I am a passionate photographer from Victoria, BC Canada. My heart is set on fire when I photograph people who love madly. All types of love — passionate lovers, families, fresh tiny souls, and those practicing self-love. Myrtle represents love between people, while Moss is symbolic for maternal love.
I believe dresses are meant to get dirty, shoes to be kicked off, and hair to be wind-blown. If this sounds up your alley too, then we’ll get along. With my first career as a labour and delivery nurse, you can expect me to use terms such as ‘genitals’, ‘groins’ and other anatomical terms during your session. Unapologetically so, it’s just who I am and I skip a lot of steps when I meet my clients for the first time. My goal is to make it feel like you’re just hanging out with your disgusting friend who makes you feel yourself. Sorry, not sorry? See those photos on my Instagram where the couple are laughing? They’re probably laughing at me, and that means mission accomplished.
I am at my best when I am in my element with an incredible couple who are silly, passionate, fun and up for anything. I pretend I’m a way cooler mom that I really am, so I try my best to make my clients feel hip and cool too. We’ll be so cool together, it hurts.
My best day is a tossup between marrying the shit out of my husband (we actually eloped, yes I’m a huge fan of that), and the two days that we welcomed our sweet boys, Will and Ben, into this big old world. They are both the most hilarious and sweet little humans and I still look at them and can’t believe I get to keep them. They’re ours. We made those little people. Neat.
Jokes aside, I am completely inspired by human connection (I’m also a lover of all animals), and photographing the most raw, genuine emotions— messy, ridiculous, and intimate— is the best gift I can ever give. My favourite thing to photograph are loved ones looking at each other. We all know what we look like when smile in the mirror or into a camera when someone says ‘cheese’, but we rarely see that window into our soul when we are looking at someone we love.
My favourite places in the whole world, besides my cozy house with my crazy little family and fur babies, are: Iceland, Santorini (Greece), Zion National Park, and the West and East Coasts of Canada. Places I would die to see and shoot a love story are: Ireland, Scotland, Faroe Islands, San Francisco and the Sand Dunes in California (or any sand dunes). If this isn’t a big clue, well then, heck yeah I love to travel and shoot destination weddings.
In the past couple of years, not only am I so grateful to have shared and captured some of the most important days in people’s lives, but have also been able to share my passion through teaching and inspiring other photographers to do the same. If you are on my site because you are looking for someone to capture your story, or are a photographer looking for a friend and mentor, or just came to look at pretty photos, welcome!