Meet Liz

 

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Hey there – I’m Liz, wife to James and mom of some pretty sweet adorables. My growing family is one of the reasons I get to do what I love to do – there are ample opportunities to capture the cuteness of babies, children and family. Although they are often my subjects, I started taking pictures long before James and I were blessed with kids. I’ve always loved photographs and arranging people…maybe that’s the organization tendencies coming out in me! I got my first DSLR after realizing how many family and friends around me needed someone to take their picture; my little point-and-shoot, as trusty as it was,  just wasn’t cutting it anymore. So, armed with a used Canon Rebel, I loved embarking on the journey of learning more about photography and working with others in a delightful new way. I know how it is to get your family pictures taken. It’s usually a stressful and tiring procedure, especially for the parents, and that’s not how a portrait session should be remembered! I want my sessions to be fun, relaxed and enjoyable – where even dad will be happy to come back again! I’ve moved on and upgraded from that first Canon Rebel and I’ve continue learning; something I’m thankful I can do in between loving my husband, family and church family. In between the joy and chaos of motherhood, I love capturing my life and the lives of others around me in photographs to last a lifetime.

Family photography is important. It gives you a tangible reminder of the ones you love, giving your children a past to remember in the future, and a reminder of how quickly life changes – these are some of the most important aspects of life. Some of my favorite memories growing up are watching a slideshow of my parent’s old Kodak pictures and learning about life before all seven of us kids came along! My dad had a way of telling stories that, coupled with these vintage slides, would stick in your memory for a long time.

Some Things Random & Some Important Bits about Me:

-Committed to serving the Lord Jesus Christ, my Savior. {John 3:16}

-Sang and played with my family band based in Southern Alberta before marrying the man of my dreams, and moving to Southern Ontario.

-Have 6 adorable kids, with our latest baby having Down Syndrome. You can read about the beginning of our journey that we’ve recently began here, as well as the rest of our family life!

-Favorite dessert would be vanilla ice-cream mixed with Oreos…or anything with Oreos really. {we rarely had them growing up, so I’m making up for lost time}

-I love being organized in my home, and throwing out empty condiment and shampoo containers makes my day happier!

-I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III, using a 50 mm. f. 1.4 ,  24-70 mm. f. 2.8 lens, 70-200 mm. 2.8 and 100 mm. macro 1.4 lens

-Would love to have twins…but they don’t run in my family

-Don’t really do the coffee shop thing, but feel like it would be such a mature thing to do.

-I enjoy a rare ice cap but water is my go-to drink.

 

I sure hope that I can get to know you and your family through a portrait session in the future.

Drop me a line in the contact form if you have any questions!

 

Picture taken by Uncle William who knows how to make my kiddos smile!