Archive for the 'portraits' Category


caelyn’s family photos

The other weekend was Caelyn’s first communion and since the family would be all dressed up, her Mom thought it would be a good opportunity for some family photos!


jenny + baby

I was really excited when my long-time friend, Jenny, approached me to shoot a maternity session for her; not just because she’s beautiful and really easy to photograph, but because she wanted “to do more artsy stuff”. We had lots of fun experimenting with different ideas and had great light to play with!

I love sharing in people’s special moments and documenting different stages in their lives. I photographed Jenny and her husband, Gerard, when their first son was almost one, before and after the arrival of their second son, and now these photos awaiting the arrival of their third child. I also photographed Jenny’s uncle’s wedding and her sister’s wedding! We we’re hoping I’d be able to document the birth of the latest addition to their family, but unfortunately little Evie arrived when I was in Ottawa for my exhibit reception. :(  But that’s okay; I’m sure there will be more special moments to come… 

jenny + baby


baby kaelen

Earlier in December I had the privilege of photographing 4-week old Baby Kaelen. He was such a well-behaved little trooper; all smiley and attentive when he was awake, and so easy to pose when he fell asleep!

Congratulations Penny and Karthik!

baby kaelen


another boy!

I photographed Catherine and Jay a couple of months ago when they were expecting their third child. At the time, their two boys thought the new baby was going to be a girl.  Well boys…you have another brother! Welcome to the world, Sam!


fall family fun

Valleyview Gardens in Oshawa was a perfect backdrop for fun family photos. It was a bit of a chilly day, but Glen and his family enjoyed the fall colours and had fun playing in the park, while “Les-lady” enjoyed the gorgeous light.  :)


catherine & jay

I enjoyed spending a morning of reading books and playing games with Catherine and Jay and their two boys.  They are expecting their third child in a couple of months.  The boys keep changing their minds about whether it will be a girl or a boy; right now, they think it might be a girl.  I guess we’ll all have to wait and see… :)


june, jerry & lauren katelyn

Back in June 2008, I photographed June and Jerry’s lovely outdoor wedding.  I was very happy to hear about their new little arrival… and was even more excited when they contacted me to take photos of 3-week-old Lauren Katelyn.  It’s so wonderful to have shared another happy moment in their lives! Congratulations, June and Jerry!



baby caitlyn

I’ve known Chris and Kathy for…gosh, about 10 years now.  Chris used to play drums in a band with my husband.  A few days before I left on my trip to Uganda, I photographed Chris and Kathy before the arrival of their second child. I’m glad I was able to squeeze them in because little Caitlyn was born while I was away. Now four weeks old, Caitlyn was alert, awake and so well-behaved during her shoot. Both her and big sister, Claira, are such naturals in front of the camera. Not surprising given both parents are performers!

Congratulations guys!  :) 


Baby Brennan

I had the pleasure of photographing a new little being this past weekend. Brennan is the son of my sister-in-law’s brother. I don’t know what kind of relation that makes me — if at all! — but it was a joy to meet him and spend some time with him and his proud parents. Congratuations Kellie and Bryan!


family portraits

I recently did a portrait shoot for Alex and her lovely family.  I loved their great big bed; it was the perfect spot for some family photos!  Then we went outside and played in the leaves.


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