winsome

This charming family - the very definition of winsome - with their delightfully happy babe, adoring + musical papa, and effortlessly chic charismatic mama, won my IG giveaway and likewise, my heart.

Thanks guys, for entering the contest, for your warm welcome, and for just being your winsome selves. It was a true pleasure photographing you beautiful souls. 

Also, a big thank you to everyone who entered, I hope to get a chance to photograph all of you some day. 

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. 

Christmas Minis 2017

Hey guys! With Christmas just around the corner, and holiday cards now sitting pretty on mantels, I wanna share some of my favourite photos from this years holiday mini sessions!

My aim, always, is to give you FREEDOM. During my mini sessions, you are FREE from artificial props to distract from feeling connection, or constrict movement. No stiff posing, I pinky promise! You are FREE to allow your personalities to shine, your love to flow, and your laughter to bubble over. You are FREE to enjoy these images long past boxing day, and display 'em all year round! You know why? Because it's purely YOU guys + your love.  

So, without further ado, here are some images that showcase your love and joy, in a gorgeous tree farm setting! 

If they speak your language, and you wanna know more for next year, keep reading, my friends. I'll let you in on all the lovely details on what to expect from the process, how YOU have creative control in the card design, and how to hop on my "down-low" list for next year!

Also, I wanna say THANK YOU! To everyone who came out for this years mini's, to everyone who booked with me at any point over the course of the year, and to anyone who even enquired about booking with me. THANKS SO MUCH! It truly means a lot. And, for those of you who ever think of booking with me, I'd LOVE to make some photo magic happen with you!

Merry Christmas, lovies!

K, so what's included, might you ask?

Well, let me tell ya, babes, cause it's quite the process. My mini's aren't your typical wham-bam-thank-you-man, kinda deal. I start off long before our session to make the most of our time together. You'll get a questionnaire so I learn more about you + your peeps. You'll get a bunch of prep tips + tricks specifically designed for mini sessions! And, you'll also get a what-to-wear guide... which I switch up based on the setting I'm shooting in.

On the day of the session, you get 20 minutes of me working to make you FEEL comfortable while you LOOK beautiful, and draw out those natural smiles, love, and laughter. I'm all about genuine and simplicity... I feed off freedom - both mine and yours - to capture lovely moments the best way I can!   

After our session, I carefully curate your gallery to approx 35 images which I fully edit and deliver to all of you within 2 weeks. You select your top  5 images included - which will grace your cards, and which you'll receive the high-res digital files to. Of course, if you want 'em all, they're yours at an affordable gallery upgrade. 

Then comes the FUN part! Included in my Christmas Mini's are 25 gorgeous 5x7 Christmas cards, FOLDED - so they sit pretty on your loved one's mantels! You're sent a private online Xmas Card Collection with loads of design styles to choose from. These can be mixed and matched, and we work together to create a card you love! 

I guarantee shipments by Dec 1st so you've got plenty of time to address & mail 'em out for your near + dear to admire all month long.

Have a peak...

There's sooooo many more card design options to chose from and tinkering is limitless. These are just a few!

Ok, party people, if you're interested in being notified - in advance - for next year's Christmas Sessions, please shoot me an email with "Christmas Mini 2018" in the subject line. I'll be announcing all the deets to past clients + those interested, prior to my general public announcement. Since I only have a limited amount of sessions that I book, in order to ensure a smooth turnaround for galleries, card design, and ordering / shipping... with a promise of a delivery before DEC 1st, sessions book up quickly and I do not open up more space once they're gone.

So if you want in for 2018, lemme know, love, and I'll be sure you're on the secret announcement list.  

Cheers to family and fun and documenting your love from the heart!!!

xo

 

 

Match made in heaven

This is what you get when you combine a gorgeously sweet couple + steaming cups of tea + an adorable fuzzy pup + grilled cheese sandwiches... a match made in heaven! 

Want genuine, natural photos of you & your love in and around your cozy home? Photos you can look back at, later in life, and reflect on your unique lovestory? Gimme a shout! I promise we'll create some lovely goodness, full of your own personalities, be it goofy + humorous or serious + sweet or a bit of both. Whatever it is, it will be YOU, and I will help guide you along the way. We can chat beforehand, and I'll make sure you guys are comfortable and most importantly LOOK comfortable and natural in front of the camera for some honest, genuine, heartfelt photos you'll adore for always!  

 

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.