Month: May 2012

Kelly, Mike, Jack & Kate – Kelowna Lifestyle Photographer

I love this family!! I do a lifestyle shoot with them every year and always look forward to it!! Kelly and Mike are some of the most caring, awesome parents I’ve ever met and it’s totally reflected in their kids, Jack and Kate. Those kids just glow with vivacious spirit. You can tell they really know they are loved. : )

Click here to check out their session with me last year!

Anatomy of a family portrait. I LOVE all the shots that lead to the one of everyone looking at the camera with natural smiles. So fun.

 

Lyndsay, Adam & Bella – Kelowna

When Lyndsay London contacted me saying she and her husband Adam were coming to Kelowna with their new pet, a golden retriever puppy, and wanted to do a photo session, I jumped on board! A shoot with a photographer I love AND a golden retriever puppy? Heck yes!

Lyndsay and Adam are such a fun couple and a total blast to shoot. Bella was the most adorable puppy ever and Lyndsay and Adam were very accommodating with my need to cuddle her every 5 minutes. ; ) Golden retriever puppies are one of my biggest soft spots on the planet.

Thanks for the great session guys and congrats on your insanely cute new addition to your family!

 

I wanted to take a few single shots of Lyndsay to give her the full treatment since she is usually the one behind the camera!Outtake. It cracked me up when, after taking a few photos of Lyndsay, I told Adam to “jump in,” and he jokingly leaped in, exclaiming, “Literally!?”

Cordova, Alaska

I recently went to Cordova, Alaska for a few nights to photograph a wedding of an awesome local couple, Vivian and Jared. I went by myself and it was such a fun little adventure! It was really great exploring Cordova, a town of 2400. It rained most of the time but that didn’t take away from its charm at all. The town had a lot of character. Vivian loaned me her car and it was entertaining listening to the radio. I had a lot of laugh-out-loud moments while alone in the car, especially at the public service announcement reminding Cordovians to “Lock your car and take your keys!” I also loved the incredibly random song selection – pop one song, country the next, then rock, then an oldies song…. pretty great. : D Cordova had a lot of character and interesting nooks. There was also a shorebirds festival going on while I was there. Shorebirds are small birds that fly in large groups and in perfect synchronicity. Really beautiful to watch. I had planned to get some photos of them the day after Vivian and Jared’s wedding but there was a very windy rainstorm all day and I wasn’t able to.

 

Many roofs in Cordova got crushed by the “Snowpocalypse” they had this winter. I love that cool boat on the right!The three shots below are of the super neat boathouse I got to stay at. It had so much character – I loved it! Thanks to my lovely hosts Neil and Anne!The neighbour’s dog liked to accompany me on walks.Vivian’s friend, and Cordova photographer, Chelsea Haisman (below, with her daughter Isla) was so sweet and gave me a tour around Cordova.Thanks for taking these few pics below of me Chelsea! Despite being a photographer, I still never know what to do in front of the camera. haha.I “otterly “love this li’l guy. This old cannery was so beautiful.My last morning in Cordova, a few hours before my flight home, Vivian called me and said, “The weather is finally good enough for a plane ride! Wanna go?” I happily accepted with a, “Heck yes!”The airplane Jared flew us in was a Cessna 185 that seated four people. Jared piloted the plane, Vivian flew shotgun and their friend Pete and I rode in the back. The plane belonged to Jared’s best man, Brad, who had just finished restoring it this winter.First, we flew out over the town and Orca Inlet. Well hello there, Mr. Bear.Vivian’s friend, Pete, and I. I think Vivian took this photo right after Jared did the “roller coaster” and we were all giddy! It was so cool experiencing being almost weightless for a few seconds as Jared dove down with the plane. Right after, I was giggling like a school girl and squealing, “Again, again!” Vivian set a lens cap on the dashboard one of the times we did it and it floated up as the plane dove down. So cool. Sheridan Glacier. I didn’t even know we were going to see a glacier until we were flying over it! Amazing!Pete snapped this shot of Jared, myself and Vivian. We started the plane ride at a smaller landing strip in a different part of town and they dropped me off in their plane at the main airport for my flight home. That’s how I roll. Haha.

Here are a few instagram pics I took of my trip with my iPhone as well: