love letter | calgary family photography

I never felt alone when in the company of a friend's family.  I have so many incredible memories of being welcomed into homes where parents, sisters and brothers folded me into the fabric of their lives.  I got to learn, experience and see what it was like coming from a different part of the world.  I saw, ate and conversed in ways that were new to me, discovering what and how another family unit beyond my own, travelled through life and what made them great.

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a book then a village...| calgary family photography

I grew up in a tight knit family of four knowing little about the trappings of having to squish into the back of the table when scores of family came over for dinner.  We always had our seats and save the few holidays, extra special visits when someone came to visit from abroad or we insisted that those who travelled from far and wide for university should come to our house, we were a quadruplet of a family - moving and being as one.  I loved it.   

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it all started when...

I made my dad cry after putting our first family album together in a basic 3-ring binder for Christmas when I was 8 years old.  Far from the current scrap booking craze, I hid in my room meticulously cutting out construction paper and writing comments with coloured markers while artfully arranging photographs that had been hoarded into the "photograph drawer" in my parent's bedroom, hoping to create a sentimental gift

 

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