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2016 Year in Review | Portraits | Victoria Photographer

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

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2015 Year in Review | Victoria Photographer

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


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Happy Holidays!

Ahh the holiday family portrait tradition.  Just a few from our blooper reel this year!

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Thank you so much to all my clients & friends for your support through 2015 – probably my most favourite year ever :)

Wishing you a great holiday season filled with lots of family time, yummy meals, warm fires, and boozy beverages!

See you in 2016!  xo

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Victoria Bound

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To all my awesome lower mainland clients & friends…  We are finally making the move back to my hometown and we couldn’t be more excited!

While I’ll miss all the of the fabulous people I’ve met & forged friendships with here, I’m looking forward to reconnecting with “home”.  Those of you who know me well know that my heart has always remained on the Island – this move has been a long time coming!  I can’t wait to rediscover the little city I left over a decade ago & to meet new clients and friends there.

If you’re considering getting married in Victoria or on Vancouver Island or are interested in a portrait session with your family there, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  I will also be taking on Vancouver weddings on a case by case basis.

Thank you so much to everyone in Vancouver who has played a part in my business – I’m forever grateful to you!  xo

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Film love

25 frames in 34 months.

Obviously my old Pentax Spotmatic, a hand-me-down from my parents, doesn’t get used that often.  I had completely forgotten what was on this roll of film, and was happily surprised when I picked up the scans today.  There’s nothing quite like the beautiful imperfection of film.

Here are a few shots of some very special places and people that were hidden in the dark for quite some time.  Photographed on expired Fuji Superia 200 film with 55mm f1.8 lens.  No digital editing or retouching.  :)

Next loaded roll: Kodak TMAX 100 Black & White.  Check back in another 3 years for the results ;)

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