Category: family

As summer comes to an end like most parents I am emotionally trying to make sense of time and how...

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3Sep '18

The first of many milestones - Courtenay Family Photographer

As summer comes to an end like most parents I am emotionally trying to make sense of time and how my child going into yet, another grade. My facebook "look back today" was me writing about how my daughter was starting Kindergarten. Are you kidding me? How does this happen? I think Sherina and...

  It seems like just the other day when we gathered for grad and family photos when big...

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30May '18

no longer such a little brother, grad session (and a little throwback)

  It seems like just the other day when we gathered for grad and family photos when big brother Reid was graduating,  but it was five years ago and a few weeks ago we captured Sam's grad milestone! Five years ago when I photographed this family, Sam was already an old soul, now,...

I planned on blogging this session right after we photographed. The photos were ready but the words...

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21Jul '17

If you know this family - Courtenay Portrait Photographer

I planned on blogging this session right after we photographed. The photos were ready but the words weren't. They still aren't, because,  I am having trouble writing about the special feelings I have for them. So apologies in advance for not being able to get it all into the words that express how...

When I get the chance to capture a momentous anniversary I get the same butterflies as I do about a...

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10Jul '17

50 years strong - Comox Valley Family Portraits

When I get the chance to capture a momentous anniversary I get the same butterflies as I do about a wedding - maybe more. It is not just a celebration of love, it is one of resilience, commitment and strength. Hertha and Harry brought their family together from the island and Alberta to mark their...

I haven't been blogging as much as usual - a combo of work busy and life leisure - both of which...

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18Dec '16

McKinnon Photography - winter family portrait

I haven't been blogging as much as usual - a combo of work busy and life leisure - both of which have been working well for me. But I went to share one of these on social media and just couldn't decide on my favorite. I adore these three funny beauties with contagious smiles. The cold weather...

I spent a glorious afternoon on Denman Island with parents Julie and Brian, and their...

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14Aug '16

A day with the Gorman Family

I spent a glorious afternoon on Denman Island with parents Julie and Brian, and their treasures, Kialan, Finley and Skyla, capturing the little moments that make up their beautiful life. There were cuddles to be captured, joyful minutes of sibling love that could quickly turn to annoyance and...

Earlier this year I co-facilitated a program at Studio Inner Pursuit Fitness, with owner Leanne Z....

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18Jul '16

Comox Valley beach beauty photos - Tina

Earlier this year I co-facilitated a program at Studio Inner Pursuit Fitness, with owner Leanne Z.  The program, called Body Shift, focussed on shifting self-perception and mind-set towards  exercising from a place of self-respect, rather then from a place of " not being enough." The Body Shift...

There is a lot that I gain from photographing grad sessions for incredible youth like Deirdre....

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6Jul '16

Deirdra- Comox Valley Grad

There is a lot that I gain from photographing grad sessions for incredible youth like Deirdre.  Grad sessions offer a certain amount of freedom - there is always permission and time to play behind the camera.  They also offer a personal satisfaction beyond the creative. Firstly, the sessions are...

I know what you are thinking. This is pretty much the most adorable family freshly on the internet...

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24Jun '16

Comox Valley Portrait Photographer

I know what you are thinking. This is pretty much the most adorable family freshly on the internet today. They have the warmest contagious smiles, and oh, those hats - are these people really as sweet as they look? Truthfully? Yes. Deanne organized this sessions as a surprise for her husband...

There are some people that I just love to watch, to witness how they interact and move in their...

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27May '16

Courtenay Family Beach Photos

There are some people that I just love to watch, to witness how they interact and move in their day. Erin came to one of my photo workshops, and  she interacted with others and and her camera with a thoughtful and warm intention. When she emailed me about  photos, I was excited for the...