Marguerite | 90th birthday | Halifax Family Photographer

I was invited to take pictures for a very special occasion: a 90th birthday party. Held at the Prince Andrew Hotel in Halifax, I photographed family formals before the reception began. It was very touching to see all of this family together, from the young to the young-at-heart. Not only that, but I was moved at how many people were able to come celebrate this woman.

Amber & Malcolm | Family | Halifax Family Photographer

A photography session with one of my favourite families on one of my favourite beaches….Rainbow Haven Provincial Park. Amber’s parents were visiting from Alberta, so we made sure to include Nana and Papa in the session as well. It is so special when extended family can be part of our time together. But remind me next time we head to the beach in September. BRING BUG SPRAY!

The Yellow Birdhouse | product | Halifax Product Photography

I teamed up with local artisan Laura from The Yellow Birdhouse to capture in her joyfully colourful felt creations on adorable models. Her handmade, high-quality felt creations showcase many nautical and floral designs, but I’ve seen some of her custom designs and they are uniquely beautiful as well. We spent some time at MacCormack’s Beach in Eastern Passage. The lighting in the early evening was just lovely. It felt so natural to take pictures of these beautiful sistersplaying in the sand.

The Yellow Birdhouse | made local | Halifax Photographer

I teamed up with local artisan Laura from The Yellow Birdhouse to capture in her joyfully colourful felt creations on adorable models. Her handmade, high-quality felt creations showcase many nautical and floral designs, but I’ve seen some of her custom designs and they are uniquely beautiful as well. I had a great time chasing around these cute kids on the grounds of École Bois-Joli in Dartmouth. What a fun, naturally-inspired playground!

Lindsay & Steven |Family | Halifax Family Photographer

It was a cool crisp, fall day when I met Lindsay & Steven with their two beautiful children at Point Pleasant Park. The nice thing about photography sessions including older kids is that, usually, it doesn’t take much to grab that perfect picture for the Christmas card. Actually, one of the most fun parts is getting a genuine smile out of them, which includes some leg work from mom and dad. However, a special treat is when big brother helps along too!

Clarke |Family | Halifax Family Photography

Erin & Kris with her boys are a great family. I first met the twins when they were babies, and I’ve really enjoyed seeing them again each year. It means a lot to me as a photographer to have returning families. It’s really nice seeing the kids get older, not to mention getting to know mom and dad each year. It makes our sessions fun and laid back! We spent some time feeding ducks and walking around at Shubie Park.

Naya | Family | Halifax Family Photographer

This session with baby Naya and her mom and dad is proof that you don’t always need a stellar photography location to capture precious moments. I met with them in their two bedroom apartment in November, when it was far too cold to do an outdoor location. Most important things: good light and good subjects!

Laura & Andrew | Family | Halifax Family Photographer

I had a great time during this extended-family session! Laura initially contacted me, to say that she had some family visiting from all over Canada. Originally, we wanted to take some pictures by the ocean, but a sharp wind made that nearly impossible. So we headed to a sheltered section on the Salt Marsh Trail. I just loved the way the golden light filtered through the trees.