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back in the long hot days of late summer, i captured my dear niece sharalin in full bloom, along with her little. Awaiting their new addition. And now…he arrived. And it’s hard to imagine the world without him. This is what a newborn session can look like… sweet, simple, honest moments, at home, a slice of life with a new little in your lives. The love, connection, diaper changes, kisses & snuggles. The way mamas whisper in their baby’s ear to help them settle, theView full post »
i’m just back from vancouver. From attending the refresh workshop with the oh-so-talented jennifer moher & hugh whitaker as part of the incredible arc conference. 4 days of inspiration, creativity, heart-opening connections, laughter, new friendships, great food, great music & a dip back into all i love about photography & my place in it. SO good. For the workshop, jen & hugh (who are humans-extraordinaire, no exaggeration) hired 2 of the sweetest people to model for aView full post »
sharalin’s hornby island lifestyle maternity session
my gentle, powerful, kind, determined, strong, open-hearted, oh-so-beautiful niece sharalin & her sweet little man, in the days before the arrival of their newest little. Wrapped in the warmth of hornby’s late summer sunshine & right here at our little cabin by the sea.
so much love to you all, my dear bean. Thank you. For all you are. With all of us. And for the gift of your 2 amazing little guys. And that fabulous big guy,View full post »
alyson & justin’s amazing black rock resort west coast wedding.
destination weddings are fabulous in many ways – they gather together a couple’s closest family & friends, in a location that means a lot to them & everyone’s there for the weekend or longer, so lots of time to connect, enjoy the views, the local offerings & all the love. It was why alyson & justin chose to get married on the west coast, at the gorgeous black rock oceanfront resort. They both loveView full post »
alana & andrew’s overbury resort thetis island wedding.
alana & andrew were married next to the ocean, on beautiful thetis island, surrounded by family & friends, wrapped in so much love, happiness, anticipation & joy. The weather forecasted rain, but the sun shone bright instead. Although, truth be told, these two would have been happy no matter what the weather brought. It was the same with their engagement session (take a look at all that love here) crazy weather dayView full post »
hornby island summer beach photo session with charo, craig & baby lucien
it’s summer! Life’s full & busy – flowing over with work, time off with family, beachy afternoons, friends, sunshine & a whole lot of sweetness. Sometimes i’m super fortunate when a bunch of those wonderful things about summer fall all together into one place & time. Like a short & sweet session with dear friends charo & craig & their new wonder mr. lucien at the beach right inView full post »
intimate bodega ridge wedding – galiano island
late summer, sun sparkling off clear ocean water, an intimate gathering of family & friends, all-things-fabulous at bodega ridge, katrina & corey starting a new life together, heading off into new sunsets, a new home in a different country, a chance to gather together with their nearest & dearest to celebrate all that has been & all that is yet to come, wrapped in the beauty of the natural world, before heading offView full post »
kim june johnson – in concert – hornby island
there are a lot of perks to living on hornby. A lot. And one of the many is the number of incredibly talented musicians who either live & work here or travel here to give concerts. It’s not unusual (nor an exaggeration) to be in our small, community-built community hall listening to world class musicians. Some come as part of the fantastic hornby festival, some come for the hornby island blues festival, some through theView full post »
family travels – campbell river bc – a celebration of marc, his birthday & our little clan.
painters lodge | april point | elk falls
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comox bc lifestyle family photography
trudy & daniel’s extended family were gathering at their comox home to celebrate the arrival of their sweet little. They came from montreal & london, england to welcome the next generation. And they welcomed me into their home with warm smiles & open hearts. We spent time together there, in their lovely home, documenting their easy moments hanging out together & simply enjoying each other’s fabulous company. Their little guy is soView full post »
vancouver island bc engagement – a session with alana & andrew at the oh-so-lovely neck point park in nanaimo.
i first met alana & andrew on a hot summer’s day in tsawassen to chat about all-things-wedding-&-photo. A bird pooped on me during our meeting on an outdoor patio. And alana, not fazed at all, took my napkin & cleaned up the offering on the back of my shirt. Having a client who’s a nurse can be a real bonus. I took the pooping as a sign of good things toView full post »
documentary newborn family session on hornby island
over the years, jody has done an amazing job taking care of so many of our hornby kids at preschool. And nick does a fabulous job as a master groundsman taking care of our trees & yards. And now, they get to channel all that love into caring for their own dear babe. Little nora’s arrival into the world was as sweet as she is. And she’s being held in such grateful tenderness for all she is bringing into this little family & intoView full post »
paresa & ben’s gorgeous fall wedding at the oh-so-fabulous sea breeze lodge on hornby island
it was the thanksgiving weekend & paresa & ben gathered their tribe of fantastic at the fabulous sea breeze lodge on hornby island. And there was a lot to give thanks for… all the love, caring & support, the coming together of two wonderful families, the tears of joy, peals of laughter & damn fine dancing deep into the night.
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leah & bruce’s hornby island winter elopement
all too often, when we think of weddings, we think of the long days of summer & large gatherings of loved ones. But some folks break tradition. People like leah & bruce. Who came to hornby for a weekend in november, with their fur baby jack, & along with their marriage commissioner (the oh-so-lovely helen onorah), my sweet mom & me, they walked into marriage in the most beautiful way, their way. The forecast calledView full post »
kelsey & andrew’s gulf island wedding at the beautiful poets cove resort on south pender island.
it was one of those still-hot end-of-summer days with a calm sea & wide open skies. A perfect day for gathering two fabulous families & a resort full of friends to celebrate kelsey & andrew’s journey into the land of mr & mrs. I laughed so much that day. The stories of andrew’s youth, the adventures these two have been on together, setting up a group wedding partyView full post »
hornby island lifestyle maternity session with willow & joe & eddie.
it doesn’t seem that long ago that i photographed willow & joe’s epic walk into marriage – ‘wedding fest’ – right here on hornby. It was a great way to get to know these two amazing people. Since then, their lives have taken them to new zealand, joe’s home country & where willow trained & worked as a midwife for a couple of years. And where wee eddie came to join their journey. TheyView full post »
grouse mountain vancouver bc wedding
oh, hot summer sunshine. Oh, sweet amazing people in love. Oh, big, wonderful international tribe of family & friends. Oh, the beauty of lynn headwaters regional park & queen elizabeth park. Oh, the spectacular heights & wonder of grouse mountain. Oh, daisy & adam & their most tender & fun walk into marriage…
there was so much laughter, so much caring, so many wide open hearts. There was a tradition where the groom hadView full post »
hornby island sunset maternity session
it was the height of summer. Hot beach days spilling into warm beach evenings, sand castles & conversations, swims & spontaneous suppers shared with friends. Long, lazy, restful days… when you’re on holiday, on hornby island. And all the more beautiful & precious when you’re wrapped up with your sweetheart, celebrating the growing little still tucked happily away inside. The last summer of life as a duo. I met up with charo &View full post »
lifestyle family session hornby island
joss grew up on hornby. And each summer – & many times throughout the year – she comes with her own little tribe to settle back into the home that grew her from child-into-adult-hood. I think to call it their 2nd home is an understatement… it’s their hornby home, as much a part of their family as the one they live in when not here. And for those summer weeks, they shed their active city lives & fall easily into the rhythmsView full post »
vancouver island beach side lifestyle family session
bobby & i met online. We’re both part of a blog – our littles collected – a group of working photographers who once a week post a photo of our littles. So we’ve seen more of each others’ kids than each other. The roots of an online friendship. Bobby was coming to victoria for a wedding & emailed to see if there was a chance i’d be down that end of the island the weekend they were there. And, as it sometimesView full post »
lisa & braden’s intimate vancouver island wedding
sometimes, even in the height of summer – when the sun usually shines hot & we seek the shade or the beach to cool ourselves – sometimes it rains. And sometimes it pours. And the earth gets a good long drink, the slugs come out & the world looks fresh again, colours drenched & vibrant in a mid-summer soaking. It was one of those days when i traveled over to royston on vancouver island to photograph lisa &View full post »
i met up with michelle & patrick & their oh-so-delightful girls for a vancouver island lifestyle family session at cattle point in victoria. The day started out stormy, the forecast was for rain & we had some back & forths about rescheduling. But they decided to pack changes of clothes, their rubber boots & brave the storm all together. And, as the weather often does, things changed… the winds settled, the clouds lifted & even the sun made an appearance nowView full post »
alexa & alastair’s mid summer wedding at the oh-so-fabulous strathcona park lodge
it was during that time of a west coast summer – when the days are still long, the sun shines hot & we’re grateful for breezes blowing in off the water – that alexa & alastair gathered together their international tribe of family & friends at strathcona park to celebrate their walk into marriage. It’s a bit of journey, getting there… a drive north up vancouver island, aView full post »
day-after celebration session | fine art documentary wedding photography – sunset wedding photos at the oh-so-stunning helliwell park on beautiful hornby island, bc.
emily & tyler’s amazing wedding at sea breeze lodge on hornby island (you can see their wedding photos here) went full tilt, full of fun & love, all day long. And the time they planned to put aside to drive out to helliwell for photos was spent, instead, celebrating with their family & friends. And so weView full post »
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