Author Archives: M&J Petays

‘D’ Maternity

This was a maternity shoot taken back in NorCal not far from where I use to live. We got up early so we could catch some of that pretty morning light + it was worth the two cups of coffee to capture this scene. She is one of those lucky women who make pregnancy look not only easy but totally beautiful! …that was sooo not me btw.

So, I already know how aaaaaabsolutely gorgeous their baby turned out to be. Not that I doubted it with these two + their dazzling smiles but you will have to wait + see for yourself! Stay tuned…




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‘S’ Maternity

I’ve had a lot going on this last year but unfortunately the blog was not one of them. I definitely have some catching up to do now that the boys are all in school full-time. 

This was a family that we got to know shortly after we moved to the desert. Greg had grown up in Indian Wells + therefore we were able to get the inside scoop on desert living! The boys soon found common ground + their little girl (+ her mom) + I became fast friends. What was once a quiet cul-de-sac inhabited by snowbirds had become a rather noisy, action packed street! We were so excited to find out they would be adding another to their beautiful family. We no longer live a few houses down from them but hope to stay connected. I gotta get my baby cuddles + girl time in somehow! 





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Bray

Meet Braydon. You seen him here first. Next time you see him, I’m thinking he’ll be walking in New York Fashion Week.

I have never worked with a professional model before, but I’ve watched enough ‘America’s Next Top Model’ to know what it’s supposed to be like. Let me tell you this guy would knock Tyra Banks socks off, he KNOWS how to work the camera. At one point I was like, “you are giving me so much variety and so quickly I can’t keep up!” It was an amazing experience.

Good luck with your move to British Columbia Bray! Can’t wait to see where your modelling passion takes you. You are going places!!

Check out Bray’s instagram here – @beingbrayj

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Eddy

Have you ever had someone on your instagram that you just secretly admire from afar? Of course you do. We all have people on our social media that we admire, whether it be for their clothing, their lifestyle, or maybe they just always have the best memes. For me, that person is Eddy. I have been following Eddy for a year or so now, admiring his personal style and how everything he wears just makes him look effortlessly cool. Every time he would post a new photo I found myself thinking ‘I’d love to photograph him’. So I finally worked up the courage to slide into the DM’s and ask him if he’d want to meet up for a photoshoot. The results were nothing less then unreal!

Shout out to Eddy for being so unbelievably photogenic and for taking time out of a busy summer schedule to meet up with me!

Check out Eddy’s instagram here- @edawrdoalvaro

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Donut styled shoot

Everyone who knows me knows I love a good donut, shopping local and photography; combine all three and it’s a dream collaboration!

This partnership all got started when I posted an image on my instagram of me with a donut from The Everyday Kitchen. Katie, (the owner and baker at The Everyday Kitchen), contacted me to see if I’d be interested in doing some photos for her Instagram. I’d be crazy to say ‘no’ right?!

The Everyday Kitchen is a small local business in Regina which specializes in sourdough donuts with all the flavours and toppings being homemade as well. These donuts are to DIE for. Seriously, when Katie does a popup sometimes you have to elbow people out of the way just to get in line. Worth it every time.

This latest session I had so much fun with, I thought I’d share the end results with you all!

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