Sunday, December 5, 2010

Angela & Jim - After

As the sun started to set after the ceremony, the light was so wonderfully warm and we took full advantage.  Unfortunately, the air temperature wasn't quite as warm and the poor ladies froze!  Thanks for being such good sports and toughing it out!

Sunday, November 28, 2010


the newest member of our family... Luke was born last weekend. Everyone is doing well.

I'm a little preoccupied for the moment, so I'm booking photo sessions for the new year! Give me a shout if you're interested.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Angela & Jim - During

Angela & Jim's ceremony was so beautiful and so personal.  I wish the pictures could do it justice.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Angela & Jim - Before

So, that was nice of me, eh?  Tell you to stay tuned, then promptly take a 3 week hiatus. Sorry about that... If you're still 'tuning in' here are some of my favourites from before the ceremony at Angela & Jim's wedding.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Angela & Jim - A sneak peek

Today is Angela & Jim's one month anniversary, so I just had to post a few photos from their wedding.  It was such a beautiful day in a beautiful setting.

I'll be posting more of my favourites from their wedding in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Friday, October 8, 2010


Another fun photo session with Abigail!  It was followed by a fun playdate for Abigail and Joseph and a yummy lunch!  Thanks Katrina & Greg!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Miriam & Cameron - Part Three

Wedding party.... the happy couple... and Beaver Tails.... fun and yum!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Miriam & Cameron - Part Two

Families and the ceremony.... wonderful.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Miriam & Cameron - Part One

I'm going to post this beautiful wedding as a series of posts because there are just so many pictures that I love there's no way to choose only a few.  Miriam and Cameron are the sweetest couple and I thoroughly enjoyed photographing their wedding.  My husband, Kirk, made his debut as my assistant and he was fantastic!  I think he's got himself a job. It wouldn't be because he's used to me bossing him around or something... no, that couldn't be it ; )

Enough chit chat... here are the images of the wedding party before the ceremony...

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Edeigh... don't you just love that name? I do.... Edeigh is a spunky two year old who loves her dog, loves her cozy coupe, and can kiss her own bo-bos. Edeigh and her family have a beautiful home right on the Ottawa River.  I think if I lived there, I would never leave.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Angela & Jim

I'm delighted to be photographing Angela & Jim's wedding this fall.  The very first wedding I photographed several years ago was actually that of my good friend, Emily, who happens to be Angela's sister, so I'm pretty excited to be seeing their whole family again and capturing their special day.  We got together at an amazing location along the Ottawa River for their engagement session. It was very fitting as Angela and Jim met while working on the river for a rafting company.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Ashton & Kyla

Kristen & Phil were my fabulous first wedding of the year.  This time, we got together at the lovely Pansy Patach Park to take some more casual family photos before little Kyla decided it was time to start crawling.  My guess is that we made it by only days because she sure was trying hard to crawl that day!

Saturday, July 31, 2010


Christine and Carlos wanted to capture their 'miracle' pregnancy. I was grateful to have the chance to do that for them. Baby Juliette was scheduled to arrive yesterday. I'm thinking of them today, hoping that all went as planned and they're currently snuggling with their miracle baby.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Can you believe that Logan is six months old already? Where does the time go?!  Logan and his parents are becoming my most popular blog subjects!  They are so great to work with, I hope I see them every 6 months till Logan is 18! ; )

Monday, July 19, 2010


Joseph and I had the pleasure of hanging out with darling Olivia and her mom a little while ago. You may recognize Charlenne from her maternity session a while back. You can see where Olivia gets her stunning good looks!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


You may remember Brooklynn from earlier this spring.  Well, she's getting bigger and is just as cute!  She is very close to crawling and drives her Mommy crazy constantly trying to eat grass! What a darling. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Sadie is a very special baby.  She was born with major complications that resulted in more than one surgery and many sleepless nights for her parents.  Now, at four months of age, she is the picture of health.  She truly is a miracle.
I know Sadie's mom from highschool and her dad from university. When I heard about what Sadie and her family were going through, I felt compelled to do something for them.  Rather than dropping off a casserole, I offered to do a complimentary photo session for them to capture this extrodinary time in their lives. I'm so glad I did. 
Sadie's sisters are so sweet. It was fun to spend some time in a house with three little girls since there are so many little boys in my life. What a lot of pink!

Have you ever considered giving someone a gift of a photo session to mark a special time in one's life?  Personally, I think it's a gift that would be treasured for ever.

Friday, July 2, 2010


Well, I don't know how it happened, but my baby turned two this week. Here he is in *all* his glory.

loves forts.
sticks his tongue out when he's concentrating.
loves playing in water... in the sink, in a cooler, in a pail, in the pool, anywhere.
must count to ten before performing any important stunt.
loves playdoh.
has a vocabulary that is ever-expanding. ("These raspberries are delicious!")
pronounces the "s" at the beginning of words as "h" ("...five, hix, heaven, eight...")
knows how to throw one heck of a tantrum.
gives the best kisses and 'around the neck' hugs.
makes me the happiest mommy around!

Happy Birthday, Joseph!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Fathers' Day!

To awesome dads everywhere...

Friday, June 4, 2010


Over the may long weekend Joseph and I travelled to the valley and I spent some time with three different awesome families.  Here's a little taste from those sessions. More to come from each of them!

Friday, May 21, 2010


Megan is the youngest and tiniest client I've had to date.  We did this session on her one-week birthday! What a treat!

Megan is the girl next door. Literally. Joseph is going to marry her one day. ; )

Friday, May 14, 2010


You may remember Lynn & Shawn from their maternity session last month.  Well, little Addison was welcomed to the world just a few short weeks after that maternity session.  She was so cooperative on her first official day as a model. She even stayed awake the whole time! Of course, she conked out in my arms right after we were done (I'm so lucky!) Being that cute can really tucker a lady out!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Kristen & Philip

What a pleasure it was photographing Kristen & Philip's wedding!  I hadn't seen Phil since highschool and I had never met Kristen before, but they both made me feel like an old friend.  They planned their wedding to take place just before Phil's brother was deployed to Afghanistan to fight for our country. 

Saturday, May 1, 2010


When I met Brooklynn, she melted my heart! Apparently she melted Logan's heart too, as I hear reports that they are now dating  ; )

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cordelia & family

Cordelia was three weeks old when we did this photo session. What a sweetheart! She was cooperative when it came to getting her portraits done, but it was clear her favourite place is in Mommy, Daddy, or Grandpa's arms. Her brother Winston is a sweetheart and I know he's going to be a wonderful big brother!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Lynn, Shawn & baby

Lynn is a close friend that I've known since we were four years old. We've had our paths cross pretty randomly, too, since then - we both ended up living in Edmonton (of all places!) at the same time.

We had fun during this session, especially when we got outside. Their dog Celtie was a real ham and I think she thought she was the star of the show!  I think she might get a bit of a surprise when the "new" baby of the household arrives home!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Charlenne, Mike & baby

Charlenne is a dear friend whom I've known since Junior Kindergarten. We had a great visit when we got together for this maternity session and I even got to have a sleepover... just like old times!

I would have loved to get this posted before the little one made her big debut, but alas, I didn't. Little Olivia was born on March 30th. I can't wait to meet her!  Charlenne and Mike are going to be awesome parents.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I'm back!

Hello again! It's been so long since I've done a post. Not that I'm making excuses, but I've been busy... good busy! We had a wonderful trip to Alberta in early March and since getting back I've had five wonderful photo sessions - two great friends with baby bumps, two adorable baby girls, and one fabulous wedding. I'm planning on blogging about all of them, but for now here is a sneak peek of what's to come in the next few weeks.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Joesph & Gerome

Ok, so I haven't had any clients lately.... anyone interested in getting some photos done? Please?

Meanwhile, I'm still taking plenty of photos of my number one favourite model - Mr. Joseph J. Stinker.  Every month since he was born, I do a mini photo shoot with him and his best buddy, Gerome the Giraffe. Now that Joseph is going on 19 months, I thought it might be nice to share some of the pictures so you can see how he's grown.  He's quite the little man now. He sure has come a long way from a lump in my arms to a walking, talking, peeing-on-the-potty toddler.

Again, these aren't award winning works of art, just some snap shots to fill the gap until my next real photo session. Any takers?

Sunday, January 10, 2010


As we took down our Christmas tree today and packed away all the decorations for another year, I was thinking that it might be nice to share a few pictures of our Christmas adventures in the Valley. Joseph seemed to really enjoy all the excitement this year. He didn't really understand what was going on all the time, but he loved all the parties and presents! Now, these aren't exactly award-winning photos, just a few snapshots. I hope you like them anyway!

By the way, no, we didn't get Joseph a doll for Christmas (not that there's anything wrong with that)... it belongs to his little cousin, Rebecca.