Forage: The Rose and the Hip What is Forage? A kind of inner tracking, a wild wander, observing how the gifts in the wild or garden reflect the gifts within. I realize now, that the idea for the name of both my photography business and my educational business comes from a  kind of ‘forage’ experience.   In what ways does a ‘fruit’ or example…

Wild Self – of Scars, Skies, and Water “The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn…

” To love my body fiercely is truly revolutionary.” “oh, my breats are uneven! Mama breats!” Even when her youngest daughter is not here beside her, that bond of breast-feeding is present in the body of mama Omi Grace as she embraces her own power feet washed by the river, our great earth mama’s breast, nursing us with the waters of life; arms stretching…

Spring Mini Photo Play Sessions Yay, I’ve had the chance to witness and capture some sweet Spring Portraits. Spring is such fantastic time for family photos with Mama nature’s burst into life, warm sun, fresh breezes, and excited return to outdoor play after Vancouver’s grey rainy Winter.  I’m grateful for all the lovely families, large and small, each one unique, that I get to…

Trust Can you guess what time of year this is? Yes, March last year…the gorgeous deep Spring emerging is coming! As some of you already know my love of photography is deeply intertwined with my love of learning, and observing learning.  For me noticing, and then painting the pictures for all to see, telling the story of Free Range Learning, Wilderness Play, Un schooling,…

Cafe Conversations This is a unique take on the head shot, a studio-like session, but more candid.    Through my work in photography, I have discovered that unravelling and retelling a story is a big part of what I do. As a single mother who chose to stay home with her son and build a career that honoured my deep needs for attachment, I…

Fall Mini Photo Play Session What is a Fall Mini Photo Play Session? I love this one, the first of this season.   The session is short, super affordable, and therefore accessible to all.  But more importantly it’s fun, it’s in a gorgeous setting, with different play zones to inspire my subjects.   My photo sessions are quite different from a traditional formal shoot….

Fall Mini Photo Play Sessions \I’m really enjoying doing these!!  Short, 15 to 20 minutes, at the end of the day when the sun is going down casting that warm Autumn glow, the brisk air, and last leaves are lighting up the sky, families are wrapped in woollies, cozy and ready to hug.  A gorgeous outdoor setting provides both a memorable back drop and…