I met these three the other day to capture some pictures for a surprise for their Mom’s (and wife’s) birthday present. I love love love this idea. What Mom, or parent really, doesn’t want pictures of her loved ones? Having a tangible memory of their smiles and who they were at this moment in life in so special. Pictures that she can frame and have on her desk, so when she looks up from her work she can see who she is working for. Who is being affected by the hours she puts in away from them. She can see these pictures and feel their love and smile a bit at their smiles. This gift is so priceless; anyone with a loved one would appreciate it. Images are like music, they can bring you back to a moment when you can smell, hear and see that experience or time in your life again; this implicit memory of your kids love and also of their personalities.
We met at Jericho Beach in Vancouver to get these shots and right away I was struck by the politeness of these two kids. Wow! Gotta love good manners 🙂 Having said that, it took about 2 minutes for them to get comfortable and show me their goofy sides. They were full of great ideas for pictures but also for fun 🙂 It had rained (torrentially) all day but cleared up for us in true Vancouver fashion. We had wicked cool skies and great colours for our session. We shot everywhere from the dock, the beach and the parking lot. True story – only way to get those short lived cherry blossoms in the shots 🙂
I had a fantastic time with there three, they were super easy going and fun. I’m sure their Mom (wife) will be blown away by this special gift. Thanks for trusting me to capture them.
I love sessions with this family – I have been taking their pictures since little Oliver was a newborn. I love being able to capture a family as they grown and change, it is such a compliment to be trusted to be the one to save these memories for them. Oliver was the chattiest I have ever seen him and wanted to run and play and giggle…ok, twist my arm. His happiness shine through these images, just as how much he is loved does. Christine and Will obviously take such joy in him…and who wouldn’t. He is such a beauty. We met at a special little spot outside of town that I love to shoot at. (Thanks Beth & Rochelle for finding it with me) It is perfect light morning or evening and the surroundings cannot be beat. The Pacific, a slow river, train bridge, mountains and wild life – yes pls!! We met at about 9am and the sun was just cresting over the mountains, a great time for me as I really like to backlight my images….you may have noticed a few backlit images if you’ve looked at my blog before 🙂 Thanks for checking out this fun session!
I was so excited to meet the Ball family and capture their family in pictures. Their family is so gorgeous, not only in style and looks but they’re so genuine and warm that you can’t help but feel happy in their presence. The four boys are super cute and charming…..Moms lock up your daughters 😉 and were a blast to shoot. We managed to photograph them both as they are and a few posed ones too. I love the way they played together and threw the rugby ball around with their parents. It is so true that a family that plays together stays together. We were lucky to have such a beautiful day and glorious sunset and the light just glows around them in the pictures. We even were able to capture a few of the super moon that night. Sessions like this feed my creativity. Thank you guys for picking me 🙂
I think I have the best job in the world..I am a professional photographer. I get to generally make my own schedule, I meet amazing people and create and capture their memories, I love what I do and it all takes place in this gorgeous piece of earth that we live in. I never lose sight of this and feel gratitude for it daily but sometime I make an image that really, really has all that in it. It has my love of my job, my creativeness, the beauty of BC and a little magic. This particular image is even more special to me because it is of my daughter and her best little buddy. It captured them in a moment of pure bliss, a moment where their little 5 year old minds could barely absorb the beauty around them and it captures them being them. Life unscripted. I like to shoot like this anyways, but this was totally them. Sticking their feet in the cold river, splashing and playing and being silly, forgetting that I am watching them with my camera and just enjoying themselves. I think these moments are so rare and even more rare is to have an image that we can hold and look back on and think, that was a wonderful day. I will be printing this picture for both of them and I will hang it on my little girl’s wall so she can see the magic in her and all around her everyday. I am seriously grateful that I can give her this and to other families too. Thank you to all my wonderful clients who trust me to capture their magic.
When this lovely family told me that they were married at Brock House at Jericho beach and wanted to do their family pictures there this year, I was super excited. I have shot weddings at Brock House and love it for the natural beauty of the surroundings; I knew it would be a great setting for family pictures too. The beach there is generally pretty quiet and the views of the city and yacht club are unparalleled. Shooting there with families and kids is easy – let the kids do their thing and there are sure to be smiles. Who doesn’t enjoy a gorgeous sunny day at the beach; getting splashed by waves and wading in to your knees?! These three little dudes loved playing with their parents and running around being little boys 🙂 The oldest boy was ready right away to play and enjoy the beach and was great about encouraging his younger twin brothers to join him – I bet he is the ring leader at home 😉 Checkout this gorgeous family and the beautiful scenery of Jericho beach in Vancouver. Thinking of family pictures – this is a perfect place to capture your family.