I'm Ina,  an adventure chaser, extroverted introvert, and someone who believes in kindness and unicorns. I love exploring Ottawa, its surrounding areas and beyond, as well as camping with my family, drinking all the coffee, and dancing like no one’s watching. North Saplings Photography (NSP) is a passion project of mine. Capturing my family's adventures and creating magical composites is something that I look forward to everyday. Getting to know my clients and documenting their candid and playful moments is a cherry on top of the cake!!!

I'm so glad you are here!!!!

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My name, Ina, is pronounced as the word ENOUGH, just without the last -gh (f) sound; or "in a" i.e. "in a nutshell", minus the nutshell.

If you can find a better way of explaining it - I'm all ears! :)  

I’m up at 5 am almost every day and strictly (as much as possible with a little one in da house) follow my morning routine, that consists of: 


> MEDITATION;
> LOTS OF COFFEE;
> JOURNALLING & SETTING GOALS;
> AND ACCOMPLISHING A BUNCH OF TASKS BEFORE THE REST OF THE WORLD WAKES UP.

I can’t go to sleep without washing my face and brushing my teeth.

I never forget how fragile life is, that we only have one and how paramount it is to give as little f**ks as possible about what others think of you to allow yourself to live up to your full potential.

I love Self-Portraiture! Self-portraits with my daughter are my forever favourite! Often, moms don’t get in the frame enough and I want to make sure I capture many memories of us for her to look back to years from now and always remember her mama.

One day, I’ll be travelling across Canada and beyond in a camper with my fam!

I love guiding people and seeing them reach their goals! If there’s a way I can help someone - I’ll go out of my way to do so; whether it’s through research, education or just simply being their accountability buddy!

 I was born and raised in Lithuania, and it’s been more than  5 years NOW since I MOVED to Canada! I have also lived in UK (north of LondON) as well as Germany for sometime. 

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It’s easy to tell you WHAT I do, but I think more importantly you should know the WHY behind it. WHY am I choosing to document your moments and WHY am I choosing to go above and beyond to deliver you an amazing experience as well.

Because photography is powerful; it captures precious moments of one’s life and make that memory last forever. Letting our family members see images from the past and present - allows them to feel more connected to their own story. In children, photographs of them boost their self-esteem! Imagery is what helps us deal with change too. And with time, family photos become family heirlooms.


I also trust my heart and work hard for you to have both: a great product and a wonderful service. Meeting a new person to take images of your family can feel awkward at first; that’s why I show up on social media and through my communications just the way I am, so you can feel at ease when finally meeting me in person. I also want you to think about your session as a fun day out, a little adventure, that in itself will create fun and new memories.


I value the moments that are real and raw. The moments that you cannot imagine not being able to relive, and that's why I'm here. So that you can relive those days, over and over.

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