Sunday, February 27, 2011

♥ Baby Tayte ♥

Ok Im lucky. Luckier than the average bear. For so many reasons, but getting to photograph pregnant women, newborn babies, and changed families is something so special. I had the amazing opportunity to be a part of Tayte's birth and let me tell you he has one incredible Mama. He came out so cute and little and on his big sisters second birthday to boot! The emotion in these images speaks for itself. A new sister, a mother of two. I feel so blessed to be able to see women through this process and help preserve the amazing experience that birth is. I always strive to make my photography an expression of the family or person I am photographing. The sessions need to be simple and I never spend time researching poses or planning too much. I am a people person and engaging on that relational level with my clients far outweighs being the best at what I do or impressing people who are photography aficionados. Being in love with the connection is more than enough to satisfy me. My clients witness this first hand, because making the session memorable, sensitive and unique is what is most important to me and to them. I feel honored. Truly. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I love my job.

Just Moments Old...  ♥
Human touch. Unspoken Connection.

P.s. Thank you SO much for everything you have given me Raylene.. ♥

Monday, February 21, 2011

♥ Sweet Baby Colby ♥

I have known Jenn for years. Her sis and I have been buddies since grade six so I was so thrilled to get a chance to photograph this little cutie. Even though Jenn has two older children, she is so natural and graceful with her newborn. Colby was calm and alert for most of our session and considering he is already a month old, was very cooperative with the many different poses we tried. I have the most amazing job and it being involved with amazing families like this that make it extra extra special. Enjoy the post guys! this one has the most proofs I have ever yielded from a newborn session so you definitely have your work cut out for you when it comes time to choose your favorite images.

Monday, February 14, 2011

♥ The Beautiful Miss Megan ♥

Megan asked me a while back if I was interested in doing a funky/sexy boudoir session in the wintery forest and you know what I said? HECK YES! My little passion for fashion always comes out at sessions like this and doing them is really tons of fun! I even got to do Megs' makeup ( and we did so right on location ) so it would be the freshest it could be. These shots are a surprise for her honey on valentines and I hope he loves them :) Enjoy! Megan, you are so beautiful inside and out you made this session so much fun, I cant wait to cross professional paths (or more) in the future!

P.S. This post is short for good reason. Due to the, um, sexy nature of these photos there were limited options for those I could blog! If you're friends with Meg, make sure you ask her to see the proofs :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

♥ Arbonne by Penny ♥

I'll admit I was blown away the first time I heard of Arbonne. After knowing Penny for a few years ( and I photographed her son Brad last year at grad) I was really excited to hear more about this amazing line of body care and makeup products. Arbonne is actually a 30 year old company that has a very strong commitment to green, sustainable and responsible formulations and you can definitely see and FEEL the difference. Not only are all of the products completely vegan, but even the packaging is renewable with full FSC certification. They also take full responsibility in harvesting and replenishing the botanicals they use and even ensure they never use endangered plant species in their formulations. I am personally very attracted to their makeup products. Comparable to MAC or other department stores, Arbonne really performs with the big boys but sets itself WAY apart by being safe and chemical-free. As far as Penny is concerned, you will never meet a kinder, more beautiful woman. Her commitment to a satisfied client is beyond question and she will always come to the rescue if you need her (ie, Arbonne Gellee, a cooling, botanical-filled gel that Penny hooked me up with after an unfortunate tanning bed incident I would rather not discuss in too much embarrassing detail!). Its actually pretty safe to say that Penny works her butt off and I am truly proud to say I know her :) Enjoy these images Penny, any excuse to hang out with you for a few hours is a good one, taking your pictures was far from work!

Friday, February 4, 2011

♥Beautiful Raylene♥

There are few things as exquisite as a woman with a belly in 'full bloom'. I am always so compelled toward pregnancy and for those of you that know me personally, you understand how much passion I have about it! Everything about Raylene is graceful and lovely so, naturally, taking her photos was so easy. She was willing to get cold and wet at Goose Spit, even in the middle of January. With her baby due to make his/her appearance in less than two weeks, we decided adding a little bit of Valentines Day hearts was in order and I really like how these images turned out! Thanks again for being so brave and going through with the wintery beach shoot, I hope you love the images and are nice and toasty warm now!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Etheria by GoldSpun

Well I've finally done it! After months of thought and inspiration I have finally started producing fine art prints of uniquely edited nature scenery and insects. Trying to find the beauty on a macro level is something I have always loved, long before I ever owned an SLR and I seriously have an obsession with the details. Call it being a virgo, a natural thinker, or just maturing into an observational woman, I have really begun to embrace the little everyday miracles our Mother Earth has to offer us. I am constantly awed by the beauty of Vancouver Island. We literally live in the most beautiful place on earth and sometimes, with our busy lives, its easy to miss it. These images are meant to preserve memories, and make you stop to enjoy the moments you may otherwise miss living your busy life. I will occasionally blog images that will be for sale on an ultra-limited basis so that your canvas or float print of that image STAYS unique. Thanks you to all of my fans for your continued support in 2011 and stay tuned for an Etheria by GoldSpun contest coming SOON!