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Last time I photographed the Scade family we were on the beach in beautiful Honduras, and Stephanie was still expecting their son, Ari. We had some magic light that evening and had amazing little session. I was pretty happy when all the stars aligned yet again for our session in anticipation of the arrival of their third child.  There’s not much better then golden light on a warm fall evening. I wanted to soak every last minute of that sunshine up- and winter came not too far after.  I love these people like my own family, they’re some of my favourites in the whole world- and for good reason, they are some of the kindest most genuine people you could ever meet.  And now I’m looking forward to photographing them again this spring in the green rolling hills of Ireland. What’s the chances we can get another evening of perfect sun? I’ll take my chances!





I started my career only photographing weddings. I was shooting 30-40 weddings a year, loving every single minute of it. Fast forward 5 years and the birth of my beautiful baby girl…I knew I couldn’t give that many weddings that time and dedication they needed.  I love to pour my heart into shooing weddings, so I soon decided to limit my collection to two weddings a month. I couldn’t be happier with that decision. I am able to give my clients all the time and love they deserve, and I get to be the best mom I can. Balance is a magical (and tricky!) thing.  It was a difficult to stop doing something I love so much, but it has worked out so well in the end.  And now I have so many incredible weddings to share on this blog that have been waiting for their moment in the spotlight.

I choose to feature Katherine and Stephan first. I love this wedding because of their pure emotion through the day. I love reminding my brides to just me themselves- if you want to laugh, laugh, if you need to cry, cry. It’s okay to let it out and be fully present in your day, without worrying about being “perfect”. Those big emotions are what tells your story. Katherine and Stephan connected with their whole hearts throughout the day and it shows through the photos. They didn’t stop laughing, they didn’t stop enjoying just being together. They were their most authentic selves and I loved being apart of their story.

Thank you for allowing me to document your day. Thank you for just being yourselves. Thank you for letting me follow along with your incredible world travels through instagram. I love seeing you live your best lives.



Coordinator- Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Make-up and Hair- Behind the Blush

Flowers- FaBLOOMosity

Cake- Crave Cupcakes

Rentals- Special Event Rentals 

Also, check out their apple blossom engagement session, here.


I had the pleasure of meeting this adorable family because they were  the winners of silent auction donation. I am often asked to donate family sessions as an auction item and love to do so whenever possible.  There are so many honourable causes I love to support… and the bonus is I get to  work with new families that I may not have met otherwise, like this awesome family of four. These guys were just so fun and truly genuine, kind people. I loved getting to know them through our time together. I also love photographing families at places they love-  special places that they frequent or places near and dear to their heart.  If you’re looking for a family lifestyle session that brings out your personalities, send me a message and let’s connect!



I love when I get to see and photograph the same families over and over again. It’s right up there as one of my favourite parts of my job. Snuggling new babies is also one of those favourite parts, so repeat newborn clients definitely make me very happy. After all the craziness that was their maternity session ( that one unfortunately ended up with us on the phone to the police to report a creeper in a park) it was great to have a lovely, quiet newborn portrait session. Little Alex was too sweet, even if his big brother nearly stole the show with his cuteness.

Congrats on your new addition and I look forward to photographing the many milestones to come <3


I was lucky enough to live only a few doors down from this adorable family for a few years before we built our new house.   While they are adorable, they’re also some of the kindest people you could meet. I  was sad to leave them as neighbours, but happy I could still photograph their family this summer.  We had a wonderful family lifestyle session in the river valley, playing in the water on a warm August evening. And any session that ends with ice cream (and fresh carrots from the garden!) in the backyard is pretty perfect by me! I love a shooting mix a documentary style photography along with portraits to give to Grandma- definitely love to  photograph your family connections every way I can.

Thanks Patten Family for being all around awesome, the new neighbours are lucky to have you!