Tag: Vancouver Island Portrait Photographer

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...

It was so wonderful to see Saija and her parents Chris and Tara back again after their newborn...

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31Jan '13

Saija graces the studio

It was so wonderful to see Saija and her parents Chris and Tara back again after their newborn session. This is such an amazing time to photograph babies, when they are sitting up and interacting with their world it seems that their range of expressions just gets broader. I just adore it and tend...

What a beautiful gift! Jade's grandmother booked her a photo session and then stood aside and let...

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16Oct '12

Jade, much more than a teen beauty

What a beautiful gift! Jade's grandmother booked her a photo session and then stood aside and let her shine in her own individual way. That she did. I think Jade may be one of the more interesting people I have met.  Polite and bold, warm and confident, smart and quirky, creative, honest and...

It is such a small town somedays. Earlier in the day this beauty rolls into my studio all dolled up...

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5Oct '11

Smith Siblings make it way too easy

It is such a small town somedays. Earlier in the day this beauty rolls into my studio all dolled up as a model for my Roots the Salon Commercial shoot. Well, it turns out that her family was also booked in for an evening portrait session. So, Courtenay rocked her Roots shoot and then I had the...

A little storm didn't scare Doug and Lisa away from a morning portrait session. We received the...

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4Oct '11

Lisa & Doug - a little storm

A little storm didn't scare Doug and Lisa away from a morning portrait session. We received the gift of some character skies, active waves and vibrant colors for this fall session.  Although rain was looming the whole time the skies didn't open up until the minute I put my camera bag in the...

I am driving up a beautiful rural road, enjoying deep breaths, and stunning landscape. I turn into...

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13Sep '11

Carrots and Photos

I am driving up a beautiful rural road, enjoying deep breaths, and stunning landscape. I turn into a gorgeous welcoming home where under backlit light I see dad pulling the children in a little wagon and right away I know it is going to be a fabulous time. Alana, Dustin and their children...

Life changes. Quickly. I re-connected with Jen ten years ago, when I walked into a room and our...

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5Aug '11

Jen, Ron and Crew

Life changes. Quickly. I re-connected with Jen ten years ago, when I walked into a room and our radars went up, remembering each other from our elementary years. I was new here, so was she, and having someone that was from our past, gave us an instant connection and comfort. I remember...

I love this session. Let me count the ways. - Shayla's grandmother booked this session for...

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19Jul '11

Shayla - Courtenay Children's Photographer

I love this session. Let me count the ways. - Shayla's grandmother booked this session for her granddaughter while she is here visiting from Texas. When Shayla looks back on these, she will always connect the experience with her lovely and very loving grandma. - Shayla is 9. I don't know...

Chelsey, Peter, Ava and Zoe - you are such a beautiful family,  not only gorgeous, but...

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20Jun '11

Chelsey, Peter, Ava and Zoe

Chelsey, Peter, Ava and Zoe - you are such a beautiful family,  not only gorgeous, but intuitive and full of amazing values and visions. Thanks for talking food, chicken and family life with me and allowing me a peek into yours. Your family totally embodies the word...

Avery is Christel second, and I was moved that she commissioned a photograph of just her and her...

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17Jun '11

Christel and Avery - mother daughter love

Avery is Christel second, and I was moved that she commissioned a photograph of just her and her daughter, like it was the most natural thing, as is a mothers love for their daughter. She asked that the photo be black and white, a classic portrait - easy, with such a classic beauty and a...

Casey was the lucky recipient of a recent Roots the Salon make-over which included a photo session....

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19May '11

Casey made-over

Casey was the lucky recipient of a recent Roots the Salon make-over which included a photo session. You can see her submission here. She was tons of fun to shoot, we played around in the studio and capture a few different looks - this one jumped out to me, she looks gorgeous and you know I love me...

What a very special session. Vanessa organized her and her two best friends for a photo session -...

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17May '11

Besties

What a very special session. Vanessa organized her and her two best friends for a photo session - it is such a sweet and loving act and so appropriate. They are at a point when life is changing, they live in different towns, one is engaged and they are heading in different directions - but they...

I create many sessions that depend on a family member coming from out of town, and as you can...

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13Apr '11

The Haas Family

I create many sessions that depend on a family member coming from out of town, and as you can imagine, I have a little extra anxiety when I look at the weather report. For the Haas family the report was tickety-boo. We photographed this session at their beautiful property in Royston though and the...

I love the street that we live on. There are big trees and mostly great neighbours. However, there...

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11Apr '11

My new neighbours? The Tinga family

I love the street that we live on. There are big trees and mostly great neighbours. However, there is a whole contingent on our street who never seem to leave their house, unless it is to get in their car and drive away - so I am thinking they could use replacing. In my mind, (and apparently...

Many of you know of Jenn's fight and, her love for life. She came into the studio yesterday with...

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22Feb '11

For Jenn

Many of you know of Jenn's fight and, her love for life. She came into the studio yesterday with her sibling and  I just couldn't end this day full of sunshine without sending some her way.Until tomorrow Jenn... ...

It was a beautiful morning, not warm, but dry. Then the afternoon arrived and with it looming storm...

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16Nov '09

The Scott's tough it out

It was a beautiful morning, not warm, but dry. Then the afternoon arrived and with it looming storm clouds and a building wind. It also brought the Scott's all the way from Victoria for a portrait session. The Scott's had with them their gung-ho bulletproof attitude, so we embraced the wet-coast...