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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 says:

    breathtaking pictures

  2. Jo Allan says:

    Fantastic!

  3. Rita Alfiche says:

    These are beautiful images

  4. Sarah Judge says:

    What gorgeous pictures =)

  5. Sandra Lane says:

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

  6. Andie Catherine says:

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

  7. Sandra Lane says:

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

  8. Margaret Gladu says:

    Absolutely beautiful

  9. Katherine Lapierre says:

    I’m at a loss for words…..

  10. Elaine Hache says:

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

  11. Lee Thomas says:

    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 says:

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

  13. Trisha Condo says:

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

  14. Denise Anne John says:

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

  15. Janice Murphy Thomas says:

    Wow, these are stunning!

  16. Jeannine McNeil says:

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

  17. Pamela Lynn says:

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

  18. Anne O'Gorman says:

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

  19. Charline Cormier says:

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

  20. Linda Wells says:

    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 says:

    Love all of them! Great work! <3

  22. Rachel M Cormier says:

    Omg amazing photos

  23. Stormy Ravenhawk says:

    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 says:

    those are fabulous photographs!!!

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