Category Archives: families


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


she’s a beauty. My youngest niece. And i love her to bits…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 »

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 »

2011 – celebration sessions & some moments in between

it’s an interesting exercise to look back through my photographic year & see which photos jump out at me now. It changes day to day, i’ve noticed. And if i were to do this post next week, i’m sure it would look very different. most often when i blog, i post with clients in mind… a selection of photos that will give them a taste of what we captured of their day, of our time together. And also what prospective clients may want to see – what photographs tell theView full post »

chelsea & nila

not all my sessions get blogged. Life gets full & busy & some pass by without my ever posting them. It has everything to do with time & nothing to do with how much i like the photographs. Here’s one that passed me by… a hot summer afternoon, at the playground with chelsea & nila. It feels lovely to have a warm hit of summer sunshine while i sit, wrapped up in wool, at my wintertime desk. very often my favourite photographs are the ones where no one’s looking atView full post »

intuition & resistance… or a morning with the freedman family

earlier in the fall i received an email. A family was coming to hornby all together to celebrate the holidays & wondered if i could possibly do a session with them all on dec.24th. I always say no to holiday jobs. I have kids & a big extended family & it’s a sweet time of year to take a break from all things work’ish. And yet, i said yes, i’d be happy to photograph them all when they were here. Intuition. fast forward to the 23rd… the rains come. It’sView full post »

frannie & dan

i am blessed to call her my daughter. Grateful she married an amazing man. So fortunate to now have a healthy, happy grandson. Thankful they’re both so patient with me – we photographed this lovely session in august, less than 2 weeks before baby k’s arrival. I love her more than i can say…View full post »


a wee peek at wee carly. More with her mama & papa coming soon…View full post »

ian & jules & family

it’s always a gift to get to photograph friends. And i’ve had the great pleasure of having jules & ian in front of my camera a few times this year… when jules was 6 months pregnant (with twins), with the 2 of them & their sweet dog olive just a couple of weeks before beckett & opal made their grand entrance, & then early in september, when the sun was still shining, the water was warm & the evenings were still long & luscious, with ian’s mom &View full post »

treleaven family

the last days of august brought the heat of summer, warm evenings, the gorgeous glow of the falling sun, long dry grass, sun tans & loads of sweet summer memories already being stored away for the winter ahead. I spent one late afternoon with cameron, marian, emma & hannah, oh & sunny, of course, just before they began packing up their summer home & heading off to adventures in calgary & london. Big shifts. Grand changes. As happens as our kids grow up & discover theirView full post »

kesler james

my grandson, kesler james, 1 month old. And his beautiful mama, frannie, who i couldn’t be happier for or more proud of. Such wonder. Welcome to the world, little man.View full post »

milek family

a walk through helliwell, sweet new baby, old growth trees, family. I love my job.View full post »

the fraser-lukinuk family

late afternoon sunshine, some music, bubbles & a walk to the beach… sweet, sweet family, lots of laughter & fun…View full post »

happy birthday, grandpa

tess, discovering the wonder of candles & cake…View full post »

lauren, jeff & mr. mason

i had the very great pleasure of photographing lauren & jeff’s wedding last september. Lauren was 5 months pregnant then & they were so excited about their big day & that their baby was a part of it all. Unexpected delights. And here they are now… almost 10 months later, with mason just days from his 5 month welcome-to-the-world. A big bundle of love & fun. So many smiles & all that lovely chunka-chunka baby delight. Here’s a little look in at the paulView full post »