Category Archives: babies & kids

newborn session | sharalin & her boys

back in the long hot days of late summer, i captured my dear niece sharalin in full bloom, along with her little. Awaiting their new addition. And now…he arrived. And it’s hard to imagine the world without him. This is what a newborn session can look like… sweet, simple, honest moments, at home, a slice of life with a new little in your lives. The love, connection, diaper changes, kisses & snuggles. The way mamas whisper in their baby’s ear to help them settle, theView full post »

documentary at home newborn family session

documentary newborn family session | jody, nick & nora

documentary newborn family session on hornby island over the years, jody has done an amazing job taking care of so many of our hornby kids at preschool. And nick does a fabulous job as a master groundsman taking care of our trees & yards. And now, they get to channel all that love into caring for their own dear babe. Little nora’s arrival into the world was as sweet as she is. And she’s being held in such grateful tenderness for all she is bringing into this little family & intoView full post »

vancouver island beach side lifestyle family session

vancouver island beach side lifestyle family session

vancouver island beach side lifestyle family session bobby & i met online. We’re both part of a blog – our littles collected – a group of working photographers who once a week post a photo of our littles. So we’ve seen more of each others’ kids than each other. The roots of an online friendship. Bobby was coming to victoria for a wedding & emailed to see if there was a chance i’d be down that end of the island the weekend they were there. And, as it sometimesView full post »

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hornby island lifestyle photographer | tess & casper

hornby island lifestyle photographer. he’s a bit of a rascal, our fur friend casper. From sweet to swatty without a lot of warning. And he & tess are good buddies. At times, still a little hesitant but they both seem ok with that. And definitely ok with spending time together in the warm summer sunshine. life is good. For all of us. view full post hereView full post »

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vancouver island lifestyle family photographer | sila mei

vancouver island lifestyle family photographer almost 2 months ago, emi & i wandered around helliwell park, here on hornby island, she in full bloom awaiting the arrival of sila mei (you can see that session here). Her sweet little made quite an entry. And has been out here in the world for just over a month now. Yesterday, tess & i brought emi some supper – which is what families do here on hornby, for weeks, to make things a little gentler, a little easier when settlingView full post »

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1 enormous herring spawn 2 new friends 100s of seagulls & a beach to explore = a whole lot of happy.   view full post hereView full post »

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hornby island lifestyle family celebration

an early evening on hornby island, a sweet lifestyle family celebration session. i call my family/couple/newborn/solo sessions – really anything other than weddings – Celebration Sessions. Because that’s what they are to me. An opportunity to celebrate this time in your life. To document the beauty of your every day, the fleeting, telling moments that make up so much of our lives & relationships. These are lifestyle sessions in that way… they’re lessView full post »

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Spring break. Dear friends. Beach walks & dips in the water. view full post hereView full post »

victoria newborn photographer | len valentine

heading to victoria + spending time with baby lenny & his happy mama & papa + snapping a few newborn photos = a whole lot of happy for this photographer/grandma. How’d i get so lucky? wee lenny is as sweet as they come… all cooing & gurgling, sweet lip pursing, open eyed wonder & still sleepy, sleepy newborn loveliness. Such a whole lot of yum. And fun. His parents are settling happily into their newfound roles & routine, hearts full & much delight &View full post »

victoria birth photographer | brand new

it’s an incredible gift to get to be a part of watching someone grow up. To have been given the opportunity to love & care for little people who weren’t born of my body but were certainly born in my heart & mind. Whose lives have helped shape mine & whose love has shone light in my darkest corners & made my bright spots a little brighter. And then to get to see them all grown up, in love with someone amazing, married & one day, one very special day, toView full post »

tess…

The other day tess & i took a walk around helliwell. And she was happy to have me bring my camera (which doesn’t happen a lot these days). She likes us to have our time to ourselves & not have me behind the lens. I get it. So i’m grateful to capture some of these moments when all is well in our world & she’s shining, as she does… view full post hereView full post »

lifestyle family beach session

jesse, kevin & ella came to visit hornby, bunked in next door & it was great having fantastic neighbours for a few days. Jesse is a dynamo, so full of energy & fun, a wonderful mom & a talented photographer amongst other things (check our her work here & her fabulous session with us here). It was great spending time with her & her little tribe, in the late morning sunshine. & we hope their spring visit might become an annual event… view full post hereView full post »

vancouver island newborn photographer | nycky-jay & boys

my last post featured nycky-jay on her due date. And baby arrived, 12 short hours later. And 1 week after that, we got together again & captured these. The sweet joys of transitions. Powerful & true. Gifts all. view full post hereView full post »

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it was about a year & a half ago when i received the sweetest message from nycky-jay. The beginning of a now cherished friendship… two photographers with same aged littles finding our way through the dance of our days. We were pen-pals for much of it (in the modern cyber-space way). And when we finally met in person, it was like getting together with a dear friend i hadn’t seen in a long time. Truth be told, i’m sure that’s actually how it is. nycky-jay is theView full post »

vancouver island newborn photographer

it’s always a gift to be asked to photograph new babes. Those first few days or weeks with a new being in the world, family changes, deep love. And perhaps more so when it’s friends who invite me in to capture a little of their story, their new lives unfolding. many thanks amanda & rob, nana & your littles, for sharing your afternoon with me. For these moments… View full post »View full post »

a year ending & a whole new look

& tess rocking out. here’s to another year… & new learning, new growth, adventure, wonder, delight, self-discovery, celebration, connection & compassion. thank you, for sharing this amazing ride with me. Each & every one of you. I am incredibly grateful for it all.  xoxoView full post »

happy birthday, tess

4 years old. A new kayak. A sunfilled day, good friends, family, chocolate cake & a very happy girl. Tess, my love for you grows right along side you, a little bigger every day.  xoxoView full post »

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one of the strongest human connections i’ve witnessed is that of a couple newly parenting twins. Take two people, with their hearts wide open, push them to their limits of sleep deprivation & demand, & you have a knowing, an understanding, a pure, raw connection that is a blessing to witness. Thus are emmy & aaron. Forever changed by the wonders that are their beautiful daughters, finley & hazel. Dear friends, honest & brave & full of fun & so much caring. ItView full post »

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toothbrushing… june 2012View full post »

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