FK Photography » Miramichi NB Natural Light Photographer

I’ve always believed that things happened for a reason…. Back in March, when my only July wedding had to suddenly cancel on me, I was sure I wouldn’t rebook the date. Another couple had inquired with me about that date, but because I was already booked, I referred them to another photographer. Fast forward to May 1, and I get a message from Lindsay, asking if I was available for a wedding July 12. I met up with her and Jeff the next day, as they happened to be in Miramichi (they were living in Alberta but recently relocated to NB). We chatted for a good while, and realized the people we had in common. I knew Jeff’s sister, and my cousin Shawn and his wife Natalie (who I went to school with since elementary school) were good friends of their’s.  They told me all about their plans for the wedding, which was to take place in Grand Lake – everything was going to be outside, relaxed, fun… and lots of vintage props (Lindsay is actually getting into rental of these props, which you’ll get to see some of shortly). I knew we were on the same page as far as style of photography, and would get along just great – so I was pretty psyched when I heard from them the next day that I was the one they wanted to document their wedding day!!

Exactly one week before the wedding, Arthur blew through…. and did significant damage to most of NB, including the wedding location. Lots of people helped get everything cleaned up (and the power came back on the day before the wedding), and honestly, I wouldn’t have even known how bad it was…. everything looked so beautiful! I felt like I walked straight into something off of Pinterest, to be honest.

Lindsay and Jeff, I am so grateful that circumstances worked out for me to be able to photograph your wedding…. I barely knew you at all, but honestly you feel like old friends now. I wish you guys a lifetime of love and happiness!!! ♥

Here’s your sneak peek….. ♥

‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you

John Legend

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The last time I photographed Tara’s family, it was just her girls, Alex and Layla… and it was 3 years ago. This time, the whole family was in on the action, including baby #3, who is expected to arrive this August. We decided to do the photos at the beach, and I’m so glad we did, because the girls had a blast!! Nothing says summer quite like kids running and splashing in the water ♥

Our timing was perfect…. it was threatening rain, but it didn’t start until just as we were finishing…. which was a great chance to get mama-to-be in the water for a few shots… along with Alex and Layla. I think that particular shot is one my favourite family shots to date!!

*THIS* image….. I seriously LOVE it…. and it’s totally the black and white that makes it. Sometimes an image just does that to me ♥

Will you be getting a little brother or little sister soon, girls? Nobody knows…. I can’t wait to hear all about the excitement ♥

Thanks again, Tara! I had a blast with you and your family!!

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Once upon a time, I shot a gorgeous winter wedding…. one of the photos from that wedding even made it into a magazine. Fast forward to June, 2014…. and this couple has now become a family of 3. Welcome, Archer Bradley Gilliss.  You were very prompt, arriving on your actual due date! You share your initials with a beloved family member… and you are just oh, so sweet. I am just so in love with the softness and simplicity of these images… no fancy props required! Thank you yet again, Brad and Lindsay, for welcoming me into your home, to capture the most precious of memories ♥

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I’m not sure what’s in the water lately, but wow, does there ever seem to be lots of mamas expecting these days! I absolutely love shooting mamas-to-be, so it’s been so much fun for me this spring/summer. Every maternity session is unique, and I try to capture the essence of each and every woman that steps in front of my lens. Nicole has done hair for many of my gorgeous brides on their wedding day, so when she asked me to document her pregnancy with her family, of course I was super excited! These were at one of my favourite rustic locations, and Nicole’s 3 “looks” definitely had that bohemian vibe she wanted. The only down side was the literally gazillion flies around, but getting these photos was 100% worth every single bite we got.

Big brother Asher’s expression in this first photo is priceless, don’t you think? ♥

I take a lot of family photos, but I have to say, these next two are right up there with my favourites – I love the natural, candid feel of these.

Asher’s little hand on mama’s belly….. doesn’t get much sweeter than that ♥

I always try and leave some of my absolute favourites for the end…. ♥

Thanks again, Nicole, for asking me to document this very special time in your life…. I can’t wait to share the rest with you!

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I’ve been lax about posting to my website lately, I’ll admit…. busy season is already here! So I knew it was time to get back to blogging again. The last time I photographed Alyssa and Travis was 3 & 1/2 years ago, and he was just a baby… and have these two ever changed! I love seeing how kids grow up from behind my lens. I know their Mom really well from our days back in University, so it’s always a treat to work with this family ♥

These aren’t the most “conventional” portraits you’ll find around, and actually that’s what I love about them. The more I just let them “be”, the more fun they had – and the more natural and relaxed the photos were. I got to photograph them in one of my favourite scenarios – the evening sun and a field full of long grass and weeds…. it’s seriously so beautiful ♥

I only have one word for this one…… LOVE ♥

There’s something I love about this next image…. I can’t quite put my finger on it…. again, totally unconventional (I originally wanted them to lay on their bellies together), but it totally makes me giggle when I look at it.

We did get a little trampoline action in at the end of our session…. and actually I have to say, I love how these turned out also. The kids had lots of fun for sure!

These are just the sneak peek images…. I can’t wait to share the rest with you Sherri and Paul! Thanks again for asking me to do this – I loved it!!

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