Hobbs Photography ~ Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer » Edmonton Photographers, Aimee & Jenna Hobbs, are passionate about showing the beauty in the moments of your life, big and small that you never want to forget // Birth // Family // Weddings

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Black Friday is almost here!  We have so much to be thankful for and we want to pass that along to all of you who support us so much – we are incredibly happy you’re here!

So, for Black Friday, we are offering 25% OFF ALL 2018 FAMILY SESSIONS and ONLINE MENTORING.

Want some more details?

Family Sessions

Photographing families has our heart and we would love to document yours!  Book your 2018 session on Friday, November 24th and receive 25% off.

Session fee:  $450 now $337 (+gst)

Collections start at:  $550 now $412.50 (+gst)

View full family session pricing here

To reserve your place as one of our 2018 families, the session fee is due at time of booking.  No additional payment is required until you’re viewed your images and have chosen a collection.

 

Online Mentoring

We are so excited for our brand new one-on-one online mentoring, perfectly tailored to suit your needs.  Mentoring will take place in one hour conversations over Skype.  We can start right at the beginning if you have a camera and no idea how to use it or can help you learn to improve your composition, use of light and capturing moments.  Book an individual session, or multiple sessions to take your photography to the next level.  Let us know what you want to learn!

Regularly $150/hr now $112.50 (+gst)

 

If you would like more information, shoot us an email at hobbsphotography@live.ca

xx Aimee & Jenna

 

 

bda

Do you know what I love? Enjoying a hot tea watching big fluffy snowflakes fall to the ground. Notice how I said – hot. The trick to that is to keep my kids busy while I enjoy that bit of bliss. I’m always giving them activities to do to make it happen.

I was trying to save this for during the week, but it just sort of happened on Sunday while the big girls were out, the baby was asleep and the twins needed something to do. We made Moon Sand.

Moon Sand
Mix 8 cups white flour to 1 cup baby oil.

We started out that way but ended up dumping the rest of the bag of flour and the whole bottle of baby oil and it seemed like that 8:1 ratio anyways.

They LOVED it. Played for almost three hours! The mess wasn’t too bad to clean up. I just swept from table back into the container and put the lid on. Ready for another day.

Enjoy that hot tea mamas and let them get a bit dirty.

xx

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bda

This is September. At the Hobbs Farm.

The pretty, but the everyday parts. The photos are not perfect. But that’s not the point.

I had a this thought, back when I was working more, that when baby came, and we slowed down, I’d journal/blog and share each month. I’d call it Raising Five Ragamuffins.

So, here it is.

This September we started homeschooling. I feel like I should have a concrete reason why, an incredible reason why. Or even a confident reason why.  We tried to come up with a philosophy statement. Something of which to base each day on. The best I came up with was a series of words. Discover. Guide. Family. Slow. Intention. Fun. Enjoy. Explore. Learn. Probably about a dozen more. Halle created a title page for her notebook using these words. I struggled to put the reason into a string of words, a sentence. However, I do know the why in my heart. The heart doesn’t need words. Neither do photos.

We dove in at the beginning of September and are loving it so far. Halle is doing an LA and Math curriculum, interest based science and social, among many other things. We have baking and field trip days with Nana and piano lessons with grandma. Halle makes our grocery lists and orders them online (not without a final check by mom to remove things like cotton candy ice-cream). We aim to do activities like this whenever possible. I think our biggest struggle so far has been planning to do too much. October has goals of less is more. Hannah does a letter a week and lots of crafts, often the twins joining in. It can sound like a piece of cake but we are not without the struggles. We’ve already had the amazing days I was told we would have and already had the bad days I was also told we would have. I feel like ‘homeschooling mom guilt’ takes ‘mom guilt’ to a whole new level. You know, those days where you wonder what the heck you were thinking, wondering how many grades behind this is going to put your child. That you are ruining them… But then, they learn something, the light bulb is on and you pat yourself on the back, fist pump the air and wonder why you didn’t do this sooner. Ups and downs. Such is life.

Baby Monty turned two months, September 20th. He really is a good baby. Perhaps because he needs to be. Perhaps because he is. He’s sleeping well. He’s been with me to three weddings since birth, two this September. If you can take a baby to work, you know you have a good baby. All four started dance class and LOVE it. Watching Beau and Thea in general is entertainment. Watching them in dance class is priceless. Just priceless. If you are having a bad day, call me up and come out and watch them. Instant smile.

Second cut off the field was a good one and Travis turned 33. He of course said he wanted nothing for his birthday, but got different versions of meat and a book about it. We finished a small project in the front entrance and feel like we have a million more. Always something. The days I dwell on all that needs to be done are the hard days. I’ve been doing a lot of intentional thinking, reminding myself of what is important. Because it’s these thoughts, that puts the extras, the undone jobs, the chaos and mess as just a blur, or in the background. I try to keep the thoughts of my kid’s childhood, that they only get one chance at it in the foreground. That this is our life, right now. Not when we have more money, not when the kids get bigger. This is it. It is what we make of it and we’ve been trying to make the best of it.

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