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Nov 17 / 2022

This was just a quick mini shoot so I try to focus mostly on mom because mom never gets in the photos, am I right? This little one was uncertain and not really ready to be put down by mom at any point for long, but I didn’t mind that one bit. One of my […]

L Family | Pitt Meadows Family Photographer

Nov 14 / 2022

Oh my heart. There’s something about little boys. I got to document this family almost exactly a year ago when there was a little bean secretly growing inside this mama’s belly, but no one knew yet. Back then, Joni, the sweet, three-legged pup was their one and only baby. It’s crazy how much can change […]

A Family | Port Moody Family Photographer

Oct 20 / 2022

I have to admit I was the tiniest bit concerned what the marshes would look like as smoke filled the skies the day before our shoot. We’ve had a very generous amount of time this year without fires, which has been shocking! Normally we are smoked in by September vs. mid-October. But while it made […]

T Family | Pitt Meadows Family Photographer

Oct 14 / 2022

We have moved this shoot SO many times through the Covid years. This family only all gets fully together a few times a year and first we were solidly rained out. Next, one of them had Covid. Next I had Covid. Here we are years later, with an extra family member included, and we finally […]

M Family | Port Coquitlam Family Photographer

Oct 05 / 2022

What do you get when a family lets you choose the time and location? You get the most perfect sunrise filtering through evergreens with a river in the background. Bonus points for the leaf fight at the end as well. Fun fact… I locked my keys in my car (WITH my camera bag, BEFORE the […]

V Family | Maple Ridge Family Photographer

Oct 03 / 2022

If anyone is wondering how to make family photo shoots even more challenging – the answer is bring your pets! But, honestly, PLEASE bring your pets!! They are a part of your family unit and I love to have them along <3

L Family | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Sep 19 / 2022

This photoshoot started like any other. We decided to move it up a few days to beat the rain that was coming in the forecast, but thankfully had it far enough along in the week that lots of the forest fire smoke had dissipated. We started over at my usual field and did most of […]

N Family | Langley Family Photographer

Aug 25 / 2022

I think so often when we envision family photos we think of perfect outfits, and rivers, and fields. And, don’t get me wrong, I ADORE those shoots. But I also think there’s something special about a more “documentary” approach. I say documentary with quotations because I fully realize I am not a true documentary photographer. […]

C Family | Vancouver Family Photographer

Aug 24 / 2022

Every year this family and I try to do a different location. We’ve done forest, river, lake and we were going to do fields this year, but the mosquitos are insane right now. Thus, ocean it was, and I’m not sad! I’ve been shooting them since the littlest one was in her mom’s tummy, and […]

D Family | Port Moody Family Photographer

Aug 23 / 2022

Give me the families that want “real” moments. That want to get in the water, squish toes in mud, and say, “Let my kid just play and shoot him like you would your own children. If that’s your heart, then please hire me! Family shoots like this give life to my soul <3.

L Family | Maple Ridge Family Photographer

Aug 12 / 2022

Am I allowed to have favourite families? If I am, these guys are one of them! I have adored capturing their growing brood year after year, and having little Q up and mobile this summer made it even more fun! These guys were troopers, and we slammed this shoot out in about 35 minutes total […]

M Family | Langley Family Photographer

Aug 08 / 2022

This sweet couple started it all – the little (or maybe not so little) group of family that met together on the ocean shores for an extended family shoot. This sweet lady was my mentor many moons ago and I have connected with one of her adult daughters on a level that only moms that […]

H Extended Family | Port Moody Family Photographer

Aug 05 / 2022

Truth be told, this shoot wasn’t actually booked as a mini. It was booked as a full-package, extended family shoot. But my favourite part of extended family photography is the ability to do a little mini shoot for each family unit. Of course the family with the new baby stole the show, so here’s a […]

S Family Mini | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Jul 18 / 2022

I have done this family’s photos every year since their first daughter was born, and it’s amazing how quickly they grow. I almost didn’t believe her for a second when she announced she was 7 now. Has it been that long already? I also never share a full shoot on here. I just pick and […]

C. Family | Burnaby Family Photographer

Jul 14 / 2022

You keep hearing of wedding after wedding being rescheduled over the past couple of years because of Covid, but I actually have a number of extended family shoots that have been rolled forward into this summer as well. This family was SO close to being together last year during the holidays, but a positive covid […]

B. Family | Burnaby, BC, Family Photographer

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