Owner & Photographer & Ava's Mother
My interest in photography goes back to when I began modelling at 14 years old. I loved how the photographers could turn something that seemed so plain and simple into something artistic and creative. I was always excited to receive my photos after photo shoots and see how they had transformed the images into something amazing!
After about five years in the modelling industry I realized that I didn’t want to be in front of the camera anymore. It wasn’t fulfilling my desire to create. So the search began for what was next... I tried out some different design classes but something was still missing.
Then I had my daughter Ava. Being a mother has been the most incredible and rewarding journey so far. I had no idea how much love I could feel until Ava was here. She inspired me to make sure that I pursued a career that I was passionate about.
I wanted to be able to tell Ava to go after her dreams without any fear and I wanted to be an example of this, for her and for me. And then something happened: an epiphany! I woke up (literally like out of a movie), bounced out of bed and felt that light bulb go off. It was right then and there that I knew I would become a newborn and child photographer.
Fast-forward a few months… I bought my first camera, a couple of lenses and began taking pictures of everything. I attended photography workshops and started talking with other working photographers. I officially started Darling Days Photography in October 2014 and feel so lucky to have a creative passion in my career!
About my approach
I believe a photograph is a treasure. It can capture all the emotions of moments you wish could last a lifetime. And in a way they can. As a mom, I know how quickly children grow up and how badly you wish you could freeze time. My goal is to help you do this, by capturing these special moments in beautiful portraits and proving you with professional quality products, that you will be able to pass down to your children.
Darling Days Photography is a fully licensed and insured business and our job is to make sure you and your family feel relaxed and comfortable throughout your entire session, whether it’s a birth, newborn, or milestone session.
Expect to have lots of fun! From my previous experience in front of the camera, I’ve learned how important it is to capture a person’s real personality. My favourite shots aren’t the overly posed, but the ones with natural smiles, silliness and laughter that you get to see on your loved ones every day.
It’s my job to make you and your new baby as comfortable and safe as possible. We’ll take as many breaks as needed for feeding, changing and cuddles. We want this experience to be a happy and peaceful one for everyone involved, so unless you need to feed the baby, please sit back, have a coffee, a snack or even a well deserved nap!