Fast forward and I now stop and stare at that girl because there is so much love in her eyes, she is so in love with her babies and her husband. The tiredness seems to have disappeared. 

I take photographs so that when we look back at our lives we can pull out an album or look at a picture on the wall with fresh eyes.

I want to capture a moment in time that you will treasure and you will see yourself in it.

 These photographs capture your essence.
Let me show you - yourself!

The black and white photograph you see, where my children are much younger than they are today hangs in my front entry way. It shows me smiling this bright, broad smile. I often look at this picture because in it that girl looks bright and hopeful but I remember those days, the endless nights of no sleep and crying children. I remember feeling exhausted, frazzled.  We needed to take a family photo to send back to Canada (We were living in Australia at the time) and when I looked at this picture at the time and I thought "Ugh.. oh well it will do"

so glad you are here!

I'm paula, photographer, mother and seeker of beautiful moments.

Welcome!

I am South African born and moved to Canada in 1996 when I had just finished high school. I have lived in Uganda, Australia, Namibia back in South Africa for a while and then back to Canada. 
Packing a bag to see a new place is likely my most favourite thing to do.

traveling makes me oh-so-happy

My husband and I started a not for profit in 2008. We work primarily in Uganda where we help villagers have access to clean water.


Find out more at www.gardafrica.ca



I have a not-for-profit organization

Funny stories... well the shot at one not so much. I have met the President of Uganda and the President of Namibia. The Namibian president I met while sitting in a restaurant and he came and sat near us with an entourage. I thought he was a wealthy business man. We ended up chatting late into the night telling stories. Next day we went to a museum and as we walked in my husband says, "Oh gees, there's your drinking buddy!" and it was a photo of the President and yup, same guy!  I'll tell you about being shot at when we do your shoot :)

I have met 2 presidents and been shot at ;)

I taught myself to read at age 4 and haven't stopped since. I love a good mystery or anything to do with WWII.
Living in beautiful Squamish, BC, we have access to so much hiking. It is a past time I have really learned to love over the years.
Any um snakes... deathly afraid!  Like to the point of where I black out! 

i love hiking, reading hate snakes

There is a little Paula that is running around a village called Adakingo near Lira, Uganda. Her parents named her after me. It is probably one of the things in my life that I feel most blessed about. To be someones namesake is truly special!

i have a child named after me in Uganda

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I am a wife and mother of two (growing too fast) kids so I know how life gets busy and that it is easy to put off getting photographs done. I also know how hard it is to drag everyone there, get the right outfit etc... BUT... when it's over with, when you have those pictures in your hands and you can share them and have them to look back on, then all that stress seems to be forgotten. Creating memories is what I strive for. I want your experience to be fun, uncomplicated and most of all for you to have beautiful images that you are proud of. 
I can't wait to chat with you about booking your session.



I value the moments that are real and raw. The moments that you cannot imagine not being able to relive, and that's why I'm here. So that you can relive those days, over and over.

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