The Story Behind the Pictures

I got into photography on a whim.  I had always driven past old buildings, small creeks, and long forgotten paths of the past and thought about what great pictures they would make.  I had never even considered the fact that it could be me that takes those great pictures I had seen in my head.

The first picture I ever took.

This is the picture that started it all for me.  It sparked something inside of me.  I was able to expose the love of the moment in a picture.  More importantly, I was able to sit back and take pictures of the work being done, without having to lend a hand!

This is a trend that has continued.  Danny and the kids do the chores, while I wonder off taking pictures, sometimes of them working, but most times its pictures of something that has caught my eye.  That was the case with this shot of a roll of barbed wire.  I forget what the task at hand was, but I clearly remember not being involved in it.


It’s on these work avoiding, day-dream induced adventures I find the most interesting things.  Like this old manure wagon, behind a fast rotting building, with an old gas stove off to the side.


So to those of you who know me, even those who haven’t yet had the pleasure to meet me, you will likely see me out with my family avoiding work.  I am hoping to turn my aversion to real work into my business. Fingers crossed.

– Jaimie Moon


Hello world!



Well here I go, diving head first into the 21st century… a few years late.  As a brand new photographer in Northern Alberta I thought it best to get out into the big wide world of cyber space.  I will try to use this blog to keep fans and perspective clients up to date on all the happenings of Moonlit Photography. 

A little about myself; I am a small town girl who would have no hope of surviving in the city.  I like that I live in the middle of nowhere with my 2 kids, 5 horses a handful of cows and my manpanion.  It is spring time now so 4 wheel drive is a daily necessity and my children are the dirtiest kids at school, but at least they play outside and have fun!

I enjoy the western lifestyle and that is reflected in my photography.  I think it’s the simplicity of it that makes it so beautiful.  I also really like to capture the real moments between family members.  It’s the pictures between the posed shots that really show the love in a family.  Clients can come out to my country setting, just minutes outside of Cold Lake, Ab or I will come to you. Either way you can rest assured that your portrait session with me will be a relaxed, fun and memorable experience resulting in pictures you can’t wait to share.

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-Jaimie Moon.

Published in: on March 5, 2010 at 7:30 pm  Comments (3)  
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