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May 30 / 2019

Last weekend I got to shoot one of my favourite families! I feel like I have a lot of “favourite families” because I truly develop friendships and relationships with the people I shoot over the years, but this one is like a FAVOURITE FAVOURITE, okay? Lol. I don’t even know where to start with the […]

S Family Ocean Shoot | Vancouver Family Photographer

May 21 / 2019

I love shooting in pretty locations at sunset. I love shooting friends. I love shooting the same families year after year and watching them grow. And I especially love documenting sweet littles with their big people because it’s the season of life I’m firmly entrenched in myself. This shoot was all of those things and […]

K Family Shoot | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Jan 11 / 2019

I shoot more outdoors than in studio, but I love a good cake smash for the following reasons: 1. I love babies (obviously since I have three of them 2 and under right now!). 2. I love sugar and the kid never eats it all. Also, when you’re a mom, sharing someone else’s smushed up […]

Baby A.’s Cake Smash

Jan 10 / 2019

Am I allowed to have favourite clients? Because I do! This family is a joy to document, chat with, and know in life <3. I’ve loved watching their family grow from maternity photos to newborn pictures, and now cake smashes and family sessions <3. They are a perfect way to kick off 2019! Stay tuned […]

D. Family Photos

Sep 27 / 2018

I first met this beautiful mama on a wedding earlier this Summer.  She was the hair and make-up artist and so much fun to work with!  We got chatting and decided to touch base in the Fall for some family photos of her precious tribe.  Their house backs onto this amazing stretch of land filled […]

C. Family Photos | Surrey Family Photographer

Sep 24 / 2018

This is my third year photographing this gorgeous family and I love that Jessica’s a blogger mom.  In fact, she was one named one of Vancouver Moms Top Bloggers last year.  You can check out her site, This Sweet Happy Life, HERE.  I also love that we managed to pull off this shoot after rescheduling […]

W. Family | Abbotsford Family Photographer

Sep 12 / 2018

I have had the privilege of photographing this lovely family for the past few years and love watching their kids grow up.  We were pregnant mamas together with her youngest and my oldest being only a month apart in age.  I remember being SUPER pregnant while doing her daughter’s newborn photos and ironically I was […]

L. Family Photos | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Sep 11 / 2018

“We don’t mind a little rain.”  This is music to a photographer’s ears when you live and work on the rainy West Coast of Canada and everyone wants photos right as the season changes into a wet, soggy, winter.  There is that brief window of my favourite season – Fall – where the days are […]

B. Family Photos | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Sep 09 / 2018

I absolutely LOVE photographing this family.  Last year we did an in-home lifestyle session for them (which you can view HERE), and this year we headed out to the river for something different.  Their littlest who was all baby chub and wide eyes in our first session was now in full-blown, explore-the-world mode as she […]

M Family Photos | Maple Ridge Family Photographer

Sep 05 / 2018

What do you do when all the cousins get together?  A massive family shoot!  Look at the gorgeous red blonde hair on all these babes!  Can you tell they’re related?  And, not to pat myself on the back, but I would just like to say I’m pretty impressed I got 6 out of 7 looking […]

B & G Extended Family Shoot | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Aug 21 / 2018

I think people have a misconception about what you need to have for a “family shoot”.  You don’t need a certain amount of kids (or any kids!) to justify documenting your life, and who you are, and who you love.  Nick and I did a couple’s shoot a few years into our marriage and a […]

K&G Couple’s Shoot | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Aug 07 / 2018

This little munchkin turned 3 last month.  Every year we do family photos around her birthday, and it’s amazing how fast they grow!  I still remember her being a little 3-month-old blob propped up on our couch.  She’s wicked smart, super feisty, and keeps mom and dad on their toes.  This girl is going places, […]

C. Family Photos | Burnaby Family Photographer

Jul 31 / 2018

Boys are a little bit energetic, and that makes them a little bit awesome.  I actually had someone ask me if this boy was my kid during the shoot as I was walking ahead with him while his parents brought up the rear and I would have be proud if he were.  This family was […]

C. Family Photos | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Jul 20 / 2018

I admit I used to groan a little bit inside when someone would inquire about an extended family shoot.  All those extra people.  All those combinations.  But now, they’re actually one of my favourite things to do.  I think it’s because I LOVE photographing kids at the “crazy age”.  The toddler stage, the baby stage.  […]

L. Extended Family Shoot | Burnaby Family Photographer

Jul 19 / 2018

I first met Verena for all of about 10 seconds in the parking lot of Maple Ridge Christian School when I was about half way through my pregnancy with my first child and dropping Nick off to head out to film a school trip for the weekend.  I remember having the impression that she was […]

B. Family | Langley Family Photographer

Apr 27 / 2018

You know what would make for a really great shoot? The biggest brown eyes you’ve ever seen, coupled with gorgeous summer weather (in April!), a lush green park in the evening, lots of cuddles and blowing kisses, and then end it all with a cake smash. THAT is my idea of a perfect shoot <3

Baby A’s Cake Smash | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Apr 25 / 2018

So I admit that I have no idea what the gender of our Littlest Bean is yet, but having two boys already, and with more than a 50% chance of having a third, there’s just something about three-boy families that makes me feel connected to them

K. Family | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Apr 16 / 2018

Grandma contacted me to let me know her family was coming into town for a mere 24 hours during the holidays and could we do a shoot for them. Absolutely! The more families grow and divide and multiply the harder it is to get everyone together so those moments should be seized and treasured. The […]

F. Family | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Mar 08 / 2018

A question I often stop and ask myself is, “Will this matter when I’m 80?”  Will being the best at anything – cooking, cleaning, your career, etc. really bring you joy in your last days?  Will you look back and think, “Wow, that was an excellent meal plan I made back in the summer of […]

M. Family | Lifestyle Shoot

Jan 06 / 2018

This little man turned one on January 1st, and his mama and I celebrated with a quick portrait shoot followed by a cake smash.  We are both completely off sugar for the next while so we sniffed and drooled as we watched him dive in.  He was hesitant at first, but then the classic face […]

Connor Turns One | Cake Smash Fun | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Nov 28 / 2017

The vision this family had for their shoot made my heart sing.  They wanted to capture their every-day, in the setting of their own home.  There was no forced “smile for the camera”.  No making kids sit still against their wills.  There was just playing together and being together.  In fact, it required almost no […]

M. Family | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Nov 24 / 2017

Baby H. is one of the most even-keeled, chill kids I’ve EVER met.  I popped over to her house the other day to grab a few life-style portraits for her birthday coming up next week and also to be part of introducing her to her first sugar for a little cake smash.  Though, in her […]

Baby H. | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Nov 21 / 2017

This mama and her family braved one of the coldest, wettest, windiest weekends of the year so far as we headed downtown for her photos.  Let me take a minute to tell you a little bit about her. Without this woman I would have never found my village, my tribe of mothers.  Back when I […]

O. Family | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Nov 19 / 2017

This beautiful mama is expecting baby 3 after the holidays, and I was so thrilled to capture their family together in celebration of that.  Can I just say that I LOVE that this baby got its own photoshoot?  Even three children in, documenting this time, this pregnancy, this child was something important to this mama […]

D. Family Maternity Photos | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Nov 15 / 2017

Most of my shoots are for friends or through word of mouth, but occasionally I get contacted out of the blue from a random Google search.  That was the case with this family, but we still found a source of connection as the mama who originally found me actually moved from the Coast to my […]

L. Extended Family | Derby Reach Park, Fort Langley | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Nov 14 / 2017

When the weather wasn’t quite cooperating with us for our original idea of a colourful Fall family session, my dear friend asked if I would do an in-home documentary session for them.  I was thrilled to do something that’s a little bit different than my norm, but that was driven by a deep desire to […]

V. Documentary Family Session | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Nov 10 / 2017

What do you get when you mix one of the most photogenic families I know with the cutest outfits, seasonal props, a tree farm, and an AMAZING sunset??  You get a blog post that is way, way too long.  Prepare for a massive overshare because I tried to narrow down my favourites but I still […]

W. Family | Alouette Tree Farm, Maple Ridge | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Nov 09 / 2017

This weekend I got up in the middle of the night to nurse my youngest when I saw a message on my phone.  I went to check and met this lovely family searching for someone to do their family photos the next day as their photographer no longer could and everyone was already fully coordinated.  […]

R. Extended Family Session | Port Coquitlam | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Nov 03 / 2017

I’ve known Matt Robinson for just over 7 years now, but this was the first time we had actually met in person!  If you’re looking for an amazing mortgage broker, I’m just going throw his name out there cause he’s fantastic, lol.  As a fellow boy-mama it was a privilege to capture their little tribe.  […]

R. Family | Derby Reach, Fort Langley | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Nov 02 / 2017

This family is a little bit amazing.  If I had to describe them in one word it would be “authentic”.  Like TRULY authentic.  Not the kind of “hey look at how real life I am and be amazed” authentic that prevails current blog culture.  These people are who they truly are, unashamedly, and don’t live […]

V. Family | Fort Langley | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Oct 30 / 2017

I met this mama online through a mutual friend and we started planning a Fall family shoot together as well as holding each other accountable over the Summer for baby weight loss goals, haha.  We chatted back and forth almost daily sometimes, checking in on each others’ progress and talking about good meal ideas until […]

T. Family Photos | Baby Announcement | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Oct 21 / 2017

While I love watching families grow year after year, I am also loving all the new families that I’m meeting this Fall!  This mama is pretty amazing and I think we probably chat on Facebook almost every day now.  It’s extra fun that our youngest kids are less than two weeks apart in age.  While […]

M. Family | Port Coquitlam Family Photographer

Oct 19 / 2017

I think every photographer has an “ideal client”, or if they don’t, then I think they should because it tells you who you are as an artist and what you love to capture.  THIS family would be mine for so many reasons.  First, this mama has a heart for motherhood that mirrors my own.  I […]

S. Family | Derby Reach | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Oct 11 / 2017

The first time I met these boys I think the youngest was only 4 years old and shyly started piano lessons with me.  They were friends with our current landlords at the time and I continued to teach the boys for the next few years, even after we switched cities.  What we didn’t know then […]

F. Family | Colony Farms | Coquitlam Family Photographer

Oct 04 / 2017

I have had the pleasure of doing annual photos for these guys for the past few years and it’s been so fun to see their little family grow.  The kids each brought “someone special” along to their shoot as well.  I love incorporating memories like this <3.  Even looking back at my own family photos, […]

L. Family Shoot | Old Orchard Park | Coquitlam Family Photographer