I was in Vancouver recently for a week, and had the pleasure of catching up with one of my favourite little families while there.
I met Becca & Alex back in 2012 when we got together at Fraser River Park to shoot their Engagement. We had a great time wandering the park and getting to know each other. In the fall of 2012, I met with them again to shoot their beautiful wedding at Burnaby Village Museum. A year after THAT I returned to their home to welcome (and photograph, obviously) their new baby boy, Eli.
(I am realizing with horror right now that I never did blog that session! Shame on me!)
While I was in Vancouver this most recent visit I was able to meet with them AGAIN. This time to mark their son’s 1st birthday. One year of life for Eli. One year of parenthood for Becca & Alex. Everyone survived! Here is to many more happy years, and hopefully many more photoshoots to mark the occasions.
Love. Marriage. Baby Carriage —-> I get to be there for it all. I have the best job.
The C* family are avid golfers and live just across the street from Rossland’s RedStone Golf Resort so it was only fitting that this beautiful club be the backdrop for their sunny family session.
We spent an hour together zipping around on golf carts and snapping photos as we went. I’d never been on a golf cart before and could not believe how rugged they were! I had also never been to RedStone and was so impressed with the beauty of the course & the friendliness of every golfer and staff member that we met. What a gem!
The C* Family especially requested a family shot at Hole 11 because of it’s stunning view of Red Mountain in the distance… When I saw the spot for myself, I was more than happy to oblige (see above).
I can’t believe how far behind I am with my blogging. Terrible, terrible! This summer has been all about transitions for my husband and I… Our first summer in our new home here in The Kootenays. Our first summer as husband and wife. Our first summer driving to and from Vancouver for work and family. Our first summer.
And just like that, our first summer flew by, and now we are staring autumn squarely in the face. Incredible how that happens.
In June, when summer was still young, I had the pleasure of working with the fabulous (and beautiful!) G* Family. We went back and forth with location ideas, before finally just settling on a simple field behind a local elementary school. The results? Fantastic. Simple, timeless, & warm. This was a busy session with 3 active kids. It was full of running, and laughing, and fun– just how I like it!
The ‘B’ family came up all the way from San Jose to meet me in Golden Gate Park for their Holiday/Family session. I had the pleasure of working with this family once before– doing infant portraits for their youngest child, baby Grace. It was so great though to see them again and to get to shoot the entire gang!
When working with kids you never quite know what you are going to get. Some children are very shy with the camera, some are very outgoing, some are keen to smile and follow my (loose) direction, other’s have their own agenda and you have to be prepared to work on their schedule… The B Family’s children were a fabulous mix of both! The boys were happy to run and explore, but humoured us for a minute here and there when we set up shots. It was absolutely the perfect session!
I am already counting down the days to when I will have an excuse to shoot them again! Grace’s 1st birthday, perhaps?