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A Session with Felicia Chang

Felicia Chang is a Vancouver based documentary photographer and someone I have looked up to for years. This summer, Felicia spent time capturing my boys and I on a trip to Vancouver Island to visit my mom. I first saw Felicia speak at the Real Life Conference in 2019. And I’ve just signed up for her QuietlyContinue reading “A Session with Felicia Chang”

Sharing Our Hearts

Photography and storytelling has been a major part of my own personal mental health and healing journey since becoming a medical mom. By documenting my life through my words and my images, I share what is happening in my world for others to see — our family members and other families. My hope is other familiesContinue reading “Sharing Our Hearts”

I Believe – A Digital Story

One of my all time favourite images is the one you see when you first land of my website. The image is of a baby in an NICU isolette. My eyes are always drawn to all the hands and contact points between mother and baby. I find myself then looking at the NG tube andContinue reading “I Believe – A Digital Story”

Tell Your Story – Through the Years

I Was There Too is a series of conversations I am having with families and photographers documenting and normalizing life with medical complexities. In this chat I’m talking with Kate Nguy, whose family I photographed 13 times over six years. Throughout that time they went from a couple who were pregnant with their first daughterContinue reading “Tell Your Story – Through the Years”

It’s Been a Week…

It’s been a week. We wait. We watch. We photograph. We talk. We find ways to connect with other kids, families, child life specialists, medical staff and researchers to continue to make the best of what life hands us. I don’t know about your family, but it always seems to me that we are chuggingContinue reading “It’s Been a Week…”

I Was There Too: #TuckerStrong

I Was There Too is a series of conversations I am having with photographers and medical families who are telling stories of life (and sometimes death) for families with medical complexities. Meet Mark and Megan Hewson. And their son, Tucker. I happened to meet Mark and Megan at the Treasure Life beads table outside theContinue reading “I Was There Too: #TuckerStrong”

I Was There Too: Judy Dahl

I Was There Too is (usually) a series of conversations I am having with photographers and medical moms who are telling stories of life for families with medical complexities. This week, in honour of Heart Day and CHD awareness week I chatted with the Child Life Specialist who supported Kane and our family during hisContinue reading “I Was There Too: Judy Dahl”

I Was There Too: Kelly Marleau

I Was There Too is a series of conversations I am having with photographers and medical moms who are telling stories of life for families with medical complexities. This time I am talking with an Edmonton based photographer who has told our family’s story. Meet Kelly Marleau of Fiddle Leaf Photography. I originally met KellyContinue reading “I Was There Too: Kelly Marleau”

This is (Almost) 40

Have you ever worked on a project, photography or otherwise, that requires so much work and yet once it ends you realize just how important it was to you? That’s a Project 52 for me. For six years I documented my family’s life and wrote about what was happening in a blog post every singleContinue reading “This is (Almost) 40”

I Was There Too: Rachel Martens

I Was There Too is a series of conversations I am having with other medical moms and photographers who are telling stories of life for families with medical complexities. Meet Rachel Martens. Here’s a little intro in Rachel’s own words, “I’ve been married to my wonderful spouse Nick for 17 years. I’m mom to aContinue reading “I Was There Too: Rachel Martens”