Unfortunately, or fortunately for some, the snow is getting ready to fly. Maybe just the biggest pet peeve I have about Alberta. Coming from BC I do prefer a rainy, greyish day (see bio) with a fire and big heavy blanket. Hmmmm….now reading that sentence, I do sound of a lazy of sort but really those are only on the days I have free in which to indulge. Being a wife & mom with a full time job, those days are few and far between, so that’s probably why I love them so.
Missing those rainy days, that aren’t minus 20. Well, really minus 30 with the wind chill some days (if you really want to get technical) and for those of you that don’t live here, on these days kids are still expected to attend school~I know right! Missing those days that are just wet, yet mild enough where you can venture out for a jog with nothing but a long sleeve shirt, *K-way and shorts and you are certainly guaranteed not to lose any digits, just get super soaked.
Although don’t get me wrong, the sunny days of Alberta do have their share of pluses. Such as……if you have a window office at work, you do get to bask in the warmth of sunlight all day long. Super big bonus is wearing those really expensive sunglasses all year round and not just for a few months a year. So really I suppose the goods and bads do even themselves out across the mountains, I just so happen to prefer the damp to the cold.
So with the above mentioned weather comes my favorite time of year by far, Christmas and what comes with that? What you ask? Christmas photos!!!!! A tradition in our house of dressing up my littles, buying cute outfits and beautifying their hair. I love it. Over time all the spiffing up has worn off on them but they still humor me in getting fancy and posing like super models (cause, hello, they so could be!)
What a better way to celebrate the weather change this year then getting into tradition early. Not sure about you all, but me, I am usually just thinking about photos on Dec 15th. So to help you out, if you are anything like me, I am organizing some early Christmas sessions so you don’t have to run around getting your littles ready and getting those cards out just in the “Nic” of time. ~ get it Nic ~ St. Nic
Being lucky enough to travel back and forth across those glorious mountains, I will be hosting sessions in both B.C. and Alberta this year. I will be posting locations and times shortly via my blog and Facebook (www.facebook.com/leannecarolphotography ~ check me out over there too!)
Hope to see you in either the snow or my favorite, the rain.
*for those of you not lucky enough to grow up in the 80’s (for shame) a K-way is a type of windbreaker (maybe still 80’s) or a rain slicker that is super light and was the greatest invention EVER cause it was so light, water proof & you could fold it up into a little teeny tiny pocket on the backside with a zipper and toss it in your bag or use the waist strap and wear it like a fanny pack (oh another 80’s~ahem~ fashion). Downside was, once you opened it again and put it on you looked like you had slept in it for a week straight.