We have done many engagement sessions and weddings during this year but this time we are going to write about a recent family session that we did in the northern part of Alberta. 

Our studio followers and blog readers probably noticed that we are mostly wedding and engagement photography studio, and this is what we love to do and specialize in.

Normally we do not advertise family sessions in our studio, and do them for our wedding clients only. There are plenty of reasons why we don't, and we truly believe that one can't be the jack of all trades and our speciality is weddings/engagements. We love the vibe and pace of the wedding day and how true happiness of a bride and groom is unfolding in front of us... But we got carried away from the topic of this post - family session. So let's see how we ended up photographing this lovely family annual portrait session.

We love our wedding clients and always try to get some unique product or service for them. A couple of years ago we have introduced a program named Client For Life, where we give our top package wedding clients a free session once a year. 

We got a huge success and positive response from our couples. They truly love this unique program and have used it for their family reunions, family sessions, baby and graduation pictures or even headshots. It's kind of cool to have a professional photographer to continue working with a wedding couple and documenting their life after the wedding.  

This time our wedding couple - Michelle and Dustin, asked us to do a family session at groom parents' ranch. We were super excited about that shoot, and were looking forward to meet and photograph Dustin's family even before we meet them at the wedding. 

We love that location, as we already did Michelle and Dustin's engagement session at the ranch, and what's not to love - cool barn, huge field with beautiful horses, nice quiet corners around the house for more romantic pictures and absolutely magic forest nearby.

We set one of the early October days for the session, and hit the road towards Rocky Mountain House. One can think that October in Alberta is supposed to be all yellow and sunny and that was true for last year and the one before that. This time we ran into the snowfall and actually were quite happy to have it for our upcoming session. Who doesn't like snowflakes on their pictures? :) 

Although the temperature was barely above 0C we had a super fun time working with Dustin's family. Dad and his sons matched their outfits and went all jeans, black tops and cowboy boots, and mom with the girls looked beautiful together. Check out how they are smiling staying outside in their shirt/t-shirts only :) Brave guys!

There were plenty of jokes and funny moments during the session, dogs were constantly photobombing our set and we goofed around and had really good time. 

We truly enjoyed photographing this lovely family and can't wait to see and photograph them again at Dustin and Michelle's wedding this winter in Banff.

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