Curtis & Kristina // Portraits

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This is the epitome of Albertan photography; a canola field and a truck :)

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As I hope you can gather from the images, this was a pretty special session. The light was truly unlike anything we have ever experienced. As a photographer our work relies so heavily on the quality of light we work with that when we are treated to the special stuff you see in these images, we are seriously giddy. There were multiple occasions where I would take a shot, check out how it looked on the back of my camera, and nearly swore out loud. I couldn’t believe it. This doesn’t happen every day.

Now, that alone would make for a magical session. But this one had so much more than just incredible light. You see, Rob basically grew up with Curtis out in Beaumont, a small community just outside of our “big city” of Edmonton. And now, Curtis lives about 5 minutes away from us. We have known these two as a couple since the very beginning of our own relationship, so about 5 years now? Somewhere around that mark :) There is something truly special about shooting people you know so well, because from the very first frame there is comfort and trust. They were able to just be themselves for us, which made these images so full of life. It was just pure fun to be out enjoying the evening with them, and I really feel very lucky to have been there.

And finally, that location. That isn’t a random farm or canola field that we happened to find. That is the farm and field of Curtis’s family, where he grew up. That just adds an extra layer of meaning to these photos, making them all the more special to Curtis and Kristina, but also to us. We hang out there often, and have just been waiting for the right time to shoot it. I think we found that right time.

Happy weekend everyone! 

Lauren :)

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