Category Archives: families

hornby island lifestyle photographer

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 »

vancouver island newborn photographer | nycky-jay & boys

my last post featured nycky-jay on her due date. And baby arrived, 12 short hours later. And 1 week after that, we got together again & captured these. The sweet joys of transitions. Powerful & true. Gifts all. view full post hereView full post »

vancouver island maternity photographer | nycky-jay

it was nycky-jay’s due date. And we got together on saratoga beach to play with our littles & take a few photos of her beautiful full-term belly. And good thing we did… baby came just 12 hours later. I love that we have these last moments of her pregnancy captured, wrapped in the warmth of the spring sunshine & sand. Thank you, nycky-jay, for all of you. xo View full post »View full post »

vancouver island family photographer

it was about a year & a half ago when i received the sweetest message from nycky-jay. The beginning of a now cherished friendship… two photographers with same aged littles finding our way through the dance of our days. We were pen-pals for much of it (in the modern cyber-space way). And when we finally met in person, it was like getting together with a dear friend i hadn’t seen in a long time. Truth be told, i’m sure that’s actually how it is. nycky-jay is theView full post »

vancouver island newborn photographer

it’s always a gift to be asked to photograph new babes. Those first few days or weeks with a new being in the world, family changes, deep love. And perhaps more so when it’s friends who invite me in to capture a little of their story, their new lives unfolding. many thanks amanda & rob, nana & your littles, for sharing your afternoon with me. For these moments… View full post »View full post »

vancouver island birth story

there is so much deep love, commitment & joy in this little family. And it was an honour to be invited in to capture the arrival of baby linden. Alex & travis, you sure know how to make beautiful babies. And harley & linden, you sure know how to pick some amazing parents to guide you along your journey. So much love to you all. xoxo View full post »View full post »

hornby island family photographer

one of the strongest human connections i’ve witnessed is that of a couple newly parenting twins. Take two people, with their hearts wide open, push them to their limits of sleep deprivation & demand, & you have a knowing, an understanding, a pure, raw connection that is a blessing to witness. Thus are emmy & aaron. Forever changed by the wonders that are their beautiful daughters, finley & hazel. Dear friends, honest & brave & full of fun & so much caring. ItView full post »

to travel with

i’m off to the big smoke for a few days. Taking a little of this with me…View full post »

photo packages

here’s what a family photo session package can look like. A bit more of an investment, to be sure. And a whole lot more satisfying. Memories of your day as art for your home. To last a lifetime. Or two…View full post »

tess

toothbrushing… june 2012View full post »

home

a little walk before dinner… view full post hereView full post »

new year’s day

a walk with family view full post hereView full post »

baby hayden

week 2 with baby hayden, his beautiful mama sharalin, & a little tess, too. So hoping we get to see you again at christmas. view full post hereView full post »

lives lived & lost – a day of thanks & remembrance

some days are big. Yesterday we gathered with friends & community to say goodbye to & celebrate the life of an amazing & dear friend & community member. Lots of tears, shared grief, the celebrating of an incredible life lived & lost, beautiful stories, pictures & food shared. The loss of arnie will change the weave of our community fabric forever. Some people are like that. And then a  gathering with my family in the late afternoon, my niece is here with her brandView full post »

brand new

on wednesday september 26th, at 8:45am, after 36 hours of labour, my niece sharalin, with her man josh holding her, her mom, her sister & i & her amazing midwives supporting her, gave birth, at home, to baby hayden myles. Such wonder. Sharalin, your steadfast determination, your strength & grace, your trust, faith & willingness were inspiring to witness. You, my little bean, are amazing. And i thank you for sharing your journey with me. To you & josh & wee hayden,View full post »

family & friends

i’ve been posting a lot of personal photos the last few weeks. I’m quickly closing in on my wedding season & soon will have very little time to focus on my own personal shooting. Although far from treeplanting, photography, at least in my world, still has some of the ebbs & flows of seasonal work that i know so well. in keeping with that, here’s a little wander through a day last week, spent with family down at our dear friends’ andrea & david & the homeView full post »

memories

it all goes by so very quickly…View full post »

family walk

time in victoria means time with family. And it always goes by too quickly. Life…View full post »