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Hands

Man, through the use of his hands, as they are energized by mind and will, can influence the state of his own health.” — Mary Reilly

As an occupational therapist, my job is to help my clients engage in the occupations that they find meaningful.  One of the primary ways we interact with the world around us is through our hands.  Having two little girls around, reminds me just how important hands are to everyday life.

They both rely heavily on their hands for engagement, something we take for granted as adults.  Even at their young ages, they too use their hands differently.  Molly is using hers to explore through manipulation and tool use, while Nina is using hers for sensory experiences.  What inspired this set of images is when I first brought home scissors, Molly could barely hold them.  Eventually, she was able to snip a few areas of paper, but recently she was cutting completely through the paper.  What I wanted to do was document how they use their hands.

 

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Won’t You Be My Neighbour?

Back in the old hood, Nick and Tasha moved in right next door to us, a few months before we left.  Originally from Labrador, came to Nova Scotia, then eventually settled in Beechville.  Point is I couldn’t understand a lick of anything they said, but I knew they were good people.  They were really kind with Molly and really helpful when it came to selling our house.  They were brave enough to let me take some engagement photos, but even more brave to bare the -8 weather.  Thanks for a “fun” evening and all the best in the new year!

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Jenna + Allen – Engagement

Jenna and Allen are relatively new to Nova Scotia and just recently got engaged. They wanted something representative of their new home, but they also didn’t want photos that wanted to make them cringe and puke.  I think that last part was more me, but they agreed no puking was a good thing.  We picked one of Halifax’s main streets as a starting point and went from there.  It was a really fun session and congratulations on the engagement.

 

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The Chase

Trish and Jay used to be busy chasing the disc in Ultimate, but now they chase their little guy.

 

 

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