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A couple of days ago I posted a few wedding highlights of 2016… now it’s time to feature the best of 2016’s portrait sessions!
I love the one-on-one, intimate nature of a portrait – with no typical wedding day time constraints or expectations, we are free to relax & focus on drawing out those authentic moments & emotions between you and your loved ones. No pressure. No rush.
2016 brought so many beautiful faces and moments my way, and as always, I was honoured to capture these special times in my clients’ lives. The variety of last year’s portrait sessions ranged from a 1st birthday party, to maternity, newborn, and family portraits, boudoir portraits, to even a few professional headshots… and I loved the challenge of documenting each one as honestly as possible.
To all my portrait clients from last year, thank you for being so open in front of my camera and for allowing me to create these photos for you! Such a pleasure to work with you all.
And just for fun, I’ve rounded out this post with a self-portrait… to document my own little life milestone before we become a family of 4. Very soon! Xo
With 2016 all wrapped up, I wanted to take a look back at a few of my highlights of the year, starting with all the gorgeous weddings I was lucky to be a part of :) Some of these weddings have appeared on my blog before, while some are just making their first appearance here!
After moving back to the Island in 2015, 2016 marked my first full year of life & work back in Victoria. Still so happy we made the move over from Vancouver, and thrilled that the wedding industry here has been so warm and welcoming. It’s never easy relocating your business, and I am very grateful to everyone in Victoria who helped make the transition a smooth one – clients & industry peers alike!
Last year I had the chance to work with some fabulous Island couples, as well as a few equally awesome Vancouver couples at their mainland weddings. From wineries to churches, golf courses to beaches, there were definitely some beautiful venues and moments to be documented in 2016. It was a pleasure getting to know all my 2016 wedding clients, and I am looking forward to working with 2017’s ones too!
So without further adieu, here are a few favourites from last year’s weddings :)
Finally, a big thank you to all the vendors I had the pleasure of working with at these weddings! And a special shout out to my awesome second shooters of 2016. Cheers to all of you! Xo
Spring has definitely arrived here in Victoria, and it’s got me thinking ahead to Mother’s Day! If you’re like me and never have anything planned in time (oops), let me suggest a gift idea that she’ll love. A custom mini portrait session is a fun & easy experience, and you get a handful of gorgeous photos as a result! Your images will be all ready to gift on Mother’s Day, May 8th.
These sessions are perfect for “Mommy & me”, maternity, and family photos. They are a chance to celebrate motherhood in all its forms, and a time to connect with your Mom, your kids, your Grandma, even your fur-baby! Let’s capture what motherhood means to you and your family :)
Location details will be sent out once your session is confirmed – picture a beautiful Victoria Springtime environment. I only have a few times available on April 10th, so be sure to book your session asap to reserve your spot! Send a note using the Contact form above, and I will be in touch with all the details. Here’s to Mom & everything she is! xo
The other day my Dad was rummaging through some old boxes and came across a little album full of his & my mom’s wedding photos. It was just a simple book with a few prints from the day, taken at least 40-something years ago. I’d seen these photos before as a kid, but it was so special to hold those memories in my hands once again as an adult. Their young faces, full of joy & hope, beaming back at the camera; my aunts and grandparents there wishing them well; the oldschool wedding fashions… so amazing to have all of that preserved so perfectly.
This is one of the reasons why I stress how important it is to have your photos printed… consider it a gift to your future generations! There is nothing like the feeling of flipping through the pages of a beautiful handmade album, or walking past a gorgeous matted print on your wall everyday. With the rate of change in technology these days, who’s to say that that hard drive full of images will even be around in 5 years’ time?! Digital files are vulnerable; tangible artwork is the best way to ensure your moments are preserved & can be enjoyed for years to come.
With that in mind, I’ve added a couple of gorgeous print products to my offerings recently. These are available to purchase with any wedding package or portrait session, and are handmade in Canada by my professional lab. I love the archival quality & the consistency of their photo prints… the images look exactly the way they are meant to, using the best materials for superior results!
These matted prints come ready to display as is, or pop into a frame of your choice. The prints are mounted & completely sealed within an acid-free archival mat. Shown here are two 5×7 prints in an 8×10 mat, and the newborn is an 8×10 print in an 11×14 mat.
Another option is this lovely handmade print folio, containing two 5×7 prints in a linen hardcover booklet. This product is perfect to use as a happy little reminder on your desk or bedside table.
2015, you were completely amazing.
2015 marked a huge time for me on a personal level… in addition to moving back to my hometown of Victoria this past summer, we also welcomed our sweet little man almost exactly a year ago. That beautiful experience, as well as every day that has passed with him since then, continues to colour the way I see the world. The simplest way I can explain this new motherhood outlook is that there’s more love now… it seeps into tiny daily interactions; it connects and unites. It’s empathy & understanding.
Time has also taken on a different feel… moments are simultaneously fleeting and yet carry so much weight. I am even more grateful for the ability to preserve these moments in photographs, to freeze them and hold them close. I’ve always wanted to do that for my clients, to show them how beautiful their own fleeting moments are and help to hold on to them. I feel I accomplished this in 2015 and I am so happy to have had that chance.
So thank you. Thank you for getting in front of my camera and allowing me to preserve your moments. Be they pivotal life moments- like your wedding, a pregnancy, a new baby; or quieter moments- a morning with your kids at the park, a swim with your love in the ocean; they are all beautiful and precious. It has been my pleasure to capture them for you.
Below is a little collection of highlights from the year… some have appeared here before, some have not. The process of going through a year’s worth of work is slow and sweet… I love revisiting these faces and feelings. I hope you will too. xo