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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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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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Chilliwack Family Photographer | Day in the Life Documentary Session | This is Us | The Denham's

Day in the Life Family Documentary Session

Chilliwack Family Photographer

I spent the morning with The Denham's capturing them as they are. I know so many people with kids in that late child early tween stage that continually tell me that family pictures are so boring or not needed at this stage as So much fun! I adore just hanging out with families and capturing them as they are. From pjs and breakfast to video games and a trip to the Skate park- we did it all. Are our day to day lives always pretty? Nope, but they are our lives and they are beautiful and messy and chaotic and that's okay. There is beauty in us, just as we are.

With all of the changes that occur during those middle years of being a kid to being a teen, this really is the prime time to capture your kids. These Day in the Life sessions capture those unique facial expressions and interests that highlight that fine line between being a kid and growing into a teenager.

Day In the Life Documentary sessions document who your kids are TODAY… in all its glory because my word it’s changing SO fast!  They also boost your children’s confidence- your kids will feel like a Rockstar having me follow them around doing the things THEY life to do! Kids are often think they are too cool for their picture to be taken but I promise your kids will think its a novelty and super cool and will be yelling at me to photograph them doing all sorts of things. Trust me! It is all about Self-Expression… they get to wear what they want, bring what they want and go where they want during our entire session. They want to meet up with friends, or have some friends drop in during our time- awesome! The more the merrier, lets document the days where friendships really begin and BFF is every other word in their vocabulary.

Want to book a Day in the Life Session?   Let's chat!  Contact me here.

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Want to book a Day in the Life session?   Let's chat!  Contact me here.

Chilliwack Family Photographer| Day In the Life Family Documentary Session | This is Us | The Unruh's

Chilliwack Family Photographer- This Is Us- Family Documentary Photographer- I photographed this amazing family in their home in early November in Chilliwack, BC. I love shooting in home documentary photography family sessions as it allows me to capture families as they are. I get to follow you around with my camera and capture the laughter, the tears, the in between moments, the goof ball moments and the utter chaos that surrounds our lives as we go about our everyday lives.s So what do we do in these type of documentary family sessions? Anything you want!

Can I just say how much I love repeat clients?! Especially the ones that love capturing their lives through a documentary perspective. Gah it gives me all the feels. I have photographed this amazing family a handful of times now, first their oldest daughter’s wedding, then back to school portraits for their youngest two daughters, and now the most amazing in home documentary session as they prepare for a new phase in their lives. This family was planning a move from their family home this Fall to purchase a home in a neighbourhood closer to their children’s school. As a result they knew they needed to have their lives documented in their home prior to moving. Stacy spoke of her love of watching the girls playing outside from her kitchen window and how Mike was usually out there with them and her desire to have all of this captured. We all have that one place in our homes that is special and dear to us. For Stacy it was her families outdoor space looking out onto the protected green belt- they even have their very own COYOTE den in the back field- EEK! Alas, those Coyotes didn’t come out to play while i was there- I guess they are camera shy!

I absolutely adore this family and their love for each other, the girls are funny, witty, smart and love with their whole hearts, and had me in stitches most of the time with their goofiness. These girls are FUN! They have great imaginations, are super sporty and love performing- they routinely put on dance shows and plays for their parents in the living room as part of their nightly routine. Both Stacy and I recall doing this exact same thing when we were kids for our parents. I guess there is something about needing an audience to show off your talents!

Wanting to get your own memories and traditions captured in a family session?  Let's chat! 

Contact me here.

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Langley Family Photographer | Day in the Life Family Film | This is Us~ The Voorhorst's

Chilliwack Family Photographer travels to Langley for a This Is Us- Family Film Documentary Session. This past Spring I attended a workshop and I remember leaving thinking, well that was a waste of time, as I truly didn't feel I got anything out of it. Boy was I ever wrong... what I got out of it was not the topic of the workshop but so much more... I seriously won the jackpot in meeting Christina there. She has become a confidant, a sounding board and one heck of a friend. Thank you for being you Christina, and with her I also get to hang out with this pack of crazy cuteness and Tyson too! Christina and Tyson are planning a big move this summer and are leaving me to move back to Alberta so Christina wanted to make sure they had a tangible memory of their home here in Langley, BC before they left. Something she could hold on to for years to come.

So we did just that. We spent a warm Fall evening at their home playing and then when Tyson got home from work they loaded the kids up and off we went to White Rock, BC for Fish and Chips on the beach, something they love to do with the kids to burn off energy before bedtime. After dinner, the little’s ran around chasing seagulls as I tried to capture them in photographers and on film and then it was back home again for wash up and bedtime routines. Make sure you watch their film to the end as their family prayer tradition is one of the sweetest things I’ve ever heard.

Looking for information on how to get your own memories and traditions in a family film? Read more here.

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Want to book a storytelling Slice of Life Session?   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- This is Us Photo + Video Photography session , please contact me for more information. I would love to document your family's story. Let’s chat.

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Langley Family Photographer | Day in the Life Family Film + Photos | The Funk Family

Day in the Life Family Documentary Session

Langley Family Photographer

I photographed Kelsey and Chris' afternoon with their three rambunctious boys in their home in Langley, BC.  I met up with them for after school pick up of their two oldest boys and I followed them home on their typical route to document through photos and film what this time in their life looks like.   We hung out at home and the boys played and showed off their amazing lego creations to me.   Kelsey spent some time sewing and I was so excited to be able to include her love for sewing as part of their session.  Kelsey is an extremely creative and talented sewer and you can see her amzing creations throughout their family film.   

This family absolutely stole my heart, especially the youngest lil' munchkin cause whose favourite thing isn't eating candy and watching TV as he explains in their family film.   Later on in the afternoon after the boys had played and done their homework we took a stroll back to the school to burn off that evening energy that boys always seem to have an abundance of as it nears bedtime.    As the boys energy winded down we settled back home for some games and pizza, a perfect ending to their Day in the Life Family Film session.

Want to book a Day in the Life Documentary Session?   Let's chat!  Contact me here.

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If you would like to preserve this time in your family's life with a Day in the Life- This is Us Photo + Video Photography session , please contact me for more information. I would love to document your family's story. Let’s chat.

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