2019 Christmas Mini Sessions!

It’s that time of year again! Announcing my 2nd Annual Christmas Mini Sessions, in partnership with Heather of Orange Trunk Styling & Rentals.

This years minis will be held in DeWinton, AB on Saturday November 16, 2019.

What you will get:

  • 8-10 images delivered through a gallery for downloading

  • 10 minute session per booking

  • a beautifully styled set!

  • $235!

I have a limited number of spots. To book and get the best time choice, please email me at meg@goldenlightstudios.com

I look forward to capturing you this holiday season!!

Meg

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Ohler Family - Newborn Photography Calgary, Alberta

I had the honour of photographing the newest chapter in the Ohler families story. Sweet baby Emery. Riley and I grew up together, going to school together in a small town in southern Alberta. He comes from an amazing family who farms east of Stavely, Alberta. They have seen their fair share of trials and have shown such grace and strength in everything they have had to endure. Riley, his wife Ainsley and their son Rhett lost their 15 month old son, and brother, Colin last June. Something no one should have to navigate through.

When Riley asked me if I would document the “Play Date for Colin” to celebrate his short but big life I was honoured and filled with emotion. They knew the day would be really hard. A blur. With so many people offering kind words and condolences they would surely miss the details that they one day might want to reflect on. If I could use my gift of photography to someday have images for Colin’s family to look back on, to help heal, to remember all those who came to remember him and celebrate him - I would. Happily. Not easily but I was honoured to give them the gift of memories on what was most likely the hardest day of their lives.

Fast forward to Spring of 2019. In what must have been a slow and hard few months for this family focusing on healing and repairing their broken hearts. Riley, Ainsley and Rhett welcomed a baby girl named Emery into their family. I was beyond honoured when they asked me to capture her and their family. Sweet tributes to Colin were sprinkled into their images thoughtfully. The blue heart symbolizes Colin and how loved he is. The blue nail polish, blue clothing choices. The tattoo on Riley’s arm - the last words he said to his little boy. It’s experiences like these, where I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to create magical images for a family, however emotional and hard it may be sometimes. It’s the best job in the world!

You are already so loved sweet Emery. <3

A Look Back on 2018 Through My Lens: Part One

2018 went fast! My Grandma always said “Time seems to go faster the older you get”. She was so right. I feel like a year only takes 6 months, I’m doomed since I’m not yet 40! lol

2018 was a busy year for me. I had my first full year starting up + running Golden Light Studios and taking photos on a professional level. I’ve learned so much, had some big challenges {mostly computer related, the least favourite part for me ha!} and managed to make this little website all on my own. One goal is to keep this blog more up to date and share lots of photos here.

Running this little business + being a mom to two has been so fun but has also challenged me to my limits. I’m hoping to streamline + simplify processes in 2019 to free up a little extra time away from this computer and stretch my creativity. With the bustle of the Holidays over with and January here and in full swing I hope to finally share some of my favourite images that I captured in 2018 here in this blog space. I’m really proud of where I’m at in my Photography, I’ve worked really hard to hone my skills and teach myself and I really owe myself and the images hidden on my hard drive some spotlight. I hope you love them just as much as I do!

This is Part 1 and it showcases photos I hadn’t even looked at until January 3 of this year. These are of my little girls, Milly and Lexi. I have only shared a couple of the photos I took from their little autumn session in September. I ADORE how their personalities shine through. One is not like the other…

Thanks for being here + thank you so much to the families + clients who supported my tiny business in 2018, I can’t wait to see what 2019 brings!

Boudoir

I’m always up for enriching my photography portfolio so when I saw that The Opentrunk Workshop was putting on a Boudoir Styled Session I ordered a ticket right away! Then I thought, oh my gosh! Boudoir. What am I getting into. Panicked a little, I tried rounding up some troops to come with me to learn along side me. Unfortunately it was short notice, not takers. I was on my own! Off I went to WaterValley to the cutest little church. Shaking in my pants but also super excited. The rest is history and I CAN’T WAIT to take part in the next styled session by thee sweet Heather. Heather and Meg Skalicky put on a beautiful Styled Boudoir Session + I met some amazing local photographers, some of which I still follow and even get the sweetest support from (Thanks Noel, you’re such a sweet cheerleader for so many other women in the industry! - check, her, out! www.noelcosgrove.com). Checkout Heathers other upcoming workshops www.theopentrunkyyc.com

Stuning Model: Amanda @ajg.confidential

Hair + Makeup: The talented @miss_robinh of @avebeauty

Event organizers: @theopentrunkworkshop + @orangetrunk + @megskalicky

Florals: @thefieldandcanvas

Location: @watervalleychurchevents

Luxurious Linens + Lingerie: @shadesofsleep @bellanottelinens @christinelingerie

That time I captured an amazing birth!

I have taken well over 150,000 photos since my girls were born. I absolutely love babies + photography. So much so that my dear friend Louise (@birthumentary) captured the home birth of my youngest Lexi. AMAZING + best most memorable experience I might add. I treasure those images and will for my entire life. Best gift I’ve ever been given. I never in a million years thought I’d be asked by that same dear friend to be the backup photographer for a sweet client she was to be photographing their birth for. Timing decided that I would be their photographer. Most nerve-racking but AMAZING experience and privilege I have had. I’ll treasure that opportunity forever.

Here are a few of my very favourite images from that special night/day :)