I’ve been all over southern Ontario this fall, but there’s one close-to-home location I just can’t stop coming back to: the Huron Natural Area in Kitchener. This is my most-requested outdoor location, especially in the fall! Read on to find out why…Read More
Whether you’re running your own business or not, we can all relate to the feeling of feeling awkward about having your picture taken and finding it easy to put it off for another day.
But if you are running your own business, your brand needs you to be the face of it, and I’m here to help!Read More
A highlight of each week for my son is Music Together, a music class for babies, kids, and the adults who love them. When centre director and teacher Jodie asked me to capture some images for her that would tell the story of what it’s like to be in a Music Together class, I was thrilled to help!Read More
There’s a hint of coolness in the air, and a few early leaves already starting to turn. Fall is coming! Along with pumpkin spice and sweater weather, autumn brings some amazing backdrops for capturing family fun.Read More
Ahhh, the newborn lifestyle! Sleep, eat, poop, repeat, am I right? It’s a snuggly life, but someone’s gotta do it!
But when it comes to newborn lifestyle images, what are we setting out to capture, and how are they different from other newborn images? Not quite documentary, not quite posed, lifestyle images walk a nice line down the middle. I like to think of lifestyle work as you being yourself in good light. In practice, it means we’re setting out to capture everyday moments, sometimes setting them up a little bit as we go to make sure everyone is nicely lit and looking their best.Read More
Do you ever have one of those moments or experiences with your family where you just step back and soak in how wonderful the moment is? You forget about any trouble that happened before, or worries you have about what’s ahead, and just savour the moment. There’s always so much to think about, so many distractions and worries. I’m really trying to be more present with my family and less in my head about all of it.Read More
“Come on, how about we get a picture with Mom and Dad in it?” I asked, standing on top of the playground climber with the two brothers.
“Yes!” shouted the older brother.
“Yeah, come on!” cheered the younger brother.
“Mom, Dad, come and take a picture with us,” called the older brother.
“A picture with us? Why?” joked the parents.
“Because,” replied the older brother, “you’re the most important people in our lives.”Read More
Over and over again. The light switch, the faucet, the stairs; standing, walking, climbing. kids practice and practice until they understand how something works, or succeed at something they want to do. It’s amazing and mundane all at once, isn’t it? Something that seems so everyday to us is endlessly fascinating to a kid.Read More
If your house is like our house, reading time is snuggle time! And when my kids see a new book, they can't wait to find out what it's about. If your kids are bookworms too, you'll know what I mean! And if they're not, it's never too late to encourage a love of reading and enjoying stories together. There's lots of research that shows that kids follow their parents' example, so pick up one of these stories that have us giggling, and share a laugh together!Read More
Hey everybody, it's me, the Toddler! I'm here with some practical advice for when you're stuck inside!Read More
When you book a family photo session, what are you looking for? What is your goal? What do you want to come away with?
You might think that the answer is obvious: you’re looking for photos, of course! But stay with me here.Read More
Spring is in the air! And after a long winter, it's such a welcome change, isn't it? If your kids are like mine, they want to be outside all the time, preferably in a mud puddle. There's so much family fun you can have in the spring. Here are 4 ideas to put on your spring bucket list, and don't forget to bring your camera along!Read More
Spring is here, even if there's still a chill in the air! Are you looking for a fun way to spend an early spring day together? How about a nature walk, and a family scavenger hunt for some signs of spring?Read More
I'm having a real love for black and white these days! There's something so timeless about a monochromatic picture, isn't there? But did you know that using black and white can have other benefits as well? Here are 5 reasons why you might want to consider a monochrome (black and white) picture to hang on your wall.Read More
Dear daughter; dear miraculous, perfect, brave, happy daughter.Read More
Why is it so difficult to reliably capture great pictures of your kids? Do you have a phone or camera card full of motion blur, almost-caught-the-moment, and eyes-closed silly faces? Ever tried to take your Christmas card picture, a birthday picture, a first or last day of school picture, or just capture that sweet face you love so much, only to put down your camera in frustration? You will relate to these 5 GIFs! Read all the way to the end for a couple of tips that will help, and an easy way to get more tips too!Read More
I have often thought, especially in the past few years, that maybe life is made up of things that don’t go the way you thought they would. John Lennon sang it beautifully: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” But there’s an art and a grace to letting go of those plans and embracing what’s happening instead, isn’t there? And sometimes, it’s much easier to do than other times!Read More
It’s Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air! No matter who your Valentine is, if you’ve got a sibling, you know that’s a special kind of love. Here are 6 reasons why your sibling will always be your Valentine.Read More