Juniper Berry Photography: Blog https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog en-us Juniper Berry Photography - Portrait and Brand Photographer (Juniper Berry Photography) Mon, 09 Aug 2021 22:37:00 GMT Mon, 09 Aug 2021 22:37:00 GMT https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u992485628-o726093122-50.jpg Juniper Berry Photography: Blog https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog 80 120 Thought about having a boudoir session? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/9/thought-about-having-a-boudoir-session If you ever thought of having a boudoir photo shoot but have some questions, let's chat 780-720-2905

If you'd like to get some more information before calling click the here to get some information on what to expect when you book a boudoir shoot.

Imagine looking back on these images 15+ years from now ...... I look forward to helping you prepare for your shoot and capturing you looking beautiful in images that you will cherish always. ⁠⁠

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Boudoir https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/9/thought-about-having-a-boudoir-session Thu, 02 Sep 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Are hockey players born to be natural in front of the camera? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/8/are-hockey-players-born-to-be-natural-in-front-of-the-camera When they rock their light test I know they'll be a natural in front of the camera 😆   When we start your studio shoot we get the light just right before we start shooting and that's why we take test shots. Some of my clients already have a print-worthy portrait before we get going.  Cole is in Can West's AAA Thunder Hockey Club and was here for a hockey photo shoot - his test shot was taken before he got his gear on.

Thunder AAA Hockey Can WestBehind the scenes at a studio photo shootCole Fedorvich was here for hockey photos

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Portrait Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/8/are-hockey-players-born-to-be-natural-in-front-of-the-camera Thu, 26 Aug 2021 15:00:00 GMT
See their confidence grow https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/8/see-their-confidence-grow customizable giftsMagazine Covers by Juniper Berry PhotographySports photography for Alberta, Canada Can you picture your little athlete on these magazine covers?  Helping your littles feel like the real deal is easy when you present their sporty picture on the cover of a magazine.

You can even customize your headings to personalize your cover even more!

  • Small town boy/girl makes it big
  • Player of the year announced
  • Small town boy/girl makes it to the big leagues 
  • Can you dig it?
  • New member to the no hitter club
  • Future watch best prospect
  • Small town rivals unite
  • Best gave ever!
  • Small town boy surprises us with moon shots

Headings are available for every sport and they make great gifts.

If your league is looking for a photographer to take magazine worthy images of your competitive ones please get in touch.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/8/see-their-confidence-grow Thu, 19 Aug 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Memory Lane at Elbow Tree Cottage https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/8/memory-lane-at-elbow-tree-cottage This long tree lined groomed path was the first location on this property that inspired photo sessions and it's name, Memory Lane, wasn't hard to choose. 
Whether you want to make the most of Autumn colours, lush Summer greens, Spring neutrals or have a snowy backdrop, this picturesque location is beautiful in every season.

Collect memories, not things.

Whether you want to make the most of Autumn colours, lush Summer greens, Spring neutrals or have a snowy backdrop, this picturesque location is beautiful in every season.  This long tree lined groomed path was the first location on this property that inspired photo sessions and it's name, Memory Lane, wasn't hard to choose.Photo locations at Elbow Tree CottageLocated in Barrhead County near Busby, Alberta

Photo taken at the property of Elbow Tree Cottage

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/8/memory-lane-at-elbow-tree-cottage Thu, 12 Aug 2021 15:00:00 GMT
The summer magazine - inspiration for your photo shoots https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/8/the-summer-magazine---inspiration-for-your-photo-shoots Have you seen the Summer magazine?  The current issue is linked here.  Let it inspire your summer photo shoot.

See the summer magazine and be inspired for your photo shootSummer MagazineA young blonde woman in a blue denim dress and hat with shell necklace. Summer photoshoots, Alberta, Canada

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/8/the-summer-magazine---inspiration-for-your-photo-shoots Thu, 05 Aug 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Memories of softball all year-round https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/7/memories-of-softball-all-year-round Remembering softball season all year-round because hot drinks are for every season.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/7/memories-of-softball-all-year-round Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:00:00 GMT
A quick staycation https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/7/a-quick-staycation I'm on vacation - just a short three-day break from the studio to welcome company.  Visitors is a wonderful reason to take a break - and to clean baseboards L*  When I'm making up beds I'm happy.  One of my favourite indoor chores is laundry - disappearing piles of dirty laundry and stacking shelves with folded linens is very satisfying.

I love having a good reason to schedule a break.  If you haven't made time for a break recently, I hope you can soon.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/7/a-quick-staycation Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Are you wondering why your business needs a photo shoot? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/7/are-you-wondering-why-your-business-needs-a-photo-shoot Have you been asking yourself 'why is it important to have a branding photo shoot?'  Do you want to understand the benefits before you commit?  Click here for the Brand Photography Guide.
 
It’s a crowded and noisy world out there and thousands of businesses are shouting to get your client’s attention.  Do you feel like your market is saturated?  The competition is fierce and as business owners it can feel like we’re pushing water uphill when trying to stand out from the crowd and connect with our ideal clients.  
 
A branding photo shoot will help you stand out from the noise, position yourself as an expert and convince your ideal client to hire you vs your competition. You’re not the only person doing what you do, but you are the only you.  Let me help you plan a brand photography session that highlights you and your business in a genuine way and connects you with your ideal client. 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Business Small https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/7/are-you-wondering-why-your-business-needs-a-photo-shoot Mon, 26 Jul 2021 21:10:25 GMT
It's time to celebrate cousins! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/7/its-time-to-celebrate-cousins I have a memory that feels like a hug every time I recall it.  The house is full of people, two large pots of tomato sauce are simmering on the stove each being looked over by a different person, 🍝 wine is being poured 🍷, there is a good natured argument about how the bread should be cut 🥖, I hear the sound of silverware clinking and lots of talking and laughing.  I'm not sure if it's the smells, the sounds or the feelings that make this memory strong but it is a very strong memory indeed and I cherish it.  ✨ Happy National Cousin's Day⁠

Collect memories, not things.

Our roots say we're cousins, our hearts say we're friends.

Collect memories not thingsNational Cousin's DayCherished memories

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/7/its-time-to-celebrate-cousins Sat, 24 Jul 2021 15:00:00 GMT
The summer has delivered! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/7/the-summer-has-delivered I've experienced Alberta summers when I didn't even bother to bring out my summer wardrobe so I must say that this summer has so far delivered ☀️  I hope you've been spending time at the lake 🛶   making memories around a bon fire and been telling stories while you share cold drinks with friends ➡️  Question: What is your favourite summer activity? ☀️

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Photo shoots in Westlock County

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/7/the-summer-has-delivered Wed, 21 Jul 2021 21:15:00 GMT
Trying to be serious but failing https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/7/trying-to-be-serious-but-failing Benjamin trying to be serious for his baseball photos in Legal, Alberta but fails. It's okay family tend to prefer the smiles 😊⁠  

Thanks for making it fun Legal Minor Ball!⁠⁠

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/7/trying-to-be-serious-but-failing Fri, 16 Jul 2021 19:45:00 GMT
Five end of season coach gifts https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/7/the-best-end-of-season-coach-gifts Without coaches and volunteers growing up with team sports wouldn't be possible.  Give me a loud "HECK YEAH!" if team sports made up a big part of you growing up.  Is it the end of your league's season and you want to be sure your coach knows how much you appreciate them volunteering their early mornings, late evenings and weekend hours to your team and league?  Here's a list of 5 coach presents to gift to your coach at the end of your sports season...

Mugs.

I'd bet your coach was going through the brew to stay caffeinated and alert all the while they were coaching your team.  Thank them with a mug that will remind them of the team they gave their time to guide you through another season.

Alberta sports photographerCoach giftsAn end of season mug for your favourite coach Signing Boards.

Volunteering their early mornings, late evenings and weekend hours to your team.  Say "thank you" and write a little message on this framed signing board to present to your coach.  There will be no doubt they remember the faces that go along with the notes.

thank you to the coachSign Boards for our favourite coachesEnd of year gifts for coaches Trader Cards.

Does your coach collect trader cards?  Give your coach a holder they can slip into their binder with all of the trader cards for the team.

Collecting trader cardsTrader Cards for coachThanks coach you made it great Magazine Covers. 

On photo day have your coach pose for their photo too - have their image put onto a magazine cover and customize the headings to suit them. 

+ Small town coach brings team to the big leagues

+ Voted favourite coach of [year]

+ Team says "Thank you coach!"

+ Can you think of a heading that would work for your coach?

Best coach giftsMagazine covers for all of the coachesPut your favourite coach on the cover of a magazine Christmas ornaments.

Remind your coach to reminisce about the fun you had this year by putting the team picture on a Christmas ornament.  Every year they decorate their tree the fun will be remembered.

sports photography in Alberta, CanadaEnd of season gifts for coachesChristmas ornaments for your hockey coach

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/7/the-best-end-of-season-coach-gifts Wed, 14 Jul 2021 01:16:19 GMT
A free digital of your athlete https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/7/free-social-media-square-of-your-athlete The Legal Minor Ball mementos have been delivered.  Support a small business by tagging @juniperberryphotography in a picture of your sports mementos on Facebook or Instagram and I'll send you a digital of your athlete like this one below....

TAG: @juniperberryphotography

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/7/free-social-media-square-of-your-athlete Sat, 10 Jul 2021 15:00:00 GMT
I hope you're feeling tropical - it's National Pina Colada Day https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/7/i-hope-youre-feeling-tropical---it-s-national-pina-colada-day pineapple, frozen, cocktail, happy hour, at the beachHappy hour at Elbow Tree CottageWhite rum if you're feeling tropical - it's like a holiday in a glass
It's #nationalpinacoladaday so if you're feeling tropical have a drink with me.  
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INGREDIENTS⁠⁠

  • 1 1/2 cups of ice
  • 1/2 cup diced frozen pineapple
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz cream of coconut
  • 2 oz white rum
  • Garnish with Pineapple size, cherry and umbrella

Click here to print the recipe and if you make this please let me know if you liked it, will you make it again?  Have you amended it somehow?  Which rum did you use?⁠

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Cocktails The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/7/i-hope-youre-feeling-tropical---it-s-national-pina-colada-day Sat, 10 Jul 2021 06:00:00 GMT
Proofing galleries, what are they? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/7/proofing-galleries-what-are-they Proofing galleries are how you select your favourite images from your shoot.  Some images are similar and in some cases there are only slight changes in facial expressions - but it's these facial expressions that make us unique to our loved ones so you get to choose.  If you can't choose, share your proofing gallery with family or friends to help you.  When you mark your favourites with a heart your favourites will be saved so it's easier to revisit them.

Hockey photo shoots in studio, proofing galleries

*images were taken at the studio here at Elbow Tree Cottage

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/7/proofing-galleries-what-are-they Mon, 05 Jul 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Smile for Minor Ball - YAY for team sports! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/6/smile-for-minor-ball---yay-for-team-sports The Legal Minor Ball athletes are very happy to be back in the diamond.  Editing and designing with these images is easy when the faces are smiling back at you. 

Good luck on your season Legal Ball!! 

Baseball PhotosSports Photography by Juniper BerryLet's play ball - smiles for Legal Minor Association

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/6/smile-for-minor-ball---yay-for-team-sports Mon, 28 Jun 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Win a magazine cover for your Legal Minor Ball athlete https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/6/win-a-magazine-cover-for-your-legal-minor-ball-athlete Your chance to win a magazine cover with your athlete's image.  What heading do you want on your cover?  Visit the Facebook page and leave your heading in the comments and if your heading is selected you'll get a magazine cover featuring your athlete's image and your heading. 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/6/win-a-magazine-cover-for-your-legal-minor-ball-athlete Thu, 24 Jun 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Magazine covers for your sports photo shoot https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/6/magazine-covers-for-your-sports-photo-shoot Magazine covers are one of my favourite things to prepare for clients.  Not all athletes make it to the pros but this magazine cover will present them in a way that they will always enjoy looking at and they will reminisce about the good-old-days.  

Westlock Warriors, Westlock County, Barrhead photographerSports Photography in Alberta, CanadaMagazine covers for all ages

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/6/magazine-covers-for-your-sports-photo-shoot Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:00:00 GMT
National Martini Day https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/6/national-martini-day It's #martiniday and that'll be the theme of tonight's happy hour at the cottage. 🏡  
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INGREDIENTS⁠⁠
1 1/2 oz Hendrick's Gin (or vodka)
1 oz St. Germain
1 oz lime juice
One 2" piece of peeled cucumber, quartered lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/4" thick pieces⁠⁠
cucumber round for garnish
 

Click here to print the recipe and if you make this please let me know if you liked it, will you make it again?  Have you amended it somehow?  Which gin did you use?⁠

Hendrick's Gin, happy hour at the cottageElderflower GimletGin martini with lime

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Cocktails https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/6/national-martini-day Sat, 19 Jun 2021 22:00:00 GMT
Behind the scenes at Legal Minor Ball's photo shoot https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/6/behind-the-scenes-at-legal-minor-balls-photo-shoot Do you remember playing ball when you were a kid?  The support of your family, getting to spend time with your friends and the encouragement from your coach 😊  It was a WINDY day at the photo shoot so Aunties and coaches jumped in as "hair and makeup" to ensure the players looked their best for their annual photo.  Mind you, a bit of wind in the hair adds a little action to the shot so it's a win-win.

Thank you to all of the volunteers that make this League a success.

If you're interested to see my sports photography click here.

Minor Ball photo shootBehind the scenesThe Town of Legal, Alberta  

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/6/behind-the-scenes-at-legal-minor-balls-photo-shoot Thu, 17 Jun 2021 00:22:41 GMT
Legal Minor Ball Designs https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/6/legal-minor-ball-designs This design was created for the Town of Legal's Minor Ball league - it was prepared in the Fall of 2019 and I've been waiting to use it since May 2020.  I'm SO looking forward to Sunday 13 June which is the first photo day! 

Bring your order form to the shoot - click here to get the order form.

For the players and parents of players you can get the timeline for photo day - click here.

minor ball leaguesLet the games begin!The Town of Legal

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/6/legal-minor-ball-designs Thu, 10 Jun 2021 19:05:55 GMT
Preparing for your baseball or softball photo shoot https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/6/preparing-for-your-baseball-or-softball-photo-shoot It's summer and we are reopened!  Team sports can begin and along with practices and games, baseball photo shoots are now underway.  This is an ideal time to mention a few tips for getting ready for your baseball or softball photo shoot.

  • If you're wearing a hat, have it match your team colours.
  • Bring your favourite bat
  • Don't forget your glove
  • If you have special shoes, bring them
  • Clean and pack your uniform
  • Put the items you want to bring by the door so you won't forget them 

A little preparation will ensure you are looking the part for your photo shoot and the mementoes will be that much more awesome.

If you are looking for a photographer for your league please contact me.

Collect memories, not things

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography Tips https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/6/preparing-for-your-baseball-or-softball-photo-shoot Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Tomorrow all outdoor sports resume! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/6/tomorrow-all-outdoor-sports-resume Tomorrow all outdoor sports resume!!  Is your favourite bat and glove ready for minor ball season?

If your league needs a photographer please contact me.

If you want to see more sports photography click here.
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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/6/tomorrow-all-outdoor-sports-resume Wed, 09 Jun 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Summer is early! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/6/summer-is-early equineAlberta summersSummertime in Westlock County

Summer technically starts on Sunday, 20 June but as far as I'm concerned we've been getting summer for weeks now and I'm starting to daydream about being at a lake.  Lightening bugs are brightening my late evening walks, the wood pile is large and ready for impromptu bonfire nights and the fridge is stocked with cold drinksQuestion: What is your favourite summer activity? 

To see the Juniper Berry Summer Magazine click here.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/6/summer-is-early Sun, 06 Jun 2021 22:00:00 GMT
Some boudoir tips for your first - and every - boudoir photo shoot https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/5/some-boudoir-tips-for-your-first---and-every---boudoir-photo-shoot Did you know that fishnet pantyhose with larger diamond holes are slimming on larger legs?  Whether or not you plan on incorporating fishnet stockings into your photo shoot this Do & Don't Guide will help you plan for your photo shoot. 

Click the image below to get the do's and don'ts of getting ready for your boudoir session.⁠
Boudoir photo sessions in AlbertaThe Boudoir Do and Don't Guideclick here

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Boudoir Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/5/some-boudoir-tips-for-your-first---and-every---boudoir-photo-shoot Mon, 31 May 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Behind the scenes of a film noir studio photo shoot https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/5/behind-the-scenes-of-a-film-noir-studio-photo-shoot Beautiful pictures may make it hard to believe that your images would look just as good.  Let's add a little realistic behind the scenes view of how it looks while the magic is happening.

I love the way this light sculpts her face and really shows off her individual features.

#stayhydrated 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Elbow Tree Cottage Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/5/behind-the-scenes-of-a-film-noir-studio-photo-shoot Mon, 24 May 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Smiles for mom regardless of their age https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/5/smiles-for-mom-regardless-of-their-age This little sport star loved being in front of the camera and was excited to tell all his friends that he had a professional hockey photo shoot.  When I say "Look at mom." I will almost always get a smile.   I can tell you from experience that regardless of age (yes, even teenagers) this is true.  They can't help but smile when they look at mom and it melts mom's hearts in and out of the studio.  

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/5/smiles-for-mom-regardless-of-their-age Tue, 18 May 2021 15:00:00 GMT
What to do, and don't do for your boudoir photo shoot https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/5/what-to-do-and-dont-do-for-your-boudoir-photo-shoot Is having a boudoir photo shoot something new for you?  Do you make sure to get your annual boudoir session in once a year?  Whether it's your first time or want a a back to basics refresh, click here to see the do's and don'ts of getting ready for your boudoir photo shoot.

Tasteful boudoir in AlbertaThe do's and don'ts of getting ready for your boudoir photo shootPlanning an intimate portraiture photo session?

*pictured above - the Juniper Berry digital album

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Boudoir Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/5/what-to-do-and-dont-do-for-your-boudoir-photo-shoot Tue, 18 May 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Busy days are happy days https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/5/busy-days-are-happy-days My days have been full of my favourite things.  Many hours of culling, editing and designing to get your portraits in your home, the home of your families and on the wall.  Prints, magnets, Christmas ornaments, framed collages and more are on their way.  Busy days are happy days and delivery days bring smiles.

Outdoor photo shoots and indoor studio sessionsAlberta PhotographerSports and Portrait Photographer in the Edmonton area

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/5/busy-days-are-happy-days Mon, 10 May 2021 15:00:00 GMT
New sports product - Double Image 8x10 https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/5/new-double-image-8x10 Keeping it fresh by working on new products for sport photography clients.  Two images blended on an 8x10 print.  This particular design has the name of the team name and the year as well.  Choose one smiling and one serious, one close and one far - you decide.  To see more sports photography products click here.  Products can be customized with your team colours and logo.

Hockey photos in Alberta, CanadaDouble imagesSports Photography Products

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/5/new-double-image-8x10 Tue, 04 May 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Spring & Summer Magazine 2021 https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/4/spring-summer-magazine-2021 It's Spring!  Here at the cottage I've been spending a lot of time with dirt; digging it, sorting it, planting seeds with it, breathing it in (boy it's dry) and talking about it because this year may be the year we actually do some landscaping!  We've got 160 acres of beautiful natural landscape but no purposeful landscaping has yet taken place.  Slowly, slowly, is the pace we're taking here and I'm okay with that.  Every single small change is exciting and fills me with joy.  BUT, back to the magazine the link is hereClick and enjoy!  I hope it encourages you to put down the rake and record memories this year.

Have your pictures taken in beautiful AlbertaSpring & Summer MagazineA magazine to help inspire ideas for your own photo shoot with Juniper Berry Photography         

 

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/4/spring-summer-magazine-2021 Fri, 30 Apr 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Light tests behind the scenes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/4/light-tests-behind-the-scenes Happiness is when they look this cute for their test shot😆  When you come for studio shoots we get the light just right before we start shooting and that's why we take test shots.  Some models have fun with it and they already have a print-worthy portrait before they get their outfit(s) on.  In this case he was here for a hockey photo shoot and this was before he got his gear on.  Nothing beats a relaxed model with a natural smile.

*studio shoots in the studio at Elbow Tree Cottage

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Portrait Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/4/light-tests-behind-the-scenes Wed, 28 Apr 2021 15:00:00 GMT
National Picnic Day encourages us to spend time outdoors https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/4/national-picnic-day-encourages-us-to-spend-time-outdoors A picnic in April may not be something we're used to doing in Alberta but this weather does encourage outdoor fun!

From this list, which three things will you bring to your Alberta picnic:

  • a snack
  • your favourite book
  • freshly pedicured toes
  • a special drink
  • flower crown
  • a cozy blanket
  • a hat
  • mosquito spray

It's #nationalpicnicday

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/4/national-picnic-day-encourages-us-to-spend-time-outdoors Fri, 23 Apr 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Coffee & Bourbon https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/4/coffee-bourbon Sundowners Coffee and Bourbon Cocktail Happy hour at Elbow Tree Cottage
It's happy hour at the cottage.  Leftover coffee doesn't usually exist at the cottage but it's Spring which meant my day was full of outdoor chores so the second cup of coffee in my French Press was left to be enjoyed in the evening.  An extra bonus is that I could use a little pick-me-up after schlepping wood and digging in the garden all day.  Sometimes the stars align.

Never let the morning's brew go to be waste...

INGREDIENTS

4 1/2 oz black iced coffee

1 oz bourbon

1/4 to 1/2 oz maple syrup (how sweet do you like it?)

DIRECTIONS

If you don't have leftover coffee brew a pot and let it chill until cold, or dilute your cold-brew concentrate with an equal amount of cold water.  Measure all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake thoroughly, until chilled and foamy.  Strain into a glass over ice.

If you made this please comment below on your thoughts - will you make it again?  Have you amended it somehow?  How sweet did you like it?

PRINT THE RECIPE

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Cocktails The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/4/coffee-bourbon Mon, 19 Apr 2021 19:33:27 GMT
Spring in Alberta https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/4/spring-in-alberta Spring is here .... Alberta's version of Spring is here.  Beautiful tone on tone shades of brown and tan broken up by gorgeous evergreens and then a snowstorm that inspires cozy times by the fireplace with hot drinks and fuzzy blankets.  Alberta's version of Spring is okay for me. 

*photo taken at Elbow Tree Cottage

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/4/spring-in-alberta Mon, 12 Apr 2021 20:33:19 GMT
Sneak Peeks and proofing galleries https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/4/sneak-peeks-and-proofing-galleries These young athletes are looking pro in their gear!  All proofing galleries have been delivered and sneak peeks have been shared.  The free hockey shoots are over but click here to be notified when specials like this come up again. 

Professional sports photography in the Edmonton areaAAA hockey in AlbertaSports photos in studio

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/4/sneak-peeks-and-proofing-galleries Tue, 06 Apr 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Magazine Covers, trader cards and discounts oh my https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/4/Magazine-Covers-trader-cards-and-discounts-oh-my When you're seven years old and look professional enough to make the magazine cover.  This little guy may take hockey seriously enough to make it a career path.

* pictured here with the Westlock Warrior's custom trader cards and the Juniper Berry gift card that gives the holder $50 off any photo shoot booked before 30 August

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/4/Magazine-Covers-trader-cards-and-discounts-oh-my Fri, 02 Apr 2021 15:00:00 GMT
So grateful that my doors are open https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/3/so-grateful-that-my-doors-are-open I'm grateful to have the opportunity to continue offering my services during this time.

I recently welcomed young athletes into the studio for photo shoots and the current restrictions allow for me to continue booking these types of shoots and outdoor photo sessions as well.  I hope to be able to keep the doors of my small business open to service those in my community and beyond.

The free hockey sessions have been filled but click here to be the first notified when specials like this are available in the future.

Sports Photography mementos

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Sports Photography The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/3/so-grateful-that-my-doors-are-open Tue, 30 Mar 2021 16:45:47 GMT
What would your magazine headings be? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/3/What-would-your-magazine-headings-be What would your magazine headings say? 

  • This year's top prospect
  • Small town boy makes it big
  • Recruiters all have him/her on player their list. 

Let your imagination be your guide and I will customize your cover for you.  Make your athlete feel and look PRO on these magazine covers.

Alberta sports photography for your leagueGiving away free hockey photo shoots in studio

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/3/What-would-your-magazine-headings-be Wed, 24 Mar 2021 15:00:00 GMT
What to wear guides https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/3/what-to-wear-guides What would be your first question after booking your shoot?  One of the most common questions is "What do I wear?".  To help you prepare for your pictures I've compiled some resources like:

  • Dress Yourself Tall
  • Seven Fashion Rules; and 
  • What to Wear (families, kids and for your individual portrait photo session).

Click the picture below and be redirected to the guides. 

Guides for planning your photo sessionWhat to wearResources for your photo shoot

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Portrait Tips https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/3/what-to-wear-guides Tue, 16 Mar 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Behind the scenes in studio on hockey photo shoots https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/3/behind-the-scenes-in-studio-on-hockey-photo-shoots Behind the scenes at the studio here at Elbow Tree Cottage at one of the FREE COVID Hockey photo shoots

Why free?  Because COVID sucks, that's why.  

Wardrobe!  Calling wardrobe!  Mom making an alteration to this Assistant Captain's jersey before his shoot.

If you want a free hockey photo shoot for your athlete get on the list by clicking here.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/3/behind-the-scenes-in-studio-on-hockey-photo-shoots Thu, 11 Mar 2021 16:00:00 GMT
Your Free Shoot is Booked! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/3/your-free-shoot-is-booked Way to go mom!!  You got on the list and your free hockey shoot is booked.  You're going to get your hockey mementos so you can remember the strangest hockey season in images.

  • Bring your gear including your skates and hockey stick.
  • You wont be able to wear your skates in studio but see the images below to see what kind of images we can get.
  • We will follow the Government's rules so wear your mask.  You can take the mask off while shooting, but I'll be wearing mine.
  • Also in line with the Government's rules, we need to keep the number of people in the studio limited.  Please come to the studio with only the athletes that will be taking part in a photo shoot.
  • Bring your order form to the studio on the day of your shoot - print it here.   All of the classic sports stuff like trader cards etc is available and there are also some special items available only with these studio photo shoots.
  • Your shoot will last around 20 minutes.
  • You will have various photos to choose from.

Visits to the studio are by appointment only - click here for directions

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/3/your-free-shoot-is-booked Tue, 09 Mar 2021 17:30:00 GMT
Planning the brand photo shoot for your small business https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/3/planning-the-brand-photo-shoot-for-your-small-business Stand out from the noise and schedule a branding photo shoot.  Get the guide to see how we will plan a strategic photo shoot that is approached with purpose.  Learn more about how to plan your branding photo shoot, different portraits that help convey your brand and more.  GET THE GUIDE

Your customers are visual people...
It's said that 93% of consumers admit that visual images are the
#1 factor that influences their buying decisions.  This means
your imagery needs to work hard to inspire your audience
and clearly communicate your brand story.

Small Business, AlbertaBranding Photo ShootClick to learn more

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Brand Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/3/planning-the-brand-photo-shoot-for-your-small-business Tue, 09 Mar 2021 16:00:00 GMT
Complimentary Hockey Photo Shoots https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/3/complimentary-hockey-photo-shoots An opportunity to get your hockey mementos.  Hockey shut down early and COVID restrictions has made getting your annual hockey mementos difficult.  Do free photo shoots make it easier?  I'm offering free photo shoots in studio so your athletes can don their jersey's and have the strangest season remembered in images.  

Accepting bookings now - limited spots available CLICK HERE TO GET ON THE LIST

All of the classic sports mementos like trader cards etc is available - click here to see the order form

Details:

  • By appointment only
  • In studio at Elbow Tree Cottage near Busby, Alberta
  • Your shoot will last around 20 minutes
  • We can take various poses
  • Skates cannot be worn in studio but bring them and your hockey stick too
  • Special sibling templates available
  • Photo shoots will be compliant with COVID requirements

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/3/complimentary-hockey-photo-shoots Mon, 01 Mar 2021 22:58:41 GMT
Your own boudoir calendar for 2021 https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/2/your-own-boudoir-calendar-for-2021 How surprised would your partner be?  Remind them how awesome you are with a beautiful image of you each month.

See the Boudoir What to Expect Magazine to learn more about boudoir sessions with Juniper Berry Photography.

Alberta Boudoir, CalendarBoudoir CalendarTasteful boudoir pictures

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Boudoir Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/2/your-own-boudoir-calendar-for-2021 Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:00:00 GMT
The benefits of being a VIP aka a Very Important Person https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/2/the-benefits-of-being-a-vip-aka-a-very-important-person When you become a VIP of Juniper Berry Photography you are part of the inner circle, which means you're the first to know about special dates, exclusive discounts, offers and launches.  Click here to become a VIP

VIP status in AlbertaClick to become a VIP

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/2/the-benefits-of-being-a-vip-aka-a-very-important-person Tue, 23 Feb 2021 16:00:00 GMT
Valentine's Day Printable Activity https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/2/valentines-day-printable-activity It's basically my job to reminisce.  I think it's important to take joy in moments past and memories that put a smile on your face.  It seems to always be the case that after the first memory is shared many more stories come to the surface and soon everyone is taking part in sharing their take on what happened 'that day' at 'that moment'. 

Here's a printable activity that will have you reminiscing about grade school and may even keep the littles occupied for a bit - download it here.

Portraits of boys #boymomStudio Portraits by Juniper Berry PhotographyStudio is located at Elbow Tree Cottage on the border of Westlock and Barrhead County - near the town of Onoway

*photo taken in studio at Elbow Tree Cottage on the border of Westlock and Barrhead County 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Studio The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/2/valentines-day-printable-activity Sun, 14 Feb 2021 15:00:00 GMT
It's clean up your computer day - print your images https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/2/its-clean-up-your-computer-day---print-your-images Your computer just crashed and you lost all your photos!  You spent hundreds trying to recover any data from your hard drive without success.  The thought of this makes my heart race - ugh my worst nightmare!  Today is Clean Out Your Computer Day so the perfect time for me to send you this message encouraging you to print your images.

Regardless of how hard Google, iCloud, Dropbox, etc. work to create a failsafe system, the reality is that no system is ever 100% safe.  While we love the idea of security and permanent preservation that digital files seem to offer, the reality is any platform can crash go out of business, or hike their prices up.  Print your images because there's no way to reclaim them once they're lost.  

*click here to get the Juniper Berry Magazine

photographer in Busby Alberta, Barrhead, Westlock CountyFamily pictures in AlbertaFramed prints and allbums

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Juniper Berry Products Tips https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/2/its-clean-up-your-computer-day---print-your-images Mon, 08 Feb 2021 16:00:00 GMT
Cold weather chores https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/2/cold-weather-chores Cold weather is in the forecast so around here that means making sure the wood pile by the house is sufficiently stocked for cozy nights.  Wrapped in a fuzzy blanket by the fire on cold nights while sipping a favourite hot drink is one of the main reasons I don't mind the winter season.  #countryliving

Rural life in Barrhead County Wood pilesCountry living

*image photographed at Elbow Tree Cottage on the border of Barrhead County and Westlock County

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/2/cold-weather-chores Tue, 02 Feb 2021 16:00:00 GMT
Restrictions have been modified so my doors are open https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/1/restrictions-have-been-modified-so-my-doors-are-open The restrictions have been modified which means you can have your outdoor photo shoot or indoor boudoir session.  I look forward to chatting with you about your needs.

For more information about a Juniper Berry photo shoot click here for the magazine.

For more information about a Boudoir shoot click here.

Outdoor winter photo shoots and indoor boudoir sessionsDoors Are OpenRestrictions lifted

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Boudoir Family Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/1/restrictions-have-been-modified-so-my-doors-are-open Mon, 25 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
Behind the scenes at Fall shoots https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/1/behind-the-scenes-at-fall-shoots Real smiles in your photos start with laughs behind the scenes.

I loved photographing this family at their property in Westlock County.  We were able to incorporate various parts of their property that are unique to them, which gives the images a lot of meaning.

As dear as your photos are to you today, their value will be much more as children get older, your homestead changes and people say good-bye.

Genuine photo shoot fun 🤪

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/1/behind-the-scenes-at-fall-shoots Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
My wish for your new year https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/1/my-wish-for-your-new-year I wish that your year is full of winter activities, fun at the lake, family get togethers around the table, camping in the mountains or camping in the backyard, roasting marshmallows with family around the fire pit, late summer nights looking at the stars, holidays spent with those you love, long weekends making memories with family and friends, a Christmas with everyone you want to be with and a New Years Eve with a group of people that you can hug in the new year with.  Take pleasure in the simple things and your year will be full of bliss.

wishes for the new year2021 wishes for youPretty notebooks

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/1/my-wish-for-your-new-year Wed, 13 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
I'm back to serve you in 2021 https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/1/im-back-to-serve-you-in-2021 I'm back from the holiday break and once this this lockdown is over I'll be taking bookings for outdoor winter photo shoots and in studio boudoir sessions.

This unseasonable weather has made winter photo shoots more obtainable than years before - click here for the Autumn/Winter Mag

If you've thought about boudoir sessions before and are interested to learn a bit more click here.  

Back in studioReady to serve you in 2021

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Boudoir Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/1/im-back-to-serve-you-in-2021 Tue, 05 Jan 2021 18:30:00 GMT
Farewell 2020 https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/1/farewell-2020 Holiday CardsGood-bye 2020Personal portraits

What were the highlights of your 2020❓ Did you find value in social distancing? Did you gain a new perspective? Are you looking forward to a time when you can be social distanced from those in your household? Tell me in the comments.

Goodbye 2020. Not because we aren't thankful for all you taught us but that we're looking forward to take what we learned and apply it for a happier 2021.⁠

Cheers 🥂⁠

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2021/1/farewell-2020 Fri, 01 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
Last day to save on your 2021 photo shoot https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/last-day-to-save-on-your-2021-photo-shoot Did you want a photo shoot in 2021?  Perhaps you have visions of your family and a Fall foliage scene?  Today is the last day to use the sale code for your 2021 photo shoot. CLICK HERE to SAVE $50 with code:

VIPSAVE50

Get your shoot now and call me when you're ready to schedule it.

CLICK HERE to visit the store and learn more

Click to shop

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/last-day-to-save-on-your-2021-photo-shoot Thu, 31 Dec 2020 14:00:00 GMT
Holiday Hours https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/holiday-hours Christmas BreakHoliday Hours I'll be taking some time away from the studio for a Christmas break but the store will still be open for those of you who want to secure a discount for next year's photo shoot.  Save $50 on any photo shoot in Collection One when you purchase your shoot before 31 December

Merry Christmas to you and yours xo

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/holiday-hours Thu, 24 Dec 2020 16:00:00 GMT
What makes your family unique? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/what-makes-your-family-unique Visit the storeSave $50 What makes your family unique?  If you didn't get a chance this year, but want to be sure to get some memories recorded in a beautiful way next year, take advantage of the SALE and save $50 by visiting my store before 31 December 2020 and using the code VIPSAVE50.  Get your photo shoot now and when you're ready we can set your date.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/what-makes-your-family-unique Tue, 22 Dec 2020 18:45:00 GMT
Happy holidays from my family to yours https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/happy-holidays-from-my-family-to-yours Juniper Berry Christmas CardsHappy HolidaysFrom my family to yours, Merry Christmas Next week is Christmas - yay!  From my family to yours, we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful festive season full of joy and a New Year that allows us to spend more time with those we care about.

A sincere thank you for the support you've shown me in 2020.  It was a pleasure to photograph you and the referrals mean more to me than I can say.

I look forward to serving you in 2021 xo

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/happy-holidays-from-my-family-to-yours Fri, 18 Dec 2020 18:45:00 GMT
The annual tradition of travelling through time https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/the-annual-tradition-of-travelling-through-time family photographerFamily photos in Barrhead CountyElbow Tree Cottage located on the border of Westlock County in Alberta, Canada I'll bet that sometimes you're so busy you don't even notice how much they've changed and then you see a picture taken the year before and "whoa"!  An annual tradition of decorating the tree can be a trip through time when your ornaments feature photographs of your loved ones.  I'd love to know what family tradition you have during this holiday season - please tell me in the comments.

If you didn't get a chance this year but want to be sure to get some memories recorded in a beautiful way next year, sign up to my VIP list where you get first dibs on any specials being offered by me.  

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/the-annual-tradition-of-travelling-through-time Wed, 16 Dec 2020 16:00:00 GMT
Christmas Sale https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/christmas-sale I've got a sale code for my blog followers. Use code VIPSAVE50 to save $50 on a photo shoot.  Buy now to use later - get a shoot for yourself - or gift a photo shoot to someone you care about.


Do you want a photo shoot for your family in 2021?  ➡️  Send this code to someone so they know what to get you for Christmas 😉⁠


Click the image above to visit the store and use your sale code 🎉⁠

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/christmas-sale Tue, 15 Dec 2020 18:30:00 GMT
We all become stories https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/we-all-become-stories The Juniper Album by Juniper Berry Photography, Alberta, CanadaWe all become stories

WE ALL BECOME STORIES

Your sister will recount stories about when you were growing up, your dad likes to tell the story about that time you went fishing together, every family holiday your Auntie tells the story about when you were twelve, your brother likes to tell embarrassing stories about you but you've got some on him too <wink>  and your children will tell the stories about you to their children.

We all become stories

Present you and your loved ones in the Juniper Album, a visual storybook of happy moments.

To see how easy having a shoot will be click here.

To talk to me about what you want out of your photo shoot you can reach me here: 780-720-2905

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/we-all-become-stories Tue, 15 Dec 2020 01:45:00 GMT
Gin & Germain https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/gin-germain It's Friday and I'm celebrating the end of a good week with some Gin & Germain.  I discovered St. Germain when I came across a unique glass measuring tumbler while thrifting with my mom.  Since then I've been playing with different cocktails that include this Elderflower ingredient and it's been a win every time.  I'm not a food blogger or mixologist, but if you're interested in the recipe click the image below. 

Need to get some gin to enjoy this, try Black Diamond Distillery in St. Albert, Alberta

Friday night gin cocktailGin & GermainIt's not a G&T, it's a G&G  

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/gin-germain Sat, 12 Dec 2020 01:45:00 GMT
Highlights from 2020 https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/highlights-from-2020

What were the highlights of your 2020❔  Did you find value in quarantine? Or rather social distancing?  Are you looking forward to a time when you can be social distanced from those in your household?

This Christmas card shows your year's highlights and it's one of the Juniper Berry Christmas cards my clients get to choose from and I'm so grateful for them all - my clients, not the card designs 😄

I hope you're enjoying your holiday season so far  ✨

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/highlights-from-2020 Thu, 10 Dec 2020 16:00:00 GMT
A Surprise Proposal https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/a-surprise-proposal A surprise engagementI can help you plan your proposal so it says a surprise until you're ready to pop the question.

You want to ask her and you want it to be a surprise.  I can help you plan your proposal in a way that she wont know you are about to pop the question.  She will be so impressed at your proposal and that's what you want because you will be telling this engagement story for years to come.  You will be able to do more than tell your story, you will be able to show your story in the images we take at your surprise proposal.

Click here to get an idea about how this is going to work or simply email or call me: 780-720-2905

You are about to make her very happy.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Engagement https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/a-surprise-proposal Thu, 10 Dec 2020 01:45:00 GMT
What did you celebrate this year that's worth remembering? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/what-did-you-celebrate-this-year-thats-worth-remembering Portrait photographer in Barrhead County, bordering Westlock County and near the Town of Onoway Special gifts for special clientsJoin my VIP list to get first dibs on specials and more What did you celebrate this year that's worth remembering?  Did this year mark an anniversary?  A special birthday?  An important milestone?  If there is one thing this particular year has taught us, it's that simply another year together as a family is reason enough to be grateful.  

I hope when you decorate your tree you have some ornaments that spark memories of special moments in your past years.

If you didn't get a chance this year but want to be sure to get some memories recorded in a beautiful way next year, sign up to my VIP list where you get first dibs on any specials being offered by me.  

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/what-did-you-celebrate-this-year-thats-worth-remembering Tue, 08 Dec 2020 01:45:00 GMT
National Cookie Day https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/national-cookie-day

I asked Barry what cookie he wanted me to bake for Christmas and he said "chocolate chip".  Well I don't think that's a Christmas cookie but it is what he wants so I will oblige.  That said, believe it or not, I've never made chocolate chip cookies before so as it's National Cookie Day please share your best chocolate chip recipe with me.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/national-cookie-day Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:00:00 GMT
What to wear resources https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/what-to-wear-resources To help my photography clients prepare for their shoot I've created a resource page full of quick-read guides.

I do want to take beautiful pictures of you you but first I want to help you feel prepared and confident with your outfit choices.  Step one, click here and read the guides that appeal to you. Step two, lay your outfits on the bed and send me a phone snap.  Together we perfect your look and you will look amazing for your shoot.  It is that easy!  Who doesn't need a little guidance on their look?  I will admit that when putting these guides together I learned a thing or two ... or three!! 

See these guides on the website on what to wear to your Alberta photo shoot What to wear guidesTips to prepare you for your photo shoot

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Tips https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/12/what-to-wear-resources Thu, 03 Dec 2020 00:30:00 GMT
Sneak peeks are part of the process https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/11/sneak-peeks-are-part-of-the-process It's fun to share sneak peeks of your photo shoot with you shortly after your shoot.  It gets you excited for what's to come - and what's coming is an online proofing gallery of a lot of images so you can choose your favourites. If you're interested to see the steps I guide you through to a successful shoot click here to see Photo Shoot 101.

If you want to talk to me about shoot ideas drop me a line.

Portrait photographer in Alberta, CanadaPictures for your teenagerPhotoshoots for your son

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/11/sneak-peeks-are-part-of-the-process Fri, 27 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
Where to find Elbow Tree Cottage https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/11/where-to-find-elbow-tree-cottage Directions to your photo shoot with Juniper Berry PhotographyDirections to the cottageLocation of Elbow Tree Cottage

Wondering where to find Elbow Trees?  There's a new page on the website giving you directions to your photo shoot.  One hundred and sixty acres of beautiful landscape that will make a beautiful backdrop for your photo session.  This is where you can find Blueberry Bay, Harvest Hill, Memory Lane and more.  By appointment only.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Engagement https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/11/where-to-find-elbow-tree-cottage Fri, 20 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
The Autumn & Winter Juniper Berry Magazine 2020/21 https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/11/the-autumn-winter-juniper-berry-magazine-2020/21 Session styles, product choices and why choose Juniper Berry Photography - learn about this and more in the Autumn & Winter 2020/21 Magazine.

See what wall art options are available and the digital products that you can get.  See the F.A.Q.s and testimonials.  

portraits in Alberta at Elbow Tree Cottagethe Juniper Berry Magazine for Autumn & Winter is herePhoto shoots in Alberta

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/11/the-autumn-winter-juniper-berry-magazine-2020/21 Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
Gift Voucher - Validity Extended to 30 August 2021 https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/11/gift-voucher---validity-extended-to-30-august-2021 Due to all of the reasons you may not have been able to book a photo shoot this past year, I'm extending the validity of the Juniper Berry vouchers 💰

If you were lucky enough to receive one of these vouchers please note that they have been extended for 8-months, which means it will be valid until 30 August, 2021 👏   

The vouchers are redeemable by the holder of the gift voucher 🎁

I don't think I'm alone when I say I'm thinking positive thoughts for 2021 ✨
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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/11/gift-voucher---validity-extended-to-30-august-2021 Tue, 10 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
It's the season for plaid https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/11/its-the-season-for-plaid It's time for plaid ... it's time for ⤵️⁠
🎃 pumpkin everything⁠
hot drinks⁠
👕 sweaters⁠
🔥 cozy nights by the fire⁠

What do you think it's time for?  Tell me in the comments ✨⁠

Alberta girls in plaidIt's time for plaidLife in the country is living

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Brand Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/11/its-the-season-for-plaid Thu, 05 Nov 2020 00:30:00 GMT
The Digital Album by Juniper Berry Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/10/the-digital-album-by-juniper-berry-photography You love the way your images look on your wall but you'd love to have digital versions to share with family and friends on social and email.  Here's the solution, I have a couple digital offers and one is a smart phone app.  You can share the images from your photo shoot by email or on social right from the app.

Select a package that includes the Digital Album or add it on separately.  To see which packages include the Digital Album click here or the image below. 

a digital album via a smart phone app of your photo shootThe Digital AlbumClick to learn more

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/10/the-digital-album-by-juniper-berry-photography Wed, 28 Oct 2020 23:30:00 GMT
Late Autumn Neutral Colours https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/10/late-autumn-neutral-colours Autumn is a very popular time for photo shoots.  Is it because people are preparing for their Christmas cards or that the colours are gorgeous?  Maybe a bit of both, but there is that time between beautiful orange and yellow foliage and wonderfully covered white landscapes that can be special.  The leaves have all fallen, the air is fresh and aromatic and the landscape is neutral - possibly a bit minimalistic.  This boy rocked his photoshoot and had fun doing it.  He told his mom he really enjoyed it and his mom knows he liked being 'in the spotlight' at his one-on-one photo session. 

Location: Elbow Tree Cottage in Barrhead County near Busby, Alberta

Tween photoshoots in AlbertaNeutral Autumn PhotoshootsLocation: Elbow Tree Cottage

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/10/late-autumn-neutral-colours Fri, 23 Oct 2020 06:08:00 GMT
A girl and her horse https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/10/a-girl-and-her-horse You see a horse with your eyes but you feel a horse with your soul ✨⁠

I always wanted a horse when I was growing up but between my allergies and the expense I was never lucky enough to have one.  I'm not a girl anymore and my allergies don't stop me from capturing these memories for these lucky girls.
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📷 Image taken at client's home in #winter

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/10/a-girl-and-her-horse Thu, 22 Oct 2020 23:30:00 GMT
A free digital version of your customized Christmas card https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/10/a-free-digital-version-of-your-customized-christmas-card Did you tell yourself that you were not going to wait until the last minute to send your cards this year?  I know I did.  Use the favourite images from your Juniper Berry Photoshoot to customize your Christmas card.  I'll even add a personal message from you on the back of the card to save you time.  Order more than 50 cards and I'll gift you a digital version to share with your friends on social xo 2020 Xmas cards customized with your family photoA gift for my VIPsFree digital Christmas Card

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/10/a-free-digital-version-of-your-customized-christmas-card Thu, 15 Oct 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Early Bird discounts now available https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/10/early-bird-discounts-now-available It's now public.  My VIPs got the news first - if you like being first sign up to be a VIP.

See the new card designs and take advantage of the Early Bird Sale.

Did you get a jump start on your cards by already booking your photo shoot?  If not, contact me to set a date. 

Alberta Family Photographer Card DesignsChristmas Card SaleEarly Bird Discount

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/10/early-bird-discounts-now-available Sun, 11 Oct 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Product Photography - The Farmhouse Linen Bread Bag https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/10/product-photography-The-Farmhouse-Linen-Bread-Bag I bought two of these Farmhouse Linen Bread Bags from Cedar and Sage Farm on Etsy - one for me and one for the friend who inspired me to make my own bread.  It's hard to explain how wonderfully satisfying it is to make your own bread so I encourage you to try this super easy no-knead recipe.  To get my bread recipe click here.  If you're interested in product photography that stops the scroll click here

Alberta Brand PhotographerBread BagsProduct Photography

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Brand Photography Small Business https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/10/product-photography-The-Farmhouse-Linen-Bread-Bag Wed, 07 Oct 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Getting a jump start on the Christmas card catalogue https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/10/getting-a-jump-start-on-the-christmas-card-catalogue Over here at the cottage getting a jump start on Christmas cards.  I've got some new designs for you to choose from this year so I'm updating the catalogue.  Did you get a jump start on your cards by already booking your photo shoot?  If not, contact me to set a date. 

I'll design the cards with your favourite images and deliver them to you.  Time is precious so I'll even customize the card with a personal message from you to save you time.

Sign up for the VIP list to be first to receive the Christmas card catalogue.   

Xmas card photo shootFamily Christmas CardsBeautiful holiday cards

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/10/getting-a-jump-start-on-the-christmas-card-catalogue Sun, 04 Oct 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Fashion Rules that are worth following for your photo shoot https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/10/fashion-rules-that-are-worth-following-for-your-photo-shoot Some rules are meant to be broken but these rules will genuinely help you look your best.

I want to take beautiful pictures of you but first I'll help you feel prepared by sharing some words of advice - click the image below ...

looking your best at your portrait or personal branding photo shoot in Alberta, CanadaSeven Fashion Rules that are worth following for your photo shootGetting ready for your photo shoot and want to know some rules to follow?


 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Brand Photography Tips https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/10/fashion-rules-that-are-worth-following-for-your-photo-shoot Thu, 01 Oct 2020 21:45:00 GMT
Make 2021 special by getting a 2021 customized with your favourite images https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/9/make-2021-special-by-getting-a-2021-customized-with-your-favourite-images Who is looking forward to starting fresh in 2021?  Make 2021 extra special by looking at 12 different images from your Juniper Berry photo shoot.

Use your favourite images from the shoot to customize your desk calendar.  They make awesome gifts PLUS you get a great deal if you get more than one.

*FUN TIP: You can cut the images off the calendar and frame them all together at the end of the year or separately.  A fun DIY project to record the year - a great addition to your gallery wall.

Click here to contact me and talk about booking your shoot.

get your 2021 desktop calendar2021 calendars with your smilesCustom calendars

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Family Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/9/make-2021-special-by-getting-a-2021-customized-with-your-favourite-images Mon, 28 Sep 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Summer is coming to and end https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/9/summer-is-coming-to-and-end How is it even possible that the end of summer is upon us?  Living in Alberta, Canada, I've come to appreciate each season and their silver linings so it’s always a little bittersweet when a season nears it’s end.  That said, there's no denying Fall awakens a part of me that I look forward to.  I will dig out my boots and sweaters with a smile and aim to have as many outdoor fires as the weather will allow.  How do you best like to enjoy Fall?  Tell me in the comments ....  

A wonderful Canadian SummerSummer in AlbertaSay good-bye to the summer and hello to Fall

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/9/summer-is-coming-to-and-end Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:45:00 GMT
The views are changing here at Elbow Tree Cottage https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/9/the-views-are-changing-here-at-elbow-tree-cottage If there was any doubt Autumn is close, the changes in the harvest will confirm all you need to know.

The views are changing here at Elbow Tree Cottage.

The seasons of Alberta, CanadaThe views are changing here at Elbow Tree CottageHarvest has begun

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/9/the-views-are-changing-here-at-elbow-tree-cottage Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Happy National Day of Encouragement https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/9/happy-national-day-of-encouragement You can do it!

What you're looking for is not out there, it is in you.

Happy National Day of Encouragement xo

portrait photography in Alberta, CanadaNational Day of EncouragementYou are worth it!

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/9/happy-national-day-of-encouragement Sat, 12 Sep 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Summer, you were fantastic! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/9/summer-you-were-fantastic Rural Country LifeSummer in Alberta

Summer, you were fantastic!  The wind in the leaves, the ground beneath my bare feet, the sun on my face, bon fires on long evenings and time at the lake with family and friends.  Summer memories have been recorded and filed under fun but now it's time to put away the sandals and get out the bootsChallenge: Can you sum up your summer in three words?  Put them in the comments...   

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/9/summer-you-were-fantastic Wed, 09 Sep 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Celebrate Read A Book Day and benefit your wellbeing https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/9/celebrate-read-a-book-day-and-benefit-your-wellbeing strengthen your brain, build vocabulary, prevent cognitive decline, reduces stress, aid sleep and alleviate depressionRead A Book DayThe benefits of reading

Some of the benefits you get from reading.  Reading strengthens the brain, builds vocabulary, prevents cognitive decline, reduces stress, aids sleep and alleviates depression.  SO many good reasons to pick up a book, a hot drink and get cozy this Autumn.  Start some good habits xo

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/9/celebrate-read-a-book-day-and-benefit-your-wellbeing Sun, 06 Sep 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Let your children know they matter without saying a word https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/9/let-your-children-know-they-matter-without-saying-a-word family photo shoots in Alberta, CanadaFamily Photos by Juniper BerryFamily is important When your children see family photos hung on the wall what does this instil in them without you having to say a word?⁠

➡️ The importance of family;⁠
➡️ That they are accepted and an important part of something special; and⁠
➡️ That they will always be welcomed home.⁠

Decorate your home with your loved ones ✨

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/9/let-your-children-know-they-matter-without-saying-a-word Tue, 01 Sep 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Catch the summer magazine before it goes away https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/8/catch-the-summer-magazine-before-it-goes-away Each quarter I select a magazine cover to match the season.  The Spring/Summer magazine's cover girl was gorgeous and a pleasure to photograph.  I'm working on narrowing down the Fall/Winter's cover girl but there's still time to see the current magazine before Autumn arrives - CLICK HERE or the image below.  

This cover girl is magazine worthyClick to see the mag

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/8/catch-the-summer-magazine-before-it-goes-away Fri, 28 Aug 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Inventory time of year https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/8/inventory-time-of-year country life in Alberta, Canada I was organizing the cold room and, although I wasn't expecting it, the chore filled me full of anticipation for colder weather. There must be something primal about filling the cold room with the year's harvest that connects me to the natural instinct for preparing to hunker down for winter.  It's getting darker sooner, the mornings are noticeably colder and I've got the urge to collect wood.  Autumn is coming and the yellow bits in the trees make that easy to realize.  I will enjoy these brighter nights for as long as I can.  How will you enjoy your last days of summer?  Share in the comments.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/8/inventory-time-of-year Tue, 25 Aug 2020 15:00:00 GMT
How photographs can impact your children https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/8/how-photographs-can-impact-your-children Portraits for boys and why printing is importantStudio Portraits with Juniper Berry Photography#motherofthree⁠ #motherofteens⁠ #motherofboys⁠ #familyfirst⁠ #familyiseverything #familygoals⁠ #familyhome #momlife⁠ #momofboys⁠ #momoftwo Your children seeing portraits of themselves in print can impact them in ways you may not have expected✨ ⁠What does hanging their picture in your home say to them?⁠

➡️ That they are important.⁠

➡️ That they are significant to you.⁠

➡️ What do you want your child to know or feel❔  Tell me in the comments ... ⁠

Want to see more?  Click here or the image above.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/8/how-photographs-can-impact-your-children Fri, 21 Aug 2020 15:00:00 GMT
See the summer home page slideshow https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/8/see-the-summer-home-page-slideshow See the summer home page images on the website before the sunny summer images are updated to Autumn inspired photo shoots.

Click here or the image below.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/8/see-the-summer-home-page-slideshow Tue, 18 Aug 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Vintage inspired story cards of your photo shoot delivered in a customized box https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/8/vintage-inspired-story-cards-of-your-photo-shoot-delivered-in-a-customized-box Your teen's favourite images printed on vintage inspired linen story cards.  These come in a box with a customized message on the front.  How would you customize it?  A sweet message from you?  An inspirational quote?  Your teen's name and the date?  Do you have another idea?  I'd love to hear how you'd customize a box of these for your teen or family. 

Barrhead County portrait photographerVintage Linen Story CardsSummer photo sessions

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/8/vintage-inspired-story-cards-of-your-photo-shoot-delivered-in-a-customized-box Sat, 15 Aug 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Let the good times roll - a photo shoot at Elbow Tree Cottage https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/8/let-the-good-times-roll---a-photo-shoot-at-elbow-tree-cottage Behind the scenes in the studio at Elbow Tree Cottage.  This was taken before the shoot and I thought the quote on her sweater was a good representation of what was to come. 

The good times rolled while we shot in three different locations and had two outfit changes that we changed up with accessories

Interested in having a personal photo shoot?  Contact me and we can discuss your ideas.

mustard yellow trendy fashionLet the good times rollVintage sweater

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Elbow Tree Cottage https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/8/let-the-good-times-roll---a-photo-shoot-at-elbow-tree-cottage Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Juniper Berry's Spring/Summer Cover Girl https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/8/juniper-berrys-spring/summer-cover-girl Thank you for casting your vote for your favourite magazine cover, to see the magazine CLICK HERE  ✨⁠ and here's a little about Juniper Berry's cover girl.
Cover Girl in Alberta CanadaOn the cover of the spring/summer magazineJuniper Berry's Magazine cover model

This cover girls was photographed by Busby's own local photographer 😁 at Elbow Tree Cottage
 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/8/juniper-berrys-spring/summer-cover-girl Sun, 09 Aug 2020 15:00:00 GMT
So you're considering hiring a photographer? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/8/so-youre-considering-hiring-a-photographer So you’re considering hiring a photographer? 📷 It can feel daunting, and I get that, but did you know that I aim to make it an easy process for you. 😀 I'll provide you with ➡️ tips to get you prepared, ➡️ guidance on what to wear so you’re photo-ready and ➡️ help with how to best present your images that are aligned with your lifestyle and home décor.  I’ve had clients say, “… that wasn’t as stressful as I was expecting!”. ✨ I aim to make the process as comforting as a steaming cup of tea. Reach out if you’d like my assistance 👍

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Tips https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/8/so-youre-considering-hiring-a-photographer Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:00:00 GMT
A surprise tool that I need to do what I do https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/8/a-surprise-tool-that-i-need-to-do-what-i-do You can probably guess that as a photographer my day-to-day often involves using tools like my Nikon, memory cards and Photoshop to do what I love. 📷 What might surprise you is how necessary long quiet walks are to clear my mind so inspiration can enter.  I often come back from a walk with my furbabies with ideas I’m rushing to write down so I don’t forget them.  🐶 What do you do and what can’t you do without so you can do it❓

Blue Alberta SkyLong walks are required to do what I doInspiration comes from walks with my furbabies

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/8/a-surprise-tool-that-i-need-to-do-what-i-do Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Printing your images have impacts you may not realize https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/printing-your-images-have-impacts-you-may-not-realize A picture may paint a thousand words, but what story does a blank canvas tell? That’s easy, whatever you choose! I’m much better with my Nikon than paint so I prefer to tell stories through pictures and there is nothing more satisfying than preparing images from your photo shoot for your walls.  I hope you choose to tell the story of your loved ones

Printing is important, one reason is that hard drives fail.  To see other reasons why printing is important, click the image below.
  Printing your images impacts your childrenClick hereto see reasons why printing your images is important

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Family Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/printing-your-images-have-impacts-you-may-not-realize Tue, 28 Jul 2020 21:15:00 GMT
Writing your first blog posts https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/writing-your-first-blog-posts Are you a small business owner? 👩‍💻  I just finished working on something for you - it’s a short digital guide for those starting a blog and how to write your first blog posts. ✏️ Have you wanted or needed to start a blog for business but aren't sure quite what to say at the start? 👉 It’s a quick read that will inspire your first posts so you can start your blog off with valuable and enjoyable information for your readers – they will want to read more from you. Click the image below to check it out.  Once you’ve written your posts I'd love to read them so send me a link ✨⁠

Writing your first blog posts for small businessesClick to learn more

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Small Business https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/writing-your-first-blog-posts Fri, 24 Jul 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Enjoy it while you can https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/enjoy-it-while-you-can It’s been cold for the last couple of days – the temperature has dipped down to 11 and my mom was actually sitting on the deck wearing a toque because the wind was so cold.  It reminded me that Autumn likes to sneak up on me so I must soak up as much summer as I can.  If you want sun-filled summer family photos or personal portraits now is the time to book. Contact me to book your shoot.
Back roads in Alberta, CanadaSmall town girlcowgirl on a dirt road

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Portrait The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/enjoy-it-while-you-can Mon, 20 Jul 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Me behind the scenes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/me-behind-the-scenes I was doing a final edit on this image and after I zoomed in to check the details I saw myself in these beautiful green eyes

Look closely and here I am behind the scenes on a hot day summer here at Elbow Tree Cottage photographing individual portraits.  It's a great time of year for light filled summer images.  I took this lovely teenager to three different locations and we played with different accessories each time.  I love taking pictures for this family every year - it's so fun seeing the girls grow into young adults.

Location: Elbow Tree CottageBehind the ScenesMe behind the scenes

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Elbow Tree Cottage Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/me-behind-the-scenes Fri, 17 Jul 2020 22:30:00 GMT
Memory Lane - a photography location https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/memory-lane---a-photography-location Memory Lane - that's the name of this area here at Elbow Tree Cottage.  It's beautiful and I knew when we were first looking at the land that this was going to be a great location for photographs.  I've used Memory Lane for family photography and individuals too. 

I help my clients with what to wear and my client's mom loves how her daughter looks in 'jewel tones'.  In this shoot she is wearing something from the studio.  I love how the dark dress contrasts with the model's skin and trees.

If you like the look of this location click here or the image below to see the Juniper Berry Magazine to learn more about a photo shoot with me here at Elbow Tree Cottage.

Portrait PhotographerA photo shoot with Juniper Berry Photography at Elbow Tree CottageLocated on 160 acres between Barrhead County, Westlock County and Onoway, Alberta   

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/memory-lane---a-photography-location Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:00:00 GMT
The canola is coming https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/the-canola-is-coming It's coming!  Yes, it's true, I'm eagerly anticipating the lush green fields to turn into a sunny yellow and the canola photo shoots to follow; BUT I must not wish the summer away so I will enjoy the lush green while it's here. 

"Enjoy life today, yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come." 

Barrhead County, fields of yellowCanola in Busby, Albertaphoto shoots in canola fields near Onoway, Alberta

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/the-canola-is-coming Sun, 12 Jul 2020 15:00:00 GMT
I'm fighting the urge and I don't know why? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/im-fighting-the-urge-and-i-don-t-know-why I'm fighting the urge to have a bonfire, play my favourite music really loud and dance like no one's watching until I can't dance anymore. 🔥 🎶 💃  My music selection is a VERY eclectic mix; I've got anything from Led Zeppelin - Blake Shelton and some Ella Fitzgerald mixed in there too.  🤔  I'm not sure why I'm fighting the urge when it should be embraced. 👩‍🎤 What song would you bring to the party?  Tell me in the comments ....

Don't fight the urge to dance like no one is watchingBonfire in the countryListening to music really loud

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/im-fighting-the-urge-and-i-don-t-know-why Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Slideshows in Digital Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/slideshows-in-digital-products Digital slideshows, it's hard to explain how different you can feel about an image when it's put to music.  Feel it for yourself by clicking on the button below and picking one to watch.  One of the father's I had watch one of his little girl said "What are you trying to make people cry?" as he tried to hold back his tears.  It's funny how quickly big burly men turn into sensitive puddles when it comes to their daughters.

slideshows to music licensed by Triple Scoop Digital SlideshowsA beautiful way to remember your shoot in a little different way.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/slideshows-in-digital-products Mon, 06 Jul 2020 15:00:00 GMT
I'll walk you through the process of your first photo gallery https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/ill-walk-you-through-the-process-of-your-first-photo-gallery They say ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’, so what story does a blank wall tell?

Don’t let your home be without images of your favourite people

I’ll make it easy by walking you through the process of your first image gallery.  Photo Shoot 101 - contact me or click the image below to give you an idea of the process and let’s get this ball rolling.
helpful photography resource from Juniper Berry Photography a portrait photographer in Alberta, Canada near Westlock and Barrhead County Click hereto see Photo Shoot 101

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Family Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/ill-walk-you-through-the-process-of-your-first-photo-gallery Fri, 03 Jul 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Giveaway - Full Contest Rules https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/giveaway---full-contest-rules Instagram Contest Rules

Canada Day Contest – Win a photo shoot at Elbow Tree Cottage in the year 2020

Official Contest Rules & Regulations

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. By entering this Contest the entrants and participants automatically agree to accept and abide by these Official Contest Rules and Regulations (“Contest Rules”). All decisions of Juniper Berry Photography with respect to any aspect of this Contest, including without limitation the eligibility of entries, are final and binding on all entrants in all matters as they relate to this Contest.

2. How to participate:

1)  Follow Juniper Berry Photography on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/juniperberryphotography

If you do not have an Instagram account, sign up here for free: www.instagram.com

2)  Like the Giveaway post

3) comment with your suggested name for the hill/photo location and tag two friends in that same comment.

4) Juniper Berry Photography will contact the winner by DM

3. Eligibility: This contest is open to all residents of Alberta, who can attend their photo shoot at Elbow Tree Cottage (located near Busby, in the County of Barrhead, bordering Westlock County and North of Onoway, Alberta) before the end of 2020. This contest is void wherever prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all federal, provincial, and local laws and regulations.

4. Prize: One photo shoot at Elbow Tree Cottage for an individual person – the winner will receive an online proofing gallery with their images within two-weeks of their shoot. Winner is solely responsible for all costs (i.e.: their travel), incidentals, and expenses not specifically mentioned as being included. Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not transferable or convertible to cash. No substitutions will be accepted. All federal, provincial, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

5. Expiration and Draw: This contest will run from July 2, 2020 until July 9, at 11:00pm MST. Juniper Berry Photography will select one (1) winner by a random draw from all eligible entries. The chances of being selected depend on the number of eligible entries received. Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's term of use.

6. Rules of participation: A person may submit the contest as many times as they would like.

7. Notification: The prize winner will be notified via DM. If the contestant does not respond within two (2) days of notification, or does not meet all of the contest conditions, another entry will be randomly selected from all remaining entries.

8. Conditions: Juniper Berry Photography assumes no responsibility for lost, late or misdirected entries or any software, hardware, network or other failures or malfunctions that interfere with the proper conduct of the contest. In order to win, entrant must first have complied with Contest Rules completely. All winners consent to the use of their first name, city of residence and sign a model release without payment or compensation in any publicity or advertising in any medium carried out by Juniper Berry Photography. By participating in the Contest, each participant agrees to release Juniper Berry Photography from any responsibility for any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Giveaway Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/giveaway---full-contest-rules Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Facebook Contest - win a photo shoot https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/facebook-contest---win-a-photo-shoot Win a photo shoot... GIVEAWAY!

Here at Elbow Tree Cottage we have many photo locations, Memory Lane, The Park, Blueberry Bay and some areas that haven't been named yet.

This hill is a popular spot - perfect for portraits that also present the Alberta sky in a big way. It's time this location had its own name and if you have a suggestion you can win a photo shoot at this location.  IT'S EASY, click the link "see more" below and follow the prompts.

Elbow Tree Cottage is located in Barrhead County, on the border of Westlock County, near Busby and North of Onoway, Alberta.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/7/facebook-contest---win-a-photo-shoot Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:00:00 GMT
Who wants to take part in a cuddle-huddle? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/who-wants-to-take-part-in-a-cuddle-huddle Digital images are easily scrolled past, swiped away and disregarded but a lap with an album quickly becomes a cuddle-huddle to see the pages of memories.

Get cozy with the Juniper Album.

Click the image below for a resource on why printing is important.

Hint ... hard drives fail and many more reasons

Professionally printed quality albumsThe Juniper AlbumPull this Leather bound album out on a rainy day and quickly enjoy a cuddle-huddle with loved ones

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/who-wants-to-take-part-in-a-cuddle-huddle Wed, 01 Jul 2020 01:45:00 GMT
Let the journey continue https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/let-the-journey-continue Congratulations to the graduates of 2020! 

People like to say "let the journey begin" but I'm sure you already feel that your journey has begun so 'let the journey continue"!

Senior photography in Westlock and Barrhead CountyGraduation photos for Alberta, CanadaCongratulations to the graduates of 2020

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/let-the-journey-continue Mon, 29 Jun 2020 03:26:32 GMT
The cancellation special is over soon https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/the-cancellation-special-is-over-soon The Minor Ball Special was originally for Minor Ball players but has been expanded to include you too. 

The COVID Cancellation special is over soon.  It's been great to be back at photo shoots again.  If you want sun-filled images call book your photo shoot on or before Tuesday 30 June and we will find a time to get you in for your shoot before or near that deadline.

Get a digital proofing gallery and your choice of a 5x7 or 8x10 print.

Click here or the image below for more details.

CALL ME TO BOOK 780-720-2905

OR

EMAIL ME
Photo shoots at Elbow Tree CottageCancellation specialPhoto shoot special price - limited time offer -for the first time ever

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/the-cancellation-special-is-over-soon Thu, 25 Jun 2020 20:34:41 GMT
Behind the scenes from a recent shoot https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/behind-the-scenes-from-a-recent-shoot Summer is ideal for photographing beautiful backlit images. ☀️ It's summer and the colours are glowing and bright. This teenager looked amazing in a dress from the studio and brought an inner light of her own. 👗 This is a sneak peek from a recent photo shoot here at Elbow Tree Cottage. 🏡  I love shooting on the many, many acres here so if you don't have beautiful scenery of your own, contact me and we can pick a beautiful spot to suit you.  For this photo session we used an area here I dubbed Memory Lane. These are just sneak peeks so watch this space for photos from the shoot  📷

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/behind-the-scenes-from-a-recent-shoot Wed, 24 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Happy Father's Day https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/happy-fathers-day Happy Father's Day!

"A father doesn't tell you that he loves you, he shows you."

Dimitri The Stoneheart

A father's handsFather's Day 2020

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/happy-fathers-day Sun, 21 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Digitals are not stable, print to preserve https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/digitals-are-not-stable-print-to-preserve Memories are always there but pictures make them so much brighter✨⁠

Print your images instead of store them 😀⁠

Digital images are not stable, they can be lost, become corrupt and storage drives fail ☹️⁠

All of my printed options are prepared for print by me and sent to my professional print labs so you know you're getting archival quality that looks great and lasts.  Your memories will be enjoyed by future generations.⁠

* As a bonus you will receive a sharable digital file for all images sent for print

To learn more about why printing is important and examples of print products, click the image below ...

Photo Shoots at your home and on your propertyWhy Print Is ImportantClick to learn more

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/digitals-are-not-stable-print-to-preserve Thu, 18 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
The vote is over and we have a winner https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/the-vote-is-over-and-we-have-a-winner You made a choice - thank you for your vote.   The cover has been selected by you - click the image below to see the magazine.

Portraits in rural Alberta, Westlock & Barrhead CountyClick hereto see the Magazine for Spring/Summer 2020

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Elbow Tree Cottage Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/the-vote-is-over-and-we-have-a-winner Mon, 15 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Why do I need a branding photo shoot? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/why-do-i-need-a-branding-photo-shoot It’s a crowded and noisy world and thousands of businesses are shouting to get your client’s attention.📣⁠

Do you feel like your market is saturated? 🤔⁠

The competition is fierce and as business owners it can feel like we’re pushing water uphill when trying to stand out from the crowd and connect with our ideal clients.✨⁠

A branding photo shoot will help you stand out from the noise, position yourself as an expert and convince your ideal client to hire you vs your competition. 🥇⁠

You’re not the only person doing what you do, but you are the only you.  So let me help you plan a brand photography session that highlights you and your business in a genuine way and connects you with your ideal client. 📷⁠

Click this link for more information on how I work with you to ensure you get the most out of your branding photo shoot. 👩‍💻⁠
click to learn more about a personal branding photo shootSmall Business Branding Photo Shoot or a Wine BloggerMovement in the kitchen

📷⁠ I love how movement is caught in this image taken for this wine blogger. 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Brand Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/why-do-i-need-a-branding-photo-shoot Thu, 11 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Happy National Best Friend's Day! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/happy-national-best-friends-day It's National Best Friend's Day!  p.s. your best friend can be your sister.⁠

Giggle Fits ... Photo shoots are fun with Juniper Berry at Elbow Tree Cottage.  These sisters are having a good time on the hill near Blueberry Bay.  Their parents received a beautiful wall collage following this photo shoot. ⁠

Be sure to take some time to check-in with your best friend today and if your interested in an outdoor photo shoot with someone special click the image below to learn more.
Sisters can be best friends too.  A portrait photo shoot session at Elbow Tree Cottage on the hill near Blueberry Bay.Photo Shoot 101Click to learn more

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Elbow Tree Cottage Family https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/happy-national-best-friends-day Mon, 08 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
A new view is just around the corner https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/a-new-view-is-just-around-the-corner The field has been seeded!  Sorry for the exclamation mark - I get excited when the farmer visits to transform the field into a new view. 

Soon our golden Spring fields are going to turn into sun-shiny-yellow canola!  Canola is many people's favourite when it comes to portraits and I am very much looking forward to use this beautiful background for 2020 photo shoots.

Are you going to come out and enjoy this with me?

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/a-new-view-is-just-around-the-corner Sat, 06 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Smiles or clutter - you choose https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/smiles-or-clutter---you-choose Walk past your images and smile at the faces that make you happy or keep them on a USB and file it on your desk under "clutter".  

I'm a fan of printing your images so you can enjoy them and the moments are easily remembered.

I've had clients say "The prints look even better than the digitals!"

All of my printed options are prepared for print by me and sent to my professional print labs so you know you are getting archival quality that looks great and lasts. 

Create a legacy wall in your home and the wall art can then be passed down to your children for a legacy wall of their own.

These memories will be enjoyed by future generations.

Wall art or desk clutterWall Art or digital pictures on a USB?Wall art of a family having their portraits done at Elbow Tree Cottage near Busby, Alberta

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/smiles-or-clutter---you-choose Wed, 03 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
A special price for Minor Ball players https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/a-special-price-for-minor-ball-players Photo Shoot specialMinor Ball Portrait SpecialPhoto Shoots at Elbow Tree Cottage
Pictured above is the same boy with a missing year in between.

How fast they change! 

I've been photographing the same league for three years and each year it's so entertaining to see the change in the players.  I expect this is less entertaining to the parents as their babies grow into young adults.

This time last year I was photographing ball players and preparing their year's momentos.  Although organized team sports has been cancelled it doesn't mean you can't play catch or get a special photograph of your growing player. 

If you were in organized Minor Ball last year and don't want a gap in years for your photo collection, I've put together a special for you.  You don't have to wear your ball gear, but you can if you'd like.

You will get:

  • An individual portrait photo shoot for your player
  • Shoot location: Elbow Tree Cottage near Busby, Alberta
  • Pre-shoot consult
  • Digital proofing gallery of 5 images
  • Your choice of a 5x7 or 8x10 print (which can be customized to include the year)
  • You can order prints from, what would have been, this year's order form or from Juniper Berry's spring/summer magazine
  • Cannot be combined with other specials or discount cards
  • This Minor Ball deal is valid for shoots scheduled between now and 30 June
  • More than one child?  Contact me for a special rate.

TO BOOK

CALL ME 780-720-2905

EMAIL ME

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/6/a-special-price-for-minor-ball-players Tue, 02 Jun 2020 01:00:00 GMT
Naturally distanced here at Elbow Tree Cottage https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/naturally-distanced-here-at-elbow-tree-cottage We are naturally distanced here at Elbow Tree Cottage 🏡and this has made dealing with the isolation rules easier.⁠

🌲Forest walks when we want to.⁠
🧘 All the fresh air we can handle.⁠
🐦Quiet skies to enjoy the sounds of the birds.⁠
🤸‍♀️Walking trails that we know we will not meet anyone on.⁠

I'll take Country Living over City Life ✨⁠

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/naturally-distanced-here-at-elbow-tree-cottage Sun, 31 May 2020 16:00:00 GMT
Watch this space, a first-time deal is going to be announced soon https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/watch-this-space-a-first-time-deal-is-going-to-be-announced-soon Watch this space for a Minor Ball cancellation special ✨⁠

To be announced soon 🎙

Photo Shoot special for baseball playersMinor Ball CancelledSpecial price for portraits

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/watch-this-space-a-first-time-deal-is-going-to-be-announced-soon Sun, 31 May 2020 05:12:33 GMT
Clearly communicate your brand story https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/clearly-communicate-your-brand-story Your customers are visual people. It’s said that 93% of consumers admit that visual images are the #1 factor that influences their buying decisions.  This means your imagery needs to work hard to inspire your audience and clearly communicate your brand story. 

Click this link for more information on how I work with you to ensure you get the most out of your branding photo shoot. 👩‍💻⁠

📷⁠ This was Jacquie's first branding photo shoot and she was thankful for the workbook, which she said helped make planning her shoot easy.  

For my branding clients, I've designed a workbook that systematically guides your thought process through various questions and prompts that lead to a strategic shoot plan.  The workbook is great for seasoned business owners and also those planning their first Branding Shoot. 

Barre StudioBooty Barre workoutBranding Photo Shoot  📷⁠ Jacquie with her Booty Barre class.  

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Brand Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/clearly-communicate-your-brand-story Thu, 28 May 2020 15:00:00 GMT
The difference two years make https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/the-difference-two-years-make I've been photographing the same league for three years and each year it's so entertaining to see the change in the players ⚾️ I expect this is less entertaining for the parents as their babies grow into young adults. I really will miss seeing all of the players this year. Dare I say the mosquitoes wouldn't have been bad either.

Kestyn in 2017 and 2019
small town minor ball sports photographySame boy, two years apartI've been photographing for Busby Minor Ball for three years and love seeing these little athletes grow.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/the-difference-two-years-make Wed, 27 May 2020 15:00:00 GMT
The Clove Album is easily one of my top choices https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/the-clove-album-is-easily-one-of-my-top-choices It's gorgeous and feels as luxurious as it looks. 

Your professionally printed images held securely in thick pages and beautifully bound in your choice of three colours.

Perfect for revisiting your memories on special occasions.

*as a bonus you will receive social media digitals of the images you choose.

The Clove AlbumClick hereto see more products and information on sessions

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/the-clove-album-is-easily-one-of-my-top-choices Tue, 26 May 2020 21:33:00 GMT
New testimonial page https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/new-testimonial-page This free time has given me the opportunity to refresh the website 🕰️  Please visit the redesigned testimonial page where my past clients are sharing their sweet words ... like this:

 

"She made my 10 year old daughter feel like a super model and she didn't want to night to end.

She was reassuring when the horse didn't always cooperate which helped keep everyone at ease."

Click to see testimonialsNew Testimonial PageClick to see the sweet words from my past clients

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/new-testimonial-page Mon, 25 May 2020 15:00:00 GMT
How do you lift your spirits? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/how-do-you-lift-your-spirits What do you do to lift your spirits?  Whenever I’m having a bad day I want to stay cozy in my bed and maybe binge watch a sitcom...(s). I try to resist and instead I make my way down to the kitchen to begin the ritual of making my morning coffee.  I get my good-morning-snuggles from the puppies and take them for a walk. This, and a video call with someone special, can turn my day right around!  I'm interested to know what you do to lift your spirts - tell me in the comments.
Word signNo whining, no complaining, no frowninghugs, smiles and warm fuzzy feelings only

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/how-do-you-lift-your-spirits Fri, 22 May 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Working from home - a branding photo shoot https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/working-from-home-a-branding-photo-shoot When working from home isn't new for you, but now you have to share your workspace with everyone you love 👩‍💻

We love our family right?  Yes, but we also love not being interrupted😜

In an effort to focus on being grateful, put one positive thing in the comments about sharing your work space....⁠

For me it's the way work-time slowly melts into life-time ✨

 

This image was taken as part of a Branding Photo Shoot 📷 If you're interested in always having an on-brand image for your business click here.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Brand Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/working-from-home-a-branding-photo-shoot Tue, 19 May 2020 20:56:36 GMT
Isolation sized sugar here at the cottage https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/isolation-sized-sugar-here-at-the-cottage I've been baking up a storm here at the cottage and getting too comfortable in my cozy pants.  This bag of sugar was designed for isolation and I've been putting it to good use - eeek

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/isolation-sized-sugar-here-at-the-cottage Thu, 14 May 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Magazine cover choices https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/magazine-cover-choices Trying to finalize the Summer magazine but surprise-surprise I'm having a hard time selecting the cover.  Once I narrow it down to 2 I'd love your vote.  See me on social: Instagram and Facebook

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/magazine-cover-choices Mon, 11 May 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Pictures of home during a pandemic https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/pictures-of-home-during-a-pandemic You're at home and you're probably getting tired of it.  Tired of being cooped up and of not having any alone time.  Don't let that stop you from capturing this time of your family's story in photographs.  I've never regretted taking too many pictures - only not enough.  As much as it's a challenging time, the images you capture will spark the memory of your children years from now and the stories they will recall with be ones of togetherness.  I am SO looking forward to hearing the stories told by the younger generation in 10 years from now when we ask them to tell a story about this time in our history. 

I don't think we tell each other enough stories and, in my circles, I hope to take steps to fix that.  Bonfire story time here we come!

Lifestyle pictures at home

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/pictures-of-home-during-a-pandemic Fri, 08 May 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Who else is looking forward to their favourite meal out? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/Who-else-is-looking-forward-to-their-favourite-meal-out Who else is looking forward to visiting their favourite restaurant once we are allowed out to play?  This must be how a dog that has been cooped up all day feels while it's owner was away at work?

My idea of a special dinner is sushi – I LOVE sushi! 🍣 I don’t get to eat it often and I don’t make it at home so if there’s a special occasion and Barry asks what I want, my answer has always been sushi. 🤤⁠
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Do you like sushi?  What is going to be the restaurant of your choice once you are let out?  Tell me in the comments :-)

Sushi please!  My favourite night-out dinnerGet to know me

 

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/Who-else-is-looking-forward-to-their-favourite-meal-out Thu, 07 May 2020 16:00:00 GMT
Happy Teacher Appreciation Day to all of those teaching https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/happy-teacher-appreciation-day-to-all-of-those-teaching Happy teacher appreciation day for all of those teaching - even mom and dad!

Teacher Appreciation DayPortrait of a little boyBest teach / mom ever!

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Just For Fun https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/happy-teacher-appreciation-day-to-all-of-those-teaching Tue, 05 May 2020 14:00:00 GMT
Packages being prepared for special Moms https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/packages-being-prepared-for-special-moms Handle with care, memories inside ✨⁠

Preparing some packages because a few special moms will be receiving smiles for Mother's Day 😃⁠

"Westlock County"mother's day packagespreparing gifts for special moms

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/packages-being-prepared-for-special-moms Mon, 04 May 2020 15:00:00 GMT
When life gives you lemons make a gin and tonic https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/when-life-gives-you-lemons-make-a-gin-and-tonic When life gives you lemons MAKE A G&T 🍸⁠

Happy Lemonade Day!  What do you do with your lemons?⁠

🍋 cake⁠
🍋 pie⁠
🍋 tea⁠

Do tell....⁠

Fresh lemonsLife game me lemonsGin and Tonic

*in the picture above I was making salad dressing here at Elbow Tree Cottage

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Just For Fun https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/when-life-gives-you-lemons-make-a-gin-and-tonic Sun, 03 May 2020 16:00:00 GMT
Not booking sessions until June https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/not-booking-sessions-until-june Although I can prepare photo gifts with images from your past shoots, please note that due to COVID19 I will not be booking sessions before June.

I will be keeping a close watch on the situation and when I'm permitted to schedule shoots I will open my calendar.

To get on my VIP list so you will be the first to know about openings click here or the image below.

RescheduledSchedulePhoto Sessions will be available once it's announced by the government

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/5/not-booking-sessions-until-june Sat, 02 May 2020 01:56:13 GMT
Seven tips to prepare your family for a photo shoot https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/Seven-tips-to-prepare-your-family-for-a-photo-shoot 7 tips, family photography,Seven TipsPreparing your family for a photo shoot

There are 7 things I tell parents when preparing for their family photo shoot.  These tips help prepare you and your family so the getting ready, showing up and having fun is stress free.  

The first thing I say to moms who are planning a family photo shoot is ... INCLUDE EVERYONE: Get your family excited about the shoot. Involve them in the discussion of what you will be doing and where you will be doing it. Kids and adults alike want to know what's coming. Let them know they will be featured on the walls like the rock stars you know they are and they will no doubt perform accordingly 👍 

PREPARE: The more relaxed you are, the more relaxed your family will be so plan your outfits at least one-week in advance and set them aside so you are not fussing with stains on the day of your shoot. If your time before the shoot is rushed and stressful, this mood will be hard to break. Set the tone and be ready with spare time to relax or play with your children before the Session. ✨ 

EAT: Full tummies (or at least not hungry tummies) make for happy kids. Children are more likely to be restless and easily upset when they are hungry. Please bring snacks and drinks to keep them going and remember to avoid anything that will stain their face or get stuck in their teeth.

COMFORT: It's okay if your child wants to bring their favourite toy, blanket or anything that brings them comfort. They can take a break for a snuggle or maybe blankie should be in the picture too? Did you have a blankie when you were a child? Or was it something else?

ENJOY: I don't recommend making appointments immediately after your shoot. You have set this time aside for you all to be together – embrace it and be in the moment.

YOU CAN’T FAIL: There is no right or wrong way to do this. Love your family, hug them, throw your children into the air, tickle each other, enjoy a favourite activity and I will capture the interactions between your family. 

NO PRESSURE:  There is no hard and fast time limit for your session duration so don't worry if it takes time for your children to warm up.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Tips https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/Seven-tips-to-prepare-your-family-for-a-photo-shoot Thu, 30 Apr 2020 06:45:00 GMT
Happy launch anniversary https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/happy-launch-anniversary Wishing Aura Aesthetics a happy launch anniversary!  We all could use a reason to celebrate so let's lift our coffee mugs to this local small business' achievement.  I think more than ever we are appreciating the local businesses that make our community a little better with their services

Small Business Branding

How do I know Jolene at Aura Aesthetics?  Jolene is an experienced aesthetician in St. Albert and I helped her launch her website three years ago.  We have been working with each other ever since on the digital marketing side of her business. 

Click the above image to visit Aura Aesthetics' digital home.

Message me to learn more about the small business branding side of my business. 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Small Business https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/happy-launch-anniversary Mon, 27 Apr 2020 18:31:30 GMT
Behind the scenes during a Winter photo shoot at Elbow Tree Cottage https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/behind-the-scenes-at-elbow-tree-cottage A curious dog, a very long skirt and extremely deep snow!  Here's a picture of behind the scenes before getting this very noble look from both models.  A winter princess with her protective sidekick but there was plenty of silliness going on before pulling this off.

Her mother and I had fun pulling together this inspired outfit of textures and layers and doesn't this German Shepherd look like such a good boy!  He looks as if his eyes are saying "Stay away from my little girl!"

*photographed here at Elbow Tree Cottage

Working DogA portrait of a girl and her dog in the winter snowA protective and noble looking German Shepherd with a young girl in a knitted outfit

*Hat, blanket and skirt belong to me; the other layers belong to the model.  I often mix and match what I have here in studio with what my clients bring and it's surprisingly fun how the looks work out so perfectly.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Elbow Tree Cottage Winter https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/behind-the-scenes-at-elbow-tree-cottage Sun, 26 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
National Picnic Day and challenge https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/national-picnic-day-and-challenge Happy National Picnic Day! It was SO much fun working with this baby's mother to pull these picnic elements together.  I could stare at the images from this session for hours and they don't get old - I love revisiting them

I challenge you to have a picnic today and because we are all enjoying our inside-time, our traditional picnic locations may not be unavailable to us.  Here are a few options to choose from:⁠

👉Your kitchen island

🔥The floor in front of the fireplace

🛏Bed

👧Your child's tea-time table

🌳The deck

⬆️Your attic

🛋A sofa picnic

🛀You have a unique idea

Tell me in the comments. Better yet, post a picture on social media and tag me.

Drinking tea in a flower crown and red teddy bearBaby girl at a picnicYellow roses in a little girl's flower crown

*The flower crown was designed by this baby girl's mom, the red teddy belongs to the model and the blanket, tea cup and basket are mine and can be used for your own picnic photo shoot

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/national-picnic-day-and-challenge Thu, 23 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Earth Day https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/earth-day Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day was first celebrated on this day in 1970.⁠

I'll be celebrating with a long walk in the woods with my furbabies Iltis and Sissi here at Elbow Tree Cottage
Earth DayThe earth has music for those who listen

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Quote https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/earth-day Wed, 22 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Spring is in the air! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/spring-is-in-the-air I know it's been Spring for a while now but the snow is only now visibly starting to melt.  I'm excited for the first thunderstorm - are you a thunderstorm fan?⁠

Also, I guess it's time to update the wintery images on my homepage with more of a spring vibe.

Spring is in the air!⁠

Juniper Berry's WebsiteAlberta Portraits in the winterTime to update for spring

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Elbow Tree Cottage Portrait The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/spring-is-in-the-air Mon, 20 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Maternity Sessions https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/maternity-sessions Today I'm sharing a snippet from the Juniper Berry Magazine on maternity sessions.  This little pug's name is Tonka and he is more a pirate than a flirt - if you know what I mean.

To see information on other sessions click the photo below to be directed to the Juniper Berry Magazine.

Rural photo shootsMaternity Photo SessionA little winking pug dog in Westlock, Alberta

*This picture was taken in Westlock, Alberta

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Maternity https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/maternity-sessions Fri, 17 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Vintage Linen Memory Cards https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/vintage-linen-memory-cards I thought it would be good to highlight products/gifts for under $99. While curating a list I quickly realized that almost all items were under $99 - and that there were plenty under $50 too. ✨ I believe it's important to print your images - digital images are not stable - for longevity print your images

These VINTAGE LINEN MEMORY CARDS are an excellent way to enjoy many prints from your session. Some clients like to hang them from a string or fairylights, a wood block holds an image on your side table or desktop.  Each order comes with a customizable box so make it special and add a meaningful quote, name and date, or a personal message.⠀

Photo giftsVintage Linen Memory CardsUnder $99

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/vintage-linen-memory-cards Tue, 14 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Pets weave themselves into our day and our hearts https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/pets-weave-themselves-into-our-day-and-our-hearts Family pets; they teach us responsibility and they teach us that saying goodbye is a part of being.  Pets weave themselves into your day-to-day and when they are gone, our days are that little bit more empty.  Our memories of those little faces spark joy in hearts at every age.  Do you remember your childhood pet?

*taken at the client's property with their cherished Guinea Pig, Gus (aka Gussy)

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/pets-weave-themselves-into-our-day-and-our-hearts Sat, 11 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Quotes - Teenager Edition https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/quotes---teenager-edition "Moooooom" ...⁠

Quotes - teenager edition ✨⁠

You must have some doozies?  If so, leave them in the comments and your quote will be featured here on #quotesteenageredition 

QuotesTeenager Quote#quoteteenageredition

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Quote https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/quotes---teenager-edition Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Minor Ball getting a headstart https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/minor-ball-getting-a-headstart Do you have a competitive spirit?  I do - family board game nights are really fun 😜 and I'm looking forward to team sports coming back.  

I'm not the only one .... baseball teams are thinking ahead and getting their league's designs done now so they are ready for pictures.  This sample is a design I call "Grit" and it's being customized for a local minor ball league.

I hope everything will be on track so we will have a baseball season - who is with me? ⚾

BTW, custom designs are complimentary when you schedule your league's sport photography 📷

Sports PhotographyMinor BallLegal Minor Ball Association

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/minor-ball-getting-a-headstart Sun, 05 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Looking to set up a reading nook https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/looking-to-set-up-a-reading-nook I really need to get some books so I can escape the day-to-day realities.  Please send me your recommendations.  I'd love you forever!

Since I wont be visiting a library I guess I'll also need a digital book account thingy?  Please let me know which one you use. 

*This picture was taken in Sri Lanka at a heavenly place called Aditya 

Book recommendationsReading nookAditya, Sri Lanka

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/4/looking-to-set-up-a-reading-nook Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:45:00 GMT
Westlock Volleyball Orders https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/westlock-volleyball-orders Alberta VolleyballWestlock Volleyball ClubSports Photography Magazine Cover Westlock Volleyball Club, your orders are ready!  Delivery will now be by post due to COVID-19.  Thankfully the orders were designed and completed before my labs were closed due to lockdown.

When you receive your order, you will see that I've slipped a little somethin' somethin' into your package.

It was a pleasure working with you again this year!

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/westlock-volleyball-orders Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:00:00 GMT
It's time for yoga https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/its-time-for-yoga Okay, it's time to start yoga.  Health and calm is something I need in my life and I've been wanting to start this healthy, popular, trendy thing for a while.

If you have any recommendations please tell me in the comments.  I'm a true beginner. 

Are you trying anything new now that we are all busy social distancing?

*this picture was taken at an amazing place in Sri Lanka called Madulkeele where we stayed in a tent overlooking mountains and tea fields - it was more luxurious than it sounds - I hope everyone there is keeping safe and healthy  

Madulkelle, Sri LankaYoga frogThis frog is inspiring me

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/its-time-for-yoga Sun, 29 Mar 2020 23:45:00 GMT
Volleyball - over too soon https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/volleyball---over-too-soon Volleyball 2020 is now over; over too soon but the memories already made won't go away.

Your sports momentos from this year will spark conversation in years to come.

2020 sportsVolleyball AlbertaSeason Cancelled

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/volleyball---over-too-soon Fri, 27 Mar 2020 21:30:00 GMT
Model by nature https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/model-by-nature I swear he knows what the camera is because he is so good at striking a pose when I point it at him.  This is Iltis showing us his "good side" 🐕⁠

My handsome furbaby ☺️ ⁠

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/model-by-nature Wed, 25 Mar 2020 21:00:00 GMT
Teenager Behind The Scenes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/teenager-behind-the-scenes This teenager being silly behind the scenes at her Juniper Berry photo shoot ✨  Silly and can strike a pose like a pro 🤣 

Is your daughter silly and beautiful?

📷 This image was taken at Elbow Tree Cottage, which is where my studio is and 160 acres of beauty to be the backdrop of your photo shoot 🌲

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Elbow Tree Cottage https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/teenager-behind-the-scenes Wed, 25 Mar 2020 02:45:00 GMT
Making your athletes look famous on a magazine cover https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/making-your-athletes-look-famous-on-a-magazine-cover I love making these young athletes look famous with their faces on custom magazine covers.   This is a selection of different designs for various teams I've worked with.  What would you like your headline to say?

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/making-your-athletes-look-famous-on-a-magazine-cover Mon, 23 Mar 2020 06:00:00 GMT
It feels like Spring is coming and I'm a little sad https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/it-feels-like-spring-is-coming-and-im-a-little-sad I'm a little glum .... We haven't had a fire for a couple nights because the weather hasn't been cold.  Although the thought of a Spring thunderstorm is exciting, I really love cozy nights by the fire.  The warmer nights is a reminder to embrace all of the wonderful aspects of Winter before it starts to rain.

Soft blankets, hot drinks, cozy fires, fleece booties, fluffy snow, big feather duvets, the taste of snow and pink cheeks.

Get your fill of Winter hygge while you can.

Spring is coming but I love winterSnowy poplar tree and blue skyWinter sky and snowy trees

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(Juniper Berry Photography) https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/it-feels-like-spring-is-coming-and-im-a-little-sad Fri, 20 Mar 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Corona Virus makes you feel ... https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/corona-virus-makes-you-feel I can't believe I'm actually going to admit this: the Corona virus has me feeling a mix of emotions because although it kinda feels like we’re in a movie, it’s surprisingly stirring that the world is going though it together. Amongst all of the chaos and uncertainty there is a lot of good being done by people for people. If you are overwhelmed by the chaos and need a break from the scary, click the image below to see some pretty things. This is me using my photography abilities to add a little light during this uncertain time.

If I could only choose 3 emojis to describe how I'm feeling, I'd use: 🤔😳🤗 What 3 emojis would you use to describe how you feel during this time?

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/corona-virus-makes-you-feel Wed, 18 Mar 2020 02:14:55 GMT
Brighten up your workspace and don't miss practice https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/brighten-up-your-workspace-and-dont-miss-practice Make your workspace a more cheerful place with a mug featuring your favourite athleteBONUS - It will remind you to leave work on time so you can get them to volleyball practice.

#volleyballmom

Sports photography in AlbertaSports PhotographyMugs as gifts

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/brighten-up-your-workspace-and-dont-miss-practice Mon, 16 Mar 2020 23:15:00 GMT
Same girl, three years later https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/same-girl-three-years-later Can you believe this is the same girl but 3 years later?  ONLY three years and the difference is mind-boggling.  Three years and so many stories, milestones and growing. 

I hope your athlete enjoys many cuddly nights drinking hot chocolate out of their mug before they use them to sip coffee

Savour the cold days that make a hot drink feel extra special.

How quickly they change.

Alberta Sports PhotographyHow fast they changecoffee mugs for sports photography

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/same-girl-three-years-later Sat, 14 Mar 2020 22:15:00 GMT
What session style will suit you best? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/what-session-style-will-suit-you-best Here is an excerpt from the Juniper Berry Magazine - what session style suits you best?  To read more click the image below and you will be brought directly to the Magazine.

Juniper Berry MagazineCLICK TO SEE MAGAZINE

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/what-session-style-will-suit-you-best Fri, 13 Mar 2020 13:15:00 GMT
Sports Portraits now for memories later https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/sports-portraits-now-for-memories-later It's been a pleasure photographing for some Volleyball Alberta Clubs this season.  I think organized sports is a wonderful thing and offers so much to young athletes.  I expect more than just volleyball lessons will learned this season and I have no doubt these experiences will shape a little bit of who these athletes grow to be.  I'm genuinely delighted to be able to help create images that these athletes can look back upon and remember this time in their life. 

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/sports-portraits-now-for-memories-later Thu, 12 Mar 2020 21:00:00 GMT
What do you love to do more than anything else? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/What_do_you_love_to_do_more_than_anything_else What do you love to do more than absolutely ANYTHING in the whole wide world? For me, it’s THIS. I’ve been helping people record their moments since 2015, and I wholeheartedly find purpose in helping you preserve your memories.

I think It’s important for you to see the smiles of your loved ones when you walk through your home.  I think it’s special that your children can pull an album off the shelf and travel to their past.  If you want what I want for you, I’m here to help!

Family Photography

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/What_do_you_love_to_do_more_than_anything_else Sun, 08 Mar 2020 15:45:00 GMT
A special gift inside your special delivery https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/a-special-gift-inside-your-special-delivery Your orders are almost ready and I'm slipping in a little somethin' somethin' into your package.

It was a pleasure working with you volleyballers!

Volleyball LifeSports PortraitsClick to see more  

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/a-special-gift-inside-your-special-delivery Thu, 05 Mar 2020 16:45:00 GMT
Opinion poll for memory mates https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/opinion-poll-for-memory-mates St Albert volleyballmemory mate plaquesVolleyball memory mate designs I’m running an opinion poll here and I really like you to weigh in! Which of these memory mate designs do you like best? 💙Blue or Grey🖤?

Both designs are available to be customized with your local sports team’s colours and logo. 🏒 ⚾️ 🏑 🏐 🏀 ⚽️ Please share this with a friend or the organizer of your local team just in case they want in on the fun … and thank you

Leave a comment with your vote or visit my IG to vote on my story.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/3/opinion-poll-for-memory-mates Mon, 02 Mar 2020 17:00:00 GMT
The Click Book https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/the-click-book I thought it may be helpful for you if I collated a list of products/gifts for under $99 and curate them here on the blog and on social.  I quickly realized that as I went through the Investment Magazine that almost all items were under $100 - and plenty under $50 too.

THE CLICK BOOK is awesome for side tables, desktops and also easy to slip into a bag for a work-trip.  The book snaps together with a satisfying magnet click.  

**Customize the cover with faux silk or a leatherette   

TO SEE MORE PRODUCTS CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO GET THE INVESTMENT MAGAZINE

The Click BookClick for more products and gifts under $50The Investment Magazine

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Boudoir Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/the-click-book Fri, 28 Feb 2020 15:15:00 GMT
Orders are coming in https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/orders-are-coming-in Good news!  Some orders have already been designed and sent to my lab - - some of these have already started trickling in and I will be packaging soon.  The girls look great in their team colours!!

Please note that your order will not be designed until payment is received and late orders will incur shipping fees - details outlined on the order form linked here for your information.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me 780-720-2905

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/orders-are-coming-in Thu, 27 Feb 2020 05:20:41 GMT
Juniper Album Sale https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/juniper-album-sale Well done to all my ViPs who took advantage of the Juniper Album sale!  All orders have been placed - yay!!!

If you didn't know about the sale get on the VIP list by clicking here.

Collect memories, not things.The Juniper Album saleAlberta Portrait Photographer

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(Juniper Berry Photography) https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/juniper-album-sale Tue, 25 Feb 2020 21:00:00 GMT
Working with other small businesses https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/working-with-other-small-businesses I love working with other small businesses!  ✨ I get excited when they reach their goals and I get a high from helping them.  

My mind works best when working with other businesses, my creativity goes on high-power and ideas flow easily 🧠 

I'm not sure why I find it more difficult to get to that point when I am working on my own stuff 🤔   

If you're looking for an aesthetician who is fantastic at what she does and takes pride in her work I highly recommend Jolene at Aura Aesthetics.

Branding photography with Aura AestheticsSmall Business PhotographyBranding photography and social media management

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(Juniper Berry Photography) https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/working-with-other-small-businesses Tue, 25 Feb 2020 15:00:00 GMT
We can press pause, but not rewind https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/we-can-press-pause-but-not-rewind Quote"A photograph is the pause button of life."Quote Family is not an important thing, it's everything and it's changing with each new tooth and every new experience.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/we-can-press-pause-but-not-rewind Sun, 23 Feb 2020 02:00:00 GMT
I don't know how the human brain works https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/i-dont-know-how-the-human-brain-works I really don't know how the human brain works but I woke up this morning with memories flooding to the surface.  Clearly more time has passed than I realized and these memories were from longer ago than it seems. 

It feels like I was there, smelling that air and seeing those things for the first time just a couple years ago but time has moved faster than I can comprehend.  So I sat down to look at old pictures; the images brought back moments I would have forgotten and I was thankful for having them.

One regret: LOTS of pictures but very difficult to find one me.  I don't like being in pictures - I love to take them.  I aim to be better at that because as self conscious as I may be, the memories mean more.

There is one picture below that I remember reluctantly letting someone take and now I am so glad to have it.  

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/i-dont-know-how-the-human-brain-works Fri, 21 Feb 2020 02:00:00 GMT
The design is ready for Friday https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/the-design-is-ready-for-Friday The design is ready for Friday!  Here's a sample of the memory mate which will be customized with your colours and logo. 

Please bring your completed order form to photo night - click here for the order form.

See you at Vincent J. Maloney Catholic Junior High School at 5:25pm on Friday 21 February - click here for the timetable.
St Albert Volleyball STAVCThis design has been customized for STAVC volleyball club

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/the-design-is-ready-for-Friday Mon, 17 Feb 2020 23:21:16 GMT
Things to do https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/things-to-do Wishing you a wonderful Family Day to love on those special to you.⁠ 

Things to fit into your weekend schedule:
☺️Get cozy⁠
🤗Aim for a minimum of 10 hugs a day⁠
✨Be grateful for for the ones around you⁠

Location St Albert, Alberta, CanadaCozy hot winter drinksA family enjoying a cozy winter walk with some steaming hot drinks

**family photo shoot in St. Albert, Alberta

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/things-to-do Sun, 16 Feb 2020 21:30:00 GMT
Happy Family Day long weekend Alberta! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/happy-family-day-long-weekend-alberta mini snowmanFamily TimeMini Snowman at a family photo shoot in St Albert, Alberta Happy Family Day long weekend! I hope you get to take spend some time enjoying an activity with those closest to you. ✨ Also, don't forget to call someone who you can't be with today 💛 Collect memories, not things 🤗

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/happy-family-day-long-weekend-alberta Sat, 15 Feb 2020 21:30:00 GMT
Who will you love today? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/who-will-you-love-today Who will you be giving a little extra love to today?  The video below lists some of my guesses ...

Happy Valentine's DayWho will you celebrate with today?

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/who-will-you-love-today Fri, 14 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
It's officially 'clean-out-your-computer-day' https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/its-officially-clean-out-your-computer-day

It’s truth time....technology edition! 🖥️ Today it’s National Clean Out Your Computer Day, tell me the state of your files


💁‍♀️A: Everything is organized in properly labeled folders; 
🤦‍♀️B: Cluttered, but you know where everything is; or 
🤷‍♀️C: In complete disarray.


I’m not going to lie, as you can see here, my desktop is definitely out of control but the actual files are very organized.  

So tell me, how about you?  #nojudgement ... A, B or C?
 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/its-officially-clean-out-your-computer-day Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:00:00 GMT
I need your suggestions https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/i-need-your-suggestions I've never asked this before, but I need your recommendations!  Right now I’m immersed in a big photo design project (more on that later), and could use a little break for some R&R.  Camping would be a nice quick fix but as it's too cold for that - please comment below on the best local places to go to unwind and recharge my batteries. Thank you in advance for your suggestions, you’re the BEST!  

Recommendations pleaseI need some R and R

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/i-need-your-suggestions Tue, 04 Feb 2020 16:00:00 GMT
Saturday mornings https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/saturday-mornings During the weekday my breakfast can consist of only coffee.  So I like making Saturday’s breakfast a bit special.  We let the dogs in and I’ll make pancakes, a breakfast casserole or egg sandwiches with freshly baked bread.  The coffee is fresh and then we'll enjoy and veg before going for a walk in the woods with the dogs.  Doing this sets a slow pace for our Saturday.  Tell me: What did you have for breakfast this morning?  Was it a drive-through kinda morning or were you able to take it slow?

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/2/saturday-mornings Sat, 01 Feb 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Now booking photo sessions for Club Volleyball https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/1/now-booking-photo-sessions-for-club-volleyball Do you want roster images for your team that shows your dedication to the sport

Schedule a photo shoot for your team. 

I'll come to your practice space and we can make images to use now and make momentos for tomorrow.

I look forward to seeing you in your team colours.

Click the image below to see more sports photography.

Sports PhotographyClub VolleyballSTAVC Saints Volleyball St Albert, Alberta

 Dress up your Club's social media with photographs that make your rivals nervous.

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/1/now-booking-photo-sessions-for-club-volleyball Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:57:07 GMT
Not jack of all trades but master of one https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/1/not-jack-of-all-trades-but-master-of-one Fall portrait photography at Elbow Tree with Juniper Berryclick herePhoto Shoot 101
I may not be a jack-of-all-trades, but I'm told I’m master-of-one. My photography clients say that I can put people at ease and make anyone comfortable in front of the camera.  ⁠

I’ve had parents baffled at pictures of their children saying that it’s not even a true representation of them because they are “never that happy”. At the end of their photo shoots, my clients have been known to say something like “Wow, that wasn’t as nerve-racking as I thought it was going to be.”  

Very thankful for my clients✨⁠

If you’re considering a photo shoot but aren’t sure you have the time, click here to be directed to my Photo Shoot 101 guide.  Alternatively, just send me an email and we can discuss what your photo shoot could look like without as much trouble as you think.⁠
 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Portrait The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/1/not-jack-of-all-trades-but-master-of-one Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:00:00 GMT
Their many faces captured as they are now, for you to enjoy forever https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/1/their-many-faces-captured-as-they-are-now-for-you-to-enjoy-forever Do you wish it was easy to record your childrens' special light?  Would you like to record, revisit and later remember how their individual personality lit up your life?  Their smile, the sparkle in their eye, the way their nose crinkles when they laugh and the funny look they give when they think they’re right.  If your answer is YES, I'd absolutely love to chat ✨ so drop me a line or visit this link to Photo Shoot 101, which will explain the easy steps to getting your photo shoot.
Portrait photography in rural Alberta, CanadaSmiles in studioClick to see Photo Shoot 101

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/1/their-many-faces-captured-as-they-are-now-for-you-to-enjoy-forever Tue, 21 Jan 2020 00:17:23 GMT
Hockey time is coffee time https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/1/hockey-time-is-coffee-time Heat up your favourite brew and put it in your travel mug so your favourite athlete knows your his biggest fan.

Westlock Warriors Hockey Travel MugHockey Travel Mug Hot coffee for hockey parents

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/1/hockey-time-is-coffee-time Sat, 18 Jan 2020 16:00:00 GMT
The Referral Program Overhaul https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/1/the-referral-program-overhaul The Referral Program has received an overhaul.  You will still get gifts each time you send a referral my way but they will be even better and you can end up with a complimentary photography session

Just like before, there's no limit.  For more information click the here or the image below. 

Earn a complimentary photo shootJuniper Berry's Referral ProgramOverhaul of the Referral Program for 2020

*this image was photographed during my time in Dubai, UAE

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Boudoir Family Newborn Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/1/the-referral-program-overhaul Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:00:00 GMT
Hockey Mom's Trader Card https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/1/hockey-moms-trader-card What are your hockey mom's stats?

  • Favourite time of day?
  • Favourite saying?
  • Nickname?
  • Favourite invention?
  • Pet-peeve?

What important stat is missing from the list above?  Let me know if the comments.

Trader Cards for your Hockey MomHockey Mom Trader Cards for Mom - what are her stats?

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/1/hockey-moms-trader-card Sat, 11 Jan 2020 16:00:00 GMT
The Clove Album feels as luxurious as it looks https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/1/the-clove-album-feels-as-luxurious-as-it-looks As promised, your Reveal Deal for The Clove Album is that you will save 26% off the regular price when you schedule any photo session between now and Valentine's Day, including boudoir sessions for V-Day gifts

Play the video below to get a closer look at this album.

And click here to email me about a session or ring me at 780-720-2905

I look forward to hearing from you ✨

Introducing The Clove AlbumClick to play

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2020/1/the-clove-album-feels-as-luxurious-as-it-looks Wed, 08 Jan 2020 16:00:00 GMT
One more day kinda feeling ... https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/12/one-more-day-kinda-feeling New Years Eve CountdownOne more day kinda feelingHappy? Scared? Excited? There’s one day left of 2019 and I’m feeling a mix of anxiousness and anticipation because I’ve got lots of ideas for 2020 and I need to make things happen.💡 In the past 12 months there was a lot competing for my focus and in 2020 I will be practicing my ability to be hyper focused  👀 there is a pun in there somewhere.  If I succeed there will be a number of different launches for Juniper Berry Photography. 🥂 

How are YOU feeling this New Year’s Eve?

Happy to put 2019 behind you?  crossing your fingers that 2020 will be as awesome as 2019?  Tell me in comments ✨

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/12/one-more-day-kinda-feeling Tue, 31 Dec 2019 16:45:00 GMT
Making Resolutions? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/12/making-resolutions Are you the resolution-making type? I have definitely shied away from the practice in the past but I think it would be a good way to exercise discipline so this year I’m resolving to take quality action each day and remind myself that although perfection is a good goal, it shouldn’t stop me from moving forward. ✨

Now that I’ve said it out loud there is no going back – eeeek

What’s your resolution? Tell me in the comments or if it’s juicy send me an email. ✨

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/12/making-resolutions Mon, 30 Dec 2019 21:00:00 GMT
Wishing you a warm and cozy holiday season https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/12/Wishing-you-a-warm-and-cozy-holiday-season Christmas card traditionsMerry Christmas xoChristmas Cards by Juniper Berry It's the small things we forget as we get older, and they can be the most heartwarming, so this holiday season try to get pictures of:

  1. People cooking/baking in the kitchen;
  2. The holiday spread;
  3. One shot of everyone together - it doesn't matter if not everyone is looking and people have funny faces;
  4. The "everyone" above means YOU TOO so set your timer;
  5. A family tradition you do each year.

These pictures will become more and more valuable as time passes and the memories and feelings they will bring flooding back years from now will be priceless.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/12/Wishing-you-a-warm-and-cozy-holiday-season Wed, 25 Dec 2019 16:00:00 GMT
Introducing The Clove Album https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/12/introducing-the-clove-album A new year is on its way so it's the perfect time to introduce you to the new Clove Album.  It's gorgeous and I've been eager to reveal it

Whether you're having a family, individual or boudoir session, the matted pages hold (or should I say "hug"?) your special memories and feels luxurious in your hands.  Will you keep it on your coffee table, bookshelf or keep it in the box to revisit your memories on special occasions? 

The Clove Album is available in three colours, holds 20 images and if you're a Juniper Berry VIP keep an eye on your email for a special reveal-deal

Not yet a VIP?  Click here to become a part of the inner circle.

To learn more about Boudoir Sessions click the image below.
 

Boudoir, Alberta, Canada, The Clove AlbumClick to learn more about Boudoir Sessions *The Clove Album photographed here in cream colour

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Boudoir Elbow Tree Cottage Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/12/introducing-the-clove-album Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:15:00 GMT
Christmas Traditions https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/12/christmas-traditions Do your December traditions start well before Christmas Day?  Since arriving back to Canada from living abroad I've been looking for new winter traditions to embrace - please share yours with me in the comments.

  • Looking at Christmas lights?
  • Secret Santa exchange?
  • what are your thoughts on an Elf on the Shelf?  Yay or nay?
  • Do you have a special Christmas playlist?  I like "Santa Claus Comes by Boat"
  • Is there a family recipe you use for your baking?  If it's awesome please share it.
  • Do you watch Christmas movies?  Which ones should be on my list?
  • Is there a choice place you volunteer at over the holidays? 

Alberta PhotographerFamily Christmas Tree OrnamentFamily photography at Elbow Tree, Barrhead, Alberta

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Family The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/12/christmas-traditions Tue, 17 Dec 2019 17:50:30 GMT
Photo shoot for new awesome photography products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/12/photo-shoot-for-new-awesome-photography-products Here's a snapshot of the studio during a photo shoot for some new photography products coming soon.

Of course I'm very excited about these new heirlooms - I chose them because I love how they feel and look.

Click here to see the Juniper Berry Magazine and revisit this link to see the updated magazine featuring the new products.

The new items to watch for are:

The Clove Album; and

The Click Book.

I promise that the final look is more presentable than the state of the studio in this snapshot. 

click to see the Juniper Berry magazine

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/12/photo-shoot-for-new-awesome-photography-products Sun, 15 Dec 2019 03:30:00 GMT
Happiness is meant to be shared https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/12/happiness-is-meant-to-be-shared I feel like sharing a moment makes it more special - more enjoyable.  🍷Sharing a bottle of wine is more enjoyable than having a glass on your own. 🌅 If I see a beautiful sunset I will always call to whoever is near so they can enjoy it with me. 🤣 Sharing a laugh over a funny moment or memory makes for double the fun. 🔥Sitting around a fire, listening to the crackle and feeling the warmth is more special when shared. ✨ I really do believe that happiness is meant to be shared.⁠
Abby WambachHappiness is meant to be sharedQuote

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/12/happiness-is-meant-to-be-shared Fri, 13 Dec 2019 03:15:00 GMT
Nature's Music https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/12/natures-music The sound of my bulky winter clothes make listening to nature on my walks impossible.  So I will stop and stand still for a while to listen to the forest around me. 🌲  Sometimes I will sit on a fallen tree or lay right in the snow looking up at the sky. ❄️ The earth has music for those who listen ✨
The earth has musiclisten to nature

Views from my location at Elbow Tree Cottage

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Final orders are ready to be collected https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/12/final-orders-are-ready-to-be-collected Westlock Minor HockeyWestlock WarriorsHockey Christmas Ornament

For those who made additions to their Westlock Minor Hockey​ orders or ordered late, I'll be at the Spirit Centre in Westlock today with your products from 1:30 - 4pm
 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/12/final-orders-are-ready-to-be-collected Sat, 07 Dec 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Making pretty Christmas gifts and photos https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/12/making-pretty-christmas-gifts-and-photos Here's a snapshot of what it looks like behind the scenes here at the studio today.  I'm preparing pretty gifts and photos.

Watch this space to see the final product of this mess L*

Behind the scenesWhat happens in the studio when no one is watching

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/12/making-pretty-christmas-gifts-and-photos Tue, 03 Dec 2019 16:00:00 GMT
It's Cyber Monday https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/12/its-cyber-monday Happy Cyber Monday! I’ll be at my computer all day but I won’t be shopping. I’m busy over here filling Christmas orders. Have a happy Monday and good luck finding your cyber deals 🛍
County of Barrhead near Westlock CountyJuniper Berry DesktopPortrait photography at Elbow Tree Cottage in Alberta, Canada

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/12/its-cyber-monday Mon, 02 Dec 2019 16:00:00 GMT
My new favourite https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/11/my-new-favourite This is my new favourite photo item for sports so I've updated all of the order forms to include this collage plaque.  The item displays three images but can be expanded to include more.  Below is three brothers and a sibling picture of them together.

Your memories come ready to hang and become more valuable with time as your little athletes change and grow

Sports CollageSibling plaque

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/11/my-new-favourite Mon, 25 Nov 2019 03:26:32 GMT
Magnets & Plaques have arrived https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/11/magnets-plaques-have-arrived Custom cards for the Westlock hockey league Trader cards for the Westlock WarriorsTraders designed by Juniper Berry Photography The Warriors magnets & plaque orders have arrived and I'm handing these over to Janice tomorrow.  For those of you who made additions or changes to your order after the order deadline your product may not be ready yet and I will be in touch with you directly about delivery.  

If you have any questions please contact me.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/11/magnets-plaques-have-arrived Fri, 22 Nov 2019 17:00:00 GMT
Gear up! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/11/gear-up Westlock Fun Hockey photo shoot tonight!

Photos start at 4pm.

Click here to get the order form.

Westlock Fun Hockey, Westlock Minor Hockey, Bellz EdgeLittle hockey playerBauer hockey gear

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/11/gear-up Thu, 14 Nov 2019 19:07:21 GMT
I'm surrounded! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/11/im-surrounded I’m surrounded by lustrous prints and photo gifts - it’s a great place to be! 

The Westlock Minor Hockey League’s packages will be passed to Janice tonight at the Spirit Centre.  Please note that the magnets and plaques have not arrived yet but I will personally be in touch with those who ordered those when they do get here.

If you have any questions about your order please feel free to contact me.

Sports PhotographyJuniper Berry Packages are being deliveredOrders being fulfilled

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/11/im-surrounded Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:38:56 GMT
Which jersey would you choose? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/11/which-jersey-would-you-choose Away jersey or home jersey?  Red or White?  Which one do you think photographs best?  Leave your vote in the comments.

VoteWhich is your choice?red or white?

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/11/which-jersey-would-you-choose Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:00:00 GMT
Sweet words from returning clients https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/11/sweet-words-from-returning-clients Sweet words from wonderful clients.

Sweet wordsTestimonialReturning clients

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Testimonials https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/11/sweet-words-from-returning-clients Mon, 11 Nov 2019 03:00:00 GMT
The Juniper Album https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/11/the-juniper-album It's time for Hyyge.  Cozying up on the sofa with loved ones, blankets and hot drinks.  Your children will have to sit nice and close to see the memories recorded on the pages you have in your lap.  

The Juniper Album is a beautiful way to record memories. Your photo session stopped time and you can always travel back when you open the pages of your album. I recommend you customize the cover with the date and it will be a timeless treasure for you or your loved ones to enjoy now and in the future. You can be a legacy in these pages.

Alberta PhotographerThe Juniper AlbumCustomize your cover

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/11/the-juniper-album Sat, 09 Nov 2019 04:45:00 GMT
Collage plaques for hockey fans https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/11/collage-plaques-for-hockey-fans Do more than one of your children play for the same league?  I can arrange to have sibling pictures taken of your little athletes on photo night and they can then be featured on the walls of your home on this sport plaque, which features their league colours and logo.  See your league's order form for details.

This sample features two brothers.  An individual of each on the outside with a sibling shot of the two of them in the middle.   Juniper Berry ProductsCollage PlaquesDo more than one of your children play in the same league? This collage is perfect for siblings.

The plaque can be expanded to include three siblings like in the sample below. 

Juniper Berry sports productsHockey plaque featuring 3 siblingsWestlock Minor Hockey Warriors

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/11/collage-plaques-for-hockey-fans Thu, 07 Nov 2019 04:45:00 GMT
Tickles from dad https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/11/tickles-from-dad Tickles from dad 💕 This little guy was fantastic for the camera but who wouldn't want to give a little tickle to this cutie?! ⁠

It was the first time welcoming families to Elbow Tree for their fall photo shoots and it was so much fun. 

Using our land for your photo shoot backdrop has been a dream of mine even before we found land - dreams coming true ✨

I hope you enjoyed your Autumn and that it was full of family hygge.

Behind the scenesFamily portrait sessions at Elbow Tree with Juniper Berry Photography

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Elbow Tree Cottage Family https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/11/tickles-from-dad Mon, 04 Nov 2019 07:45:00 GMT
Happy Halloween https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/happy-halloween Wishing you and your family a ghoulish Halloween!

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/happy-halloween Thu, 31 Oct 2019 15:00:00 GMT
I'm going to miss October https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/im-going-to-miss-october I'm going to miss you October!  No mosquitoes, beautiful fresh air, stunning views of colourful trees, outdoor fires and all I need to keep warm is a blanket on my knee and a warm drink.⁠

I hope you filled your October with beautiful Autumn to-dos because it looks like we're about to welcome toque weather.  ⁠

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/im-going-to-miss-october Mon, 28 Oct 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Which do you prefer? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/which-do-you-prefer I was at the Westlock Spirit Centre taking photos for the Westlock Minor Hockey Warriors and I was told by the young male hockey players that when you pose for hockey pictures a serious face is appropriate.  LOL  When will they learn that a smile is the best way to catch the girls' attention 😄 He was adamant that I use the one with no smile - which do you prefer?

smirk, smile or serious.

WarriorSpirit Centre Hockey PhotosWestlock Minor Hockey League
 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/which-do-you-prefer Mon, 28 Oct 2019 02:30:00 GMT
Last minute Autumn hygge https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/last-minute-autumn-hygge Trying to soak up as much last minute autumn hygge as possible 🍂 What's your favourite cozy autumn activity .... or non-activity ✨⁠⠀
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Mine is me, a cozy blanket, a warm drink and a wood burning fireplace - extra special when my furbaby is nearby 🐕
 

Rustic mug and autumn coloursEnjoying a hot drink outside enjoying autumn hygge

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/last-minute-autumn-hygge Sat, 26 Oct 2019 15:00:00 GMT
See you at the rink https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/see-you-at-the-rink Westlock Minor Hockey photo shoot tonight! 

Photos start at 5pm.

The order form has been updated to include a "sibling" option. 

Click here to get the updated order form.

Minor HockeyHockey Order Form

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/see-you-at-the-rink Thu, 24 Oct 2019 13:30:00 GMT
Hockey Photo Shoot Tomorrow https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/hockey-photo-shoot-tomorrow Getting ready for tomorrow's photo shoot at the Spirit Centre with Westlock Minor Hockey

Remember to bring the red jersey and see the timeline on the league's website.

Minor Hockey, Westlock CountyBellz Edge Elite Hockey CampPhoto Shoot with Westlock Minor Hockey tomorrow

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/hockey-photo-shoot-tomorrow Wed, 23 Oct 2019 23:19:23 GMT
Picking fall outfits https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/picking-fall-outfits Picking final looks for a portrait shoot here at Elbow Tree Cottage.  Love the boots!

Click on the picture below to get the What to Wear Guide.

Behind the ScenesChoosing outfits for a fall photo shoot with Juniper Berry at Elbow Tree Cottage

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Portrait Tips https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/picking-fall-outfits Mon, 21 Oct 2019 03:15:00 GMT
Minor Hockey Design Unveiled https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/minor-hockey-design-unveiled This is the first year I'm working with the Westlock Minor Hockey Team so they're getting their first custom border design for their league's sports photos.  Here is the finalized design.  Can you picture your athlete's picture displayed here?

See you at the Westlock Spirit Centre for photo day on Thursday 24 October.   

Click here to see the timeline.

Click here to print the order form.

Sports Photography, Custom,Westlock Warriors Template DesignCustom design for the Westlock Warriors

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/minor-hockey-design-unveiled Sat, 19 Oct 2019 18:30:08 GMT
Back to work after an extended long weekend https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/back-to-work-after-an-extended-long-weekend Lots of Thanksgiving memories were made and after an extended long weekend I'm back, caffeinated and ready to focus!!! I will focus, I can focus, focus, focus, focus. Engaging focus ...... now!

Back to workExtended long weekends

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/back-to-work-after-an-extended-long-weekend Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Linen Memory Cards for your Autumn Photo Shoot https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/linen-memory-cards These Vintage Linen Memory Cards are a special way to share your photo shoot with those you love. They make great gift tags, teens like to hang them on string lights, or they come in a custom box (which I will customize for you) and you can choose to keep them in there to flip through on a rainy day or a family gathering. How will you share yours?

Juniper Linen Memory Cards

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/linen-memory-cards Wed, 16 Oct 2019 02:45:00 GMT
Collect memories, not things https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/collect-memories-not-things First they're sitting on your knee and next they're sitting behind the wheel.

Collect memories, not things.

This old truck begged to be put in black and white.

*photo taken at my client's property 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/collect-memories-not-things Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:00:00 GMT
The early bird gets the SALE https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/the-early-bird-gets-the-sale Get a jump on your Christmas to-do-list and use your 2019 family photo to customize this year's Christmas card.

Envelopes are included in every order or choose a digital card to send to your email list or post on social media.

Click here to shop designs

Click to shop designsThe early bird gets the saleLet me help you with this now so you can spend the season with family

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/the-early-bird-gets-the-sale Mon, 07 Oct 2019 21:01:01 GMT
Tools of the trade https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/tools-of-the-trade My tools of the trade 📷 Spending some time shining these guys up for a shoot. 🍂 Most of the orange and yellow have disappeared but the beautiful neutral tones of late fall are still not covered by snow.  Glowing long grasses, evergreens and the golden tones of harvested fields. 🌾⁠BTW, have a happy "World Smile Day" 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/10/tools-of-the-trade Fri, 04 Oct 2019 06:15:00 GMT
The Juniper Berry Smart Phone App https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/the-juniper-berry-smart-phone-app Get the Juniper Berry smart phone app - your images at your fingertips.  All Collections either include the app or can be added and all options in Collection One include a print credit.  To learn more about a photo shoot with me, click the image below or simply contact me.
Juniper Berry Photography Smart Phone App

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/the-juniper-berry-smart-phone-app Sat, 28 Sep 2019 16:00:00 GMT
Winner Announced https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/winner-announced Thank you for your vote!

The results have been tallied (FB & IG) and this cover wins  - but by only 8 points

It was a close one!

Click here to see the full Autumn magazine.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/winner-announced Thu, 26 Sep 2019 20:00:00 GMT
Today's To Do List is going to be ignored https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/todays-to-do-list-is-going-to-be-ignored What on your To Do list is realistically not going to get done today?  My list includes: clean the kitchen, organize desktop, laundry, vacuum, and much more. Realistically I’m going to sit at my computer and cull and edit my last photo shoot – it’s going to be fun!

I’ll get that other stuff done soon enough.  Leave me a comment letting me know what’s going to fall off your list ….
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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/todays-to-do-list-is-going-to-be-ignored Mon, 23 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT
Mother's Choice https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/mothers-choice This shy teenager shined in front of the camera.  Her mom was hanging out behind the scenes and was delighted to see her daughter come out of her shell and was so relaxed and took instruction so well for the camera.  Showing off images of your children on the walls of your home can help them with their self-confidence and show them that they are an important part of your life.  Mother's choice ... which of these two options would you choose if this was your daughter's photo shoot?  Leave your answer in the comments.   Top or Bottom?

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/mothers-choice Fri, 20 Sep 2019 19:56:16 GMT
Break out the plaid https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/break-out-the-plaid QuoteIt's fallbreak out the plaid

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/break-out-the-plaid Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Did you like school photos? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/did-you-like-school-photos Did you like school photos when growing up?  I didn’t!  My earliest memory was before I was 8 and my mom made we wear a dress – I didn’t like wearing dresses back then and I definitely didn’t like pink – how things change. It was clear from the look on my face that I was unimpressed L* Do you want a photo shoot that reflects your child’s personality, hobbies and real expressionsClick the image below to learn more about a Juniper Berry photo shoot or simply contact me and we can talk about how we can make that happen.​​​​
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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/did-you-like-school-photos Wed, 18 Sep 2019 21:45:00 GMT
It's harvest time! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/its-harvest-time I was so excited to see the farmer arrive today with his equipment and I can't say why.  The oat field is beautiful and he's taking it all down - this means no more photographing clients amongst the golden stalks but still I was filled giddy energy.  Back in the day harvest time was followed by harvest festivals where people celebrated with eating, contests, music and other fun activities.  Could it be that I'm influenced by my farming ancestors?  Or perhaps I'm looking forward to extending our daily walks into the newly accessible field?  As it turns out the field actually still looks beautiful and golden.  Tonight's walk is going to include a new route.

Happy harvesting to all of our local farmers!

Denim jacket, flower dress and cowboy boots in an oat field. Standing amongst the oat fields with her flower dress, denim jacket and cowboy boots. Beautiful rural Alberta.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Portrait The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/its-harvest-time Tue, 17 Sep 2019 21:45:00 GMT
Help me choose the Autumn magazine cover https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/help-me-choose-the-autumn-magazine-cover A change in season means a change to the cover of the Juniper Berry magazine.  The first day of Fall is next week so please give your vote - see the Facebook poll below

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/help-me-choose-the-autumn-magazine-cover Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:45:00 GMT
Behind the scenes selecting final outfits for a photo shoot at Elbow Tree https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/behind-the-scenes-selecting-final-outfits-for-a-photo-shoot-at-elbow-tree Behind the scenes ... having fun over here selecting outfits and accessories for an outdoor photo shoot at Elbow Tree 😃

Click the below image to link through to the Juniper Berry Magazine
Alberta Portrait PhotographerBehind the Scenes at a Juniper Berry Photo ShootFinalising outfits in studio

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Elbow Tree Cottage Portrait Tips https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/behind-the-scenes-selecting-final-outfits-for-a-photo-shoot-at-elbow-tree Sat, 14 Sep 2019 22:15:00 GMT
School photos that are frame-able https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/school-photos-that-are-frame-able Mark the 2019 school year with something frame-able ✨

Does your child's school photo show their true personalityDoes it make you smile and want to put it on the wall?  Do you look at it and say "That is so her/him!"

If not, let's book them in for a photo shoot. We can talk about their personality, their hobbies, I can help you put together an outfit or two that they are comfortable in and we will make images that, when you look back on them in years to come, will have you remembering their individualism at this age. 

I guarantee that these images will become more and more valuable with time.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/school-photos-that-are-frame-able Sat, 14 Sep 2019 04:15:00 GMT
I've been voted in https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/ive-been-voted-in I've been voted in!  I'm thrilled to have been selected as photographer for the Westlock Minor Hockey league!  Once the custom border design is ready I'll post it here! 

If your team is looking for a photographer click the image below to learn more about working with me.

Hockey catalogue, high-volume sports photographyHockey SkatesHockey magazine  

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/ive-been-voted-in Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:30:00 GMT
My old apron https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/my-old-apron I grabbed my old apron today and started making meatballs.  As I used my hands to mix the ingredients I looked outside and my mind wandered... 🍂 The season is changing and stores are full of autumn décor; you’re probably tempted to buy a new fall inspired apron.  Is the apron you currently have your mother’s or maybe your grandmother’s, which was passed down to you? ✨ Do you have memories of coming in from playing outside with a bruised knee and her wiping your tears with it?  Maybe you hid behind it when company came or she wore it to make your favourite pie?  🥧 Was it worn to bring you soup when you were sick?  🍲 Every mended hole and tear tells a story.  Don’t buy a new apron, go to the basement or attic and dig out an old apron and wear it like a hug.  You’ll be reminded of past moments while you make new ones.

#happygrandparentsday
 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/my-old-apron Mon, 09 Sep 2019 02:00:00 GMT
It's National Read A Book Day https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/its-national-read-a-book-day It's 'Read a Book Day' so pick up the book you've been meaning to read and if you're a Juniper Berry VIP also read the email you got from me today 😉 I'm celebrating by doing something I've never done before and it's exclusive to my VIPs.

If you're not a VIP yet click the image below to get on the VIP list.

Read a book DayClick to become a VIP

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/its-national-read-a-book-day Fri, 06 Sep 2019 22:15:00 GMT
Print it so people know it's important to you https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/print-it-so-people-know-its-important-to-you Unlike the fleeting excitement that digital photos bring as we scroll past them on the internet, the moment of a printed photograph is always there to view.  As you walk past your images hanging on the wall, when you're at your desk or when family comes to visit and you enjoy the pages of memories as you snuggle on the sofa.

Print it so people know it's important to you.

PrintsJuniper Berry Prints. Print it so they know it's important to them.   

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/print-it-so-people-know-its-important-to-you Thu, 05 Sep 2019 22:15:00 GMT
Photo Shoot 101 https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/photo-shoot-101 It’s that time of year again - kids are getting ready for another school year and in that vein, here’s a little "schooling" for you. I’ve put together Photo Shoot 101 for you to see the seven steps to a Juniper Berry Photo Shoot. Page one is seen here and click here to see the rest. Questions?  I'm happy to help.  Please contact me.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Tips https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/9/photo-shoot-101 Tue, 03 Sep 2019 21:30:00 GMT
It's still summer at Elbow Tree https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/its-still-summer-at-elbow-tree It's currently beautiful at Elbow Tree Cottage; the fields are golden, the trees are lush and the sky is vast.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/its-still-summer-at-elbow-tree Fri, 30 Aug 2019 17:15:00 GMT
Behind the scenes getting beautiful for a boudoir shoot https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/behind-the-scenes-getting-beautiful-for-a-boudoir-shoot I said I would share more so here is a little behind the scenes and a shot of the boudoir-ready hair.  It was a pleasure collaborating with Tangles, another local small business on this shoot.  Professional hair and make-up bring you and your boudoir shoot to another level and I recommend it to all my clients.  If you’re interested in learning more about boudoir shoots click here for information on what to expect.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Boudoir Elbow Tree Cottage https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/behind-the-scenes-getting-beautiful-for-a-boudoir-shoot Tue, 27 Aug 2019 16:00:00 GMT
See the newest summer themed images on the website homepage https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/see-the-newest-summer-themed-images-on-the-website-homepage The website homepage has been updated with some more summer inspired photo shoots.  At Elbow Tree the oat fields are golden and the sun is bright.  Click below to be brought to the homepage.

Girl in a white dressNew Homepage ImagesBeautiful summer photography in an oat field in Alberta, Canada

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/see-the-newest-summer-themed-images-on-the-website-homepage Mon, 26 Aug 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Dancing to the music in your head https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/dancing-to-the-music-in-your-head I had a super cute photo shoot with a 3-year old yesterday and we didn't know she was a dancer until she was in front of the camera.  How children are going to react to being in front of the camera is an unknown and this little girl didn't stop moving.  We're not sure why she chose to move the way she did but there was no stopping her.  Her bottom could be solidly sat on a chair but her hands, and even her head, didn't stop dancing.  When the music in her head became so good, she had to get up and strut her stuff.  Her mom and I couldn't stop laughing at her moves and that only made her more confident in her self.  Is it hard to imagine how your little one would react to the camera?  In my experience they usually surprise you.
 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Studio https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/dancing-to-the-music-in-your-head Sat, 24 Aug 2019 15:00:00 GMT
The last days of summer are approaching https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/the-last-days-of-summer-are-approaching

The last day of summer is approaching and I'm unapologetically looking forward to cozy sweaters, pulling my boots out of the back of the closet and stacking wood for chilly evenings.  Summer was fun, it was nice not to have to wear three layers of clothing before heading out, it was amazing to have super long days that extended sundowner sessions and, if I’m honest, my legs needed to get a peek of sun!  For those of you wanting to stop summer call me to talk about scheduling your summer session.  Together we will stop summer and it will live forever in the images that capture your sun kissed hair and freckles.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/the-last-days-of-summer-are-approaching Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:00:00 GMT
It's about the little things https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/its-about-the-little-things I think that life is all about the ‘little things’, the time spent, the moments shared and the photographs for proof that it all happened. I've found that, when remising with family and friends, I’m surprised about moments I’d forgotten. This is why I love pictures – they tickle my brain and memories come flooding back. Has that ever happened to you? Suddenly you remember why you wore that outfit and the smell that was in the air and the hug your mother gave you just before the picture was taken. Collect memories, not things.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Family https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/its-about-the-little-things Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:00:00 GMT
Small town collaboration - thank you Tangles https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/small-town-collaboration-thank-you-tangles Thank you Kylie at Tangles for teaming up with me to ensure Fran's boudoir photo shoot was a success!  Kylie got Fran’s hair boudoir-ready; it lasted the whole shoot and she even had great looking hair for her birthday party later that evening. 

If you’re interested in treating yourself to a boudoir shoot for your birthday click here to get some more information.  

I’ll be posting a few more images from this shoot in the coming weeks so be sure to follow.

Small town collaboration for big impactGreat hairBoudoir-ready hair thanks to Kylie at Tangles

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Boudoir https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/small-town-collaboration-thank-you-tangles Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:00:00 GMT
Hey Moms, organizing a photo shoot can sound confusing - but it doesn't have to be https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/Hey-Moms-organizing-a-photo-shoot-sound-confusing-but-it-doesnt-have-to-be Family PhotographerFamily Photo ShootsWestlock County Photo Shoots To some, thinking about organizing a photo shoot can be confusing – how do I herd the cats?  That’s why I’m here to give you 7 quick tips on preparing your family.  The first three are below, click the image above for the full seven.

TIP 1: EAT Full tummies make for happy kids. Children are more likely to be restless and easily upset when they’re hungry. Bring snacks and drinks to keep them going and remember to avoid anything that will stain their face or get stuck in their teeth.

TIP 2: COMFORT It’s okay if your child wants to bring their favourite toy, blanket or anything else that brings them comfort. They can take a break for a snuggle or maybe blankie should be in the picture too – don’t we all have fond memories of our favourite blanket or stuffy!

TIP 3: YOU CAN’T FAIL There is no right or wrong way to do this. Love your family, hug them throw your children in the air, tickle each other, enjoy a favourite activity and I will capture your family’s interactions.

It’s starting to sound straightforward right? Tell me, did this help you?

Message me if there’s anything I can help answer for you and click here or the image above for more tips.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Tips https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/Hey-Moms-organizing-a-photo-shoot-sound-confusing-but-it-doesnt-have-to-be Sun, 18 Aug 2019 16:00:00 GMT
Summer is not almost over https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/summer-is-not-almost-over Click for more informationSummer SessionsCapture what's left of summer with a photo shoot at Elbow Tree Cottage with Juniper Berry Photography

Summer is not almost over, not almost over, not almost over.  If you repeat it several times it comes true right?  It's feeling cooler but here is an image taken at Juniper Berry's new location, Elbow Tree Cottage, and it feels like summer.  There's still time to squeeze more summer out of this month and book your photo shoot so you have a record of this summer in your personal timeline.
 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Elbow Tree Cottage Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/summer-is-not-almost-over Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:00:00 GMT
The memories will be worth it https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/the-memories-will-be-worth-it The floor needs cleaning and you're behind on dusting but invite your friends over anyways because the memories you make will be more memorable than a clean house. This weekend I will enjoy open fires🔥, cocktails 🍹and stories with old friends. How are you spending your time this weekend? Let me know in the comments.  🍻Cheers to those getting together with friends this weekend. Hug each other, make memories and soak up the laughter - you will have lots to reminisce about later 🕰

Dirty Kitchen
 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/the-memories-will-be-worth-it Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:45:00 GMT
Sensitive people should be treasured https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/sensitive-people-should-be-treasured QuoteSensitive people should be treasured. They love deeply and think deeply about life. They are loyal, honest, and true. The simple things sometimes mean the most to them. They don't need to change or harden. Their purity makes them who they are. - Unknown

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Today I'm getting ready for white sheet boudoir sessions https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/today-im-getting-ready-for-a-white-sheet-boudoir-session Simple, sexy, and iconic. This is one of my most favourite and requested sessions.  I'm preparing the studio for upcoming White Sheet Sessions - these are a great way to be seductive and modest all at the same time. It's appealing to most because you're in control of how much you want under the blanket and how much you want peeking out.  Click below to learn more about Juniper Berry boudoir shoots.  

Click to learn moreBoudoir - What to ExpectWhite Sheet Boudoir Sessions

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Boudoir https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/today-im-getting-ready-for-a-white-sheet-boudoir-session Wed, 14 Aug 2019 14:00:00 GMT
Delivering cozy feelings on a chilly day https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/delivering-cozy-feelings-on-a-chilly-day On chilly summer days like this one, it's fun to make deliveries that make people feel warm and cozy.

What's the best thing you've ever received in the mail?

Let me know in the comments.⁠

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/8/delivering-cozy-feelings-on-a-chilly-day Tue, 13 Aug 2019 22:00:00 GMT
Out of the office to play hostess https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/out-of-the-office-to-play-hostess I’m playing hostess for the next week so today is my last day in the studio until Monday 5 August; but that does not mean the camera goes away. I’m SO happy to be surrounded by family this coming week and I will be making and recording lots of memories. Thank you to those of you who shared their recipes and ideas on what to do and see ✨ Collect memories, not things.


 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/out-of-the-office-to-play-hostess Thu, 25 Jul 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Wishing you a happy Cousin's Day! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/wishing-you-a-happy-cousins-day It’s Cousins Day!!  Such a coincidence that by the time this month is finished I’ll have had five cousins visit. It’s gonna get crowded but I prefer the word “cozy” and I expect the chaos will be fundamental for the lasting memories we’ll make.  We will be hosting 11 extra people in our two-bedroom house but that’s not my biggest concern – how do I cook for that number of people!  Please share with me your favourite recipe for large groups.

Cousins DayNational Cousins DayThe house is about to feel quite small

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/wishing-you-a-happy-cousins-day Wed, 24 Jul 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Sweet words about Boudoir https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/sweet-words-about-boudoir I don’t talk much about my boudoir shoots but I’m thinking of setting aside one week to shoot boudoir sessions only.  Who’d be up for it?  Let me know in the comments or send me a quick email and I'll let you know when the dates are finalized. 

In the meantime, I’ll let Elena talk a little about her shoot:⁠⠀
Click to learn moreBoudoir TestimonialThank you Elena, we made beautiful images together!

This is the outcome I aim for in every boudoir shoot! Thank you Elena, I’m so happy you enjoyed your shoot and that you still think about the experience. ⁠⠀
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If you're interested in exploring the idea of a Boudoir session, click here.⁠
 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Boudoir https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/sweet-words-about-boudoir Mon, 22 Jul 2019 06:15:00 GMT
Ice-cream is for bonding https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/ice-cream-is-for-bonding One of my favourite things to do with my nieces and nephews is making ice-cream.  It's probably one of their favourite too <laugh>

They each have their favourite flavour and without fail they ask for it whenever they're visiting.  It fills me with joy when they say "Auntie ..." and I love being able to give them something they want.  For me, it makes it so much sweeter (no pun intended) when it's homemade and we can do it together

Ice-cream maker $30, moments with my family priceless.

Collect memories, not things.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/ice-cream-is-for-bonding Sun, 21 Jul 2019 15:00:00 GMT
What does 'Moon Day' mean to you? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/what-does-moon-day-mean-to-you Happy annual Moon Day!

Yes, the moon is beautifulbright and romantic.  The moon does deserve its very own day of celebration, BUTT (pun intended) there is another type of moon we cannot ignore <wink>

Annual CelebrationHappy National Moon DayBoudoir with Juniper Berry Photography

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Boudoir https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/what-does-moon-day-mean-to-you Sat, 20 Jul 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Soon my house will be overflowing! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/soon-my-house-will-be-overflowing Soon my two bedroom house will be overflowing with family. We have 11 family members coming to stay with us for a week, which means I’ll soon be cooking for 13+ people. EEEEEK, I only recently started cooking for two! It’ll be tight, chaotic and seriously memorable! What is the largest group you’ve ever cooked for? And you can please you share a recipe that can help me out 🙏

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/soon-my-house-will-be-overflowing Fri, 19 Jul 2019 22:30:00 GMT
What would your choice be? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/what-would-your-choice-be VOTE

It’s 'Get to Know Your Customers Day'!  I want to learn more about you and how I can serve you best, so I have a question for you … how would you rather see your images displayed

ONE tucked away in an album that you can bring out like a storybook and relive the moments on a rainy day or a special occasion with a hot drink and those special to you snuggled in close.

OR

TWO Wall art because every time you walk by it the smiles of your loved ones trigger happy feelings in your heart.

Which would you choose, wall art or albumsWall Art or AlbumsWhich is your choice? Get to know your clients day!!

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/what-would-your-choice-be Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Thank you for your vote! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/thank-you-for-your-vote Magazine Cover voteSummer 2019 Magazine CoverThank you for voting for the cover Thank you for your vote! 

Click here to see the Juniper Berry Magazine with the cover selected by Juniper Berry fans xo

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/thank-you-for-your-vote Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:30:00 GMT
Road Trippin' with someone special https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/road-tripping-with-someone-special What are you doing today? Today I get to take an 8-9 hour road trip with my sister.  There was no chance I would give up the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with someone so special.  Things I’ve packed for the trip are: my road trip playlist, very large coffee mug that can be refilled at any Tim Horton’s along the way (trying to be green) and a camera to record the funny moments that will eventually turn into memories and stories we will later tell.  Who would you choose to share the car with for a 9-hour road trip?  Let me know in the comments.

Road trip highwayROAD TRIPTaking a road trip with my sister

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/road-tripping-with-someone-special Sun, 14 Jul 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Bringing the summer inside https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/bringing_the_summer_inside The first sunny day in while but I'll be at the computer today going through the images from yesterday's photo shoot.  This bouquet of flowers picked by my wonderful little 3 year old model will keep things summery in the studio today.

  

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/bringing_the_summer_inside Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Location scouting at Elbow Tree https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/location-scouting-at-elbow-tree With the Oat Harvest maturing I’m getting so excited for photo shoots incorporating the sweeping golden hills. What can I say?? I love the Alberta photo opportunities!  Have you ever wanted an outdoor photo shoot featuring our Alberta beauty?  Leave a comment letting me know your favourite Alberta photo location/scene.
#albertabeautyLocation scoutingJuniper Berry Photography's new location at Elbow Tree Cottage

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/7/location-scouting-at-elbow-tree Tue, 09 Jul 2019 23:45:00 GMT
Busby Minor Ball Delivery https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/6/busby-minor-ball-delivery Baseball PortraitsBaseball PortraitsWestlock County The Busby Minor Ball order was delivered to the manager on 13 June who will be arranging delivery to the teams.  

Enjoy your images - these keepsakes will become more valuable as time goes by. 

Collect memories, not things.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/6/busby-minor-ball-delivery Tue, 18 Jun 2019 03:21:51 GMT
Packaging up baseball memories today https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/6/packaging-up-baseball-memories-today Sports PhotographyPackaging memories today

Kallan wanted to be sure his baseball pose reflected his favourite position.

This afternoon I'm busy packing up memories of team comradery, sportsmanship, goals reached and lessons learned.  

At first it's a momento to mark a fun event in their childhood years, you're proud and you share with your family.  As time goes on it's a reminder of how they looked and of a time that seems too long ago. Start collecting these sports momentos for your children to enjoy when they're older.  Your children will thank you when they sit down and reminisce about their younger years; old friends, teammates, coaches and what being part of a sports team taught them. Your grandchildren will also enjoy seeing their parents at their own age. It's never too early to start your child's legacy.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/6/packaging-up-baseball-memories-today Thu, 13 Jun 2019 22:40:40 GMT
The girls were glowing at Monday's photo shoot https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/5/the-girls-were-glowing-at-mondays-photo-shoot So while the boys were practicing their steely looks the girls were showing off their most glowing smiles!  Here's a selection of baseball beauties from Monday's photo shoot.

Westlock County Sport PhotographyBaseball BeautiesThe girls showed up and put their best smiles on display!

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/5/the-girls-were-glowing-at-mondays-photo-shoot Fri, 31 May 2019 15:00:00 GMT
The many faces of Terren https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/5/the-many-faces-of-terren All of the boys were putting on their steely eyed faces for Monday's photo shoot but some of them couldn't hold it for long.

Leave a comment letting me know which face you'd choose for your son's magazine cover? 

Face 1, 2 or 3?

Behind the scenes at a baseball photo shootBehind the scenes at a baseball photo shootTrying hard to be serious, here is a boy who was hiding his beautiful smile Today is the last day to get your photo order in.  Click here for the order form.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/5/the-many-faces-of-terren Wed, 29 May 2019 19:00:00 GMT
Baseball is the new hockey https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/5/baseball-is-the-new-hockey Sports PhotographyMinor Ball Magazine CoverBusby Minor Ball Baseball is the new hockey ... for the summer anyways.

It was so nice to see a lot of familiar faces at last night's photo shoot and I think everyone was pleased that the mosquitoes weren't quite as bad as last year!

For those who haven't made your orders yet, please note the deadline is Wednesday 29 May.

Click here for the order form

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/5/baseball-is-the-new-hockey Tue, 28 May 2019 16:00:00 GMT
Gear Check! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/5/gear-check I'm gear checking this afternoon to make sure everything is running the way it should for the upcoming baseball photo shoot.  The model for test shooting today is my shepherd, Sissi.  Regardless of how many treats she gets, she's not too sure about the umbrella.
Checking my gear for an upcoming photo shootGear check. My gear and my model.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/5/gear-check Tue, 21 May 2019 21:45:00 GMT
Surprise, Tease & Wow https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/5/surprise-tease-wow So your beautiful Vintage Memory Cards have arrived and as much as they're for you, you'd also like to share your beautiful self with your your significant other.  Here's a list of 10 ways you can surprise, tease and wow him with your images.  

BoudoirVintage Memory Cards by Juniper Berry PhotographyHow to use your cards from your boudoir shoot

  1. Create a path of cards to lead him to a destination of your choice.
  2. Make his morning coffee memorable by putting one by the coffee machine or inside his favourite cup.
  3. Slip one into his laptop bag so he finds it when he gets to work.
  4. Leave it by his toothbrush in the morning.
  5. Put one into the inside pocket of his jacket pocket.
  6. Slip one into his dresser drawer for when he grabs his favourite pair of jeans - his favourite pair of jeans will now remind him of you.
  7. Pack one into his toiletry bag when he packs for a trip out of town.
  8. Slip one under his pillow - How long will it be until he wakes you up?
  9. When you leave town, leave one on your pillow.
  10. Use hints and tips to send him on a scavenger hunt.  When he finds them all, what will he win?

Leave me a comment and tell me how you'll use your Vintage Memory Cards.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Boudoir Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/5/surprise-tease-wow Wed, 08 May 2019 15:00:00 GMT
The Elbow Tree Mount * NEW Product* https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/5/the-elbow-tree-mount-new-product This is the newest way to turn your smiles into wall art; it's beautiful, rustic and easy to hang too!!  

Those on my VIP list have already heard about the launch of this mount and received details about pricing too.  If you want to be the first to know about the goings-on at Juniper Berry and get information that is only sent to my VIPs you can sign-up here

PortraitsThe New Elbow Tree MountA new product from Juniper Berry I'm now at the new location on the edge of Westlock and Barrhead County.  The cottage here and this wood image mount are both named after the trees on the property which have a natural bend to them.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/5/the-elbow-tree-mount-new-product Mon, 06 May 2019 14:00:00 GMT
Your photo shoot products have arrived https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/5/your-photo-shoot-products-have-arrived Attention Westlock Sting and Strikers - the products you ordered from your photo shoot have arrived.  It was fun designing your memory mates with your smiles this year.  Congratulations to this young club's achievements and a massive thank you to the volunteers who made it happen.

#volleyballalbertaWestlock StingWestlock lub Volleyball Photo Shoot

SHOUT OUT to Kyle Beattie, Megan Boulanger, Jessica Stevens, Molly Flindall-Hanna, Leanne Huppertz, Denise Boulerice, D Snyder, Jessica Carlyon and all the parents who have been supporting their young athletes.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/5/your-photo-shoot-products-have-arrived Thu, 02 May 2019 02:00:00 GMT
Even super models have outtakes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/4/even-super-models-have-outtakes Seeing pretty pictures is common but do you want to know what happens between shots?  Here is a gorgeous girl with a silly side

Morgan said her photo shoot made her feel like a super model.  The 'tween' years is a great time to boost your child's self-confidence.

Click here for more outtakes 

Outtakes,Juniper Berry Outtakes!It's common to see pretty pictures but want to know what happens between shots?

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Outtakes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/4/even-super-models-have-outtakes Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:00:00 GMT
I love my sister https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/4/i-love-my-sister You share your earliest memories, family traditions, sometimes you say the same thing at the same time, when you hug it's more than a greeting but also an understanding that you know she's being going through stuff and although you don't need to talk about it now, you're always there for her.  I love my sister.
QuoteSisters#sisterlove

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Quote https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/4/i-love-my-sister Mon, 15 Apr 2019 19:30:00 GMT
Fresh Images on the homepage https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/4/fresh-images-on-the-homepage Click to see fresh homepage imagesNew homepage imagesClick to see the fresh images on Juniper Berry's homepage The website has been updated with some new images from sessions at Elbow Tree Cottage.  Elbow Tree is the new location of Juniper Berry Photography in Barrhead County, Alberta.  Visit the homepage.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/4/fresh-images-on-the-homepage Mon, 08 Apr 2019 15:00:00 GMT
High-Volume Photography Catalogue https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/4/high-volume-photography-catalogue Are you organizing your team's or association's pictures?

This catalogue details information about the products for high-volume sports photography and how I can serve you.

If you have any questions about these products or my services please feel free to contact me.  I look forward to talking with you about your team's requirements

Being part of a team is something to celebrate

Click to see the catalogueHigh-Volume Sports PhotographyJuniper Berry's Catalogue

To see sports photos click here

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/4/high-volume-photography-catalogue Fri, 05 Apr 2019 21:45:00 GMT
Westlock Volleyball Club https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/4/westlock-volleyball-club The Westlock Strikers and Sting did an excellent job at their photo shoot last night.

Please get your orders in by Monday 8 April.

A special thank you to Kyle Beattie and all of the coaches for organizing this club for these young athletes!  

 

" The key is not the will to win, everybody has that.  It's the will to prepare to win that's important."  BOBBY KNIGHT, coach

Juniper Berry PhotographyWestlock StingAlberta Club Volleyball

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/4/westlock-volleyball-club Thu, 04 Apr 2019 20:45:00 GMT
Toughness is in the soul ... https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/3/toughness-is-in-the-soul "Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles." Alex Karras

young hockey boyThis boy is young but has a passion and growing skill for hockey. This young boy has a passion and a growing skill for hockey.

To see more sport posts click here

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/3/toughness-is-in-the-soul Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Winter/Spring Magazine 2019 https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/3/winter/spring-magazine-2019 It's exciting to announce that the image on the front of the Winter/Spring 2019 magazine is from a photo shoot at Juniper Berry's new location, Elbow Tree Cottage.  Thank you to my followers on Facebook and Instagram who helped select the cover image.

The new location in the County of Barrhead offers 160 acres of beautiful scenery - a wonderful place to host photo shoots and you can expect to hear more about that in the coming months.

Click here to see the latest magazine volume

Magazine Cover,Winter/SpringCover Image taken by Juniper Berry Photography at Elbow Tree Cottage

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/3/winter/spring-magazine-2019 Tue, 12 Mar 2019 03:00:00 GMT
Black & White or Colour? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/3/black-or-white Which do you prefer?  Do you like to see the team colours or do you like the drama of the black and white?

Leave me a comment here on the blog with your opinion.

Volleyball Photography,Club Volleyball Alberta Sports photography

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/3/black-or-white Mon, 11 Mar 2019 02:00:00 GMT
Choose the magazine cover for winter/spring 2019 https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/3/choose-the-magazine-cover-for-winter-spring-2019 Juniper Berry MagazineVoteFor the cover of the winter/spring 2019 magazine

Narrowing down images can be so hard and I need your help. Please click here to vote on Facebook - I need your opinion on which image should be on the cover of the winter/spring magazine 2019.  The vote closes on Monday 11 March at 1045.

Both of these images were taken on location with Juniper Berry Photography at Elbow Tree Cottage in Barrhead County, Alberta.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/3/choose-the-magazine-cover-for-winter-spring-2019 Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:00:00 GMT
Club Volleyball Photo Shoots are Underway https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/3/club-volleyball-photo-shoots-are-underway Volleyball PhotographyVolleyball PhotographySTAVC player, Saint Albert Volleyball Club Club Volleyball photo shoots are underway.  Sports was a big part of growing up for me - grade school basketball, volleyball, badminton, skipping etc, although tennis was something I couldn't get a handle on.  It probably wasn't a good idea to take tennis right after badminton due to the similarity of the racket but the big difference in swing!!  Ouch, my wrist!

This is Phaedra's first year taking part in Club Volleyball with Volleyball Alberta.  She and her U14 team are very much looking forward to the upcoming premier in Calgary and especially excited to be able to travel to British Columbia for Nationals.

Great experiences for this young teenager!

For more sports photography click here.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/3/club-volleyball-photo-shoots-are-underway Tue, 05 Mar 2019 16:00:00 GMT
Testimonial https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/2/testimonial

I talk about my photo shoots but this time why don’t I have Tracy tell you about her experience instead: ⁠

“Due to weather I thought this may have been her fastest shoot as a huge thunder storm with a down pour of rain cut our time down but this didn’t phase Heidi at all. She kept on doing portrait shots in the barn as we all took shelter. She made my 10 year old daughter feel like a super model and she didn’t want the night to end.” ⁠

SO sweet, right? ⁠

Thank you Tracy. We got some great shots in the barn 😉 and I think the best ones were after the rain passed - everything looked especially lush. I loved hearing how the photo shoot left Morgan feeling - big smiles over here!

Testimonial, Sweet Words,TestimonialThank you for the lovely testimonial Tracy D!

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Testimonials https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/2/testimonial Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:00:00 GMT
Love Notes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/2/love-notes Have your intimate images taken at Juniper Berry's private studio or in your home.Boudoir SurprisesLeave love notes where you know your partner will find them <wink> Use your boudoir images to tease your partner.  Surprise them by leaving one of your tasteful intimate images in the pocket of their favourite jeans so they find it in the morning after you've already left for work.  Write a message on your Vintage Linen Memory Card so they knows what to expect when you get home or what time to meet you for dinner.

If you're interested to know more about intimate portraiture/boudoir sessions click here.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Boudoir Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/2/love-notes Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:00:00 GMT
Celebrate your loved ones https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/2/celebrate-your-loved-ones Some people say Valentine's Day is a manufactured holiday BUT it's a great reminder to be sure that those most special to you know you love them.  

Celebrate LOVE today and show those special to you that you care for them and why not smile at a stranger too?!

Call your mom, text your sister, cuddle your children, kiss your partner and hug the dog.

What does Valentine's Day look like for you?  Let me know in the comments below...
Happy Valentine's DayCelebrate LOVE
 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/2/celebrate-your-loved-ones Thu, 14 Feb 2019 22:41:48 GMT
What to wear https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/2/what-to-wear To some, thinking about organizing a photo shoot can be daunting – what would you wear? Below are 3 quick tips on what to wear and you can click the image below to get the full guide.  

TIP 1: Avoid clothes with large logos, words or illustrations.  Typically polka dots and wide stripes should also be avoided.

TIP 2: It’s best to avoid all-black and wearing too much white.

TIP 3: Iron clothes and use a lint roller.  Wrinkles, lint, and animal hair will standout in photographs.

Wearing coordinating (not matching) clothes is nice but what’s most important is that you take a moment to stop time so you can cherish today in images that will make you smile for the rest of your life, and then the smiles keep coming because they will be how you’ll be remembered.

Click the button below for more what-to-wear-tips and feel free to contact me if there’s anything I can help answer for you. 

Portrait photographyWhat to wearWhat to wear to a Juniper Berry photo shoot

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Tips https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/2/what-to-wear Fri, 01 Feb 2019 16:00:00 GMT
Thank You Coach! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/1/thank-you-coach Volunteering their early mornings, late evenings and weekend hours to their team and team's family.

Bring your coach a cup of coffee to the next game and at the end of the season make sure they know how much their dedication has meant to you and your child by writing kind messages and thanks on this customised, framed, ready to hang momento that gains in value as time passes and the players grow older.  

Has your coach's dedication been appreciated by you this season?

Sports, Gifts, Framed, Personalised Signing BoardsCoach and teacher gifts

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/1/thank-you-coach Wed, 30 Jan 2019 05:07:36 GMT
It's not just a trader card, it's a reminder https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/1/its-not-just-a-trader-card-it-s-a-reminder At first it's a card your children can trade with friends, you're proud and you give a copy to your family, as time goes on it's a reminder of how they looked and of a time that seems too long ago.  Start collecting these trader cards and other sports momentos for your children to enjoy when they're older; they will thank you when they sit down and reminisce about their younger years, old friends, teammates, coaches and what being part of a sports team taught them.  Their children will also enjoy seeing their parents at their own age.  It's never too early to start your child's legacy.

The difference two years make

Custom, Sports photography,Trader CardsThis border was customized for Busby School

To see other teams' custom products click here
 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/1/its-not-just-a-trader-card-it-s-a-reminder Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:00:00 GMT
What my dog named me https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/1/what-my-dog-named-me I wonder what my dog named meI wonder what my dog named meMy dog loves to have a stick

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Quote The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/1/what-my-dog-named-me Sun, 13 Jan 2019 16:00:00 GMT
Vintage Memory Cards https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/1/vintage-memory-cards Loving these Vintage Linen Memory Cards.  Reminisce on a rainy day, write a personal message and give them to a loved one or display them in a unique wood block.  The ways to enjoy these images are endless – how would you share your memories?

PoloroidVintage Linen Memory CardsJuniper Berry Photography Products,

*Sales are exclusive to VIPs.  To take advantage of sales and be informed of promotions click here to become a Juniper Berry VIP

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2019/1/vintage-memory-cards Tue, 08 Jan 2019 16:00:00 GMT
An exciting first Christmas https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/12/an-exciting-first-christmas We are so excited to be spending our first Christmas in our home with our family.  Dreams coming true. 

Christmas CardsHappy HolidaysMerry Christmas from Juniper Berry Photography

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/12/an-exciting-first-christmas Wed, 05 Dec 2018 04:00:00 GMT
Thank You Westlock Fun Hockey https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/11/thank-you-westlock-fun-hockey Thank you for choosing Juniper Berry for your photos again this year!  Also, thank you for getting your orders in as quickly has you have.  The photo shoot was scheduled a little later this year so you could be photographed in your new jerseys so I will be working extra hard to edit, design and order your products as soon as possible to beat the Christmas rush.

Please have your orders in by Noon Friday 22 November.

Here is a sample from last night's shoot - I look forward to seeing the Junior Team tonight.

Last night's photo shoot with the Westlock Fun Hockey teamsWestlock Fun Hockey

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/11/thank-you-westlock-fun-hockey Thu, 22 Nov 2018 19:50:22 GMT
Location Scouting https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/9/location-scouting An excuse to take long walks in the cool and fresh autumn air?  Naaaa, I just want to be sure your autumn photo shoot features the beauty of this fleeting season. I will cozy up with my boot socks, favourite sweater, gloves, a hot drink, and camera to explore eye catching backdrops for upcoming Autumn photo sessions.

Fall, fall colours, photo shoot location, Location scouting - find the Autumn details Looking for beautiful locations for your autumn photo shootf

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/9/location-scouting Mon, 03 Sep 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Now Booking Autumn Photo Sessions https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/8/now-booking-autumn-photo-sessions Autumn has arrived early this year.  Do you want the beautiful backdrop of autumn for your family photos?  This is a popular time of year for bookings so get in touch and get your date secured and written in your calendar.  Once your photo session is scheduled see my guidance on what to wear.

portrait photography, Juniper Berry PhotographyNow booking Autumn photo sessionsFall leaves in a little boy's hands

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Quote https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/8/now-booking-autumn-photo-sessions Sat, 25 Aug 2018 15:00:00 GMT
School Supply Season IS Photo Shoot Season https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/8/School-Supply-Season-IS-Photo-Shoot-Season It's August and the summer is coming to an end.  School shopping, hair cuts, and the smell of school supplies is in the air.  Oh how I loved the smell of new school supplies!  I very clearly remember shopping for and organising my school supplies.  Ticking off items on the paper list provided by the school and choosing binder colours that matched the classes - Math was always blueI digress

I had a great time photographing this family who chose August for their annual photo shoot.  I was able to spend individual time with each boy and even captured some special moments with only the parents.  We had great weather and having their images from this shoot meant they didn't need to depend on school photos working out, the images could be more personal and include pets and their home/land as a backdrop.  Additionally, they had plenty of time to order photo products for Christmas gifts and were able to take advantage of the October pre-order Christmas card sale.  As I write this I am beginning to realise why August is such a busy time for photo shoot bookings. 

Family photography, Barrhead, Alberta, Portrait photographer, Juniper Berry,Family Photo ShootA photo shoot at home turns the moments into memories and the memories into stories.

If you want to take advantage of prime photo shoot season sign up to the VIP list to receive advance booking opportunities

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/8/School-Supply-Season-IS-Photo-Shoot-Season Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:00:00 GMT
The value of a moment https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/8/The-value-of-a-moment Beautiful girl in a canola fieldQuoteSometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Quote https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/8/The-value-of-a-moment Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Mom behind the scenes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/8/Mom-behind-the-scenes Thanks mom!  

Horse control, wardrobe fixing and encouragement.

Our model may not admit she wanted mom at her shoot but there is something comforting about having your mom nearby.  I had a fantastic time at this shoot with Morgan and her mom.  Morgan was confident, relaxed and silly in front of the camera and neither was fazed by the rainstorm that had us running for the barn.  

A girl and her horseBehind the scenesA little help from mom

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/8/Mom-behind-the-scenes Fri, 10 Aug 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Playing in the grass https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/8/playing-in-the-grass Playing in the grass with Juniper Berry Photography at Elbow Tree Cottage.

Rachel celebrated her fifth birthday with a photo shoot; we explored in the long grass and enjoyed the view of the beautiful canola field. We captured Rachel's natural smile, personality and aren't those boots just perfectly pink!

Click here to see other collages.

Portrait, Alberta,In the grass with Juniper Berry at Elbow Tree CottageIn the grass on location at Elbow Tree Cottage

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/8/playing-in-the-grass Sun, 05 Aug 2018 15:00:00 GMT
So much more than silly https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/7/so-much-more-than-silly Little girls aren't only silly.  From silly to a noble princess - GASP

Outtake

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Outtakes Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/7/so-much-more-than-silly Tue, 31 Jul 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Getting ready for hockey camp https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/7/Getting-ready-for-hockey-camp Can you tell this player is looking forward to his hockey camp with Bellz Edge in August?

Do you know a hockey player that would like an in-studio photo shoot?  Contact me to find out about studio sessions with Juniper Berry Photography.

Studio Sessions with Juniper Berry PhotographyGetting ready for Bellz Edge hockey camp

* This collage design is presented behind glass in a 16x24 frame – ideal for studio style sessions.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography Studio https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/7/Getting-ready-for-hockey-camp Wed, 25 Jul 2018 17:46:56 GMT
Busby Ball Wind-Up https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/6/busby-ball-wind-up Have fun at tonight's Busby Minor Ball Wind-up!  A shout out to all the volunteers who make it possible. 

Pick-up your sports pictures from Cindy Beattie.

Thank you for choosing Juniper Berry.

* Cole brought the right attitude to his photo shoot - all his friends will be wanting one of his baseball Trader Cards

Baseball photo shootTrader CardsBring the attitude to your sports photo shoot

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Baseball Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/6/busby-ball-wind-up Mon, 25 Jun 2018 23:11:43 GMT
Thanks Busby! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/6/thanks-busby Thank you Busby Minor Ball for choosing me again this year!

It was great seeing familiar faces and it's always surprising by how much little ones can change in just one year.

This model made a perfect magazine cover. 

Do you want a magazine cover customized for your sports team?  Contact me. 

Westlock County PhotographerMagazine CoverBusby Minor Ball Magazine Cover   

Pictured above: Magazine Cover customized for Busby Minor Ball

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/6/thanks-busby Fri, 01 Jun 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Mosquitoes!! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/5/mosquitoes Mosquitoes - and not the cute baseball playing kind!!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Busby Minor Ball photo shoot.  The mosquitoes were terrible and the athletes were all able to hold their best baseball pose even though they were being devoured by these blood thirsty insects. 

How many mosquitoes do you count in the image below?

Westlock CountyMosquitoes!!Mosquitoes - and not the cute baseball playing kind Answer: 15
 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/5/mosquitoes Mon, 21 May 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Busby Minor Ball Order Forms https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/5/busby-minor-ball-order-forms Complete your order forms and bring them with you to practice on Monday 14 May.

Shipping is included for orders received by Wednesday 16 May.

Click here for the order form.

Baseball Portraits   A sample of Package B from last year's photo shoot.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/5/busby-minor-ball-order-forms Tue, 08 May 2018 20:15:00 GMT
Busby Minor Ball Photo Shoot https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/5/busby-minor-ball-photo-shoot Get your little bambinos ready for their photo shoot.  I’ll be at the Busby ballpark for the teams' practice on Monday 14 May to photograph the athletes in their baseball garb.

Click here for the order form. 

Samples of some of the products will be displayed on photo day.  Below is one of the cutest athletes from last year's shoot.

Sports PortraitsBusby Minor Ball Photo ShootBaseball Photos

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/5/busby-minor-ball-photo-shoot Wed, 02 May 2018 19:09:07 GMT
Donating images https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/3/donating-images Checkout Westlock Fun Hockey's new website

I was happy to collaborate with this local club and provide some images from their recent photo shoot.

Trader CardsWestlock Fun Hockey - Trader Card Sample

*Pictured above: Sample of the back of a Westlock Fun Hockey Trader Card

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Charity Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/3/donating-images Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:00:00 GMT
School Fun - deadline tomorrow https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/3/school-fun---deadline-tomorrow As you will be able to tell from the collage, the kids had fun at the Busby School photo shoot last week.  If you want to order images of your athlete please get your orders by tomorrow, 14 March.

Click here for the order form

Click here to be taken to the gallery

I will collect orders from Busby School tomorrow; feel free to email your orders in that's more convenient. 

Sporty FunRural Sports Portraits

 

Collect memories, not things. 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/3/school-fun---deadline-tomorrow Tue, 13 Mar 2018 22:25:49 GMT
Four Tips for your Sports Photo Shoot https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/3/Four-Tips-for-your-Sports-Photo-Shoot Get prepared for your school sports photo shoot by reading the 4 tips below:

Four TipsSports Photo Shoot

The shoot is scheduled for Thursday, 8 March.

The deadline for receiving orders, photo selection and payment is 14 March.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/3/Four-Tips-for-your-Sports-Photo-Shoot Mon, 05 Mar 2018 15:00:00 GMT
All You Need Is Love https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/2/all-you-need-is-love All you need is loveHappy Valentine's Day

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/2/all-you-need-is-love Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:00:00 GMT
The value of memories https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/1/the-value-of-memories A joke you told while having coffee with your best friend - the sound of her laugh

Your Dad's hug - always much tighter than your average hug

The look you and your sister shared - you were always on the same page

 

"Sometimes you never know the

value of a moment until it

becomes a memory"

Portrait PhotographyValuable memories Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory

  

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Quote https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/1/the-value-of-memories Fri, 26 Jan 2018 04:15:00 GMT
No. 1 Best Mom https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/1/no-1-best-mom This little model was indicating that her mom was the #1 best mom :-) 

OuttakesOuttakesPortraits of a cowgirl in rural Alberta. Barrhead County

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Outtakes Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2018/1/no-1-best-mom Tue, 02 Jan 2018 18:00:00 GMT
Merry Christmas https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/merry-christmas Today I will reminisce, build traditions, enjoy the laughter of my family and miss those too far away to enjoy the warmth of the fire with me. 

Merry Christmas

Vintage Linen Memory CardsVintage Linen Memory CardsPhoto gifts for Christmas

Pictured above: Linen Memory Cards

To see these and other Juniper Berry Products visit the magazine

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/merry-christmas Mon, 25 Dec 2017 16:00:00 GMT
Let your heart be light https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/let-your-heart-be-light Special Christmas OrnamentsSpecial Christmas OrnamentsBeautiful Christmas Ornaments featuring an image from your photo shoot

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/let-your-heart-be-light Sun, 24 Dec 2017 18:00:00 GMT
The best thing about pictures https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/the-best-thing-about-pictures Custom Christmas ornamentsCustom Christmas ornamentsChristmas ornaments featuring an image from your Juniper Berry photo shoot

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/the-best-thing-about-pictures Sat, 23 Dec 2017 03:45:00 GMT
Collect memories, not things, this Christmas https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/collect-memories-not-things-this-christmas There is baking in the oven, the laughter of your family and friends is filling the room, the warmth of the season is all around.  Remember to slow down this season and enjoy the little moments that happen between the scheduled events and holiday preparation. 

Christmas memoriesCollect memories, not things

Pictured above: Linen Memory Cards

To see these and other Juniper Berry Products visit the magazine

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/collect-memories-not-things-this-christmas Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:00:00 GMT
Giving memories this Christmas https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/giving-memories-this-christmas Remember the moments of the previous year when hanging memories on your tree. 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/giving-memories-this-christmas Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:30:00 GMT
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(Juniper Berry Photography) Maternity Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/christmas-ornaments Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:00:00 GMT
Give memories this Christmas https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/Give-memories-this-Christmas Give the gift of memories this year; print products from your personal photo shoot or give a photo session to your loved ones so they can record memories of their own.  

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory."  

Juniper Berry now has gift cards.  To give gift cards contact me or visit this link.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Gift Certificates Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/Give-memories-this-Christmas Mon, 18 Dec 2017 21:00:00 GMT
In search of white https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/in-search-of-white Christmas shopping for a wall colour for the studio which opens in 2018. SO many whites to choose from. Do you have experience with a white you could recommend?

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Studio The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/in-search-of-white Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:00:00 GMT
Senior Fun Hockey Delivery https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/senior-fun-hockey-delivery Senior Fun Hockey pictures can be picked up at the Westlock Spirit Centre tonight during practice.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/senior-fun-hockey-delivery Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:30:00 GMT
Horses are ... https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/horses-are Horses are God's way of apologizing for men

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Quote https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/horses-are Sat, 09 Dec 2017 23:42:44 GMT
What a difference a day makes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/What-a-difference-a-day-makes Yes, these two images are taken at the same spot.  This is a picture of the location a couple days before the scheduled photo shoot and although I'm sure we would have been able to make beautiful images without it, the snow added a wonderful quality to these soft, glowing final images. 

Maternity photographyThe luck of the drawWe were lucky to have snow

Location: Westlock Golf Course

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Maternity Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/What-a-difference-a-day-makes Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:00:00 GMT
Linen Memories https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/linen-memories These retro looking linen memory cards resemble Polaroids.  You already have your images safe in an album and these memory cards let you playfully prop your memories up where you see them everyday.  Decorate your mirror, your fridge, or write a note and leave it for your loved one to find.  The ways to use these printed moments is limited only to your imagination.

How will you use yours? 

#linenmemories

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Maternity Newborn Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/12/linen-memories Sat, 02 Dec 2017 00:15:00 GMT
Christmas Gifts to Deliver https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/11/christmas-gifts-to-deliver I'm on a road-trip today complete with coffee, Christmas tunes and Christmas packages.  I'm delivering memories to be enjoyed on Christmas morning and these smiles will live on to be enjoyed in the years following.  

Christmas DeliveriesOn a road trip making Christmas deliveries today.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/11/christmas-gifts-to-deliver Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:00:00 GMT
And the winning bid is .... https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/11/and-the-winning-bid-is Thank you to everyone who bid on the donation for the Busby Volunteer Fire Department.

As usual it was a well organized event and fun was had by all!

Congratulations to Carolyn Dumbeck for the winning bid!

Donation for the Busby Fire HallThank you to our Volunteer Firefighters in Busby, Alberta

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Charity Family Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/11/and-the-winning-bid-is Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:00:00 GMT
Looking natural vs being a natural https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/11/Looking-natural-vs-being-a-natural Being natural in front of the camera doesn't always feel natural.  How do you hold your face?  What does my genuine smile look like? What do I do with my hands?  Where do I look?  Does my hair look okay?  I'm behind the camera so I've got the answers for you.  You will be prepped in advance of you shoot and I'll be guiding you throughout your session so you don't need to overthink it.

OuttakesOuttakes from a autumn portrait session in rural Alberta, Canada

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Outtakes Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/11/Looking-natural-vs-being-a-natural Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:00:00 GMT
Smoke Stompin' Dinner & Dance https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/11/Smoke_Stompin_Dinner_Dance The Busby Volunteer Fire Department is having their 6th Annual Smoke Stompin' Dinner & Dance on Saturday 18 November.  If you're getting tickets look for Juniper Berry's Silent Auction package so you can help the community and treat yourself too.  See you there!

This package has been designed specifically for this auction and is not available to purchase.  To see Juniper Berry's packages view the magazine.  

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Charity Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/11/Smoke_Stompin_Dinner_Dance Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:57:49 GMT
Reminder for Westlock Fun Hockey https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/11/reminder-for-westlock-fun-hockey I've almost received all orders/payments for the Fun Hockey Player's images, but for those who haven't confirmed their order, please note the deadline is today.

Products will not be designed until payment is received and late orders will incur shipping fees.

Orders are not final until payment is received.

Trader CardA sample of the Trader Card design for Westlock Fun Hockey  If you have any questions about payment please feel free to contact me 780 720 2905.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/11/reminder-for-westlock-fun-hockey Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:35:12 GMT
Westlock Fun Hockey https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/11/westlock-fun-hockey I had a blast at the Spirit Centre last night for the Westlock Fun Hockey photo shoot.  Here are a couple models strutting their stuff for my camera.  The designs shown have been customized for Westlock’s Fun Hockey teams. 

Having fun at the Westlock Fun Hockey's photo shootLocation: Westlock's Spirit Centre

All prints will be upgraded to include this border and if you want to get your sport star something special the magazine cover is available in a print or mounted on a plaque.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/11/westlock-fun-hockey Thu, 09 Nov 2017 20:37:36 GMT
Healthy smiles at the Spirit Centre https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/11/healthy-smiles-at-the-spirit-centre Photo shoot tonight for the Westlock Fun Hockey League!  I've got some samples of popular print products that are available for your athlete.  I'll also be here shooting tomorrow too.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/11/healthy-smiles-at-the-spirit-centre Thu, 09 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT
Christmas orders arrived with the snow https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/10/christmas-orders-arrived-with-the-snow The snow arrived this morning and it helps set the tone for today's tasks.  Christmas orders have started to arrive so I will settle in with a hot drink and prepare packages.  Cards are part of this order so if you took advantage of the Early Bird Christmas Card sale you can expect your delivery soon.  If you didn't hear about the sale, subscribe to receive updates on specials etc.

If you're thinking about giving memories this year, beat the postal delays and peak season rush by ordering early. 

For gift ideas see the Juniper Berry Magazine.  

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Winter https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/10/christmas-orders-arrived-with-the-snow Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:10:03 GMT
Location Scouting in St. Albert https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/10/location-scouting-in-st-albert I've been back for longer than I can believe but the sound of my boots kicking the leaves is still harmony and I'm taking so many deep breaths I'm getting dizzy.  I hope my appreciation for Autumn and these small pleasures never fade.   

It's a beautiful time of year and I get to go out and look for photogenic spots to photograph your portraits.  Today I'm in St. Albert and there are lots of perks to organising a shoot here; parking, overcrowding can be avoided, access is easy and this little city takes nature seriously.  Capturing the beauty of your smile with Fall as a backdrop won't be a difficult task.

Location Scouting#autumncolours

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Location Scouting https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/10/location-scouting-in-st-albert Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:00:00 GMT
A smile you want to see again and again https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/10/A-smile-you-want-to-see-again-and-again You have so many hopes for his future but today he likes to cuddle his cat, his mom can easily make him smile, he can be bribed with ice-cream and it still takes him time to warm up around new people.  Enjoy the moments today has to offer, try to appreciate the special times and collect memories, not things.  

A boy in rural Alberta has a portrait session at home

Juniper Berry can help you record and keep your memories so you can travel back in time and refer to these smiles anytime you'd like.  Your memories become more special with time and that's why my photo products are made using quality archival paper.

Link to Juniper Berry magazine   

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/10/A-smile-you-want-to-see-again-and-again Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:30:00 GMT
Blinkity Blink Blink https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/10/blinkity-blink-blink They say women blink twice as often than men and, in this little lady's case, I'd say it's true.  At one point I switched my shutter speed to 6 frames a second to capture an eyes-open-shot; we had lots of great shots in the end but I'd like to share a collection of blinks from Morgan's photo shoot and a sample of one 'keeper'.  

Despite the blinking Morgan made it into the Juniper Berry Magazine.  If you, or a loved one, made it into the magazine and want a paper copy please let me know.

Portraits, Alberta,Click to see the magazine

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Outtakes Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/10/blinkity-blink-blink Fri, 06 Oct 2017 03:00:00 GMT
Early Bird Sale https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/10/early-bird-sale Use your favourite images from your Juniper Berry photo shoot to customise your 2017 Christmas card.  

There is a deadline for ordering but as you already have some great images to choose from you will have no trouble confirming a design in time.  

 

Click here to see the designs and remember - they're customisable.  

Once you select a design call me or drop me a line to make your order.

Click to see card designsEarly Bird Sale

*Deadline for early bird prices 24 October 2017

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/10/early-bird-sale Sun, 01 Oct 2017 14:00:00 GMT
The path to my heart ... https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/9/the-path-to-my-heart QuoteThe path to my heart ...

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Quote https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/9/the-path-to-my-heart Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:15:00 GMT
A personal photo shoot because memories are all around you https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/9/a-personal-photo-shoot-because-memories-are-all-around-you Are you depending on your child's school photo to reflect his natural smile and be a true representation of his personality at this time of his life?  Booking a custom photo shoot is a personal experience that can be customised for you.  This gives the opportunity to have images with your pets, to include your child's favourite place to play and sitting on the step of the house they will remember growing up at.  

Memories are all around you.  

Capture moments of your family in their own environment for authentic memories that can be enjoyed forever. 

Personal Photo ShootCustom individual photo shoots for a more personalized memory

 

Contact me to schedule your pre-shoot consultation and together we will design a photo shoot around your specific needs. 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/9/a-personal-photo-shoot-because-memories-are-all-around-you Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:15:00 GMT
Building the Studio https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/9/building-the-studio Dreams do come true.  These windows were built specifically to illuminate you beautifully and the view isn't too shabby either!  I look forward to welcoming you into the studio but for now there's lots to do and think about to bring it all together.     

Studio BuildBuilding a photography studio in Alberta, Canada

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Studio https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/9/building-the-studio Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:15:00 GMT
Outtakes - The Strut https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/9/outtakes Strutting his stuff.  I gave no instruction except to walk comfortably and as you'd like.  He made it his own and started to show his moves which looked a little like a strut and dance mixed into one.  I'm not sure if he's going to grow up to be an entertainer or if he was just trying to keep the mosquitos from landing.  It was sweet to see him glancing up at his mom to see if he was making her laugh.

OuttakesFamily portrait session

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Outtakes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/9/outtakes Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:20:00 GMT
Harvest Season https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/9/harvest-season I love the natural palette of colours harvest season has to offer.  Today I'm finding beautiful locations in the St. Albert area for upcoming portrait sessions.  If you're interested in capturing the colours of this time of year you can contact me to discuss booking a Juniper Berry photo session.

Location Scouting during harvest seasonLooking for beautiful spots for portrait sessions in the St Albert area.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Location Scouting https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/9/harvest-season Fri, 08 Sep 2017 02:15:00 GMT
Fall/Winter 2017 Juniper Berry Magazine https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/9/fall-winter-2017-juniper-berry-magazine The Fall/Winter version of the Juniper Berry Magazine is now available.  It could just be me but it seems to come around quicker and quicker each year.  This magazine version features a new Cover Girl (and gentleman) and some new products.  Click here to see the newest magazine

Juniper Berry Photography MagazineFall / Winter 2017

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/9/fall-winter-2017-juniper-berry-magazine Mon, 04 Sep 2017 14:00:00 GMT
Giggle Fits https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/8/giggle-fits These behind the scenes images brought tears to his mother's eyes.  As a mother you want your children to be happy.  As your photographer, I want your children to be happy too.  Following a shoot I often go through the images and wonder what happened at particular moments to evoke certain looks and smiles.  Did I say something funny?  I don’t consider myself funny so it must have just been silliness.  I do remember this moment though, maybe because it lasted for quite a while, this boy had the giggle-fits and he couldn’t stop laughing.  His giggle was infectious.

See more behind the scenes

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Outtakes Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/8/giggle-fits Wed, 30 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT
Linen Memory Cards https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/8/linen-memory-cards I'm excited to announce a new way for your memories to be cherished.

Celebrate a treasured moment in time with your favourite images printed on beautiful linen paper.  You can keep these cherished moments in a box to look at on a rainy day, write a personal message on them and give them to a loved one or display them in a unique wood block, the ways to enjoy these images are endless - how would you share your memory cards? 

For information on these and other Juniper Berry products see the Juniper Berry Magazine.

Linen Memory CardsMessage cards

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/8/linen-memory-cards Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:15:00 GMT
Remember when ... https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/8/remember-when This family wanted to do something a little different for their annual family photo shoot so we took it to the city.  We scooted, climbed ramps, enjoyed the city skyline and above all else, the family loved each other, shared sideways glances, knowing looks, encouraging smiles and giggles.  It's possible that not everyone wanted to be there but at the end of the day they have a story to tell and images to remind them "about that time...."

You can picture the setting - you are at a family gathering and maybe turning the pages of one of your family photo albums and your sister/brother laughs and says "Remember that time mom brought us to that parkade ..."

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory."

Collect memories, not things.

Annual Urban Photo ShootA family's annual photo shoot in downtown Edmonton, Alberta

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/8/remember-when Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:15:00 GMT
Juniper Berry Slideshows https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/8/juniper-berry-slideshows You will be moved when you see your images presented in a Juniper Berry slideshow.  The music sets the tone for your visual memories and after watching your slideshow you will be excited to forward it to family and friends so you can share your experience with them.  

The value of these moments will only increase as time passes and the memories will come flooding back every time you watch your slideshow.

If you decide to enhance your photo experience with a slideshow you can download it to your home computer and/or phone to watch it anytime and show it to friends.

Explore the slideshow gallery to find out if this is something you want for your special moments.

 

Juniper Berry Slideshows

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Portrait Video https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/8/juniper-berry-slideshows Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:15:00 GMT
Road Trip! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/8/road-trip I'll call it a road trip even though it's not far from home.  I believe it classifies as a road trip if I’ve got hot coffee and a place to be.  Some days it’s an opportunity to be quiet and alone with my thoughts and other days I turn up the volume and get lost in the beat of a good song.  Today was a beautiful day to drive into the country for a photo shoot; the contrast of the yellow canola against blue sky was too beautiful not to make me grateful for my surroundings.  Enjoy your road trip and take time to admire the beauty around you - tag me on your road trip.

Road TripA beautiful drive in the country on the way to a photo shoot

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes The Personal Side Video https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/8/road-trip Tue, 08 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT
Two Thumbs Up https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/8/two-thumbs-up We started Morgan's shoot early because storm clouds were heading in our direction.  Both Morgan and her horse, Orlagh, were ready to get started as the primping started early in the day.  Hair, nails and even Orlagh got some special beauty time.  

We were able to shoot for the must-have shots before it started raining.  Thankfully we made it inside the barn before the skies opened up but Orlagh had to be walked back to the pasture - thanks mom!  Mom was soaked through but didn't let it get her down; she wrapped herself in a blanket and enjoyed the loudest thunderstorm I've heard in years while being protected from the wind and rain inside the beautiful old red barn.  I took advantage of the light entering the barn to capture more images of Morgan and when the storm passed we headed back out to continue the photo shoot in the fresh after-storm air.  The rain and evening light made everything shine a little more brightly.  

It was a pleasure to work with Morgan and her mom on this meaningful photo shoot.  Some images from this shoot can be viewed on the collage page of my website and more will be posted soon.

The first image below was taken after Morgan's photo shoot - she had a great time and so did I.  The second image is of Morgan rocking her photo shoot.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/8/two-thumbs-up Tue, 08 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT
Delivering a vision https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/7/delivering-a-vision I love it when a plan comes together.  Today I get to deliver a client's vision to her.  After being inspired by a photo, a hunt for the location began; next a visit to scout it out, wardrobe choices and getting the whole family happy to partake in capturing this moment in the family's timeline.  Wrapping special moments.

Packaging memoriesPortraits

 Handle with care, memories inside.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Video https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/7/delivering-a-vision Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:15:00 GMT
Referral Program https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/7/referral-program I’ve launched my referral program as a way to say thank you and give a little something extra to my supporters for being so wonderful.  For more information on the referral program click here.  

SPOILER ALERT the benefits don’t stop - you'll get rewarded for each referral. 

"Referral Program"Referral ProgramJuniper Berry's Referral Program

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Boudoir Family Newborn Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/7/referral-program Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:15:00 GMT
A New Series : Outtakes! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/7/a-new-series-outtakes Having fun at a Juniper Berry photo shoot is absolutely part of the process but an up-the-nose-laugh isn't always the look we're going for.  My job is to coach you into the right poses, and mood, for your desired images.  We get there in the end and have fun along the way.  

I've decided to start a new behind the scenes series of "Outtakes" to give you a peek of images that didn't make the final cut.  

This is going to fun!

OuttakesOuttakes!A new series. Visit the blog to see the funny outtakes from photo shoots.

A big thanks to my willing participants.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Outtakes Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/7/a-new-series-outtakes Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:15:00 GMT
Custom Wall Art https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/7/custom-wall-art Wall art, albums and cards oh my!  Yes, that package goes and goes and goes.  This custom wall art is over 5 feet long and is going to be a joy to deliver ... and no doubt to receive.  Watch this space for a post to see what it looks like once it's hung on the wall.  Got to run, off to delivery some memories.

Handle with care, memories inside.  

Custom wall art

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/7/custom-wall-art Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:00:00 GMT
The light that shines from within https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/7/the-light-that-shines-from-within Below is an excerpt from the Juniper Berry Magazine.  

Click on the quote below to get on Juniper Berry's VIP list and receive a full copy of the magazine.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/7/the-light-that-shines-from-within Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:49:00 GMT
Location Scouting in Edmonton, Alberta https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/7/location-scouting-in-edmonton-alberta I have the opportunity to shoot downtown Edmonton for a client who wants to try something different for her upcoming family photo shoot.  It's been <calculating> ..... many, many years since I lived in Edmonton and while walking around memories flooded back at every corner.  It was a beautiful day to be out so we decided to pass some time while enjoying a cold drink on Rostizado's patio.  I recommend the Gorditas!  Thanks for the service Annie!  

Make the most of the summer and collect memories, not things.

location, location, location

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Family The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/7/location-scouting-in-edmonton-alberta Wed, 05 Jul 2017 21:49:53 GMT
Happy Canada Day! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/6/happy-canada-day I hope you're creating Canada Day memories with those special to you.

I'm off-the-grid camping this weekend and will be back to work on Tuesday 4 July.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Studio The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/6/happy-canada-day Fri, 30 Jun 2017 19:42:39 GMT
Canvas by Juniper Berry https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/6/canvas-by-juniper-berry COVER YOUR WALLS WITH WHAT'S MOST IMPORTANT

Your loved ones' smiles are more valuable than what you can buy in a shop and this custom wall art, made for you with your portrait images, becomes more cherished as time passes.  Start building your wall gallery with Juniper Berry.

"Wall Art"Canvas by Juniper Berry PhotographyCanadian Quality

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/6/canvas-by-juniper-berry Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:10:00 GMT
Busby Minor Ball pictures are ready https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/6/busby-minor-ball-pictures-are-ready It was a pleasure photographing your children and creating products that are sure to bring a smile to your face now and laughter to your lips after your little ones grow out of their cleats.

All products have been delivered and will be ready for collection at the baseball windup on Monday 26 June.  See Cindy Beattie at the event to collect your images.

If you're looking for an extended, and more personalized, photo session for your children or family click below to become a VIP and get more information on a photo shoot with Juniper Berry Photography.

Busby Minor BallImages will be at the wind-up on Monday

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/6/busby-minor-ball-pictures-are-ready Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:30:11 GMT
Happy Father's Day to our heroes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/6/Happy-Fathers-Day-to-our-heroes Happy Father's Day to our heroes.

Lifestyle Newborn Photo Shoot

 

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Newborn https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/6/Happy-Fathers-Day-to-our-heroes Sun, 18 Jun 2017 14:00:00 GMT
For the love of our Fathers https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/6/for-the-love-of-fathers "happy father's day"My HeroTo me you're a hero

To the world you're a dad, to me you're the world - happy Father's Day.

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/6/for-the-love-of-fathers Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:00:00 GMT
First days, first shared moments https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/6/first-days-first-shared-moments His nursery has been ready for him; clothes cleaned and folded, unboxed diapers are to hand and there's a special teddy waiting for a friend.  You carefully drove your bundle of joy from the hospital and now he is safe in the walls of your home.  The first days are when you get to know each other.  What his sounds mean, how often he likes his meals, is he a sleeper or a does he like to stay up and play?  Life is made up of small, seemingly insignificant, moments.

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory”

The images from your Newborn Session will help spark memories long after you thought there were none.  Invest in your family's legacy and start recording memories today.

 

Newborn Lifestyle Session at home

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Newborn Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/6/first-days-first-shared-moments Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:00:00 GMT
Summertime Freckles https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/6/summertime-freckles Summertime portraits capture things other seasons don't offer.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/6/summertime-freckles Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:00:00 GMT
Smiling baseball players https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/6/smiling-baseball-players The faces of these baseball players are making it fun to put orders together.  Deciphering the eTransfer passwords has been entertaining as well - thank you :-) 

All paid orders have been designed and will be sent to the printers on Monday.  To avoid incurring shipping charges please send your payments before 5pm on Monday 5 June.  For eTransfer details see the order form.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Sports PhotographyThis little guy has a great technique. #captain of the Tball team.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/6/smiling-baseball-players Sat, 03 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT
June Charity https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/6/june-charity Keep our heroes healthy. 

Call to book 780 720 2905. Click to visit the Foundation. Call or drop me a line to book your shoot. 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Charity The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/6/june-charity Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Canvas For Charity https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/6/canvas-for-charity Your wall art will be treasured today and as smiles change and freckles fade your investment will have even greater value.

Did you not hear about the sale?  If you want to be alerted to specials and keep updated you can sign-up to get on the VIP list.

The Children of Hope Uganda received a percentage of every canvas sold so thank you for investing in your memories.

Canvas SaleSign up to receive updates and specials

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Charity Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/6/canvas-for-charity Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:45:00 GMT
Busby Minor Ball https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/5/busby-minor-ball Rural Alberta certainly has some photogenic athletes!  Busby Minor Ball is incredibly fortunate to have the support of hard-working and committed organizers Cindy Beattie & Lindsay Lambert who started this league 3 years ago.  The coaches, of course, also deserve mentioning, Amy Ballantyne, Talayna Spargo, David Stoby, Caitlin Pfaeffli, Gavin Beattie, Alex St. Louis, Pam St. Louis, Tracy Dezaeyer, Lindsay Lambert and Kelly Vervynck.  The coaches keep the athletes in top shape while the Busby Lion’s Club have the athletes looking their best in beautiful blue jerseys.  Well done to you all!

BaseballBusby Minor BallJuniper Berry's Magazine Cover for Alberta's minor ball teams   Model: Alyssa, Mosquito 2

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/5/busby-minor-ball Tue, 30 May 2017 20:03:21 GMT
High School Seniors 2017 https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/5/high-school-seniors-2017 Juniper Berry is now taking bookings for Senior Sessions.  Are you graduating this year?  Congratulations!  Mark this special milestone with a tailored photo shoot just for you.

PortraitsHigh School Senior SessionsJuniper Berry is now booking High School Senior Sessions. Congratulations to the graduates of 2017.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/5/high-school-seniors-2017 Wed, 24 May 2017 20:29:45 GMT
Newborn Lifestyle Sessions https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/5/newborn-lifestyle-sessions We captured moments from this newborn's first days at home that may otherwise be forgotten in the time warp and controlled chaos that comes along with parenthood.  Details ... tiny toes, itty-bitty fingers and nails.  Your baby's sweet pouty lips and the tuff of hair that will always remind you of how wonderful it was to drink in your newborn's new-baby smell.  This beautiful six-day old boy was happiest being cuddled during his lifestyle photo session.  Capture quiet significant bonding moments during your newborn's first days with a Juniper Berry Photography Newborn Photo Session.

To learn more about newborn sessions and get on my VIP list click here.

Baby, NewbornNewborn PhotographyVisiting a home in Alberta for lifestyle photo shoot with this beautiful baby boy

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Newborn https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/5/newborn-lifestyle-sessions Thu, 18 May 2017 14:00:00 GMT
Happy Mother's Day https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/5/happy-mothers-day For those soon-to-be-mothers who want to record special moments with their newborn see the Newborn Pick-a-Session Magazine to help you find the right session for you. 

Mother's DayMother's DayQuote about Mother's Day. I didn't give you the gift of life, life gave me the gift of you.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Newborn Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/5/happy-mothers-day Sun, 14 May 2017 15:00:00 GMT
Now Booking Spring Sessions https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/5/now-booking-spring-sessions The trees have just turned green, the sun is warm, the air is fresh and it's a perfect time to get outside and celebrate the newness of the season with new portraits. 

PortraitsSpring Photo SessionsSpring is a great time for Portrait Sessions

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/5/now-booking-spring-sessions Tue, 09 May 2017 15:00:00 GMT
Collage Displays - New Product Announcement https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/5/new-product-announcement Can't choose which images from your gallery that you want to create your custom wall art with?   You'll be excited to hear about this new product announcement - Collage Displays.  There are three sizes, lots of layouts to choose from and they come ready to hang. Click here for more information about Collage Displays.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/5/new-product-announcement Tue, 02 May 2017 23:36:47 GMT
Launched! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/4/launched Website Launch!Aura Aesthetics launched their website! Aura now has an on-line home, it helps her clients get the information they need, saves her time and elevates her brand. Launched! Give this local small business some love and share her new website. Where do you get go to get pampered? It was a pleasure working with Jolene to build her site and I look forward to working with her more. Well done Jolene! You are an inspiration for small business entrepreneurs and remain humble and grounded.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Small Business https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/4/launched Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:13:26 GMT
Dermalogica is coming to St Albert https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/3/dermalogica-is-coming-to-st-albert St Albert will soon have their second authorised retailer for Dermalogica and I couldn’t be more excited to be helping this small business create and launch their online presence.  I will share the website here when it’s live.  Share this post with your friends who are fans of their Dermalogica products.

Dermalogica in St Albert, support your local small businessesDermalogica coming to St Albert, Alberta Working with small businesses to help them reach their vision is a special part of my job.

 

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Small Business https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/3/dermalogica-is-coming-to-st-albert Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:48:16 GMT
Packaging Your Photo Orders Today! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/3/packaging-your-photo-orders-today High Volume PhotographyHigh Volume PhotographyJuniper Berry Photography volunteering her time to take Sports images for a Small Town School in Rural Alberta.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/3/packaging-your-photo-orders-today Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:00:00 GMT
Pizza & Wine https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/3/pizza-wine I'm indulging after a long shoot.  Photo shoots are full of lunges, squats and shoulder work L*  What is your favourite indulgence after a long day? 

Pizza and wine on FridayAfter a long hard day at work I am indulging in some pizza and wine

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/3/pizza-wine Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMT
Busby School Sports Orders https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/3/Busby_School_Sports_Orders The Busby School sports orders are trickling in and looking great.  I'll be making a delivery to the school before Spring Break. 

High Volume Sports PhotographyHigh Volume Sports PhotographyHigh Volume Sports photography for a Small Town School in Rural Alberta.

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/3/Busby_School_Sports_Orders Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMT
Heirloom Album https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/3/heirloom-album My models are excited to receive their products and I am just as happy to deliver them. The video below is a quick view of Juniper Berry's custom album.  Don't you love the message that was selected for the album's cover?  Winter 2017 will be remembered for years to come in the pages of this leather-bound book.

 Live. Love. Ride.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/3/heirloom-album Mon, 13 Mar 2017 23:01:46 GMT
Your Vote Matters https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/2/Your_Vote_Matters I'm working with a small business owner to get her a beautiful online home.  Click the picture below and let us know which dot com you prefer.

Small Business Branding

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Small Business https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/2/Your_Vote_Matters Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:00:00 GMT
A Model's Life https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/2/a-models-life This birthday girl wanted a Juniper Berry Photography session for her special birthday *so flattered

She learned that a photo shoot is more than just looking great.  When she became a Juniper Berry model she got to see what happens behind the scenes.  Light testing, working up a sweat walking her horses in snow and trying to keep warm between shots. 

The cold toes get warm and the red cheeks fade but the images are going to be recorded in a photo album forever.

It was a pleasure hanging out with you and your horses for the afternoon Erin.  Also, let's not forget to thank your mom for being a great assistant and managing the second horse and warm clothes behind the scenes. 

Alberta Photographer, Portrait Photography, horses, CanadaBehind the ScenesA birthday girl learns what it is like behind the scenes  

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/2/a-models-life Tue, 21 Feb 2017 03:15:00 GMT
Reminder: Order Deadline https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/2/reminder-order-deadline Thank you for confirming your orderThank you for confirming your orderI'm so happy you liked your children's images. Please get your product order in by 15 February.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Sports Photography https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/2/reminder-order-deadline Wed, 15 Feb 2017 03:45:00 GMT
Keep Learning https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/2/keep-learning Continued EducationContinued EducationKeep learning to keep sharp. Keep challenging yourself and learning new techniques.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/2/keep-learning Mon, 13 Feb 2017 07:45:00 GMT
Lookin' Like a Sport Star! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/2/lookin-like-a-sport-star I'm excited to share some sample shots from one proud Bobcat’s shoot that took place on Thursday.  She is definitely magazine-cover-worthy!  The athletes were excited to choose a pose of their own; it was interesting to see which one they picked for themselves. I'm thankful to my sister who volunteered her time to assist me on this shoot - we worked hard but it was fun.  Remembering each individual personally while I edited the images had me smiling the whole way through.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/2/lookin-like-a-sport-star Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:45:00 GMT
Calling All Bobcats! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/2/calling-all-bobcats The kids were wonderful today! They all had such great energy and we had a blast spending time with each of them. They really liked being able to choose one pose of their own and their individuality shined through.  

There is still a lot of work to do on my side but I'll post the link as soon as the proofing gallery is ready to be viewed. Wishing the Bobcats a good game tonight - go Bobcats go!!!

Photo ShootPhoto ShootBusby Bobcat's

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/2/calling-all-bobcats Fri, 03 Feb 2017 03:15:00 GMT
A Walk in the Snow https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/1/a-walk-in-the-snow This weekend I took advantage of the beautiful winter views and went for a walk with some puppies and my camera.  This puppy may look like a 'dog' but I believe all dogs are puppies at heart.  Isn't she beautiful?

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/1/a-walk-in-the-snow Thu, 26 Jan 2017 22:00:00 GMT
A Birthday is a Special Time to Record Memories https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/1/A_Birthday_is_a_Special_Time_to_Record_Memories What a wonderful way to celebrate a special girl on her birthday - a photo shoot of course!  The images show the relationship with her horses, dogs and the shoot took place at a site that holds family significance.  These beautiful moments will become even more special when it comes time to reminisce.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/1/A_Birthday_is_a_Special_Time_to_Record_Memories Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:45:00 GMT
7 Reasons Why Winter Shoots Are Great https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/1/7-reasons-why-winter-shoots-are-great Sure, winter can be chilly but it's a beautiful time of year to book your portrait session.  Read on for 7 reasons why winter photo shoots are great:

Photo Shoot, Edmonton, Alberta, PortraitWhy a winter photo shoot is great

1.          Frost

Hoar Frost is beautifully picturesque and once you add your gorgeous self we create custom art you will be proud to display in your home.  Hoar Frost is common at the beginning of winter buy can be seen throughout the season.  I hope these whimsical crystals can play a part in your photo shoot.

2.     Grey skies equal beautiful skin

No joke – photographers use light to keep you looking beautiful and in the winter there are so many days with beautiful soft light.  Cloudy days may not seem ideal but they will smooth your skin and help you look your best.

3.       Winter wardrobe

Do you secretly prefer your winter wardrobe to your summer wardrobe?  The boots, jackets, cozy scarves and textured knits!  You are getting excited imagining it, right? I’m thinking of the layering combinations and my heart is racing.  If you need any advice or ideas on what to wear I’m here to help.

4.     Winter sun

As mentioned above, the winter sun is much more flattering than the high, specular sun of summer.  It’s fabulous because it stays relatively low in the sky and nature’s natural filters make it beautiful before it lights you.  If you want to glow, consider a winter shoot.

5.       Sunset & sunrise

It gets better and better.  Sunset and sunrise are the best times of day to shoot.  In summer, this means getting up at silly-o’clock or getting home long after dinnertime but in winter, you will be home in time for dinner and to cosy up with your loved ones on the sofa.

6.      Winter makes you the focus

You’re not just a prop in all of the autumn colours.  The wintery background makes sure the focus in on you and you’re going to look great!  I love burgundy. and navy blue can be beautiful too.  Whatever colours you decide to wear, you will shine.  If you prefer a more muted neutral look - perfect – wear neutral colours and the background will play along.  Winter backdrops are starting to sound amazing, right!?

7.       Snow

Lots of people hope for snow when booking a winter photo shoot.  I’ve got my snow pants, warm boots and down jacket ready to walk through deep snow for you.  I’ll be prepared to record your memories in the snow so you can capture the beauty of this season before it melts.

If you want to discuss your shoot or book to take advantage of the unique opportunities winter provides drop me a line.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Tips https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/1/7-reasons-why-winter-shoots-are-great Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT
What's In The Box? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/1/whats-in-the-box I'm wrapping a surprise for a client to give to someone special today. 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/1/whats-in-the-box Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT
Hello 2017 https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/1/hello-2017 Sincerely wishing you all a Happy 2017!

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2017/1/hello-2017 Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:45:00 GMT
It's Not What's Under The Tree https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/12/its-not-what-s-under-the-tree

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/12/its-not-what-s-under-the-tree Mon, 26 Dec 2016 16:00:00 GMT
Merry Christmas! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/12/merry-christmas

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/12/merry-christmas Sun, 25 Dec 2016 17:00:00 GMT
All I Want For Christmas You https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/12/all-i-want-for-christmas-you

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/12/all-i-want-for-christmas-you Fri, 23 Dec 2016 16:30:00 GMT
It's a Wonderful Time of Year https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/12/its-a-wonderful-time-of-year

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/12/its-a-wonderful-time-of-year Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:01:00 GMT
On Location https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/12/on-location

This morning I was lucky to be shooting in -6 degrees Celsius! Much warmer than the -23 degree weather we've been having!  I wore three layers of clothes but as it turns out, photographing a beautiful girl, two horses and a dog on 80 acres of property kept me warm enough that the second layer was probably unnecessary.  Better safe than sorry.  My sister's homemade muffin made a nice snack and the hot water in my thermos kept me hydrated while we traipsed over the hills.  A fantastic day to take in the scenery and fresh air.  Images from the shoot will shared here - watch this space.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/12/on-location Mon, 19 Dec 2016 05:15:00 GMT
Family Heirlooms Delivered https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/12/family-heirlooms-delivered Today I'm delivering Family Heirlooms for Christmas.

I hope you have something special under the tree too!

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Juniper Berry Products Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/12/family-heirlooms-delivered Fri, 16 Dec 2016 22:15:42 GMT
Six things To Bring To Your Winter Photo Shoot https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/12/six-things-to-bring-to-your-winter-photo-shoot winter photo shoot, six things to bring, 6 things to bring, winter, portraitClick to get the PDF

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Tips Winter https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/12/six-things-to-bring-to-your-winter-photo-shoot Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:19:06 GMT
A Gift For My CoverGirl https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/12/gift-for-my-covergirl I'm a bit overexcited about publishing my new magazine!  Ahhhhhhh :-)

I would like to thank my CoverGirl and gift her a $50 gift certificate.  Cadence and her wonderful Bruens Acres paint horse, Cooper, look beautiful on the magazine's cover.

To get a digital copy of the magazine, join my VIP list.  If you are already on the list, you will be sent a copy shortly.

Enjoy :-)  

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Gift Certificates Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/12/gift-for-my-covergirl Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:30:00 GMT
The Gift That Keeps On Giving https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/12/the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving The festive season is here!  I spent last year in the desert surrounded by wonderful friends and sand dunes.  This year I will be sitting by the fire with my family surrounded by spruce trees.  It’s going to be special.  As it’s Christmas, I thought I’d let you know that Juniper Berry now has Gift Cards.  Give your friends and family a special gift that keeps on giving – portraits that last a lifetime.  Merry Christmas!

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Gift Certificates Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/12/the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:30:00 GMT
Let Me Help You With Your To-Do List https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/11/Let-Me-Help-You-With-Your-To-Do-List Let me help with your to-do list. I can order your Christmas cards using the images from your 2016 Juniper Berry photo shoot. Check it off your list. For quick sending, digital cards are also available.

Juniper Berry Photography, Christmas Cards, Tip, Easy,

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Tips https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/11/Let-Me-Help-You-With-Your-To-Do-List Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:30:00 GMT
Congratulations To The Highest Bidder! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/11/congratulations-to-the-highest-bidder Congratulations to the winner of Juniper Berry's Busby Gymkhana Silent Auction donation!!  Brooke Jensen already had her pre-shoot consultation and I'm looking forward to her upcoming shoot – it’s going to be fun playing in the snow!  Thank you to everyone who bid - the Busby Gymkhana Club thanks you too.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Charity Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/11/congratulations-to-the-highest-bidder Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:30:00 GMT
Donating to the Gymkhana Club https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/11/donating-to-the-gymkhana-club

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Charity https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/11/donating-to-the-gymkhana-club Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:30:00 GMT
Behind the Scenes Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/10/behind-the-scenes-portrait I enjoy giving you a behind the scenes peek at how my images are captured.  I love the contrast of these phone-snaps of me at work compared to the final images.  I hope you enjoy it too!

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/10/behind-the-scenes-portrait Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:00:00 GMT
Happy Birthday https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/10/happy-birthday I spent my birthday horseback riding with family.  The fact that my allergies flared up and that I was tenting in freezing temperatures didn’t take away from how lucky I felt to be spending time in nature with my family.   The fire and the hugs were warm – not to mention my sister camps in a trailer with heat so the occasional break to help clean up after meals was nice too <wink>  Birthdays - another time of the year that reminds us time is passing and we change with it whether we want to or not.  Collect memories, not things.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/10/happy-birthday Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:00:00 GMT
Happy Thanksgiving https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/10/happy-thanksgiving I believe that gratitude is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.  I hope you are enjoying pumpkin pie with your loved ones this Thanksgiving long weekend and are reminded of all the things you have to be thankful for.

“If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.”Steve Maraboli  

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/10/happy-thanksgiving Thu, 06 Oct 2016 02:00:00 GMT
The Experienced Old Man https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/10/the-experienced-old-man The gentle hands of a trusting rider on an amazing horse.  Bareback in his home field, high on mountain cliffs or crossing rushing rivers; above all else this old boy takes care of his rider which is often young children.  He loves and is loved.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/10/the-experienced-old-man Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:00:00 GMT
Highridge Fall Equinox Barrel Challenge https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/9/highridge-fall-equinox-barrel-challenge It was a beautiful Autumn day to spend with my sister and niece at the Highridge Fall Equinox Barrel Challenge.  I enjoyed the sun, snapping pictures of everyone turning and burning, and the taco in a bag :-)  Click the image below for more photos of the day.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/9/highridge-fall-equinox-barrel-challenge Sun, 25 Sep 2016 04:45:00 GMT
Cheeky Smiles https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/10/cheeky-smiles They try to look mature, and grown-up boys don’t smile right?  They give it their best shot but mention their girlfriend’s name and they can’t help themselves.  The positive side effect is the lovely blush it puts in their cheeks <place appropriate emoji here>.  It’s even sweeter when they beam in response to questions about their mom.  It’s always special when I’m invited to capture these fleeting moments that nature only lets us enjoy for a short time.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/10/cheeky-smiles Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:00:00 GMT
Getting the Shot https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/9/getting-the-shot Find the light, find the background, dial in the settings to the camera, coach the girl, fix her hair, coach the girl again and oh, now a friendly dog is nudging the camera away from my face with it’s nose and licking my eye. Thankfully, in this case, the horse was on his best behaviour. Getting the shot isn’t easy or straightforward but it’s always worth it!

A beautiful girl and her horseA beautiful girl and her horseAt Bruens Acres, Alberta taking pictures of a beautiful girl and her paint horse.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/9/getting-the-shot Fri, 16 Sep 2016 03:30:00 GMT
Cowboy Hat Pullback https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/10/Cowboy-Hat-Pullback I had some spare time between barrel races to make some images. Here is a pullback to show where this image of the cowboy hat was taken.  Photography is not about what the camera sees; it’s adjusting the settings so the camera sees what the photographer wants to record.  To get the most out of your photography experience, hire a trained photographer to record your special memories, not just a fancy camera.

"Saying a camera takes nice pictures is like saying a guitar plays nice melodies"Darren Rowse

Let me photograph the best of you.

 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/10/Cowboy-Hat-Pullback Thu, 08 Sep 2016 02:45:00 GMT
Capturing The Little Man https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/9/capturing-the-little-man This 7 year old boy was not interested in standing still so we grabbed his bike which brought him out his shell. Immediately his individual personality started to shine and the images truly portray this little man's character.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/9/capturing-the-little-man Wed, 31 Aug 2016 06:45:00 GMT
Well Done Ladies! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/9/well-done-ladies

The ABRA Finals was fun, exciting and sometimes scary.  It was special to share the experience with my sister and niece.  Camping onsite, I was able to shadow them and see some of the effort that Barrel Racers put into preparing for their final runs of the season.  After the hard work, these Barrel Racers deserve to take some time out to pamper themselves.  I hope you had a great time at the ABRA Finals!

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Barrel Racing Boudoir https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/9/well-done-ladies Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:45:00 GMT
ABRA Finals 2016 https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/8/abra-finals-2016 ABRAABRAHanging out at the ABRA competition in Ponoka, Alberta, Canada. Having an excellent time cheering for my sister and niece at the 2016 ABRA Finals.  Wishing all the riders fast, safe runs! 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Barrel Racing https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/8/abra-finals-2016 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 03:33:52 GMT
Coffee Please https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/10/coffee_please Those of you who know me, or know me through my About Me page, know I love coffee.  I will go so far as saying I need coffee.  My morning coffee not only combats caffeine-withdrawal headaches but it's also my morning ritual and it fills me with joy.  So needless to say, once I arrived back to Alberta, I needed to find some good beans.  While I waited for my morning latte I snapped a picture of Barry familiarizing himself on Edmonton news (being new to the area is still a novelty).  I'm still looking for a great coffee place to source some beans so I’d love to know where you recommend - please let me know in the comments.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/10/coffee_please Thu, 11 Aug 2016 02:15:00 GMT
My Shoot With Taylor Swift https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/7/my-shoot-with-taylor-swift Not really …. but my model could certainly audition for her double!

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/7/my-shoot-with-taylor-swift Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMT
Father's Day https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/7/fathers-day To all the fathers for all you do - Happy Father's Day!!

Father's Day

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/7/fathers-day Sun, 19 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMT
Bronc Bustin' in Wildwood https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/10/bronc-bustin-in-wildwood I had a fantastic time at the Wildwood Broc Bustin’ ! Cowboys, horses, laughter and a couple trips to the Beer Tent. Well done to the organisers - it was a great! If you want to see some images of the Cowboys Bronc Bustin’ and the Cowgirls in action visit this link.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Events https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/10/bronc-bustin-in-wildwood Thu, 02 Jun 2016 02:00:00 GMT
Packed for a Journey Across the Ocean https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/9/packed-for-a-journey-across-the-ocean I nervously prepared all my photo equipment for shipment across the Ocean for my return to Canada.  A lot of bright yellow ‘Fragile tape’ was used!  I was sad to pack away my favourite lens but had to limit the weight in my backpack for our travels to Hong Kong and Vietnam.  Today I got to open it up and get excited to use it for my new Canadian business.  I hope to shoot you with my 85mm soon <wink>

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/9/packed-for-a-journey-across-the-ocean Wed, 11 May 2016 20:15:00 GMT
So Fortunate https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/9/so-fortunate I feel so fortunate to have beautiful and loyal clients who not only book me again and again to record important milestones in their life but also recommend me to their friends and family.  I hope to meet more special people like this when I return to Canada and do hope that I will have an opportunity to visit Dubai and schedule some photo sessions when I need to escape the cold for some Dubai beach time.  

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/9/so-fortunate Thu, 05 May 2016 00:45:00 GMT
Busted Ladies Lingerie High-Point Series in Ponoka https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/5/busted-ladies-lingerie-high-point-series-in-ponoka Well Done to the organisers of the Ponoka Busted Ladies Lingerie High-Point Series!  I was lucky to be around for some of the awards ceremony so for more pictures visit this online gallery and download a momento from the event or view the images already posted on the Ponoka Ag Event Centre's Facebook page.  I am of course especially happy for my sister who won a saddle donated by Busted Ladies Lingerie and a belt buckle donated by Jones Boys.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Barrel Racing Events https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/5/busted-ladies-lingerie-high-point-series-in-ponoka Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:15:00 GMT
Your Boudoir https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/4/your-boudoir Smokin' HotSmokin' HotA boudoir shoot in the home of this beautiful woman. Her fiancé will be surprised to receive these images on the wedding day.

Merriam-Webster (I trust you’ve heard of him) defines ‘boudoir’ as meaning “A woman’s bedroom or private room for dressing or resting”.  Let’s amp it up ladies!  Our boudoir can be the backdrop for so much more.  I’ve been privileged to be invited into women’s homes to capture intimate and sensual photos of them for their significant others and sometimes a gift for themselves.  None of my clients  have ever regretted their experience.  If the thought has crossed your mind – there is no time like the present.

If you are interested to learn a little more about the boudoir experience click here.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Boudoir https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/4/your-boudoir Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:46:56 GMT
Support your local small businesses https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/4/support-your-local-small-businesses When you shop from small businesses you support families and the dreams of your friends and local entrepreneurs.

For unique handmade custom crafts see TweedleDee’s Facebook page.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Collaboration https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/4/support-your-local-small-businesses Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:15:00 GMT
Lovely Little Workspace https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/4/lovely-little-workspace We are still travelling but happy I'm able to fit in some work. We are in the town of Sapa now. I was so excited about taking the night train from Hanoi that I didn't mind sharing the cabin with a cockroach.  

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/4/lovely-little-workspace Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:00:00 GMT
Holiday https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/4/holiday

Hello from Vietnam! I'm currently enjoying the sights of the Mekong, sounds of Saigon, lights of Hoi An and tomorrow I'll be on the back of a motorcycle seeing the temples in and around Hue - camera in hand of course! If you've been to Vietnam before please let me know your recommendations.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) The Personal Side https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/4/holiday Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:45:00 GMT
Behind the Scenes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/3/behind-the-scenes You see the final images but you don’t get to see the less-than-glamorous behind the scene shots.  Here is a peek of me working on a project for a talented hair stylist.  Visit my Commercial Photography Page to see some of the images she will be using on her site.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Behind the Scenes https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/3/behind-the-scenes Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:15:00 GMT
What A Beautiful Gift https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/3/what-a-beautiful-gift My last Dubai beach shoot ... until I visit again.  How lucky I feel to have had the opportunity to photograph this gorgeous family who received this Photo Shoot as a gift.  We ran, splashed, discovered sea creatures and danced. These memories were recorded on an overcast beach day with beautiful dreamy light.  Collect memories, not things.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Family https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/3/what-a-beautiful-gift Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:15:00 GMT
Creating an Image Gallery for Your Small Business https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/3/creating-an-image-gallery-for-your-small-business I get really enthusiastic when I am collaborating with fellow women entrepreneurs.  Yvonne and I had so much fun making images; from her with her tools of the trade, genuine portraits and amusing images relating to blog post themes.  The studio was brimming with clothes, shoes, accessories, props, make-up and laughter.   We danced, jumped, twisted, played peekaboo, pretended to be angry, acted frustrated and even stood very, very still.  I have no doubt that someone as passionate about her gift as Yvonne will be successful and I sincerely wish her the best.  Watch this space and I will let you know when she launches her site! 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait Studio https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/3/creating-an-image-gallery-for-your-small-business Wed, 09 Mar 2016 14:30:00 GMT
It's Time for Your Headshot https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/3/Its-Time-for-Your-Headshot Samia needed a professional profile photo for Linkedin and portraits for business materials.  We did get some classic facing-the-camera looks but I especially love how she glows when there is an honest laugh behind the smile. Samia walked away with some quality images for business use and a few just for her looking naturally beautiful.  There are many reasons to book a Portrait Session.  Are you celebrating a personal milestone?  Need a polished profile photo? Maybe your website needs a personal touch?

Make-up by Faye Clarke.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/3/Its-Time-for-Your-Headshot Wed, 02 Mar 2016 14:15:00 GMT
Location, Location, Location https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/2/location-location-location Like they say in Real-Estate, Location, Location, Location.  I was recently in search of the perfect location for an upcoming photo shoot.  I have shot at this beach before but it won't be difficult to create a different look and feel for my next client.  It's going to be a fun one! 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Dubai Location Scouting https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/2/location-location-location Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:15:00 GMT
Whatcha thinkin’ ? https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/2/whatcha-thinkin On my walk home from a special lunch with friends I was consciously enjoying the feel and smell of the Dubai winter air while taking in the sights like a sponge.  I only have a few more weeks in Dubai and I am walking around like a tourist – I want to remember every little detail.  This lettering “DUBAI” caught my eye and I had to take out my phone and record it.  Thoughts of this city have been consuming me for the last several weeks and so the bright yellow capital letters reflected my thoughts perfectly. 

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Dubai https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/2/whatcha-thinkin Wed, 17 Feb 2016 14:30:00 GMT
Happy Valentine's Day! https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/2/happy-valentines-day

Happy Valentine’s Day!  How will you be spending your V-day?  I'll be having lunch with a friend and hopefully enjoying sushi with my love for dinner.  Hmmm, funny how my plans tend to revolve around food.  Anyone want to join me for breakfast?

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/2/happy-valentines-day Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:00:00 GMT
I'm Batman https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/2/im-batman I was enjoying coffee with a friend and noticed her characterful kitty had perched himself perfectly on a bookshelf like he was just another ornament on display.   I always have my camera with me so out of my bag it comes and I started catching images of his handsome face.   You don’t need to know his name; just call him Batman.  

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Just For Fun The Everyday https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/2/im-batman Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:00:00 GMT
Not "Bar" it's "Barre" https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/2/not-bar-its-barre Great posters Jackie!  It's very cool seeing my images at work. At this particular shoot is is possible these ladies worked harder than me - holding the poses was not easy but these girls made it look easy.   If there are any of you looking for a way to make your workouts a bit more interesting I recommend contacting Jacqueline to try Booty Barre bbarrejackie@gmail.com

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Commercial https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/2/not-bar-its-barre Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:30:00 GMT
Boudior Is For You https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/1/Boudiorisforyou

 

You booked the Photographer, the Makeup Artist, your mani/pedi is lookin’ good, the curlers you slept in last night have set your hair and you have been sticking to the Boudoir beauty tips so your skin looks luminous.  You are ready for your Photo Shoot but your husband’s out-of-town meeting was cancelled at the last minute.  How are you going to explain the arrival of two strangers, carting bags and boxes of gear, at your front door?

Well in this case the shoot was more for the woman than the man so there was no surprise put at risk. 

You have survived, you have accomplished and you have done it while balancing all of the many roles you play, which include, but are not limited to, mother and wife.

It was an honour to help Elena capture her strength, joy and grace in images she will always be able to enjoy.

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(Juniper Berry Photography) Boudoir Portrait https://www.juniperberryphotography.com/blog/2016/1/Boudiorisforyou Sun, 24 Jan 2016 14:52:00 GMT