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a while back i had a conversation with a friend about the amount of “framers” from her photo session- the number of photos that she wants to print to put up in their home. it got me thinking…

in a photo session, i strive to give you not only “framers” but also “keepers”. i want to get you some really pretty art for your walls, of course. and i definitely try to get you some photos where each family member is looking at the camera and smiling, but that stuff is not my only focus. i hope to capture you interacting and i hope to zoom in on little details and i hope to freeze moments (and to be honest- i personally think those make awesome “framers” too).

i think that maybe when you first go through your photos you might focus on the “framers” and look at what you look like, and if there is hair out of place (there will be!) and if everyone is smiling, and search for that “perfect” portrait. BUT, it is my wish that when you are going back through your images (over and over again) it is the “keepers” that stand out and that you will really cherish. i hope that you notice things that you maybe don’t take the time to in your day to day life. i hope the keepers show you how much love you share. i hope these make your heart happy.

i had my own experience with this the other day when our photographer posted one of our newborn photos on her instagram feed. i saw it and immediately teared up- it’s one of my favourite “keepers” from our session. a little moment captured and i am so thankful for it.

i hope my clients love their framers and their keepers.

maybe even frame a couple keepers?!

here are a couple keepers from a recent session…

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  • September 11, 2015 - 4:45 am

    Susan Kerr - pretty sweet!

every year for bree’s birthday i make a slideshow of images from her year! as i am going through this past years images i realized just how much i dropped the ball on documenting our life with my big camera. i have loads of iPhone photos but didn’t pick up my big camera nearly enough. is april 6th too late for a new resolution ;-)

here are a couple of photos from october and tomorrow will be november…



It is going to be an awesome year, I can feel it!

After a few months off I am back and excited to photograph you and yours.

I will be taking on 1-2  lifestyle/portrait sessions a month starting in february.

Looking forward to hearing from you!


Here is a quick shot of Bree and Cami. It is a love-hate relationship between these two!

it is day 4 of summer holidays and i am loving every moment. especially all of my time with this little love.


  • July 6, 2013 - 7:11 pm

    anne - even with all that chocolate all over her face, still the cutest little ‘goldilocks’ ever! xo

  • July 6, 2013 - 10:03 pm

    Susan - Hurrah for summer and for mommy’s great picture taking and blogging! Love your work and your subjects especially this little one!

  • July 8, 2013 - 2:24 pm

    jaleen - she is so pretty…………and that HAIR!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy your much needed summer break Carla (And BREE!)

i am waaaaaaay too behind in blog posts. i look at my list up beside my computer and it just scares me!  one day. one day i will get caught up!

enjoy the little peek at bree’s bedroom (it’s been done for about a year now and i am finally getting some images of it!). it is my favourite room in our house and it will get a proper post soon i promise!

  • April 20, 2013 - 10:04 am

    Susan - I am always delighted to find some blog activity! Anxiously awaiting the beautiful weddings too (no pressure though)! LOVE the bedroom and best thing is she actually has great sleeps in there!

  • July 8, 2013 - 2:23 pm

    jaleen - love it carla!!

i’ve turned into one of those moms, the ones who think their child is the smartest, funniest, and most amazing at everything they do. i feel as though it is completely warranted though ;-)

bree is hilarious, she keeps us laughing all the time with her funny voices, one liners, dance moves, and general great sense of humour. she amazes us daily with her memory, storytelling, and inquiry into everything around her. she is wise and extremely cautious and in the next breath wild and best friends with a new acquaintance. she loves fruit, gum, candy, chocolate, and anything sweet and can throw a pretty impressive tantrum when not allowed one of the aforementioned treats. she has truly made us better people and her giant jumping hugs, smooches, and “i love you’s” make our hearts smile bigger than we ever knew they could.

here are some images from her third birthday portrait session. it lasted all of about 10 minutes- goodness, i hope one day she will love having photoshoots with me!!

and for the sake of keeping it real, here are some of the last frames from the shoot, you can see why we stopped!!

i saw this idea on pinterest to interview your little one every year around their birthday and keep a record of their answers in some sort of scrapbook idea. i upped the anty and filmed her interview as well. bahahahaha, so good for a laugh. she can be such a cheeky little thing and some of her answers are so on purpose silly it has us laughing (and the camera shaking). i have linked to it here if you want a peak at it too, just please ignore my horrible manual focusing on a moving three year old (i am just getting started learning video)!

bree is three- interview

  • March 31, 2013 - 12:05 am

    andrea - haha, she is the cutest!! thanks for the giggles bree.

  • March 31, 2013 - 9:38 am

    anne - so cute! and i can see no longer will i just be playing princess with her but also ALIENS?! BREE, YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE!!

  • March 31, 2013 - 9:58 am

    Susan - So excited to see a new post on your blog and even more excited to see the precious little model! Love them all including the ‘I’ve had enough’ ones! We are so blessed to have this darling little girl in our lives and her

  • March 31, 2013 - 10:14 am

    Susan - Oops, more to say. And her amazing talented momma to photograph and document it all. And of course to style her so great! Meanwhile, daddy is manning the home front and putting out many a delicious meal!

  • April 1, 2013 - 5:22 pm

    Jaleen - AH! I love these photos. Her little outfit is fabulous! and that video is hilarious! Bree, you are so cute!!!!!!

  • April 7, 2013 - 5:03 pm

    alexis - so cute! i love how the answer to every question is “alien”. hilarious,

  • June 6, 2013 - 3:40 pm

    Sean Williams - Super cute!