It's not everyday I get to photograph Medicine Hat Stampede Royalty! I knew Brittney and her mom back in the day through dance- it seems like a whole lifetime ago! I remembered how warm and kind their personalities were.. and when I pulled up to their property a few weeks ago I knew right away that didn't change!
Last year when I realized Brittney was the 2016 Rodeo Queen I couldn't believe it and I was SO proud of her. I remember watching the rodeo on a hot afternoon and bragging to the people around me- saying "I know her!". Hahaha......... seriously.
Also- that dress she is wearing is seriously INCREDIBLE. When she walked out of her house I almost fell over... those cut outs are the most unique thing I have ever seen on Stampede Royalty! This girl has incredible taste!
The thing about Brittney is that she is a beautiful person on the inside AND the outside. She has a fire about her but a peacefulness at the same time. It's hard not to be drawn to her... and that smile of hers? It's worth a thousand words. A true heart of gold.
I photographed these images for Brittney's application to become Miss Rodeo Canada 2018. I wish her all the luck in the world and I KNOW she will do amazing things. In a world that can be a sad place... she is the kind of person who is a light <3
I will ALWAYS be a fan of this young woman. Keep scrolling to see a few more of my favourites!