Sometimes I am lucky enough to photograph families that I know and love. I became friends with Chantal when she was pregnant with her 1st, Carter. I’m pretty sure he was the first newborn I ever photographed…..crazy. Since then we have had many sessions and a few additions to their family….most importantly Sofia, the little princess 😉 Next came a pair of rather large but cuddly dogs. We all converged under the Lions Gate Bridge in West Vancouver to take their latest family photos; we had the perfect weather for pics, sunny and warmish. The kids & puppies were ready to explore and that worked for me, I love catching candied, honest moments in peoples lives and the best way to get that with kids is too let them play. Don’t get me wrong, I still make sure to get the family photo with everyone looking at the camera and smiling but that is not what its about for me. I want to make a photograph that holds memories of a fun adventure, of laughter and love. I want to capture those moments for families who come to get their portraits done. I certainley will capture what you look like on that day, but more importantly I will capture who you and your family are. Sometimes a picture may not be technically perfect, but if the expression or moment is magic I will love it. So back to West Van and photographing the Branson family; I hope when you look at the images below you feel the fun, love and adventure that we experienced that wonderful day.