How many of you have a box of photographs from your childhood? One that sits on the top shelf of your closet and gets pulled out when you’re looking for something or doing some organizing?
I have a box like that, and every year I take it down and go through each and every photo. Usually I end up laughing, then crying, then laughing again, feeling nostalgic, grateful, a sense of connection and pure love. I know how priceless these photographs are and I can say without a doubt, that they’re the first things I’d grab in a fire (well actually first will be the cats, but photos are definitely second)!
I experience a deep sense of joy when I capture incredible, candid moments for someone. When editing I always end up with the biggest smile on my face, remembering our session and all the little moments I was fortunate to capture. I know that if these images can evoke such emotion in me, they must make an equal impact on the people in them. Being able to share that gift is something I’m so proud of and believe I was meant to do.
Over the years I’ve worked in many different styles with a variety subjects, but I’d have to say photographing children is one of my favourite things to do. I’ve been working with kids for as long as I can remember, teaching gymnastics and dance, running day camps, working as a camp counsellor, or volunteering. Kids are just plain FUN - they crack me up with their silly antics, outlook on the world, and they’re so cute (yes even those teenaged ones)! It is a privilege to connect with all the different personalities I get to photograph.
It's always a fun time with the kiddos on a photoshoot!
As a photographer I get invited to be a part of some truly intimate moments in people’s lives. I don’t take this for granted. I know how important it is to build trust and comfort so I can capture these moments for you. You deserve to work with someone who will respect you and your loved ones and I’m humbled and grateful to be chosen to do this work. I welcome and respect all expressions of the word “family” - including all identities and beliefs, colours and abilities, and even fur babies. I would be honoured to work with you - come say hello today!
When I’m not taking photos, you can find me out in nature exploring, volunteering in my community, learning a new skill, puttering around in my garden, or drinking tea with a great book and some cuddly kitties!