How has motherhood changed you as a woman?
-Motherhood has changed me in every way possible it seems- it forces you to think beyond yourself in ways you didn’t even realize before. All of a sudden there are these precious little people in your life that you would give anything for without question.
Tell us about your family?
-My husband and I have three children. Two boys and a girl. It’s such a fun dynamic. My 6 and 4 year old boys dote on our little princess and she rules the nest! I love watching their little personalities and relationships grow.
What is one family tradition you have raised your family with?
-We always focus one day of the weekend to us for family time. It could be a couple of hours even. We go for a hike… head to one of our favourite beach spots (rain or shine) or even just have a movie night at home. We want our children to have amazing memories and to know that no matter what happens in life, they have a great family support.
Favourite family vacation:
-I would say our favourite memories are spending time at our family’s cabin at Green Lake in the interior of BC. It is gorgeous and quiet. It is right on the lake so we spend hours out there swimming and boating or just sitting on the deck overlooking the lake.
What advice would you give new mothers about raising children?
-Oh, I still need advice daily even after three! But i think what I would say is to just give grace to yourself. Its ok if your house isn’t perfectly clean or your kids aren’t in every sport or activity. You can ‘t do it all. My kids have told me that their favourite days are the ones where I just sat down with them and coloured or played a game. They don’t really need much… just your love and attention.
What are your beauty must-haves as a mom?
-SLEEP! and when you can have that (which is almost on the daily )
…A great moisturizer and mascara! Currently I discovered Sephora’s “The Mascara” which I am loving! I am very fair and my eyelashes are pretty non existant otherwise! I have really dry skin and love Dermalogica’s Intensive moisture balance.
Words about your photographer:
-Brooke and I actually went to high school together…just a few years ago 😉
We actually just reconnected as we are both photographers and have been able to support one another. I was so excited when Brooke decided to do this session. She has such an eye for perfect backlighting and creating beauty in every shot she takes!! I felt so blessed to have these gorgeous images from her to keep forever!
My name is Brooke and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Vancouver, BC. I am a wife, mother of two busy, silly boys, Disney fanatic, and a Starbucks lover. When I am not working, I can be found hanging out with my 3 boys. We love vacationing or going out on day trips to some of the amazing attractions Vancouver and the surrounding areas offer. Movie nights are also a huge thing in our house. Cuddling on the couch with big bowls of popcorn and special treats are a great way to spend a Friday night!!