It was first brought up, jokingly.
Then we sat on the idea.
Then the idea lit a fire.
We got Dad to be on board.
There’s an immense amount of trust that goes into taking photos of someone giving birth. Communication is key, a huge level of comfort is always welcomed and a bucket load of love is required. There’s such an incredible support system that is in place during a home birth, there’s an energy and a connection that every person in the room will share for the rest of their life. It’s pure magic.
I feel blessed, because I’ve watched the love these two share grow over the last few years. I can still close my eyes and picture Jill on the beach on their wedding day, in the middle of a hurricane, her hair blowing around her face and Jason gazing down with a kind of love that books are written about. Clients come and go, it’s a part of the business; but every now and then… the most amazing ones come along. Eventually you feel like family, eventually you get a phone call in the middle of supper to “Come over, the contractions are close and the baby is coming really fast”
Love you THREE!
PS: 12 days later I got to hang out with Daniel again, but this time he was a little more well prepared and had his best blue steel ready.
Orion aka; Whirly Gig was born with a congenital heart defect called unbalanced atrioventricular septal defect. This made her extra radical and probably 12047x cuter. Her best friend is also a giant Irish Wolfhound named Mountain.
Since first being diagnosed at barely three weeks old, she’s ACED every single cardiologist visit and is growing like a weed and is now SIX months old. Getting bigger and stronger every day she’s off the hook for her surgery for a few more months – because she’s a super hero.
We spent this morning hanging with Whirls and her little half moon smeyes and we’re in love. More to come from this little beauty later!
Sometimes you have to wait out the rain. It’s worth it. Love is an adventure, so let’s go on one. 🙂
At the very end of the evening, the whole sky turned orange. Orange crush orange, and I’ve never quite seen anything like it since. You can see the colour cast here in Amy’s face. Pretty rad!
I love the caribbean, and anyone who will wake up pre-sunrise the morning after their wedding.
I’m sitting here, typing this remember how wonderfully warm this day was; these two have such great chemistry, I hope their wedding day is just as beautiful.
I was filled with joy when Natasha and Steve asked me to be their wedding photographer, for if someone asked me to name the most beautiful person I know – it’s Natasha. Inside and out.
Twenty-thirteen was a big year for me, I married the most incredible man in the galaxy. (I can only vouch for the Milky Way) Tyler and Katie Branch flew all the way from California to photograph our little unique wedding… which was stress free, offbeat and full of the brim of undying, genuine; love. If you want to peek into the day we had, and the breath taking photos that Tyler and Katie captured, they have them on their website right here.
I didn’t blog a lot in 2013, I could list a million excuses but the main one exists typed above. I worked my pint sized ass off, not only to keep up with a busy/insane photography schedule… but to hand craft our own perfect little celebration.
This year will change, in that I promise to share more of the work I’ve been immersing myself in. This year I have my best friend and love by my side. This has all become much more than a career, this is much more than a passion, this is my way of life. Corny I know, but I’m so grateful to have found an creative output, and to have it embraced by so many.
Six long months ago, I traveled to Toronto for a bit of work; including a long over due engagement shoot with two lovely, lovely people.
I would love to shoot more in the big city, let’s talk.
PS: 2015 Brides… I’m finally booking!!