snow baby.

am i a popsicle yet? it’s so so cold out! for those not in the ice castle that is alberta, count your blessings. there is no end in sight, as the 14 day forecast calls for -10 or lower, with the next week sitting in the -20 range.

now i’m having a minor freak out because i just discussed the weather in great detail. i really am turning into my father. save me!


on sunday, before it turned frigid, i was trusted with the great responsibility of taking family photos for my dear friends mary and brent to celebrate their little girl, evelyn, turning one.

our first plan was head to the banff gondola, but since it was puking snow we knew the visibility would be poor, plus the roads were a mess.


we ended up pulling into a random closed camp ground off hwy 40. when you get out into the rockies, even if you can’t see the mountains, all the surroundings are beautiful. the snow dusted everything in a little bit of magic.

despite the cold, snowy weather, evie did so well. you never know how an almost-one-year-old will do in any situation. i think the noises my camera made, and the occasional flash had her mesmerized.


we drove back to the city to take indoor photos, and headed to heritage park. i had never been before, but heard it’s much like my beloved pioneer village back home. we didn’t do any exploring because brunch was the first order of business.


brent went the lunch route and got the elk burger and a beer, while mary and i stuck to the breakfast side of things. mary opted for the classic eggs benedict and i had the duck and red current hash. it was all kinds of good, topped with a poached egg. whoa!


evie thought brunch was a hoot and enjoyed her puffed cereal. later she destroyed a big, fluffy white bun. she’s a little carb monster – a girl after my own heart.

her little ears just kill me.

i’m delighted to have captured some good shots – my prayers were answered – and mom and dad have over 300 photos of their little girl to choose from. photography is just a fun activity for me, so there was a lot of pressure taking on such an important job. the good thing is, parents always think their baby is cute, so even if they stunk i knew they would like them.

are you keeping warm? isn’t this little ginger baby the cutest?