I remember sitting on the floor with my mom in my grandmother's kitchen, sifting through old photographs of her as a young girl. With each image, they would tell me a story. I would learn a little more about them, about their great loves and adventures, about this lifetime that somehow lead to mine. Their memories became my memories over time. I grew to appreciate who my mother was before me, what her spirit was made of and how so much of it was already within me.
Imagery became an incredibly powerful thing in my life. So much of our own memories stem from the images we see in our photo albums and the stories we're told. My daughter is only two years old right now. I know as she grows, memories will inevitably fade. I know that the adventures we're having today, will be the stories I tell her in twenty years. I want to help her remember as much as possible. I want to fill her past with gratitude and beauty. I want her to know this version of herself and this version of me.
Documenting motherhood is my way of helping women savour this transitional period in their lives. I hope these images make it into a photo book and become covered in little tiny finger prints. I hope the edges fade, but the memories last.
Motherhood Mini Sessions
TBD - Autumn 2018
These sessions take place in a beautiful, naturally lit studio in downtown Toronto. Each session runs 30 minutes in length and will result in 15 edited images.
The theme for these sessions is 'organic motherhood' and we will be focusing on capturing natural and authentic portraits of you and your loves.
There will be music, flowers and a little something to help you connect with your mama spirit.
Spaces are limited!
Motherhood Portrait Package - $850+hst
The Motherhood Portrait Package offers both a Maternity and Newborn session in your chosen location.
Each session runs for 90 minutes and results in 50 edited images provided to you in an online gallery.
We'll work together to plan a time in your journey where you're feeling comfortable and connected. My intention is to document you in a natural and candid way. We'll spend less time posing, and more time feeling. We'll honour your body and quiet your mind. You'll probably laugh a lot, cry a little and hopefully walk away with a few more stories to tell.
Your partners and family members are more than welcome to join in for some images as well.
Motherhood Lifestyle Session - $500+hst
These are single sessions for mothers in any stage of their journey.
This session is 90 minutes long and results in 50 edited images provided in an online gallery.
Some days are busy and chaotic, unpredictable and hard. Others are softer and quiet, in rhythm and balance. All of them move past us. During this time together, we'll capture the real life your living right now. The funny, messy, intimate and true. I hope these images are the ones you try to crawl back into down the road. The ones that remind you what their shampoo smelt like, how their hair curled around their ears and what their tiny voice sounded like.