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The Stories We Live – 33 of 52

Throwback post to August of 2019 the last time we were at our family cabin. Missing this place. This last week at Priest Lake I spent part of the day photographing our family, Ashley, Will, Cole and Mason rather than my own kids. That’s hard when your own kids are still around and demanding yourContinue reading “The Stories We Live – 33 of 52”

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”

What is Digital Storytelling?

Digital storytelling has changed everything I am doing. Recently, I got to sit down virtually with Mike Lang of Common Language DST and pick his brain about all things digital storytelling. Mike is a digital storytelling facilitator, a health researcher and a filmmaker, among many other things. In April of 2021 I took his LevelContinue reading “What is Digital Storytelling?”

In Memory of Madison

Tonight, I learned an amazing family has had to say goodbye to their heart warrior. I am re-posting this blog in Madison’s memory with the hopes that those who love her will smile and reminisce about the wonderful memories they have of her. Voluntography – May 2016 Last week I met up with a RonaldContinue reading “In Memory of Madison”

Sharing Stories

As the summer winds down and we head into a new school year, it’s still hard to believe how much has changed over the last two years. It’s been a wild ride between moving to Canmore, leaving teaching, Kane’s heart surgery, and living through a pandemic! These are just some of my stories of resilience.Continue reading “Sharing Stories”

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”

College of Canadian Family Physicians

A few months ago I received an email that said, “On behalf of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, I am writing to ask if you would like to participate in Canadian Family Physician’s (CFP) Cover Project for our upcoming July 2021 issue.  We look for artists within Canada and in family medicine whoContinue reading “College of Canadian Family Physicians”

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”

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”