As you scroll through the hundreds of images on this site, I hope you'll start to see one thing that stands out... that one thing is the common bond that we all have in expressing the love we have for those closest to us!
It really doesn't matter what it is I am photographing, they all evoke the same feeling inside of me. One of the greatest challenges for me is the necessity to figure out who you are, what makes you tick and then how to pull that from you in an image. I want you to feel something when you look at the images I capture. Of course if I am photographing your newborn, I want the image to instantly make you remember holding that tiny little baby, remember what it felt like to cuddle up in your arms, or that they fit in the palm of your hand.
If I am outside capturing your family - I don't want you to just see everyone looking at the camera, I want you to remember how much fun we had, the laughter and silly things we did... which resulted in everyone genuinely looking happy and right at me! I want the images of your kids to be the faces you remember looking back at you each day - their silly little expressions and reflection of who they really are.
Perhaps it's your wedding day!!! One of the most important days that people have photographed and all I want is for you to forget that I'm even there. I want you to enjoy each other and all the special people you've envied to be around you on the day. I will help direct you to an idea I have, but then just let you be you... laugh, talk and love every moment together. The images should reflect your day - not just the perfect pose.
This isn't just a job for me... this is who I am. I love connecting with people and envisioning what that looks like in a lasting memory through a camera, it truly is an extension of who I am.
One thing you're guaranteed during our session is that you're going to see me laugh and enjoy every minute. I am excited for the opportunity to meet you and your family and hope to chat soon!
This sweat adorable baby girl came to the studio recently to capture her first official images. At 8 weeks old, she proves why there is no wrong time to capture your baby’s images. Some babies of course will grow faster than others, some babies will not curl up as they grow and some love it… but trust that at any age we are able to get beautiful portraits of your tiny humans!
This year has been so different in so many ways… some good and some not as great. I’ve come to just find a way to embrace the changes. One of those changes I have found is that families are a little unsure on what to plan for with regards to their newborn photos. Not knowing what is going to happen in a few months or even a few weeks sometimes leaves us not wanting to commit. Because of this families are often now contacting a few weeks after baby’s arrival and outside of that standard 5-14 day range for newborn photos. I’ve never been the kind of photographer that would turn away a baby because they were ‘outside’ of the ideal age so this in’t new to me…. BUT.. there have been so many older babies coming in the studio. It has actually been really fun playing with some of these little personalities!
I will never guarantee that we will get those sleepy poses as babies grow and don’t enjoy being moved around as much… BUT with some patience we usually manage to get some pretty adorable images. I love the eye contact with the older babies, I love their ability to hold themselves a little better. There are some really great things about older newborn session.
This adorable little man came in at 4 weeks old. We got some great shots of him relaxed but awake as well as some of him all snuggled up sleeping.
Please let this show, that it’s never too late to capture memories of your babies!
Although things are feeling all different than they did a year ago – we still want to capture beautiful school images of our children! Thankfully the style of images captured during the event makes it really easy to clean the studio between clients. The only thing the use are the stools and the chairs, easy for a quick wipe down. I won’t be using any of the fur rugs this year though. I will also be asking families to wait in their vehicle (or not he sidewalk) and I will communicate when the studio is ready for them instead of having families wait near the studio door.
For families who came last year and are telling friends about it this year… there will be an added bonus for you for any family that books because of your referral :). So have your friends mention you when they book!
Currently I am only opening up a few dates, but if they sell out or if you have a specific need just let me know and I will add more date/times. I’m also wondering about parents who might be doing blended learning or home schooling? Would you rather come during school hours? Just send me a message and we will sort everyone out!
I hope to get lots of kids as we did last year, it was so great to meet everyone and find their personalities. With COVID being so strange for the kid’s at school, I hope this will also help with any anxiety that some kids might have in a bigger public setting.
For backdrops, last year most of you wanted the natural barn wood, but know I also have a beautiful navy and grey available to accommodate groups as well.
This year I will be taking a deposit for sessions of $35/child or sibling set. There was some confusion last year with siblings. If you have three children, on the day of the session your minimum deposit would be $105, if you’d like to include a sibling pose it would be $140.
Sweet little Gavin, I am so thankful that you were my send off session. At 10 days old he came into the studio with his adorable family ready for his very first photo shoot. He was a dream to work with, happy and content through the entire session, willing to let us try anything we asked of him. What I didn’t know was that it was going to be my last in the studio – for an undefined time. It took me a lot longer than usual to edit this session, my mind just couldn’t focus 🙁
This is such a ‘strange’ time for everyone. That heavy feeling many of us are feeling – the one that keeps us in bed a little longer in the morning, the one that has us grabbing cookies from the cupboard… when we are not hungry. That feeling of grief… we are all grieving the life that we were all so accustomed to. Getting out and enjoying our beautiful Province, Country… World. There are so many things that I think about through the day. From the new mom’s who are close to delivering and scared of what that might look like going into a hospital. To the new moms hoping to come into the studio and capture this precious time in their lives, the toddlers who don’t understand why they can’t go play in the sand box at the park, the school aged children who all miss their friends, teachers, classmates… to the teens who were all planning their graduation celebrations for grade 12, university etc. There are so many pivotal moments in our lives that will all look very different now.
But life doesn’t just stop. Our families are growing, changing and we will all learn to find ways to adapt to this current reality. For me I’m trying to think of ways that I can help new parents still capture those precious first photos of their families. For those interested, I’m going to create a Facebook group to teach a few tips/tricks to enable you to capture some home images. I’m happy to even offer an editing service for the photos you do capture… as I’m not sure how long this will be going on – we (photographers) may need to find ways to help our families create amazing memories through their images.
For now, I leave you with the ‘outdoor’s inspired session. How fitting for a time when we are asked to stay indoors.
I’m so happy to be back capturing tiny lives and the huge impact they have in the world around them! I had taken a few weeks off in January for a family holiday and then returned to a cold that had me off for another few weeks. Just the nature of working with babies, we take no chances in passing on anything to them!
Thankfully, little Ellinka (Elli) was happy to wait for me to get better. She spent the first 100 days of her little life in the NICU as she decided to arrive into the world a little early at only 26 weeks. She and her family came into the studio last week to capture her official release out of the hospital and finally home with her family. This little lady was a dream to photograph and work with. Such a calm disposition, but this is also true of her loving big brother. I’m so grateful to be able to share these moments with families, capture their love, capture the new bonds that are forming so quickly. I’m exited to see what 2020 will bring and how many new lives I will get to meet.
Thank you to all those who trust in me to capture your families!