Irina Fortey
Filmmaker + Photographer

The Positive Motherhood Project


The Positive Motherhood Project

What's your story Mama?

The magic of motherhood cannot really be explained but rather experienced. Nothing can prepare you or challenge you more than what is coming as you begin the care of another human who knows what your heart sounds from the inside. The early days will be fuzzy, there is nothing clear on how to "parent" or how to become  " a good mother".  Rather it will be filled with a million little moments that make the experience memorable in its own unique way.

In a digital world, where we are guided to show only the perfect and happy side. This project is to break down the barrier by showing REAL and HONEST motherhood moments and linking them to just how normal they are. The ART is in A(always) R (remembering) T(truth). I am inviting mothers from all walks of life to participate and share their journey so we can build a community and nurture what it is to be a mother in this century. Because the truth is so many do not feel their experiences are normal. This is an impossible 

This project is for the mother, who wishes to remember the little moments, the mix of pretty and the chaos that is linked to it. 

This year I will be setting time aside to complete a film photography project that has been on my goal list for the past 5 years! Its crazy to think its taken me this long to put it together!

Here is a little background of who I am :)

Being a trained film photographer from my studies at Ryerson University (Toronto, ON) ~ I have silently been wanting go rebirth the magical process that made me fall in love with photography in the first place. Over the last few years I've been gaining courage to begin the transition and invite you to be part of it. 2018 is my move towards re-building my portfolio with more baby and family sessions using the nostalgia of film.

I am seeking families with young children birth to 4 years of age who love natural, relaxed, and candid imagery. I have been professionally creating this style of work over the past 8 years for clients and would like to create a similar sample of my film photography.

With this project you will have access to my talent and experience, but are required to cover the processing fees associated with shooting in this format. Below are the details. You can send me a note with any questions you have in the form below. I would be more than happy to chat!

This is a wonderful opportunity for a family to experience something a little different :) 






- you must be available Tuesday or Wednesday morning/afternoon (sessions are 30 minutes in length)
- be comfortable having your session in your home environment and live within 20km from Barrhaven
- you must love art and photography, your participation in the session is top priority
- sign my standard portrait release

Film processing fees: covered by participant
- professional grade film cost: $15 per roll - 36 frames (you decide between colour or black and white)
- professional photo lab fee: $25 per roll - includes a set of 4x6 prints + web sized scans of the images so you can share the message
- shipping costs: $10
- if you are outside Barrhaven, a travel fee of .60cents per kilometre applies
- fee is payable upon reserving and signing the standard portrait release

This is a wonderful opportunity for a family looking for storytelling images of their little ones. Custom session of this nature begins at. $350.00.





lifestyle photography is perfect if you ... 

Yearn for more photos of you along side your kids, for someone to see and document all the love you shower them with every day.
Dream of candid, raw, gorgeous moments to hang on your walls and remind you why you keep opening your heart and soul in the daily challenges of parenthood.

this style is not for: 

People who want traditional, posed, everyone-smiling-looking photos.
We’ll get a few of those, but they are not the focus of our time together.
Those who are worried about what others think of them.
 If matchy and posed is what you’re after, this session is not for you.
We’re going for the whole story of your family.



Tell me a bit about your family and why this is something you wish to experience!

Thank you so much for your interest, I will return your message within 24 hours. 

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