The nice thing about shooting in temperatures below -20C is that you usually get the location to yourself. This was definitely the case during my shoot with the Klassen family! 

Below are some favorites from my shoot with them. 

Chantel is a writer and has a website which you can find here. There you can find their story (among many other things) detailing Chantel and her husband Jared's adopted their son Ephraim. Ephraim and his sister Raeca are adorable together and were such troopers in the cold weather. They even let me sit in the back of their car to warm up with them between photos (bonus!). I noticed that a few of the faces in these photos seemed blurry. At first I thought "what the heck was my focus off?" Nope, just the air freezing before their faces. Normal Canada stuff. 

I should also mention to any photo buffs reading this that it was one of Chantel's E-courses that got me into DSLR photography! Check that out here. Seriously she's a master :).

Jared and Chantel it was a pleasure, you have a beautiful family! Many blessings to you in the new year.