I’m kick-starting 2016 with a beautiful story about courage, gratitude and compassion. My amazing friend and fellow doula Michelle Tyliakos from "Crowning Glory Doula" decided at the age of 38 to find her birth mother. I’m so grateful that she invited me into her home to capture their first meeting. It was an evening filled with tears, beautiful conversation and tons of laughter. Click here to read her story.
It was such a pleasant surprise when Katie asked me to take newborn photos of sweet Philippa. It felt like a full circle experience as I had already captured Katie's pregnancy, blessing-way and birth. The drive to Squamish was beautiful as always. I stopped at a quaint little coffee store on route called "Galileo Coffee Company". The view of the ocean and the mountains from inside the coffee shop was just breathtaking! I was welcomed with open arms into Katie's home where we did the photo-shoot. It was such a beautiful and natural experience. I will forever be grateful to this family.
SO. MUCH. LOVE!!! I had such an amazing journey with this incredible family. I had the privilege of doing their maternity, blessing, birth and newborn photography. Thank you Katie Moore & Mike for welcoming me into your lives during such a precious time. I will forever be grateful. Click here to watch the full story.
November 1st was a rainy day! And it wasn't just light rain. The Chivas and I were determined to proceed with our photo session regardless. We got a few shots and then returned back home where it was warm and cozy. We decided to continue our session on November 3rd which ended up being a beautiful sunny day. Here's the end result..
Capturing the birth of Keyon was an amazing experience. His birth was long and hard but this mamma persevered and delivered Keyon au natural. Dad was there every step of the way with Grandma close by at all times. Mamma was surrounded by unwavering love, support and encouragement the entire time. This experience was reaffirmation on the importance of having a strong birth team with you. Click here to watch the full birth story.
I had the pleasure of taking photos of Kate, her husband, their new baby and both sets of grandparents who were visiting all the way from Ireland. Co-ordinating this photo-shoot was a slight challenge but we finally made it work by getting together in a beautiful condo in West Vancouver. The lighting was a little tricky because it dusk was rapidly approaching. We overcame all our obstacles and made the most of what we had. This was the result...
Today was such a beautiful day! My heart is filled with so much joy and gratitude. The day started off with me driving to Squamish so that I could do a photo session of my friend Katie with her beautiful growing family. I was in awe of all the natural beauty that surrounded me on my drive to Squamish and then the location of the photo-shoot was absolutely breathtaking! The river is fed by glacial water which was the most beautiful blue-green colour, and the magnitude of the mountains surrounding us was magnificent. The photo session was followed by Katie's "Mother's Blessing". Katie was surrounded by a group of strong, authentic women from different generations, all with a different life story to tell. There was so much love!!
Today was the perfect day for an outdoor maternity shoot! The grey clouds gave the vibrant leaves and Joanna's beautiful red boots the "pop" that it deserved. Joanna was such a pleasure to photograph with her natural pregnancy glow and her cheerful and kind demeanour.
I'm extremely thrilled to be collaborating with Michelle Tyliakos from Crowning Glory Doula on the "The Baby Project" - Preparing for Birth, Baby and Beyond. This will be the first of a series of "talks". The first candid discussion will be on October 28th from 6:30-8:30pm and will be all about birth, potential breastfeeding challenges, body changes after birth, support during birth and postpartum and more.
Today I had the special privilege of capturing Roxanna's Mother's Blessing. Roxanna is such a powerhouse in her community. She is a mother of soon to be 3 kids, a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist a placenta encapsulator and more. Roxanna was surrounded by a village of strong, loving and courageous women and lots of delicious food. Happy Birthing Roxanna!
Although this photo session wasn't a baby related one, I just couldn't resist blogging about it. I enjoyed every moment of it! This family is filled with so much love for each other. Christina Zvicer is a Holistic Nutritionist at "Be Loved Nutrition" so capturing these photos at a local farmers market was the perfect setting.
This session was a full circle experience for me. Not only is this family near and dear to my heart but I also had the privilege of shadowing the extremely talented photographer Alyssa Kellert during this newborn session. Alyssa has been my mentor since the very beginning. Click here to take a peek of little Harriet's newborn photo session with Alyssa.
Sweet Harriet was born on a beautiful sunny day. She was caught by her daddy while her 18 month old brother played in the room next door. Soft instrumental music was playing while the scent of jasmine filled the room. Welcome to the world little lady!Read More