Category Archives: newborns

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 lifestyle family photographer

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 »

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 »

vancouver island photographer | from bump to baby sessions

here’s a peak at a ‘bump to baby session’. Three different sessions – maternity, birth story/fresh 48 & a newborn session. This is hayden’s journey into the world… 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 »

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 »

vancouver island birth story

there is so much deep love, commitment & joy in this little family. And it was an honour to be invited in to capture the arrival of baby linden. Alex & travis, you sure know how to make beautiful babies. And harley & linden, you sure know how to pick some amazing parents to guide you along your journey. So much love to you all. xoxo View full post »View full post »

baby hayden

week 2 with baby hayden, his beautiful mama sharalin, & a little tess, too. So hoping we get to see you again at christmas. view full post hereView full post »

lives lived & lost – a day of thanks & remembrance

some days are big. Yesterday we gathered with friends & community to say goodbye to & celebrate the life of an amazing & dear friend & community member. Lots of tears, shared grief, the celebrating of an incredible life lived & lost, beautiful stories, pictures & food shared. The loss of arnie will change the weave of our community fabric forever. Some people are like that. And then a  gathering with my family in the late afternoon, my niece is here with her brandView full post »

brand new

on wednesday september 26th, at 8:45am, after 36 hours of labour, my niece sharalin, with her man josh holding her, her mom, her sister & i & her amazing midwives supporting her, gave birth, at home, to baby hayden myles. Such wonder. Sharalin, your steadfast determination, your strength & grace, your trust, faith & willingness were inspiring to witness. You, my little bean, are amazing. And i thank you for sharing your journey with me. To you & josh & wee hayden,View full post »

home birth, new life, day 2

the day after the first day. More love, more wonder…View full post »

home birth, new life, day 1

my niece chelsea was born in my childhood bedroom the year i graduated high school. Watching my sister go through labour, in our home, supported by her husband, her family & 2 amazing midwives, was a life changing experience for me. This was years before ‘legalized’ midwifery, when pregnant women were considered radical for doing what is absolutely normal in most of the world, & when the women who were supporting them were deemed ‘not skilled enough’ to helpView full post »