I don't normally share baby or maternity portraits here on my blog but these ones are just too special not to share a few here. These portraits were taken in the sage green hills near Kelowna, British Columbia and by Lake Okangagan in this summer.
In cooler weather a little while ago, I walked around our neighborhood with Mike & Stephanie to do some portraits with them. They both took time between work transitions late last year to travel for several weeks through Europe and the croissants of Paris stole their hearts, so of course I needed to show them where they could find a little taste of France in Vancouver by ending our session at Le Marche St. George.
We are just at that turning of the seasons where you can imagine camping and adventuring through the months of summer. I photographed Erin and Brian's camping get away and engagement along the BC coast recently and can't wait to share the full story soon.
This image is from a portrait session with Mike and Stephanie — more to share with them soon. In the meantime, have a happy long weekend. Hope you enjoy some of your favorite things in the next few days. One of my favorite things is stopping for a latte bowl at Le Marche St George, I might find myself there again this Victoria Day long weekend...
When spring finally arrives in Vancouver we get several weeks of incredible blossoms on trees around the city — each week opening up a new set of colours against the sky. Catherine and Stefan are getting married late this summer so doing their engagement photos in April gave us a different backdrop than we'll have by August. We choose locations that combined his work in architecture with her love of flowers (and how can you resist those pink camellia blooms and geometric public art?). It is a gift to photograph people in love, especially when they have a beautiful ease and joy with one another. Looking forward to their Van Deusen gardens wedding in a few months!