Families

Thurber Family - Day in the Life Session - Family Documentary Photography

Because they won’t stay little very long…

I met Claudia pretty soon after moving to Montreal. Almost two years ago now, she was the first fellow mom to welcome me to the city. I remember my son was so little and her youngest was so much smaller too when we met up for coffee.

Two years later, a winding road of exploring my photography passions and here we are. Family documentary photography has captivated me for years now. I’ve been actively documenting my own family in the same journalistic manner since, well, my journalism days. Seems natural right? My kids have so many moments, everyday and milestones, captured by mom’s camera. As my own children age I can see more and more clearly the value of freezing these fast paced years in photographs. Our everyday lives are just as valuable to cherish as the yearly family portrait, if not more so. Now I am turning my camera on other families to document the fleeting and beautiful everyday moments for them to treasure as well.

After documenting just a regular Saturday morning at the Thurber house, Claudia and I again met for coffee (and tea) and I showed her the photos I had taken of their daily and weekly routines, and all the hidden beautiful real moments mixed in there. My goal was to capture their family in a way that was truly 100% them and tell their story. When she teared up watching the slideshow I knew I had accomplished just that. (And then I started to cry too.)

Below are just a few of my favorite photos from their session, scroll to the bottom to see their complete slideshow.

Thurber Family Day in the Life Slideshow

Interested in a family documentary session for your own family? Contact me here.

Mindful Moi - Montreal Postpartum Doula

I met Sara through one of the many mom facebook groups I’m part of. Yes, us modern mothers, we all belong to at least three of these mom groups it seems (or more I’ll confess). We are forever in search of answers and support from other mothers as we navigate this motherhood thing. When I moved to Montreal I had lost my circle of support and knew no one. I wish wish wish I had known Sara then. Sara is an amazing postpartum doula offering support and care to new mothers in Montreal during the fourth trimester. She hosts motherhood circles where new moms can come together, chat through any triumphs or problems, and really just meet other moms in the same stage of life. This would have been invaluable to me back when my son was a tiny baby. I went out to photograph one of her most recent motherhood circles and their time together. It was like watching and photographing a group of friends just getting together for the day. And of course the cute and squishy little babies were the icing on top. This was purely a documentary session, no moms were told to do anything. These photos were just them being awesome moms and sharing some laughs and smiles with each other along the way.

Enjoy!

If you are an expectant mother or new mom and would like more info on Sara and her services you can find her on instagram at @mindful.moi.

Personal Branding Photography // Family Documentary Photography // Montreal, QC


Porter Family: Family Session & Day in the Life

The Porter Family - Family Session

For the third year in a row I was fortunate to photograph the Porter family. This year they welcomed baby Thaddeus to the family. You can easily tell how in love the entire family is with him. Big sister Jane didn't have to be asked to hug or kiss him, she was so excited when she was holding him she naturally loved on her little brother. I love creating family portraits that a family will look back on and remember they didn't have to pretend for the camera, they just got to be themselves. 

Day in the Life - 1 hr Session

This year we also did a shortened "Day in the Life" session. After their portrait session I followed the Porters back home to capture a bit of their new daily life as a family of four. If you are interested in a "Day in the Life" session please contact me as they are quickly becoming my favorite thing to photograph!

Krista & Sam's Wedding - Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Krista and Sam were married at the Denver Museum of Nature and Sciencein August of 2016*. The weather, the venue, everything was perfect. Krista and Sam were surrounded with love from their oh-so-fun families, what more could you ask for? Oh, a beautiful sunset? Check! Enjoy some images from their big day.

*My blogging was majorly delayed due to the arrival of my son only a month later.