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!
When I am contacted by a family to capture their precious new bundle on the way, of course I get excited. I learn a little more about who they are and who’s in their family. When I learn that there will be a toddler coming to the photo shoot as well, I’m not going to lie – I cross my fingers and hope that this little muffin is going to be in the mood to ‘play’ with me.
Well… this young man didn’t disappoint! Honestly I think little Rowan now olds the title for the most adorable big brother to visit my studio. Or at least just this week 😉 I couldn’t help but just fall in love with his little personality. He was excited to be a part of the photos and listen to what ideas I had… at the same time some of my ideas just didn’t make sense for him. Even trying to get into position he was killing me with those little smiles!!! Baby Wyatt has for sure been welcomed into a family full of love for one another. We had a really great time for a few hours in the studio that morning.
Oh my goodness… this little lamb was just so fantastic to watch. I would set him down to get started on a new set up and he would fill the room with all of his tiny little expressions. So many smiles, so many silly little faces. I am certain he is going to grow into such an adorable little personality!!
I always feel so lucky to be able to be a part of these precious moments. When parents can sit back and simply watch this beautiful, perfect little human that they created together. One of the best parts of a session is telling parents that their only task is to sit back, relax and enjoy watching their newborn. Then when it’s time, asking them to snuggle in and ingest all the best parts of becoming a new parent. There really is something special about first time parents in the studio!
I have no doubt that this little boy will bring a smile to your day!
Sweet baby Wesley… this little bear is already a few weeks old now! I really need to find a way to ensure that I share all the adorable little humans that come into the studio as well as the amazing families I meet outside!
This little man is clearly very loved by his entire family already. His big sister Aubrey was here not that long ago for her own newborn photos! This time in the studio she was able to simply spend all of her time smothering her new little brother. It was so adorable to watch her with him, so in love, so intrigued and eager to do what ever was asked of her. I can already see the bond they will form, what a great big sister she will be!
I love that I get the opportunity to watch families grow. I trust this will not be the last time I see them!
This precious baby girl… she was just so sweet and content that I could have photographed her all day! I met this family only a week before she arrived when Mom decided she really did want some maternity photos. We met up at her 38th week and had a feeling this little girl was to arrive soon!
Although not everyone feels they want to capture images of their pregnancy, I always encourage it. Not only is it an important time to document, but it also gives me a really great opportunity to get to know the family. This baby girls’ big brother (2) and sister (5) had the chance to run, play and laugh with me during the maternity photos. It enables me to create a small, but valuable relationship with them. When they returned a week or two later for the newborn photos in the studio, they were much more comfortable and ready to interact with me.
I know that one of my strengths is working with children, helping them feel comfortable and knowing their limits. Finding what makes their little personalities come out. I pride my ability to find and capture their true expressions. This is something that I hope all families seek when looking for their photographer. The images that you display proudly on your walls at home, or share online should show people the vibrance of your family.
Baby Girl and her family were such a pleasure to spend the morning with.
In the end, what counts is the love that surrounds us and the memories created over the time we have here in this life. It was very clear to me that this family understood just that.
This story started over 72 years ago! These two getting married, not having any idea where life would lead. I can only imaging all that they have seen and experienced together. They grew their family to include 6 children and from there… well it’s grown.
A few months ago I was contacted by one of the family members. There was going to be a wedding soon (and still many more to come for this family!). This meant everyone would be coming together again and sharing in the new memories being made. It meant that the two who started it all so very long ago, would get to see another grand child get married, visit with their great grand children and family they don’t always see. You see, this family is divided between continents. Many of them flew over from England, including the adorable couple who were the focus of our session.
Yes there were just over 50 people to capture and yes I knew it was going to be a wildly crazy attempt at corralling children and keeping everyone happy… missed nap times and perhaps a few adults that could have used a nap too 😉 but it was going to be worth it. This family has a VERY busy week with wedding events and yet they made the time to meet me for a few hours at the park. It was so important to all of them to have photos done all together, but also knowing this may be one of the last times these two matriarchs will fly the pond to Canada.
I’m so honoured to be invited into families like this. These sessions are some of my favourite. They embody all that is important in life, they celebrate love and also all the chaos that family brings.
I hope you enjoy a little window into our session and consider doing the same with your own family!
As I set up for the session to start, I watched as he helped her look her best, such a gentleman
There are four generations here!
This is it, this was all of them!
All the great grand children together as fast as we could pull this one off before they escaped