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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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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Family Mini Beach Session, Cowichan Bay

Every time I meet this family for photos, it’s always so fun and casual. We’ve gotten to know each other well and being comfortable with each other makes the session go so smooth. It’s amazing to see (and capture) their daughter as she grows and that love and connection they have with her. Thanks R+J for being you and so AWESOME!

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Family Mini Beach Session, Chemainus

This family was so cute! AND nice! I met them recently at Kinsmen Park Beach in Chemainus for a Family Mini Session. It was calling for a low-tide, and although it wasn't as low as we hoped, we still had fun playing on the beach. It's definitely one of my favourite places to take families.

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Summer Session, The Belanger Family

This session was so amazing for a number of reasons. I've known this family for some time so it was great to catch up and capture their little guy, Walker's milestones, which included standing up, taking steps and almost walking on his own, and most importantly rock collecting and discovering so many "clues" on that river bed. I joked with his mom that I almost felt like photoshopping a magnifying glass in his hand.

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Summer Session, The Chanasyk Family

I recently had the pleasure of photographing a local family who I met through my son's hockey team, the kid's schools and also their golf course in Honeymoon Bay (we have lots in common!) They are such a nice family and it was a fun session, with three crazy cute brothers. They were busy, but hilarious and we talked about Lego and their favourite movies/shows etc. and of course I pulled out the bubbles for a bit too. 

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Spring Session, The Feltrin Family

The cutest, sweetest family award goes to..... these guys. OK well I always say all my families are the cutest and the best, but I truly mean it every time. Scarlett and Kurt and their girls are really great friends of ours and I was super excited to capture photos for them, especially since the girls are comfortable with me and know me so well.

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Fall Minis, Maple Bay Manor

Many photographers have been talking about how vibrant the colours have been this Fall. It's true the pigment in the leaves has been so rich which I have been very thankful for, especially looking through the images of this year's Fall family mini sessions. Fall is a time of the year where I often remember to feel and voice my thankfulness more often.

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Summer Session, The Coster Family

We snuck this beach session on Cowichan Lake in just before school started for the kids and we were fortunate to have a beautiful sunny evening. These girls have the most stunning blue eyes, don't you think? And the best personalities. AND they also had their nails painted pretty and new rings for the occasion. Their parents were pretty cool too. For this collection, I played around with some B/W edits and I'm really digging them. Overall, it was a fantastic evening. 

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Summer Session, Ellison Family

Bird's Eye Cove Farm is one of my favourite locations to shoot and so naturally I was excited when Kaleena asked if I could get permission to meet there for their family session. The owner told me it was the perfect time as the grass was still very long too, so between the grass, the beautiful sunset and their cute family, this session was a photographer's dream.                      

*Side note: sweet little Harper (the middle child) helped me take a few photos at the end including the very last photo in this blog post). How cool is that?! 

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