& this was 2017 {vancouver lifestyle photographer}

My 2017 was filled with photographing beautiful people & beautiful newborns. And then at the end of the year came a beautiful newborn of our own, and oh how we love him. Matthias calls baby Jamie "our precious little baby" and tells him "you don't need to be worried, because I protect you." (He also jumps on top of him, pinches him, and screams in his ear, but I'm trying to remember the good stuff.)

And this has basically been our life ever since:

Vancouver family photographer

I didn't know how heart-swelling it would be to see your oldest baby loving your youngest baby, and to see the adoration in the littlest one's eyes as he stares at his big brother. It's just the best thing. I've had so much fun taking the last few months off and having the opportunity to photograph our family a little bit more.

But I didn't want to leave 2017 completely behind, without sharing some of my favourite images from the year. I felt tired and pregnant for so much of it, but looking back at these images made me smile and remember all the loveliness I photographed. And here is some of it.

vancouver in-home newborn session {vancouver lifestyle photographer}

Little Manu was born just a week and a half before our Jamie. She is so beautiful & so is the love that surrounds her & spending a Saturday morning with these three in their cozy Vancouver home was just the very happiest. 

woodland adventures {vancouver children's brand photographer}

I had such a lovely time running down forest pathways with these beautiful children in beautiful clothing designed by Teryn Francoeur. (She is no longer selling these items, because I waited a little too long to blog this session from last spring, but I love them so much that I decided to put up a few of the images anyways.) Because flower crowns. And woodland adventures.

 

 

{vancouver family photographer} our everyday moments

My goal this year has been to capture more real moments and to care less about perfection. It's definitely been a learning curve. (Jorge says this tweet he came across perfectly describes me: *wife runs back into house which is on fire* Me: "What are you doing?" Wife: "I just want to straighten up a little before the firemen get here.") But I've been trying. At least some of the time. I really have.

And so, while one little sick 3-month old naps and the other 3-year old zooms fire trucks around our family room in his pajamas, I decided to drink my cold coffee and put together some photos that summarize our 2018 so far.