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EDMONTON PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER | JILL & DION

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Recently my talented friend Jill took my maternity portraits and just dazzled us with her vision, so I was very excited to have the chance to photograph her and her husband, Dion. Jill and I had spent a morning before our respective shoots driving around the city, looking for new locations where we'd been wanting to work and rediscovering some favourite spots along the way. It was fun to explore some new spaces together while planning together.

Jill and Dion, you guys are awesome. It was so much fun to spend the evening with you and I'm so delighted we had such spectacular late-summer light! 

EXPLORING EDMONTON | BLOGGER ARMOIRE

Exploring Edmonton is a series in which I share adventures and discoveries in my new home in Alberta's capital city. View previous Exploring Edmonton features.

Everyone has that friend with impeccable style. That person who seems to effortlessly style herself, night or day, looking superb for any occasion. While this friend might make you envious at times, she's also the first person you call when you need help looking good for a job interview, hot date, big presentation or special event. 

A visit to Blogger Armoire is like stepping into that friend's closet. Stop by the downtown Edmonton location, and you will find yourself surrounded by a plethora of beautiful pieces, expertly curated. Specializing in luxury designer consignment, the shop stocks clothing, accessories, footwear, and bags. 

They carry a revolving selection of consignment goods from a dizzying array of coveted brands such as Acne Studios, Chloe, Jimmy Choo, Chanel, Tory Burch, Levis, Mackage and so many more. They also stock new accessories from Canadian designers like Sylvia Soo or Kara Yoo. Their goods are available both in person and online.

I recently dropped by to browse their current selection, take some photos, and shop for a dress for an upcoming special event. My favourite part about shopping at Blogger Armoire is the always exceptional service. Sometimes consignment shopping can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack, but their welcoming and knowledgeable staff will expertly guide you through their wares to help you find exactly what you're seeking. I left with a crimson lace dress from Free People for my cousin's wedding that fit like a dream. I can assure you that you'll be met with the same fun, helpful shopping experience that I enjoyed

Follow Blogger Armoire on Instagram to see their latest arrivals and beautifully styled vignettes. Most importantly be sure to visit them in person to explore their treasure trove.

Blogger Armoire

11016 Jasper Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta

LOOKBOOK | SMITHSTINE COPPER

A few months ago, I photographed a lookbook for Edmonton-based coppersmith, Smithstine. The woman behind this beautiful collection of rosy-hued jewellery is Kristine MacDonald. 

You can shop her wares online anytime, or if you're local to Edmonton, you can find Smithstine at the Royal Bison craft fair for the next two weekends.

All copper jewellery: Smithstine  //  Model: Katrina Kaczmarek //  Makeup + Hair + Photography: me

INSTAGRAMYEG PHOTO WALK

A few days ago, I joined my first photo walk in Edmonton. This one was organized by the folks behind the @InstagramYEG account, and had the cool theme of "Bridges & Balloons." We gathered on the steps of the Legislature Building, were handed balloons, and began our walk. 

I can't tell you how novel and relaxing it was to shoot with absolutely no pressure. To just walk and talk with fellow photography enthusiasts of all ages, exploring corners of my new city. Taking portraits of people I'd never met before with no expectations, just for practice and and for the sheer joy of it. Wandering for hours on a beautiful springtime day. I loved it, and can't wait to do it again. Here are a few of my favourite shots from the photo walk. You can view the work of other attendees by searching the hashtags #igyegspringwalk and #bridgesandballoons.