A little bit about me and why I love being a maternity and newborn photographer!
When I was younger my mom asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I told her I wanted to be a mom. Fast forward a bunch of years. Allen and I were ready to start our family. Sounds simple. Unfortunately, for us, it wasn’t. Month after month of negative tests, and we finally decided to see a fertility specialist. We were diagnosed as having unexplained infertility, with less than a 5% chance of conceiving. I was heartbroken, afraid I would never be a mom, afraid that I would not get to be the one thing I wanted most in the world. Thankfully, after many tests, procedures, and a lot of time, we finally became parents. We now have two beautiful children who are the biggest joys in our lives.
The love a parent has for a child is more than can be put into words. We are lucky to be parents. Some people, unfortunately, do not get the chance. My journey through infertility has helped shape me into the person I am today, and my heart lies with the love a parent has for a brand new baby. Photographing newborns, as challenging as it can be, is really important to me. Becoming a parent is momentous, and I love preserving those memories so that you can look back in 20-30 years and remember all the emotions you had when you first became a parent.
I will continue to photograph a limited number of family sessions throughout the year, and definitely welcome maternity sessions and milestone sessions for children in the studio. I have a dedicated space in my home in Kelowna to capture memories for parents of their sweet new babies.
If you are or are about to be a parent, know that you are lucky to have a little one to call your own and consider hiring a photographer to preserve your special memories. And, if you're struggling to become a parent, know that you are not alone in your struggle.