Summer Family Session, The Spooner Family

The San Juan River is stunning! It’s located on the way to Port Renfrew and it’s a favourite spot to camp and explore for the Spooner family. Carla asked if I’d be willing to meet them there. At first I was a bit leery as it’s a totally new location for me to shoot at and a little out of the ways. I wasn’t sure if I could get the timing right for the best light, etc. Anyways it was lovely!

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Portrait Sessions, Cowichan Valley Lavender Farm

Taking photos at the Cowichan Valley Lavender Labyrinth is definitely my favourite time of year. It’s hard to pick favourite locations sometimes, but I can easily say this spot is the ONE! The images are always so dreamy and the pops of purple are so cool. The owners are lovely too!

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Summer Family Session, The Seyfrieds

I met the Seyfried family this summer at the lovely Chemainus Kinsmen Beach. There’s something about that sea wall that I just love, plus the beautiful pops of pink certainly draw me in every time I visit. PS: I loved how the fallen petals created an almost pink bokeh in those mom and daughter photos.

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Parksville Beach Session, The Kolks

I’ve photographed the Kolk family three times now. I remember the first time she reached out to me about a session, I was a little bit nervous as their family includes three boys. You know they always say boys are wild and crazy… now their mother Carly may disagree, but man these boys were complete angels. Seriously!

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Maternity Session, Holly + Richard

Holly and Richard’s Maternity Session was a dream. Holly had mentioned she might like to try for a golden hour-styled shoot… right then at that moment I was stoked! Not often do I get to shoot during the prime “golden hour” which for those of you who aren’t familiar is about an hour or so before the sun starts setting (or rising), especially that last half hour just as the sun dips behind the mountains.

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Newborn Session, Baby Noah

Alisha was the winner of this year’s Gratitude Giveaway of a full session with me. I host the giveaway in September to celebrate the day when I officially launched my business. It’s become quite a big giveaway and I always look forward to it. Alisha messaged me right away, telling me they were expecting a baby boy soon and that she wanted to use the session for newborn photos.

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Maternity Sessions, Karen + Michelle

The Winter is always my off-season for photography although it seems this year I’ve been pretty busy and consistent. This is also the time of year where I do things like set goals, work on my parenting blog, update my website, prepare my tax return (NO FUN!) and this year I took a really amazing photography e-course. AND I also use this time to build my portfolio and do a couple free, creative shoots.

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Year in Review, 2018

Every year I take this opportunity to not only create a post of favourite images, but also to reflect on my experiences and highlights. The biggest accomplishment was simply getting to a point I could finally say, and announce on social media, that I will only be taking on family related sessions in 2019 (ie: maternity, newborn, family and children’s portraits). It’s not because I hate capturing weddings, or business portraits, for example, it’s more about discovering my passion and honing in on it so I can create the best experiences possible for clients.

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Winter Minis, Tree Farm Sessions

This year’s Winter Sessions took place at the amazing Christmas tree farm, Middlemiss Farms in the beautiful (and SUNNY yay!) countryside of Glenora. Who doesn’t love tree farm photos? I loved how clients outfits, especially ones with red, looked amongst the greens from the trees.

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Newborn Session, Baby Penelope

Dan and Sarah welcomed me into their cozy home recently to capture this special time with their newest addition, Baby Penelope. We hung out quite a bit in big sis, Eve’s room (where the lighting was awesome) and she was comfortable. She grabbed her favourite books to read with her family, even her toy camera and took a few snaps of me.

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Newborn Session, Baby Ivan

I had the pleasure of recently meeting the nicest new parents and cutest little guy (and their sweet, fluffy dog too). They just finished building a beautiful new home and welcomed Baby Ivan a little earlier than expected but they’re now super settled and cozied up in their new space, which is stunning I must say.

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