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Meet Kristy

This is me…

Kristy Wolfe Photography Speaker Photo credit Dalystock
Photo credit: Karrie Daly of Dalystock

My experience as a medical mom lies at the heart of my passion for documentary style photography. Based in Canmore, Alberta with my husband and two sons, I have been telling stories through photography for the past 7 years. I am also an educator and speaker.

When my son Kane was born 8 weeks early in 2012, I had my camera with me during most of the 54 days we spent in the NICU. Six months later I began sharing my family’s story through images, photographing our time in the hospital during Kane’s heart surgery in 2013 and again in 2019.

My early career began with photographing Ronald McDonald House families. I have since worked with many medical families and am passionate about telling their stories both in and out of hospital, helping them see their strength and resilience.

I offer storytelling photography sessions for families and companies, as well as Pay It Forward sessions that can be gifted to medical, special needs, or palliative families.

My background as a teacher inspires my love for mentoring others. My most recent projects are about teaching others how to tell their own story through photography.

I share my family’s story in hopes that others can see that they are not alone. With my camera and my words, I want to create space for others to heal.


But friends, this is also me…

Kristy Wolfe crying while standing over her son's hospital bed following his open heart surgery at the Stollery Children's Hospital. Photo credit Slice of Love Photography
Photo Credit: Rhianna Sgardner-Meems of Slice of Love Photography

I am a medical mom…

"Transfer of Strength" Photo credit Slice of Love Photography
Photo Credit: Rhianna Sgardner-Meems of Slice of Love Photography

This is my heart warrior…

Kane entertaining himself during an echocardiogram at the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary.

This is my other warrior…

My younger warrior shooting his Two Brothers bow and arrow while camping.

This is us, The Wolfe Pack Warriors…

The Wolfe Pack Warriors photo credit Erika Mann
Photo Credit: Erika Mann of Two Mann

I share the story of our lives.
Partly, so our family can see us.
Partly, so other families can see themselves.
But mostly for me, because photographing, writing, and talking about our successes and challenges helps me to heal.

Here’s a little of what I’ve been up to during the pandemic…

Tell Your Story Through Photography by Kristy Wolfe

Understanding Gender with Tammy Plunkett Sharing Stories with Helen Rose

Tammy Plunkett’s first love is writing – she lives and breathes the words on the page. When she left her career as a registered nurse to stay home and raise her four children, she realized that there was only so much Sesame Street she could handle, so she decided to follow her passion and began writing. She started with fiction pieces, but when she became a certified professional life coach and writing coach she decided to dive into the non-fiction realm. When her eleven year old child told her he identified as transgender, Tammy pivoted and started focusing on helping parents of transgender kids through mentoring, blogging, and writing articles such as her well-read one for Today’s Parent.Tammy’s story provides an incredible amount of insight with respect to understanding gender in general, as well as what it means to be transgender. She takes you through the real and raw emotion she felt when her son first revealed he was trans, the stages of grief she went through, and the reactions of family, the school system and her community through the whole process. Tammy is now an advocate, helping parents of transgender children understand transgender identity and how they can best support their child.In this episode:1. The grieving process (Intro).2. Facing the fear (9:08).3. Gender vs. sexuality (13:16).4. The importance of representation (17:07).5. Bullying and school responsibility (19:30).6. Gender as a social construct (24:58).7. Pronouns and gender assignment (28:54).8. Is there a genetic factor? (35:33).9. Sharing our family’s story (40:26).10. Being transgender – medication, medical transition and more (45:43).11. What’s ahead at sixteen? (48:58).Connect with TammyIf you are interested in learning more about parenting a transgendered child, please visit https://www.tammyplunkett.com/defining-transgender/ to download your free copy of Tammy’s "Defining Transgender" e-book. You can also visit https://www.youtube.com/user/TPHealthWellness to watch Tammy’s videos, or connect with her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TammyPlunkettAuthor.Connect with HelenIf you would like to connect with Helen or find out more about her journaling retreats, please visit http://www.thegiftofbeingpresent.com or email Helen at helen@thegiftofbeingpresent.com.
  1. Understanding Gender with Tammy Plunkett
  2. True Justice with Judge John Reilly
  3. Surviving the Costa Concordia with Andrea Davis
  4. Shoring Up the Gaps with Sharon Henifin
  5. Fill Your House with Flowers with Diane Weekley

I want to help you tell your story.

I am based in Canmore, Alberta.

Please connect with me to discuss travel within Canada.