Balkan restaurant in Banff

We have been going to this Greek restaurant in Banff for years. We discovered it the first summer I moved to Calgary and we have been fans ever since. It’s located on the main street (right by McDonald’s). The food is always delicious. They have great lunch specials. We would always go for our favorite calamari and donairs, but this time we decided to try something different. These feta cheese balls were amazing. Creamy inside and crispy outside go so well together. Add some Mediterranean salsa and it’s perfection itself.

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Feta cheese balls

And we ordered a share platter of appetizers. It included calamari, spanakopita (phyllo pastry filled with spinach and feta), Greak meatballs (big hit with our toddler), dolmathes (stuffed vine leaves) and grilled pita. And tzatziki, of course!

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A share platter of appetizers

Balkan Restaurant Menu

Balkan Restaurant
120 Banff Avenue
Banff Alberta

Phone – +1(403)762-3454

Jillian: Calgary Family Photography

What a beautiful fall we are lucky to have this year! It makes me so happy to see all these golden and red colours outside. After spring blossoms in May, this is my favorite time of the year. At this photo shoot a couple of weeks ago I had two of my favorites to photograph: golden leaves and baby Jillian. She is one of the most beautiful baby girls that I have ever seen. Always a joy to see her through my lens and capture her happy smiles.

IMG_2557This shot is such an essence of fall to me.

 

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Pumpkin Patch at Calgary Corn Maze and Farm Fun

For a long time I have been trying to find a real pumpkin patch here in Calgary. But only this year I finally found the perfect one at Calgary Corn Maze and Farm Fun! If you are looking for a great place to spend some time with your kids and take in some fall atmosphere, I would definitely recommend it. Not only will you find a great choice of pumpkins and several picturesque settings for fall-themed pictures. It also has all kinds of fun activities for the little ones: petting zoo, mini-golf, pig races, a cow train, a playground and many more.

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Lucas especially liked the petting zoo. It was pretty big, compared to some we’ve seen before and it had the cutest baby sheep and baby goats. They were all pretty friendly. The chickens didn’t mind being picked up and snuggled, anyway!IMG_2770

 

And this is what we got for our annual pumpkin carving tradition:
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Catherine&Family at Confederation Park – Calgary Family Photography

I had so much fun photographing Catherine and her family. It was a perfect fall day when the sun shines through the golden leaves and gives the air that crisp clarity and everything seems so vibrant and colourful. The girls were full of ideas and I am glad we were able to capture all they wanted. Even while editing the pictures, I could not stop smiling. Just look at their faces and happy smiles and you’ll see what I mean!

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New offer from Sunny Wind Photography!

I am so excited to announce my new special!  It is designed for expectant parents, and it is

MATERNITY&NEWBORN SESSION for $200.

It includes a maternity session and a newborn session in the comfort of your home. You will get digital files with printing rights and you will get them within 3 days after our sessions.

 How it works:

As a mother, I know how the first time at home with a new baby can be happy, exciting and… overwhelming. To make life easier, I will come to your home so that you don’t have to go to a studio. This will not only save you time, but it will also be less stressful for you and your newborn baby. And don’t worry about having your house perfect, as the background in the pictures will be blurred. The picture will only show your beautiful baby (and some props, and of course, you!).

I offer a relaxed and carefree photo session. We will take nursing breaks, if needed. There will be no set schedule. I’ll work with you for as long as needed to get the results that you want. There will be no flash or uncomfortable lighting.

I can promise you two things: you will get beautiful pictures and you will be comfortable during our sessions.

Maternity&Newborn-Package

My lenses are now officially cute!

I just love my mother-in-law. Look what she made for me! I am pretty well-equipped now when it comes to grabbing little ones’ attention 🙂
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The Mighty Five – Calgary Family Photography

I just love seeing families like this. So laid back and relaxed, not to mention beautiful! I kept thinking to myself how lucky those kids are to be growing up in a family that radiates so much harmony and love.  I hope I was able to capture that.

This picture is my favorite. This is a face of a Greek Goddess:
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Look at those eyes!
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Those trees are the best to climb on!
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So tiny! She was such a trooper throughout our session.
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Pure love:
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Benjamin – Calgary Family Photography

Happy first September rainy day to all Calgarians! We have been so lucky to have the first part of the month sunny and warm. And of course, it has been just great for taking pictures!

This little guy is just two months and you can already see he is a thinker. Nobel Prize one day, I’m sure 🙂 He was so good and calm, letting us take our pictures. And look at those blue eyes!

 

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Family photography in Calgary

It was such a nice summery evening yesterday, just perfect for a family photo session. The Bow Valley Ranch has a lot of great spots to take a beautiful picture. This  family with three adorable kids were great at posing and we did some nice shots!

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