It’s that time of year! Mothers day is just around the corner - which means spring is too. I am sure we are all more than ready for some sunshine and warm weather!

For the third time, we will be celebrating Mothers Day in the studio with a special event weekend. Get your mom, sister, grandmother, daughters, sons and children together to get in front of the camera with some of the people that mean the most to you. Buy a session as a gift for yourself or someone you love. Make it an annual event and see your family grow over the years.

April 6 & 7

At the studio in Sylvan Lake, Alberta

20 minutes

10 digital files

$250 + gst


Can’t wait to see you there!


Today I have another great mixed studio session to share with you! A combination grad and family session that was held entirely in the studio creating clean, classic, timeless portraits.

For those new here, the studio is located in the central Alberta town of Sylvan Lake, just a short drive from Red Deer. I love that I am able to serve my clients with these timeless studio sessions that put the focus on them!


The H family visited the photography studio in Sylvan Lake in April of 2018.

We managed to create two different looks and clothing changes for a great variety of images to really tell the story of their family at this stage of celebrating a special anniversary.

There is nothing like the timeless simplicity of a studio portrait session.

Leigha xo

The Bloom Collective: Simple

I belong to a photography forum on Everything Bloom called The Bloom Forum.  The site is a fantastic resource for online workshops of all kinds.  Everything from creativity, editing, business and shooting.  Back in December, they announced a project they were pulling together for 2017 called The Bloom Collective.  The main purpose was to pull a few photographers together to curate a collection of images each month based on a theme. And on a whim, I threw my name in the hat and said why not.  I can hold myself accountable to making 12 images this year for creative purposes, right?  Right.

January's theme: Simple. I excited to see where this project goes throughout the year. 


Studio Dance Portraits

Many of the clients I photograph, either for grad or teen sessions, also have a love for dance, and are often interested in incorporating this into their time at the studio.  

Knowing that I am never one to turn down a challenge, along with having a love for always trying something new, we were able to create these images together.  

These types of portraits can either be combined with a full session experience, or a session all on their own. Feel free to contact me for details and product offerings!

The Ballerina Event

Hello friends! I'm excited to share that The Ballerina Event dates will be announced later this week. Keep a watch out on social media, the blog or subscribe to the newsletter to be the first to know.  

In the are a few of my favourites from last years event day!



Want a chance to win a photo shoot with your Bestie(s)?!?

In celebration of spring right around the corner, why not give all high school students the chance to win a FREE BFF MINI SESSION! Simply follow the instructions below to enter!

1. Follow @leighagraf on Instagram 2. Like this post and tag your BFF(s) in the comments 3. Post a photo on Instagram of you and your best friend, or repost this image, tag @leighagraf in the comments and use the hashtag #minisessionwithLGP

The contest will run until 10 pm on Friday, March 4, 2016 and is open to high school students. The winner will be drawn at random and announced Monday, March 7. They will receive a 30 minute mini session for 2-3 people, along with 10 digital files with Leigha Graf Photography.