I grew up surrounded by forests, in a home filled with music. We were a forestry family moving around rural Alberta, with gravel roads, grass fields, birch forests, and endless sky. We eventually settled in the Northern Alberta Boreal, surrounded by an ocean of black spruce, where three rivers meet.
I was curious and a little shy, the magic of childhood a catalyst for my imagination. You could find me constantly exploring by foot and bike with my sisters, in the garden with my Dad, drawing pictures under my Mom’s baby grand piano as she practiced, reading in bed until my back hurt. My mother, a musician, inspired artistry among my sisters and I. Between the three of us girls, I was the most visual of my sisters, my younger sisters later each pursued writing and music respectively. I was constantly drawing, painting, sculpting, and creating.
A crusade for knowledge and dreams of exploring were the prologue to hitchhiking around New Zealand alone at 19, later wandering through India, trekking the Annapurna in Nepal, and wildland fire fighting. I sought a fragile balance of exploration while seeking the subtleties where beauty resides; on streets where I could never have imagined so many people, in the steam of lemon tea in the high Himalayas, on an empty highway of a volcanic island, and as a four year old on the warm sunspot of the carpet as it stretches across the room.
Today, I am a mother to two beautiful, inquisitive, energetic boys. I married my love. I document our life through photographic images, how we are, how we evolve each day. I want to capture both the curiosity and the calamity in that beautiful unparalleled magic that exists in childhood, in love, and in our everyday.
I am a natural light photographer based in Calgary, Alberta and able to travel to surrounding areas. My artistic style is in shadows and natural light, raw moments, real life. I document maternity, newborns, families, love: a window in your life.
Our session aims to capture the heart of your family, your story, emotion, and connection. Every family is different, and every session is unique. I will take some posed photographs for posterity’s sake, but I follow more of a documentary and true lifestyle approach. Our session will be comfortable, it will not be rushed. We will let it evolve to the time that is needed. Sessions are at your home or on location.
Session rates are $375.00
Includes session time, carefully edited images in an online gallery for viewing images,
and a 4x6 proof book with ~40 prints.
~ Digital files, prints & packages are sold separately ~
Please connect with me for any inquiries on session details, prints & packages, or any other questions you may have.
I would be very happy to hear from you!
Please note that I have a limited number of sessions per month.