NAIA {motherhood session} by Joanna Crichton

Being able to capture these special moments in life for my friend, Danielle and her sweet girl Naia is something close to my heart. Capturing motherhood is something that has been a strong theme in my work for the past few years, as I have been in the thick of it myself.  As mothers, we are typically the one behind the camera, so I believe it is so important for us to be captured with our little ones in a true, authentic, and real way.  The bond we share with our children is like no other and my goal is try and capture the purity and rawness of motherhood in all it's beautiful chaos.  Truthfully, I wasn't sure how most of the images were going to turn out as Lucy was with me and I was entertaining her on sidelines or holding her for every shot, but I am thankful for the outcome.  Danielle, thank you, as always, for trusting me to make with these precious memories for you both. You are beautiful xx.

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SCARLET by Joanna Crichton

When fellow photographer, Scarlet O'Neill, asked me to document her growing baby bump, I couldn't be more honoured.  I had never met Scarlet before, but was inspired by her work, so it would be an understatement to say that I was thrilled to be able to create these memories for her.  Upon entering her home, she welcomed me with such warmth, I felt an immediate comfort being in her presence.  She is just as kind, down to earth, and hardworking as she comes across.  I have mad respect for this woman. She is truly embracing her sweet baby belly, and I know she is going to rock motherhood. Thanks for making magic with me Scarlet! xo

GROWING FAMILY by Joanna Crichton

I absolutely love shooting maternity sessions, and this one was no exception.  The female body is capable of incredible things and it is a beautiful time in a woman's life to celebrate! This mama embraces motherhood and all the changes that come along for the ride.  From the get go, this family welcomed me into their comfortable and relaxed home.  They introduced me to their adorable son, who was a joy to capture.  So looking forward to meeting your baby girl soon!

LOVE by Joanna Crichton

I have known Michelle for nearly a year and this is what I have learned.... She is a smart, talented graphic designer, loving wife and mother, always looking to learn and grow, down to earth, and not to mention, beautiful.  Shooting her maternity session was an honour and her little boys are too cute for words.  We kept it real and hung out on a winter's morning to capture life before baby number three arrives.