A letter to my sweet girl,

This morning you officially wake up a 5 year old.  I know you’ve been waiting for this for a long time! When I look at these pictures that we took of you yesterday I can’t believe how grown up you are.  When I think back to the day you were born I think of how crazy it is that I still remember every single detail about the day of your arrival.  I remember that moment of arriving at the hospital and being told that you were on your way.  I remember being so scared (terrified actually) that there was that chance that you might not make it.  You gave us so many scares leading up to the day of your birth that we were hoping and praying for the best but preparing for the worst.  I remember wondering what you would look like.  I don’t know why, but after countless doctor visits and “opinions” from medical professionals, I feel like part of me thought when you finally came into this world that you wouldn’t look the way you should.  I remember that beautiful moment when you were placed on my chest and I was so excited just to hear you cry.  I couldn’t believe how absolutely perfect you were, and your cry melted my heart the moment I heard it.  I looked at your dad who was right by my side and seen the tears in his eyes and knew his heart was just as full as mine was.  I remember walking into the special care nursery for the first time and seeing you in that little incubator and breaking down realizing just how lucky we were to have you here with us.  I remember how we seen your hair had a bit of a red tinge to it and we wondered if it would stay red or turn a different colour as you grew…though as you always say, “it’s not red mom, it’s orange” 😛  As you’ve grown you’ve always held that extra special place in my heart.  You’re our fashionista of the family.  I love how you always care so much about how you look every single day (even though you’re only 5!).  Right now you adore pretty dresses, along with one necklace and one or two fancy bracelets.  I love the fact that you pair all of your details to match with your outfit, and how you ask me to just do the Elsa braid because it’s your favourite.  I love it when I walk in on you secretly dancing to music (you’ve got more moves than I could ever hope to have haha).  Your laugh is contagious and that look you get when you’re trying to hold in a smile makes my heart happy.  I adore the person that you’ve become so far and I could not imagine our lives without you today.  It makes me so sad sometimes to know how fast you’re growing up, but I am so excited to see the person you will grow to become.  Happy birthday my sweet girl:)

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Come join Christan Barker Photography and Jessica Hunter Photography at our Beginner Camera Workshop On Sunday, November 8th where we will show you:

-how to use your camera to its full potential (settings, gear)
-how to shoot in manual
-how to use , you natural light and available light more effectively in your photos

We go over all of the essential settings with each individual for better understanding!

*Workshop will be held at the TC Douglas Centre in Weyburn!
*Lunch, snacks and refreshments included!
*Cost is $150 ($50 retainer required to hold your spot), remaining $100 due on the day of the workshop!

Only 9 spots remaining!

Contact cb.photography@live.ca or click on the contact button near the top right of this page for more info or to sign up!


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I must admit, I feel pretty lucky this year. I have had the pleasure of working with some of the most amazing bride and grooms. I am so thankful to be able to do the job that I do!

Today we are heading off to celebrate the marriage of Jen and Galen!  I know their wedding will be beautiful, and I can’t wait to see their cute little flowergirl – Miss Tatum!:)  Now if only Mother Nature would lighten up a bit and lay off of the rain for a couple hours! 😉 01020305042015-08-22_00012015-08-22_0002090807

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Today we are off to Ceylon, Saskatchewan to celebrate the marriage of Ann and Jeff! I gotta say, I was a little worried yesterday when the temperatures were hitting +40 degrees Celsius! Thankfully today is only supposed to get to +30… 😛 Either way, it’s going to be great!

We took Ann & Jeff’s engagement pictures right on their farm where they have the most perfect setting for pictures.  They have a line of trees and buildings that are in just the right spot and they illuminate when the sun starts to go down!  I’m excited to do their wedding pictures their today! 1232015-08-15_00034567

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