Category archives: Kids & Family

Family AdventureJohnston Canyon, AB

These are the memories we make as we grow up. Hiking with dad, exploring and climbing, the promise of sweet treats at the end of the day… Why not bring a photographer along to capture these moments?  Photographs and photography sessions can be about so much more than remembering what you or your kids looked like at a certain age – it can be about capturing the adventure of your family. It’s the silly moments, the goofy playfulness, sincere hugs and kisses, simple walks and unexpected laughter. It’s life as you know it. It’s life as you want to remember it.

Skinner FamilyFish Creek Park, Calgary

Got to plan ahead for those Christmas cards! This rustic, outdoor fall session was the perfect way for this family to update their loved ones on their growing boy and second baby on the way! The playful games and laughter captured what I imagine as some of the best parts of family life – no task to do, nothing else distracting – just us as a family.

If you are interested in a family session like this, contact ashleydaphnephotography@gmail.com!

Neelum’s 1st BirthdayCalgary, Alberta

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This family couldn’t help but go all out for Neelum’s first birthday! When I arrived, everyone was involved getting ready an assortment of delicious food – including the beautiful fruit-topped smash cake! Guests began to arrive, the fire crackled, bubbles floated around the yard, and the mini teepee was frequented by almost every child at the party! Make sure you scroll down to see the awesome decor and, best of all, Neelum’s cake smash photos! They are adorable!

Enjoy a some tunes as you scroll! (“Count on Me” by Mat Kearney)

 

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This book-themed party was decorated with touches of gold, blue and pink all around the backyard. It was evident that a lot of love and creativity went into this celebration! Pictures of Neelum from birth through 12 months were strung across the fence with bunting…The Giving Tree book was laid out with pens for guests to sign…each child left with a gift bag or book wrapped and tied with a sparkly gold ‘N’… and… My FAVOURITE decor piece… confetti balloons!

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Thank you to the Clark family for having me as a part of this special event. It was an absolute pleasure and I hope you love looking through and remembering these fun memories!

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Happy 1st Birthday Neelum!

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It is always neat to see how another family enjoys time together, celebrating the special milestones in life. And as a family grows, we gain more and more reasons to do that!

Do you have an event coming up that you would like photographed!? Contact me at ashleydaphnephotography@gmail.com for info!

Sophia’s 1st BirthdayHigh River, Alberta

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Little Sophia is ONE year old this week! It is amazing to see how much she has changed in just a year. (You can check out her newborn session here to see what I mean!) We headed out to a park in High River on a beautiful summer afternoon. Sophia giggled and squealed the whole session, excited about everything around her – especially the puppies that stole her attention more than a few times. Surprisingly, she only smiled once while eating a delicious cupcake from Calgary’s famous Glamorgan Bakery. She was zoned in, scooping as much icing into her mouth as possible – or as much cupcake into her mouth as she could fit! Thanks Madi and Josh for letting me capture another moment in your family story.

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Harrer-EllisonRainbow Valley Park, Edmonton

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A photography session is not complete without taking an adventurous walk to find beautiful spaces. I knew that this family loved ATVing and other outdoorsy activities so I figured a hike around a park would create the perfect backdrop for their session! A talented friend of mine, Kaihla Tonai, had suggested Rainbow Valley Park. I was thrilled when I arrived early to explore. The variety of light and golden sun through the trees made for a beautiful evening. I am grateful for the discovery of another beautiful space in this world and for sharing time and laughs with this kind family.

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