I guess this is where I’m supposed to tell you a little bit about myself!
I am a mother of two amazing little girls, who are my whole inspiration, a photographer and a vocalist in a “basement band” with my husband/assistant…A.K.A…”Craig”. I love to cook, I have 3 cats and a dog………I sometimes feel as though I’m running a small hobby farm!
I Grew up in a very small town in Newfoundland, until the age of seven, called Pasadena. As anyone knows, life can take some unexpected twists…….well, this is what happened in our case, we somehow ended up in Richmond Hill, Ontario. We lived there for a few years, until we realized that we were still looking to find what we had left behind, what I still call… “back home”. My parents started building again……my dad would work all day and then come home, only to drive 1 hour east to continue to work all night again. He did this until they both found a temporary location closer to our future home. That is how we ended up in Cobourg! I have always had a strong love for photography, from the time I was a little girl. I remember my parents always taking pictures and silent home movies, yeah that’s right, we all have one or two of those tucked away in a box somewhere! Actually, when we lived in the city, I remember that we seemed to be the only family on the block who owned one of the “newer” home/video cameras, you know those super large ones, the kind that used to cause you to make a visit to the Chiropractor. That thing was insanely huge, and slightly embarrassing at the same time, being that it seemed to follow us everywhere we went! Being older now, I am very grateful to have the collection of memories that I have. It’s one thing to actually have those memories stored in your head somewhere, but it’s truly another to have them to look back on, to display, to share and tell stories about. At a very young age, I was given one of my fathers’ vintage box cameras…….I don’t think it was working at the time, but I was fascinated by it just the same. As I got older, I started borrowing my moms’ automatic camera every chance I could get, which fed my “trigger happy” addiction even more. I soon purchased my first polaroid camera, after learning in a short demonstration in science class about how a single image is captured…………..and that was it, I was HOOKED! It was time for an upgrade! My love for taking pictures and telling my own stories through a lens all started here. I managed to get my hands on an old manual SLR Yashica and began playing around with aperture and shutter speed. I became even more intrigued by how much you could manipulate one single shot. After studying at Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology, I continued to build my portfolio over a long period of time, not without making a few mistakes along the way (thank you and sorry to all of my guinea pigs, you have helped to create the photographer I am today). The tough part for me has always been trying to start up a business while being a stay-at-home mom. Family life was always a big part of my growing up, and I wanted to provide that very same thing for our girls too. Now that they are both in school full-time, I have learned how to schedule things around our crazy lives. This has allowed me to be able to dedicate more of my time to the business…..which means more of my time to you! I am always up for a challenge, and seeking out new ideas. I strive to produce images that not only capture who you are, but are also unique. I get very excited to meet new families, each photo session brings with it something new……I can’t wait to see what’s in store for this year!
I look forward to continue serving Northumberland and its’ surrounding areas.