new little life

Welcome home, baby boy...

My favourite kind of session, right here. The newborn days. At home. When time slows gorgeously down, and the days and nights flow together with no discernible separation, and your entire focus is soaking in this incredible person you've made!

Here's where I love to come in and capture your babes delicate features, his personality traits, the way he sleeps with arms raised, furrows his brow, or the way he stares up at you while in your arms, for you to remember. 

home, with you

love + connection in and around your home. there is nothing better, m'friends. 

I just want to play. Explore. And, allow YOU guys to do the same! Be your carefree selves and enjoy one another... have fun and love on one another, while I capture it all. Because that's what this is all about, right? LIVING life. LOVING one another. I'll be sure to be on the look-out for pretty light, in and around your home. I'll set the stage for lovely photographs, but I allow - and encourage - REAL moments to happen. So you, and your children, can look back on these images with all dem feels. The heart and soul of HOME. 

 

Twelve days new

Twelve days earth side, and already so full of personality, unique to her. 

It's no wonder, these days are full of quiet observation. Listening to her sounds, marvelling at her kicks and extensions, how she snuggles up like a  ball, or how she gazes - so alert and purposefully - at mommy & daddy, and how her absolute favourite place to be is snug in their arms.

Welcome to the world, little love. 

heart strings

H O M E   ... tuggin' on my heartstrings the whole session through.  

One minute he plays the guitar and sings a lovely croon while mama holds her baby dear... the next she's laughing at his humorous antics... in between there's snuggles + coos + feeds + diaper changes. 

This is home. Welcome, Edie girl!  

If you dig these vibes... if your heart yearns for genuine, loving images of you + your crew at home, I'd love to hear from you. I'm all about photographing families at home, where you and your babes feel the most comfortable, where your personalities shine, and where you all grow.

So, gimme a shout, love, let's talk about your session!

love is all you need

TRUTH: All you need is love, m'friends! 

Your family session might be as smooth as a strawberry milkshake on a warm summer's day. Or,  it may be closer to a rocky road ice-cream, which is just as delicious (maybe even more so). The point is, expect yourselves to run a little late, for juice to spill on someones outfit, for hair not to co-operate and for tears to pour. It's probably gonna happen. Hey, maybe ALL of this will happen at once. ;) But, ya know... that's life, right? It's ALL GOOD. 

The important thing here - and what I want to emphasize is - I roll with it. I make it extremely easy to feed off my mellow vibe and embrace whatever happens. I'm all about honest photography. There's beauty in tears, in quiet moments when children are staring off into space, in getting a kiddo changed out of a soiled shirt, in comforting your baby when he's crying, in laughing with your partner at life. It makes my heart soar when I get to photograph that truth and celebrate all the many facets that make up our day to day home life.

Keep in mind, the chaotic moments don't last long. One minute a child is crying and the next they're laughing uncontrollably. And, I'm constantly on the ready to capture it all. The full, beautiful, genuine story. Who know's... if you're anything like me - that photo of you comforting your tearful baby may be the one you wanna frame. The one that pulls on your heartstrings and you happen to linger on with love filled eyes.

Just remember darlings, "All you need is love, love. Love is all you need."

If you're in the Greater Hamilton Area and you want to talk about getting genuine, heartfelt, family photos taken, drop me a line. I'd love to hear from you.  

New here

The renewed energy and light that fresh new beginnings seem to bring is positively scrumptious. And, so is this little ham with his delicious rolls, his gorgeous pout, and all the adoration being poured on him by mommy, daddy, and big brother. Time and time again, I'm so very honoured to be welcomed in to your homes, into your lives, to document these beautiful days.

Hello, little one! Even though you made your appearance months ago, you're new to my little space here and I'm beyond privileged to have met you! 

Slow, newborn days

Relishing in newborn days... engulfed in the bubble that pulls your family in nice & close. You don't know the day of the week, and time is at a stand-still while you get to know the human being you helped create, that you grew for a better part of a year, and who you dreamt of day and night. 

This is what I love to capture. Natural, honest, newborn photos... full of your baby's personality that's already taking shape. 

If you've got a baby on the way, and you'd like to document those slow, beautiful newborn days in an authentic, and natural approach, I'd be more than honoured to be your gal. Gimme a shout!

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL

When kisses flow freely, without backhanded wipes. Little soft hands reach to grasp yours. Curious questions and funny conversations keep you and your partner endlessly entertained. These are the days! 

HOME

Maybe it's my nostalgic nature, or my crazy obsession with family, but every time I meet families in their homes, I leave with a gigantic smile on my face and the sweetest feelings of home wrap me up like a warm blanket. I know, I know... sounds corny, but it's true.

Spending the afternoon with this family, had me reminiscing to what home feels like as a kid. Remember that?! Remember the fierce love for your mother and father? The loyal friendships and devotion towards your siblings? The magnificent comfort, free of worries and responsibility?

These girls looked up to their father with SUCH admiration and clung to their mother like cubs to a mama bear. And, what I loved most, was catching glimpses of tenderness between mama and papa while I worked, one on one, with the kiddos. It's apparent there is no where in the world they'd rather be, than home, with one another. 

Photographing these sweet, innocent days, what home looks like for you -- is the best job in the world -- and, one I feel honoured to do. If you're in the area, and wanna capture some family hangs in your home, gimme a shout! I'd love to come over!

THIS is what it's all about!

FAMILY is what makes the holidays. THIS is what it's all about! 

Spending the afternoon with this small crew, filled my heart with joy and affirmed my strongest belief; family is all that matters. For just a moment in the midst of December's hype, I forgot all about the shopping stress, the lack of holiday decor in my own home, and the failed attempts at Christmas baking. All those unnecessary pressures, that have a way of growing & sucking the spirit outta the holidays, melted away as I walked into their home, where simply hanging out with their baby boy was the only importance in the world. 

 

MILD WINTER MATERNITY

Here's some maternity goodness taken on a mild winter day. Thank you, mother nature, for this exceptionally mellow December we just had. I can't remember a more forgiving Canadian winter than this, and I have a feeling it's a sign for things to come with this baby. Here's to having a beautiful, balmy, sweet-natured bundle!

And, now, for more photos of this babe with babe... 

If you're in the Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas, Burlington area and you're looking for someone to capture you + your expanding family in-home, drop me a line! I'd love to meet you!  

YOUR HOME, YOUR HAVEN

Last month I sought out this beautiful mother & daughter duo for a personal project. I was looking for a chance to experiment with shooting in a home similar to my first house; a small mid-century bungalow... a home I terribly miss. You see, it doesn't matter how big or current your home is, what matters is it's your home, your haven. Full of love, and pieces of you, full of memories made, and in the making. And, it can be just as beautiful a location to capture your family as any. 

These two welcomed me warmly, and I couldn't be happier...   

WELCOME TO OUR HAPPY CRAZY FUN LOUD HOME

This frame could not be any more true for these guys. And, in my opinion it's the best kinda home to have. Where loud laughter is abundant, silliness is encouraged, craziness lurks, and fun times are always to be had. There's never a dull moment with these beautiful people.  

If you would like family photographs, full of everything that makes up your crew, unapologetically, gimme a shout. I'd love to capture you and your lovelies in an honest and authentic approach. 

EYES THAT SPARKLE

When you hope against all hope, when you wish and pray, when you are finally blessed with a beautiful little baby of your own to love and raise, and when that baby just so happens to be THE most naturally happy person you've ever met, you can feel the overwhelming love & unity miles away. 

Happy first birthday to this girl with eyes that sparkle.