Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bath Time

Recently I was asked to be a part of a very special group of woman, specifically mothers, who started an amazing blog that aims at capturing what it is like to be knee and heart deep in motherhood. There are the diaper changes, sleepless nights, crying, but there are also the moments that stop you in your tracks and are such a beautiful reminder that these tiny little beings are the greatest gift, and watching them grow and being a part of shaping their lives is a pretty incredible thing. Before this invitation I was really struggling to take pictures just for me. The big camera only seemed to come out on holidays and birthdays and photoshoots, and I was relying solely on my iPhone to capture the every day moments. But bringing my camera out just to capture our mundane going-ons has re-ignited something in me. It has reminded me what I love most about photography. It's not the smiley, happy portraits where everyone is looking and smiling. It's the water droplets on his smooth back and the way his hair touches his neck and the way the little one copies everything the big one is doing. A bath is no extraordinary event. But this day? This day it was.
Here is a link to the blog (are those some talented mamas or what?!):

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Glasbys: Wildflowers Workshop

Way back in October I had the pleasure of attending a photography workshop in Bellingham with Joy from Wildflowers Photography. It was such an amazing two days of growth and friendship (that I will blog more about soon!). While there we had the Glasbys come and graciously be models for us so we could watch Joy shoot and take some photos as well. Here are a few. Also, are they not the cutest family?!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Us: The Palm Springs Edition

I already shared our vacation pictures from our trip to Palm Springs in the fall, but these ones are a bit more special. Being a photographer means that when we get home from vacations, we have hundreds of images from our trip (which is great!), and I love getting to photograph my family and capture some of those memories from our trips together. But there is always a little bit of sadness as I scroll through our pictures from holidays, because I am always missing. And Warren absolutely tries his best and will take a million pictures of me and the boys if I ask, but it's the asking part I hate. I think there is such a bittersweet part of being a photographer, because I want those candid, un-posey shots of myself playing with the boys, of Warren and I, of our whole family. But that's just not going to happen.

So this time? This time with Christmas right around the corner I asked for this to be my gift. The gift of me being in the pictures with my family on our holidays. And we really could not be happier with them. Ashley from The Stork and the Beanstalk Photography took these for us, and I am forever grateful. The boys were a wee bit crazy, and she had a brush thrown at her head, but once we got past the show-off portion of the evening it was exactly how I imagined. A little bit chaotic, some tears, some sand in the eyes, cuddles, Cheerios and us exactly as we are in this season of life.

Also, if anyone wants to hire me to come take photographs of them on vacation, just let me know because I sure am missing that sunshine!

Here is a collection of our favourite images: