Imprinted

These beautiful lines.... the creases and folds of skin that make up your babies fingerprints and footprints. So intricate and delicate and marvellous knowing this... this art... was created from swishing around in your womb! Imprinted forever on your child's hands, their feet, and in our hearts.    

If you crave natural and simple newborn photos that'll stand the test of time, be it in my home studio or within your own home, gimme a shout. I'd love to meet you and your crew. xo 

maternity love

Those swirling emotions that draw you two close, as the anticipation builds of meeting your baby, is something so crazy and wild. When your due date is just around the corner, and it feels both SO FAR AWAY, and yet overwhelmingly close, and you're beyond ready for your family to become three yet you're savouring the time together as a couple... it's such a beautiful, sweet, spot to be. 

FREEDOM | personal

Oh, you know, just soaking up that delicious, warm, summer sun on our skin. Feeling the wind in our hair. Waking with the sun and crashing with the moon. Paying zero attention to rules and routine, while we act on impulse and follow our hearts.

There are no rules... such a liberating notion. Just freedom. Which for me, means exploring harsh light, odd angles, and deliberate blur. It also means sharing my personal work, because hello! I'm the boss and what I say goes 'round here. ;) Also, this totally qualifies - Family Photography is my jam and this - right here - is my little famjam. Taken at The Pinery Provincial Park last week. 

Freedom pretty much fuels my drive to capture our moments. And, yours too, if you let me.

This is childhood, unplugged. 

Delicate Seed

Walking into this families home last month, I found their kitchen table covered in small potted plants & egg cartons filled with freshly sprouting seeds, just waiting to be planted into their garden. It put a smile on my face. 

While going through their images, I couldn't help but think of little seeds, so tiny and humble. One seed can grow into an entire forest. Just as one seed, implanted, can grow a human being! From there, a family, a country, a world of people. 

Maaaaaybe I've got campfire discussions on my mind, but it seriously blows me away. Creation. Where we are in this entire universe, how we've come to exist, how we've evolved, how we're capable of re-creating, and growing a whole 'nother person within us! It's incredible and it never gets old. Each and every time I meet another newborn, I'm filled with a sense of amazement at life's greatest miracle.

Someone, pass me a s'more! 

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!

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.