I'm your storytelling photographer! I grew up in Maple Ridge, but throughout my life I lived in Nelson, B.C., Fairbanks, Alaska, Kelowna, B.C., Westbank, B.C., and am now happily residing in Summerland, B.C. where my husband and I decided was the most beautiful community to settle down in to raise our son Kezlin. My son was born in 2018, and he is my light who inspired me to start Moments for Mamas. I feel a rush when I capture the most incredible emotions through my lens - and then when I begin the editing process I complete my vision by chasing colours, adding warmth, enhancing those rich, earthy tones, and bringing my art to life. I shoot when the light is soft and luminous at sunset.
My childhood was spent playing outdoors until the street lights began to dim. The imagination of a child is a wonderful thing, and I always remember my imagination was embraced and encouraged, screen-free, and wild. I thrived on genuine human connection and that's what I'm really after when I'm telling a family's story at a session -real connection letting families be who they are in the moment as I'm a fly on the wall capturing all the details, emotion, and love. I’m inspired by the strength of women, movement, nature, and water. Staying connected to where we come from, our earth, and grounded to our purpose is going to keep us creating rich and intuitive content.
Sessions with Moments for Mamas.
Your life becomes my studio. I want you to let your hair down, and take a deep breath, Mama. In this moment, no one is judging you. I want to see your family's wild side. Let's get lost in the forest, wiggle our toes in the sand, get blown away by the wind, and run into the waves. A typical session with me is very different than what you might expect. I want to ignore me - pretend I'm not even there. I want you to be present and connecting with each other, not with me. I'm literally a fly on the wall capturing all the details, giving you soft prompts and direction, and for the odd shot when I want you to look at me I'll let you know. I'm a storytelling photographer specializing in Motherhood. I like to follow the temperament of your children - if they're shy and tired, we get cozy and take snuggle shots, if they start to warm up to me we can play their favourite game, run around and jump in your arms, or explore what they think is interesting around them. This is what makes your session so unique - you will not have the same images as the family I photographed before you. Every child is so unique, and so is your family, and so are your images. I find this is the best way to get the most genuine emotion in your photographs. We might get dirty, we might take a little adventure. I offer sessions anytime during the weekend, and weekday's in the evenings (winter time is weekends only). I shoot when the light is soft and luminous (sunset). The session is finally complete with style. When you book with me, I send you a complete PDF Styling Guide and assist you with what to wear from fabrics to colours, and I also have a full client closet available to you. Styling is huge when it comes to my work following my guide and suggestions really ensures consistent work that you see in my portfolio and makes the entire artwork cohesive.