Selfies

This week in my educational photography newsletter, Click with Kids, I was writing about selfies, so obviously we’ve been taking more than is usual for us! If you are interested in finding out more about my Click with Kids newsletter check out my post Tell Your Story or just click this link to subscribe.

Tell Your Story

Just one of the amazing things about moving to Canmore is that it is providing me with an opportunity to focus more intensely on my photography business. I love using photography to share our family’s story. Making photos of my family and sharing them on my blog is how I have built my photography skillsContinue reading “Tell Your Story”

Surgery Date

I had just finished writing my Ode to the Stollery blog post when we got confirmation of Kane’s heart surgery date. Kane will be having his second open heart surgery on Monday, September 23rd. We will be at the Stollery Children’s Hospital for pre-admission clinic on Friday the 21st. This is good news, because theContinue reading “Surgery Date”

Ode to the Stollery

One of the hardest things about leaving Edmonton is moving away from the Stollery Children’s Hospital. The Stollery Children’s Hospital and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation have had an enormous impact on our family.  We have used their services for both of our kids. Everything from fetal echocardiograms to open heart surgery to 3D echocardiogramsContinue reading “Ode to the Stollery”

Not a Goodbye

Friday, June 28th was my last day at Mayfield Elementary.  I thought it wouldn’t be a big deal. I thought I would hold it together way better than I did.  When a school year ends I am not usually the person who is crying over kids moving on. I am usually excited about what’s next.Continue reading “Not a Goodbye”

Together

Together is a photography project in collaboration with my 6 year old heart warrior, Kane. Throughout Kane’s life I have photographed his medical journey and written from my perspective, but as he has gotten older I have struggled with the fact that it is not just my story to tell. Together is a project aboutContinue reading “Together”

Telling Our Story

Thursday was Kane’s cardiology appointment. As many of you know, I tend to get a little worked up before this appointment. But not this time! This time I have had so many “shiny” things happening, related to both education and photography that I didn’t even have a chance to freak out. One of those shinyContinue reading “Telling Our Story”

Storytellers Photo Conference

I can’t even put into words how grateful I am to have been able to attend the first ever Storytellers Photo Conference. I’m not sure how I first found out about it, but I committed immediately and it has been my “something shiny” to look forward to for more than 9 months. This past weekContinue reading “Storytellers Photo Conference”

What if…

What if hospital families who shared their stories through my lens were gifted the photos and nonprofit organizations had real life stories to work with? Let me explain where that came from… I actually wrote my what if statement awhile ago when I was listening to Rachel Hollis’ book, Girl, Stop Apologizing. In her book,Continue reading “What if…”

Voluntography – Special Edition

Meet Khai. Khai loves to play peek-a-boo and according to his mom, Julia, and his grandma, Kathy, he’s pretty fly for a small guy! This little warrior turned one on February 10th. And his first year has not been so easy. When I shoot for a family staying at Ronald McDonald House I send myContinue reading “Voluntography – Special Edition”