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I get asked quite a bit if I still shoot family sessions…

The answer is YES, YES, and YES again. Especially went said family is willing to let me do my thing and trust me 100% to capture them in my own way.

No matchy-matchy outfits, no awkward posing or fake smiles.

Thought I would share a few from last nights session.

Meet Lauren, Bryan, and the ever-so-handsome Cameron.

Love this little fam-bam.


If you are interested in booking a family session, please shoot me an email so we can get you on the calendar before the summer fills up!


  • June 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm

    Jonna - oh man I love it! cutie patootie!

  • June 18, 2014 - 5:18 pm

    Whitney - This is precious!

  • June 19, 2014 - 11:00 am

    Tara - ahh these are gorgeous.

    come up to Vancouver, my family would love a session with you!

It’s not very often I get a winter wedding where it snows, but when I do…I’m a happy girl.

This wedding was nothing short of amazing. Sophie and Adam were so chill and made my job so easy!

2014 is off to a great start, love love love my couples!!!

Happy Monday everyon.



  • June 16, 2014 - 5:13 pm

    Melissa Shaw - Beautiful! And the shots in the wine cellar w/the chandelier? Um, yes. Yes please now. Great job. : )

  • June 17, 2014 - 7:34 am

    Kim Fetrow - Wow. Nailed it! I just LOVE your photography! I’ve shot many a concert and tons of marketing photography for Swiftwater but never a wedding. How lucky to get a snowy day! Beautiful beautiful work!!

  • June 26, 2014 - 10:49 am

    Andrea - Amazing work. Blown Away!

In honor of the wonderful Maya Angelou I thought I would share a few quotes that I love and one my favorite poems of hers below.

- “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

- “My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”

- “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

- “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

- “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.”

- “Have enough courage to trust love one more time. And always one more time.”


I absolutely adore this one.

// PHENOMENAL WOMAN. – Mary Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

  • May 29, 2014 - 9:32 am

    Elisha - love this.