Category Archives: portrait

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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And baby makes five :: Brooks Alberta Lifestyle Documentary Photographer ::

I had the fabulous experience of photographing Ryan and Sarah at Sarahs families ranch before Christmas, and before sweet P was born. That session at Broadview Ranch re-ignited a deep longing for documentary photography work and I think it told a wonderful story of how this sweet family spends time together. Fast forward to the […]

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Canmore Pop Up Event – Mini Sessions

Last year when I hosted a Pop Up Photography Event in Canmore, Alberta it had been super warm the week before, and then froze, so it was a very icy day, and I’m happy to report that we had no injuries, but I had a lot of fun and have decided to host it again. […]

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Feature Friday :: Canadian Lifestyle Photographer ::

This blog post is so loaded with good stuff. Are you really ready for it all? My Feature Friday (which IS NOT actually a thing, in case you come back next Friday expecting this same awesomeness) is so full of great things, starting with the Giveaway Winner…. A two hour documentary lifestyle session. Thank you to […]

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Meyer Family :: Lifestyle Documentary Photography ::

I want to preface this post with a little story. In November, Melanie asked me if I could come and do some family portraits for her family at their farm and I was immediately excited, because, as you may know, my favourite sessions are home sessions. I was still expecting a formal portrait session. I […]

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Oh, but my darling, What if you fly?

“There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask, “What if I fall?” Oh, but my darling, What if you fly?” – Erin Hanson A dear friend of mine recently reminded me of this quote, which has circled many a pinterest and etsy board, and it feels so pertinent […]

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Van Der Linde :: Rachel Boekel Photography ::

As I’ve mentioned in past posts, I am moving in the direction of lifestyle documentary photography. This is definitely not new to me as I studied photo journalism in school, worked in newspapers and interned at Magnum in NYC. All of this was with the focus on documentary photography, so it feels really natural for […]

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The Growing Summach / Berg Clan :: Rachel Boekel Photography ::

 We have been very lucky to call the Berg Family friends for many years now and every time we turn off of the Range Road and onto the Broadview Ranches long driveway and down into their carefully considered, tree-ed in homestead, it feels like you are being drawn into a very special place. Sarah and […]

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Rachel Boekel Photography :: For the Love of Family ::

This session is really important to me. It’s important because it’s full of love, and also real life. Ouma was visiting from South Africa and her and sweet Lise spend a lot of time reading together, so I spent a lot of time watching them interact and play and be together. What a wonderful gift it […]

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