Monthly Archives: March 2011

mina & rob | expecting! | vancouver maternity photographer

Just wanted to share a few shots from a shoot Cheryl did recently in Vancouver for Mina & Rob~ an adorable couple who are expecting their first baby very soon!  Mina, you looked absolutely gorgeous and radiant.  We’re looking so forward to meeting and photographing your little additon 🙂

March 24, 2011 - 4:52 pm

Lana Shipley Mina, you look AMAZING!! And OK, Rob, you look pretty good too. So excited for you guys – not much longer.

Cheryl, my friend – beautiful photos, as always. 🙂

susan & dipesh: married | edmonton wedding photographer

I’m one lucky girl.  When I married my husband 6 years ago, I also gained 3 of the most amazing sisters-in-law and I can tell you that you’d be hard pressed to find a bond tighter than ours.  So when one of them got married last month I knew 2 things for sure:  1) I wanted to skip out on being their hired photographer for the day so that I could really be a part of all the festivities and not work my butt off.  And 2) that I would still inevitably wind up shooting a ton because I can just never help myself!!! haha.

I thought I’d share a tiny glimpse into Susan & Dipesh’s wedding events from the perspective of me as a guest (and let me tell you, maneuvering around trying to get shots in my heavy and contricting traditional sari was not an easy feat!) First off, was the Mehndi Party where the ladies all got traditional henna tattoos applied.

For these cousins, only ONE thing tops getting to dress up in Disney princess dresses~ and that would be getting to wear Indian sari’s.  They LIVE for this.  😉

Then came the traditional Gujarati ceremony held at a temple.  Most of my shots were taken just from my seat in the crowd with my 50mm lens~ I had to constantly resist my natural urge to jump up and get right in there for the shots!

Indian ceremonies can be long~ kids gotta do what they gotta do to pass the time 😉

So after the ceremony I did get to don my “Wedding Photographer” cap for just a bit as I took Susan, Dipesh and their bridal party Jasmine & Danny to the Art Gallery of Alberta for their “US” session.  I loooved how the colors of their outfits really popped against the clean lines of the venue.

“Stunning” does not begin to describe Susan!  Dipesh, you’re not looking too shabby either 😉

Suz~ you know I love you like a sister, and Dipesh~ welcome officially to the family!  You two are perfect together and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you.  Now go make some baby cousins for Aaliyah & Kai!!

xoxo

March 11, 2011 - 4:05 pm

stephscade WOW!! Beautiful, wonderful, & sweet. amazing images 🙂

March 11, 2011 - 4:06 pm

Rebecca Absolutley stunning! Fantastic photo’s Kat and what fun it must have been!

March 11, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Irene Austen bollywood worthy…and I mean that with huge respect. Unreal attention to detail and these people could be models. Beautiful work…

March 11, 2011 - 4:50 pm

sharon These are GORGEOUS Kat!! Their outfits really POPPED in the art gallery!!! AMAZING!

March 11, 2011 - 4:50 pm

meghan beautiful and soooo stunning!

March 11, 2011 - 4:59 pm

Anita Ahhhhhh…. I loveeeee these!!! Kat, you are seriously amazing at capturing the most important moments in life. P.s. you marrying my brother was the best thing he could have done for us. You make an amazing sister <3

March 11, 2011 - 5:01 pm

andrea kat!! these are insanely gorgeous. wow! so so so beautiful.

March 11, 2011 - 5:46 pm

Davina You make me wanna buy a really big and expensive camera… and stare at it cuz I wouldn’t know how to work it. LOVE the pictures!!! I guess it helps when you have flawless models to photograph!

March 11, 2011 - 5:47 pm

Renee W. WOW! Kat i knew you were talented but this is crazzzyyy! haha for real! amazing job suje couldnt have asked for more! :0

March 11, 2011 - 6:08 pm

Jennifer Bergman Weddings Gorgeous, as usual! Such a good-looking family!!

March 11, 2011 - 7:08 pm

Sandy Just GORGEOUS!!! Ahhh 6 months, 2 weeks left!!

March 11, 2011 - 7:15 pm

justine Your work is breathtaking! I can’t take my eyes off these wedding photos!

March 11, 2011 - 8:51 pm

Kat Oh my~ thank you everyone for your super sweet words!! I love these 2 so much and am so glad to share their day. And yes, they’re easy on the eyes 🙂

March 12, 2011 - 5:49 am

Cherie O-M-G!! Wow soo stunning! I like the location, I like the outfits, I like the ceremony, I like the little girls (too cute!) but most importantly I love the people! What a special day for you all & how wonderful you got to capture their love & union with your camera. Yet again Kat – beautiful.

March 12, 2011 - 4:15 pm

Miranda Stunning, Stunning, and STUNNING! Kat – you must’ve had a great seat in the house – as always super amazing pics! Susan – you are incredibly beautiful – looks like your wedding day was amazing. Congrats again! You girls (and family) are incredibly lucky to be so tightly woven.

March 13, 2011 - 7:49 pm

saveena amazing photos!! Love everything about it! Congratulations to the whole family!

March 17, 2011 - 8:22 pm

kelsy Most amazing Indian wedding images I have ever seen. WOW!!

March 17, 2011 - 9:19 pm

nina gorgeous! the picture of the two of them (the one from the teaser) seriously needs to be on the cover of a magazine!

October 20, 2014 - 10:16 pm

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aloha! | memories from hawaii

So we’re back!  As we speak, my tan is peeling off, my hair is static-y and my feet are missing the feel of the sand between my toes… yes, it’s back to reality and -30 cold.  🙁  The only thing saving me from falling into a deep, dark seasonal affective disorder induced depression is looking back on all the snapshots from our trip and  reliving all the awesome memories.  For anyone curious, we were on the island of Oahu and stayed at the Outrigger Waikiki on The Beach Resort.  Hope you enjoy~

There were lots of our friends and family there too since we were also celebrating with a wedding reception for my sister-in-law who just got married.  So you’ll see my nieces in lots of these pictures too (a.k.a. Aaliyah’s BFF’s)

We also made sure to visit Hanauma Bay which is a gorgeous nature preserve beach that’s got really amazing snorkeling.

Our son’s name Kai in Hawaiian actually means “the sea”.   Too bad he hated the ocean…  Ironic? yes.  Funny? yes.

Snowcones!  Here, Aaliyah and Gurdeep tackle the difficult task of picking flavours.

Then we attended our first luau~ Germaine’s Luau.  It came highly recommended to us as being one of the best luaus in Oahu.  It was a bit of a long bus ride to get there but well worth the extra effort!  Both the show and food were amazing and we’re SO glad we went!

Considering 2 years ago Aaliyah was petrified of the water and wanted nothing to do with it, we were so happy that this visit she became a full-fledged water baby and loved playing in the ocean!

So sad to leave, we soaked in the last bits of our time in Hawaii and vowed to make this an ongoing destination for our family.  We love everything about it and look forward to many more memories here in the future.

March 4, 2011 - 7:29 pm

Heather Love it Kat – the pics look amazing. You must have had a great time!!

March 4, 2011 - 9:10 pm

Ronna Wow Kat – awesome pics!

March 17, 2011 - 8:23 pm

kelsy your kids are too stinkin’ cute!

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