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{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.


{vancouver photographer}mini family session at a bakery

These are things I love: coffee, pastries, warm indoor light, pretty outfits, and photographing families. (In no particular order.) So having the opportunity to do a rainy day family session at Pure Bread downtown was kind of amazing, since it combined all of these spectacular things, and also meant I didn't need to be outside in the pouring rain.

I've photographed Amy & her family many times, and each time I'm amazed by the lovely outfits she coordinates. SO MUCH FUN to photograph! Plus, they are the sweetest, most considerate clients.

On another note, this was my very last winter mini session, but I will be offering mini sessions again in the spring, starting in March! Please contact me for pricing details if you're interested in booking a mini session :)

{vancouver photographer} Elle et Lui

This is the story of how ze internets make crazy things happen.  (You have to say it like that. 'Ze Internets.'  Using a heavy, unidentifiable foreign accent is a bonus.)  

One early spring day, I took a photo of two friends who were crazy in love, as she jumped into his arms on the cobbled streets of Gastown. I sent it to them and I put it on my blog.  And that, I thought, was that.

Suddenly, it exploded and was reblogged thousands and thousands of times.  It was a little exciting, but mostly just an amusing social experiment, and occasionally I would do a reverse image search to see where the photo had ended up.   (A few examples: a dating website and a Huffington Post article about the power of hugging.  Not to mention numerous tumblr blogs devoted to teenage love, longing and despair, in equal quantities.)  

A year ago, I was asked to use it for the cover of a self-published e-book.  Then, a  few months ago, another author emailed me asking if he could put my photo on his book cover. Since I am clearly not up-to-date on French novelists, I googled his name.  Turns out Marc Levy is the most-read French author in the world.  GULP. And Steven Spielberg made a movie of one of his books. GULLLLP.  So I said yes.

This week, I received copies of the book and saw the cover in real life!  I can hold it in my hands.  My name is there in tiny print and everything.  And if you search under the #marclevy hashtag on instagram, you will see numerous photos of the book lying next to cups of coffee or delicate china plates holding muffins lightly spread with butter.  (You know how it is.  On instagram, you can't simply post a photo of the book you're reading.  There must be food involved.  And latte art, if at all possible.  These are the rules.)

So that was it.  The crazy story of ze internets.  And here is the photo, and here is the book cover.

whonnock lake maternity photographer//a day at the lake

We spent this summer evening at Whonnock Lake in Maple Ridge & the light was beautiful.  Plus, this family (who is now +1 more beautiful little girl!) is just gorgeous!