A body of work dedicated to motherhood

Gifting mothers portraits alongside their babies.

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Irina and I am the photographer behind the Art inspired series called The Missing Frame™. I am a mom to two young children, an 8 year old boy and a 4 year old girl. They fuel my creativity and push me daily to create Art around our everyday. You can browse my work at www.irinafortey.com if you want to learn more about me.⠀

I created this platform with a mission to share the deep and moving reasons as to why women struggle to be in photos especially after becoming mothers. This often results in the missed opportunity to build their motherhood legacy. Its one part psychology, mixed with a subconscious battle of the changes experienced. You will read much about both here. ⠀

The mission of The Missing Frame™ platform is to share with women how to build a photo legacy, inspire them to actively be in photos and develop a conversation around a topic often ignored. You will have a chance to hear stories from other women and expert articles in the blog section.


About the project

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. ⠀

Mothers are invited to join pop-up locations across Ottawa or in my private home studio in Barrhaven.

The sessions are at no cost to capture. You simply cover prints or digital packages.


Upcoming Pop-Up Locations


Mellow Baby

Baby Massage, Baby Sign Language and Story Massage Classes in Ottawa.  All of the programs are geared towards infants, toddlers, kids and their parents.  Mellow Baby’s Classes are all about communication and bonding.  Initially, with the Baby Massage it starts with touch and voice, and then with the Sign Language, parents progress to sound as well as visual cues.

The classes are set-up to be fun and easy, with social time build in to the hour.  They are a great way to meet other parents in a relaxed, informal environment, where your wee ones can enjoy the company of other babies. The babies love all the songs, rhymes and sensory materials and toys. 

Wigglers and Wobblers Playgroup

Heart of my Heart - Baby Massage

Wigglers and Wobblers, is for graduates and students of baby massage classes taught by Gertrude Wilkes, and their friends. Gertrude Wilkes is an IAIM Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Mothercraft trained Birth and Parent Companion, and Motherwit trained Doula.

Heart of my Heart  Baby Massage Infomation



Find your class from the list of classes on the link below "SAVE ME A SPOT" - fill out your details, a confirmation message will follow. If you don't receive a message, please contact me in the form below.


The series is captured against a soft dark backdrop, and is produced in black and white for a timeless feel. It is recommended a light choice of dresscode for mom and child. This could be white or cream or a shade of pastel. Please choose attire with no logos or brand labels.

I look forward to meeting you and your little one!



Irina Fortey, founder & lead photographer


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