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...

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!





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!


come as you are | mother's day mini sessions 2017

recognizing + honouring
the everyday beauty of motherhood

no need for make up, dressing up
or cleaning up the house

just you, as you are
with the ones who call you Mom

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This Mother's Day, my heart would like to honour + celebrate the truth of where you are at, right now, in your life as a Mother:

YOU, in your home, going through a few of your everyday routines with your little ones.

Nothing posed and nothing to hide, just the real moments: from the overwhelming mess + impressive tantrums to the intimate snuggles + whispered I Love Yous.  Let's document your Motherhood in all of its chaos and beautiful imperfections for you and your kids (and their kids...) to hold close, relive, and share for many years to come.

We are beautiful and we deserve to be remembered!


$250 |  30 Minute In-Home Session*

  • 30 Day Private Online Gallery
  • 15 Final Digital Files Chosen from Gallery
    For Self-Printing up to 5x7 Photos

*Session must be booked by Mother's Day for promo rate

come as you are 2016

come as you are | charlene + emma

finally.  getting caught up with a few drafts that have been waiting eagerly to be shared!  with all the mom-friends from past and present booking these Come As You Are Sessions, it was a lovely surprise to have a family member call me in to capture her early motherhood days.  i come from a big family, with six aunts/uncles on each side of my family.  Char was one of the first of our generation and therefor was always looked up to, always harassed, and one whose lap was often occupied by a wiggly younger cousin with a bony-butt.  She was always generous and kind to us and I feel like all that patience must have paid off now that she is a Mother.  Capturing someone after a life-time of family get-togethers, through so many joyful births and heartbreaking losses took the meaning of this session to a new level for me.  We can choose our friends, but we can't choose family, so I'm so grateful to have had such a caring, thoughtful and supportive cousin in my life and so happy to have been able to give back with these photos.

Congratulations on having the sweetest little girl!
You guys are doing a great job