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Vancouver Family Photographer |Hayes

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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.



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Jericho Beach|North Vancouver Photographer

Family pictures at Jericho Beach

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.

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