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This was my third time hanging out with this adorable family and every time we get together they seem more cute than the last. This time mom brought along Asher’s favourite Paddington Bear book (also a favourite of mine) and a dozen of his stuffie friends. We played in the park with their dogs (who were also very very excited to have their portraits taken) and then hung out at University’s Old Arts Building. All and all, I’d say it was a pretty perfect afternoon celebrating a very special first birthday.

Did you know that with any family session booked around your child’s first birthday we can add in a cake smash session at the end for no extra charge?  That way you can capture some fun and relaxed memories along with the first birthday rite of passage for one cost.  Send me an email for more information.





Let’s be honest, Cass is so beautiful I could have photographed her in a parking lot and she’d still look stunning. But lucky for us, we got a perfect evening of warm sunlight and welcoming trails for her maternity mini session. Cassandra hiked the trails like she wasn’t 9 months pregnant- not even a tiny bit out of breath- my pregnancy hero!  It wasn’t too long after this session this couple welcomed Kaia into their family and I got to meet them once again for a beautiful newborn session in their home. Stay tuned for more.





This family is way too cute.  It’s now 3 seasons later, but when I see these images I still feel all smiley. Isla is the happiest kiddo, full of laughter and kindness and determination and sweetness. She loves her puppy and loves tickles from Daddy. For our portraits session we walked down into the ravine out their backdoor, enjoying at the antics of their sweet dog.  He wasn’t camera shy in the least (Mom just happens to be an awesome Edmonton pet photographer.)  We finished our session with a sprinkler (Isla wasn’t about to get anywhere near that), bubbles (Isla was all over those) and watermelon. These are my favourite kind of sessions-  creating a few keepsake portraits, then staying busy and exploring, followed up with snacks and hanging out in your own spaces. I love being able to capture families doing things they love and things they often do together, even when a photographer isn’t around.

Thanks for having in your mom and capturing your adorable family.



  • Teann Dhariwal - March 15, 2016 - 1:40 pm

    Awe! Thank you for your beautiful write up about our little family! We are still in love with these photos and it was a absolute pleasure working with you!

Avery was lucky enough to be born into a family with 2 big sisters to look up to. Momma is blessed to have 3 daughters to love. Dad is grateful to have so many beautiful girls to snuggle. All in all, one perfect little family.

I so happy to have been able to photograph the beginnings of being a family of 5.  Thanks for inviting me into your home to photograph your newest little girl.

All the best,




Little Miss Lennon has couple of pretty talented photographers as parents, so I was pretty honoured they contacted me for family pictures this past year. I fell in love with Lennon the instant I met her. So much sweetness and so much personality in one itty bitty package. And you can just see how much her parents adore her by the way they look at her. Every. Single. Time. I love photographing young families like this. These sessions shows the love that surpasses all exhaustion, every long night of teething, and each early mornings where it seems like you just fell asleep. But these are the years that go by so fast. And I’m so honoured to document them.