Centennial Beach Family Photo Session | Tsawwassen | Community Photography

It was a perfect winter day for a Centennial Beach photo session. It was cool, but not cold. No wind. A perfect sunset. I connected with Mom Katie through Instagram and was so happy how excited she was for her photo session. I always ask families to fill out questionnaires before the photo session so I can get to know them a little better. Katie, a couple times mentioned how her two boys were her world. By the end of the session, I could see they were her world and she was theirs.

The boys were busy. Which I LOVE. The energy was positive and fun which makes for the best candid photos. Right off the bat to our Centennial Beach photo session both of the boys had sticks in hand that would be with us for the rest of the shoot. Mom Katie, was relaxed and enjoyed the moment. We played, laughed and went with the flow of two boys. What I loved seeing the most was the boys always resorted back to Mom for a cuddle. Every time one of her boys came to her, she took time to enjoy the snuggle, never rushing a moment.

Katie, thank you for letting me capture you and your boys. It was such a pleasure to spend the afternoon with you guys :) Here are a few of my many favourites!

5 Tips for your Spring Photoshoot

Hurray spring is FINALLY here! Spring in Delta is an amazing time to have your family photos done. The winter haze has lifted, the weather is getting better and the flowers are coming out. 

These 'tips and tricks' will help you prepare for your photo shoot. Tips from what to wear to how to prepare so your only job on photoshoot day is to be yourself, laugh a lot and let me capture photo's you will love forever. 

 

1.) Choosing a Time & Date

I love to begin all sessions 1-2 hours before the sunset during "the golden hour", when the light is the dreamiest. You can use an online- sunset calculator to determine the time of your scheduled sunset for the date and location you'd like to do your session. If you have younger kids you may consider early spring when the sun sets at an earlier time.

 

2.) Dress Up!

When it comes to wardrobe there is no such thing as being to dressed up. Ladies, always say yes to the dress! And men, closed toed shoes and fitted pants (no shorts!) photograph great.

Also, don't be afraid to have some fun! Have you ever wanted to rock a flower crown? Spring is the time! 

First Birthday Photos in Ladner

 

3.) Choosing Clothes

Springtime is perfect for softer, lighter tones and more neutral shades. Soft shades of pink and blues to compliment creams, whites, browns and grey. The soft colour palette fits beautifully into almost all natural outdoor environments.

Beach Grove Family Photo Session

 

5.) Location

This one is up to you! I use natural light so my first choice is outdoors in wide open natural spaces. Feel free to think outside the box! I encourage you to brainstorm unique locations or somewhere you may have special access to. In spring you may consider a farm, a field of flowers or somewhere with an incredible view. Take a few minutes thinking and you may be surprised with where you come up with!

Boundary Bay Maternity Photo Session

 

6.) Styling

If you would like to make your photos more unique and tell a bit of a story? Bring a little something extra! For spring think fresh flowers, a pretty blanket or picnic. You can incorporate larger items like a vintage bike or simple objects like a hat.

 

Ladner Portrait Session