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Jan 27, 2022

Can we start today with a secret???? We’re 27 days into 2022 and I have yet to pick up my camera to snap a single personal shot. Not one. (Another secret….I had to write a cheque 😱 today and wrote the date as the 29th then sent it with my kid to school – so […]

9 photography projects for when you get the itch

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Oct 19, 2021

So! You have a camera and you want to keep working on your craft. I see you! I was you!  The very best way to improve is to PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! But, I also know that it can sometimes be overwhelming deciding where to start. That’s where having a purpose to your shooting can help. […]

Creativity Exercise: Diptychs

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Jul 27, 2021

This fall marks my 8 year business-versary (totally a word, right?). 10 years ago I picked up a DSLR for the very first time. 8 years ago I first snapped the shutter for someone other than my family. Hundreds of families and sessions later, here I am. In a place I am so darn proud […]

Lessons learned: 3 things I’d do differently in my photography business

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Feb 23, 2021

The year was 2012. I’d just escaped the house after my 7 month old daughter had gone to sleep for the night (laughable – she was probably asleep for 45 min as she never slept!). I drove to Wal-mart and decided it was time to buy a real camera. Real as in it wasn’t a […]

Lifestyle At Home Breakout

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Jan 2, 2021

Just laying it all out there…. Literally! Emptying my whole camera bag for the world to see and attempting to make it look pretty. 🙈 Want to know how to make me freak out? Ask me to be on a really big photography blog (scary!), then ask me to pick a few images to be […]

Featured: SHOTKIT

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Dec 15, 2020

Lights. Camera. Make it perfect and capture the holiday magic. The pressssssssure! 😬 Know what we have more than enough of as moms? P-R-E-S-S-U-R-E. And know when that pressure gets to the point that the lid of your Instant Pot is going to blow off and put a hole in your ceiling? The holidays. Not […]

The holiday truth they don’t talk about. Holiday photo tips!

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Jul 15, 2020

When you’re pregnant, well-meaning people tell you a million random pieces of advice. Right? Sleep when baby sleeps (totally useless advice for me). Shower and get dressed to feel better (meh, decent). Stick to a schedule at all costs. Don’t worry about a schedule. Have a flexible schedule. Go with the flow. Be rigid and […]

Photo Tip: Photograph your sleeping kiddo

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Jul 3, 2020

It was the last week of June 2011 and I was approximately 8 million weeks pregnant. (Or 37 weeks…but, I swear her head felt like a 10 lb bowling ball that was seconds away from dropping out of my body, so it felt like 8 million weeks.). It was a sweltering day and I’d been sitting in my […]

He Told Me That At Least I Still Had Cheekbones

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Apr 17, 2020

Tell me if you’ve been in this situation….. The moment is amazing. Your kid is being CUTE AF. You must take a photo of this. You run and grab your phone. Your think….this is going to go viral on Instagram. Watch me become F-A-M-O-U-S. You line everything up. You tap the shutter. You look at […]

How to take better photos of your kids at home

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A creative self portrait using Lightroom and Photoshop of Kelly marleau of Fiddle Leaf Photography in Edmonton, AB

Mar 14, 2020

Before I started my photography journey I had no idea about the roller coaster that is the creative process. I find with client work I’m generally inspired as I’m in different homes with different light and I can always find new angles and framing options. But my own house? My own kids? A totally different […]

Creative Self Portraits – Before + After

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