THE SPARK

Photography has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Since I was born, there hasn’t been an occasion or milestone undocumented by my dad. Some of my favourite moments I remember as a kid have been beach days with my family, making paper mache messes with my sister, making silly faces at the camera and spending time with all our pets growing up. I marvel at the human connection and am so glad that my parents made sure to document all our moments, good, the ugly and everything in between.

I savour slow mornings with a cup of coffee however often end up drinking them at luke warm temperatures. In the summer months, you’ll find me with my partner, Ty, and our dog, Buhda, hiking up as many trails as we can find. Call me weird, but I sometimes find joy in simple tasks like checking the mail, ironing my clothes and doing the dishes – it helps me clear my head. I am a dreamer and my happiest when immersed in a musical or when travelling to new places (usually out in nature!). Capturing magic in the seemingly mundane moments in our everyday life is what I live and breathe for.

Fun facts: Back in Film school, I took a bartending course and am certified to pour drinks. On occasion, I fill in my time with background acting. You may see me on shows such as Riverdale and The Good Doctor.

 

LET’S BE FRIENDS

While my relationship with you is technically business to client, I prefer to see us as potential friends. If you like what you see and feel the same way, I’d love to chat over coffee, beer or perhaps you’d like to share what one of your favourites is! I’m always down to try new things. If our styles don’t quite jive, hey, no hard feelings. We’re just different is all. Looking forward to hanging out and getting some great photos taken!

 

My Promise

It’s no secret that technology has changed the way we look at our memories. It’s so easy to take a photo, hit post and then forget that memory even happened. Time after time, we tell ourselves we’ll find a day to get those prints made or start designing that photo album, but life happens.

Have you ever looked back at those crunchy, dusty photo albums that your parents or grandparents put together when you were growing up? You know that odd mix of feels that say, “omg is there going to be something embarrassing coming up?!” and “oh my LOOK at our childhood playground!”? Those are called warm fuzzies. Every time I look through photos of a point in my life that I might not have been around for, it generates a feeling, a spark, whether that’s giggling at that bowl haircut and those terrible bangs. Or maybe an emotional time during your grandparents’ lives. Every time I look back at old photos, I open up a world of understanding of myself.

During your session, I want you to do what truly matters, and that is to spend time with your loved ones. Be silly, laugh, cry, jump, run. Cherish these moments, because they go by so quickly. I am not your neighbourhood mall portrait studio. I am not going to pose you in a way that is unnatural and uncomfortable to you. My goal is to capture honest, raw and organic moments. When you look back at your photos, 10, 20, 30 years from now, I want you to flip through those photo albums and remember these moments for how they actually were, not a copy of someone else.

My job is not complete until I’ve helped get your memories placed in your home whether up on the walls or in an album so you can always look to them for comfort and joy. If you’re not doing it for yourselves, do it for your kids and future generations to come. Trust me, they’ll be grateful. I know I am.

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