My best days are spent cheering for my son's football team, capturing wildflowers on my daily walks, dancing to cheesy 90's tunes in my kitchen or spending a quiet afternoon snuggled with a book.
Things didn't get any easier after having a few kids and I've spent many years punishing my body with restrictive diets and grueling workouts to try to make it look more like the bodies I saw on television and social media.
When I became a photographer I really started to notice how negatively other women spoke about their bodies - regardless of how beautiful they looked in the photos I captured. I realized how our conditioned shame over our bodies is robbing us of so much joy, strength and love. I wanted to flip the script and I began to look for a new way to see, accept and even, love my body!
Through authentic portraits that truly showcase your amazing radiance, I would love to help you cultivate delight towards your own self-love and body acceptance.
dancing!! I started taking burlesque classes 10 years ago. Now I enjoy it whether I'm in a class or my kitchen.
starting my day with 10 mins of yoga followed by a walk with bernie, my impossibly cute lab-bernese.
enjoying a slow meal with my husband.
we are currently on a quest to find the perfect vegan spicy noodle dish.
playing with makeup. AT ONE TIME IN MY LIFE PUTTING on makeup FELT LIKE A CHORE.
NOW I SEE IT AS A WAY OF ADORNING MY BODY + ONLY WEAR IT WHEN I WANT TO.
i love gardening and getting my hands in the dirt. tending to the earth helps me feel grounded.
I'm a huge book nerd! Ending each day with an herbal tea and reading in bed!
Located 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa upon the traditional and unseated territory of the Algonquin people, our boutique home studio was a happy result of all the 'free' time we had over the pandemic. We are situated on the second floor but happy to provide further accommodations upon request. Our address is 86 Framingham Cres in West Barrhaven on a well-marked street with dedicated parking in the driveway.
Quaint and cozy, it is a well-lit space for our hair and makeup stylists to work their magic, but we can also dim the lights and turn down the tunes if quiet and calm is more your vibe. We have a client wardrobe bursting with fun pieces for you (think tutus, leather jackets, sequin gowns and fishnets) ranging in size XS to 2XL. And our favourite feature is probably the dazzling chandelier that you're encouraged to dance and twirl under!
Pop by and say hi! The coffee is always on!