A year and a half ago I had a baby, and as I changed and joyfully walked blindly into the newness of motherhood, I knew my business had to change with me. I was different – the miracle of pregnancy and child raising let me enter an exclusive club of motherhood – I didn’t even know existed. I still can’t even comprehend that in one moment my baby was in womb and then he was out. There are no words to describe it. Instead of speaking the words that are amiss – I photograph life. Babies, newborns, families and expectant moms (and dads) – both adoptive and biological. That is my business. The miracle of life.
When I planned this shoot a year ago, I knew I wanted Claire to be my Momma-to-be – her natural beauty and gorgeous eyes and incredible joy and excitement to enter motherhood were the perfect combination. As long as I have known Claire, she has wanted a family. Before motherhood she was a fierce businesswoman (award-winning kitchen designer extraordinaire), and now she has taken on the role of Motherhood with grace. Claire is a playful, take life and run with it kind of girl. She also loves things to look beautiful; I wanted her playfulness and her love for beauty to shine amongst her beautiful baby belly. So enter Claire and her precious soon-to-be-born baby girl (now almost one year old), to the playful and colourful Granville Island, a gem in the heart of Vancouver overlooking False Creek and the Burrard Street Bridge.
Much Gratitude fo Jayme at A Unique Botique for her ever lovely florals. Your floral crowns were lovely. To Sarah from Killenink for her amazing make up artistry. She’s got talent folks. To Courtney for holding my relflector and coming along for the ride. Thank you to Granville Island for being the perfect venue, over and over. And of course thank you Claire for being the most cooperative and beautiful Momma.