The Hollyer’s Family Photos at GlenEagles in Cochrane

A Surprise Session in the Sunshine

On a beautiful sunny day, we met up with the Hollyer family. As a gift, their kids had organized a family portrait session, since it had been around ten years since they’d last been formally photographed together. This session also marked the first time in awhile that they had been photographed as a family.

For the session with her parents, their daughter had her heart set on a backdrop of mountains. Because the Rockies are still some distance from Calgary, we opted to drive to out to Cochrane. From there, we headed to the nearby community of GlenEagles. The quiet hillside community looks over the prairies and the Rockies, which made it the perfect place for our shoot.

Unfortunately, the mountains were a no-show, because smoke from the many forest fires across the region had moved back into the area. From GlenEagles ridge, however, we managed to see a solitary mountain in the distances, unblemished by the heavy smoke.

We started the shoot against a sandy colored rock formation by the ridge and then found a wooden fence against which we photographed the group. We posed them at first, then let them chat so we could take a few candid shots.

Upon the ridge, we sat the family down in the tall grasses before photographing them individually with the mountain in the background.

We had a lovely day out on the prairies with the Hollyer family, and we hope they love their images as much as we enjoyed taking them!

View the Online Gallery

An online gallery of all their images is available for the next 14 days. From the online gallery you are able to favourite images, order prints and share the gallery with your family and friends. The gallery can be accessed via the link below and you can contact them directly for their secure password.


We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to photograph the Hollyer family and we look forward to capturing more of their memories in the future.

Want to share in the experience? Contact us today to book your session or to set up your free wedding consultation with Jeremy!

Images by Calgary Family Photographers JM Photography © 2017

Some of my Favourite Photos from the Hollyer’s Session

The Hollyer Family Session Details

Date | 9.17.17
The Hollyer Family
Family Photo Location | Gleneagles, Cochrane
Photos by Jeremy Martel

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