Tags archives: lifestyle

  • Eowyn | Motherhood Session

  • Documenting Motherhood, at any stage, is a passion of mine.
    As a photographer, Kandyce shares that passion with me.
    and as mother of three herself, she knows all too well how quickly time passes.
    So when she asked me to come and document her time with her third sweet babe,
    I jumped at the opportunity.
    Kandyce offers her families these gorgeous ‘Milk Bath’ sessions, and asked if I would do one for her.
    So after we spent some time snuggling the ‘men’ in her life, it was just us girls.
    Eowyn stole my heart to say the least,
    and I was grateful in between shots to sneak in a few snuggles myself.
    Kandyce bravely opened herself up
    and allowed me to photograph intimate and sacred moments
    between her and her daughter,
    in the most beautiful way.
    I was truly honoured.

    Thank you Kandyce.

  • Brittany & Ian | Lifestyle Maternity

  • Ive been really excited to finally meet Brittany and Ian.
    We have many mutual friends and grew up in the same area,
    but until now, have never crossed paths!
    Exceeding all of my expectations for how wonderful they are,
    I fell in love with their carefree nature and excitement
    for the journey they are about the embark on.

    Their Maternity session was taken beside the sea they love,
    spending most of their free time aboard their sailboat,
    it seemed most fitting and completely prefect.

    While we wait on the call that a baby is on its way…
    a few of my favourites from our session!

  • Morning with the Eastman Family | Documentary Session

  • Heather wanted something authentic to them.
    And so I suggested that I come over, and just spend the morning with them.
    She told me I could come in my PJ’s, that they would all still be in theirs.

    How wonderful.

    There is a certain sense of vulnerability with these kinds of sessions.
    And even she didn’t really know what this would look like.
    I knew…because I can see it as its happening.
    In showing her and Kory the sneak peeks from our session a few days later
    she told me that they were perfect.
    That they made her fall in love with her boys all over again.
    Can’t say that I blame her,
    the boys, all of ย them, including Kory…are wonderful.
    And capturing their sweet personalities
    in the home that the love and are growing up in,
    was a dream.

    One day, when she is gone, her family will have theses images,
    tangible memories of her as a mother, them together as a family
    and a little window into how blessed they are.
    Totally ordinary moments, filled with love and adventure.

    The moments of our everyday become the map of who we are.
    To me they are the most important things to document.
    And what we treasure most in our hearts.

    I hope you enjoy my morning with the Eastman Family.
    I sure did.
    And I cant wait to come back again next year.

  • A Morning with Theo | Documentary Family

  • Meet Theo.
    Actually….fall in love with Theo.
    I sure did.
    It was about this time last year that I visited their home.
    There was a long awaited baby in her belly
    and I spent my time with them
    documenting them together, before they became parents.
    How excited was I to get an email inviting me to come back!
    This time..to photograph a happy, smiling gorgeous little boy.

    This session brings such a huge smile to my face.
    It encompasses for me every inch of the love a parent has for their child.
    Little Theo is thriving in the love that surrounds him,
    that is clear to see.
    One of the most amazing things to witness and even more to be able to capture it,
    here are some of my very favourite images of my
    morning with Theo.

  • The Bates Family | Lifestyle Family

  • I met the completely adorable Bates Family at one of my favourite local spots.
    As Felina said, the walkway would be perfect for containing
    ‘active’ toddlers and the bird sighting are always a great distraction.
    The beautiful, rich fall colours and textures surrounding us
    were the perfect backdrop against this beautiful, fun family.
    Oscar and Leila were perfect,
    tolerating me, my camera and my antics during nap and snack times
    which is asking a lot from such sweet little people.
    (and big people too! lol)

    It was hard to narrow down some favourites,
    I loved them all,
    But here are some that pulled at my heart.

  • Stephanie | Lifestyle Maternity

  • I met Stephanie, Ryan and little Hannah at the Ocean side.
    The family had just settled in after a cross country move from Saskatchewan.
    Even just the thought of having her maternity photos near the ocean
    was so exciting for all of them.
    Hannah spent most of her time throwing rocks into water,
    as toddler do.
    In just a short while, she will become a big sister,
    and I get to go visit the family in their new home once they get settled in.

    I have loved getting to know them,
    and look forward to many more of our sessions together
    as they navigate parenthood with two beautiful girls and
    the wonderful ‘island life’.

  • The Tromp Family | Ashley Marston Photography

  • Over 4 years I have watched this beautiful family grow.
    I started photographing Yui and Mike the day they got married,
    and now, here we are, two beautiful children later.
    Every time I photograph them I enjoy our visit.
    I love getting to see the kids grow and I ‘think’ Rebecca may be warming up to me ๐Ÿ˜‰
    How lucky am I to be the one to capture them year after year.

    I know these photographs will make their way to Japan,
    and so I hope that her family enjoys seeing the beautiful love filled life
    that she has here in Canada.

    Here are some of my favourite of the Tromp Family!

  • The Worrall Family

  • Ive been close to Aylas’ Story from the day she was born.
    Not only have I been friends with her mom for 15 years,
    But each year I have documented her life with the people she loves.
    A wonderful circle of people that love, care for and nurture her
    as she navigates life with cerebral palsy.

    What I love most about Ayla is her tenacity. That, she gets from her mom.
    Her cheekiness comes from her dad
    and her wonderful heart comes from the outpouring of love and patience
    that comes her way both in her home and every where she goes,
    and from everyone she meets.
    Because her smile and personality is infectious, and as my son Tate says
    “Everybody Loves Ayla”

    ….and he’s right.

  • Rosie | Lifestyle Newborn

  • When shooting, editing and blogging this adorable newborn session,
    Im fairly certain that a smile never left my face.
    This family is as sweet and funny as they are adorable,
    and if I didn’t have to go home to my own kids,
    I could have just as happily moved myself in for the week
    to share in the laugher, toddler conversations and baby snuggles.

    Little Rosie is about the sweetest thing you ever did see.
    Her easy going nature and big bright eyes fit right in here.

    I was so happy and honoured to come over to celebrate her arrival.

    So incredibly hard to choose favourites…
    So prepare for an over share ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Nora | Lifestyle Newborn

  • Celebrating and Welcoming sweet babies into the world
    is what brings me the most joy.
    I love walking into the home that has heard her first cry,
    will see her first steps, and the door she will be heading out to kindergarten from.
    Sweet, sweet Nora has been blessed with the most wonderful beginning.
    I am so happy and honoured that I was able to photograph a glimpse into that.

    Ever so hard to even begin to pick favourites from this session,
    I had to tryโ€ฆ

    These were the ones that made my heart swell.

    Welcome to the world Darling Nora

  • The Lee Family | Lifestyle Family

  • Let me tell you about the Lees
    (Every time I say that the lyrics for ‘Let me tell you about the Birds and the Bees’ pop up in my head)

    Maybe Ill start by telling you all the things that I love about the Lee Family

    I love that the children are excited to see me

    that they are comfortable around me and are wonderfully ‘themselves’

    I love their sense of humour, the whole family.

    I love that each of the kids is a perfect mix of wild and compassion

    I love depth of Luke and the vulnerability of Grayson
    I love that Anya holds her own in a beautifully spirited way.

    I love Debs laugh.

    I love watching them with their children.
    Its a perfect orchestra of chaos, fun, and affection.
    This is very much like my own family life,
    And so I always feel completely at home when I am with them.

    I love that I get to capture them year after year.

    Tonight Ill leave you with the Lee Family
    and its easy to see how they have become one of my very favourites

    They’ll likely become your favourite too

  • Little John | Lifestyle Newborn

  • It was probably in my first few emails with Lee that I knew she was my ‘people’
    I met her and John face to face at our meeting for Birth Photography.

    As I was chatting with them about their experience so far
    and if they had any concerns and questions for me..
    A tiny little blue eye’d girl came up and curled up into my lap.

    It didn’t phase me.

    I often joke that children and animals love me because I smell like cookies and ‘fishy crackers’
    Apparently though, this was completely out of character for their sweet 4 year old daughter, Max.

    The entire meeting she sat on my lap.
    Held my hands, hugged me, played with my hair…

    So I think in that moment I was ‘in’
    They were not getting rid of me anytime soon,
    and I had officially had my heart stolen.

    The coming weeks would bring the arrival of Little John.
    He was born at home, in his living room,
    as the stunning early summer sunshine shone through their windows.
    I was there, and fell in love with little Max, Lee and her family all over again.

    Upon the homecoming of musician dad, John, I was invited back again.
    This time to capture them all together as a family of 5,
    including big sister Acacia
    who happen to come home juuuuuust in time for a few family shots ๐Ÿ˜‰

    The end of my time with them was spent with their dog Jake.
    Knowing that he is on ‘borrowed time’,
    Lee asked me to take a few portraits of him while she nursed little John off to sleep.
    And I was happy to do it.

    Thank you Webster/Kelly Family,
    for inviting me into your lives.

    The best part is that Ive made a few new friends, big and small ๐Ÿ™‚