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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Smiles that beat the cold!

Stephanie & James were in last year to get portraits done with her parents, and this year they came in to get portraits done with James' parents. It was great to photographer them again!

The portrait was taken out at Kitty Coleman and when Jerry came back into the studio he said that it was a very cold session (it was done the beginning of March) but that the cold didn't dampen their spirits or cause them to stop smiling!

Here is one of the images from the session - I love that when you look at it, you can sense that they are having fun!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Mother's Treasure is her Daugter

This is one of our 2009 Mother/Daughter shoots, and it is fabulous! The 2 girls wanted to do something for their mom, and this was the perfect thing!! The shoot was down at Airforce beach, and it was a windy day, but the wind didn't cause them to skip a beat. Jerry came back into the studio just beaming and very excited to show off the images from the session!

The 3 lovely ladies were just in last night, choosing which images to order! There were so many favorites! This is one of the favorites from the session!

There is still room for the Mother/Daughter Tribute, so if you or someone you know is interested in participated, give us a call today!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A portrait speaks a thousand words.

As I sit down to write about this image, I am lost for words. The image really speaks for itself. They are relaxed, comfortable, and definitely enjoying their time together, what family portraits should be about.

The portrait was taken at Kin Beach, which is an awesome location! I love the background, and the little red house peeking through on the left.

Friday, April 24, 2009


Graduation is a very special time in life. It is a moment in time that we look forward to from a young age. Graduation is a moment from when you move from childhood to adulthood, and the world is open to all we desire. It is also a scary moment, when we enter the land of unknows and often no longer knowing exactly what we will do, but know we will one day find out. It is a time that is full of bitter-sweet moments.

It is very important to capture these moments as they too quickly come and go. Here we have one of our grads form 2008, and she is stunning! The portrait session was done at Filberg Lodge in Comox, and it was the perfect venue.

Here is a quote that I heard when I graduated - "I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known."

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Happy 90th Birthday!!

This portrait was scheduled around Daphne's 90th birthday, when her family came for the weekend to celebrate! It was a fun session from the moment they walked into the studio! They all have good humour, and the session was full of laughter. You could really see the connection between the family.

Below we have an itty-bitty, which are custom created to go with images from your session. When you look at the family image you can see in her face, how proud she is to have her sons, daughter-in-laws, grandchildren and great-granson here with her. My favorite though, is the one of Daphne laughing!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Time at the beach.

The Whites came in for their family portrait before their oldest was leaving for college, last summer. We always tell our client of the importance of doing family portraits of the family before it starts changing, you'll always value the image of the core family before it changes. The other thing is that in years to come, as children go their own ways, making it work for everyone is always harder, so this is something that they will value in years to come.

So enough talking.... here is a beautiful image from their session! They all look so relaxed, especially Dutchess, their beautiful dog.

We always encourage people who have dogs to include them in the portrait, they are definitely a part of your family and your life, so its important to have them in the portrait that is going to hang on your walls for years to come!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Family fun x 12!!

This family portrait is multi-generational, and it's wonderful! Everyone looks like they are enjoying themselves, and you can see the relationships they share!
Getting multi-generational portraits done is a great thing to do, as you can capture a moment in time with everyone in your family. They are something that becomes even more important in years to come, as the family changes, and you are able to look back and remember these times together!!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Everything is perfect from her head to her toes!

When Abygail came through the door, she didn't fail to impress. This little beauty gave us wonderful smiles, sweet baby noises and lots to 'ooh' and 'aah' at! She was just under 2 months here, and already had so much personality.

The image is incredible - it really captures the bond between a baby and their parents! She has locked eyes with daddy, and you can tell mom just loves to admire her little girl.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Family time at the beach

This family came in last year to have their 2 beautiful girls photographed for the kids book "Kids of the North Island - A portrait of a generation" and it was then that we learned they had been wanting to have family portraits done too. They had a lovely session down at Kye Bay and Jerry came back into the studio with so many amazing images from it. This is one of the images that I just love, it really shows the strong bond that they share.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

10 little fingers and 10 little toes!!

I would like to introduce you to this precious little guy! He came in for his 1st baby plan session, and did not fail to impress. He was full of smiles, giggles and sweet baby coos. There were so many images to choose from, so I thought the best way to share them would be in this awesome storyboard panel that was created.

Storyboards are a great way to show multiple images from your session in one place and really do tell a story of the session! You'll get to see more of this little guy over the next year as he is part of our "baby plan" which he'll be in for a 3, 7 & 12 month session to capture his cuteness! At the end they'll leave with a baby panel which will have one image from each session, showing the changes over his 1st year.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Family Time

This multi-generational family portrait has so many wonderful things about it, first this image represents 3 generations, next the session was in the families yard, and that blue car - has attended most grad's and wedding's for the family.

It is so neat to see families who still all get together and get portraits done together. Family is always changing and growing, so it's wonderful to see this image with all of them together.

The next image is one of the smaller groupings, and is a beautiful portrait, everyone looks comfortable and you can tell they really enjoy eachother! We just had this one up at the homeshow, and everyone loved the little dog (which is one thing that we always encourage, if you have a family pet, bring them along!)