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family standing in front of tall trees on hornby island

hornby island documentary photographer | macdonald family

perhaps the biggest joy about being a documentary family photographer on hornby island is getting to meet up with the same families year after year. Families who travel to hornby to holiday & get away from their busy city lives. I’ve been photographing this fabulous family since their girls were wee. And now, they’re teenagers, finding their way in the world, discovering who they are & what they love. Which includes a lot of music making & soccer playing. These two haveView full post »

bride & groom kissing on the beach at sunset - hornby island wedding

fossil beach farm hornby island wedding | morgan & callum

it’s hard to find words to express the love & wonder of morgan & callum’s most fabulous walk into marriage at the fantastic fossil beach farm on hornby island. Truly, their day was like magic. Like being swept along on a river of wonder, surrounded by so much love, tenderness, joy, wide open hearts & welcomeness. I’m still swirling from it all. & so, for now, here is a little dip into the beauty of morgan & callum. And their wedding day. There areView full post »

bride & groom at the edge of a cliffe overlooking the ocean

sea breeze lodge spring wedding | alex & andy

here’s a sneak peek into alex & andy’s oh-so-lovely spring wedding at sea breeze lodge, hornby island. These two created a most fabulous day, wrapped in the warmth of the spring sunshine & the love of their family & friends. Sea breeze lodge was a perfect home base for this outdoor-sports-loving crew – a parking lot full of bike racks & friends hitting the sweet single track hornby has to offer. Plus, sometimes when you plan on a rainy day wedding, the weatherView full post »

vintage inspired hornby island wedding | kiera & alex

kiera & alex’s vintage inspired wedding on hornby island was a sweet slice of all things fabulous. To start, kiera & alex are a dream team… funny, kind & wonderfully open hearted. They welcomed me along on their walk into marriage as though we were old friends. Collaborating with them was joy – sweet & easy. And these 2 have style to spare. This is just a little peek into the beginning of their day… all their gorgeous diy reception details are stillView full post »

lgbtq jewish pagan queer hornby island wedding | kelzi & rebecca

lgbtq jew pagan queer hornby island meets new york wedding | kelzi & rebecca when kelzi & rebecca contacted me to talk about working together to photograph their lgbtq jewish pagan queer hornby island wedding, i was beyond excited. For a lot of reasons. The first being that kelzi grew up here & was the best of friends with my daughter (who has been an intricate part of their family since she was little). The heart & familial connections are strong, for sure. And then, kelzi’s aView full post »

young couple holding their newborn baby & smiling in their living room

vancouver island lifestyle documentary newborn photography | caitlin & drew

it is such an incredible joy being a lifestyle documentary newborn photographer on vancouver island. And especially so when the moments i’m asked to document are the first days of baby theo’s arrival home with his dear mom & dad, caitlin & drew. It seems like only yesterday that caitlin & drew made the journey up to hornby to have their maternity session on little trib (you can see that session here), 5 years after they celebrated their wedding weekend on hornbyView full post »

young couple embracing on a winter beach holding her pregnant belly-hornby island lifestyle documentary maternity session

hornby island lifestyle documentary maternity session | caitlin & drew

just after the holidays, i got together with caitlin & drew to celebrate these weeks before the arrival of their babe, the beautiful fullness & wonder of caitlin’s body busy creating a brand new human. And what better way to collaborate than with a hornby island lifestyle documentary maternity session? I love winter sessions… they’re a break from the hope that the sun will shine, & they so often include grey skies, soft lighting, shawls & favourite sweaters, easyView full post »

hornby island documentary lifestyle family session

hornby island lifestyle family session | stacie & adam & olivia

I had the joy and pleasure of following stacie and adam through their gorgeous wedding day in 2016. It was a beautiful fall day at sea breeze lodge where these two promised their lives to one another. And since that fabulous day, their dynamic-duo  has become a trio with the addition of sweet olivia. Over the winter holidays, stacie & adam traveled back to sea breeze with their new little. A chance to step away from the city & relive the joy that swept them up on their weddingView full post »

bride & groom on the beach with wind blowing

seabreeze lodge hornby island wedding | julia & josh

it was thanksgiving weekend when julia & josh celebrated their wedding at the oh-so-lovely seabreeze lodge on hornby island. And there was a lot to be thankful for. It was an amazing day from start to finish… the wind blew & love swirled everywhere. A fabulous gathering, a beautiful beginning to a new life promised to one another. Here’s a little peek in at their day… xoView full post »

family photography session hornby island

what i’ve been up to | a glimpse of summer into fall

2017 is coming to a close & on this shortest day of the year (happy solstice!), i thought i would take a few moments to reflect on some of the love & wonder i’ve been working on this fall season. however you celebrate, wishing you & yours a happy holiday season. And a sweet slide back into the light & wonder of a new year. here’s to 2018!View full post »

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 »

young pregnant woman sitting on a picnic bench with her young son hugging her pregnant belly-hornby island lifestyle maternity session

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 »

bride & groom embracing with a big open sky backdrop-black rock resort west coast wedding

black rock resort west coast wedding | alyson & justin

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 »

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 »

fall wedding sea breeze lodge hornby island

fall wedding sea breeze lodge hornby island | paresa & ben

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. paresa & ben are two of the kindestView full post »

hornby island winter elopement

hornby island winter elopement | leah & bruce

  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 »

gulf island wedding

gulf island wedding | kelsey & andrew

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

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 »

hornby island sunset maternity session

hornby island sunset maternity session | charo & craig

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

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 »