For my best friend Katie’s birthday, her partner of thirteen years gave her the ultimate gift; he decided to plan a day which surrounded her long held love for all things Harry Potter. He surprised her with tickets to “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in Concert with the NAC Orchestra” here in Ottawa, official uniforms […]
Two Thousand and Eighteen. What an amazing year! We witnessed love in all of it’s forms; connection, change, joy, family. That last one – family – holds endless meaning as this word can be defined in countless ways. No matter the form, we captured, and were a part of what family means to so many. Not […]
Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers, step-fathers, uncles, missed-fathers, grand-fathers, god-fathers, fathers-to-be, and any special men in your life who play a great role. Some snaps from the past year to celebrate these wonderful relationships:
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers, step-mothers, missed-mothers, aunts, grand-mothers, god-mothers, mothers-to-be, surrogate mothers, and any special woman who you call Mom in your life.
When planning a maternity session I love to get to know mom’s unique story and make sure it comes through in their photo session. Every family is different, which means every session is different, which means every outcome is different! This is a beautiful thing! I recently had three maternity sessions shot within the same week […]
To all of the mothers, grandmothers, surrogate-mothers, aunts, missed-mothers, godmothers, step-mothers, and all of the “mothers” in-between. Let’s take some time to celebrate all of the Mother’s in our lives today.
I love doing newborn sessions as it is a totally different experience from any other session. It’s quiet, slow, relaxed and warm – everything is about Baby. Here are some of my favourite photos from recent winter newborn sessions, Enjoy!
Making and continuing families is an amazing aspect of life. Two years ago when a loving couple was not able to bring a child into the world they turned to a surrogate. That surrogate was Amy. After some chats, exchanges, tries, Amy finally came to carry and deliver a little girl, allowing this family to grow to […]
Happy Mother’s Day!
You may remember the amazing story of Harald, Ida and Amy from a few blog posts ago: https://jacklovesmary.me/2014/03/31/making-a-family/ https://jacklovesmary.me/2014/05/04/a-happy-ending/ The parents of these lucky babies reside in Norway where the subject of surrogacy is quite a hot topic. Within Norwegian law there are strict regulations on artificial insemination, and surrogacy is illegal. Although this is controversial […]