family

summer 2013 | victoria bc photographer

we have kicked off our summer vacation with a little trip up island. i would love to start off by saying how magical the trip was with the kids. but honestly - it was a lot of bickering and fighting...are we there yet?...i'm cold... i'm hot...this sucks...the list goes on and on. we didn't have an agenda set or anything, we knew our favourite spots and found ourselves at combs daily enjoying ice cream and bee-stings. we also visited tiger lily farms and went at the end of the day when it was quiet and got to milk goats, feed baby farm animals and ride on ponies.

olivia was quite a treat this vacation. i'm hoping it's just a 5 year old thing and something that will pass, because seeing englishman river falls to her was 'the worst day of her life ever' LOL. our favourite stop was the kinsol trestle off shawnigan lake road. the trestle is the largest in the commonwealth - it's huge! and has been rehabilitated from its original condition so safe for everyone to walk across. 

i didn't realize how many photos i actually took until i got home and uploaded them up. so here they are - my favourite shots from our trip :)

 

my on the go baby sippy cup - a hole in the cap of a water bottle ;)

 

 

 

This little girl

Stole my heart! I'm not even sure how to describe her little personality - sweet, clever, kind, gentle...? She was so adorable, and her parents - wow, is she ever so lucky to have them. Such a lovely couple to spend some time with this evening. Here is the sneak peek for Grandma that I promised. 

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bringing baby home | victoria bc newborn photographer

I just finished editing these photos a few minutes ago and was about to call it a night and post them tomorrow. But after flipping through them one last time - I couldn't resist staying up a bit later to put them up. Such an adorable family! I had a fun time hanging out with them and meeting their newest, freshest member. 

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nothing better than a cardboard box

It's crazy how much my kids love playing with things that are not toys. They can play for hours with blankets, a stapler and some paper, tape, flowers and cardboard boxes to name a few. I picked up a little car for Penelope from Costco a week ago and one evening when we got home the box got played with for over two hours. It's now dead in the car port. The box was a room, a tunnel, a slide, a privacy screen and much more.

Here are some not so perfect photos of the girls playing, and a few of Elise with her newest obsession - making daisy chains.

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brothers | victoria bc family photographer

I met Sara and her beautiful family of little boys this week. I forgot how small a newborn baby is - such a precious time! Big brother was so caring and gentle, it was the sweetest thing to see. He was so proud to show me his room and all his favorite toys. I seriously wanted to take him home. cutest kid ever! We have all girls and I'm pretty sure the belief that girls are more gentle is all a myth. 

Here are some of my favorite images:

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a day at the beach | victoria bc family photographer

it was a pleasure to meet this family and photograph them before baby number 2 arrives! i hope these images will be something that they can look back on and remember that crazy time in their lives - renovating a house, being really pregnant and raising a toddler all at the same time. i know this too well because we did the same thing, and i was lucky enough to have some photos taken from then that are very special to me still. Here are some of my favorite images from the day...

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hello baby | Victoria BC Photographer

Here are some photos of an itty bitty baby that I got a chance to photograph. Wanda and I have babies a year apart and that first year goes by faster than all the others - I think it's so important to have a friend or someone you know come and do some photos for you, doesn't have to be anything fancy, but just to capture the scale of how small our babies once were when they were born. Here are some of my favorite ones...Enjoy your first year guys, you are so blessed! 

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one big happy family

I loved spending the morning with this family and exploring fort rodd hill. they were a really fun group - and the kind of family you could spend the whole week-end with and feel totally comfortable being around. with everyone living in different places it was rare to have them all together for a photo. we couldn't have asked for a nicer day too. Here are some of my favorites from the day...

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last light | Victoria BC family photographer

I really lucked out on the weather for this last photo session. After a week of miserable weather - I was so happy that I got a small break to do these photos. I have known this family for a few years now, and it is great when a session feels like just hanging out. I won't give all the good ones away because these are for Christmas cards as well, but here are some of my favorites :)

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