Hey Dudes and Dudettes!

If you’re wondering where I’ve been all your life, or at least since November, well I had a kid.  A Christmas baby, even. Surprise! Merry Christmas and shit.  Let’s just say I spent a lot of my day yelling “THIS IS NOT A FUCKING CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!”

Anyways, now that my uterus has been evacuated and condemned I’ve got good news for you.  I’m BACK!!!!!

I know, you probably REALLY missed me.  If that’s the case let’s hang out.  4 kids means that I’m only taking on a super limited number of bookings this summer, realistically that probably looks like no more than 10 sessions. So get in touch really quick mmmmmkay.

With that I leave you with the newest member of the family.  Mr Mayhem.01.2015PersonalWeb-3801.2015PersonalWeb-3201.2015PersonalWeb-44


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I’ll be honest, it feels like I’ve been pregnant forever.  Two kids back to back means 18 months of pregnancy in less than 2 years.  18 out of 23 months to be exact.  I hate being pregnant.  You were worth it though.  I mean look at you.  Sorry to your brother and sister but hands down you were the cutest newborn out of the three.  Seriously, those cheeks, all that hair (your sister was bald… Mr Clean bald) plus all the snuggles and smiles and straight up delightfulness.  You were the easiest, happy little human.

Then you hit 6 months and basically decided you were over being an infant.  Obviously you’re an old soul.  Too wise to be stuck in this tiny, little, wobbly body.   You said the hell with you people, specifically me and have branched out on your own.  My only job is to provide you snacks and insure you don’t damage yourself too horribly with your daredevil ways.  You refuse to eat off of a spoon.  Your hands are all you need.  Watching you eat yogurt is possibly the grossest thing I’ve ever witnessed.   You don’t walk on your own yet, but you’ve mastered the skill of pushing around a chair to climb, thus giving you unlimited access to the desires of your heart.  You’ve still yet to master opening the dishwasher though, thank you baby jesus.  Right now all of these facts are ‘causing me to acquire grey hair but I’m sure one day these traits of yours will make me incredibly proud, so I’m just choosing to jump to that mindset now.  You are my little monster, I feel so lucky that it’s my job to keep you alive until you can figure out that task on your own.


For now I’ll celebrate your One year of living without any broken bones.



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  • Lauren GuilfordNovember 25, 2021 - 1:17 pm

    Oh my…I love this so much!! So fun to see those pictures of her over time…hard to believe she’s 1 now!

Hey Kids,

So if you follow me on Facebook you may have seen that I was floating around the idea of Christmas Mini’s this year.  I’ve succumb to peer pressure and I’m doing it! What can I say the people have spoken:)

I actually really like Christmas Mini’s, most of my peeps do their photos every other year so it’s a good chance for me to catch up with you guys and hug it out in the off years.  Yay us!  Because I’m knocked up and I have 3 kids already I’m keeping the mini’s close to home this year.  Meaning YES, you need to come to Okotoks, but I think that’s a good thing.  If I could I’d convince everyone I love to move here.  It’s got charm for miles peeps! FOR MILES!  We’ll be doing one day of sessions (In a Van) down by the river… (see what I did there! I’m funny) and the other day over at Big Rock, cause dude, everyone loves the big rock!

Details Below, in picture form!

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NOW OR NEVER! (in 2014)

Just as a heads up there will only be 6 spots, and once those bizzos are gone that’s all folks, I’ll actually be taking the rest of the winter off, you know for gestation and delivery of a baby and what not!


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I’m a practice what I preach kinda gal.  Except when it comes to harping on my kids about drinking more water… I do not drink enough water. There I said it.  My big dirty sin out for the world to see.  I am dehydrated most of the time.  Or at least not at peak hydration.  It’s a problem.

Anyway now that that’s out of the way, now let’s move on to the advice I regularly give that I actually follow.   I see a chiropractor regularly, I go to as many concerts as I can manage and I ignore almost all parenting advice… see practicing what I preach.  I also spend a decent sum of money every year on family photography.  I’m not that photographer who sets up a tripod and takes my own family pictures, or only has pictures of their kids.

I like pretty much every other mom on the planet am insecure about the way I look, the pimple on my forehead, my bad posture or the lack of rock hard abs.  BUT I look past that crap because OHHH MEER GAWD I want to remember every damn second with these tiny people.  I look at little Lenny Wilde and remember Danger as a baby the whole time thinking HOW DID THIS HAPPEN!!   I want to take it all in.  Every exhausting, stressed out, pushed to the limit moment.   So every year I saddle up and take out my wallet and hire the most talented people I know.  Then I fill my walls, and albums and heart with my people.  My little tribe frozen in time.

This year we struggled with the idea of having just hired Lauren to do our Birth and Newborn Photos and the reality of Baby 4.0 coming 14 months after Lenny’s arrival meaning we’ll be investing in photos again very soon.  We still wanted to capture some of the in-between.  I couldn’t imagine not having a forever memory of what life with just us 5 was like. Also I didn’t want another thing for Lennon to complain to her therapist about one day, you know third child birth order and all.  So I told my pals Josh and Jenny EFF IT! PLEASE COME! How much for you to come from Kansas City and hang with us for an entire day! I want the whole shebang!  I planned ahead so I could save to afford their awesome them BAM! We did it.   Honestly, the time leading up to them coming was riddled with BAHHHH!! Our living room wall was still torn apart and the morning we shot the video there was a tile installer just a mere 15 feet from our pancakes grouting.  Life isn’t perfect.  Life is hard and messy and exhausting but man is it worth remembering.  I love these images now, our video is my heart wrapped up into 5 minutes and 41 seconds, but what is more amazing to be is how much I will love and cherish these stills and video 10, 20, 50 years from now if I’m lucky enough to still be here.

So, before I show you these little snippets of my soul and step down from my soapbox I’ll say this.  Whether it’s me, whether it’s the person down the street or whether you fly in the fanciest photographer money can buy PLEASE, PLEASE invest in your memories, every day we buy the newest TV, or Car, or another latte and we push aside our memories to be captured by an iPhone.  I’d hate for one day the only pictures your kids have of you together to be a blurry selfie on Facebook.

Mic Drop.  OUT!



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  • JenikaNovember 3, 2021 - 8:46 pm

    I love every single word you wrote. And also, these photos + this video. I’m also rather selfishly glad you get photos done because I love seeing your family and your cute adorableness and huggy home-cooked love. You’re too much, and that’s perfect.

  • JesseNovember 3, 2021 - 8:51 pm

    Rock on my friend! Great words of wisdom, and practicin’ whacha preach! No leaky pipes for this plumber…er…photographer!

  • JadenNovember 4, 2021 - 1:20 pm

    I love this. I love your family. I love your house. I love your life!!! You are amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your memories with us :)

  • Lauren GuilfordNovember 6, 2021 - 9:23 am

    As if I could love your family any more…this video and pictures make my heart explode! These are seriously gold! :)

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