Sep 3, 2010

allison | whitehorse maternity photographer

Allison is expecting her first child later this month. As with all my maternity clients, I was excited to share the elation & anticipation that all new parents radiate and I was looking forward to recording this special time for her and her husband, Constable Michael Potvin. When I heard the news of a terrible accident on the Stewart River involving an RCMP member, my heart broke. My husband and I cried every time we read in the paper as details were released. Allison's beloved Mike had drowned.

I knew it was going to be hard but I wanted to encourage Allison to go ahead with her maternity photos. They weren't going to be how she imagined but they are beautiful, they celebrate life & strength and they honor Mike's love for his wife & child.

Never in my life have I met a woman who is more sure of herself, more surrounded by love and more capable of bearing the weight of the world on her shoulders. She is, without a doubt, the strongest woman I have ever known. It was a privelege to photograph her and help her celebrate the upcoming arrival of her baby.

Much of our session was spent laughing. Honest, genuine laughing. There was joy. There was celebration. We had an afternoon full of goodness and love.

I have the honor of photographing her new baby once HE arrives (yes, it's a boy!) so stay tuned to meet this sweet little one.

A big shout-out to Kerri at Main Designs for hookin' my girl Allison up with some KILLER hair too! Wow, you guys know how to tag-team on making a very pregnant gal feel like a total queen! Thanks :)


  1. Wow, what a testament Allison is to the strength we are capable of. I too have read the articles and cried along with everyone else. What a blessing that lil' babe is....

  2. Aww! Alli you look amazing in these pictures. Great job Vanessa!

  3. Wow. What a special session. Amazing, Alli and Vanessa. <3 Thank you so much for sharing.