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Family Celebration :: {Valhalla, Alberta area Photographer}

Here is a sneak peek of a photo shoot I had the pleasure of doing this past weekend. It was a grand family gathering celebrating three significant family milestones. What a warm family and I felt honoured to be chosen to capture their special day. Have I ever mentioned how much I love what I do?  🙂  This first young lady turns 90 in a few months!
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This is a lovely traditional Norwegian Wedding Cake, kransekake. As you can see, it’s a work of art and a beautiful tradition.

dsc_0902There was all kinds of food all day long and Bison was a juicy, delectable feature at mealtime (as well as Arctic Char and a huge variety of tasty foods). I took a lot of photos of the details but this, after all, is simply a sneak peek.

dsc_0928This little gal ended up in a lot of images — she loves the camera! Here she poked her head out of an inflatable toy and, looking up at me, was a willing portrait study.

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Diane is an on-location lifestyle photographer serving all of central & northern Alberta & BC. She loves what she does and that includes capturing all your special moments. Visit
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sherri - August 18, 2009 - 7:21 pm

Wonderful captures and interesting too. I’ve never had bison, but it looks yummy. (wouldn’t want to know:-) That cake is a new one for me too. The portraits are very good. They must be pleased.

Candace - August 18, 2009 - 8:32 pm

Lovely photos. That woman doesn’t look 90 at all. My mom is 88 and also doesn’t look her age.

Jennifer - August 18, 2009 - 9:56 pm

What a cutie that little girl is!

Great pictures, as always!

Gayle - August 18, 2009 - 10:10 pm

These are great! Another lady that looks much younger than her age!

Marcie - August 19, 2009 - 6:47 am

Wonderful documentation of what looks like a fun celebration!!
Very nice!!!

Roberta - August 19, 2009 - 9:27 am

You do nice portrait work. I’ll bet the family will be pleased with the images.

Toni - August 19, 2009 - 1:39 pm

Wonderful captures of the day, Diane. The family will be most pleased with the work you do. 🙂

John Maslowski - August 19, 2009 - 9:03 pm

Lovely portraits Diane, really professional quality. The little girl is so adorable, reminds me of my granddaughter. Excellent work!

Liss - August 20, 2009 - 3:51 am

I hope I look like that at 90. She’s amazing!!

The black and white of the young girl is really beautiful.

Esther - August 21, 2009 - 3:17 am

Wow Diane, this is simply great – from the going to be 90 young lady to the little girl! You’re not just making great images – you capturing the spirit of the event! ps did you ask her what her secret is? She looks so fab at 90!

Didier - August 23, 2009 - 9:00 am

two beautiful portrait on both I like their beautiful eyes and look