My wife and I moved to North Vancouver 4 years ago when my daughter Maddy was just turning one. Last week we moved to Alberta, and I’ve realized that although I photographed bits and pieces off our home, I realized that I regrettably never did an actual Housestories shoot of our own home. This home wasn’t large, and it was never going to be our forever home, and so I suppose I thought that I neglected the fact that it will always be a incredibly special home for us, a place where some of the best memories we’ll ever have were created - where we brought our son Jasper home for the very first time; where Maddy would sit on the countertop and help me make pancakes; where she would make up songs and sing them all day long, where Jasper would learn to sit up, learn to crawl, and take his first steps; where the perfect day would be when it was just the four of us playing on living room floor.
Of course we will still have these memories, but many of them will turn into hazy fragments. I created Housestories so that families can someday open an album and have all these beautiful memories light up as they revisit the long forgotten details of the past. I am so excited about the many new memories that we will make in our new home in Edmonton, Alberta, and of course I will be sure to give myself, and my family, the gift of keeping these years vivid and alive.