lifestyle-family session hornby island

lifestyle family session hornby island

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

vancouver island beach side lifestyle family session

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 »

intimate vancouver island wedding

intimate vancouver island wedding | lisa & braden

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 »

vancouver island lifestyle family session

vancouver island lifestyle family session

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 »

strathcona park lodge summer wedding

summer wedding strathcona park lodge | alexa & alastair

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 »

hornby island fine art documentary wedding photography

day-after celebration session | fine art documentary wedding photography | emily & tyler

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 »

bodega ridge wedding

bodega ridge wedding | kailey & matt

kailey & matt’s most epic & amazing bodega ridge wedding on galiano island, bc. sometimes it’s hard to find the words. How to describe a wedding day, a celebration, a walk into marriage? And it’s like that for me now, with kailey & matt’s oh-so-fabulous bodega ridge wedding on galiano island. But 2 words do keep coming to mind… epic & amazing. When i think of the love that was shared, all of the laughter, the ease & elegance, the kinship & connectednessView full post »

hornby island wedding in the rain | emily & tyler

hornby island wedding in the rain ~ emily & tyler’s beautiful rainy day wedding at the very lovely sea breeze lodge on hornby island. most couples, when planning a summer wedding, plan on sunshine. They have a plan b, if the rains comes, but the aspiration is for sunshine. Same goes for emily & tyler. But when they woke up to rain, there was not a hint of cloudiness in their celebration. They were as bright & welcoming of their wedding day no matter what the weather brought.View full post »

hornby island elopement

hornby island elopement | jakub & jane

a magical, very beautiful hornby island elopement. it’s been a year & a half since jakub & jane decided to get married. To elope. To somewhere on vancouver island. A bit of a journey from their home in england. But they are travellers, these 2, & the west coast of canada was calling. About a year into planning, jakub contacted me about the possibility of photographing their walk into marriage. Emails & discussions followed, ideas about where to stay & where it feltView full post »

hornby island lifestyle family photographer

hornby island family beach photos | kathryn & kids

hornby island family beach photos with kathryn & her kids i’ve had the sweet pleasure of photographing kathryn & her kids over the years, when they fly back to the coast, back home, to spend time with family wrapped in the quiet beauty of hornby island. Even in the whirlwind of summer here, the days feel longer, more stretched out, in the lack of scheduling, the ease of lazy mornings & beachy afternoons. The light in the early evening is divine – warm & welcomingView full post »

gulf island rustic farm wedding

gulf island rustic farm wedding | emily & kyle

gulf island rustic farm wedding at the oh-so-beautiful outer island guest farm emily & kyle have deep roots on hornby island. They have family here & a big part of their hearts live here, surrounded by the natural world they spend so much time exploring, & wrapped in the love of family. So it made perfect sense to hold their wedding celebration on kyle’s brother’s family farm. To have his sister-in-law’s father officiate, his niece & nephew carry flowers & rings, toView full post »

hornby island engagement | kimberley & jason

hornby island engagement jason has a long history on hornby island. He has family here & it’s been a big part of his life throughout the years. And in the last years, he & kimberley have made it a big part of their relationship. And it was in the sandstone caves at fords cove that he proposed to her. And so kimberley wanted to have their engagement session there. A sweet time to celebrate the beginning of their journey into marriage, wrapped in the place that means so much toView full post »

hornby island lifestyle family photographer

hornby island lifestyle photographer | tess & casper

hornby island lifestyle photographer. he’s a bit of a rascal, our fur friend casper. From sweet to swatty without a lot of warning. And he & tess are good buddies. At times, still a little hesitant but they both seem ok with that. And definitely ok with spending time together in the warm summer sunshine. life is good. For all of us. view full post hereView full post »

fine art documentary photography | keepsake photo books

fine art documentary photography | keepsake photo books. You’ll love these keepsake photo books. They are a modern & stylish way to hold your Celebration Session memories. True lay-flat binding means there is no gutter & photos can be spread beautifully across both pages. The pages are thick & durable to last for generations.  The print quality is lovely & the matte pages mean little finger won’t leave marks that will last as long as the book!  The sample show belowView full post »

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fine art photo books | wedding collection 2

fine art photo books | wedding collection 2 this is a sample of a Fine Art Photo Book that comes in Collection 2 of my Wedding Package offerings… i love these photo books. They are gorgeous – modern & stylish – with a wide range of beautiful book cloth or leather covers that let’s you customize your book to fit your unique style & personalities. The sample shown below is what is offered in Collection 2 – a 10”x10” 30 page/15 page-spread custom designed photoView full post »

vancouver island lifestyle family photographer

vancouver island lifestyle family photographer | sila mei

vancouver island lifestyle family photographer almost 2 months ago, emi & i wandered around helliwell park, here on hornby island, she in full bloom awaiting the arrival of sila mei (you can see that session here). Her sweet little made quite an entry. And has been out here in the world for just over a month now. Yesterday, tess & i brought emi some supper – which is what families do here on hornby, for weeks, to make things a little gentler, a little easier when settlingView full post »


fine art photography | wedding collection 1

fine art photography | wedding collection 1 this is a sample of Wedding Collection 1 in my Package offerings… a collection of 100 of your favourite 5”x7” prints in a custom gift box, with a usb of all your high resolution digital files with print rights & all the web sized files for online sharing. not shown is your online gallery to share with family & friends. And all the love contained there. the photos shown are from charlotte & simon’s gorgeous wedding at theView full post »

hornby island lifestyle maternity

hornby island lifestyle maternity | emi

hornby island lifestyle maternity session i met emi at her lovely hornby home, & after a visit with the baby sheep & their mamas, we spent an afternoon slowly walking around helliwell. The kind of sweet, easy walking that often happens with women in late term. When a lie down in the grass or a sit by the cliff edge watching the fish swim by & looking for cactus is welcome & there’s no need to keep an eye on the clock. The sun got low in the sky, the air was warm & itView full post »

hawaii destination wedding

hawaii destination wedding | tamara & shannon

hawaii destination wedding From a sweet little island called hornby, nestled off the west coast of bc, to the amazing big island of hawaii, tamara & shannon & an ever growing gaggle of family & friends, left the rains of a west coast winter & landed, all smiles & sunshine, into pahoa to celebrate their walk into marriage. And what a celebration it was! When the day starts with the groom hacking up fresh coconuts to drink at a venue that is an actual palm sanctuaryView full post »

maui hawaii destination wedding bride & groom romantic beach sunset

maui hawaii destination wedding | jessica & nik

maui hawaii destination wedding it was june when i received an email from jessica & nik. They were at the end of 6 months of traveling, hanging out in the salt flats in bolivia & searching for a wedding photographer with intermittent internet (at best) & no power at all (for days). All great for chilling out at the end of a long journey & a little challenging for online searching. And over continents & countries, through the magic of the www, they came across myView full post »

hornby island lifestyle family photographer


1 enormous herring spawn 2 new friends 100s of seagulls & a beach to explore = a whole lot of happy.   view full post hereView full post »

sea breeze lodge fall wedding

sea breeze lodge fall wedding | stacie & adam

sea breeze lodge fall wedding stacie & adam love the outdoors. And their family & friends. And each other. So.Very.Deeply. And their decision to gather all of that together for their fall wedding at the beautiful sea breeze lodge on hornby island was as perfect as it gets. Everything was sweet & easy, gentle & fun & wonderfully funny. There were a lot of tears – heartfelt tears of the love shared, commitments made & the joy of all being together toView full post »

west coast wedding black rock resort

west coast wedding black rock resort | alex & travis

west coast wedding black rock resort soon after love first hit alex & travis, travis went to work in ucluelet helping to build the new community centre there. And somewhere along the way, between the arrival of two sweet littles, a home bought & renovated, & travis’ work away from home, alex knew she wanted to go back to the west coast to get married. And so they did. At the gorgeous black rock resort. Just a 5 minute walk from the community centre where the foundation wasView full post »

sea breeze lodge hornby island wedding

sea breeze lodge wedding | jerusha & rob

sea breeze lodge wedding oh, late summer sunshine. Oh, glorious day. Oh, beautiful venue in amazing location. Oh, open-hearted, tender, fun, fabulous couple. Oh the joy of all of that mixed-up with an incredible tribe of family & friends, great style, so much laughter, love & sheer delight of just having time to gather & celebrate together. jerusha & rob, what a day! What amazing moments, spilling one into the other, from morning until night. All that anticipation,View full post »