Irina Fortey
Filmmaker + Photographer



The Missing Frame Series ™, is a body of work dedicated to Motherhood.

In my own journey as a mother, I focused much of my time photographing my own children’s milestones because I was in awe of all the growth changes I was witnessing. What I didn’t realize at that time was just how much I excluded myself from photos because it was easier to create around all the things I wanted to remember. Therefore, leaving myself out from the storyline of my children’s childhoods.

The Missing Frame Series ™ was born when my 7 year old son noticed that our family albums where filled with moments around him, his sister and dad. He urged me to create a conversation and space so that other mothers don’t have the same experience in their journey and become invisible in Missing Frames™.

Today the series is:

  • Captured in a classic format, photos are in black and white, against a dark background

  • Interactive to showcase the bond and love between mom and baby.

  • Original and authentic with no orchestrated posing or fancy props, but real moments that show the realism and love between a mother and child.

  • Timed to be short and be an easy flow for a small child.


Supporting Partners

Success in Steps - Parent Consultant

Babes & Beyond: Pediatric Sleep Consulting & Childbirth Education

Gertrude Wilkes - Doula


Winter Locations + Details

Irina Fortey Photography - in studio date
Barrhaven - January 16th 2019 between 10-11:30am

Mellow Baby class participants receive the series complimentary.
Kanata - January 22nd 2019
Westboro - January 23rd 2019
Barrhaven - January 31st 2019

Wiggler and Wobblers by Gertrude Wilkes participants receive the series complimentary.
Ottawa South - February 6th 2019