The Blog

my why

When I was 18 and in college I met a man who stole my heart. He was kind and affectionate, handsome and hard working. But he also had a dark side. Something that ended up shaping me to be exactly who I was supposed to be. He had a drinking problem and when he would drink hard alcohol he would turn into a different human...

Read the full story

These creative concept sessions are something I’d LOVE to start offering weekly or monthly at a discounted rate. I often find myself inspired by something I’ve thrifted or a location I’ve seen which turns into my creative brain spiralling into daydream mode and my next bath being me frantically typing out phone notes of poses […]

Empowerment, Fashion, Film

Pink Rock Cowgirl Concept Shoot

Say these affirmation words to yourself and your loved ones today. You are so loved. You are so wanted. You are so deserving. You are so worthy. You are so strong. – thebalanced.mama Your Narrative blog will appear here, click preview to see it live.For any issues click here


Happy Love Day!

kelowna photographer valentines day galentines

This session is for you and only you. This is NOT a boudoir session when the end goal is to make someone else happy. This is to make YOU happy and if you choose to share them with others then that is your decision. But what I want to see is you leaving with your […]



If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint. -Edward Hopper I purchased this casting clay to use specifically for women who are going through breast cancer and have to get a mastectomy or double mastectomy. I wanted them to be able to have a keep sake of their breasts. […]

Empowerment, Fashion


moon honey dances under the Pink Super Moon On April 26, the second of four super full moons in a row, lights up the night sky. This amped up April Full Moon takes place in Scorpio and is known to many as a Pink Moon. It promises to deliver passionate and intense waves of emotion, […]

Empowerment, Fashion

scorpio pink for broken hearts – risingwoman

I understand there are standards for women to be well groomed. I too love nice smells, smooth skin, self care regimes. Body hair is a funny one. I remember my mom pointing out at the public swimming pool a woman’s hairy bikini line. She told me then when I start going pubic hair, make sure […]

Empowerment, Virtual Sessions

Women and their body hair.

    Back in April at 15 weeks pregnant with our second babe I was told the lump I had found in my boob – the lump that was “probably nothing” since I had no risk factors, lived a very healthy low stress lifestyle, was a yogi, drank my greens, and was still nursing our […]

Empowerment, Motherhood


“Midsummer, or Summer Solstice, is a potent time of year in which all four planes are aligned. It’s a time when the devic, angelic and elemental realms are ready to connect with the physical world.  We honor this season with prayer. Gratitude for the harvest we are about to receive and for the blessings we have […]

Empowerment, Film

Summer Solistice

  I am a birth mother and I have an open adoption with my son. He turns 7 on April 19th, and it’s been the hardest, but most rewarding 7 years of my life. But fuck. Has it been a rough journey. I’m looking at our session as one of the last steps of shedding […]

Empowerment, Motherhood

her son’s birthday

I wanted to do a virtual session with you as a birthday gift to myself. Six months ago, I attempted suicide. I didn’t plan on making it to my 32nd birthday, but here I am—happy to be alive.My fiancé and I broke up after nearly 10 years together. When he left, I felt truly convinced […]

Empowerment, Virtual Sessions


Follow ME