Category archives: CHILDREN


Things don’t always go as planned. I’ve come to accept that … well, at least part of me has (the a-type control freak in me still has issues but we’re working on it). My clients also have to deal with it – rarely does a shoot go by that something unplanned doesn’t happen but they roll with it, and I love them for it. Changes in the weather, the location, you name it… that’s the risk we take with this kind of photography (but it’s also the beauty of it).

Sometimes it’s colder than expected. Sometimes the mosquitoes are everywhere. Sometimes, someone isn’t feeling well and just isn’t themselves. Sometimes the family dog (who was supposed to be in some shots) decides to head for the pond before I even get my camera out. But when you look back at the photos, everything looks perfect (with the exception of the missing dog Riley of course).


A great way to spend an afternoon...

Up in Caledon there sits an amazing piece of property. And a pretty great family to go with it.

And amidst the pine forest, the lake and the apple trees there also sits a garden and a man very proud of his produce (and rightfully so).

(you know it’s going to be a fun shoot when you arrive and get the tour in one of these little guys above!)

I just love the beach...

…and am sad to think that, aside from one last scheduled beach session, I’ll have to wait until next summer to feel the sand in between my  toes again. This was one of those shoots that was postponed a few times (with the first try back in the fall of 2010) but we finally got a good night. Here are just some of the shots.



Four is a pretty sweet number...

My clients mean a lot to me. I couldn’t do what I love to do without them. And the ones in the post below, well they’re super special! This is their fourth shoot! I’ve had the pleasure of watching these kiddos grow up – that’s a huge honour and I thank you Julia and Steffen and all of my clients for that matter.

thank you.


Before the rain started to fall... | Waterloo family photographer

The weather and I have had a few issues this summer. Some days it has been my best friend and others, it has totally let me down. (I’m writing this on a day that I have attempt number three with a family scheduled – we’ve been rained out the last two times. Tonight is a beach shoot and what is the weather network saying… TORNADO WATCH)

On this night I drove to a gorgeous location to meet this family hoping the rain would hold off. With dark clouds in the distance, we started shooting but not even half way in, drops started to fall. So this post is part one with part two to follow (on a nicer day and new location). I’m looking forward to spending more time with this gorgeous family. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I have the best clients! And this one (mom that is) also happens to be a photographer. You can view Catherine’s work here!  She’s great.