My First Wedding Photoshoot and New Direction for My Business


"I'm totally in over my head", I thought as I nervously packed my gear for my very first wedding shoot. That was ten years ago and since that day, I've been learning (and continue learning) everything I can about lighting, posing, working with clients and how to build my business. 

Though I focussed on weddings, I pushed myself to discover new things and shoot different commissions that came my way. I found myself especially drawn to families and other creatives trying to grow their art and business (more on the latter topic in another post).

New mommy and daddy holding their newborn baby. 

New mommy and daddy holding their newborn baby. 

Maybe it was being able to witness, through my camera, a new mom looking in wonder and love at her newborn baby or being surrounded by a wooden train set that filled the room as a toddler pitter-pattered his way around my feet, connecting the tracks and showing me his favourite trains. There was just something about being in the middle of it all, watching a family's story unfold as it happened and then being able to tell that story back to these families through my photographs. 

Building the longest train track ever...

Building the longest train track ever...

I wanted a place where I could share glimpses of these stories that I've collected and talk about the type of photography I do for families and babies. My old website has been completely out of date for awhile and didn't reflect the new direction my business was headed in. After hours and hours of work and a few all-nighters, I'm happy to say that my new website is officially up and ready to go. Go ahead and explore the different links if you haven't yet and please share this site with other mommies you might know.  

I'll continue doing weddings on a referral basis but there is so much more to learn, even more I have planned and I can't wait to share them all with you, this is only the beginning. This post I dedicate to all my friends, family and clients who encourage me, cheer me on and continue to push me to do more, I wouldn't be here without you. 

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” — Mary Lou Cook