“My mother is from Vancouver Island so she grew up loving the ocean. As children growing up she often took us to the beach here to play during the summer days. It’s been a wonderful experience to now bring my own children to this beautiful beach. This is my last baby so these photographs are a beautiful reminder of this time in my motherhood journey.
Growing up I always wanted to be a mother and have four children. Dreams can come true as my husband and I were blessed with two boys and two girls. I became a mother at a young age and although I read many parenting books to prepare me, nothing quite can until you’re actually experiencing it. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is that there are many ways and methods out there, but it is ok to trust my own intuition. Each of my children had a different personality right from the start, so there’s no ‘one size fits all’ to motherhood. As a mother to four young children, being able to perform multiple tasks at once is the way it goes. So wearing a ring sling has given me the freedom of being able to use my two arms and still hold my baby close to comfort her. Whenever I’m in doubt about what to do, I default to love. You can never go wrong with too much love and compassion to help raise these little ones up.” Kali, Mother
“I photographed Kali with her one-year-old babe. This is her last baby and the little one is the youngest of four. Kali was wearing her daughter, which fosters such closeness, and documenting that closeness was a joy for me. I am the mother of four children. I just had my last baby near the end of 2020 and it has slowed me down and helped me enjoy all of the tender fleeting moments. These are the moments we want to remember forever which is why I am so passionate about photographing motherhood.” Melissa, Photographer