sweet family of five | victoria bc family photographer

earlier this week i got chance to spend a lovely fall afternoon with this family of five. i was a little nervous before i got to their place because they have some pretty talented photographers in their family/friends circle. 

however, i was relieved when i realized they were guinea pig pro's (from being photographed so much). they were so relaxed and easy going, it made for a great family shoot. i actually didn't want to go home. my only regret is that we don't live closer. if we did, i am sure mom and i would commiserate together during peak seasons as both our husbands are chefs. and we both love coffee. and more than likely wine - haha.

and their kids are seriously so sweet. they showed me their rooms, lego builds, crystals and drawings. it was such a pleasure getting to know them all!

here are some of my fav shots from their shoot...

backyard family fun | victoria bc photographer

last week-end i had the pleasure of photographing this busy family of 2 active boys. we decided to keep things as low key as possible. so we started off at home, i had a great time getting to know them all - the boys showed me around their backyard, their cool little garden with lots of treasures, all the veggies they helped mom grow. i felt pretty special when they built me some lego pieces, and i also met 'bear' and 'polar bear'.

after exploring and playing we went to the beach for a few snaps there and finished off back at home with sprinklers and cake! the perfect family shoot. i had so much fun. here are some of my favourite shots...

10 on 10 january

portraits of my middle child. january 10 on 10.

This year I am taking part of a 10 on 10 project with 4 other Canadian photographers, where we will post 10 photos on the 10th of every month. you get to take a little trip across canada and follow our little blog circle to see what the lives of 5 photographers looks like. I feel very lucky to be a part of this group of ladies. not only are they extremely talented - they are kind, supportive and just lovely! so when you are done reading make sure to click on the next link at the bottom!

i wasn't planning on using these photos of olivia for my january post. i took them a few days ago when the sun was pouring in - something i have missed over the dark holidays. i played with the light and shadows while she watched tv and captured my 10 photos. by the end she figured out what i was up to and started hiding her face.

now head over to maria's blog to see her 10 photos for january....  maria angerilli photography 

family full of love | victoria bc family photographer

every year i look forward to doing mike's family photos. his family is big, chaotic, loud and so much fun to hang out with. so without missing a beat - this year we all met up on boxing day to get photos done. my last photo session of 2013. 



fall favourites 2013 | belinda fontes photography :: maternity, newborn, child and family photographer, victoria BC

i had a great fall season! i couldn't ask for better clients. with every session - i enjoyed hanging out with each family, seeing how much the kids have grown, hear how everyone is doing, see babies get bigger, families grow larger and just spend time catching up. i loved doing fall minis this year, it was a great way for families to get their portraits for holiday cards to grandparents, family and friends in a short amount of time. I will probably start thinking of offering spring mini sessions in the new year, but in the mean time will look forward to doing what i love - which is photographing families in a photojournalistic way, in their homes, or hanging out at the places they love.

although I can't share every session or photo.... here are some of my favourites which i'm sure are safe to share :)


project 10 : hair

i recently joined a facebook group called project 10 that does monthly challenges where you post 10 images of a specific theme every month. this month's challenge was hair. and having olivia with her beautiful curls...how could i not participate?

here are my ten photos:

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and this is the face i get when she is done taking pics LOL

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we found a bridge | victoria bc photographer

We found a bridge the other day not even two minutes from our house. Well - Ruben, who is training for his half marathon mentioned the bridge after one of his nights running and how neat it was... so the girls and I went there for a walk. I brought my camera to try and get some photos but Elise was being moody and didn't want her photo to be taken. Olivia always loves getting her photo taken, maybe a little too much. Here are some picures from our little walk...


hello sunshine

I'm loving the warm weather these days, and the evening light is so pretty. 


beautiful family | Victoria BC family photographer

here are some of my favourite photos from a recent family session - little helena is just so adorable. She cooked me up some yummy pretend dinner in her beach fort and we traded a couple of rocks. I'm loving the warm days we are having!