Did you know Santa’s coming to the studio on Saturday, Nov. 25?

Santa Sessions 2017 are now open for booking!

Can you believe this is the fourth year of Santa Sessions?! When I started these sessions, I had the vision of my little clients coming back year after year, growing up visiting the same Santa and building their relationship with him over stories, milk and cookies,… and I get to have the distinct privilege of contributing to the magic of their Christmases for as long as I am given the opportunity to.

I started with four families that entrusted me with this experience, every year meeting new ones. Four years later, I have a handful of families that have done just that, and I’m so grateful to be able to do the work I get to do.

If you are one of the families that come to visit with Santa during our Santa Sessions, you already know how special these sessions are. If you haven’t had a Santa Session with us, these sessions are an intimate experience of visiting with Santa. You come to the studio and your family gets 30 minutes of exclusive time with the big guy. The children get to interact with him, enjoy cookies and milk, Santa leads them in song and reads stories, and I capture their magical time together in beautiful photographs. The session also includes 3-5 images delivered in digital format, as well as a set of Christmas cards so you get to check one thing off your Christmas to-do list while also sharing your family’s magical experience with loved ones.

There are only a limited amount of sessions available and many are already booked by families who have enjoyed these sessions in past years and have made them part of their Christmas tradition. For more information, email me at jenn@redalchemy.ca.

As an early booking perk, if you book on or before November 1, you’ll receive all final images instead of the 3-5 images included in the sessions. Connect with us today and book your session to avoid disappointment!

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Some of us get professional photos taken during a family session once a year. And for many, not even that! Perhaps we’re not comfortable being in pictures, perhaps there’s parts of our bodies we don’t like, perhaps we keep waiting for more weight to shed. It’s very easy to go for years without a good photo of ourselves. Our children and other loved ones will want them. You’ll want to give them something beautiful to remember you by.

To the women who put everybody else’s needs before theirs, I am encouraging you to exist in photographs. Our sessions will now be styled. They will include professional hair and make up service and we will be working with style expert Lorraine Kitsos of Redfish Kids to pull together an amazing look for your family’s session.

You will look beautiful in your photographs, the rest of the family will look great, too! We will capture amazing images to add to your family heirloom.

How do you imagine being photographed? Connect with me. Let’s talk. Let’s get busy planning your session!

Subscribe to our mailing list and get 10% off when you book your styled session before December 31, 2017.

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Happy New Year!!!

I hope you’re enjoying all that the start of a new year brings and that it’s on track to shaping an amazing year for you. If you’re not quite satisfied with how the last few weeks have been and want a start-over, I have great news for you! Chinese New Year is just around the corner, so you get to chalk up the last few weeks to “warm up” and get a brand new start on January 28th! You’re welcome.

It’s been an incredible start to the year for me so far. Going to Imaging USA, an annual photographer’s convention organized by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), was the best way I could’ve embarked the year – the inspiration I was fuelled with, the knowledge I gained, and the connections I made were exactly what I needed to jumpstart this year with. Exciting changes are happening with the direction of my business, more to come about that! I’m also really excited about some of the products I saw on the expo floor and I’m currently adding them to my offerings.

Guess what else is happening on Chinese New Year and what else I’m sooooo very excited about? Redfish Kids is hosting an exposition at their Hornby location for a selection of images from my personal travel archives, featuring Maddi in Redfish treasures!

To Faraway Lands with Redfish is an encouragement to wander and explore our beautiful planet, to take our children with us when we travel, and that fashion and comfort can exist together.

The expo open is on Chinese New Year (January 28th) at Redfish Kids, 851 Hornby St., 11am – 3pm.

Mark your calendars, but stay tuned because there is more…

See you there!

Jenn x0x0

A very rainbow-y, unicorn-y happy 7th birthday to Charlotte!


We’ve walked past this wall a few times, and every time it catches my attention. I think it’s just gorgeous.



I don’t know what it is, but this girl loves to draw or paint on herself. This one was a flower she drew with the tattoo markers that came in the set that Auntie Penny got her for her birthday.


We got bubble, we got waffle. Ugh! We got bubble waffle!

Yesterday, we stopped by TMix after school. Maddi tried her first bubble waffle! She enjoyed it.


Auntie Penny came to visit tonight. We ordered take out dinner from Phnom Penh. She brought Maddi a present. The rest was history.


Today, Maddi got mail! It was from her good friend, Marcus, asking how she’s liking being in full day school. So sweet =)


Me. In my family, I’m the documenter. I’m the one that’s behind the camera 99.9% of the time and it’s not often I step in front of it. This is the plight of most documenters/photographers among families or friends. However, once in a while, we have to exist in photographs so those we love have something to remember us by. Get over that vulnerability hump and get yourself immortalized for your loved ones.

Do you have someone in your life who you think should exist in photos more? Give them a soft nudge and let them know how much you’d love to have a nice photo of them. Sometimes, it just takes a sweet request from those we love.