2 Day Workshop with Kelly Brown RECAP!

This past weekend I had the absolute honour of taking a 2 day newborn posing workshop with Kelly Brown.

I knew it was going to be an incredible opportunity for my business and I was not mistaken. I left the workshop feeling confident and excited to return to Vancouver Island and my little studio and get busy.

What I didn’t expect to leave with was a renewed sense of self and a deeper appreciation for my family.

On day 2 Kelly spoke about how important family photography is. How valuable it is to capture a family as they are, to remember this time in their lives as they grow, change, evolve. She also touched on how important it is to have those memories printed. Having a tangible way to hold on to the memories we have is an incredibly service to provide to families and therefore I decided to start offering prints + albums in my packages.

After thinking deeply about other families I really started missing mine. Since coming home I have remembered to hug a little longer, love a little harder and I rearranged my shelves to make room for pictures I am taking of the kids and our family in the studio now that my gorgeous new flokati has arrived from Drops + Props Canada.

Here is a few BTS and edited images from my weekend workshop.

If you are curious about Kelly Brown’s workshops you can see where and when they’re happening Here.

If you’re ready to book your newborn session you can click through to my booking page!

Baby F

I met this beautiful little family when they were just three. Well, when they were 3.5… They called for a Maternity Session and I just fell in love with how sweet they all were. Before I could get their images prepared from their Maternity Session they welcomed their daughter into the world. They decided a Lifestyle Newborn Session was the best fit for them and we were able to squeeze a very quick session (in the door and back out in 55 minutes!) into their new busy schedule as a family of 4.   As a backdrop for their newborn images they selected this beautiful room with light spilling in. Oh Happy Day!

Someone was excited to obtain Big Brother status!

I just loved how this beautiful mom stole away quiet moments with her newborn daughter and all the calm and grace she carried with her into this new challenge in motherhood.


I have so many maternity sessions coming up and new dresses that I can’t wait to photograph. I am sure I’ll be blogging about them all because the the pregnant form is already so gorgeous but add these dresses!? I cannot wait!!!

Newborn Baby Corbin

Look at who came to see me in the studio! Little baby Corbin, with an I. I kept spelling his name with an A but honestly, I like it even more with an I. He liked being bundled up into a cute baby burrito so we did that. 

When we finally unfurled him from his little bundle he didn’t want me to move him out of scrunchy positions.

Getting his head on his hands was a tricky pose so we went with what worked for Corbin. (With an I)I’m so glad we did, his gallery is full of naturally beautiful moments. Oh and he woke up at the end. Look at his bright eyes and inquisitive little face. Swoon. I just know his family is going to have so much fun getting to know him, I sure did! 


Baby H

I say it all the time but I love my job. People trust me with such a special time in their lives and it is a privilege to document it. I had a little one come to my tiny studio and my baby snuggle quota was met. I mean, seriously, who couldn’t love this?

He was such a good baby, he ate and slept like a champ. Seriously, this little guy is a dreamboat to work with and look at.

Look at this cutie’s hair! And those squishy baby back rolls…

I cannot help myself with daddy hands and baby feet. Lets be honest… You can’t either.

I had his parents in a few frames before and after this sweet little one’s arrival.  Aren’t they a beautiful new family? I wish them all the best Luckily I will find out how they are doing as we are already looking forward to documenting this little guy together!

To book a maternity session (+ newborn package) you can still get in on the MAY-Ternity event for a few more days! Save 20% on your maternity session when you book with your retainer before the end of May!