About Grande Prairie’s Maternity & Family Photographer
Hey, I’m Deirdre Puff of DPuff Photography.
I’m a second-generation photographer. I can’t remember a time when photography
wasn’t a part of my life. As the story goes, my parents met when my Dad was
shooting a wedding. My mom was a guest at that wedding, so the rest is
(well documented in film) history!
My Photography Heritage
I spent most of my childhood in front of the camera; my teens involved many
disposable and portable cameras. I developed a fascination with creating photo
composites. I made Nexopia Cover Photos for my friends (little did I know I would
continue to use these skills to this day). As I matured into adulthood, my cameras evolved as
well. When my daughter was born, I became serious about learning professional photography.
It wasn’t until my son was born (2 years later) that I turned my passion into my career!
As you know by now, I am a mother of two young children- a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old. They’re fondly referred to as my “wildlings” because to me; they are that. They were born with the karma from their father and I’s childhoods full of adventure (a few broken bones) and all the grey hairs our mothers coloured over. Watching them explore and discover is where I find real magic and where I draw my inspiration.
I love to watch my son run across our yard and bellow war cries as the sun streams behind him. It’s like he is William Wallace himself! I’m amazed by his confidence, adventurous spirit, imagination and freedom. These are the traits that I strive to show in every child who crosses my camera lens.
I watch my daughter dancing barefoot in the grass. I see her dress flowing, and her imagination come alive she dances with magical fairies. That’s when I imagine the beautiful mothers-to-be in my Maternity shoots. Similarly, I channel this creative energy in these sessions. The result? A mother that dances with the prospect of a new beginning- inside her womb!
Every 'Fresh 48' photo session (in-home or newborn hospital) brings me back to the beginning, the first precious moments I had with my babies. I love to capture the magical moments when your life is forever changed. I preserve the beauty in first cuddles, the moments of awe in life, and the resilience in all mothers and fathers.
My Style and Specialty
In short, I specialize in Maternity, Children, Family Fine Art, and Emotive Portraits. I focus on young and growing families because that’s where I'm at too. I understand the frustrations behind working with young children. Whether it's getting your two-year-old to pose instead of chasing butterflies, or if it's your rebellious kid that only wants to make silly faces rather than a smile- I can work with that. Our fun and adaptable sessions will form loving memories that you’ll cherish forever.
Thanks for taking the time to get to know me a little more. Please contact me for inquiries-I can’t wait to work with you.