Last night was the 6th annual Timeraiser in Edmonton. It saw 4000 volunteer hours raised for dozens of organizations. The evening brings together a great variety of people who are all interested in making Edmonton better by giving of themselves. This year was no different. But compared to other years, this one was different in a couple ways. First, it was downtown at the Boyle Street Plaza. Second, because it has run a few times, people knew what do, so the bids came quickly. If you want to see some of what happened through the night, click here and enjoy.
I was somewhere outside of Viking Alberta when I got the call from Jenn asking if I would be able to capture her grandmother’s 101 birthday party. While I couldn’t do much over the phone while driving, I was quickly able to get all the details sorted with Jenn. To say that I was a little bit intimidated would have been pretty close to the mark. Having just witnessed the birth of my second baby, who at the time of this shoot would have been 13 days old; capturing the special moments for a family with a grandma who is 101 just blew me away. I met up with them in Japanese Village here in Edmonton, and while being entertained by the teppanyaki chefs, they all had a blast. If you want to see the smiles, click here and enjoy!
Both June and her husband just turned fifty, and though this surprise party was for her husband… he said it was a delayed party for her. Regardless of who it was for, it was a great time with family and friends. Especially touching was having four generations able to be together. Quite an accomplishment these days to be sure. If you were there and want to see who else was there, click here to see what I captured. If you want to share your photos to your own gallery, let me know and I’ll set one up!
Back in June, I promised that the next time you saw this couple, that it would be from Mexico. So, as I am preparing this post, that is where the happy couple are returning from. Landing back in Edmonton during a winter storm warning. How typically Albertan eh? A week at the Barcelo Maya Colonial with over 60 friends and family to share in your wedding ceremony, and then a week alone made for an ideal way to celebrate for these two wonderful people.
With a week’s worth of photos, there are multiple galleries for everyone to look through, so I’ve organized them into a convenient mini site. Click here to see what there is to see! If you were there, please feel free to upload your pictures to the guest gallery, and don’t worry, they will be safe there. I could go on at length about how beautiful the ceremony and the location was, and how much fun everyone had, but I think that all goes without saying.
Finally, with more than 60 people attending, it should not be hard to get more than 100 shares and 50 comments on this post. If that happens, I’ll give Kristine a gift and one random commenter a gift as well (maybe a mini session, maybe a full 2h… depends how things go!). So be sure to comment and share!