Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

This family was the perfect start to the warm weather photography season! They were so relaxed and easy to work with (even when we were dealing with a fence that gave way and a dog that was determined to let me know he shouldn’t be left out). They were naturals at posing – hugs, snuggles and laughs came naturally :)

Thank you C, D, A and L for having me out to photograph your family. I’m excited for you to see what we captured (I’ll be in touch soon!).


I love the kinds of sessions that start with the instructions to just capture the kids as they play! These two happily took me through imaginary stories involving lizards that ate EVERYTHING and creative compositions at the piano. It was so much fun! I get so much joy learning about people and capturing their personalities – following kids playing is such a perfect way to do this! Thank you to their parents for having me over to capture your fun and imaginative family! Your full gallery will be ready soon!

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I say it over and over again…and I’ll continue! I LOVE having families that I get to follow and see their children grow up. I met A and I 2 years ago when their first son was born. I still refer to that session as the “pink exercise ball session” as little J loved to be bounced to be put to sleep. Fast forward to this fall – he is now an active big brother who STILL loves to bounce and jump.  So we had him do his thing for the family photo with him and his new baby brother.


Sweet little J was so content to just hang out and observe what was going on. He was happiest when snuggled and rocked (and fed!). I loved capturing him with his family – you can see that all of them adore him!


Thank you A and I – I was so happy to be able to capture this time for you. I really enjoy our times together – the hours fly by! I’ll be in touch with your gallery soon!

This shoot has been in the works for a long time! I was contacted back in March by Suzanne as her parents’ 50th wedding anniversary is this year and all the kids (all 4 of them!) wanted to do something special to mark the occasion. They decided on a portrait of the whole family with mini sessions of each individual family.

This session was a BLAST. This family was so full of life and fun. During one of the large group photos we were taking, I asked everyone to chat amongst themselves and tell some jokes. They got so into it that I actually had to put my camera down and walk over to them to get their attention again. They are obviously a family that has fun together and who is well connected. Family dinners must be quite the event!

To the B family – thank you so much for choosing me to be your family photographer. I enjoyed getting to spend time with all of you! I hope you enjoy your post – I’ll be in touch soon with your galleries!

Kids make their own schedules! We changed the time for this shoot a number of times because K kept moving his nap time around. On the day of the shoot, he decided to sleep in. I was happy he did because it meant I was there for bathtime! I love capturing the beauty of everyday events. The focus of this shoot was on capturing K and his family as they are now. His bathtime, lunchtime, snuggle time and playtime.

When K first woke up he was pensive and calm. His Dad said “maybe we should get the photos done now, before he wakes up!” His Dad was right! Once K woke up he was on the MOVE. He does nothing slowly! This session was full of fun, giggly chaos! Perfect!   I felt like I’d had a good workout by the end.

Thank you to K’s parents for having me over (and for sending me home with an awesome curry!) He is such a loving, playful, and sweet little man. I can see why you are so completely smitten by him! Enjoy your sneak peek! I’ll be in touch with your gallery soon.



When I first decided I was going to pursue a career in photography, I never imagined all of the benefits that would come from it. There was the obvious – getting to grow as an artist and learning how to be a business owner. I didn’t expect that I would meet some of my best friends as we all learned and grew together.

I am so lucky to be a part of a small group of photographers who initially met because we wanted to challenge and help each other as we developed our businesses and craft. That part of our friendship is still there, but it is now overshadowed by deep friendships that have formed. I adore these girls but we are spread all over the USA and Canada. We make a point of getting together once or twice a year for girls’ weekends – I leave these weekends energized and refreshed. These girls bring out the best in me.

This shoot was done at the end of our trip to Vancouver, Washington.  There were 6 of us shooting at the same time :) This is Amber Anderson (an amazing photographer) and her beautiful family. Amber is an inspiration to me – she has an eye for beauty and is one of the kindest, smartest and gentlest people I know. She loves her family fiercely. I loved having the opportunity to capture them hanging out and being themselves.

Amber – thank you for all that you do for me and our little group. Your strength, dedication to your friends, your humour and your ability to love so wholeheartedly is such a blessing to us all. We love you! <3


I’ve been photographing this family steadily for the past 3 years – it started when Dana was pregnant with K. It has been so great to watch this family grow to what they are now and get the chance to do a fall mini session with them!

K is an inquisitive boy who enjoys exploring the woods and collecting pinecones and logs. He was also very excited to feed the birds – it was hard to tear him away! However, he was happy to sit and snuggle with his little brother for a few minutes.

T is a calm and smiley boy who was happy to just be with people. He enjoys giggling at the funny faces his mother makes and exploring the world around him (including the odd nibble on a leaf).  You can tell he adores his older brother – the majority of captures of the two of them together involves T looking up at K!

Dana and Mike – thank you again for giving me the opportunity to capture your sweet family. I always enjoy how calm and peaceful our sessions are – and I always leave wishing we’d have more time to chat! I hope you enjoy your sneak peek – I’ll be in touch very soon with your gallery!


Joanne and I have been trying to schedule this session for a while now. Each time we had a date and time set, it would be rainy and cold. Luckily the third time was a charm and we had a beautiful sunny (and warm!) October Sunday afternoon!

Ryan and Sadie were so full of joy and energy throughout this shoot. They were EXCITED to feed the birds on the trail and loved dashing through the woods (and singing at the top of their lungs). It was fun to follow them around and just capture the joyfulness of childhood. I also loved watching them interact with their parents – they were happy to pull them along in their adventures.

Joanne and Chris – thank you so much for having me out to capture your beautiful family. It was such a pleasure to spend time with you all! Enjoy your sneak peek – your gallery will be following shortly!

I’ve said it many times on my blog, but I’ll keep repeating it – I love having clients that become regulars! I first met Tara, Darren, Keegan and Finn last year for this shoot. This time, they requested a (fully clothed) session that captured them wandering through their neighborhood. Tara’s parents also joined us. It was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon – we got to wander and chat, stop and take photos, play around on scooters and have crawling races. This family is so much fun to be with – I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to hang out with them and capture their connection.

Darren and Tara – thank you so much for having me back to capture your family. I enjoy chatting travel and running with you (I finally got a “runner’s wave” this weekend!). Keegan and Finn are such sweet, fun loving and adventurous boys. I was especially touched by what a sweet big brother Keegan is – I can tell that Finn adores him too! They have a special bond and I hope I get to continue following them as they grow up! Enjoy your sneak peek! I’ll be in touch very soon with your gallery!



I knew when Janet and I finally met we were going to get along. She contacted me back in August to book a fall family session because it is her favourite time of year. I had so much fun planning out the details with her of where we would go and what they would wear (she did an awesome job dressing her family!). We booked the session for the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend – not knowing that this was going to be a REALLY warm fall and the leaves would not have turned in all of my favourite spots. We didn’t want green!

The night before our shoot I went on a little reconnaissance mission to find us some fall colours and I stumbled upon this place. The lighting was so gorgeous and the colours were perfect! I was so excited to find this perfect spot for their family session. We had so much fun during this session – tickling, giggling, throwing leaves, pushing jogging strollers through makeshift trails and attempting to feed birds. Lauren was adorable and didn’t need any direction for posing for the camera and sweet little Ethan was content to sit in a pile of leaves and explore!

Thank you Janet and Marc for having me out to capture your family at this beautiful time of year! I’m thrilled with what we have created! Enjoy your sneak peek – I’ll be in touch with your gallery soon!

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