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Nov 06 / 2018

For each of my children I’ve blogged their birth stories, the narratives that brought them into this world, both for my own memories’ sake and because people have asked about it.  Theo’s story began around 3:15am on October 27th.  I remember waking up from a contraction and going right back to sleep since it was […]

Baby Theo | My Birth Story

Sep 28 / 2018

November is usually my busiest month of the year between editing and last-minute family shoot bookings before Christmas.  However, maternity leave made that month September for me this year.  Couple that with a 2.5 year-old, a 1.5 year-old, a complicated pregnancy with 2-3 appointments per week on average (and one shared car), and being 8 […]

September 2018 | 365 Project Favourites | Busy Season Confessions

Sep 05 / 2018

I feel like “self-care” is almost a taboo word in some circles, though with more recent articles and movements it’s becoming more socially acceptable and less “selfish”.  I find that I can be good at self-care with the small things in life, which keep me afloat, but I struggle with the bigger things that ultimately […]

August 2018 | 365 Project Favourites | Self Care Thoughts

Aug 03 / 2018

I’ve started and stopped, and then started over with this blog post both physically and mentally more than once now.  I’m all for being real on social media, but how real is too real?  For those of you that know me in real life, you know that I have very little filter.  If you ask, […]

July Favourites and Let’s Talk About Mental Health

Jun 27 / 2018

This blog entry is a little bit of a combo post.  It has my favourite photos and moments from June, but it also unpacks something that has been playing hugely on my mind and heart this past month as well, and that is how much I struggle with parenting.  I feel like I can rock […]

June 2018 | 365 Project Favourites and Parenting Thoughts

Jun 17 / 2018

I was a blogger years before I was a photographer.  Writing used to be the only way I could process things.  I was the kid with the diaries and gel pens, too.  I had a random blog where I posted about anything and everything which I dismantled when I transitioned over to this platform that […]

A Father’s Day Post

May 31 / 2018

May was a very long month and I felt like I was shooting to meet my daily quota vs. because I wanted to a lot of the time, but that’s to be expected now and again during the course of a year-long project.  It’s also to be expected when you have a barely 2-year old, […]

May 2018 | 365 Project Favourites

Apr 30 / 2018

Every time I go to do a monthly highlight post I remember how thankful I am that I’m doing this project – even in the midst of the “hard”.  I’m on my 4th pregnancy in 3 years and it’s taking a toll on my body and my hormones.  My days are filled with lots of:  […]

April 2018 | 365 Project Favourites

Mar 31 / 2018

I’m not going to lie – March was exhausting for me.  I don’t know what was wrong, but it was either low iron, first-trimester tiredness to the extreme, or who knows what.  But most of the month I spent on the couch, often struggling to catch my breath after walking across the room, and barely […]

March 2018 | 365 Project Favourites

Feb 28 / 2018

February is often viewed as a more dreary month and it can be a struggle to find inspiration, to find beauty in the everyday.  But I think the added challenge of being cooped up indoors helped me to really be deliberate about what I wanted to capture.  It helped me hone in on what makes […]

February 2018 | 365 Project Favourites

Jan 31 / 2018

This year will be my third 365 project (one photo a day for each day of the year) and hopefully my second complete one!  I’m doing it with a fabulous group of women for encouragement and accountability, and some of us will be doing a blog circle together at the end of each month where […]

January 2018 | 365 Project Favourites

Dec 21 / 2017

I have to admit that I wasn’t really feeling like doing my last DITL post for the year, but having successfully kept up with one per month for the rest of 2017, it would be a shame not to finish!  I chose a Sunday together for this post as we were planning on taking a […]

December 2017 DITL (Day In The Life) | Sunday Whistler Adventures

Nov 25 / 2017

A lot of my DITL posts have been to remember special occasions – family holidays, Thanksgiving, weekends together, etc.  It has been a while since I did one that is just my every day life as a working mom of two young boys during the week.  In some ways those might be considered the more […]

November 2017 DITL (Day In The Life) | Thursday

Nov 04 / 2017

Thanksgiving morning started very early on my way to a shoot with the most beautiful sunrise and fog spreading across the fields.  I grabbed us some coffees and headed over to the river which we found was still blanketed in fog that made for some very cool photos!  After the shoot was over, I headed […]

October 2017 DITL (Day In The Life) | Thanksgiving

Oct 08 / 2017

I’m running a little behind on posting my personal DITL projects since we are in the heart of family photo season over here, but I thought Thanksgiving weekend seemed like the perfect time to step back from work a little bit and spend some time focusing on my own family, both in my editing and […]

September 2017 DITL (Day In The Life)

Sep 24 / 2017

To the overachieving, world-conquering, (possibly also holding down a job) mama, stop.  You need to know something.  You need to know that YOU are ENOUGH.  Read that slowly.  You, yes, YOU, are enough.  You are doing okay.  You are doing more than okay.  Because it really has nothing to do with “doing”.  It has to […]

Super mom – hang up your cape and chill.

Sep 19 / 2017

So here’s the deal with my family.  I have two boys under 20 months and below is about as close as you’re going to get to us all looking at the camera at the same time.  Good job, Levi ;).  I tell my clients this and it’s true for me, also – that’s perfectly okay! […]

My Family Photos <3

Sep 05 / 2017

I was raised to think of vacations as rather frivolous, but I have to admit that after all the trips we’ve taken together, the memories really are worth the money.  That being said, we did upgrade our housing situation and have 2 babies less than 15 months apart in the last bit, so we won’t […]

August 2017 DITL (Day In The Life) | Vacation!

Jul 23 / 2017

July has been nick-named “solo parenting month” because out of the 31 days, Daddy is away for approximately 17 of them between four separate trips to various camps to make promotional videos and a weekend tournament event.  At the time that I’m writing this there are only two more days and one more overnight to […]

DITL – July 2017 | Solo Parenting Month

Jul 01 / 2017

Sometimes I wish I could hire myself to properly document our days.  The photographer in me cringes at the mixed lighting, out-of-focus shots, and sometimes total lack of creativity that these “DITL” posts end up with.  But there’s grace.  I am not shooting these for everyone else.  I am shooting these for me.  And it […]

June DITL (Day In The Life) | Fathers’ Day

May 26 / 2017

My day doesn’t really “end” when I have a newborn who is up constantly all night long, but if I had to “start” Wednesday’s day-in-the-life post off at a specific time, I would start it with this sweet face.  Levi has been fussy around 5:30/6:00am lately and Nick gets up with Micah at 7:00, so I […]

DITL – May 2017 | Wednesday

May 08 / 2017

I was looking forward to doing April’s DITL (Day In The Life) on Easter Sunday as a new family of four, but I wasn’t expecting our fourth member to show up 5 days after his latest EDD – estimated delivery date – (read: shooting two days after giving birth), so it’s a little cobbled together, […]

April DITL | Easter Weekend, A Birth Story

Mar 24 / 2017

“We have to stop thinking that anything less than perfect is failure.  We have to choose grace for ourselves and our abilities.  Because the minute we decide we’re going to stop being defined by what we don’t get done and instead take pride in what we are able to achieve, grace lets truth win and […]

DITL (Day in the Life) – March 2017 | Sick Days…

Mar 01 / 2017

“Because, friend, even if you are on top of it when it comes to cleaning and organizing, even if you haven’t related to one sentence of my stories about laundry-filled couches, even if you can’t stand clutter and your house is always put together, I want you to hear me say this:  The messy areas […]

DITL (Day In The Life) – February 2017

Jan 13 / 2017

It seemed fitting to do a wrap-up post for 2016 with not only my favourite highlights from client shoots throughout the year, but also a post for my favourite personal photos as well.  A lot has happened in our lives recently.  New baby.  Trip to Iceland.  Family moving into town.  New home.  Another new baby conceived. […]

New Year’s Post

Jan 09 / 2017

Once a month, for 2017, it’s my goal to do a day-in-the-life post to document our year and the changes within it.  The moments that seem boring or ordinary now, I know I will want to remember down the road.  You think you will remember it all, but you don’t even remember most of it. […]

DITL (Day In The Life) – January 2017

Jul 02 / 2016

Dear Micah, Another month has come and gone, and I’m pretty sure this is the last month I can pull off calling you a “newborn”.  Thankfully, I think the intense growth spurts have tapered off, and you’re staying in 9 to 12-month clothing now without us having to pull out new outfits constantly.  You still […]

June – 366 – Letter To My Son

Jun 30 / 2016

  DAY 8 Today was a bucket list item day!  I was so glad to discover that, even though it’s almost July, there were still remnants of turquoise-coloured ice to be found!  We don’t have too many family selfies from the trip due to Micah always napping in the car, but he was up for […]

Iceland Adventure: Days 8 – 10

Jun 27 / 2016

DAY 7 I realized that we are on this trip for 10 days, so if I post in batches of three, one day has to stand alone.  I chose today because we found our favourite part of Iceland so far!  We traveled pretty much down the entire Eastern side of the country today and it […]

Iceland Adventure: Day 7

Jun 26 / 2016

DAY 4 Friday was our last sunny day (so far), which is kind of sad!  We only had a 90-minute drive to get to our next location so were fully prepared to meander and take our sweet time.  However, an accident ended up closing the road about 30 minutes in so we took the longer […]

Iceland Adventure: Days 4 – 6

Jun 24 / 2016

Why Iceland?   That seems to be the question we get asked the most since announcing our travel plans.  Honestly, though, why NOT Iceland?  A couple of years ago, we asked ourselves where the most picturesque places to go and shoot would be, and thus Iceland and/or New Zealand were put on our proverbial bucket […]

Iceland Adventure: Days 1 – 3

Apr 04 / 2016

I can’t believe it’s already April!  At the same time, as I look back over my daily photos for the last month, some of them seem like they were taken ages ago now.  Anyway, here is March together as a family of three! WEEK ONE: The first week of March was full of taking care […]

March – 366

Mar 23 / 2016

I have always loved “Day In The Life” posts. They’re like little windows where you can see into a whole new world of someone living a completely different life. It’s kind of like reality t.v. for the photography world! In fact, I was so intrigued by the idea that I did one back in August 2015. […]

A Day In The Life (of balancing work and motherhood)

Feb 10 / 2016

This post will be short and sweet in terms of text because momma is tired and has lots to do!  I will say that doing your own newborn photos is very emotionally and physically challenging, but also super rewarding.  I learned to just embrace some imperfection, and as a good friend of mine says, sometimes […]

Baby Micah – Coquitlam Newborn Photographer

Feb 04 / 2016

This year, I’m doing another 365 (a photo each day for a year), though technically it’s a 366 since it’s a leap year.  However, January is also the month our little one decided to arrive early so I’m combining this post into a “birth story” as well since I’ve had a few people ask after […]

January – 366 – A Birth Story