Archive for July, 2013

I love getting the chance to meet up with clients again! I was thrilled to hear from A and I that they were expecting their second. I love getting to see the little newborns I photograph grow up into little people. I also love catching up with their parents!

We all spent an (incredibly warm) evening capturing A’s gorgeous baby bump. We hung out at the house for a few photos and then headed down to a beautiful little hidden pond right near their house.  This was a special place as A and I met here when A was working as a lifeguard. J happily threw rocks (and gently shared a few with his soon-to-be sibling) as we captured some photos of their family before the new little one arrives.

A and I – it was so great to see you again! I look forward to catching up a bit more at your newborn session! Enjoy your sneak peek – I’ll be in touch with your gallery soon!


This little beauty’s name means “lovable” and I can tell you from my couple of hours with her,  the name suits her :) . I spent a wonderful morning with her and her parents in their home capturing the story of this sweet girl’s first month. We chatted about travel, how children change our lives and the importance of having photos printed (they had some beautiful albums of their travels – it’s just not the same looking at photos on a computer!). It was peaceful and special, and I hope this lovable little girl will be able to look back at these photos and see how loved she is.

Thank you A and A for having me over for such an enjoyable morning. I enjoyed hearing about your travels and your plans for the future! I will be in touch soon with your gallery!



If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together,put me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever . -A.A. Milne

Robin (Phoenix’s mother)  and I have been planning this shoot for a while. We were originally going to the shoot around little Phoenix’s 4th birthday, but due to a number of circumstances (that I believe were meant to be!) we had to reschedule the shoot. The shoot ended up being a very special one that took place when Phoenix’s “heart family” were visiting Canada for the first time. It was an honour to get to be a part of this morning.

The vibrant 4 year old you see beaming in the photos below is Phoenix. She was born healthy and it is believed that a virus attacked her heart, causing it to dilate. Her heart ended up stopping and she received a Berlin heart (an artificial heart)  to keep her alive and give her strength as she waited for a heart for transplant. That gift came to her from Natalia and her family. Natalia is honoured with the symbol of a butterfly. If you look closely throughout these photos, you will see that butterflies are everywhere.

It is hard to put into words how many beautiful things I witnessed this morning. These two families share a special bond. I hope these photos help capture that bond, honour Natalia and show Phoenix as a vivacious little girl who is here today because of organ donation.

In Ontario, you can find out more about organ donation here:

To find out more about Natalia and her family’s mission to honour her memory and increase awareness about organ donation :

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