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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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For Photographers, iPhone, Photo Tips

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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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For Photographers, Maternity, Personal

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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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Mar 11, 2020

It’s an incredible honour to be named by ClickPro as one of the 100 female photographers to watch in 2020 (in the world….yikes!!). The best part of this accomplishment is that nominations for this list are made by industry peers, which means the best of the best put my name forward. Annnnnnd, nominations are made […]

Named as one of the 100 female photographers to watch in 2020

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For Photographers, Uncategorized

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Sep 24, 2019

“How long will it take you to edit this?” It’s a pretty common question that I get, but….the answer isn’t an easy one. It isn’t easy because every session really is different, but also because, if we’re talking about what goes into a session, it’s so much more than editing. So! I thought it might […]

What goes into an in-home family or newborn session

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Family, For Photographers, Newborn

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Aug 21, 2019

If there’s one thing that I am firmly against in life, it’s saying “CHEESE”.  9 times out 10, cheese results in unnatural, forced smiles and just general silliness that isn’t what I’m after.  So, what’s a mama to do, then? When you really want a photo of your kid but you’re getting that weird-serial-stalker face […]

1 quick trick for better photos of your kid

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the gear that is in my camera bag for a newborn or family photo session

May 22, 2019

One of my favourite aspects of photographing in the style I do is that I’m able to travel incredibly light. I think sometimes when you think of a photographer you imagine lights, backdrops, tripods and reflectors…and, yes, some photographers DO use all of those things, but not me. When it comes to my photography, I’m […]

What I bring to every newborn or family photo session

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Behind The Scenes, Family, For Photographers, Newborn

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Jan 12, 2019

2018. The year that my business rolled on ahead, growing for a 5th year in a row. The year that Jenny Rusby and I launched Unscripted and dove full force into mentoring other photographers. The year that I felt like I truly found my niche and my ‘people’. The year that I found experts in […]

This was 2018

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Behind The Scenes, For Photographers, Slideshow

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Jun 15, 2018

Living in landlocked Alberta, you wouldn’t think that photographing my kids at the beach is one of my all-time favourite things to do, but it is! My girls are obsessed with the water and so whenever we go on vacation we aim to be around water somehow, whether that’s by a river, a lake or […]

6 tips for better beach images this summer

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