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Tangled Tree Photography - Gillian Penkala

Hackett's Cove, St. Margaret's Bay, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Summer faded fast this year in Nova Scotia, leaving us with days of a cold north wind that carried the cooler temperatures across the water. The evening I met this sweet family was one of those days, but in Nova Scotia I have learned that it is always a beach day, regardless of the weather! As we walked across the...

Growing up out west I don't remember fog being a 'thing' (Was it Mom?). However here in the Maritimes it most definitely is a 'thing', a thing that can completely obliterate the sunshine in mere minutes. The Oxners and I had the most perfect start to our session down on Paddy's Head Rd, the sun was shining perfect...

Rainbow Haven Beach is generally out of my travel radius, it is quite a drive from my home and I often refer to anything across the bridges as 'the other side of the universe' lol. Beach sessions (actually any session) in the harsh light of late morning is also generally out of my radius, as I love photographing i...

After having kids marriage can fall by the wayside; wedding planning replaced with planning birthday parties, bridal showers replaced with bubble baths, and head tables replaced with tiny chairs.  Organizing schedules and and perpetually preparing snacks have a way of taking over, leaving little time for things li...

This ridiculously amazing family wins the vacation game. The Cey family contacted me all the way from Texas to book a session while on an incredible cross-country trip through the states and up here through the maritimes. Mom Misty put it so eloquently - saying that there was no souvenir she could buy in any gift...

The Bay Look-Off has quickly become one of my favourite locations! The tall grasses, trails, beach and stream areas are all amazing for sessions, and it receives some pretty sweet golden-hour light. It is also just a fun place to explore and hang out with your family (and me of course;). The Whittle family showed...

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