Marie Lafranque

Becoming a mother changed not only my personal life, but my life as a photographer. Once initiated to the wonders of childhood, I couldn't get enough of it... I began taking photo after photo with my old, little, half broken, phone... my friends kept on telling me what a great eye I had... and the rest is history. I picked up a "real" camera, and haven't put it down since. I am a self taught artist in most art forms (my paintings had been in many a gallery before I became a mom) and this art form was not any different for me. What I love about photography is that just as with any other art, you can keep on learning all through the years... the work is never done! I’ve taken many classes to improve my art, and invest in these every year to bring you better and better photos!

I also love the fact that I can keep up with the families I take photos of and adjust my art to fit their children as they grow older.

I am what I would call an "organic" photographer. I am the happiest when invited into a child's universe. Whether they are playing in the mud, blowing bubbles or messing up the kitchen I truly think that capturing those messy faces or muddy knees are an integral part of being a family photographer! This applies to adults as well... I want to become a part of your world and really get a picture of who YOU are, what you love and how beautiful you look to everyone around you. 

As a portrait and lifestyle photographer I bring fresh ideas and a love of every person. I want to make you look your best and will strive to give you that perfect photo that will make you realize just how amazing you are.

As a birth photographer, I have the experience of having been a Doula before becoming a photographer, and as such bring a quietness to the birth that some other photographers might not. I also never shoot with flash during births, which sometimes lead to fun grainy vintage-y images. I’d rather work in post editing rather than disturb the flow of a woman in her element, giving birth. I will listen to you and your needs throughout your birth and shoot you and your family as unobtrusively as possible.