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When memories start to fade, your photos are what will remain. It is so important to me to provide you with photos that are beautiful, timeless and take you back to all the feelings.

worthy of being told

You have a story

Let me in on that sincere love, genuine laughter and those deep feelings that bring you (and probably me) to tears. I understand allowing me into these precious parts of your life holds a sense of intimacy and I am so grateful for the trust to unfold your story. It is important to me we connect so your photos are true to who you are.

I aim to make your images feel heartfelt, true to life and authentic to you.

My creativity comes alive when you are willing to run wild, be imperfect, and simply be you.

My approach

I know how nerve wracking it can feel to be in front of the camera and my goal is to make your experience as enjoyable as possible. I don’t do constant posing however, I will guide you with movement and prompts that produce real emotion and expression. If you’re not hearing much from me while I’m shooting, it’s because you are doing perfect. Breathe, stay close together, dance around, kiss, cuddle, sway, warm each other up and enjoy the moment.

You can trust me and the process, I got you!

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Becoming a mother awakened parts of me I never knew existed. This transformation of a woman to a mother is one of my favourite things to capture. Motherhood sessions are aimed to document the special and growing bond between a mother and her child(ren).

A journey into and through motherhood is so sacred. I want mama’s to look back on their sessions with admiration for their changing bodies, with grace and love for who they were, and appreciation for who they have become.

Motherhood

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From those early giddy giggles, to the peace and reassurance of your person next to you—this journey together is where it all begins. I am so passionate about photographing a couples love.

No story or couple is the same and I will be right there camera in hand capturing images that will last the test of time and take you back to the moments where it all started.

Weddings & Couples

The Services

A closer look at

Secure your spot

Starting at $350

45-60 min session
50 digital images of choice
Printing Rights
Complimentary use of client wardrobe

What's included?

Maternity, Newborn, Bump to Baby, Family

Motherhood

*Booked weddings collections with 6+ hours receive a complimentary engagement session.

For more information on wedding collections, please inquire.

Weddings

Starting at $350

45-60 min session
50 digital images of choice
Printing Rights
Complimentary use of client wardrobe

What's included?

Couples + engagement

The details

Let's do this!

Your photos will be given to you via an online gallery that stays open for 30 days. During this time you can download photos to share, print and post. Wedding turn around time ranges from 4-8 weeks and sessions 2-6 weeks.

03. Delivery!

Once you’ve reserved your session with a signed contact & retainer, I will continue to be in contact offering guidance and answering any questions you may have.

02. Getting ready

Head over to the contact tab to get in touch. It is important for me to get to know a little bit about you through your inquiry, so please take the time to share any details you may have regarding your wedding/session. Getting your picture taken is an intimate thing, no matter the setting, & getting to know you will help me create work that feels genuine and unique.

01. Secure your spot!

The Experience

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to your

I’m ready to book! What’s next?

I am so excited to tell your story! To book just hit the contact tab at the top of this page and fill out the form. The more detail you give, the better! I will send over my pricing guide upon receiving your inquiry and answer any questions you may have. From here a proposal will be sent containing a contract and invoice. A signed contract and non-refundable retainer is required within a 48 hour window and the date will be secured just for you! The remaining balance is due the week of the session.

How far in advance should I book?

For weddings I begin booking up to a year in advance. I limit the amount of weddings I take per month to ensure I have the time to focus on each one individually, so it’s worth reaching out sooner rather than later to reserve your date! For sessions I tend to book in 3 month blocks. The earlier you touch base the better!

What time & locations do you shoot?

Lighting is super important for beautiful images. I aim to shoot during “golden hour.” This is an hour after sunrise (hello early birds) or an hour before sunset. For in home sessions, I generally try to book mid morning. Feel free to check out my work and see if there are particular settings you feel drawn too. I have several frequent locations I use in the Nanaimo area and also love when clients have a location that means something special to them, so please share what your envisioning. I am based out of Nanaimo but always up for travel. If travel over an hour is required, additional fees may apply so please inquire for a custom travel quote.

I’m so excited to see my photos!! How long is your turn around time?

Eee I’m so excited to share them!! I am often able to turn around general sessions within 2-4 weeks. Weddings you can expect to wait around 4-8 weeks. I try to get your images back to you as soon as possible, while still making sure each photos gets the attention it needs. Yes, you can probably expect a sneak peak ;)

How many photos will we receive? Do you provide raw images?

For weddings it is dependant on the amount of time you hire me- I don’t have a cutoff as far as number of images go. I select and edit the ones I believe best capture your day in full. For sessions your choice of 50 images with the option to purchase additional. These images are yours to download, print and keep. I will never release my raw files! I trust you have chosen me with confidence in my style.

What if the weather is bad?

I am all for embracing the weather as Vancouver Island can be very unpredictable. For weddings, we take what we get and make the best of it. I generally will not move session dates for cold or overcast conditions. If weather is extreme and we are not able to move ahead we can definitely plan for another day. Please understand there may be a wait to rebook your session.

What if we need to reschedule or cancel?

Life happens, and sometimes we cannot control the circumstances. If we need to reschedule, I am more than happy to figure out alternatives together and discuss new dates. To set a new date, a new deposit will need to be made. In the event of needing to cancel, the initial retainer and any previous payments made upon booking are non refundable.

What do we wear?

I want your photos to reflect the truest version of yourself- that being said I know how hard it can be to pick outfits and have torn my house apart trying to put together outfits for photos. I always suggest neutral colours/earthy tones and keeping things timeless. And of course- wear something you feel comfortable in! For sessions, I do offer a small client closet in various sizes to help complete your wardrobe with those last missing pieces.

Do your wedding collections include an engagement session?

I highly recommend all weddings clients book a couples session with me. This gives us time to get to know each other, chat about your big day and have you feeling relaxed behind the camera and confident in my shooting style. I do offer a complimentary couple session for all my weddings booking of 6+ hours. For wedding bookings less than 6 hours I offer couple sessions at 50%. There is no financial compensation should you choose not to use the complimentary session.

Do you photograph smaller, shorter weddings?

You betcha! I love simple, intimate, weddings. Let me know your plans in the contact form and I can give you a custom quote!

What if my kids aren’t happy/my newborn needs to feed etc?

I get it, I have two of my own. Please do not worry for a second. Need to change a diaper- go for it, need 10 mins to feed your newborn- I’m totally expecting it. Kiddos having a meltdown? It happens! We’ll take a minute to allow you to comfort your child. Try to focus on staying relaxed, connected, close together and let me worry about the rest. I will step back and capture those sweet moments from afar and come back when the time is right. If something isn’t working we will move on.

Can I bring the whole family?

For motherhood sessions, I am focused on the intimate bond between parents and their children. I choose not to offer extended family sessions.

When is the best timeframe maternity or newborn session?

For maternity, I love to leave it up to the momma. Some moms feel small and want to wait longer, some feel too uncomfortable at the end and prefer to shoot earlier. Around 30-35 weeks is a safe window. As for newborn- each week is so perfect and beautiful. With my lifestyle approach for newborn photography I don’t necessarily need the under ten day sleepy window as I don’t use props or do baby posing. I shoot within the first 6 weeks of your little ones life and only reschedule sessions if baby hasn’t arrived by the time of our shoot or you are in the hospital. Please reach out as soon as you can after their arrival.

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Reach out to me and tell me a little bit about yourself—I'd be honored to document your story!

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