Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Christine & Andrew | Granville Island Engagement Session

Christine and Andrew have a long distance relationship so I was so glad that when he was visiting last week, the weather was perfect.   Andrew and Christine met last year and look where they are now...wedding planning!  They have a deep commitment and their `I love you's' are plenty.  I don't have a natural tendency to hug, but I've hugged Christine each time I've seen her, they are both just so friendly.

 I'm so happy that they have found one another as you just never know where you might find your partner!  For Gary and I, we met when we started teaching the same year.  For them, they met the first month they went into online dating (I think it was actually Christine's first day trying it out!). 

We are looking forward to their June wedding which will be filled with smiles and `I love you's'.  I'm also loving that Christine is so detail orientated and prepared...you should have seen her changing from one outfit to the next.  She was uber prepared with leggings and tank top underneath to get changed anywhere.  Just a tip to any future brides:)  Happy wedding planning you two!

Love, Louise and Gary

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The W Family | Deer Lake Mini Session

I had a mini session giveaway in December and the winner was....Laura!  Gary and I photographed Laura and David's wedding a few years ago and I always love catching up with them and their family.   They decided to use their session as a chance to get family photos which I think is a great idea.   What parents doesn't want family photos?  I know as a mother and daughter myself, I love family photos:) Also, I think it's important to celebrate family and just take the time to get some good photos with those that you love.  

 We met at Deer Lake Park and it was very foggy but that is so easy to  work with!  Here are a few photos of their family.  I have actually taught Laura, her husband David, and siblings Karen and Mark.  So fun to see them all grown up, and as usual, making me feel old.   So great to see you all again!

Love, Louise

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Deer Lake Park in January| Mini Session

I hope you all had a wonderful end to 2013!  We truly enjoyed two weeks off as a family.  Gary is a teacher and he is currently coaching senior boys basketball as well so this two week break over Christmas was much anticipated and appreciated!   Just a friendly reminder that I am booking for 2014 now and I only accept one session per week so if you are interested in a family session, please book sooner than later :) 

This year started off with a mini session at Deer Lake Park which is such a great location as there are many undercover and architectural areas as well as a beautiful lake if you would prefer nature.  Armaan was all over the photos and would've kept going, he loved it!  His little sister Diya was not so sure about me.  Being 13 months old can be tough with teething and lack of sleep.  Believe me, I know!

Here are some photos from our mini session together.  Enjoy!
It was so great to meet your family and I look forward to our next session!

Love, Louise

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Koen Turns 5

Our middle child, Koen, turned five this past week!  I like to take pictures of my kids around their birthdays but often it's tricky for a January birthday.  Fortunately this weekend was sunny so I took Koen to a nearby field and got just a few to capture his personality. 

He is energetic and enthusiastic.  He has such a hard time sitting still as he is a very physical boy.  He loves to cuddle and run and wrestle.   He also loves to bug his brother and sister.  He seems quite gifted in this area :)

He is thoughtful and creative and plays so well on his own.  He is friendly and outgoing and can also play well with almost anyone.  

He is an amazing eater of everything except avocado.  His favourite thing to eat are mangoes.

We are so thankful for each of our kids and they each add a unique dimension to our family.  I would say that Koen adds to the fun, laughter, and playfulness in our family.  Such blessings, all of them. 

Happy 5th Birthday, Koen (or as Kai calls you `K-O-E-N' or  Nya calls you `Oooooh-eeee!)!