Chianti Images: Blog http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog en-us (C) Chianti Images alaina.hunter@me.com (Chianti Images) Sat, 03 Jan 2015 14:26:00 GMT Sat, 03 Jan 2015 14:26:00 GMT http://www.chiantiimages.com/img/s10/v101/u444462468-o926630665-50.jpg Chianti Images: Blog http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog 90 120 Valentines Day Boudoir Marathon http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2015/1/valentines-day-boudoir-marathon Looking for the perfect Valentines day gift for your special someone?

 

I am excited to be hosting our Valentines Day Boudoir Marathon January 17th and 18th.

 

Private, comfortable at-home studio with a full female group for photography, hair, and makeup!

 

Space is limited, book now!

A 50% non-refundable is required to finalize the booking.

 

*Please note that private sessions can still be booked on alternate dates*

 

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alaina.hunter@me.com (Chianti Images) boudoir boudoir photography edmonton edmonton boudoir marathon photographer photographer edmonton photography yeg http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2015/1/valentines-day-boudoir-marathon Sat, 03 Jan 2015 14:22:50 GMT
Winter Maternity Session http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2014/12/winter-maternity-session So I will be the first to admit that I am not a fan of winter, snow, or cold weather. 

This session completely changed my mind!

We original planned this session for last weekend during the massive snow storm. Luckily we both agreed to postpone it until this weekend. I am so happy we did because this was the PERFECT day. The sun was shining, it was 'warm' (compared to the previous weekend) and the snow was amazing and fluffy.

This was practically an effortless shoot. Everything went so smoothly, and this adorable couple knew exactly what they wanted. This is definitely a photographers dream!

 

Wishing you three a wonderful holiday season! 

 

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Top 5 reasons to book a boudoir session http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2014/11/top-5-reasons-to-book-a-boudoir-session This blog explains why I love boudoir photos and why I think every woman should have them done at least once.

 

I want to share my own personal experience.

 

Before I started doing boudoir photography I had the chance to have my photos done by somebody that I admire and respect and personally think is one of the best photographers in the great city of Edmonton. I had recently lost a bunch of weight (although I was still feeling a bit self conscious as us women do) and I went in with the intention of giving these photos to my Husband as an anniversary present. I was extremely nervous as I am not entirely comfortable being in front of the camera, especially in my undies!

What I didn't know was that I would leave my session that day with so much more than I could have ever expected. I left feeling beautiful, empowered, strong, sexy, and my confidence was higher than ever. These photos turned out to be just as important for me as they were for my Husband.

I immediately feel in love with boudoir that day, and the most rewarding part of my job is when I show a client her photos and I see the tears start to flood her eyes as she whispers "is that me??"

 

Here are my top 5 reasons to book a boudoir session:

1. To give as a gift - this one is pretty self explanatory and is the most common reason for booking a boudoir session. Significant others are rarely ever disappointed with this gift. 

2. As a reward - Perhaps you've recently lost weight would like to document your smokin' hot body as a reward or to show your accomplishment. Or maybe you've reached an important milestone in your life and you reward yourself with amazing photos to celebrate.

3. For yourself - Give yourself a good confidence boost. We are often most critical of ourselves, and the right photographer can help capture your true beauty and show you how beautiful you really all.

4. To get pampered - What women doesn't like having her hair and makeup professionally done and dressing up in beautiful lingerie? A little bit of girly time is a good thing!

5. For FUN! - it seems like a really scary thing but a boudoir session can be a ton of fun! It is important to choose a photographer that you really connect with and can have a great experience with.

 

We are currently booking for January and February 2015 at our newly renovated studio! If you'd like to book your own shoot please feel free to contact us.

 

 

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Faz and Jessica http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2014/10/faz-and-jessica The engagement photo session for Faz and Jessica was an absolute dream! These two are the cutest couple and are clearly in love and have incredible chemistry.

I've known Faz and Jessica for a few years now and I am so grateful that they hired me for their wedding. Jessica has always been an incredible supporter of my photographer and has always been willing to lend a hand or model for me. 

I am so excited for their wedding reception next year!

xoxo

p.s. GO OILERS

 

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alaina.hunter@me.com (Chianti Images) edmonton engagement oilers wedding http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2014/10/faz-and-jessica Fri, 03 Oct 2014 02:14:37 GMT
Fall Family Photos http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2014/9/fall-family-photos  

Once again I had the pleasure of doing fall family photos for the amazing Corbel Family.

 

These kids are an absolute hoot, and are full of beautiful smiles and giggles! They were a pleasure to photograph as always!

 

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alaina.hunter@me.com (Chianti Images) alberta boyle edmonton fall family photographer photos http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2014/9/fall-family-photos Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:18:46 GMT
Raw Edmonton Event http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2014/9/raw-edmonton-event       I had a chance to participate in the Raw Edmonton event this summer that featured artists from Edmonton. As part of that event I was able to record a video interview that gives a little look into my business and my art. Enjoy!        

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alaina.hunter@me.com (Chianti Images) Portrait edmonton photographer http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2014/9/raw-edmonton-event Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:34:16 GMT
Portraits http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2014/8/portraits I had the opportunity to do a portrait session with the gorgeous model Suzie Fialkow this week.

 

It is so inspiring to work with such a beautiful model who knows exactly how to pose and add variety to a shoot.

 

Does anybody else think she looks a bit like Gisele Bundchen mixed with Kiera Knightly??

 

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alaina.hunter@me.com (Chianti Images) Edmonton Photography Portrait http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2014/8/portraits Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:01:28 GMT
Clint and Ashley's Wedding http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2014/6/clint-and-ashleys-wedding I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the wedding of Clint and Ashley this weekend.

 

Clint and Ashley got married on Friday the 13th, exactly 8 years to the day when they started dating. It was also a honey moon and this event will not occur for another 35 years. Even though it was Friday the 13th, this was far from an unlucky day. These two are one of the most endearing, cute couples that I have met and it is very clear that they are very much in love and they will be together for many years to come. 

 

Cheers to the happy couple!

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alaina.hunter@me.com (Chianti Images) edmonton photographer wedding http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2014/6/clint-and-ashleys-wedding Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:23:06 GMT
Winter Boudoir Part 1 http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2013/12/winter-boudoir-part-1 I was so excited that my dear friend Vivian drove all the way up from Calgary to book a session in my Winter Boudoir Session. 

When I first met Viv the first thing that stood out to me (apart from her amazing body) was her gorgeous eyes! Take a look at these photos folks. These are her natural eyelashes. No joke! What a bombshell!

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alaina.hunter@me.com (Chianti Images) http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2013/12/winter-boudoir-part-1 Wed, 18 Dec 2013 03:54:57 GMT
Mr. and Mrs. Parlee http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2013/8/mr-and-mrs-parlee  

I can't even tell you how excited I was to photograph my beautiful friends wedding! 

 

I will be honest, I was extremely nervous. I always put my full energy and emotion into the photos that I take, but I really wanted to get these ones right. Meghan and Aaron trusted me to capture their most important day ever and I didn't want to let them down. Luckily when you have a beautiful couple that is madly in love, the emotion and love is so obvious and is easy to capture.

 

As beautiful as the day was, I would say the most amazing and special part of the day was when little sophia took her first steps towards her daddy and I was able to catch it on camera. What a happy moment for the Parlee family!!

 

I was so honoured to be part of this wedding. From the very beginning until the very end. I wouldn't have missed it for the world and I wish you both a life full of happy moments and unforgettable memories! XOXO

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alaina.hunter@me.com (Chianti Images) http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2013/8/mr-and-mrs-parlee Sat, 10 Aug 2013 03:14:30 GMT
Aaron, Meghan, and Sophia http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2013/5/aaron-meghan-and-sophia A couple of weeks ago I was able to photograph engagement/family photos for my dear friend Meghan

 

Meghan was one of my very first friends when I moved to Edmonton almost a decade ago. She has the kindest heart, and is one of the most accepting, open minded, and fabulous women I know. She is also one of the main reasons I am with my husband. I am happy to say that she swiftly kicked me in the butt when I was a scared 18 year girl who was too nervous to approach a cute boy

 

I am thrilled and completely honored that Meghan and Aaron asked me to photograph their wedding this August. I can't wait to help capture your very special day! XOXO

 

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Sadie's Bachelorette Party http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2013/5/sadies-bachelorette-party  

Last weekend I had the chance to shoot photographs for Sadie's bachelorette party.

This had to be the coolest themed bachelorette party ever. The girls took the classic pinup theme to a entirely different level. They had their hair and makeup professional done and had every little detail down to the accessories and sunglasses perfectly matched to their outfits.

This is a fantastic group of girls and I have no doubt that there wasn't a dull moment the entire night!

It was such a joy meeting all of these amazing ladies!

 

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alaina.hunter@me.com (Chianti Images) http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2013/5/sadies-bachelorette-party Sun, 19 May 2013 19:49:12 GMT
Vic and Jenn's Engagement Photos http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2013/5/vic-and-jenns-engagement-photos I had the absolute pleasure of photographing my good friends Jenn and Vic this weekend.

After a couple of weekends of horrible weather we finally lucked out and had the perfect warm sunny day to take these photos.

I felt so lucky to be able to photograph this cute couple. I can't wait to see you both on your big day! 

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alaina.hunter@me.com (Chianti Images) http://www.chiantiimages.com/blog/2013/5/vic-and-jenns-engagement-photos Mon, 06 May 2013 03:03:56 GMT