The Life Remembered Blog

Bailey the Heart Warrior

Bailey the Heart Warrior

Bailey was born with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), which is a combination of four different heart defects. She had her first open heart surgery at just 6 weeks old, and her third a few months ago. She is a fierce Heart Warrior and a total tomboy, which is the story we chose to tell together…

Brooklyn as Sleeping Beauty

Brooklyn as Sleeping Beauty

Brooklyn is a “girlie girl”, so I wanted to create a princess theme for her portraits. She also has Type 1 Diabetes, so Sleeping Beauty pricking her finger on a spinning wheel seemed like a perfect fit. Read on to see how we did it!

Brewery Wedding Album Design – Jessica and Daniel

Brewery Wedding Album Design – Jessica and Daniel

Jessica and Daniel had a gorgeous wedding in a brewery in Toronto. She requested for a "modern/industrial" style in her wedding album, with mostly black backgrounds and a few photo backgrounds. She also asked me to change some of her photos to black & white, and...

What to Wear for Family Photos

What to Wear for Family Photos

Knowing what to wear for your family photos can make the difference between a good picture and an amazing one! Luckily, there are a few general principles to keep in mind when you’re putting together your family’s “look”.

One Sneaky Way to Get Both Kids to Smile in the Same Photo

One Sneaky Way to Get Both Kids to Smile in the Same Photo

Whenever I have clients with multiple children, their priority is always to finally get a photo with all the kids looking and smiling at the camera at the same time. It's incredibly difficult to get both kids to smile in the same photo on your own, especially with a...

One Strong Mama: Exercise During Pregnancy

One Strong Mama: Exercise During Pregnancy

I'm always on the lookout for helpful resources for my maternity clients, and information about exercise during pregnancy is a common request! So much is shifting in your body, and taking charge of that process can really help you feel less powerless amidst all these...

But my firstborn didn’t get newborn portraits …

But my firstborn didn’t get newborn portraits …

Many clients considering a newborn session are concerned about being “fair” to their firstborn children. They worry that it shows favoritism to order an album or a canvas for the new baby, if they don’t have one for their older children. I understand entirely! I had...

Art Deco Wedding Album Design: Liz & Justin

Art Deco Wedding Album Design: Liz & Justin

I had a fantastic time working with Liz & Justin's wedding photos.  Their entire day was both chic and fun, starting with the amazing staircase during their First Look at the Westin.  Their reception was held at Varsity Theater, one of the most unique venues I've...

Free Gallery Design Services

Free Gallery Design Services

I am so excited to tell you about my latest offering - gallery design!  My goal is always to provide the best level of service you can imagine, and then some. I don't want you to walk away from our session with a Dropbox link and a "Good luck with that!" I want...

Seeing Beauty

Seeing Beauty

Can you imagine gazing at this tiny beauty every night before bed? I say "bed" and not "sleep", of course, because the beauty is a newborn and "sleep" isn't really her thing. But still, exhausted as you are, seeing her like this will tug your heart, and remind you why...

Toy Rotation: Making Old Toys Feel New Again

Toy Rotation: Making Old Toys Feel New Again

Toy rotation is awesome for everyone involved! Your kids end up enjoying their toys much more, and the amount of mess that is physically possible on any given day is greatly reduced for you. Win-win! What is Toy Rotation? Toy rotation is only having a selection of...