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.  

golden

During golden hour, sometime in Autumn, I hung out on a golden sand beach with these beauties... 

If you're looking for a lifestyle family session that truly captures your families essence, where you don't have to worry and stress about whether the children will sit still, or "do as the photographer says", and be all smiles and all looking at the camera...

If you're looking to capture more than those super-posed traditional family portraits, and you wanna feel something when you look back on this time of your lives... 

I'm your girl. Gimme a shout - I'd love to to hear from you and plan a session that encompasses your crew, your energy, your unique family.

xo  

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 

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!

Happy Mother's Day

Her warm hugs, her encouraging smile, her knowing glances... her quiet comfort. That generous comfort you seek even into adulthood, forever strong and engulfing. There's nothing quite like a mother's love. And, to have felt that love from a mom and as a mom... I can't even properly articulate what that means to me. But, what I can say, is thank you. To my mother for everything she has done for our family as we grew up, and all that she still does for my sisters and I, and our children. 

And, thank you to all the mothers who came out for my Mother's Day Mini Sessions. It warmed my heart to see you with your families, to capture the tenderness, the laughs, and the play with your favourite people. Happy Mother's Day! 

 

 

Happy 1st

Happy first birthday, little dude. Girls'll be carving their initials right next to yours in no time! 

This is how I cake-smash. Minimalistic and Stylized with your input on the cake design and flavours created & baked by MarissKiss Creative Cakes. I like to focus on your babe first and capture the baby chub that's still lingering... his thigh rolls, her dimpled hand, his chubby cheeks, her puffy feet. And, then move to the fun part - where your little one can have a go at their very own 6" round custom cake, using all natural ingredients and baked with care.

If this tickles your fancy, gimme a shout. Let them eat cake. And, while you're at it, let me photograph the whole thing going down.   

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! 

Babycakes

Delicate & delicious birthday cake + florals + baby turning one = perfect recipe for my kinda smash session.

Collaboration with the beautiful & ridiculously talented Marisa Blackburn of Marisskiss Creative Cakes, for the exquisite cake. 

My Babycakes Sessions include a 6" round naked cake, created by MarissKiss, using all natural ingredients, with your input on flavours and colours. 

If simple & delicate cake sessions is what you have your heart set on, drop me a line. We'll plan your babe's first taste of cake to make yours a beautiful, unique, and sweet lil' experience for your wee one.