For the past few years I have been donating photo sessions for the silent auction at the Hayati Children’s Foundation fundraiser called Vino for bambinos. 100% of proceeds go to kids around the world

Their Mission:

The Hayati Children’s Foundation has a vision to provide at risk children proper food and nutrition, potable water, clothing, hygiene products, school supplies, first aid and toys. To enhance the education of both the children and their caregivers to ensure the children receive proper skills training so they can be self-sufficient once they reach age of majority.

This year they asked me to photograph the event! Absolutely, no question, with out a doubt, I’m in.

I’m so proud to be apart of donating to this incredible foundation. This year the Calgary Zoo was our venue and OMG what a venue!!! The staff was outstanding! It was pretty cool to be able to go behind the scenes and see how much love and appreciation they have for the animals they work with every day.

Our night at Vino for Bambinos consisted of mingling, wine tasting, delectable hors d’oeuvres, and live music, experienced amongst the butterfly and garden of life exhibit at our Calgary Zoo. Not to mention a kick ass silent auction.

Guys, seriously, this event is killer. It happens once a year and If you haven’t been I suggest you check it out next year. Get snazzied up, donate to the kids, indulge in Calgary’s finest eats with a side of vino…and beer…and vodka… and…and…and!

Hey sponsors you rock:

Fluid Imports Inc. Wine Bar Kensington Briggs Kitchen and Bar Deville Coffee Tomatin Brasserie Kensington CBG Wine Consulting LTD GreekTown Kitchen and wine bar Matanzas Creek Winery Verite Wines  The Living Room Kinjo Sushi and Grill Modern Steak Bonvida Wines Branded Peak Brewing Co. Penfolds Summit Fine Wines M.Chapoutier Vins Philippe Dandurand  Trialto Catena Wines Treasury Wine Estates Crush Imports Quintaro Imaging Mad Money Apparel Retrio Avenue Calgary Magazine Enerknight Zoobis Shatzy Pants

Here are a few photos of the night. Enjoy!

This year was the first, that vino for bambinos offered 2 pre-events. I got to tag along on the “feeding the giraffes” pre-event. It.was.awesome.

Dr. E.P Scarlett High school provided our entertainment for the evening and they were fabulous.My favourite sample was from The Living Room. I’ve literally been craving these little pastas ever since.

Special shout out to this guy! You and your team have created something to be so proud of and I am grateful to be apart of it. Thank you for all that you do!


Welcome to the world Sullivan Isaac! ( Sully is the third of three boys and he instantly stole my heart! He is soooo good! and tiny and wonderful. Congratulations Goldstein’s!




Ok, the room! It’s so cozy and I loved loved loved all the little touches and the natural light is perfection.
Knee wrinkles!!!! So sweet!!!!

He likes to hold his feet together like this. Cuuuute!