Saturday, March 29, 2014

Meredith, Age: 10

Meredith and her family are some of my favourite and most rewarding clients.  Meredith is strong, beautiful, charming and has a gorgeous smile. She also has cerebral palsy as a result of a lack of oxygen at birth.  Her mom, Julie Keon, writes a blog about their journey at and she is writing a book.

I've photographed Meredith twice before: when she was five and when she was eight.

The love in this family is so very strong.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Olivia & family

Olivia is the tiniest, sweetest little kindergartener I've ever met.  She and her family are not afraid of a little cold weather. In fact, they love being outdoors, especially in the winter. When Olivia's mom approached me about a family photo session involving their snowmobiles, I thought it was a great idea! Mother Nature cooperated, giving us beautiful sunshine and blue sky.  Here are a few of my favourites from the day.

Monday, January 13, 2014

A family of four

I had the great pleasure of photographing this family over three years ago when they were expecting their daughter.  It was such a treat to hang out with them again. I was thrilled when they took me on a tour of their house, proudly showing off all the photos I had taken last time.

After years of trying to have children, they started the long process to adopt a child from Colombia.  Well, miracles do happen and they discovered that they were indeed expecting a baby girl. Meanwhile, the process to adopt continued and now they have two happy, fun, kind children who were born eight months and thousands of miles apart.  What a most perfect family of four.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Better Body Bootcamp Games - Event Photography

I love photographing events.  It's fun, fast-paced, and you get to capture very real moments. I don't get to do it as often as I'd like.  I think people underestimate the benefit of having a professional photographer at an event.  Having someone there who knows what they're doing guarantees you get great photos that you can share with clients and use to promote your business and future events.  It takes the pressure of the organizers and participants to capture all the great memories.

That's why I "jumped" at the chance at the chance to photograph the Bootcamp Games.. get it?... there was a lot of jumping that day. I know, not funny, sorry. It was put on by Better Body Bootcamp.  Please enjoy some of my favourite photos from the day, then continue reading below.


Now, I have a love affair with Better Body Bootcamp.  A year ago, I decided that after several years of neglect, my health was going to become a priority in my life.  I knew I needed exercise and I chose Better Body Bootcamp, basically on a whim, because one of the trainers was an aquaintance.  Little did I know it would change my life.  After a year of hard work and dedication, and about 120 bootcamp classes later, I am the strongest and fittest I have ever been. I'm also the same size and weight I was in my early twenties, over ten years ago.  I think these photos from "then and now" speak pretty clearly.

  Nov 7, 2012                                                                                               Nov 4, 2013  
Feel free to email me if you want to know more about my journey to a healthy lifestyle. I've been known to enjoy talking about it... at anyone who will listen. ;)
Learn more about Better Body Bootcamp HERE.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Josh, Noah & Family

This is a family of tough cookies!  They braved a very chilly, very early morning to make some beautiful images with me.
Did I mention that Kelly also had a badly sprained ankle?  Troopers, I tell you.

Also, you wonder what to wear to your own photo session?  Take a lesson from these guys!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Brody & Family

This little guy is pretty awesome.  He told me he was going to be Woody from Toy Story for Halloween.  Perfect.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Sabrina, Ginny & Tavia

I'm so lucky to get to photograph beautiful people all the time.

Sometimes people ask what to wear to a family photo session. I'm never sure what to say.... coordinating colours are good... nothing to matchy-matchy... no character t-shirts, but beyond that, I'm at a loss.
I think these ladies nailed it.