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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 - 

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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Francis . Vancouver Newborn Photographer

I love home newborn sessions.. particularly newborn sessions of first time parents.... watching them love on and adore their new baby. I loved when during this session after breakfast, mom and dad sat down with Francis (or Frankie as she's called) on the couch and just admired and loved her and obsessed over every perfect little part of her. And mom said 'this is basically all we do all day.. we just stare at her.' I miss that with my first. You do that with your 2nd of course, but it will always be different with your first. 
Sleeping, baby stretches, and nursing, pankcake breakfast and lots of love.. many of favorites from my morning spent with Miss Frankie - 

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Wylder . Vancouver Newborn Photographer

This is the 3rd time I've photographed this family - first big sister Charley,  then her 1 year photos and now with new baby Wylder. This was such a relaxed and 'simple' session. hanging out at home in pajamas, playing, diaper changing (truth be told I missed the beginning of dad's dirty diaper 'look' below, but was quick enough to catch the tail end of it. One of my favorites!). A bit of playing outside and on the bed as Wylder was getting changed. I also love photographing new big siblings - so much love, a bit of hesitation, and a lot of curiosity. I love that I photographed her at this newborn stage and now as a big sister. 
Thank you again to Liz & Noel for having me in your home to document your morning. xo

Sheryl . Vancouver Maternity Photographer

Meeting up with Sheryl and Chris at their home in Vancouver and heading out for a little walk around their neighborhood to a few of their favorite places. Afterwards,  up on their roof to catch a hopeful sunset but instead we were greeted by the first few drops of rain. It's that time of year in Vancouver and we finished up just in time!

I love these types of casual maternity sessions  - walking around finding pretty little areas in their own neighborhood, documenting new parents to be, and chatting along the way. I can not wait to come back and meet baby very shortly now!

A few of my favorite images from our time together - 


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Kelly & her boys . A family session preview

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little bit nervous to photograph this family.. 3 boys! But it was so. much. fun! And they are the sweetest nicest boys you've ever met! I had a hard time narrowing down a few for a preview so I thought I would do a mini blog post instead. So many more of this family to come soon. 

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Brielle & Brooke . Vancouver Family Photography

A few years ago I had decided that I only wanted to shoot weddings. It seemed that families were only looking for perfectly posed photos with everyone smiling at the camera.. matching perfectly coordinated outfits and kids were told to be on their best behavior and they'd get a treat afterwards. That is SO not me. I started to really dislike my family sessions and decided that maybe they just weren't for me. I wanted to shoot what was real - the imperfect, the mess and the chaos, actual real moments of love between family members. I wanted to have families invite me into their homes and on their regular routine adventures to just simply document. The  ups and downs that is parenthood and the little moments that show just how much love is in the home.. and of course the mess.. ohhh the mess! And then the most amazing thing happened.. I started finding these families who also felt the same. And this past year (particularly all the families I worked with this past summer & fall) have made me LOVE doing family sessions again. Seriously, if I photographed you and your family this past year you seriously rock.

So here is post of one such family.  I drove up to Squamish and documented an evening with the Ponkey's - Mom, Dad, Brielle & Brooke. And I had so much fun. And I think they did too. Because really, when you can just be yourself and not worry about having to look perfect in front of a camera or if the kids are going to behave, how can you not have fun?

So please, if this jives with you too. And you also want to document this little bit of time in your life for what it actually is - please get a hold of me. I am loving these sessions so so much. And time is going by much too fast with little ones to not have some documented memories of what it was like.

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Klara . Vancouver Newborn Photographer

 I love watching new moms and dads with their babies. The look in their eyes that is the look of a new love they've never even come close to feeling before, how they unconsciously stroke their skin over and over trying to memorize every little bit, how little fingers and little toes are now a road map to the heart. 

I photographed Klara's newborn session when she was just 5 days new to this world. She was such a sweetheart and this was such an enjoyable session to photograph. And big brother Bruce the dog - although not too sure yet about this new little baby, I'm sure they will be the best of buds in the years to come!  I also just realized I haven't blogged moms maternity photos yet and since they are some of my favorites I've sho,t I just might do that coming up. 
But for now, Klara's newborn images - 

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Mackenna & Zoe . Vancouver Family Photography

A month or so ago when Vancouver was warm and sunny and getting amazing sunsets,  Lindsay got a hold of me to see if I thought it would be a good idea for her family session to take their boat out on the ocean and dock it at a private little beach. Obviously I didn't hesitate to reply that I thought that was the best idea ever! And it really was! Such a fun evening with this family. We met at the pier at Rocky Point and headed out on the water, docked, tried to catch jellyfish, hiked around a bit, played in the water and eventually came back. I love these types of sessions and I really do think I luck out in getting to photograph the best families.Thank you so much for bringing me along to document one of your summer evenings! A few of my favorites -

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