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International Skinny Dip Day

Edmonton Photographers | Hobbs Photography

International Skinny Dip Day! It makes our hearts happy that there even is such a thing. Of course, we had to celebrate it in the best way that photographers can – by hosting an event and making some photos, and best of all, some memories.

Jenna and all the littles slept over the night before because we had a super early start. By 4:45am, she was on the road to grab Tim Horton’s for everyone who gave up a Saturday morning sleep in to join us. As 6am approached (our appointed start time), sleepy skinny dippers began to walk across the beach to fill up a coffee cup at the picnic table. We all headed for the dock just as the last international skinny dip day participants walked down the hill. The timing was perfect!

We have photographed a lot of barely dressed, or not at all dressed people over the years in a completely non-sexual way. The Stay At Home Feminist, one of the many wonderful women we’ve come to know, often uses the hashtag #everybodyisagoodbody and we LOVED THAT straight away. As a society, we definitely need to do better at being comfortable in and loving the skin we’re in. One might think it would be super weird to strip down in a mix of friends and strangers, however, the general consensus from all the humans we’ve made photographs of over the years in this way is that it is surprisingly comfortable. Liberating. Empowering. And best of all, oh so fun.

The day isn’t over yet! If you’re on the fence, definitely celebrate international skinny dip day….JUST DO IT!

xx Aimee & Jenna

group of Edmontonians gather on dock to celebrate international skinny dip day
Edmonton area residents jump off the dock nude in event hosted by Edmonton photographers Aimee & Jenna Hobbs
Edmonton photographers celebrate international skinny dip day with early morning swim
fun Edmonton event hosted by Edmonton photographers at Alberta lake
black and white picture of three friends skinny dipping at lake near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
photograph of event hosted by Edmonton photographers for people to skinny dip in an Alberta lake
black and white photograph of people jumping off a floating dock naked in an Alberta lake near Edmonton
engaged Edmonton couple jumps of dock nude to celebrate skinny dip day at event hosted by Hobbs Photography
Edmonton naturists jump of dock in event hosted by Hobbs Photography
only this woman's feet poke out of the water's surface as she dives in an Edmonton area lake in event hosted by Jenna and Aimee Hobbs
group of Edmonton area naturists jump off a floating dock nude in an Alberta lake
Edmonton photographers capture people jumping into an Alberta lake early in the morning nude
black and white picture of three friends walking to edge of dock nude to jump in
Edmonton woman takes an early morning dive into Alberta lake for international skinny dip day event hosted by Hobbs Photography

If this made you smile, you might like our World Naked Gardening Day series, too.

Hi! It’s Aimee & Jenna here. We’re happy you’ve found our little corner of the web. We love photographing births, families, weddings and just life in general. We also love creating fun events like this one for International Skinny Dip Day for our Edmonton and area community. You can find us all over the place. We’re on FACEBOOK, PINTEREST, and INSTAGRAM. We would love for you to follow along!

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    International skinny dipping day

    Edmonton Photographers | Hobbs Photography

    Let’s JUMP IN!

    Yes, this is a thing – international skinny dip day. I mean it has an official page, telling you all the official stuff about international skinny dip day.

    Like what day it falls on each year, because we wouldn’t want to miss international skinny dipping day, and you don’t have to either.

    This year, 2019 it happens to fall on July 13th so we decided we needed to host an event. We are hoping for gorgeous weather, however it’ll be a go, rain or shine, and some fun human beings.

    Perhaps it will be the first annual for many years to come? If it’s not your thing, we completely understand. Message your fun friends and tell them the news. ;)

    couple goes paddle boarding naked on international skinny dipping day

    How to get involved!

    Skinny dip your backyard pool

    Like, comment, share all International Skinny Dipping Day photos

    Head to the local watering hole and cool off with a naked dip

    Or

    come celebrate with us!

    The event details:

    When: July 13th, 2019 6:00 AM, yep, bright and early.

    Where: Eden Lake, the Grain Shed Studio. Directions to follow after you’ve signed up.

    What to expect: Skinny dipping, jumping off the dock, hot coffee and tea to follow.

    How to sign up: Shoot us an email at hobbsphotography@live.ca to tell us you’re coming.

    Details: Bring a towel.

    Did you catch World Naked Gardening Day?

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      small town rodeo

      As a result of our photos from last years Farmer’s Days Rodeo, we were hired to take some photos of this years small town rodeo for the Town of Stony Plain.

      As we sat behind the shoots, one boy, or he seemed like a boy to me, leaned down on the gate as he anticipated his turn and held his hat in his hands and prayed.

      I couldn’t help but think of “The Cowboy’s Prayer.” It was written by Clem McSpadden, has been widely popular and recited for decades before the beginning of small town rodeos everywhere. I thought you might like to have a read and a look.

      The Cowboy’s Prayer

      by Clem McSpadden

      Our gracious and heavenly Father, we pause in the midst of this festive occasion,

      mindful of the many blessings you have bestowed upon us.

      As cowboys, Lord, we don’t ask for any special favors.

      We ask only that you will let us compete in this arena as in the arena of life.

      We don’t ask that we never break a barrier, draw around a chute-fighting horse,

      or draw a steer that just won’t lay. We don’t even ask for all daylight runs.

      We only ask that you help us to compete in life as honest as the horses we ride

      and in a manner as clean and pure as the wind that blows across this great land of ours.

      Help us, Lord, to live our lives in such a manner that when we make that last inevitable ride to the country up there,

      where the grass grows lush, green and stirrup high, and the water runs cool, clear and deep, that you,

      as our last Judge, will tell us that our entry fees are paid.

      Amen.

      Check out other events in our area that you can find us at: EVENTS

      Other small town rodeo events: Rodeo events in Alberta

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