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Pounamu Photography with Nick Campeau and Carli Campeau.

If you are or have ever been a bride of mine you know that I am a BIG fan of first looks.
Look, I get it, you want the first time he sees you to be when you are walking down that aisle, I get that completely. But, more than half the time, when I turn around to get that shot of his face, he looks kind of... terrified. There are 200 people staring at him, my camera is trained on him, and he knows that he's supposed to do something with his face but he has no idea what.
I love f...irst looks because I do them with just the two of you (plus your child, as is the case here) and that's it. No one is looking on, no one is peeking in, and I can get your genuine reactions. You actually get to hug and kiss each other when you first see each other, tell each other how great you look, all without the added pressure of a bunch of people looking at you.
Not only that, but it takes the pressure off for the ceremony, AND gives you the opportunity to create a timeline that is more convenient for your guests (no three hour break between the ceremony and reception!)
If you're looking at doing a first look please let me know, I can help out with your timeline
Nick and Carli... there are plenty of photos from this moment that I could have shown off, but Cartyr really stole the show (and my heart) on this one

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Michelle Petty
· May 30, 2017
I've said it a million times before jade just has that special
Something there are people who take photos and then there's jade she's the most phenomenal photog...rapher I've ever had the pleasure of working with, I'm yet to see something jade has produced that doesn't blow me away she knows how to capture the beauty in EVERYTHING!! She truly knows how to make a person feel comfortable in their skin. There's no better confidence boost I can promise that. Jade you rock my world keep doing what you do best and I can't wait for future shoots ���� See More
Kim Pappano
· May 30, 2017
Jade is absolutely amazing! She makes you feel comfortable, has creative ideas and can guide you into poses all while still feeling natural. She is very skilled and does amazing work! Highly recommend :)
Carley Beamer
· November 26, 2016
Jade was an absolute blast to work with! She made everything feel so comfortable and her work is amazing. We couldn't have picked a better person to capture our... special day... I cannot wait till the next time we get photos done. thank you so much lady! I cannot thank you enough for all those special little moments you happen to get! See More
Jess Lynn
· September 27, 2016
We were fortunate enough to have Jade not only capture our wedding day but also our engagement session. When choosing a photographer to capture our photos we wa...nted someone who was willing to work with us, make us feel comfortable doing so, and to have fun with it. Jade exceeded our criteria. Jade was able to accommodate every request we had and ensure that every special moment was captured. I cannot recommend Jade enough and I am eager to work with her in the future. See More
Brittney Brilliant
· May 27, 2016
What an amazing photographer! Jade is extremely talented and did our engagement photos, my boudoir shoot and our wedding photos. She makes sure you are complete...ly at ease during such a monumental time in your life and not to mention she goes the extra mile (gave me her rubber boots to do some shots on a very muddy trail while she sacrificed her cute flats)! She runs a very professional business and we would happily recommend Jade for your big day. See More
Sandra King Sorochan
· April 17, 2017
We really enjoyed the shoot with Jade. She was professional but put everyone at ease with her sense of humor. I would definitely recommend her!
Stephanie Bantle
· May 21, 2016
I have had the pleasure of not only bringing Jade along for our destination wedding but with also doing engagement photos and a boudoir shoot. This girl is the ...real deal. She is a master of her craft and I am eternally grateful that we were able to connect. She instantly became part of the family in Mexico and I look forward to years of friendship and extraordinary photographs!!!! See More
Taylor Petty
· February 13, 2016
First off Jade is talented, and she's wonderful to work with. I recently had a photo-shoot with her and I could not have asked for more. She made everything ve...ry easy and relaxing. I never in a million years thought I would do a boudoir photo-shoot, but Jade made the experience so fun. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone! Keep up the fantastic work girlie, we will be using you in the future for sure. :) See More
Sara Hogstead
September 15, 2013
We were fortunate enough to have Jade shoot for both our engagement pics & wedding!! She is an extremely talented and creative photographer. She has a magnifice...nt eye for detail and her photos are always breathtaking. Her work is outstanding and she is a true professional yet manages to create a very friendly and comfortable atmosphere. I highly recommend her work to anyone & everyone. Thanks again for everything Jade, you captured the moments of our special day in such a beautiful way. See More
Melissa Nicole
· August 7, 2016
Jade did my wedding and was an ABSOLUTE pleasure. She made us laugh all day! Not to mention she got every shot we wanted and her high level of professionalism pulled it all together. I would recommend her ten fold.
Kimberly Tessier
· July 7, 2014
We cannot say enough kind words about Jade and her amazing photography skills. We hired her for our engagement and wedding photos and we're blown away. Not only does she take amazing photos her personality makes everyone feel super comfortable. We could not be happier - thank you Jade!!
Shayla Rose
· September 29, 2013
Worth every penny and such a wonderful easy going experience for my whole family and she was so good and patient with out puppy to make sure he was included in a few pics!!
Melodie Gillis
· April 2, 2015
Extremely talented artist and storyteller. I loved my engagement photos. She knows how to capture joy, among other emotions. That is what makes her an artist, and not simply a photographer. Her photos truly tell beautiful stories
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Jessica Beniuk-Maess
· August 27, 2013
If your wanting beautiful breath taking pictures for a reasonable price i HIGHLY recommend jade. Easy to talk to and has tons of ideas!
Nathan J Turner
· October 28, 2014
Jade was a fantastic, friendly and extremely professional throughout. Would highly recommend her services. Thanks for the Epic pictures!!
Sam Lemire
· October 7, 2015
Jade is very talented and so easy to work with! The final product was amazing!!
Kimberley Calvert
· September 15, 2013
Jade did our wedding pictures and she was so amazingly creative and awesome to work with. I would use highly recommend using her services.
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Pounamu Photography with Nick Campeau and Carli Campeau.

The first sneak peek from a wedding is very rarely black and white... but dang... these black and whites are just so magical to me I just couldn't help it.
Nick and Carli, I really don't even know what to say. Your wedding was the best possible way we could have hoped to start off an incredibly busy wedding season.
Your undying love for each other, your friends and families, and Cartyr, made this day and capturing those genuine moments so unbelievably easy.
I don't think I've... ever encountered a more relaxed bride in my entire career.
Wrong table clothes got delivered? : "Meh, whatever."
No chair covers? : "I don't want my guests sitting for very long anyway!"
Cartyr wants to go play in the bouncy castle : "Yep go for it, but take off your jacket!"
Are you worried about getting the bottom of your dress dirty? : "NOPE"
Amelia and I have an absolute blast with you and your families and friends, congratulations loves, enjoy

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Pounamu Photography added 7 new photos — with Austin Russell and Bethany Rose Sifford.

Alright, catch-up time.
I have been looking so forward to posting these but just haven't had the time since I came back from Utah!
I absolutely adore Utah. Every time I go I learn so much without really meaning to, and I have made some amazing friends while there.
I don't know when I'll be back, but I miss you all already

I can't even with these two.

Pounamu Photography added 3 new photos — with Nikki Rurka.

I am so excited for Nikki and Andrew's wedding later this month. These photos turned out perfectly, home stretch now guys, see you June 24th!

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Pounamu Photography added 7 new photos — with Erich Dittmann and Charissa Dittmann.

Charissa and Erich and Avery have once again flooded my computer with gorgeous family photographs, and I can not wait to meet their new little addition this summer.
I take photos for Charissa and Erich almost every year, and every year they make me feel more and more like part of the family. Clients like this are why I do what I do. They treasure these moments so dearly, they style their own sessions to ensure they are getting the best photos possible, and the more we work together, the better the photos get.
Love you guys, hope you love this set as much as I do!

Delivered this wedding gallery today, Amie you are such a BEAUTIFUL bride, seriously, so flawless. Congratulations again you guys!

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Pounamu Photography added 3 new photos — with Jennifer Miller.

Find a woman that looks at you like Jen looks at Dane. And find a man that looks at the camera like Dane does (okay Zoolander, stop and look at your fiance)

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SPRING IS HERE FINALLY! Here is part 2 of Delainey's Grad photos, I adore this girl so much. If you're still looking for Grad photos please get in contact with me through here or via e-mail at jade@pounamuphotography.com

D, from the three year old I chased in circles around her parent's house to the unbelievably stunning woman you have become, I couldn't have been more honoured to take these photos for you.

Being accepted into not one, but two prestigious universities, all of... your extra-curriculars, and the unbelievable amount of talent and passion that you put into everything you do, I know your parents, your family, and my family couldn't be prouder of you.

GET IT GIRL! Congratulations! Love you lots

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I got the opportunity to do some gorgeous senior photos last night and I WANT MORE! If you know any seniors still needing photos this year please get in touch with me, I'm offering 10% off all grad sessions this year

Stay tuned for more photos from this session on Friday!

Pounamu Photography updated their cover photo.
May 18
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| Wild Child |
I once again got to come down to Utah to shoot with some amazing talent, and I couldn't resist sharing these to show you where I've been this week!
I'm so grateful to have such an incredible job that allows me to take off for a few days to just get creative, but I'll be home this coming weekend loves, and then... wedding season!
HMUA: Hailey Boam w/ Hair and Makeup X Hailey

Pounamu Photography with Taylor Knopp and Jordyn Chris.
May 10

I just can't get over how pretty these photos ended up being! Snow storms for the win!

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May 1

Only a few days left to get booked in for your marathon ladies! Come be a part of this AMAZING experience!

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Pounamu Photography
March 28

A few of my brides have been asking about this, so I'm SO EXCITED and happy to finally announce my Spring Boudoir Marathon!
It will be taking place on May 6th i...n Sherwood Park. As usual, there will be some mimosas (and maybe something a little stronger) to give you some liquid courage. I love doing marathons because my clients can bring a friend to do it with them and make an afternoon of it! I have once again secured the amazing Joline from Lily Grey Artistry for her makeup services and the talented Jessica from Running With Scissors to give you a sexy style you will love and will want to rock all night! Keep in mind that this is a Saturday so you will have a ready-made makeup and hair style to head out on a date or girl's night later on
If you would like to secure your spot, a $100 deposit is required via e-mail money transfer.
As always, I am absolutely stoked to hold another marathon this spring. It's the perfect time to get that Groom's gift brides! Or for all you single ladies, this is such an unbelievably rewarding and confidence boosting experience, boudoir photos can make you feel like a million bucks In addition, I will be opening this marathon up to couples. Please take a peek further down my page for examples of couple's boudoir photos, they are an amazing opportunity to reconnect and get something to hang on your bedroom wall.
Feel free to pop me a message with any questions or concerns you may have, looking forward to another amazing day!

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