Is there anything more beautiful than a women experiencing pregnancy for the very first time? She just glows from the inside out. Everything is new and exciting, and it feels like forever until you get to hold your new little one. You go maternity shopping the second you find out your are pregnant and own every pregnancy book written.

Then comes pregnancy for the second or third or more times, and you are just plum tuckered out, exhausted, miserable and crabby. It still feels like you are pregnant forever and you refuse to wear maternity clothes until absolutely necessary, but now instead of reading pregnancy books, you are trying to keep sticky fingers and messy noses off from your one good shirt that still fits. While you would love to rest like the doctor suggests, it just is not going to happen any time soon and if one more person asks if you are having twins………..

Either way, the pregnant body is still so incredibly beautiful. I am always in awe of what a woman’s body is capable of, and I love to celebrate this in our maternity portraits. For me, pregnancy is a study in curves, and soft emotions of a great expectation.

To book your maternity portraits, please call us at 780.853.4277. Ideally, we want to see you early on in your third trimester, and we need to have you book newborn portraits the week of your due date as early as you can! Newborns take priority for all sessions and we want to make sure we have the time we need to capture that newness! Call now to avoid disappointment!

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Vermilion maternity portraits, Wainwright maternity portraits, Dragon Hare Studios

His Story……a look back!

Sometimes, when you are lost in diaper changes, endless nights with no sleep, full on temper tantrums, or constantly cleaning up smeared on food, memories get muddled. It’s hard to remember the innocence of your newborn baby when your now toddler is screaming like a banshee in the grocery store. It’s hard to remember your toddler’s belly laugh when he/she is now a preschooler adamantly refusing to cooperate when you are trying to hurry out the door. Those memories get more muddled as life moves on and children grow up. It’s especially hard when it’s not the first, or second child that is growing up.

This is my “baby”. It seems like he was a baby forever ago, but really, it’s only been two years this week that he looked like this. I haven’t stopped chasing after him since – or digging out whatever bit of nasty he found on the ground to shove into his mouth. It’s hard to stop running, it’s hard to take a breather, but a couple of weeks ago, we sat him down so we could get his portrait. We are building a wonderful visual history of him so when those memories are really fuzzy, we can pull out the portraits and strengthen them again.

The portraits tell his story, one chapter at a time, so we can at any time, remind ourselves of where he’s been. I will continue to photograph him so that when he is grown, with a family of his own, he has a map of where he has been, a map that will also help guide him on where he should go next.

This is my baby, and this is his story.

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One Year:

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Two Years:
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Vermilion Art Club Show & Sale

We are very excited to announce that we have been invited to participate in the Vermilion Community Art Club Show and Sale on April 11 and 12 at the Vermilion Regional Centre. There will be over 30 artists of various mediums exhibiting their work and we will be showing ten of our favorite fine art images.

The Meet The Artist Wine and Cheese event is from 6:30 to 9:30pm on April 11 with live entertainment and the show/sale continues on April 12 from 10am to 4:30. There is no cost to attend these events!

After the show, you can view our fine art work in our gallery in the Lakeland Mall, #270 4420 Railway Ave, Vermilion, AB. We look forward to seeing you there!

Daisy, Grass, Dragon Hare Studios, Fine Art Flower Photography

How many muscles does it take to smile? |Lloydminster Grad Photographer

Here’s a bit of science trivia for you – I’m sure you’ve all heard the old adage that it takes fewer muscles to smile than it does to frown. I was going to be cheeky and say if it takes 17 muscles to smile, and 43 to frown, how many does it take for the perfect pout-y position for putting on lipstick? But when I googled to find out how many muscles it takes for a smile versus a frown – I discovered this article that actually states nobody knows the exact number of muscles because everyone has a different number of muscles in our face!

How’s that for the trivia fact of the day? Perfect water cooler conversation I think!

But irregardless of cool science fact, aren’t these the most perfect pout-y lips ever?