I have loved photography since I was 15 years old. It was on my list of dream jobs but didn’t seem practical or what was expected and so it became a passionate hobby.

In 2010 I had left my job in community mental health and was planning to be at home with my boys and
take some time to re-group. I headed out to an event with friends and was taking photos when a business owner asked if I was photographer. Just as I was about to say ‘no’ the lovely woman in this photo nudged me and whispered ‘yes you are’.

I am not a risk taker. I’m cautious and a planner at heart but a week after that event I had a website and business cards.

For that, and so many other reasons, it was an honour to photograph her and her beautiful family. I will be forever grateful for her confidence in me and that serendipitous night.

ottawa family photographer

ottawa family photographer

ottawa family photographer

ottawa family photographer

ottawa family photographer

ottawa family photographer

ottawa family photographer

ottawa family photographer

ottawa family photographer

ottawa family photographer

Sara McConnell Photography ~ Ottawa Family Photographer