Monday, October 27, 2014

Saverio & Michelle | Campbell Valley Engagement Session

I'm so thankful for sweet couples to work with!!!  Michelle & Saverio have been together for 4.5 years and will be getting married next September.  They brought their puppy, Gino, along for photos and he was awesome!  We actually met Michelle and Saverio at Nicole and Donato's wedding earlier this year as they are siblings (Saverio and Donato).  Nicole even took care of Gino while we took these engagement photos!  

Michelle and Saverio, we look forward to your wedding day in 2015.  Thank you for choosing us to capture your day, we are happy to be a part of it!  

Love, Louise & Gary

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fall Family Photos | Tynehead Park Surrey

I loved this session.  The leaves, the weather, the CUTE kids who rarely stop smiling, and the AMAZING costumes that super mom made (seriously, wait until you see them!).  I first photographed Cam & Karen when Kirra turned two.  It was one of my favourites at the time and you can see it here.   

You know how the say to end on a high note?  Well, this was the last family session for me for a while.  I'm not sure what our 2015 is going to look like so we're just accepting a few weddings a year at this point.  I could possibly have spring/summer/fall mini session dates (and if I did, I think the fall one would be PERFECT here at Tynehead Park!).    It was so great to finish with such a lovely, beautiful, and kind family in such a gorgeous setting.  So bittersweet for me.

Thank you to all of the families over the last SEVEN years who have asked us to capture their family photos.  We are so thankful and grateful and appreciative.  You have trusted me.  You have given me the opportunity to stay home with my children a whole lot more.  You have helped to provide an income when I was unable to teach due to my autoimmune disease (now in remission, phew!).  Thank you.

Okay, are you ready for a really, super cute session?!!  Enjoy :)
Thank you Cam, Karen, Kirra and Tyler for having me capture your awesomeness one more time.  I loved it!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Chapman Family Photos | Abbotsford

Gary and I are blessed with some solid extended families.  Beautiful people, inside and out.  Once every year or two, my mother in law requests family photos.  I know how much I appreciate having our own family photos to put up in our home, so I understand.   It's always a little chaotic doing these photos and I feel that they lack creativity (oh the joys of a tripod and remote trigger) but I still want to share them because these people are important to us.

Also, I just wanted to let you know that the Abbostford Exhibition Park has some great backgrounds to use.  I think I would definitely use the blue wall and tunnel again!
Although my kids are so much younger, the older cousins are so inclusive and Gary and I appreciate it so much!  Yay for family.


Monday, October 6, 2014

Davis | Fall Family Photos

It was a foggy fall morning at Redwood Park when I met up with Mike, Leslie and 18 month old Davis. I met Mike during my first year at U.B.C., half my lifetime ago, so it was so great to catch up and meet his family.  We spent most of the time chasing Davis around and I think there are some great family photos in here.  I LOVE this age...they're just little explorers and I find them hilarious.  

Run, Davis, Run!
Great to see you Mike & Leslie.