Making you feel comfortable and confident is what matters most to me
BECAUSE, MOM-TO-MOM, I KNOW IT ISN'T ALWAYS EASY
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Maple Ridge Newborn Photographer
I’m more than happy to be a goofball if that’s what it takes to help you and your family relax.
But usually, it looks and sounds more like this:
You hold your baby. I ask you to reflect on your relationship, your pregnancy, your journey, and your feelings. There’s so little time, when you’re the parent of a newborn, to really take a breath and think about how far you’ve come.
Sometimes, the feelings that come up are complicated. As a parent of two, I get that. Whatever you’re experiencing — grief or love or both or some swirling concoction of anxiety and amazement — is completely okay to feel in front of my lens.
(And it’ll make for spectacular photos.)
“My husband and I were so happy we decided to do maternity photos with Mel. We're both a little camera shy but she made us feel so comfortable and the results were stunning.”
PHOTOGRAPHY AND I GO WAY BACK
And I wouldn’t have it any other way
In the 90s, I had my own homemade dark room that I used to develop film in my old family home in Surrey. I loved the art of creating images that told stories. Though most of my stories in those days were of classic cars that I photographed at car shows. My fave photo was of a cherry red 1956 Chevy Bel Air.
When I had my kids, photos started to take on more meaning. We were going for walks at the dykes in Pitt Meadows and exploring the beaches in West Vancouver - some of the most epic and scenic areas in BC! I recognized not only how quickly the years went by, but how much it meant to be in the photos with them in these gorgeous locations.
I noticed that moms are often the ones taking the photos, and I wanted to change that. Even writing this, several years into my journey as a photographer - my 2 1/2 year old son asked me the other day "where's mommy" when I showed him photos of our most recent trip to The Vancouver Aquarium. I almost cried.
I cherish the fact that I get to meet families like yours and give your kids memories from when they were little (memories with you in them).
(I do, too)