- Friday, January 13, 2023
Kim and Kristjan are always up for adventures, so I was delighted to photograph them because they were willing to try just about anything! They met riding dune buggies and sandboarding in Peru! He works as a pilot, so they both really get around. They are also both nature lovers. I think Winne the Pooh’s saying applies to them, “As soon as I saw you I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.” After all, they were on an adventure when they met, and to quote another children’s author, Lewis Caroll, “Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures!”
- Friday, December 23, 2022
I was pretty excited when I met with Lais and Andris and we started talking about how we all had Canada’s Wonderland season passes. We then discussed doing their engagement photos at Winterfest! Anyone who knows me knows that amusement parks are my happy place, and I was eager to do a nighttime engagement session with lights, carols, and rides in the background. You don’t need to wait until winter is over to get great photos!
Congratulations again on your engagement!
- Sunday, October 16, 2022
I have been photographing Melissa’s family for years as part of Joanna’s multigeneration family photos, (since she is married to Joanna’s brother), so I was delighted when she gave her parents a Rabbat Photography gift certificate for Christmas so her side of the family could do multigeneration family portraits! Thanks so much for having me photograph your family!
- Friday, October 14, 2022
This is the first couple from my engagement session promo and they were so wonderful! They told me I would have to pose them, since they were not familiar with posing and then they put themselves in all these magnificent poses and I only needed to direct a few. They live in the east end, so I suggested we do this session at the Scarborough Bluffs, which is one of my favourite locations in the city. It is totally worth the drive from the west end!
- Thursday, July 21, 2022
Thanks to my friend Dave Chang-Sang of Memento Photo Works for referring me to this wedding!
Bob and Lizzy met on the website 2RedBeans. Lizzy was living in China when they met and Bob was here in Canada!
Thanks so much for having me photograph your wedding!
- Wednesday, February 23, 2022
My favourite clients are clients who come back and the Miron family keeps doing that! My associates, Janette and Sarah, photographed Joanna and Alain’s wedding. Their family grew and I have had the privilege of photographing them over the years. These photos include Joanna’s parents and her brother’s family. I am looking forward to photographing the Armstrong family soon too as they purchased a gift certificate to do a similar type of session with Melissa’s side!
We did our first family session at James Gardens, in Etobicoke.
We did the next set of family portraits in Oakville, at Gairloch Gardens.
Thanks again for having me photograph your family! I love seeing the kids grow up, even though it happens way too quickly.
- Tuesday, October 27, 2020
I was delighted when Lara asked me if I was available to photograph her family of four this fall. We moved from Etobicoke to Toronto over the past few months and she was the first person to find me on my new Google Maps listing! We decided on James Gardens for these portraits as it is my favourite place for fall photos, since it is very big with many options, beautifully landscaped and the fall colours are spectacular there this time of year. Turns out Lara also likes to go for walks there and she introduced me to a new (to me) part of the park.
I was also very happy to be contacted by Lara, because I get a lot more family portrait inquiries for families with young children than I do for families with teens, but I think it is equally important to freeze those teen years. They are both 16 years old and I think that is a great age to capture.
Thanks again for having me do your family portraits!
- Tuesday, October 27, 2020
I was delighted when Phil contacted me to take his family portraits this fall. Phil has gotten really into photography himself and I have seen many fantastic photos he has posted of his family. He wanted me to capture his ‘white whale’ which was a good photo of the four of them. The other ‘want’ was a photo of the kids looking good together. For families with very young children, my advice is to go for candids. I did get some nice family portraits of the four of them!
This photo session actually took place the day after the one I posted yesterday, but it was a sunny day, so it almost looks like they took place in two different locations.
My husband has known Phil since 2002 and I met him shortly after we got married and I moved to Waterloo in 2005. We didn’t live there very long as Phil got a job in Toronto, Vu wanted to come to Toronto and shortly thereafter, they were working at the same company downtown! We used to go to concerts together at The Starlight together and then we went to Sneaky Dee’s or The Rivoli. Phil introduced us to By Divine Right.
I photographed Phil and Yi’s wedding at Sunnyside Pavilion way back in 2009! 11 years and two kids later, here we are.
- Friday, October 9, 2020
I met Sarah, Mike and Jackson doing Jackson’s newborn photos. They came in for my Baby Plan, which was 4 sessions over the course of 1 year and it was super fascinating watching him go from easygoing, relaxed, sleepy newborn to super active toddler.
Sarah texted me about a month ago, telling me she had another baby (!) and asking if I was doing newborn photos given the strange circumstances of this time. I am only doing outdoor sessions for now, so we looked at the weather, picked the nicest day and did them in her parents backyard. I put on a mask, stayed 6 feet away and asked them to pose baby Charlotte. She looks just like her brother did when he was her age!
Sometimes Sarah and Jackson joined us for lunch at The Palais Royale on Wednesdays, but she often sent me a text that she wouldn’t be able to make it because he just started his nap and it almost always lasted 3 hours! I am glad they were able to join us when they could. I wonder if Charlotte will be like her brother and also take 3 hour naps.
Congratulations on adding baby Charlotte to your family! Thank you also for trying something new with our outdoor newborn session.