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I love useless triva and I also love when the twenty random facts posts go around.  So, in case you’re interested in some little tidbits, here is some insight into who we are.  Enjoy!

xx Aimee

1. We are mamas first and foremost, so we’ll get that one out of the way right off the top.

Jen has four kids: Halle (7), Hannah (4), Beau and Thea (2)….and number 5 will be making an appearance in July!

Aimee has two kids and two step-kids: Dustin (25), Jena (21), Levi (8) and Sam (7)

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2. Jenna is in the midst of big time pregnancy cravings….McIntosh apples.  With the twins, she went through 15lbs/week.  She hasn’t quite made it to that point yet this pregnancy, but she doesn’t think anything of polishing off three or four one after the other.

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3. We are both one of four kids!

Aimee is the oldest of four with three younger brothers

Jen is the second of four with one older brother and two younger sisters

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4. We are sisters-in-law….Jenna is married to the oldest of Aimee’s little brothers

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5. Jen played university basketball at a college level and her team won nationals

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6. Aimee has sang competitively for many years and has competed in Canada, England, USA, and New Zealand.

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7. On the organization/anal retentive spectrum vs the laid back/disorganized spectrum, we started off at polar opposite ends, but over the years have rubbed off on one another and are both starting to meet in the middle.

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8. Pets and animals abound!

Aimee’s household has a pig named Guinea, a guinea pig named Dan Doherty, Easter the bunny, Kiki and Vicious the dogs, Hallie the cat, Mickey and Minnie the pigs, and ten horses

Jen’s household has three dogs (Pixie, Duke and Molly), a bunny, John and Lewis the horses, a couple pigs and many, many goats (like 50-ish). Oh!  And chickens (Halle May is selling eggs to save for a trampoline).

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9. We both cut our own hair with varying degrees of success.

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10.  We both drink green tea matcha religiously and have a common favourite brand

Neither one of us likes coffee, but this is definitely a daily ritual.

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11. Jen is fussy about how her towels are folded and if you help her out by folding a load of laundry and fold her towels ‘wrong’, she will redo them.

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12. We both shoot Canon and both have Mark II’s and Mark III’s.  We also both have only prime lenses.

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13. The first time we met, Aimee was only a couple days postpartum with her first baby.   Later, we realized that wasn’t actually the first time we met.  Jen was Aimee’s stepdaughter’s gymnastics coach and things clicked when she spotted her picture on the fridge.

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14.  Jenna worked at a bar to put herself through university.  (She is a certified personal trainer and is a gym teacher!)

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15.  Aimee’s kid caused Jenna’s kid to have her first set of stitches.  (Halle touched Levi’s imaginary drywall and he threw a light sabre at her.)

Aimee’s dog caused her second stitch-worthy incident…the stitches were bypassed.  On the flip side, Jen has dislocated Aimee’s kid’s elbow.

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16. Aimee worked on a dairy farm in New Zealand and on a cattle station in Australia.

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17. Even though we’re pretty opposite in some ways, we miraculously get along really well and have not had a major disagreement to date.

Our trust in each other is absolute and we can divide and conquer or come together to conquer any situation.

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18. Aimee is a shameless birth nerd and loves reading birth books.  It all started with the a Birth Issues magazine she received after the birth of her first son and all kind of spiraled from there.  She can and will discuss birth with anyone, anywhere.

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19. Jenna has crazy vivid dreams.  She says only when she’s pregnant, but Aimee disagrees.  When staying at a hotel, Jenna (who was not pregnant) was having one of her crazy vivid dreams and told Aimee (who is known to sleepwalk) to go rescue their friend.  Long story short, Aimee woke up in the hallway of the hotel and had to go to the front desk to get a new key to get back in as Jen had immediately laid down and gone sound asleep and didn’t hear Aimee knocking.  The first thing she asked when Aimee came back was if she’d rescued the friend.

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20. Apart from being business partners and sisters-in-law, we have become great friends.  We see each other every week, our kids love each other hard, and we talk pretty much every day, sometimes more than once.  We lift each other up, lend a helping hand, give each other crap, and we couldn’t imagine doing this crazy business/motherhood journey with anyone else.

So that’s a little insight into us.

xx Aimee

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Motherhood is what sparked both of us to begin our journey down this path as photographers.

Sharing the beauty and strength at the heart of motherhood is something we will never tire of capturing.

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, Huffington Post has done a feature of our A Mother’s Beauty sessions that we shoot each summer.

You can read more here:  21 Raw Photos That Showcase the Beauty of Postpartum Bodies

Looking through the images of these incredible moms has us excited for our 2017 sessions!

If you’re in the Edmonton area and would like to join us for this summer’s sessions, we will be opening applications in June, so stay tuned.

~ Aimee & Jenna xx

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You can see some images from our past Mother’s Beauty sessions below.

To view the full posts (and read these mamas beautiful words), follow the links:

A Mother’s Beauty 2015

A Mother’s Beauty 2016

A Mother’s Beauty Video

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As you may, or may not know I am taking some time off come July, to have baby number five. I LOVE taking photos for families, however I am absolutely over the moon excited to take a step back and simply focus on my family of seven. Seven! I can’t believe it. BUT before taking this time off I wanted to offer a little incentive, a deal, to take some family lifestyle photos for you guys in the months of May and June.

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LIFESTYLE FAMILY SESSION

So, if you book a session now, for May or June with me, I am going to waive the session fee – gone. A $315 savings. You then just choose a collection of photos to keep, share and display in your home. See our lifestyle session collections here – Lifestyle Collections.

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That’s not it.

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I also wanted to do something else special! So I’ve teamed up with the beautiful family behind YEG Woodworks, and with any session booked, on top of the waived session fee you will receive a 1 16×24 portrait or 2 11×14 landscape professional print, framed with YEG Woodworks Magnetic Print Hanger, in your choice of colour to display in your home. I’ve provided some photos below but you can find them on Facebook, instagram and etsy!

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I’d love to take your family photos before I take a leave, and I’d love for you to book now and receive this deal. Send me a message and let’s book a date.

Jenna xx

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