© Paraphrase Productions 2016. All Rights Reserved.

website by Little North Creative

May 01 / 2022

Somethings that I wish I had more of are images of my childhood homes. I would love to see my bedroom again through adult eyes and well as all the spaces we used to gather together as a family. Sometimes photographers spend so much time focusing on the people that we forget about the places. […]

L Family | Saying Goodbye to Home

Apr 29 / 2022

It’s a late night kind of post where I’m playing catch-up before the week ahead, so I’m just sharing a small handful from this shoot, but I think their shirts say it all. This little man, his mama, and honestly his whole family are warriors.

B Family | Port Coquitlam Family Photographer

Feb 23 / 2022

I was “this” close to calling this shoot off. The forecast said rain for days and it was POURING even up to an hour before our meet time. However, this family is a seasoned West Coast family and we waited it out together until the very last possible moment. It started to just spit so […]

G. Family | Pitt Meadows Family Photographer

Jan 10 / 2022

I first met this wonderful couple years ago over coffee to plan for Nick and I to document their wedding, and then I photographed the baptism of their sweet girl. This time we met up to capture some family photos to celebrate their reunion with the grandparents whom they haven’t seen in YEARS due to […]

B Family | Burnaby Family Photographer

Nov 05 / 2021

When you have a family that’s only lived in BC for a couple of years (pandemic years at that!) and is moving back across the world, but wants some “Canadian” photos taken, there’s no other place I would more highly recommend than Golden Ears Provincial Park! They braved this cold, blustery day for some silver […]

K Family | Maple Ridge Family Photographer

Nov 01 / 2021

When you’re a cancer survivor, have learned to live with three legs in only a few short months, and are so, so loved by your owners, you get a photoshoot just to celebrate and honour you! This is sweet Joni and her people.

Joni Family | Pitt Meadows Family Photographer

Oct 26 / 2021

I love families that trust me with weather, time and location. Even though it was literally pouring rain, we got some amazing, colourful, and intimate photos for these guys. We started with umbrellas near some Fall leaves, and then drove 10 mins away to an undercover location for some snuggle and play time. We ended […]

D Family | Pitt Meadows Family Photographer

Oct 21 / 2021

So the interesting thing about this shoot was that it was actually an extended family with grandparents, brother, cousin, dog, etc. However, the relationship between this father/daughter duo stuck out to me and I wanted to blog just some of my favourite images of the two of them. The way she looks at him just […]

L. Family | Langley Family Photographer

Sep 30 / 2021

A little early morning Fall family session. 12 feet apart. Mostly on my 70-200mm. Because Covid sucks. We've all had kids home because of exposures and outbreaks and we've all dodged it so far, but gosh being a parent right now is HARD. To all the moms hanging in there. May you have all the [...]

L Family | Maple Ridge Family Photographer

Sep 21 / 2021

One of the weirdest parts of this pandemic we’re living through is that people in your life suddenly appear with new tiny humans! I mean, sure, you hear they’re expecting etc. through social media, but it’s so different to finally SEE one another and be like wow, you have a real-life new baby! (Or maybe […]

C Family | Vancouver Family Photographer

Sep 16 / 2021

I decided to gear this blog more toward photographers today after a chat I had in my messages today from yesterday’s post. I wanted to talk about shoots that our clients love, but that don’t really speak to our brands. Now, I am 100% for finding your niche, marketing to that niche, and only shooting […]

M Family | Burnaby Family Lifestyle Photographer

Sep 15 / 2021

Sometimes I get asked to do a whole bunch of “smile for the camera” photos – especially with large groups in extended families. And even tho this is not my “brand” I oblige because I understand what these mean to people. However, I still look for those “moments” and that connection during these shoots. So […]

K Family | Maple Ridge Family Photographer

Sep 07 / 2021

I don't normally start a post with a "smile for the camera" image, but I just love this one so much - we got REAL smiles from everyone and the dog was even almost looking, haha! Mom wanted a few "key" photos like this one and then to just let the kids BE. I adore [...]

T Family | Maple Ridge Family Photographer

Aug 30 / 2021

You realize that you've reached a certain age category when you think back to the first time you met someone, and it's no longer 2-5 years ago. You start trying to decide if it was 10 or 12 years. I'm going to go with 11. I've known this family for 11 years and we used [...]

L Family | Maple Ridge Family Photographer

Aug 19 / 2021

I first met this family through a mutual friend when her maternity photographer couldn't do their shoot for them. I stepped in last minute to help them out and have been blessed to get to document them ever since from baby bump, to newborn, to annual family photos. Some families are truly a joy to [...]

D Family | Alouette Lake | Maple Ridge Family Photographer

Aug 12 / 2021

While I am planning on transitioning back to taking on more weddings in the next two years as my youngest works his way toward Kindergarten, these family sessions are always going to have my heart. This family had their home flooded, were up ALL night, and still showed up with smiles to their session that […]

P Family | Maple Ridge Family Photographer

Aug 02 / 2021

What do you get when you combine an early morning, a white dog that immediately jumped into the river before any shooting began, a photographer getting stung by an angry wasp, and a toddler that’s having NONE of it? You get this!! You bring the crazy, and I’ll bring the magic <3.

E Family | Maple Ridge Family Photographer

Jul 11 / 2021

Year by year, I’ve gotten to watch this family grow. Our oldest babes are just 6 months apart in age and we’ve been friends since Micah was in my womb. This year I took them out to one of my favourite locations and they braved the bugs for some epic mountain views! Worth it!

C Family | Pitt Meadows Family Photographer

Jul 08 / 2021

This sweet family welcomed their third baby into the world this past year, and while I just couldn’t commit to being their birth photographer with my current life schedule, I was more than happy to come along a bit later and document a lazy, summer day at home with them <3.

M. Family Lifestyle Shoot | Maple Ridge Photographer

Jan 03 / 2021

When one of my wedding couples contacted me and told me they had a new addition to their family they wanted to document, I admit I didn’t jump to a cute puppy first in my head. However, this dog might actually be cuter than any baby I was thinking about! If I wasn’t so allergic, […]

O&J Family Shoot | Maple Ridge Family Photographer

Nov 20 / 2020

There’s so many thing I love about documenting this family, and one of them is that I also get to call them my friends. Momma and me first met years and YEARS ago. 10 years? I decided I wanted a hair cut in the mall on a whim, so we stopped and she was the […]

Baby L | Port Coquitlam Family Photographer

Nov 19 / 2020

From maternity photos, to newborn images, to helping this mama with her blog and passions, to this <3. I love following along with my families as they grow, documenting the big and little milestones and the every-day moments in between. Also, can I just say this baby girl is gorgeous! Her eyes get me every […]

T Family | Maple Ridge Family Photographer

Oct 29 / 2020

This family… I feel like I say this every year, but they are such a treat to document. I never have to pose them. I never have to direct. They just… exist together, and it’s beautiful. I can’t wait to meet their newest little addition next year, too!!

M Family | Maple Ridge Family Photographer

Oct 07 / 2020

As a mom of a 2, 3, and 4-year old boy myself, this family was speaking my language. I also couldn’t have asked for a more perfect morning. We started our shoot just as the fog (and smoke because it’s 2020 and of course there’s smoke) cleared and the sun broke through. Even having a […]

The V. Family | Maple Ridge Family Photographer

Sep 08 / 2020

One of my favourite families, at my favourite location, at my favourite time of day (golden hour).  <3.  Also, all of the kids in the world can just stop getting bigger – like right now.  Where did the babies go and who are these big kids?!!! Til next year <3

D Family | Maple Ridge Photographer

Aug 19 / 2020

When this mama contacted me to let me know she wanted to surprise her husband with a photoshoot of her kids, I was super pumped! I adore that idea, but there was no way I wasn’t going to get her in the frame as well ;). I was also excited because older kids meant they […]

M Family | Port Moody Family Photographer

Jul 28 / 2020

Every July this family does photos with me and I’d have to say this year was the biggest change! I mean, besides the obvious – that they have a new little Love in their lives, their oldest daughter somehow grew up this past year! She was a toddler last time I shot their family and […]

C Family Photos | Deer Lake, Burnaby, BC

Nov 08 / 2019

I honestly forget how we met. I think it was through a friend of a friend. But we were mom-buddies all day every day. We would text each other in the morning, throughout the day, and before bed. We would encourage each other through the hard, the weird, the mundane, and the exciting. We even […]

T Family Photos | Maple Ridge Family Photographer

Nov 06 / 2019

I love extended family shoots, and this family was no exception! Not only were they a dream to work with, but I loved hearing little bits from their history as I chatted with the grandparents while we walked. I loved seeing them delight in their daughters and grandchildren. And goodness, these little girls were CUTE! […]

J Family | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Oct 16 / 2019

Every year I think I’m “almost done” for the season because my regulars pick their dates months in advance to guarantee I have spots that work with their schedules, and every year I always get to meet some new sweet families that sneak in to fill the cracks. This mama and I did NOT coordinate […]

W Family | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Oct 10 / 2019

Let me tell you about this mama. She might not feel it, but she is SOOO patient and loving. My oldest son, who generally does not love people near him, ADORES her. She’s one of those people that you can spill your heart out to and never once feel judged. While we don’t talk super […]

TDS Family | Maple Ridge Family Photographer

Oct 07 / 2019

I’m feeling conflicted with my family photography lately. I’ve been pondering how to merge my personal style of shooting, with a more “family shoot” vibe, and also still get those classic shots families want. When I shoot my own children, I have environmental portraits of them exploring the world around them, and I feel like […]

L Family | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Oct 04 / 2019

Let’s talk about this photo for a second. First off, I adore it. I mean, how cute is this West Coast family in this West Coast setting on a perfect Fall day? This is the “Christmas Card Photo.” I stole that term from My Four Hens Photography because I seriously can’t think of a better […]

C Family | Vancouver Family Photographer

Sep 11 / 2019

Pretty light, Fall in the air, another boy mama to share stories with, and two little balls of energy that I could have all of the fun with and none of the bedtime responsibility for – pretty much a perfect shoot! We got the Christmas card style photo out of the way first (guys, there […]

L Family | Burnaby Family Photographer

Sep 03 / 2019

I absolutely love photographing this family year after year, watching their children grow, comparing notes on parenting survival tips, and not judging how much coffee we each consume. This year, like every year, the baby stole the show, but how can you not shoot and savour all those squishy rolls, tiny features, and grumpy snuggles […]

D Family | Coquitlam Family Photographer