In Category: ‘Portraits’

August 13, 2016 Baby Bunting

It is always so exciting to wait for a new little one’s arrival – but maybe even more so when there is a sibling trying to understand it all and just waiting to meet their new playmate for life! Loved documenting Sam, Rikki-Lee and Oliver’s family early one morning recently!

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And then back home for some more photos! Love documenting families in their own environment.

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And I’ll leave you with this photo that just cracks me up!

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Celebrating life and love,


July 21, 2016 Arthur

I was so excited to meet sweet “little” Arthur (who’s not so little for a newborn!). He is so loved by his mom, dad and big sister Millie! It was so fun to photograph their maternity session… and now newborn lifestyle session in their home.

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July 6, 2016 Baby Evelyn

It was so great to catch up with Graham and Jen as it’s been a few years since I photographed their wedding – and now it was time to meet their little one, Evelyn! They decided to wait until she was 6 months old to do her photos – and what a fun age to document! This darling was so fun to photograph!

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Celebrating life and love,


July 4, 2016 Saying Farewell

Recently we met a great family of seven who are moving to Costa Rica. I went and photographed their family at their home – having each family member show me their favourite place in the home and what they’ll miss. I loved seeing the kids enjoying the simple, childhood pleasures – climbing trees, ziplining, swinging, playing piano, and being free.

It was also an extra fun experience for me as this is the home we have purchased and will be moving into shortly!

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Celebrating life and love,


Six years ago I photographed Paul and Andrea’s wedding – and now, it was great to catch up with them and meet their daughter Kate. Had such a great lifestyle session in their home – photographing their favourite moments and memories in and around their home.

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I love catching up with past clients to watch their family evolve – after photographing Chris and Christa’s engagement and wedding 6 years ago – it was great to reconnect for their maternity session! We went back to McMaster University’s campus where they had their wedding!

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May 20, 2016 Baby Ward

I’m so excited for this new addition to Greg and Libby’s family! Seems like we were just photographing their maternity session for their daughter, Millie – and now Millie is about to be a big sister! When I got to their house, Millie was practicing being a big sister with her doll and stroller. And then it was on to a tea party and playing with mom and dad and looking through old photo albums. I love these everyday moments – the moments we love that pass by in a blink! Love capturing these candid shots at home so much!

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And then it was off to a beautiful orchard on a perfect Spring day!

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Celebrating life and love,


May 2, 2016 Orchard Friends

If you’ve followed my blog for awhile – you’ll know every year we do a photo session in our friend’s orchard with my girls “soul sisters” and one lone “soul brother”. Today was the day! But before I post the photos from today… here’s a look back!

2008… (LINK)

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Caden was too little to keep up with the girls running that year! SO here’s one of the poor guy sitting with them

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2010… (LINK)

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2012… (LINK)

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2013… (LINK)

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2014…. (LINK)

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2015… (LINK)

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And finally… 2016…

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Caden really, really wanted a “Serious face” photo. He puts up with a lot with all girls – so we humour him!

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And a little of what goes on behind the scenes. It definitely does NOT get easier the older they get. These kids are ridiculous when they’re together. Here’s the “Bloopers”.

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Celebrating life and love,


February 11, 2016 Baby Juliette’s Arrival

The Stones are one of my favourite families to document. Ever. They are such an amazing family that values love, relationships, life over things. They are so incredibly generous and talented in so many ways – I always leave inspired to live life fuller. Some of my past sessions with them were their maternity session for Isabella, newborn with Isabella, baby session with Isabella, maternity session for Desmond, Desmond’s home birth, family session, Penelope’s home birth, family session on the farm and the newest maternity/family session!

Sarah’s babies have always waited for me – and this one was no different! I was away on vacation, and had a small window before I left for a tradeshow – so I was so happy that the baby made it’s appearance during my availability. icon smile Baby Juliettes Arrival

When I arrived Sarah was in labour, and Kris was being his usual awesome support!

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Lots of hands on deck! The midwives, second assistant, doula, Sarah’s mom and me! Here is the midwife checking in with Sarah and giving her an update.

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Kris was going on an hour sleep after working nights, and was sneaking bites of food in between Sarah’s contractions. He is such an incredible support to Sarah. Love these two together.

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Lots of different techniques to keep Sarah comfortable and get the labour going!

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Love how this photo shows Kris and Sarah in the background in a photo from their first maternity session in the same pose!

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As the evening went along, Sarah’s mom brought their kids home to go to bed. Sarah was so excited to see them!

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Things started to progress and this baby was starting to want out soon!

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It was around this time that Sarah started professing her love to each person present – telling them how much she loved and appreciated each one of us. Throughout the labour Sarah was reciting Bible verses and praying – Sarah giving birth is one of the best experiences of my life. Such a strong, beautiful woman! And Kris – can not say enough good about him as he was there for every contraction to be held – tight! – or to wipe Sarah’s forehead or to make her laugh. But back to baby…

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And suddenly Juliette Grace was here! After hours of labouring always seems so sudden when the baby finally arrives!

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Bella was promised she’d be woken up to come meet the baby and to be the one who got to announce if it was a boy or girl. Such a proud big sister!

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The umbilical cord was cut by Kris – and the baby was born with an actual knot in the umbilical cord that you can see here. So much thanks given for prayers answered for a healthy baby!

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The moment Sarah has been waiting 9 months for…

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Cuddles and notifying people of her arrival!

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Juliette telling the midwife about her journey out…

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Celebrating life and love,


February 1, 2016 Stone Family

I waited to post these photos, as some of them were used for their Christmas card so didn’t want to share too early!

Always love when it’s time to photograph the Stone family again! Some of my past sessions with them were their maternity session for Isabella, newborn with Isabella, baby session with Isabella, maternity session for Desmond, Desmond’s home birth, family session, Penelope’s home birth, family session on the farm and now this newest maternity/family session!

So exciting to welcome baby # 4 with the Stones!

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Celebrating life and love,