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Meet the McLeod’s. These boys are priceless and so sweet. We spent some time brainstorming where the perfect place would be for this photo shoot and in the end decided to start at their home and see where this adventure brought us. And well … we stayed. There is no better place than home sweet home. The boys were happy and relaxed which meant their parents were happy and relaxed! I guess I don’t need to tell you how it made me feel.
Yes, you guessed it … very happy indeed.
Kaï’ is a fighter. One of those precious little babes that held his place on this gorgeous Earth of ours but wasn’t given the easiest road to get here. After the worries, tears, sleepless nights and hearing an awful lot of encouraging words, his very proud maman and papa were blessed with his beautiful, healthy little self. The energy between the 3 of them is electric and if you’re lucky enough to be a part of a shared gaze between them the intensity almost makes you feel like you’re intruding.
It was a beautiful time. Thank you Patrick and Thirza for sharing this with me. xo
Are you into First Look photos? I am and this is precisely the reason why. Private, intimate moments stolen away just for yourselves. Sweet anticipation of the first look, the first touch, the first kiss. And a beautiful relaxed ceremony to follow.
Why did you choose Whistler?
My parents have had a cabin up at whistler since the late 70s. Almost all of my childhood memories are based there. Chris and I both love whistler all year round and know that it is a place where we will create many more memories with family and friends.
Meet Gina. She married Chris this summer in Whistler at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Yes, she’s just a little bit pretty.
If you’re liking this, you’ll love what we have planned for you over the next few days. You. do. not. want. to. miss. this. Take my word for it. And as a little added bonus Gina and Chris were sweet enough to share a little insiders information and some tips to new brides that we’ll share a bit of in each post.
How did he propose?
Like many couples, chris and I are always busy during the week. We decided to find things we both love that get us outside which lead us to paddle boarding. We packed up the car and head to Middle beach lodge in tofino. After playing on our boards in the waves we sat on a log in the sand and chris asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes and we celebrated with champagne in the sun,sand and surf. Anyone who knows chris knows why I said yes. He is simply the best!!!
I dabble. Yes, my business focuses on wedding and family photography by here’s what I love most about carrying a camera around with me. You can find beauty in everything. And while we tend to focus on life’s events and milestones, sometimes it’s in the every day that we can find a moment to capture and preserve forever.
Now, this particular day had me on the ferry going to the Island. And if I’m being really truthful, these moments aren’t necessarily those moments that I’m referring to that should be captured forever more. However, aside from that I love watching people, hence the street photography. There isn’t much of this genre in the Whistler area but it’s a rapidly growing and very hot genre in major cities around the world. So when I dabble outside the world of photographing my beautiful daughter, this is where my eye tends to go. A moment in the day of a stranger. What’s their story? What did they wake up to that morning? Where are they going? Who do they love?
Hope you enjoy my mini journey.
Coby has become part of our blog family now. This is part 3 of a 3 part series. I’ve been so honored to be invited into their home 3 times to document his amazing growth and incredible milestones. I love the challenge of capturing a child’s essence.
So here we are with Coby who is now walking and growing up into such a handsome young little fellow. Can’t wait to see what round 4 will bring us. Thank you so much for inviting me into your family.
If you check in here periodically (and if you don’t, shame on you!) you’ll recall Coby’s first post from when he was an infant. I had promised part 2 and here it is. Now, do you see what I mean about the hair? Isn’t it awesome? Mom and dad have fully embraced the faux hawk and Coby is stylin’ in a serious way. His cuteness is so huge, it was hard picking a few favorites for this post. Part 3 will be up next week and yes, it’s also part 3 of his hair.
The magic doesn’t happen behind the lens, it happens in front. One of my all time favorite things is catching these precious moments with toddlers and young children. A change in mindset to get down to their level, watch them explore, follow their pace and let them lead. The perfect formula that makes the simplest things in life, amazing.
I always had a hard time guessing the age of babies. It can be tricky. But if they’re born with a good head of hair, then you can almost guess exactly every time. At first it’s all even, then they lose it on the sides and the faux hawk appears. And eventually it all grows back in and it’s time for a hair cut.
I met Coby’s mom at a wedding I was working and she invited me into her home to photograph her beautiful boy. Since that first meeting, I’ve had the honor of photographing him three times and watching him grow through his first year of life. So today, I’m sharing the first meeting. Stay tuned for the part 2 and part 3 and you’ll see what I mean about the hair. He’s just too sweet!
It’s been busy, good busy…no make that great busy.
This weekend is my first weekend in a while of just being at home with my girl. Time seems to fly by with her lately, already 3 years old and torn between that ever so interesting place of baby and little girl. I find it to be such a difficult balance to strike between my own life and my work world, especially when both require me to pack around my camera. But with my precious little girl, so wise beyond her years gives me a gentle reminder of how to own the moment and embrace the simplicities that every day brings us. Our eyes just need to be opened to them.
This morning we enjoyed a simple walk in the forest. Yes, with my camera. And I kept the pace of my girl, or should I say speed! Pace sounds a little slow for what it was. Seeing the world through her eyes does amazing things to your spirit and energy. And for my immeasurable love for this funny little girl who thought it was a good time to strike a yoga pose while standing on the bridge.
It was a good morning…no make that a great one.