Sassy & Ben . Vancouver Family Photographer.

It's always fun to return to families homes and photograph them several years later. The last time I photographed Beth's family, Ben was still in preschool and Sassy was just in Kindergarten. Now they are both school age and it's so fun to see how kids grow and change in just a few years. We did a half day session starting early in the morning - I think Ben may have been the only one awake when I arrived! The plan was to have breakfast at home and then head to Deep Cove for a family Kayak. I have to give HUGE thanks to Tara of Tara Lily Photography for offering to be my Kayak chauffeur for the day.. I'm not too sure how I would have managed otherwise! Oh, and there are entirely way too many kayak images.. but it was such a gorgeous day, how could I not! 
Many many of my favorites from our time together - 


Cohen, Avery & Blake . Vancouver Documentary Family Photographer

I arrived at Cohen, Avery & Blake's home just as the sun was coming up (apparently my kids aren't the only ones who like to rise at the crack of dawn!) and hung out with them for the entire day until they all went to sleep. It was a pretty fantastic and fun filled day and I LOVE that they were all so down with just being their selfs and letting me into their lives for the day. I enjoyed photographing them all so much and I have many favorites from my day with them - 


Charley & Owen . Vancouver Family Photographer

I've been photographing this family since Charley was in Mom's tummy. And Owen was my first birth session I ever photographed (and subsequently became hooked on documenting births!). Over the years we've become good friends, so it is always such a pleasure to take their photos.  I hope you enjoy this little glimpse into their life as much as I enjoyed photographing it. 
Many many of my favorites from our 'day in the life' afternoon together - 


Soon to be a family of 4 . Vancouver Family Photographer

I'm soo behind on my family blogging so I thought, since baby brother is already several months old, why not start with this family maternity session. Big sister Klara, Bruce the dog and mom and dad. An afternoon and evening spent with them all, including a skype call with Grandma in Australia and a visit from her Grandma and Grandpa here in Vancouver. Love these types of casual maternity sessions that are really more just documenting the family as they are before the baby arrives. 
Many of my favorites (and the newborn session to be posted soon!) - 


a site makeover and a family session giveaway

I've been in much need of a site makeover for some time. Lani of Featherlite Designs came to the rescue and basically put together exactly what I had envisioned for a new site. Along with updated portfolios (lots of new images!) and simplifying everything down to focus on the photos and documentary approach, I am so so happy with how it all looks. Have a look around and let me know what you think!

And to celebrate, I'll be giving away a full 'day in your life' family session. This basically entails me hanging out with your family for an entire day while you do your thing - no posing or look over here's. Just your family being your awesome selves (think breakfast and morning routines, grocery stores, school pick up and drop offs, afternoon soccer practice, dinner, and bedtime.. all of it!). They are a lot of fun to photograph and document your family just as it is right now - exactly as you want to remember it. You can get an idea of what those images will look like by heading HERE and learn a little bit more about what to expect HERE.

This is a pretty big giveaway (images included!) with a $2500 value. So a few questions to answer and things to do in order to enter. I'll be drawing a name Friday, May 19th. 

Also, you can be from anywhere in the world, but if outside of Vancouver, you'll have to pay for travel :) 

Name *
Have you shared this contest link on facebook (1 extra entry - don't forget to tag @Justine Boulin Photography AND comment on the post so I know you have!) *
Have you gone to my instagram (@justineboulin) and found the contest post and commented and shared that (1 extra entry - don't forget to tag me so I know you have!) *

Elliotte & Janie at the PNE . Vancouver Family Photographer

I've wanted to photograph a family session at the PNE forever!! So when this family suggested that, I was thrilled! And it was amazing... albeit challenging (if anyone has been to the PNE, you know how incredibly busy it is.. so basically people blocking every single shot so I had to be quick!) but so much fun. And Elliotte and Janie were the best - I loved that they had never had cotton candy before this trip to the PNE - there may be a LOT of cotton candy photos but I just love how excited they were to be eating it for the first time. But animals, rides, and even the super dog show - it was a fun evening. Thank you to Felicia for being on board with this and having me tag along. Many (way too many!) of the photos from the evening -