What a gorgeous evening in Kimberley for an engagement session! Samantha and Lindsay have been living in China, and have only just come home – so I was thrilled to finally meet this couple. And what an amazing couple they are – I am thrilled to be working with them and can’t wait to photograph their special day.
I had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful wedding of Lori and Dan this spring – located at the stunning St. Eugene Mission. It was a wedding full of detail, thought and personal touches. I was so honoured to capture the love between these two. A special thank-you to Frida Vicklund for second shooting for me.
It was great to catch up with the Deering family again, and photograph their newest addition to their family – baby Ainsley. Little Ainsley was adorable, but had her own mind about how the photoshoot was going to go. No matter how hard we tried, we couldn’t get the peanut to sleep – and she definitely wasn’t wearing any sort of adorable headband. So, we switched up to a lifestyle session – and I’m thrilled with the results. In the end we ended up with a few less newborn shots, and lots of photographs of the Deering Family happy in their home with their beautiful little girls.
For me, summer is the new fall. I photographed my childhood friend, Tanya and her beautiful family last summer in Calgary. A lot of people wait until the fall to start thinking about family photos – but I love summer shots. Sundresses, green grass, wildflowers – I love the feel of them. So, take a chance, mix it up, and think about having family photos done this summer.
It’s a pretty exciting day here in Kimberley, BC – the Travel Channel crew has arrived and begun filming “Big Crazy Family Adventure” – a six month journey where Bruce and Christine take their two boys on an adventure like none other. In an effort to escape the everyday modern world, they will travel by cargo ship, cross undiscovered landscapes, trek into high elevations in the Himalayas, explore unique cultures and ultimately end up in a remote monastery in India.
I recently finished reading one of Bruce’s books, The Dolphin’s Tooth. While Bruce will be quick to downplay it as older writing of his – I will tell you that it changed the way I think about work, life and travel. Having influences like Bruce and Christine in my life encourages me to think outside the box. I’ve changed how I feel about travelling with my children and exploring my own backyard with my kids.
When the Travel Channel asked Bruce for some family photos – he realized that despite thousands of epic photographs in his portfolio, there were no family photographs. So, that’s where I came in – I couldn’t be happier to help out. I have my fingers crossed that we will see a few of these in use by the Travel Channel. At the very least – Bruce and Christine now have some photographs with all four of them in the same photo
I couldn’t be more excited for this family – we will be counting down the days till we can tune in to the show! Have fun, good luck and we will miss you!