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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”

The Stories We Live – CHD

This week has been a roller coaster of emotions…Last Friday, during my “Yes Day”, I spent some time reflecting on what’s been going on for us recently and ended up writing for this week’s blog. Below is what I wrote one week ago. I find the days leading up to one of Kane’s big medicalContinue reading “The Stories We Live – CHD”

This is Us – CHD

This week, Kane was at the Stollery Children’s Hospital two different times for his bi-annual cardiology appointment. On Monday, Harrison took Kane for his echo and then on Thursday I took him back again for his ECG and his appointment with his cardiologist. There are so many things I love about the Stollery. My favouriteContinue reading “This is Us – CHD”

I See You, Momma

Recently, I had an hour of time before a shoot where my kids were being cared for and I was free to sit in a coffee shop and catch up on Click magazine. In the January/February issue, there was an article by Me Ra Koh titled, I See You. There were so may things sheContinue reading “I See You, Momma”