Mother’s Name: Lindsay
How has motherhood changed you as a woman?
Motherhood has changed me in the best ways possible. The best moments have changed from a night out to intimate quiet nights spent as a family at home. And I seriously wouldn’t change a single thing. You live to see your little one healthy, happy and thriving and can’t bear the thought of missing a single moment! Every milestone and baby first fills your heart with so much happiness. You have so much love for your little one that you feel like your heart may explode. Seeing the world in the eyes of a baby amazed by the many day to day things we take advantage of has made me have a new found appreciation for the little things in life. Motherhood fills a gap in your heart that you don’t even know exists.
Tell us a little about your family?
My husband Nick and I have been married now for 2 years. My husband is a welder and I am a registered nurse. We gave birth to a beautiful baby girl last January and we now have the spunkiest, funniest, music-loving little dancer. She does not miss a minute to get her groove on! My little Laila is the sweetest thing making sure to give you plenty of love, hugs and open mouth kisses. It’s the perfect little family ever. She brings so much happiness and laughter to each of our days. We are seriously so blessed.
Favorite family vacation?
Unfortunately we haven’t done any big trips just yet with our little one, our busy little girl does not enjoy long car rides. Although if you asked my husband, the favourite thus far was taking her when she was 3 months old to a raptors play off game! Might I add she actually still had her regular scheduled nap during all the excitement of the game. Momma winning!
What advice would you give new mothers about raising children?
Be patient. It is the most rewarding but challenging gift in the world. Just when you think you’ve figured things out, little ones will throw you for another loop. Find humour in the little things and enjoy every single moment. Seriously don’t blink, they grow way too quick.
What are your beauty must-haves as a mom?
Mascara and BB cream to make me feel pretty in next to minutes
Rebecca’s passion for photography began in 1995 at her Southern Ontario High School, where she learnt how to develop film and make prints in the dark room. This also taught her the importance of proper exposure and composition to make meaningful prints.
An important moment for Rebecca was when her parents bought home a box of glass-negatives they’d found at an estate sale; they were family portraits from the 1800’s. These images were important moments for these families, dressed in their Sunday-best, to put themselves in the best possible light for history to remember. These ideas stuck with Rebecca and she brings these to her wedding and family assignments, as well as her professional portrait work.
Rebecca continued to develop at Sheridan College, in the Commercial Photography program, and then under the wing of a number of established Commercial photographers. She assisted on projects from product shoots, ribbon-cuttings, industrial shoots and weddings.
Following college Rebecca launched her wedding and family portrait business while working as a printer for a number of professional photo-labs. It was during this time that the digital revolution began and with many other photographers Rebecca’s methods and practices evolved to get the best from the new technology. Today she combines the skills from the new and old technologies to make the best images for her clients. Her goal is to capture cherished images for her clients today as those made for those Victorian families in the glass-negatives.
Rebecca is married and is mother to a lively five-year old boy, her family continues to inspire and challenge her photography work. SEE MORE HERE