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.


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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    Edmonton family photographer creates black and white portrait of a mom and her four daughters for annual Edmonton motherhood event A Mother's Beauty.

    It’s here! It’s here! It’s application day for A Mother’s Beauty 2019 and we could not be more excited!!!

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    When: July 10th, 2019

    Where: 6 miles west of Stony Plain, AB

    Cost: $30 participation fee to secure your spot

    Each participant receives one photograph as a gift, additional images may be purchased if desired.

    A Mother’s Beauty is open to mothers of all ages whether you had a baby last week or forty years ago. Your story is important.


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      Events by Edmonton Family Photographer | Hobbs Photography

      Edmonton parents, you’ve been asking for this! If you’re a mom (or dad) with a camera and want to learn to take better pictures of your kids, then this is what you’re looking for.

      Have a camera? An iPhone? Come learn a thing or two from us. We’ll have tea and chat about how to TAKE more meaningful photos of your kids and then the steps to EDIT, PRINT and STORE so you have them for the years to come. We’re moms, too. We know what challenges you face. But, we’ve figured out some tricks over the years to get pictures you will love that won’t have you pulling out your hair trying to get your kids to cooperate. No, you’re not alone. Our kids aren’t any more cooperative than yours.

      Join us at PERKS COFFE HOUSE on Main Street Stony Plain for a fun morning get together.

      Here Are the Details

      When: June 7th, 2019

      Where: Perks Coffee House, 5002 50th Street, Stony Plain HERE’S A MAP

      Time: 10 – 11:30 am

      Cost: $75 + gst

      Space is limited. Please email to register.

      Edmonton parents and photographers capture children as they really are even when they're dirty and wearing their dragon suit

      Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, St. Albert & Edmonton parents! Want to see what other upcoming events we are offering? VISIT OUR EVENTS PAGE to see what we have in the works. We’d love to see you! Next up is our annual A Mother’s Love event. The perfect gift for Mother’s Day. We’ll also be taking all our kids to Stony Plain Farmer’s Days. Our kids will be the filthy ones who are probably eating cotton candy off the ground. I’d like to say that’s not really true, but, well, that would be a lie. Gross, I know. We never miss a year. If you’ve never been, it’s always a really fun time.

      class for Edmonton parents to make more meaningful pictures of their children doing weird kid things like laying facedown in the lake
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      a REAL SMILE from a child photographed by Edmonton family photographer Aimee Hobbs

      As always, thank you so very much for supporting us! It really does mean so much.

      xx Aimee & Jenna

      If you’re photographing your kids already, you might find this article about HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR EVERYDAY helpful.

      Just for fun! Take a listen to that time we got to be ON THE RADIO WITH RYAN JESPERSEN.

      You can also have a look at an oldie but a goodie. A beautiful GOLDEN HOUR LIFESTYLE PORTRAIT SESSION with four generations of first-born women from the same family. It just makes our hearts so happy to see families who are so connected.

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