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21 Weeks: Caregiver Documentary Photography

And just like that our world changed. Some of you are caring for family members in isolation, many are suddenly working from home with kids underfoot, many more have been laid off and are uncertain of what the future holds, others are on the front lines in healthcare roles and essential services working everyday toContinue reading “21 Weeks: Caregiver Documentary Photography”

Personal Project: March Madness

Join me on a little visual journey of our new normal… Kane’s spring concert was the last group event we attended. It was way back on March 11th. Our home has begun to look a little different as we have tried to create some consistency and routines following Alberta school closures on March 16th. AndContinue reading “Personal Project: March Madness”

Nguy: Family Documentary Photography

A few weeks ago, I got to spend time with the Nguy family. Our family documentary photography session began at their home, just as Grayson was waking up from his morning nap. Once things settled and everyone was dressed in their outdoor gear we headed out to the local lake for some skating. The weatherContinue reading “Nguy: Family Documentary Photography”

Click with Kids: Schedule this…

Click with Kids Project #6 My kids are home…from school…indefinitely. This is what my dining room wall looks like right now. Some of it was pre-covid, actually most of it was. We were really working on building consistent expectations and routines with the kids, particularly with mom being away for conferences throughout February. My originalContinue reading “Click with Kids: Schedule this…”

Clinic Day: Hospital Documentary Photography

The stories of medical families often mirror any given family, on any given day. Other times their stories look nothing like the average family. As a photographer, it is my goal to make documentary family photography accessible for all medical, special needs, and palliative families. It’s important that families facing challenges, particularly the caregivers, toContinue reading “Clinic Day: Hospital Documentary Photography”

Brain and Body Breaks

There is often wrestling going on in our house. But even better than wrestling at our house is when we head over to the Canmore Recreation Centre’s drop-in gymnastics program. We go to burn off energy, but also as a way to take care of our mental health. Our boys have a LOT of energy!Continue reading “Brain and Body Breaks”

CT Story

Waiting…Kane and I are experts at waiting. Waiting at an appointment. Waiting for an answer. Waiting to play a game (because mom won’t let you have screen time the majority of the time you are waiting!) We are pretty good at bringing things to do while we are waiting. For me, it’s my camera. ThisContinue reading “CT Story”

Happy Heart Day

Here’s the photography project invitation I sent out on Facebook recently. FYI the image above is actually just one image in a slideshow, swipe left or click the arrows to see the rest of the images. Trying something new. I would love to see your images of heart projects, paper or otherwise. Feel free toContinue reading “Happy Heart Day”

Kristy Wolfe Photography, Canmore, Alberta, Canada, Rett Syndrome, medical mom, caregiver story, I Was There Too

21 Weeks: Family Documentary Photography

The stories of medical families are filled with both moments of pain and moments of joy. As a photographer, it is my goal to make documentary family photography accessible for all medical and palliative families. The 21 Weeks photography project tells the beautiful story of one resilient family through the eyes of a mother andContinue reading “21 Weeks: Family Documentary Photography”

Just Another Day

Life with a medical kid is interesting. There are times where our family is pretty normal, well, you know, as normal as any family is! And then there are times where it feels like the medical appointments and discussions about challenges and where to go next take over. We are in that right now. InContinue reading “Just Another Day”

Making Learning Visible

Hi photography friend! I just wanted to give you a heads up that I will be presenting a session on photography at three different Teachers’ Conventions this February. My session is called Making Learning Visible: Photographing and Co-creating Learning Stories and I would love to see you there!  Here’s where I will be…. Calgary City Teachers’ Convention February 13-14 Continue reading “Making Learning Visible”

Let’s Talk

It has been five Let’s Talk Days since my dad died by suicide. For people just learning about Bell Let’s Talk Day, that means my dad has been gone for five years. Below is the first of many blogs I have written about his death. It is the first post I wrote really addressing myContinue reading “Let’s Talk”

Why Medical Families?

This is me…well, the me of 4 years ago. This is also me…a more recent version of me. I am a medical mom. I am an advocate. I am a storytelling photographer. 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, becauseContinue reading “Why Medical Families?”

Click with Kids figures

Click with Kids: Figuring it Out

Click with Kids Project #5 I don’t know about you, but we have a ton of figures in our house; Avengers action figures, Playmobil people, the little green army soldiers like the guys in Toy Story… But the characters that have taken over our lives, the ones that are everywhere, in every nook and cranny ofContinue reading “Click with Kids: Figuring it Out”

I’m Ready, What’s Next – 2020

Well, this is it friends. This is the final week of my sixth consecutive project 52. Can you believe it? That’s three hundred twelve weeks worth of blog posts. Whew! It’s exhausting just thinking about it. And seeing as we are about to head in to a new decade this feels like the perfect timeContinue reading “I’m Ready, What’s Next – 2020”

Click with Kids: 5 Senses

Click with Kids Project #4 Photography is so much about what we see and this project is all about trying to isolate some of the other senses. Mav has been really interested in working on this with me over the last couple of weeks.  With it being so busy around this time of year (forContinue reading “Click with Kids: 5 Senses”

#ChildHealthCan2019

I’m still in the process of organizing all of my thoughts after attending the Children’s Healthcare Canada Conference in Ottawa earlier this week, but I wanted to begin to share what I have been thinking about. A few weeks ago, I was invited to attend this conference by the Stollery Children’s Hospital Family Centred Care Network.Continue reading “#ChildHealthCan2019”

Hello, Alberta Children’s Hospital

Last week was Kane’s first cardiology appointment at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. We have been regular attendees at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton for the last 7 years, but with our move to Canmore comes a new hospital and a lot of new learning. So we brought our cameras and headed overContinue reading “Hello, Alberta Children’s Hospital”

Click with Kids: Word Search

Click with Kids Project #3  We’ve been hard at work searching for letters. Here are a couple of the ones Kane and Mav found… Did you figure out which letters they were representing? When we decided to find the letters in their name I realized they more engaged if we looked for and photographed theContinue reading “Click with Kids: Word Search”

Child Life…a gratitude letter

On September 23rd, 2019 my six year old son, Kane, underwent his second open heart surgery at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. In the months leading up to Kane’s surgery, I kept struggling with two challenging thoughts… I was really concerned with how different this surgery would be than Kane’s first heart surgery when he wasContinue reading “Child Life…a gratitude letter”

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