Hi, it's so nice to meet you!

I'm Ivania (ee-van-ya).

I'm married to my first and only love, and mom to the two most wonderful little ones. My home is a small town in the south of Alberta, Canada.

I live for sunshine and peonies are my favourite flower. I'm not really a pet person but I like the idea of having a golden retriever someday. My favourite food changes constantly (really into Mediterranean lately), I prefer salty over sweet and I've watched Lord of The Rings more times than I can count. My super original pipe dream is to be self-sufficient on a homestead.

Photography is important to me for so many reasons. It's a creative outlet, a way to express myself and show off my subjects in a way that is unique. It's fun, it's challenging, it's never the same twice.

The biggest reason though, is because it's the closest I'll ever get to freezing time.

As a mom, I am hyper-aware of how quickly time passes and how fast babies grow. I swear I blinked, and my little girl went from a squishy pink newborn to a feisty three year old. My baby boy is already one and a half and if you're a mama, you'll understand why that breaks my heart just a little.

My most treasured possessions are the photos of my loved ones. The ones of my babies during their first days, the ones from my wedding day, the ones of my mom and I when I was a baby.

I want to give you that treasure, too! But that's not enough for me.

I don't want to just hand you a few cheesy, posed photos of you all smiling at the camera. I don't want you to look at your images and think; Oh yeah. That was the time we all stood awkwardly in front of a camera for an hour, the kids wouldn't cooperate and we couldn't wait for it to be over.

I want to give you more than photos to treasure. I want to give you an experience you'll smile about for years to come.

When you come to a session with me, you have fun. You smile, you laugh. You tickle your babies, you spin in circles with your sweetheart. When you look at the images I give you, I want you to light up and say; Remember how much fun we had? Remember how happy we were, how loved we felt?

I won't settle for anything less than emotional, joyful keepsakes to hold close to your heart and hand down to future generations. That's what you deserve. That's what I want you to have.

photo by Doxa Photography