Family photography unlike anything you've experienced before.


Unposed, nostalgic, and candid family photography experiences that preserve your family exactly as you existed together.


Photos that you and your children will love is my goal.




Each day your kiddos are doing adorable things, reaching new milestones, and growing up too fast. You want to document the simple moments as much as the big ones, but you want to be in those photos with your children.


Thirty years from now, your kids will be glad you were too. 

I love nostalgic images and am inspired by the connections that parents have with their children. I also love documenting the realness of childhood. Themes regularly present in my family work include the smallness, curiosity and shamelessness of being a kid.

When I photograph your family I imagine your kids remembering their childhood through these photographs. This idea guides me as I ask, "what photos will mean the most to these kids when they are grown?"

This is why I believe so much in the importance of candidly documenting your family and children exactly as you are and why it is the only way I will photograph a family.




I will ask you to open your hearts and your home to me so that I can blend in with your family for the day and document your life, as you exist together, from an insider's perspective. 

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Just a few ideas to get you thinking for your in-home documentary session!

Baking chocolate chip cookies

Your kids will love this and be encouraged to be as messy as possible. And, at the end of the end session - everyone gets a treat!


New baby, first steps, last day of grade one, first day of grade twelve. These moments can define your children and having them documented wil be a gift for them as they get older.

In the garden

Endless possibilities for captivating photos of your family working together in the yard, doing regular chores or planting a special garden.

Bedtime routine

Following dinner, this session idea would capture the chaos and the sweet moments of your nightly bedtime routine with kids (cleaning-up, brushing teeth, bed time stories, cuddle with mom or dad, jumping on the bed).

Sandcastle building at the cottage

Be in the moment with your kids as they build the most epic sandcastle on the beach near your cottage.

A day in the life of your family at home

From breakfast to bed-time, plan a session for a full day in your life! Every moment is worth documenting.

A back to school shopping trip.

This was a special time for me with my mom. One of the few times experience that I had her all to myself! This would be a great session to plan with your child who loves to shop the most!

Fishing with Dad

Or any other activity that is quality time with Dad.

Seasonal activities, such as decorating the Christmas Tree

Christmas is full of amazing family-filled traditions to be photographed!

Family game night

No explanation needed - just an awesome idea!


Collections have been designed to provide a thorough photography experience.

Included with each collection is the unposed photography session at your home or location of choice, the high-resolution and retouched digital images with full printing rights, and a printing credit. Also included, endless tips and planning assistance to help you prepare for your photography session with me.

Sessions range from three hours up to a full day in your life.

Collections begin at $950 plus HST and travel (if applicable).

Contact me to discuss your family's in-home documentary session and for full pricing details

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Photographs are meant to be printed, displayed, and preserved. 

Technology will become obsolete, and cannot be passed down from generation to generation.

This is why I believe in the importance of high-quality printed products, and why I believe it is part of my job as your photographer to make sure you print your photos and have access to print products that will last. 


Regardless of what family session experience you book with me, a print credit is included as an inherent part of every photography experience I provide.

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