Photography is the best kind of magic. Each photograph has the potential to capture something unique and telling. Family photography can be more the poses and stiff smiles, I want to capture real interactions and genuine smiles that tell your family's story.
I am located in Airdrie, Alberta with my husband and sweet daughter Rachel. I have always loved photographs. Some of my earliest memories include going through the photo albums my mom put together. My life changed when I bought my first digital camera. It was small, silver and gave me the opportunity to capture my life as I saw it. A few years later, before the birth of my second daughter I received my first DSLR camera for Christmas. I began taking photos of my daughters, friends, family and really anyone who would tolerate a camera being around them.
In 2014, my three year old daughter Sarah lived life with cancer for three months before passing away. It was a very difficult time that brought a lot of clarity. The photos that I had always cherished became a monument to my daughter. It didn’t matter whether I had one chin or five, I realized more then ever that those photos held a sliver of time that I would never get back.
My photography began to reflect those hard lessons. The rules of photography began to matter less and my desire to capture the people I love in authenticity.
This began my discovery of documentary family photography which influences the way I direct sessions.