Your children will only be little once! Let us capture their magical smiles TODAY!
Why stand in line at the mall for a rushed, cookie-cutter photo with Santa?
With Elegant Images custom Santa portraits, your child gets Santa’s undivided attention for 20 minutes, You receive unique, personalized images and your children gains a memory-making experience!
Santa Claus is popping into our studio for a limited number of portrait appointments this season! Your children can share a Christmas cookie, read their wish lists or enjoy a Christmas story with Santa. Bring them in their Christmas best or their cutest pajamas – it’s up to you!
Santa is excited to visit our Elegant Images studio on Thursday, Dec. 1st from 3pm-7pm. Each portrait appointment allows up to 20 minutes with Santa; one family per appointment please. Simply choose your preferred package – including prints and/or only digital images. Then contact Natalie to register and find a time that will work for you.
BOOKING POLICY: Appointments are available on a first-booked, first-served basis. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot with Santa. Sorry, we cannot offer any reschedules with Santa. Once your deposit has been recieved, a confirmation email will be sent securing your appointment.
- Santa Session + 1-8×10 Print +1 Digital Photo – $125
- Santa Session + 3 Digital Photos – $175
- Santa Session + 6 Digital Photos – $250
PHOTO DETAILS: Your Santa experience will be professionally captured by Elegant Images. Proofs will be ready to view within 7 days for your session. Prints and/or additional digital images are available for purchase a la carte or in bundles via an online gallery.
**SPACE IS LIMITED**
**ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED**
Please note the following event details:
1) Santa photos will be shown at a private viewing consultation within 7 days after the event. This Private consultation will be scheduled at the end of your Santa session. ONE 8 x 10 Print + corresponding Digital Photo is included in your session fee unless you choose to go with a Digital Photo session instead. Please see above for Session Options.
2) Prints, Wall Art and Additional Digitals are available and can easily be ordered at your private consultation. Digitals are high-resolution JPGs without logo for personal printing and sharing.
Click here to reserve your spot today.
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The Dogpound Stampede 2016 – A Historic & legendary Rodeo!
The charm of the Old West was alive and well at this year’s annual Dogpound Stampede.
This 111 year old event was started back in 1905, when summer picnics were a community affair and a small “stampede” was an important part of a get-together.
Dog Pound Stampede proudly boasts the fact that it is Alberta’s oldest ranch rodeo; even older than the world famous Calgary Stampede. It is held annually on the third Wednesday in July at the Dog Pound Rodeo grounds.
At this legendary event there is no such thing as a bad seat! At this stampede you are sure to be immersed in the full experience! You can expect everything from dusting the dirt off your jeans after a horse gallops by, to occasionally needing to wipe the airborne bull snot off your arm.
As I watched the day’s events unfold, I was captivated by the lifestyle these cowboys and their families are trying to hold onto. It was like seeing the lyrics of a country song come to life in front of me. Phrases like “it’s a pride passed down …” and “we work hard and live right” kept bouncing around in my head as I listened to the good-natured jokes between Wes Cummings, the rodeo announcer and funny man Dennis Halstead.
There is a standard that rodeo promotes; an unwritten code of ethics that is so fundamental to Alberta’s ranching and farming communities. This code of ethics is based on respect, responsibility and determination.
There are elements of spirited-individualism, a respect for nature, animals and wide open spaces, a willingness to help your neighbours and sense of brotherhood behind the chutes, in which cowboys help each another do their very best in the arena.
A few times spectators were riveted to their seats as they watched the next hazardous spill unfold. Not even a monster piece of homemade pie from the ladies in the community could pull the crowd away, as we watched three contestants being packed off the in-field by stretcher.
Many people ask why they do it? Why put yourself on the back of an 1800 lbs animal just to test your skills and luck for the day?
Rodeo is not for the faint of heart! It’s been call the toughest sport on the planet, requiring strength, nerve and endurance. Rodeo is one of the only professional sports based on the historic lifestyle of ranching and the daily work of our early pioneers.
In this certain way of life, there is a strong belief in passing down traditions; everything from family recipes to learning how to get back up after getting knocked down.
It was an incredible experience to be part of crowd cheering on the cowboys & cowgirls, as they displayed outstanding horsemanship, limitless skill and unwavering bravery as they raced, roped, tied and wrestled their way into the history books.
Congratulations to all the FCA Competitors for putting on such an amazing show! We can’t wait to see you again next year.
Before we started this blog we had actually gone on a couple different hiking trips, however we already wrote about them on our sister site Roving Hiker. We still think the information interesting, as well as all the beautiful photos we took while on the trail itself. So feel free to pop over and see what we had to say about this hike at http://rovinghiker.com/