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

Well helloooooooooo!  It’s been a while, but the world’s most inconsistent photography blogger has a new post 😉  And this one was created in record time…I mean it, less than a month after our session I’ve got this family’s photos blogged?!  What?  I actually don’t think that’s ever happened.  But these photos and the story […]

T Family Documentary Session – September 25, 2018 | Drayton Valley Documentary Photographer

I have to confess that this “client” is one of my favourites (he happens to be my adorable little nephew).  As you can see from the date in the title, he’s currently a little older than he was in these photos, but what’s a year and a half delay between taking photos and blogging them?  […]

Baby J Newborn Documentary Session – June 25, 2016 | Drayton Valley Documentary Photographer

I can’t overstate how much I enjoy the company of this family.  They’re such a laid back and relaxed group, and it felt like we were a perfect fit for each other.  We’ve done a few session together now, but my friendship with them started waaaay back before any of us parents had kids.  We […]

B Family Documentary Session – September 17, 2017 | Drayton Valley Family Photographer

This photo session began with a Christmas present from the three adult children to their parents.  They purchased a gift card for the photos last Christmas, and we finally caught up with each other by mid-summer.  They chose to document a few hours at the family cabin, which happened to be located near a gorgeous […]

S Family Cabin Lifestyle Session – July 8, 2017 | Drayton Valley Documentary Photographer