I had the best time with this little family and their sweet little dude! My favourite families are genuine and aren’t afraid to show who they are and have fun during the session and that pretty much sums up these guys!
Here are some of my favourite!
A few of my favourites from Ashleys maternity session. Enjoy
Hey-o! Do you enjoy super cute families as much as I do? Well your in luck! I photographed another photographer from Invermere recently which is always a thrill for me! I don't know if there is a bigger compliment then when another photographer asks you to photograph them, because we are a SUPER picky breed! These guys made my life easy by just letting me capture their natural state, playing with their little fella Arlo. Beautiful family + beautiful light = A beautiful story.
Hey everyone, meet my friend Becky! The sweetest most kindhearted, free spirited ginger fairy you'll ever know! I invited Becky and her daughter Isla to help me test the light in my "new" studio. By "new" I mean that I actually completed it in December of 2015, but do to an unfortunate fire in my neighbours warehouse, the entire building had to be gutted and renovated. As heartbreaking as that was, I sometimes think that the timing couldn't really have been much better. Yes, I never even got to use it (and my insurance covered NOTHING due to a tricky little clause in fine print), but I was also very VERY newly pregnant in December and was about to feel the full force of morning sickness. I ended up having to reschedule shoots anyway on account of the fact that I couldn't even keep water down, and had a permanent case of vertigo for about 3 months. So now I'm back in action full force! The studio looks better then ever, I'm full of energy and creativity despite being as big as a beached whale.
I can't wait to photograph more babies and children in this new space you guys! And I don't think I could have asked for a sweeter pair to photograph in here for the first time! Enjoy these sweet shots and get in touch if you want to capture a love fest like this with your littles!
I'm going to be honest...overly posed family portraits make me want to cry. In fact, I fail to even see the point of them. Why dish out hundreds of dollars to have someone provide you a false memory? Lets face it, it's all an illusion. Those types of photos are not an accurate representation of your family. When I started getting into family portraits my immediate instinct was to "give the people what they wanted", which I thought was stiffly posed portraits that Grandma and Grandpa would love! But as time has gone b,y I've noticed myself unconsciously evolving my workflow so that I try and get those "posey" shots out of the way to have more time for the candid moments with parents and their children. At first I wasn't sure how people would react when they saw that there was only a handful of "grandma" shots in their proofing gallery, but then it dawned on me that the work I post on social media has allowed the type of people who want those sorts of memories to find me, and in turn, for me to find them. The newly famous quote "your vibe attracts your tribe" actually has a lot of truth to it! I feel like I can offer more then just "family photos" now. I feel like I can offer a real memory, a real connection. You cannot deny that when you look at this mothers eyes as she gazes at her children's faces that you don't absorb a true sense of how deeply she loves her babies.
I hope you enjoy watching this beautiful family play in the woods as much as I enjoyed shooting it
Here are a few of my favourites from this gorgeous session. There's just something about that connection between a mother and her new baby. It's might even be the most profound of all human connections. I adore those beautiful stares between mother and child, trying to figure each other out, learn about who they are and what they'll grow up to be. It's a beautiful thing.
Meet Heidi and Sam. A dynamic mother daughter duo. I had asked Heidi to model for a Mum and baby session for me so that I could test out some unfamiliar locations, try my hand at styling a session, and to give my new assistant some on the job experience. Generally for work like this I do a lot of guiding so that I get the vision that I had in mind. However, these 2 completely blew my vision out of the water and gave me something better then I could have expected. I asked Heidi to just play and interact with her daughter and I would shoot her as she went. "No problem!" No awkwardness. No weird blank "I don't know what I'm doing" stares, just genuine connections. My favourite!! Even though Sam wipes out once, and went in the water a little too far and ended up with cold wet feet, we got some beautiful images of what motherhood is really all about, comforting your littles. I don't even think Sam noticed half the time that there was a crazy lady following her around with a camera which just added to the feel of this session.
Heidi is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. If only I could some how tap into just a fraction of her strength and optimism. Despite having experience unfathomable loss in her life, she remains the life of the party. Her lust for life is contagious and you can't help but smile when your around her.
I hope you love these as much as I do!!