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Gratitude and Family Fall photography in South Surrey

January 28th, 2017

I am so grateful for the opportunity to photograph families over the years as the children grow. I have been photographing these cuties since the youngest was born, and she is now in Kindergarten. The expression of kids growing fast, is so true. As parents, seeing kids daily in our busy lives, we and don’t […]

 

I am so grateful for the opportunity to photograph families over the years as the children grow. I have been photographing these cuties since the youngest was born, and she is now in Kindergarten. The expression of kids growing fast, is so true. As parents, seeing kids daily in our busy lives, we and don’t always stop and notice how much they change in a year until it is seen in photographs. Yearly family photographs is an incredible gift to your children, and your future self.  This family fall photo shoot was at Kwomais Point Park, in South Surrey.

 


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The best location for family photography in Vancouver

October 9th, 2016

Jericho Beach is one of the best locations in Vancouver for family photography. It has great options for diverse backgrounds without travelling far.  We had great enough weather for shorts and dresses. Early mornings and evenings are best for magical light. We chose a great evening mid September. We started an hour and 15 min before […]

 

Jericho Beach is one of the best locations in Vancouver for family photography. It has great options for diverse backgrounds without travelling far.  We had great enough weather for shorts and dresses. Early mornings and evenings are best for magical light. We chose a great evening mid September. We started an hour and 15 min before sunset. We started with the duck pond location. The light was still high enough to shine over the trees giving a painterly effect over the water.  The kids has so much fun watching the ducks splash around.

Then we strolled over to the beach for more fun. While the kids were playing catch with seagulls ,we were able to get a few photos of mom and dad. It is so important to get a photograph of mom and dad as this love is the foundation of the entire family. And yes, the seagulls were playing catch! The kids had so much fun playing on the beach, it was a great opportunity to get candid photographs of the children. 

 



 

 

 

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The best kid friendly hikes around Vancouver BC

September 7th, 2016

Beautiful British Columbia is a fantastic place to live for outdoor enthusiasts withs kids.  September usually has some great weather, this is a perfect time to grab a camera, your family and head outdoors. These are some of my family’s favourite hikes that are easy for the kids, (mine are now 5 and almost 8) […]

 

Beautiful British Columbia is a fantastic place to live for outdoor enthusiasts withs kids.  September usually has some great weather, this is a perfect time to grab a camera, your family and head outdoors.

These are some of my family’s favourite hikes that are easy for the kids, (mine are now 5 and almost 8) while boasting beautiful scenery for photography. (click on the link for more info on the trails and how to get there)

  1. Lighthouse Park. This beautiful park is in West Vancouver. We went last August and packed a picnic dinner, hiking on the rocks slightly before sunset for fantastic photography light. The trails through the first growth Douglas firs are amazing. The main trails can accommodate strollers. I love the setting of the rocks plunging into the ocean.  Our girls explored around the shore for hours. 
  2. Mystery Lake Hike on Mount Seymour. This trail is 3Km round trip. We really took our time going up. We detoured just before the pond part way up, scrambled up some rocks to find great views of Vancouver and beyond. The trail is not stroller friendly, and may be tough for 2-3 year olds. My girls aged 5 and 7.5 had an easy time running up the trail. The crisp cold lake at the top is beautiful. Little rock islands are fun picnic locations. Lots of Newts around the lake are another fun feature for kids to check out. I am enjoying playing around with free lensing, love changing the plane of focus to get different looks to each photo without a tilt shift lens. 
  3. Golden Ears Park, Lower Falls Trail This trail is around 5 km round trip. It is a nice wide stroller friendly gravel path. Perfect for little ones who like to walk for a bit, but get tired quickly. I really can’t get enough of the old growth stumps, those giant trees are amazing. The Banana slugs were a hit, my girls tried to rescue them, even putting blankets over them (leaves). The waterfall at the end is a beautiful sight. Hope your family enjoys time together on some of these great short hikes!
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Kwomais Point Park in South Surrey is a great location for family photos

October 17th, 2015

Kwomais Point Park is a hidden gem in South Surrey. We live in such a beautiful part of the world, I love family portraits with nature as our backdrop.  It was a camp, converted into parkland by the city of Surrey a few years ago. It is  Located off 128 St.,  South of Marine drive. […]

 

Kwomais Point Park is a hidden gem in South Surrey. We live in such a beautiful part of the world, I love family portraits with nature as our backdrop.  It was a camp, converted into parkland by the city of Surrey a few years ago. It is  Located off 128 St.,  South of Marine drive. It has big mature trees, a labyrinth, and incredible lookout over the bluffs of Ocean Park. The day of this shoot poured rain, We were a bit nervous and constantly checking weather apps. We lucked out, with the skies opening up for an incredible sunset.

 

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Playful children’s Portraits at Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver BC

September 3rd, 2015

I love being out in nature, it is so tranquil. This last week was fairly stressful as we packed up photographs and some special furniture from my in-laws summer home in Christina Lake. The US Stickpin fire was continuing North, and strong winds were predicted to bring embers our way. The southern Areas of Grand […]

 









I love being out in nature, it is so tranquil. This last week was fairly stressful as we packed up photographs and some special furniture from my in-laws summer home in Christina Lake. The US Stickpin fire was continuing North, and strong winds were predicted to bring embers our way. The southern Areas of Grand Forks and Christina Lake were under evacuation alert. It is a summer home, but we put years of our hearts into building it with my in-laws. It is my family’s favourite place. We all had pits in our stomach of the unknown and uneasiness over the possibility of having it lost…

As a fun family evening, I dragged my family out to Lighthouse park in West Vancouver BC for a picnic dinner and photos. It was such a wonderful distraction! There are many incredible trails to hike, and all easy enough for little kids! A camera in hand, and being in the salty ocean fresh air carried away all worries. I was completely lost in the beauty and wonder of being amongst the old growth Douglas Firs and Cedars.

 

The kids played on the rocks exploring for hours as I took some candid and some back to school photos of them!

 

Yes we did have a wardrobe change to include the new back to school dresses! You may have noticed I have quite the girly girls, but am so glad they love the outdoors as much as my husband and I do! The hiking in dresses adds and extras cuteness to the photos! (They dressed themselves, and were excited to change into dressy shoes for some photos.) I would highly recommend a family trip to Lighthouse Park for a fun exploration or family Photos or both, the scenery is amazing!