay Family Lifestyle Photography :: Lake Newell, Alberta ::

I had the best afternoon for my Lake Newell lifestyle session with the Tremblay Family this Summer. No wind, a bright blue sky, and some dappled clouds for effect The Tremblays have their own Tige boat and spend as many summer days and nights out as a family on the water, either kneeboarding, wake boarding or […]

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Alberta Family Lifestyle Photographer :: Brooks Alberta, Rachel Boekel Photography ::

This little girl has stolen my heart for awhile already, but today I want to show you how she has her whole family, including her visiting Ouma and Oupa wrapped around her little finger! I visited this family while they were enjoying family time and a visit from their parents from South Africa, and this […]

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Golf Lifestyle Photography :: Brooks Alberta Photographer, Rachel Boekel Photography ::

This is where my heart is at these days. I know, I know, you’ve been hearing me rant and rave about “real life” for awhile now, and I appreciate your patience while I get my message out, because it is so important to me. Capturing your candid, every day, love of life, time with your […]

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