Erica is one of my lovely doula friends/a fellow RDDA member. I think we’ve known each other for about a year now. Her and her husband Mike have one super sweet girl, Ella.

I was stoked when Erica asked me to do family photos, and this was my first shoot with a new lens that ended up producing some awesome bokeh (the blur in the background).. So that was fun! Haha.

We decided on McKenzie Trails in Red Deer for our location, because they have beautiful trees and a nice pond area. We were a little late for the typical “fall photos”, as many of the leaves had already fallen off of the trees, but we still ended up getting lots of really nice orange hues, giving the images a nice Autumn feel! It was quite chilly and windy that evening, but Miss Ella was a trooper!

I just adore this family, and they’re sure photogenic too 😉

I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do!