Family Sessions

Lonsdale Quay North Vancouver Family Session - Wendy and Family

Lonsdale Quay North Vancouver Family Session - Wendy and Family

Capturing life as it happens is such a joy to see. It’s pure smiles and true interaction. A lot of it happens spontaneously and moments go by so quick but people, like Wendy, hire me for these types of photos and they love them.

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2018 Year End Review - My Documentary Photography Comes Home

2018 Year End Review - My Documentary Photography Comes Home

How do you even begin to encapsulate a year? It’s 365 days of living and being and breathing and it all goes by so fast. As a photographer, the photos I take are not only momentos of the little moments that went by but also memory place holders that let me look back and recall a time in my life: the smells, the sights and even the sounds.

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Newborn Documentary Photosession - Zee, Eee and Cee

Newborn Documentary Photosession - Zee, Eee and Cee

Yes, their actual names are not Zee, Eee or Cee but this is a special for a good friend :)

I've known Zee and Eee for a while and they've been great friends. When they asked me to take photos of their brand new baby Cee and they wanted it in a documentary approach, I was more than delighted to spend some time with them and take their photos. The day I arrived, Cee was about 2 weeks old so he was pretty new to the world at that time. 

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Documentary Family Session - Dana and Family

Documentary Family Session - Dana and Family

Being a documentary photographer means being a part of people's lives. I've found out over the years that cameras, film, technology and other things really have little to do with a photo... although, of course, you need these items to actually make a photograph. Yet, much of it is about connecting with your fellow human and relating on a personal level. Too many times I find myself hiding behind a camera to take photos only to realize that the best ones I take (at least to me) are ones where I've connected with people.

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A Documentary Photosession for Tallie the Cat and Her Owners

A Documentary Photosession for Tallie the Cat and Her Owners

…A prior conversation with Elizabeth gave me the story of Tallie. While initially a dog person, Elizabeth fell in love with Tallie and soon became a cat person (cats tend to do that to us... hehe). I can't recall the reason why Tallie was in the shelter but that's where Elizabeth found her. Tallie was a mother of some kittens at the shelter but as the kittens were soon adopted off, Tallie was left all alone. Elizabeth wanted to adopt a cat that would have a tough time finding a home and found Tallie at the shelter, who approached Elizabeth and they instantly bonded. I found Tallie to be a shy cat but after a few moments of walking in and around the place, Tallie got used to the commotion in her home that was me and my various clattering cameras.

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Documentary Family Photography - 3 Years Later, Another First Birthday

Documentary Family Photography - 3 Years Later, Another First Birthday

…3 years later, I get an email from the same mother. It's a request for another birthday party. This time, it's (not-so-baby-anymore) Hannah's sister: Abigail! Being able to provide documentary photography to capture all the going-ons and the fun the kids had is quite amazing when doing it once... but twice? Awesomeness!…

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