<![CDATA[Vegreville Photographer - Olsen Art - Creative Photography in Vegreville, Alberta - Blog - Vegreville Photography]]>Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:50:43 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Vegreville at Night]]>Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:12:16 GMThttp://olsenart.ca/blog---vegreville-photography/vegreville-at-night
An example of a handful of our night time photography.  All taken in Vegreville, Alberta, Canada in 2016.  #Vegreville   #Photography_in_Vegreville   by Olsen Art Creative Photography, Soren and Lynda Olsen.

<![CDATA[Slideshows add a bit of magic]]>Thu, 12 Jan 2017 01:43:45 GMThttp://olsenart.ca/blog---vegreville-photography/slideshows-add-a-bit-of-magicFrom time to time there are photo sessions that seem to have a personality and extra magic that lends itself well to a slideshow presentation.  Generally we have found it is only possible from full sessions, as mini-sessions just don't offer enough time, or enough photos to make a well rounded slideshow.

Here is one of our favourite slideshows from recent years.  Enjoy!
The setting for this particular photo session was the Oldscool Diner in Vegreville, Alberta.  Please give their Facebook Page a like!  

Speaking of the Oldscool Diner here are some other photos from inside the diner.  If you have not had the chance to stop in for a bite to eat, give yourself a treat and check it out when in Vegreville.
<![CDATA[around Vegreville]]>Thu, 12 Jan 2017 01:09:55 GMThttp://olsenart.ca/blog---vegreville-photography/around-vegrevillefrom back in 2016, hockey game in Vegreville, Alberta, Canada

<![CDATA[A Beautiful Engagement at the Creek]]>Thu, 08 Sep 2016 02:55:00 GMThttp://olsenart.ca/blog---vegreville-photography/a-beautiful-engagement-at-the-creek

There were so many romantic photos from this session we cannot post them all... here is a custom made slideshow that sums up the day with this lovely young couple.

Vegreville Photographer
<![CDATA[At the Horse Show, Aug 4, Vegreville, Alberta]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 19:25:19 GMThttp://olsenart.ca/blog---vegreville-photography/at-the-horse-show-aug-4-vegreville-albertaAt the Horse Show at the Vegreville Agricultural Society Grounds, in Vegreville, Alberta.   #VegAgSociety  #VegrevilleAgriculturalGrounds #Vegreville_Horse_Show
you can view all the photos taken here on our facebook page.
Olsen Art at the Horse Show

<![CDATA[Wedding Memories in Full Colour]]>Wed, 18 May 2016 02:48:00 GMThttp://olsenart.ca/blog---vegreville-photography/wedding-memories-in-full-colourOur previous blog post highlighted some select photos processed as black and white images from a wedding.  This time around we want to show the same wedding in full colour!  Enjoy!
This particular wedding day, we were hired for 2 hours coverage, but arrived early, so we were able to capture some of the preparations.
This is only a sampling of the entire collection of wedding day photos.
<![CDATA[What's Black and White and Cherished Forever?]]>Fri, 06 May 2016 21:28:17 GMThttp://olsenart.ca/blog---vegreville-photography/whats-black-and-white-and-cherished-foreverThe simple answer....  your photographs.
Not all of them of course, but there is something about seeing a recent event in a black and white version, that helps the mind and emotional senses remember it as a very special moment in time.

When you view black and white photographs, the people seem to be given a certain importance.  Their faces and emotions really shine through.

There is a timeless quality that can be found when colour is not there to distract the eye.

Stay tuned for our next blog, where we will be highlighting some lovely photos in colour from this same wedding collection.

Photo location:  Edmonton Muttart Conservatory
Photos by Soren Olsen and Lynda Olsen,  www.olsenart.ca
Partial wedding day coverage package, approx 2.5 hours shoot time.

<![CDATA[Audrey Hepburn (look-a-like) photo shoot]]>Fri, 12 Feb 2016 01:50:58 GMThttp://olsenart.ca/blog---vegreville-photography/audrey-hepburn-look-a-like-photo-shoot
On a cold February day we met with Katie, a beautiful young woman for an Audrey Hepburn inspired photo session.  We were lucky that she was able to create a superb look that resembled the classic Hollywood Actress.
This session was very fun and a HUGE thank you to our lovely model Katie for helping us with this concept. 
Three example photos of Audrey Hepburn (see above).  and photos of Vegreville's own Katie below.
<![CDATA[3 Generations in Vegreville]]>Tue, 08 Jul 2014 03:24:53 GMThttp://olsenart.ca/blog---vegreville-photography/3-generations-in-vegrevilleFamily photos are not limited to "just the kids" or the immediate household.  When Grandma comes to visit all the way from Eastern Canada, why not get a photo session ?  It is the perfect opportunity to spend some time together outdoors and make some memories too!  Oh - and of course get some updated photos as well.
Olsen Art Creative Photography is located in small town, Alberta, Canada.  Husband and wife team Soren and Lynda Olsen enjoy photographing nature, landscapes, families, models... let's just say - they like to take pictures.  To book your own session with Olsen Art, Please contact for availability.
<![CDATA[2014 Vegreville Pysanka Festival]]>Sat, 05 Jul 2014 22:22:30 GMThttp://olsenart.ca/blog---vegreville-photography/2014-vegreville-pysanka-festivalPicture
So much to see and do at the 2014 Vegreville Pysanka Festival.  I was only able to catch a very small glimpse of the venues and displays, but what I did see was lovely.

Lots of smiling faces, always happy, and energetic music playing somewhere in the distance.  Also there was no admission fee for the general public to come and check it out.  The main-stage Grand Stand shows are the only ones requiring tickets.

The first stop was the Folk Arts displays in the Social Centre.
There was much more to see, but on limited time, this was the rushed version.  Be sure to check out http://www.pysankafestival.com/_  for all the information about activities at the Vegreville Pysanka Festival.
My next stop... the music made me go inside to look, as it didn't sound like Ukrainian Music !?  
As you can see from the photos below, it is not only Ukrainian culture at the Pysanka Festival.

The Petting Zoo sounded too cute to pass up.  Once inside I was very happy I decided to visit the cute animals.  The littlest goat stole my heart for sure, he was so cute.
Picture2014 Official Vegreville Pysanka Festival Souvenirs
The last venue to visit before I had to leave was the Yaromok / Trade Show.  It was nice to see such a variety of vendors!  Lots of souvenirs to be found, and if you ever wanted your very own Ukrainian Shirt or Blouse, this is the place!  Many beautiful garments and in all sizes too!

Olsen Art Photography, Vegreville Alberta, #Vegreville_Pysanka_Festival, #Photographer, #Vegreville
This was only a very small sampling of what the Pysanka Festival has to offer  There is the food, and constantly changing shows and performances.   To find out more about the festival, visit the website http://www.pysankafestival.com/

<![CDATA[Canada Day Fireworks in Vegreville, Alberta]]>Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:57:58 GMThttp://olsenart.ca/blog---vegreville-photography/canada-day-fireworks-in-vegreville-albertaThe 2014 fireworks in Vegreville, Alberta were great this year!   We went to the Vegreville Elks / Kinsmen Park to view the display at 11:00 pm and were not disapointed.  Surprisingly, the mosquitoes were not that bad either.
<![CDATA[The World is your Backdrop]]>Sat, 10 May 2014 15:42:18 GMThttp://olsenart.ca/blog---vegreville-photography/the-world-is-your-backdropPicture
So often while we are driving around our small town of Vegreville, I have to excitedly burst out and tell Soren, "remember this place, I want to shoot here"  quickly followed by... "oh wait! here too, this is awesome".
Ideas for photos can be found just about everywhere.
Sometimes they are so simple, yet they can result in lovely images with a creative flair.  This yellow wall was just begging to be included in some photos.

Hello Sailor!

This is the Vegreville Legion building.  They have a mural outside of the HMCS Vegreville, it made the perfect background for this quick shoot.

The model featured to the left is Bettie Buxom - Curvy Cutie.  You can be a fan of her Facebook Page by visiting here, https://www.facebook.com/BettieBuxom?ref=br_tf


Simple can be so sweet.

Just on the other side of the very same building was simple grey brick textures and a bright blue door frame.

You can follow this model on Twitter

<![CDATA[30 Minute PHoto Challenge - 2014]]>Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:32:12 GMThttp://olsenart.ca/blog---vegreville-photography/30-minute-photo-challenge-2014Picture
This year, one half of Olsen Art was invited to a fun and friendly photo challenge held in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The location - an office under renovation, this was kept top secret until you showed up with your camera, ready to shoot.

The Model - Lovely Leanne L. from Edmonton, again also top secret until the shoot started.

The Rules - each photographer had 30 minutes to photograph Leanne in the setting provided.

The Results - Kept secret until the reveal party about one month later.  At the reveal party, photographers were able to view each others work, and look at a maximum of 3 printed images from each photographer.  Then we had a ballot vote on which image we liked best.

Here are some of the images captured in Lynda Olsen's 30 minutes with the very beautiful "Leanne".  

After a fun afternoon of visiting, chatting, and meeting a few new faces, the votes were tallied.

To Lynda's surprise, her peers had voted for this image of Leanne.

Thank you very much to the Edmonton Shutterbugs Meet Up group for the invite, the experience, and the Super Model!

Olsen Art

<![CDATA[Spring is here!]]>Sat, 22 Mar 2014 05:53:23 GMThttp://olsenart.ca/blog---vegreville-photography/spring-is-herePicture
Finally SPRINGTIME has arrived!  This means that over the next few weeks as the mud dries up and the temperature become warmer, we will have great opportunities for outdoor photos.  Grad season is also approaching!  Be sure to contact us today if you would like to discuss a photo session for yourself, your family, or a special senior student.

<![CDATA[Model Photoshoot in Vegreville with Bailey]]>Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:37:48 GMThttp://olsenart.ca/blog---vegreville-photography/model-photoshoot-in-vegreville-with-bailey
Sharing one of our favorite model sessions of all time.
These were taken back in 2012 with Vegreville's own "Bailey".