I met Anthea and Brad on a typical PNW early summer evening to photograph them together before they became parents for the first time. It was a week before their sweet baby was due and Anthea and Brad were so excited to become parents. Brad having grown up in Chilliwack was able to speak at ease with me about all our favourite local spots for summer fun and swore each other to secrecy upon sharing locations. Anthea and Brad were amazing and up for anything... including climbing boulders and tackling spider webs in the forest and wading in the ice cold river. As we finished up our session I asked them if they were up for one more location so we could get some gorgeous couple maternity silhouettes. As we rolled up to my spot, they shared with me that they use to live just a few blocks from this location and often walked this trail, it was pure magic and had so much meaning to them. The evening was amazing and the weather played nice and didn't let loose the rain from those ominous storm clouds till we were driving off. Thanks so much for being so much fun and congrats again on your beautiful baby boy.
Chris' mom and I grew up together in Chilliwack, BC, in fact we attended kindergarten together! We were silly little kids and rowdy teenagers together. We've grown apart and close together numerous times over the last 35 years but no matter what she is the one friend that I know I can always count on. I have watched her and her husband raise Chris to be the upstanding young man that he is; an outstanding athlete, a hard worker, and a good role model. He is just an all around awesome young man to be around. To say I was totally honoured when she asked me to do his formal portraits with his girlfriend Alexa on his prom day is an understatement!. Chris and Alexa were total and complete rock stars during their session and didn't complain once despite the heat, the sun and the mosquitoes! I had so much fun with you both and am so proud of all your accomplishments Chris. So excited to see where you go from here.