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MI’KMAQ BEAUTY

I met this Mi’kmaq beauty at my first Pow Wow a little over a year ago, and we connected deeply on many levels. It was like I was meant to attend the Pow Wow, if only to meet her. Her name is Savvy Simon, she is of the Mi’kmaq Nation just like me, and she has become a spiritual sister to me, teaching me the ways of the culture. She is a one-of-a-kind human being, with so much love and positivity for everyone that she meets; you cannot help but fall in love with her kind heart. 

Savvy is the creator of the #speakmikmaq movement, which has been encouraging the learning, sharing and speaking of the native Mi’kmaq language, and it has gone viral on social media. You can follow along with her on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Vine & Instagram. This past November, Savvy was one of the amazing motivational speakers at We Day – Atlantic, representing indigenous people and promoting Red Road Tribe; a movement that her and her fiancé Alex created together, where their mission is “encouraging & connecting people to rise above on the Red Road, in sobriety, self-respect & harmony with Creator & culture”.

These two lovebirds are expecting their first baby next month, and I wanted to document their beautiful pregnancy milestone, because they mean so much to me. It was important that I incorporate some Mi’kmaq traditions into the collection, so I thought it only fitting to truck out to the snowy woods on our property, with furs and deer hides in tow, and build a fire. It was a very cold day, -25 with the windchill. As cold as we were though, Alex kept us warm with his drum and songs, and I was able to document their smudging and prayer for their soon to be gwis (son in Mi’kmaq). This was a very amazing experience for me, and I wanted to share a few of my favourites from their beautiful and moving maternity session.

H | M: yours truly
Red Dress: Sweet Pea Boutique
Suit: Hugo Boss from Duggers

Alex’s Ribbon Shirt: Lyne Dionne
Floral & Boutonniere: a little something I threw together last minute and tied with Frou Frou Chic silk ribbon
Moccasins: Manitobah Mukluks
Icelandic Fur: a lovely loan from my sweet friend Thanh Phung; check out her blog HERE mi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographermi'kmaq beauty - halifax wedding photographer

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  1. Michelle D Young

    February 1st, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    breathtaking pictures

  2. Jo Allan

    February 1st, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Fantastic!

  3. Rita Alfiche

    February 1st, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    These are beautiful images

  4. Sarah Judge

    February 1st, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    What gorgeous pictures =)

  5. Sandra Lane

    February 1st, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Wow!! BEAUTIFUL . JUST BEAUTIFUL 🙂
    … should be in a magazine. .

  6. Andie Catherine

    February 1st, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Absolutely stunning picture Nicole! You ar wai very talented e’pit! Wela’lin for sharing!

  7. Sandra Lane

    February 1st, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    What a beautiful couple ..
    Amazing pictures. .. stunning

  8. Margaret Gladu

    February 1st, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Absolutely beautiful

  9. Katherine Lapierre

    February 1st, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    I’m at a loss for words…..

  10. Elaine Hache

    February 1st, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Can’t stop smiling and crying. I can’t describe how beautiful these are!

  11. Lee Thomas

    February 1st, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    All I can think seeing these beautiful photos is what a lucky child this little one is to be born into their world!! We cant wait to hear the news hes here !!!

  12. Sandra Barry

    February 1st, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Captivating, you have captured a complete story (minus the babe of course)! Well done Nicole.

  13. Trisha Condo

    February 1st, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Beautiful pics of your mama and papa energy! Such love! Xoxo

  14. Denise Anne John

    February 2nd, 2016 at 12:45 am

    I am just filled with emotions as I look through these breath taking photos of such a beautiful couple ❤️

  15. Janice Murphy Thomas

    February 2nd, 2016 at 2:32 am

    Wow, these are stunning!

  16. Jeannine McNeil

    February 2nd, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Absolutely stunning! Savvy is a true beauty inside and out.

  17. Pamela Lynn

    February 2nd, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Stunning- absolutely soul touching. Thank you for taking and sharing!

  18. Anne O'Gorman

    February 2nd, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    I don’t think I have ever seen anything so Beautiful.

  19. Charline Cormier

    February 2nd, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Gorgeous!! Savvy , I’m so proud of who you’ve become. Both of you are going to be great parents <3

  20. Linda Wells

    February 2nd, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Oh my gosh, you both look so in love and the pictures are beautiful. How could they not be because you are both so beautiful inside. Hope you are staying healthy. Good luck and many years of happiness.

  21. Mary Zaragoza

    February 4th, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Love all of them! Great work! <3

  22. Rachel M Cormier

    February 6th, 2016 at 3:32 am

    Omg amazing photos

  23. Stormy Ravenhawk

    February 7th, 2016 at 6:05 am

    Awesome photos of 3 of the most amazing triple I know. The love for each other, their unborn son and their people is so strong and so truely pure. You did an awesome Job capturing the truely amazing Human beings with huge hearts and love in their work and joy they Share with so many and holding and bringing back traditions, launagaes and inspiratuonal speaking. They are a blessing to so many and u dos super capturing this wonderful moment of their lives.

  24. Judy Klyne

    February 22nd, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    those are fabulous photographs!!!

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