Brandings bring everyone together, for both hard work but also plenty of fun.
I had the privilege of snapping some shots out in Hat Creek over the May Long weekend and I can easily say I had a blast!
If you're not part of the ranching sector, you're likely interested in why ranchers brand their cattle. Branding is one form of identification that ranchers use to help determine which cattle belong to which ranch. Today ranchers use brands, ear tags and tattoos to help identify their cattle. Brandings happen once a year and calves are not only branded but become castrated and receive their appropriate spring time vaccines to help keep them healthy.
I would encourage anyone who has questions about agricultural practices, such as branding, to reach out to a local farmer or rancher. People in the agricultural industry are always happy to show and explain the cool and interesting activities that happen on their farms and ranches.
Don't know a local farmer or rancher? I can guarantee a quick post to social media asking your friends if they know one, will yield you many great resources. And if that doesn't work, I'm always happy to connect, as it's always best to get the fact straight from the (horses) mouth!
What could be any sweeter than this little cutie and this gorgeous fall sunset?
Almost exactly one year ago, from this past weekend's photo shoot, I had the pleasure of photographing Clayton and Katie when Miss Emery was still a bun in the oven. And now that little bun is one cute and sweet little girl!
We thought it would be perfect to come back to the exact spots we photographed from the pregnancy shoot, so up Harper Mountain we went. As in good photographer fashion, we got a good hike in while snapping away (I try to always offer my clients a two-for-one deal - exercise & photos!) and I'm sure glad we caught the sun when we did.
I can't wait to watch Emery grow, as it was great to see Katie and Clayton's love for their little bundle of joy. I hope you treasure these moments with your little girl, before she grows any more!
What better way to start off the spring/summer photo season than with a fabulous couples shoot!
I had the privilege of photographing Chloe and Sean, my first Kamloops couple, and boy did I have fun! They're such a sweet couple, who you can tell genuinely love and care about each other. Just do a browse through their images and you can feel the love!
This particular photo shoot was a gift from Chloe's sister and the sisterly love is also very evident.
How can you not smile when you feel that much love?
Thanks Chloe & Sean for a fun evening in the setting sun!
"A camera is a tool to teach you how to see without a camera."