Congrats, Erika & Dave! (& Sawyer)

Erika and Dave were married in a tiny white church down a long road, they had a first look that still makes me cry. Top five favourite things from this wedding day: 1.) The Little White Church. The beautiful church where Erika and Dave were married has personal connection, history and meaning to Dave’s family, […]

Happy Father’s Day

To all of the fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers, uncles, passed-fathers, godfathers, and all of the “fathers” in-between. Let’s take some time to celebrate all of the Men in our lives today.

Three mothers, Three maternity sessions.

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 […]

Published Abroad

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 […]

Congrats, Michelle & Brian!

As I spend the winter months catching up on things and finishing editing, I find myself reflecting on weddings from last year which I never had the time to blog about. This wedding was held in the bright yellows of late October at Lago Bar and Grill on Dow’s Lake. It was so beautiful, not only because […]

Here comes #2!

I’ve had a lot of fun maternity sessions lately; spring babies are ready to come! This mum you may recognize as one of my all-time favourite people to photograph. She and her husband are so cute, during this shoot at one point I was laughing so hard I was crying. The fun really started when […]

Expecting…

I was contacted by this mum-to-be with specific instructions. I want photos of myself pregnant, but I don’t want anything  cheesy. Music to my ears. Without wanting to put down other photographers, I do have trouble with a lot of maternity photos these days. I find that there is an overkill of the overly posed, […]