Gano Family

Jess and Troy Gano have two of the most beautiful little boys we’ve ever laid eyes on!
Combine this with a beautiful fall setting, and this family photo session was spectacular!
Troy operates his family’s one hundred and 10 year old homestead along side his father and mother. Chinook County Farm includes a mixed farming operation of crops and cattle consisting of Red Angus cows bred to Charolais bulls. Unique to most family farms, the Ganos export most of their timothy and alfalfa to Japan and the USA.
The boys kept this photographer moving as they had so much fun running through the leaf-filled trail to see what was around the next corner!
Big brother love…Awwww!
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 Over the summer, the Ganos were awarded the 2014 BMO-Calgary Stampede Farm Family Award of the year. Congratulations Gano family on your contributions to agriculture and on your beautiful little family!

The Mader Family

The Mader Ranches bull sale was one of the first events I (Cassie) attended when coming to Canada to visit my future husband a few years ago.
Jill and Ryley were so inviting and would fast become friends of mine also.
A year and a half later, I knew I wanted their little girl Stella in our wedding as a very special flower girl. Isn’t she beautiful!?
And now, their son Hawkin is as tough as his sister is lady like! That’s a big stick you got there Hawk Man!
We (yes, Ryan helps me!) love taking pictures of this family! We often incorporate looking at cattle as part of the photo shoot. 🙂
And those kids, OMG!
Some photos deserve to be in black and white, don’t you think?
There’s something special about a mother-daughter relationship…
And a father-son relationship…
Thank you Maders for your continued friendship. And for asking us to take your family pictures. It’s become a tradition we enjoy each summer!
Be sure to check out Mader Ranches’ great offering of Simmental females this fall and join them
at their on-the-farm bull sale in Carstairs on February 20, 2015!

The Clark Girls :: Chancee, Carlee and Chloee

The Clark sisters are no strangers to the showring. Chancee, Carlee and Chloee, daughters of Jeremy and Andrea Clark of Romance, Arkansas, have a true passion for the cattle industry and the show cattle business.


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Together, these sisters have accomplished more at young age than most juniors accomplish over their entire junior showing careers.


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The oldest sister Chancee, age 12, is in the sixth grade at Vilonia Middle School. Chancee’s greatest accomplishments in the show cattle industry include raising both national champion and reserve national champion bred-and-owned Mainetainer females.

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Carlee, the middle sister, is nine years old and a fourth grader at Vilonia Elementary. Her greatest accomplishment includes winning back-to-back national champion Charolais Composite female titles in 2013 and 2014.

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Together, Chancee and Carlee have won nine national champion showmanship titles. That is impressive!

The youngest is Cholee. She is seven years old and at a young age has already won third overall heifer at her county fair.

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These beauties have a promising future as young cattlewomen!

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If you would like to book a lifestyle session, contact Rural Route Creations today!

M&R Cattle Company :: The Chambers Family

Today, Mike and his wife Roberta, along with their two children Erin and Leighton, operate a 70-head cowherd
of carefully sourced Simmental genetics East of Hwy 2 between Olds and Innisfail. We have worked with M&R Cattle Co.
on their livestock marketing, but it was fun to capture the family in a more relaxed setting during family pictures!

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There is a very special bond between grandchildren and their grandparents…

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But perhaps an even more special bond between a daughter and her father…

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 Having been in the purebred business for more than 20 years, the family is pleased to offer a small set of select females
selling in the fall at the industry’s most elite Simmental sales. Watch for their consignments sired by some of North America’s
most premier A.I. sires including MR HOC Broker and MR TR Hammer 308A ET.

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The Holcombe Family

We were very excited to travel down the red dirt roads of Oklahoma to visit the Holcombe family. Aaron, Tammie, and their two kids Ashley and Caleb, showed us around their beautiful farm in Jay, Oklahoma. We definitely enjoyed our time with them!

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Caleb’s calf was a big teddy bear, and enjoyed the attention Caleb gave to him on this warm day!

Caleb’s calf was a big teddy bear, and enjoyed the attention Caleb gave to him on this warm day!

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Ashley is very involved in the Jay FFA chapter and enjoys working with her Shorthorn cattle.

Ashley is very involved in the Jay FFA chapter and enjoys working with her Shorthorn cattle. They really make a photogenic pair!

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To book your family session, contact us before the last leaf falls, and receive a complimentary video of your photos!

The Lane Family

Will and Tamara Lane, and their kids Ryan and Lexi, raise an outstanding herd of Shorthorn and Shorthorn Plus cattle on their farm in Jay, Oklahoma. The farm the Lane’s raise their cattle on has been passed down from generation to generation, serving as great place for Ryan and Lexi to grow-up and learn first hand about the beef industry. We truly enjoyed spending the day with the Lane’s and their cattle!

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There is no telling where Ryan’s future in the cattle industry will take him. As a young cattlemen he has already seen great success, including raising the 2014 Grand Champion Bull at the National Junior Shorthorn Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

There is no telling where Ryan’s future in the cattle industry will take him. As a young cattlemen he has already seen great success, including raising the 2014 Grand Champion Bull at the National Junior Shorthorn Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Lexi’s love for her retired show cow Sweet Pea is truly genuine. Even out of the show ring you can see the relationship between these two stands strong.

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Check out more about Lane Cattle on their RRC designed website.

The Gardner Family

Diamond T Cattle Co. is located west of Olds, Alberta. Brody and Justine Gardner continue their family’s tradition of raising Red and Black Angus cattle and are pleased to announce their 1st full sale at the ranch in 2015. Anyone who visits Diamond T knows the star of the operation is Ms. Calynn! Calynn will soon be having her first birthday and is so full of happiness, it is contagious.

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Look closely for the ranch brand on the side of this special home made rocking horse…! So special!

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This girl seriously smiles ALL the time!

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Doesn't this photo remind you of the Holly Dunn song "Daddy's Hands"?! Precious.

Doesn’t this photo remind you of the Holly Dunn song “Daddy’s Hands”?! Precious.

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Thank you Brody and Justine for having me out to your new place to picture your sweet little family. I had a blast!

To book your family session, contact us before the last leaf falls, and receive a complimentary video of your photos!

The Brandl Family

Byron and Gwen Brandl have been long-time family friends with the Dorran’s, as they hired Ryan several years ago to sell their annual Bull Sale. Ryan and Cassie are especially fond of their keen kiddos who are sure to each have a future in agriculture.

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Every family has a class clown, right? Landon, the youngest Brandl child, is always making everyone around him smile. Even when his parents are mad at him for his mischief, it’s hard not to smile at that little grin. At this age, Landon dreams of being a roper!

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Wynton is the serious one of the family and is sure to pay attention to the most important details. Wynton built his own tree house this summer with the help of his dad. This guy can do anything!

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Kailey is a beautiful girl who is a heck of an Irish dancer and growing up WAY too fast! She is a great big sister to her younger brothers.

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Check out more about Brandl Cattle Company on their RRC designed website. They raise both Red and Black Angus and hold an annual bull sale on the farm called “Stoke the Fire”.

The Hamilton Family

Grace and the late Tom Hamilton raised their family of 3 sons and a daughter outside of Innisfail, Alberta. Grace was from the Bradshaw family, one of Canada’s original Angus breeders. And Tom’s family operated Rannoch Farms, the farm name originating from Tom’s father who came from Scotland, homesteading in Bowden in 1892. Grace and Tom continued the farm with their 4 children. In the early days, the family was a part of the Calgary Bull Sale. Back then, the family would chase the bulls to the small town of Innisfail, and load them on the train to Calgary. Today, Grace serves as the matriarch of her family, and is loved by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.


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In more recent days, Gavin’s family operating as Belvin Angus, took bulls to the Calgary Bull Sale for more than 30 years, winning champion Angus bull 13 times. Today, Gavin and his wife Mabel along with their children Colton and Quinn have their own successful bull sale at the farm each March. “Cattle politics” have been very important to Gavin’s family, volunteering and serving in leadership roles both within the Angus breed and Canadian cattle industry as a whole. For the past several years, Colton has been very active in bringing Argentina Angus genetics to North America, most well known for the very popular sire Belvin Tres Marias PATRÓN 205.

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Rob’s family operates an Angus operation known as Hamilton Farms. Since 1981, Rob and his wife Gail have had many accomplishments within the Angus industry, in more recent years winning the prestigious World Angus Forum in 2009 with HF Tiger 5T. Hamilton Farms also has a very successful on-farm bull sale each March and has had recent success at the National Western Stock Show with some of the most talked about pens in the yards. Rob and Gail have three sons they are very proud of and a soon to be daughter-in-law.


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 Wendon Holsteins, Wendy’s family, has a very successful dairy farm founded in 1976. As the only girl growing up, Wendy now has two beautiful daughters, a new daughter-in-law and a granddaughter. Wendy and her husband Don enjoy all three of their grandkids but still take an active role on their own farm with both their son Logan and son-in-law Scott. The farm is a two-time Master Breeder Shield winner, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a Holstein breeder. The farm is well known throughout Canada and exports genetics internationally also.


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Jamie and his family live on the original homestead where Grace and Tom raised their family. Jamie and his wife have a beautiful daughter and three sons that are active within the community. Jamie runs a commercial cow/calf operation outside of Bowden and has a fond interest in horses.


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To say Grace and Tom raised successful children would be an understatement. Today, Grace shines when she is around her family and enjoys attending their events and seeing their many accomplishments. Thank you to the Hamilton family for allowing us to capture your beautiful family. It was very much a privilege!

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Big Gully Farms

Lance and Shari Leachman own Big Gully Farm, home to the 2010 RBC Agribition Supreme Bull! Lance’s parents Buddy and Frances are honored for their son and new daughter-in-law to take over the farm raising both Herefords and Angus cattle. Lance is a K-State grad where he was successful on the livestock judging team and went on to graduate with his Masters from Virginia Tech. Today, Lance is one of the most sought out young judges of his time. His better half, Shari (hehe), is no stranger to the cattle industry either with a successful ultrasounding, Ultra Beef, company and a Western Canadian Sales Rep for


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Lance’s father Buddy purchased this sign and it’s found a perfect spot on the farm with a breathtaking view behind.

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We just love big tanky Hereford cows…


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Shari also is an Independent Senior Sales Director for Mary Kay (our favorite brand of make-up and skin care!).

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Needing individual professional pictures and family photos? Ask us about combining sessions like the Leachman family has done!

Addison Jackson :: Senior 2015 :: Miller High School

Addison’s senior session was so much fun! It is never boring shooting graduating seniors and seeing their personalities come through the pictures. And plus, she is a Hereford girl at heart and we love Herefords!   DSC_6530_bw_blog


Addison is extensively involved in her family’s Hereford operation and her love for Hereford cattle definitely can be seen throughout this entire shoot. She has a passion for not only raising Hereford cattle but also showing them. Over the nine years of Addison’s junior show career, she has claimed several titles including Champion Senior Yearling Heifer at the Tulsa State Fair in 2011, Champion Cow/Calf at the MO Jr Cattleman’s All Breeds Show in 2012 & 2013 and she also had a class winning Bred & Owned Cow/Calf Pair at the Jr National Hereford Expo in 2013.




Addison is also involved in many high school activities including basketball, FBLA, FFA, National Honor Society, A + tutoring, and PALs (peers as leaders). Through her FFA career, Addison has served as FFA Chapter Secretary, Reporter, Vice President and  Area 9 FFA Historian.




In Addison’s free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, watching scary movies, spending time with her sister, horseback riding with her mom & sister, helping on the farm  and being time with her family.




Rural Route Creations would like to wish Addison good luck as she finishes her last year of high school and starts her new journey at Missouri State University next school year!

If you would like to book your senior photo shoot make sure to contact Rural Route Creations today!

A Country Wedding Celebration: Chris and Reba Rapp

There is just that something special about a country wedding that just makes you feel welcome. The Rapp and Hurst wedding was just that way. Chris and Reba, a couple who both have strong roots in southwest Missouri showed their personality through a beautiful wedding, and we were lucky enough to capture the day.

A country church, where Chris’s parents and sister were married, was the location for this July 26, 2014 wedding. Like all weddings many traditions were held, including a picture in front of the church. Many other touches that symbolize the uniqueness of this couple were illustrated throughout the day, and we know you won’t be able to miss them as you look through the pictures.

We hope you enjoy the many rustic scenes from this celebration!

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Reba, who shows Hereford cattle, brings a piece of her love for cattle down the isle with her by embellishing her garter with the National Western Livestock Show pin.


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Cassie and Jocelyn have been friends with the Hurst family for many years, showing cattle and being around them at Hereford events in Missouri. We would like to thank Sherry and Brad for asking us to be apart of Chris and Reba’s special day. We loved every minute of capturing this beautiful event.

Family Lifestyle Session with the Rancier Family

Rancier Farms is home to some of the most impressive and successful Simmental genetics across North America, but the farm nestled in Killam, Alberta, is also home to two very cute kiddos along with their parents, Garth and Ang Rancier. Garth and Ang run an impressive farming operation both in the grain and cattle industries. During their family lifestyle photography session, we used their daily surroundings on the farm to capture their family. The kids were more than excited and even the cows cooperated for this early evening adventure. Don’t you just love the late summer colors?! And those smiles…! We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we enjoyed taking them! rrc1

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Cort Hardy Senior Pictures

It is never boring shooting graduating seniors and seeing their personalities come through the pictures. Cort’s love and passion for the farm can be seen throughout this entire shoot. He has a passion for not only raising Angus cattle but also showing them. He is a tried and true Diamond Wildcat who plays high school basketball and golf.

Rural Route Creations would like to wish Cort good luck as he finishes his last year of high school and starts his new journey at Oklahoma State University next school year!

If you would like to book your senior photo shoot make sure to contact Rural Route Creations today!


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Willow Springs Angus

For those of you who have never been to British Columbia it is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is also home to several very large cattle ranches. One of those ranches, nestled in the Rocky Mountains, is Willow Springs. Over time they have put together a very functional set of cows with exceptional correctness, efficiency, fertility and productivity. Industry leading genetics can be found throughout the cowherd including Net Worth, Legacy, Timeline, Dateline, Traveler 71 and Freightliner. We are sad to see Willow Springs Ranch leave the Angus business, but we look forward to seeing where their genetics will go next. If you would like to follow the sale, Sept. 4, 2014, online you may do so on

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As you look through these pictures I am sure you can understand why RRC enjoyed picturing this herd, look at how beautiful that landscape is! While picturing sale lots, we enjoy taking scenic pictures, throughout the catalog, you will find pictures we took of the ranch. We enjoyed telling the story of this ranch through these pictures and hope you enjoy both the great cattle and scenic views the same way we did!

Please enjoy both the scenic pictures and the sale catalog.


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Click here to view Willow Springs sale catalog!