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Ranch Life :: Freelance Photographer, Grande Prairie & northern Alberta

Kids are so enjoyable to photograph. Even the sweet shy ones always come around in no time at all! Even if you haven’t met this delightful young fellow, you still get a sense of his personality. Isn’t this better to capture real personalities rather than placing family members in awkward poses and asking them to say “cheese”? Simple. Natural. Genuine.


Diane is a freelance photographer serving all points north & south of Grande Prairie, Alberta. Visit Diane Schuller’s portfolio. As she did for this client, she accepts assignments for editorial and environmental projects.

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pernilla - August 4, 2009 - 1:14 am

I agree with you. Family portraits should look like these! Relaxed and natural.

Puna - August 4, 2009 - 8:19 am

Wonderful photos Diane! I love the one with the dad and the horse.

don - August 4, 2009 - 9:44 am

I like your philosophy of portrait photography. Fine examples of people in their everyday places and being themselves. Excellent.

sherri - August 4, 2009 - 10:36 am

What a terrific collection, Diane. I particularly like the bottom one.

Jean M Fogle - August 4, 2009 - 3:46 pm

I like the father and son with the horse best!
Nice pics

shelli - mama of letters - August 4, 2009 - 6:37 pm

I agree with you too. I love all of these shots.

Liss - August 4, 2009 - 8:30 pm

he has a beautiful, sweet and natural smile. This is a lovely set of family photos.

Marcie - August 5, 2009 - 6:55 am

You’ve really captured his sweetness. I have to agree that the best images are those that capture the ‘essence’!!

Dave - August 5, 2009 - 1:44 pm

Great captures of life’s moments. I like the softening effects on the little boy and I really like the B&W for the father son and horse

Jen - August 5, 2009 - 7:13 pm

Diane, your photography skills are amazing, wonderful, and superb.

I so love seeing your work, great captures.


Gayle - August 6, 2009 - 1:33 pm

Much better. These are so wonderful, Diane.

Michael Rawluk - August 6, 2009 - 8:44 pm

Very nice series of shots. There is nothing better than a portrait shot in the wild.

cako - August 7, 2009 - 11:51 am

Oh … fantastic photos. The second photo is my favourite. You captured a wonderful scene.

Toni - August 11, 2009 - 12:59 am

Wonderful shots, Diane. I heartily agree!