Category Archives: babies & kids


toothbrushing… june 2012View full post »


a little walk before dinner… view full post hereView full post »

this just happened…

she’s 3 1/2. Today she wanted to ride her pedal bike. And so she did.View full post »


snowwoman in the world-of-tess, perhaps the best thing about snow is eating it. Here she is busy ‘making ears’.View full post »

vancouver island newborn photographer

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 »

vancouver island newborn photographer

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 brand newView full post »

vancouver island home birth newborn photography

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, iView full post »

family & friends

i’ve been posting a lot of personal photos the last few weeks. I’m quickly closing in on my wedding season & soon will have very little time to focus on my own personal shooting. Although far from treeplanting, photography, at least in my world, still has some of the ebbs & flows of seasonal work that i know so well. in keeping with that, here’s a little wander through a day last week, spent with family down at our dear friends’ andrea & david & the homeView full post »


it all goes by so very quickly…View full post »

family walk

time in victoria means time with family. And it always goes by too quickly. Life…View full post »


a trip to victoria. Lots of family love. And the wonder of baby k. I miss you all already. xoxoView full post »


= sweet simple joyView full post »

tess & what a mirror & a tutu can inspire

around here, rocking out can begin with some high energy dance moves, move into soul lifting ukelele licks & end with some fun on the ‘fiddle’ (in the days before her real fiddle arrived). It’s always an adventure. And just so much fun. Dear tess, you never cease to amaze me.View full post »

“my very own fiddle”

i wish i had a photo of the look on tess’ face as we walked out of the music store with her carrying her “very own fiddle” in her hands. Hopefully it’s etched in my mind for a very long time. And i have these ones to remember the first time she took it out to play. A new baby born, a new fiddle, wrena to teach her how to hold it & the most incredibly heartwarming screeching i’ve ever heard. And she’s been banging away on it ever since…View full post »

home birth, new life, day 2

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

vancouver island birth story newborn photography

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 »


a walk to the coop. Part way there & then back for her bike. “When i get bigger & can balance on my push bike, i’ll get a peddle bike & ride up the mountain with you & papa”. She’s 2 1/2. And we have the most amazing conversations. And so much fun. Everyday my heart expands a little bigger, wider, fuller.View full post »


“when i get big, i’ll take pictures of people getting married. WE can get married & i can take pictures.”View full post »

sweet new love

i have had the absolute pleasure of photographing braea & eben’s walk into marriage, the fullness of their pregnancy just a few weeks ago, & on sunday, day 10 of sweet mclaren may’s arrival into the world. Such delight. All of it. The journey. Watching the love they share bloom into such an amazing little creation, such glorious delight, such wonder. To see them so full of love & affection for this new little being, this sweet soul come to share their days. And ours. ItView full post »