Category Archives: portrait

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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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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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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Brooks Alberta Graduation Photography :: Rachel Boekel Photography ::

Every time graduation rolls around it reminds me of 2001. It also inspires me pull my lilac coloured homemade flamenco styled prom dress out of the closet and remember what it felt like to be ready. Okay so that is uber vague (are you grads still using the word uber?) Ready. Ready as in…. Go. Giver. […]

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Celebrating Mothers :: Brooks Alberta Family Photographer ::

This is a bit of a personal post, and I am certainly not the best about writing about myself! I love writing about how amazing you are dear reader and client, but I will take a moment to share about about me and my own life and why I think photographs are so important. All […]

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Ice Queen Maternity Session :: Brooks Alberta Photographer ::

 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 […]

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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 […]

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