Minnesota Juliens

I had the opportunity last summer to capture this cutie pie and her mom in the Julien girls photo shoot, and was excited to be asked back to do photos that now include dad! They call themselves the Minnesota Juliens, and as you may have guessed, that is where they call home. Addy is now 14 months old and her Nana and Papa were very excited to have them here in Summerland to celebrate the Christmas season. Addy came right to me the moment I arrived and was quite the character in front of the lens. She really wanted nothing to do with sitting still at first, and it took awhile before she would keep her christmas toque on her head. Thank you so much for inviting me to capture again these memories for you! Hope you enjoy your sneak peak.


I headed out today in the sub zero temperatures to do my first Christmas mini-shoot in a location I have thought of but never actually used. This sweetie is not even 5 years old but has such presence in front of the lens. She was quite a trouper considering it was very chilly. A little shy at first but I was able to coax some smiles out of her. Thank you Aerin for having me photograph your beautiful daughter. I am looking forward to finishing the shoot amongst the blossoms this spring!!

Cheeky Monkey

I just love the cheeks on this little man. His mom Jen, a fellow photographer and I did a quick photo exchange last week mostly so we could each get a new facebook profile pic. Lucky for me I was awarded the opportunity to photograph this cutie again. I have to say, being in front of the camera is definately not my comfort zone but thanks to Jen I actually have a few photos of myself that I really like. I am so excited for our spring family photo shoot. Check out her fantastic photos on her blog Thanks Jen, next time I will be way more relaxed!!

Baby "E" and big brother "C"

I was very excited when I heard this little one finally made her debut knowing I would be doing this shoot. Her mom is a friend of mine and I was very privileged to be at her older brother's birth just over three years ago. Sad for me that I missed hers. Having been in their beautiful home in the past I knew the lighting would be amazing.( I think they should rent out the space to me for a studio!!!) Sweet baby "E" cooperated and gave me some great sleeping shots. She looks so peaceful. Big brother "C" is all boy, and had a few minutes for me and quick snuggles for his sister. I tried to push the envelope and get some just of him but when I asked he ran away saying "no thank you!!" Thank you Heather for allowing me into your very busy, tiring time of adjustment with your beautiful family. Enjoy.

Kaila and Shawn Sneak Peak

It is hard to believe that it was a year ago that I first photographed this sweet little man. He has grown and changed so much. I have decided that one year olds are the best for photographs, especially when they are not yet walking. Thank you Kaila and Shawn for having me document Ethan's first year. Here are a few that I promised. Lot's more to come. Enjoy!

Baby Nolan Sneak Peak

Fall is in full swing. The girls are back at school, dance and skating and with Brooklyn in kindergarten 2 or 3 full days per week I am finding time again to pursue what I love to I was asked by this sweet little boy's auntie (whom I work with) back in the spring if I would be interested in doing his newborn photos. Of course I couldn't refuse! I met mom Amy the day she was being discharged from hospital to set up a convenient time in the next week to get together. As the first week is optimal,day 5 of age it would be. I was very excited....all I could think about was the squishy, baby folding I could do. And to top it off he was jaundice and sleepy, perfect! Well, this little man decided to wake up on day five(meaning his jaundice levels were decreasing). Good for him, not so good for me. We did manage some great shots, but he wanted nothing to do with being folded or squished. Newborns, they are not predictable! Big brother Ben was on the move and not too interested in getting his pictures done. I was able to catch a couple. Thank-you so much Amy and Shawn for inviting me in to your very busy first week with your precious baby. I hope you are getting settled into your new place. Thanks too to Auntie Kate for the referral! Here are just a few.

Dhillon Family Sneak Peak

With ominous black clouds looming and the threat of a thunderstorm, we were lucky to get the shoot done just in time. The weather went from bright sun to dark in a matter of an hour. Thank you Remy and Lucky for having me capture some beautiful memories of the four of you. I know kids don't love being in front of the camera on vacation but they did great. You have beautiful family. Hope you enjoy what you see here. There are many more to come!

Julien Girls

My shoot last night with this beautiful group of ladies took me to two new locations that I will definately be revisiting. One quaint little shed right across from their home, and a beautiful orchard overlooking the lake towards Kelowna. It isn't very often that this family has a chance to be all together with each daughter/daughter-in-law living between Victoria and Minnesota. This beautiful sweet baby was a pleasure to photograph (babies are still my favorite), and this age is so much fun. Active and expressive, but still not yet crawling. Thanks ladies for a great evening. Here is just a peak. Enjoy!!