Posted on August 22, 2012
My apologies for ignoring my blog, Facebook page, website and everything else for so long. I really am here and I am still working despite what creative stories may have surfaced! I have been a bit sidelined with some health issues making it a bit difficult to book clients because I never know when I’m going to hit a tough patch and be out of commission – meaning my timelines are very unpredictable which is not the way I like to run my business. For this reason, I am NOT booking any more clients for the rest of 2012 so that I can really focus on getting myself healthy. Nothing serious – but I’m pretty sure if I don’t listen to my body on this one it could turn into something uglier since let’s face it, I’m no spring chicken.
So in the meantime – I have tons of gorgeous little ones to update to my blog and website, plus a new website in the works that should be launching sometime before November. I am booking for 2013 now , so it’s never too early to send off an email if you are interested as I will not be taking as many clients per month.
I am also on the hunt for an assistant again! If you know of anyone let me know. I would love a young person, a university or college student would be great. Someone who could help me one day a week with some communication, paper work, correspondence, deliveries, packaging, etc. would be amazing. Of course if I could book sessions on the day my assistant was here – it’s always nice to have an assistant for sessions so this could be a great learning opportunity for someone wanting to get into the photography business. Hiring someone will let me focus more on the creative side of my business which is what I really love to do (the administrative side….. not so much!). I think I pay well and can be really flexible with days and times so if you think you know someone have them email me since one of my biggest problems is that I never seem to find time to return phone calls!! I hope to be adding some new images soon and updating other things when I can – I really appreciate everyone’s patience and emails of well wishes over the last few months, I really do thank you for your support.
I will leave you with some fairly recent images of baby Rhys. She is still the happiest little baby – and I am SO excited as I will be an Auntie again in a few weeks! I will be flying out to Vancouver Island to photograph my new niece once she is born and cannot wait to get my first newborn shots by the ocean…….
Posted on December 17, 2011
Meet Baby H…. the fourth girl in this gorgeous family! Just 6 days old and so precious, we managed to get some great shots with her adoring sisters and of course lots of her on her own. Girls – you were awesome! Thanks so much for being such rock stars.
Thanks for your patience J&D, I will have your gallery up really soon. In the meantime, here are a few of my faves…enjoy!
Posted on October 11, 2011
So I think it’s pretty well known that I do not often do family sessions. I do make exceptions for families who have been with me since their newborn session, which applies to this family. I have done four sessions for them over the two years – and this was finally going to be the chance to get EVERYONE in on a picture, even Dad. Things do not always worked out as planned though. The little one was in a bit of a mood – so we were in a hurry trying to beat the clock before she melted. Then we went to go down one of my fave alleys to get to a great spot for photos and they were filming a slasher film in the alley. Seriously. I had to chat with the crew and plead that they all turn around while the family filed through – the last thing we needed was for one of the kids to see some Freddie Krueger look alike and be scared for their life. Despite the drama – we got some great shots and hopefully even some with the entire family! Enjoy your sneak peek C&T, I will have your gallery up soon!
Posted on July 8, 2011
I’m going to apologize in advance for limited blog posts over the summer. I did not get my wrist surgery but have been told to rest my hand/wrist for the summer, so will be limiting both my camera and computer time. Hopefully this will help heal some things so that I can be pain free in the near future! I will still be working on my new website and a few other things, but for the most part will be taking the summer off to spend time with my family and heal!
Here are some shots from Mexico. It was awesome to just shoot with my kids, it seems like ages since I’ve had the chance to do that… a few new faves in here for sure…..
Posted on June 14, 2011
You may recognize this little gem from previous blog posts. When her parents booked with me, I had a collection pacakage that included 3 sessions throughout the year. I had discontinued them because early last year I transitioned to photographing newborns only – and that keeps me busy enough! You also may recognize her as I have quite a few of her pictures plastered all over Urban Infant Magazine and West Coast Kids. But I have to say that I love seeing my little models grow and develop over the year. It was so awesome to hang with little Miss A. and see how she’s grown into a little girl with sugar and quite a bit of spice! Loved this session and it was a blast to get shots of a toddler for a change. T&C – you are great clients and I look forward to our hipster session in August. T – you MUST be in the August session, no excuses. Talk to you soon – hope you are feeling better soon C.
Posted on January 13, 2011
Meet Baby K. and his crew… a calm and peaceful little man with the coolest brother in town. I was so impressed with his three year old brother who helped me tons and cooperated so well for a few shots with his little bro. And it was near impossible to take a good shot of Mr. J – check out his hair! Thanks for your patience mom and dad – enjoy your sneak peek. I will have your images up very soon.
Posted on October 5, 2010
I have been wanting to take some shots of these two for a year now – I thought they would make great covers of one of the magazines I provide images for. It just didn’t work out last year so when their mom asked me to take some shots of them this fall I jumped at the chance! As sweet as they are cute – these two are some of my favourite kids in the league. My own kids adore them and I love how their personality came through in so many of the shots we took. Thanks for a fun afternoon you guys!
Posted on July 24, 2010
I got to hang out with Baby A. and her family last week. I haven’t seen them in four months – they are on my Milestones plan and I love seeing how much everyone has changed since our last session. Baby A. is six months old and just the happiest baby in the league – so easy to photograph! Enjoy your images guys – here’s hoping we can snag Dad for a few next time!! Your gallery will be up very soon.
Posted on June 5, 2010
Baby K….only four days old and very easy to get a long with! We loved her little wrinkles, and had to highlight them in a few images as she probably won’t have them for long! Thanks for a great session you guys – I look forward to seeing you again. A huge shout out to Magda Kirkwood as well – great energy and great insight to make newborn sessions go even better…
Posted on May 16, 2010
Okay, get ready for an image heavy post! I was approached by Telus TV to do a profile on my business, specifically ‘How to Improve your Photography’ tips that are covered in the H.I.P workshop that I have been offering through Modern Mama (http://www.modernmama.ca). We shot the segment downtown with a few models and a mom, showing some tips and techniques to remember when taking everyday shots of your own kids. It was a really fun afternoon….though a bit chaotic! My youngest daughter was having one of those days and just wasn’t into TV cameras and having her picture taken. I ended up taking my girls back the next day so I could get some shots of them relaxed and having fun. Here’s some shots from the sequel to the Telus TV photo shoot! More about that later….