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Hi all!  If you are stumbling across this blog post, you have probably already noticed that the website has gotten a little bit of a re-design.  I needed a wee bit of colour around here (yes, it isn’t much colour.. but we don’t want to overwhelm my neutral loving self) ha ha! ..aaaand I figured spring is just around the corner right?  Sooo, why not!?

Well, that isn’t the only thing that is different.  I don’t even know where to begin.. those who know me, or those that have been here awhile know that I have always had a passion for being creative.  I love love love making things pretty and creating and collecting and and and everything that comes with putting together a unique photo experience.  It is just what I love to do.  I love creative photo shoots.  None of it ever feels like work.. from the initial consult to the editing of photos, I get so much joy from it.

Now, this is where it gets touchy for me.  I don’t want anyone to think that I didn’t enjoy shooting their more traditional based sessions.  I have loved every moment with every child, couple or family that I have ever spent time with.  I have loved it all!  So please don’t think otherwise!  ..please please pretty please… ok?

..but.

I had a bit of an “ah-ha” moment while attending a photography workshop hosted by the one and only Hunter Leone of Three Nails Photography in Louisiana.  I had a chance to show him some photos of mine.. which all happened to be creative stylized shoots that I have designed and photographed start to finish.  I asked him, “how do I promote this aspect of my business?” ..well, his answer was simple and eye opening.  He said “only shoot that.” ..huh.  Why yes, that would definitely make the most sense.  Honestly, it is something my heart has felt for a long time.. I knew change was coming.  But when he said it so simply.. it all of a sudden seemed like I could do it.

So.. I am proud to say that Dearest Someday now specializes in photographing babies, toddlers, children, maternity and beauty.  Creative stylized shoots, from start to finish.  The kind of work that makes my heart sing.  There really is no other way to put it.  My heart is always happy and content with my camera in hand.. but it truly sings when I get to be creative in all ways possible.

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Even my logo says “a creative studio” ..and that isn’t new!  Have had the same one since 2013.. time to finally make it happen!

I know my website doesn’t currently reflect this type of work 100%.. I am working on that.  I have been a very bad blogger for the last year, many sessions have not been shared at all and I feel so awful about that.  I may post the odd one here and there, but I will mainly be focusing on moving forward with my new direction at this point.

Soo.. what does this mean for clients who have already booked?  Not a single thing.. all dates for families, couples and weddings are 100% still a go and I am just as excited about our time together as the day I eagerly wrote your names on the calendar!  So excited and honoured to be able to spend the time with you all!

So yeah.. this is really big news for me to finally be sharing!  Feel free to poke around.. the “about” section has some additional information.  I have also updated the main welcome page with images that I think properly convey the direction I want to go in.  So, definitely take a peek if you like!  At first I was nervous about announcing this.. like, does this even need announcing!? ha ha! ..but as I write, I am completely content.  I know now that there is nothing more rewarding than doing what you are 100% passionate about. xoxo

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Nature filled rustic and pretty feminine lace details.  Two of my very most favourite things.  I seriously can not get enough of this combo!

I will take any chance I can to incorporate some nature filled details into a photo shoot, or decor around the house as well.  Mix those rustic touches with some feminine lace and I am a very happy girl! ..with the touch of mint green, I am in heaven!

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Yes, those acorns are fake. ha ha!  I couldn’t resist buying them.. we don’t find many acorns just laying on the ground around here, so these are super fun for me.

You should see the back of my car during busy portrait season.. pinecones, twigs, feathers and antlers!  There is always something rolling around back there.. faux acorns now too! ha!

Anyone else out there collect little bits and pieces of nature (real or fake)!?  Please tell me I am not alone!?

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  • February 23, 2015 - 6:53 pm

    Dawn - .These are beautiful…they ‘feel’ like youReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2016 - 11:06 am

    Janaina - Jessica is a great addition to the weniddg team. I was fortunate to have both of them photograph my Charleston weniddg back in July. Jessica brought energy for sure to the process and she kept my husband in line! That’s what I loved the most about her she kept Jamie on his toes and made this special time relaxed. I’m so happy for both Sarah and Jessica and the many brides who will be blessed with the ease that they make the photography side of the day go! Best of luck!!!ReplyCancel

Honestly you guys.. where has the time gone?  I have been trying to find my way back to blogging and back to everything creative.. which I am thinking I have finally done!  I know I know.. this is my first post in ages, how can I say I am back blogging!?

Perhaps I can’t.  All I know is, I feel differently.. I have taken some ‘time off’ ..no, there really is no such thing, but I have finally had the chance to refocus and get inspired and excited again!

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I have so much to share, so many thoughts to get out.  I can tell you this.. there are exciting things happening here behind the scenes, and I am finally feeling the confidence to take my business where I want it to go.

So vague hey?  Gosh.. ha ha!  So many thoughts, I have to start somewhere!  Seriously, my brain is in way too many directions.. I am having a hard time keeping up! ha!  But I am back.. in all possible ways!  The above collage is from my instagram feed.. I have been a bit more successful keeping that updated!  Feel free to follow along @dearestsomeday ..been sharing some behind the scenes sneak peeks from my recent trip to Louisiana for the Three Nails Photography workshop!  SO excited to share more about that.. the whole experience has left me so inspired!!

Sooo.. anyone read this thing anymore?  If so, I have a question.. what is the best way to keep up with blogs these days?  I feel so out of the loop! Help! hee!

xoxo

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  • February 18, 2015 - 11:12 am

    Jessica Wilson - I keep the blogs I love to read on my bloglovin…because it’s the easiest way to find them quickly. When I am not inspired by one anymore I simply remove it. I also try to keep up with some through instagram because so many are on there so much. Bloglovin is how I knew you had a new post, and I was excited because you’ve always inspired me!ReplyCancel

  • February 18, 2015 - 2:55 pm

    Kirsten J - I just follow my favorite blogs on bloglovin – same as Jessica – I always feel so inspired by your posts!ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2015 - 11:59 am

    Brandy - I also follow on bloglovin. I am so glad you are back and I hope you show more of your Project Life! You always inspire me to get more creative.ReplyCancel

  • February 21, 2015 - 9:52 pm

    Michelle - I am still old fashioned, with blogs in my favorites or bookmarks. As Mom of 3 (two teens!) plus a zillion emails from elsewhere, I simply check blogs when I have a minute. Love the photography, miss seeing the vignettes and creative endeavors (but I absolutely understand how the months fly by. It is ridiculous!)ReplyCancel

Another wonderful session all wrapped up.. and it is a favourite!

These guys were seriously up for anything.  When Theresa had mentioned that she would love to get their photos done at the breathtaking Dunvegan Bridge.. I was over the moon excited! If you have ever been up here to Northern Alberta, and have had the pleasure of travelling through the Peace River valley.. at any spot you can cross it, you know it is truly a sight to be seen.  So so so gorgeous.  In fact, I believe this may be the only suspension bridge that Alberta has to offer!  Such a beautiful spot.

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It was such a joy to photograph this family in a spot that is near and dear to them!  Special locations make photo shoots that much more meaningful, don’t you think?  Thank you Pennoyer Family!! xo

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Yes yes yes!

I am soooo excited to finally be getting these images up.  This was such a wonderful wedding, one I will never forget.  When I think of these two, I think of love.. tenderness and the truest of friendships I have ever witnessed.  I think I can honestly say that they are without a doubt, best friends.

Their wedding took place in the small northern town of Manning, Alberta.  Such a lovely little community.. with beautiful scenery and wonderful people.  The drive from Grande Prairie was stunning!  We were lucky and enjoyed gorgeous weather for most of the day, and even though the rain decided to make an appearance during portrait time.. we made the most of it and pulled out the umbrellas!  ..which turned out to be some of my favourites.

I am going to let the pictures tell the rest of this story.. a story full of love, family and friends. xo

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