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Featuring photo and video work by Kirsten Stanley for the adventurous and fun-loving

Now Booking for 2016

We are now taking bookings for 2016!

PHOTOGRAPHY (portrait + wedding)

I strongly believe a photo to be a true representation of you. I provide guidance when necessary but for the most part, I just let you be you!

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WEDDING DOCUMENTARY (video)

A wedding documentary (video) is a precious keepsake of your wedding day. It is a great way for you to look back on your day, as well as share it with loved ones who may not be able to attend.. or who were there but want to relive it!

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I'm excited to chat with you and capture some awesome moments for you!

2016: Let's Adventure.

As we move into the final weeks of 2015, we begin reflecting on the past year and planning for the new one. 2015, for me, was a journey in every sense of the word. It brought new experiences,  friends and accomplishments. As well as, new challenges and a refreshed perspective.

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2016 will be filled with adventure, laughter, new things to learn and positive changes. At least, one can hope! It's been many years since I've had much of a New Year's resolution so I decided to make an effort this year. I sat down and wrote out my resolutions. By doing this, I hope next year will live up to the expectations [realistically] that a new year always brings.

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181º is also evolving in 2016. Here are a few updates in progress.

• The website has an updated look! Go check it out.

Wedding photography is now being offered, in addition to the existing services that have been offered since 181 opened.

• I (Kirsten) am moving into the world of YouTube (currently under development) to share my outdoor adventures and fitness.

These 3 things are seemingly small, but in reality, they are broad leaps forward.

Additionally, my travel blog, which was originally intended to highlight NB specifically, is going to feature adventures without border limits. It will be directly related to the YouTube channel (currently under development).

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It's time to turn things up an extra degree.

How will you adventure in the new year? Will you make that big career move you've been dwelling? Will you check another thing off your bucket list? No matter what it is: embrace it and commit to it. And remember to have fun while doing it!

2016: Let's Adventure.

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181, meet YEG. YEG, meet 181.

Two months ago, we drove five thousand kilometres to Edmonton, Alberta. Since then, we have been settling into, and doing our best to familiarize ourselves with, the new city. I am by no means a "city person". I am much more comfortable outside, surrounded by fresh air, trees and water ... and some birds and squirrels ... and the occasional deer. That being said, first impressions are good and I am enjoying Edmonton. We moved as close to the ravine as we could so we have easy access to the fantastic River Valley trails! I am proud to say I have yet to run into a coyote or bear, nor have I seen any. Apparently they are everywhere but I am oblivious.

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As far as 181º is concerned, it has been driving over some speed bumps.

A [new] full time job + city traffic + moving + [attempting to] be healthy + [attempting to] have a life = The disappearance of time.

In other words, I am now doing what everyone else has been doing. It's just taking me a bit to catch up with the rest of these city people.

Thank you so much to my final two couples of 2014 for their incredible patience! 

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Moving forward, I predict a higher productivity level as I get into the swing of things.

Is 181º still available for hire? Of course! My availability may be limited but I don't want to shut things down completely. Message me if you want photos, film, etc, in Edmonton [and surrounding areas].  Oh, and, I am always looking for an excuse to visit NB. ;)

2014 was incredible. It was full of adventure, awesome people, small moments and a big move.

Thank you to all of my clients. You helped make 2014 one of the best years yet!

I welcome 2015 with open arms and an open mind! Happy New Year :)

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