I can’t believe I haven’t shared this session over here yet!  I have known this family for many years now and was so excited when I found out they were expecting again!  It meant my second maternity session at the Vancouver Aquarium for this gorgeous pregnant mama who works as a marine mammal trainer there.  I understand there is much controversy about the Vancouver Aquarium at the moment, but as someone who spent hundreds if not thousands of hours volunteering at the aquarium and their Marine Mammal Rescue program while I was in high school I can tell you this recent decision is devastating.  There are many reasons but if you want to know more please try to keep an open mind and read THIS ARTICLE.  I plead with you, if you disagree with the parks board decision, please write them and express your concerns.

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A lot of you have been messaging that you enjoy the helpful tips and tricks I have been sharing over on our Facebook page lately so I thought I’d feature a different product here too monthly.  I’m only going to share the things I use and love or that make my life easier and promise not to overwhelm with ads for these things.  I just realized there are tons of things I use as a mom who also works from  home that might be helpful to many of you as well!

To start this off I wanted to share my favourite favourite app!  I spend a lot of time behind the computer editing images from your beautiful photography sessions and I was really missing the reading I used to do all the time.  A friend recommended I check out Audible for audiobooks while I edit and I have been using it for nearly 2 years now.  I get through SO many more books!  I still LOVE to curl up with a physical book every so often but this just let’s me learn more than I would ever be able to if I was relying only on that minimal reading time.  I pop these on in the car, while cooking or cleaning, at the park with the kids, on walks, while I edit, before bed (there’s an awesome sleep timer so you set it for 8 minutes…or however long you need and bam! You don’t miss too much after you fall asleep and return to it!).  It also syncs across devices so I can listen on my iPad, iPhone or Computer and it will pick up where I left off.  (It also works with Android, but I just happen to be a Mac girl.)

If you have missed all the reading you used to do before kids check it out!  There is a free 30 day trial too with 2 free books to start you off!


My youngest nephew was born on my youngest daughter’s birthday!   He is just the sweetest, calmest little guy!  He made his grand appearance on Superbowl Sunday which was extra funny since my brother is a huge Patriots fan!  At least he waited until the game was over, but I don’t think that was how his dad planned to watch the game haha!  He came in for his newborn photography session a few days later at my home studio.  He was such a perfect little model and I got all the aunty snuggles that day!  Welcome to the world little guy xo

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I can’t believe how fast this little girly is growing up!  We had the best time at her cake smash photography session!  Can you believe her mom made that cake herself?!?  I was just so impressed.  We had a quick session with her kitty cats afterwards which I will be sharing on our pets blog soon.  If you haven’t seen our pet photography brand yet, you can check that out at: www.sitstaystudio.com


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It’s once again been WAY too long since I’ve updated my blog but since it was one of my New Year’s Resolutions to post here more, I decided the end of February may be a good time to get going on it haha!  Life with two kids is keeping me busy!!  I also haven’t announced here yet, but I am thrilled to announce I have a book deal with Amherst Media so I have been busy busy working away on my book.  It will be for photographers to learn how to photograph dogs successfully.

These two sweethearts were ready for their session when I got back from Imaging USA and I couldn’t wait to get back in the studio and photograph them!  They were both perfect angels for their session with me and I had the best time chatting with their mom and dad and big brother.  Twins can be a handful, but as someone who grew up in a house with twin boys I can say that it truly is double the joy as well as double the trouble!  Thank you for coming to see me and trusting me as your photographer to capture your precious little girlies!


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