Category Archives: families

newborn session | sharalin & her boys

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 »

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hornby island lifestyle maternity session | sharalin

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 »

hornby island summer beach photo session

hornby island summer beach photo session | charo & craig & lucien

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 »

family travels - campbell river-father & kid walking along forest trail

family travels | campbell river

family travels – campbell river bc – a celebration of marc, his birthday & our little clan. painters lodge | april point | elk falls  view full post hereView full post »

comox bc lifestyle family photography

comox bc lifestyle family photography | the gardner clan

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 »

documentary at home newborn family session

documentary newborn family session | jody, nick & nora

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 »

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hornby island lifestyle maternity | willow & joe & eddie

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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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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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 »

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today

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 »

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hornby island lifestyle family celebration

an early evening on hornby island, a sweet lifestyle family celebration session. i call my family/couple/newborn/solo sessions – really anything other than weddings – Celebration Sessions. Because that’s what they are to me. An opportunity to celebrate this time in your life. To document the beauty of your every day, the fleeting, telling moments that make up so much of our lives & relationships. These are lifestyle sessions in that way… they’re lessView full post »

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Spring break. Dear friends. Beach walks & dips in the water. view full post hereView full post »

victoria birth photographer | brand new

it’s an incredible gift to get to be a part of watching someone grow up. To have been given the opportunity to love & care for little people who weren’t born of my body but were certainly born in my heart & mind. Whose lives have helped shape mine & whose love has shone light in my darkest corners & made my bright spots a little brighter. And then to get to see them all grown up, in love with someone amazing, married & one day, one very special day, toView full post »

tess…

The other day tess & i took a walk around helliwell. And she was happy to have me bring my camera (which doesn’t happen a lot these days). She likes us to have our time to ourselves & not have me behind the lens. I get it. So i’m grateful to capture some of these moments when all is well in our world & she’s shining, as she does… view full post hereView full post »

comox valley family photographer | kareen & co.

i had so much fun wandering around the Filberg in Comox with kareen & co. photographing a little of the love & laughter they all share. I had the honour of photographing kareen & russell’s wedding last summer (you can see their amazing day here) & it was great to reconnect with her family (who are about as good as it gets). We missed you russell & france! here’s a little of the fun… view full post hereView full post »

hornby island family photographer | mukais

sarah & matt were married on hornby 5 years ago, surrounded by their families & friends, & now they’re starting their own little family. To celebrate, they gathered together sarah’s family at their lovely hornby home & we all went walking, on the beach & through the forest, to capture a little of the love they all share. i’m oh so excited to meet the little who’s coming to share their journey. There’s a whole lot of love awaiting youView full post »

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i love these people. And i do love my job. Mix the two together, add in a little late afternoon sunshine, the comfort of home, a very sweet little & 2 babies on the way, & it’s a pretty sweet recipe for success. amy & sasha, my happiness for you both is full & deep. And my gratitude for our friendship sits right at home there, too. Enjoy, my friends. view full post hereView full post »

lifestyle family beach session

jesse, kevin & ella came to visit hornby, bunked in next door & it was great having fantastic neighbours for a few days. Jesse is a dynamo, so full of energy & fun, a wonderful mom & a talented photographer amongst other things (check our her work here & her fabulous session with us here). It was great spending time with her & her little tribe, in the late morning sunshine. & we hope their spring visit might become an annual event… view full post hereView full post »

hornby island family photographer | the youngs

i had SO much fun photographing this fantastic hornby family. karen & jed & their 2 littles are a fabulous part of our hornby community… they host easter egg hunts on their beautiful farm, hook up an incredible rig to tow all the kids around the neighbourhood on halloween & give a lot back to this place. We’re lucky to have them, as neighbours & friends. Jed bought karen this session for her birthday & so, lucky me, i got to spent the afternoon bathed inView full post »