I recently had the amazing opportunity to create a film and photos of my latest nephew when he was less than 24 hours old.  The birth of Mr. Jett was eagerly anticipated by everyone in my very large family (the poor kid, he has no idea what he’s been born into!!) and was made even […]

Jett Fresh 48 Film and Photos – 12.24.2019 | Edmonton Newborn Photographer

Hey y’all.  I’m not from Texas, I just love saying that.  And it’s a fun way to start a post, mmm-kay?  I am from Alberta, which some say is the Texas of Canada, but I digress.  I’m writing this post for a couple reasons.  Number one, because December 1st marks the six-month anniversary of my […]

Six Months Later & Our Own Family Film

This film is extra special to me, because mom Kristen was technically my first family film client.  She messaged me and booked instantly about 37 seconds after I had announced that I was offering family films back in January of this year.  I knew she wanted exactly what I was envisioning in my head for […]

Snow Family Film – May 2019 | Drayton Valley Photographer & Family Filmmaker

Ahhh, this winter weather that has appeared all of a sudden here in Drayton Valley already has me longing for warm summer days!  It’s also got me holed up in my house because I hate the cold, which in turn means you all get to see more blog posts.  Yay!  I’m a super sporadic blogger; […]

Mackinnon Family Film – May 2019 | Drayton Valley Photographer & Family Filmmaker

This post is gonna be a bit different than my usual.  I recently went through a medical complication that’s gotten me thinking all kinds of thoughts, and sharing them with you all just felt like something I should do.  Plus I just watched the AMAZING Brene Brown Netflix special “The Call to Courage” and it’s […]

Frozen Faces and Rambling Thoughts – June 7, 2019 | Drayton Valley Documentary Family Photographer

This cutest lil’ couple ever met up with me at their place for a session to commemorate Kirstyn’s growing bump. We hung out in the nursery, where I learned that Mark had actually built the crib (!) for their future peanut himself.   I mean seriously, that’s talent.  Later we played with the dog, had a […]

Kirstyn & Mark Maternity Session – Feb 14, 2019 | Drayton Valley Photographer

  We are undeniably fortunate to have the opportunity to spend a few days in Palm Springs every winter with my in-laws.  If you live in Alberta, you know the winters can be brutally cold and snowy.  Our family has been incredibly lucky to be able to escape the chilly weather with this annual trip […]

A love letter to my kids – February 23, 2019| Drayton Valley Family Filmmaker

I’m over the moon in love with this sweet little family.  They contacted me about a session to document some family time with their little boys.  Their birthdays are within two weeks of each other, and with the youngest turning one and the oldest turning three, it was a special time that they wanted photos […]

Pylatuk Family Photos and Mini-Film – January 27, 2019 | Drayton Valley Family Filmmaker

If you’ve had children, I want you to think back to when they arrived earth-side.   You know that feeling the first time you see them, the first time they’re placed in your arms…when your entire body fills with looooooooooove, when you want to laugh and cry and smile and squeeeeze them all at the same […]

Goertzen Family Keepsake Film – January 12, 2019 | Drayton Valley Family Filmmaker

Can we have a talk about the third child?  I’ve always heard the third one is the “crazy” one, the wild child, the one that will make you pull your hair out.  Personal experience has completely confirmed this in my own life (though our third child is usually the one doing the pulling of the […]

Baby B In-Home Newborn Session – April 11, 2018 | Drayton Valley Documentary Family Photographer