Author Archives: rachel

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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Alberta Photography Mini Session :: Mothers Day Photography, Rachel Boekel Photography ::

I keep raving about my Mothers Days Mini Sessions, and this certainly isn’t the last you will hear of it, they were flat out ahhhhmazing! I’m going to keep sprinkling on my blog in between other photography session happenings. Lifestyle photography can be hard to wing in a 15 minute window, but all of these sessions […]

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Farm Lifestyle Photography :: Real Life Photography, Rachel Boekel Photography ::

When I was driving out towards Gem, Alberta, early-ish for this session, I was in awe of the landscapes that were unfolding as I headed North out of Brooks, AB. The morning sun was already past it’s early morning, long-shadow casting pace and was lighting up the sage brush that blew in the raw prairies […]

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Top 3 Road Cycling Routes out of Brooks, Alberta / Dinosaur Provincial Park

Whizzing pass blanketed green fields pressed up against a pale blue sky feels much like being in a heavy state of happy meditation. The yellow lines pass quickly underneath our skinny tires, and the Canadian Badlands are beckoning us closer. A resident Meadowlark is happily perched on top of a fence post and chirping at […]

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5 New Alternative Ways To Have Your Family Portraits Taken :: Rachel Boekel Photography ::

Hey Blog Follower Friends! Thanks for checking in! I have some fun summer photo session ideas in this blog post and exciting contest giveaway details. And, I wanted to share this new favourite photo from a family paddling / camping adventure on the Red Deer River. While our family isn’t the focus of the picture, the […]

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Rachel Boekel Photography :: Meyer Mini Session ::

My Mothers Day Mini Event was such a fulfilling  day, it was full of moments of appreciation, respect, kindness and so much love. It was also full of variety. I was lucky enough to photograph grandmothers with their grandkids, mothers with their almost newborn babies, mothers with their grown up daughters and mothers being loved on […]

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Pat and Soulafa :: Bragg Creek Maternity Session ::

I met Pat and Soulafa on the edge of Calgary, where the foothills move toward the mountains, and the strong prairie landscape still stretches vastly in front of you. It was a very windy day when we met for our Bragg Creek maternity session, but nothing can un-ruffle these two with their big sense of humour […]

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The Kiedrowski’s in Dinosaur Provincial Park :: Rachel Boekel Photography ::

I hosted a contest awhile back for a 2hr documentary photography session and had so many great comments and replies to my blog post, discussing the idea of “what if you fly.” (I have a blog post to share tomorrow of what the last 3 months since that blog post have looked like!) The winner of that […]

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Calin + JP Winter Wedding :: Rachel Boekel Photography ::

Calin and JP were married on a warm February afternoon in Brooks, Alberta at St. Mary’s Catholic Church followed by a wonderful reception at Trinity Luthern Church down the street. Warm meant no snow, which was a bummer when you plan a Winter Wedding, but weather is such a small element of a wedding day. […]

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