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Sweet Zachary | Sherwood Park Child and Family Photographer

Zachary Murri is a 9-year-old boy who is full of life and love.   Zachary is the most easy going, friendly boy you could ever meet. He can’t leave anywhere without making sure you get a huge hug, kiss and rubbing noses, which he calls “nosies”.  Zachary enjoys building Lego and playing basketball, hockey, and Nerf. He loves to go hunting, quadding, and fishing and to do anything else a 9-year-old boy loves to do. He is the sweetest big brother to his 8-month-old baby sister, Kamryn, and a wonderful younger brother to his older sisters Kirsten (14) and Brooklin (12).

On May 20, 2017, his family’s world was ripped apart as they were told an MRI of Zachary’s brainstem done earlier that day showed a brain tumor called a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (or DIPG). This is a highly aggressive and difficult to treat cancer found at the base of the brain. It is inoperable, and his parents were told to make the most of their time left with Zachary.

Zachary’s family has a difficult road ahead. Zachary will be starting radiation treatments on June 1 for 6 weeks, every Monday through Friday, in hopes of shrinking the tumor to extend Zachary’s life. Mom (Jaime) and Dad (Daniel) are taking some time off work to spend as much time as they can with Zachary. There is a Go Fund Me page set up to help alleviate some of the financial stress while his parents focus on Zachary’s needs. Please consider giving if you can.

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Mothers Day Mini’s | Edmonton Child and Family Photographer

I see this Mother every year for her Mothers Day photo’s. What a treat it will be for both her and her boys to look back on their journey together.

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Jen Cooke Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, family, child and lifestyle photography in Edmonton, AB and surrounding areas including but not limited to Sherwood Park, Beaumont, Leduc and St. Albert.

I would love to begin planning a portrait session for your baby or family. Please contact me for further information.

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What To Wear For Your Family Photo’s | Edmonton Family Photographer

So, you’ve booked your family photo’s and you have no idea what everyone is going to wear. It can be an overwhelming job to coordinate everyone’s outfits, so I’ve put together a few tips to help you.

Coordinate, but don’t match – If someone in your family will be wearing a pattern I suggest choosing that outfit first. The colours of that pattern will be your colour palette for the other outfits. Too many patterns is hard on the eyes so try to keep the remaining outfits simple, solid colours. Here are some examples.

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Accessorize – but keep it simple. You can use accessories to complement an outfit but be careful not to draw all the attention away from the subject.  Babies and toddlers, in my opinion don’t need accessories… especially big flowery headbands the size of their heads. Less is always more when it comes to little one’s. You don’t want to take the attention away from their sweet faces and personalities.

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Layers and Textures – Adding textures and layers to your outfits can add some interest and depth to your photo’s. It can also provide some variety to your photo’s should you decide to remove or add layers during your session.

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Location – The location of your session can have an impact on what you wear. Are you going to be in the comfort of your own home, or outdoors? Or maybe you’re going to have a busier urban background. This should all influence your decision on what to wear, so make sure to communicate with your photographer in advance about your location.

Shoes – They matter! Sometimes there’s a lot of effort and attention that goes into coordinating outfits that shoes are forgotten about, but I’m here to tell you that they still matter! Sometimes during a session it’s ok to kick off your shoes and go bare feet too.

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Start Early – If you’ve booked your family photo’s in advance it’s never too early to start gathering items here and there so it’s not so overwhelming at the last minute.

Be Comfortable – Make sure you and your kids are comfortable in their clothes and are able to move around freely. This will also help you to be comfortable in front of the camera.

Pinterest – Pinterest can be a great source for inspiration and outfits.

Where to shop – You may have everything you need already in your closet, but if you need a little help with a few items these are some of my favourite places to shop, both online and local.

Women –  The Pulse Boutique , American Eagle, K-Lee BoutiqueBella Maas

 Kids – Max and Maude, H&M, Old NavyGap, Shop The Skinny

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