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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 - 

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 - 

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Jakub & Hana . Deep Cove family session

Doesn't get much better than a session at home with an awesome (and seriously loving!) big brother and an adorable baby sister! Add in a walk down to the beach and a bit of tree climbing and it was a pretty good morning. So many more to come, but for now a small preview - deep cove family 1deep cove family 2

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The Scarborough's . a family session preview.

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I got to spend an early morning at Ambleside Beach taking photos of this little family. Everleigh & Liv are early risers. Heading down to the beach, grabbing coffees and playing at the park is one of the things they often do during these early mornings on the weekends. So that's what we did! A beautiful sunrise, throwing rocks, swinging, lots of running (actually mostly chasing Everleigh!), a coffee stop to warm up, more parks, & shoulder rides.. it was a pretty fun morning! A small preview of our time together. So many more to come in a few weeks!  

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Rach & Roo . vancouver family photographer

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When I suggested to Rachel that we take photos at sunrise, she was all for it! I was actually hoping for a bit of fog, but I wasn’t hoping for rain! I had even messaged Rachel twice before our session – the 1st time to suggest re-scheduling because of the rain and the 2nd time to say never mind lets just do it.  She didn’t get either message until after the session.. so I love that she was all ready to go with Roo in the morning.. rain or shine! This park is about 5 minutes away from their house, and is one they frequent often. Of course, living in Vancouver – you get pretty used to the rain.. especially if you have little ones who like to play outside regardless! And I knew that Rachel quite often heads out with her boys in the rain, so I figured that it would be just like any other time. When arriving it was still dark and Roo was pretty excited for his morning ‘adventure’ with mom. With rain jackets and an umbrella in tow for my camera, we headed out to explore around. It was soon light (although no sunrise!) and the rain even let up a bit.

It was a pretty good morning and I was so happy we decided to just go for it. I love that it was just the two of them at the park on a quiet rainy morning – allowing me to really capture the connection and relationship between mom & son for Rachel.

Some of my favorites from our morning -

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