Family Photography

Vancouver Documentary Photographer| Day in the Life Session| Katherine, Shane & Tig

Chilliwack Day In the Life

Documentary Photographer

When Katherine approached me about photographing her family on one of their last Saturday’s in their home before relocating out of Vancouver, BC my heart just about burst. THIS is the type of session that makes my heart soar. Day In The Life Sessions tell the story of you and your everyday life by capturing your day in pictures.

It’s the little things that make a house a home and Katherine gets it. She described wanting the first home they had with their daughter captured, the day to day things they do- preserved- and the memory of their time here saved for her daughter to look back on when she is older.  I arrived at their East Vancouver home mid morning just in time to capture a quick play date that had been arranged with some dear friends prior to a routine walk in their neighborhood and brunch at one of their favourite local eateries, The Red Wagon. The day was filled with exploration, play time, a quick nap and pasta making and then after Shane left for work Katherine and Tig closed out the evening with a sweet ceremony honouring their home and their time in it.

So much love and little moments that allowed time to be frozen, if just for a minute, before everything changes. Life in East Vancouver filled with cool shops, amazing eateries and a steady stream of close friends dropping by has been left behind for new adventures in the mountains for this family, and I cannot wait to go and visit them again, once they are all settled in their new digs.

Want to book a Day in the Life session in your home?  This is the perfect type of session especially if you have older kids!  Let's chat!  Contact me here.

If you would like to preserve this time in your family's life with a Day in the Life Photography Session, please contact me for more information. I would love to document your family's story. Let’s chat.

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Aldergrove Wedding Photographer | Robert & Katelyn | Campbell Valley Park & Family Backyard Wedding

When I first met Katelyn and Robert for coffee, almost a year ago now, to discuss their wedding photography vision, I was a ball of nerves but honestly I had zero reason to be! These two are the kindest most laid back couple ever and their main goal was for the guests to feel comfortable and have fun! We had such an amazing time at their engagement session earlier this Spring in the gorgeous Cherry Blossoms at Queen Elizabeth Park, just like Robert’s parents did many years ago, that I knew their wedding day would be nothing short of perfect and exactly as they had described.

When I met up with Katelyn the morning of her wedding she was so relaxed and confident- there was zero nerves- just confidence about marrying the love of her life. We quickly whisked off to Campbell Valley Park for her and Robert’s first look and it took everything in my power to not start crying at Robert’s reaction to seeing Katelyn for the first time on their wedding day. These two are so in love.

Robert’s parents home was both the ceremony and reception location and the amount of work they put into their property to make it absolutely perfect for this love filled day, did not go unnoticed. Can you believe that their parents did all the decor themselves?! Robert’s mom grew all the flowers in their backyard and Katelyn’s mom put together all the Bouquets for the day! Robert and Katelyn had Growlers designed as wedding favours and brewed all the beer for the day. The whole day was filled with love and laughter surrounded by family and friends- exactly as Robert and Katelyn wanted.

Congratulations Robert and Katelyn!

Here is a sneak peak of their wedding day.

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Mission Wedding Photographer | Emilia & Andy | Bakerview Mennonite Brethren Church & Eighteen Pastures Golf Course

When I first met Emilia and Andy for their engagement session earlier this year they came across as this quite and sweet couple. Never in a million years did I expect to laugh as loud and as hard as I did while photographing their wedding this past Friday afternoon. I met up with them shortly before they said their wedding vows at the gorgeous Bakerview Mennonite Brethren Church. After the ceremony we headed off to Eighteen Pastures in Mission, BC where we spent the afternoon exploring the grounds by Golf Cart. Had I not been holding on for dear life during our Golf Cart adventures I likely would have taken some video footage, but alas keeping myself and my camera safely in the almost sideways Golf Cart was the priority, trust me though, it was hilarious! Here is a sneak peak of their wedding day.

Emilia was absolutely stunning and Andy couldn’t stop staring at her all day. Their day was filled with so much love AND laughter and I couldn’t have imagined a better day for them to celebrate their love and devotion for each other. Congratulations Emilia and Andy!

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Chilliwack Newborn Photographer| In Home Documentary Session| The Togeretz Family

Chilliwack Newborn Documentary Photographer

At an In-Home Newborn Session

Can we just talk about how much I adore In Home Newborn sessions? Having a baby is exhausting and honestly the thought of leaving my house to do newborn photos was the last thing on my mind when I had my babies. I so wish I had known that I could have had a photographer come to my home and capture this new phase in our lives and be totally stress free. That’s the amazing thing about newborn sessions in your home- it is, how it is. The newborn phase is a blur- no matter how you look at it- it truly passes so quickly; as do the memories. Let’s take those raw moments of this time in your life and preserve them into something tangible, that can be held onto for a lifetime. A documentary newborn photo session is always extra special for me as I love capturing siblings and their reactions to the newest family member in the house. I adore all children and always go out of my way to ensure that even the older siblings feel a part of your in home newborn session as its just as much their story as it is babies. And while baby sleeps I always make sure to capture the love and connection between the couple, as your love deserves to be captured and preserved as well.

I spent a beautiful Saturday morning photographing this adorable family of four in their Chilliwack home, a few days after sweet Iris’ birth, and it was nothing short of wonderful. Tanya forewarned me that Big Sister Everly could sometimes be shy and apprehensive with new people but within a few minutes we were fast friends and giggled through much of our time together.  She even tried to take over the with Daddy’s go pro!

I am so honoured that Tanya and Josh put their trust in me to capture these fleeting moments with their young girls as they transition from a family of 3 to a family of 4.

Make sure to watch the slideshow as it shows many images not shown in this post.

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Want to book a storytelling Newborn session in your home?   Let's chat!  Contact me here.

Want to book an In Home Documentary Newborn Session?   Let's chat!  Contact me here.

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Abbotsford Family Photographer | Family Mini Session | The Voorhorst's

Abbotsford Family Photographer

Family Mini Session

Back in September I spent a warm Fall evening with The Voorhorst’s documenting their life in their family home before they move back to Alberta this summer. As Winter approached Christina mentioned needing updated family pictures for their Christmas Cards and I of course jumped at the chance of hanging out with her adorable family once again.

We decided to do a mini session in Abbotsford after a family trip to Castle Fun Park, it all sounded perfect but what poor Christina didn’t think of was that her sweet little Peanut would jump into the creek and get soaked during a game of mini golf! Christina did a quick run to the store to grab Peanut some new pants and we managed to grab a handful of family images in the bitter cold. The kids didn’t last long and wanted to run and play because what they knew of Miss Claudia was that she DIDN’T want them to pose for her as per her rules from our last session lol- way for me to confuse these little munchkins! I knew I had what I needed so with some pleading to Tyson I managed to capture this sweet couples love for each other as we wrapped up their mini Family photo session.

Want to book a session with me?   Let's chat!  Contact me here.

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