Art Birthday Parties

I have begun offering Art Birthday Parties this year and so far it's been nothing but fun.  We started off with a Sleepover Themed birthday where the girls all designed and decorated their own SleepMasks.  Our second project was Watercolour/Yarn Unicorns which have been such a huge hit that we had double classes of them over our Spring Break Art Club.  Unless my Mom Brain is betraying me, I am certain that this was the next one in line and what an awesome and easy and colourful and visually fun project it is.  Mini Wall Tassle Hangings!

I am a million percent mega into providing these Art Birthday Party services so please hit me up with your party theme and I will do my best to create something for you!  These parties are not exclusively for children either, they are fully open to all ages looking to get their art on!

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Holiday 2017 Moments

It's that time of the year where I scramble to catch up to all the December work that got lost in the depths of Christmas and New Year's only to collide with re-settling back into our regular school and work schedule.  Thank you to this year's Holiday Session Crew for allowing me to create some very sweet and very hilarious and very memorable moments of you and your loved ones to look back on as the years go by.  I hope every enjoyed the last weeks of 2017 and that 2018 has already brought about some refreshing energy and excitement!

A few of many favourite moments from this year's Holiday Sessions...

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For what it’s worth... it’s never too late, or in my case too early,
to be whoever you want to be.
There is no time limit. Start whenever you want.
You can change or stay the same.
There are no rules...

We can make the best of the worst of it.
I hope you make the best of it.
I hope you see things that startle you.
I hope you feel things you’ve never felt before.
I hope you meet people who have a different point of view.

I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not,
I hope you have the courage to start over again.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald
 

Good words to keep in mind for 2018


The Boisvert Family

It's times like these that I am so grateful for my flexible schedule as it is very convenient for spontaneous sessions!  I received the text just after Noon when the sun was out and shining.  By the time 330pm rolled around, I was sitting in the car laughing as a total downpour crashed over the van.  I drove out to Diefenbaker to see how dry it was beneath the trees since it was too risky to try our luck at the wide open beach.  The skies cleared and we were treated to breaks of late afternoon sun and cloud.  With my own family of 5, it comes in handy to know what to expect when all 3 kids have their own secret agenda and to know when to let kids run free and when to corral them back.  I just hope that I continue to be able to read children as mine get older!

So thrilled will how these turned out!  Loving the variety and loving the energy!

Enjoy!

MORE EXCLAMATION MARKS !!!!!!!!!

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Welcome Jax!

Oh, this family.  The Oldhams are just one of the absolute nicest families I've met out this way.  They are one of the families that have grown with me, helping to create some of my most favourite images over the years with their boys Hunter and Ryder.  (Plus, it didn't hurt to have that roaring good time last summer jumping/rolling around on their backyard trampoline at an inappropriate time of night... )  There is something in the water out here, but there are a lot of families joining the 3 Kids Club (human and/or dog form) and The Oldhams are the latest to welcome their newest addition: LITTLE JAX! 

A few sneaks from last week's in-home session

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Always always a pleasure to photograph you guys xo


 

The Reid Family

I love this session.

In a world where it feels like darkness is infiltrating and spreading it's way through our safe spaces, we must look for the helpers, for it is they who shine a guiding light on the path towards hope.  They need not be heroes on the news, they are often people in our community that spread love and light on a daily basis through random acts of kindness.  I am always so thankful for all the clients-turned-friends that support me in the variety of creative services I provide, but I gotta say, Megan has been a recent stand-out not just as a truly supportive client but also as someone who goes the extra mile with gratitude and kindness.  Arriving at my home to pick up her daughters' forgotten jean jackets from the session, I was gifted a bouquet, wine and a thoughtfully written thank you.  I do my best to spread kindness in my own way, but the lasting impact of this recent act of giving has me inspired to try to give just a little more. 

Enjoy a few select favourites from their Fall Mini Session!

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