I’ve known Chani for a little over 4 years now. She was one of the very first moms I met when I first moved to Red Deer, and she also taught me how to babywear using a woven wrap!

Chani and Martin have three kiddos – Zacharie (Zee), Zoe, and Zerren. Me and her were pregnant at the same time with our youngest boys, and they’re just under two months apart (and are now adorable little baby friends).

We planned this session with short notice, about 3 hours actually. Chani decided on McKenzie Trails, which before this, I had never been to. Driving in towards the parking area, I was amazed at all of the colours on the giant trees. Greens, yellows, oranges, purples – it was beautiful.

I basically followed the Palindat family around and documented them interacting with each other, as they showed me the way around the trails. I had a ton of fun hanging out with them!

Here are a few of my favourites!