Musoke Family Centennial Beach Photos | Tsawwassen, BC | Community Photography South Delta

A few years back, Jess (the beautiful momma in these photos) reached out to me and asked if I would be interested to take her family photos. She had seen some photos I had posted on my Instagram account. . I, of course, said yes to take her family photos, for free, as I had never done a family shoot before. We met up at Ladner Harbour Park and spent an hour taking photos, chasing around her 1.5 year old as she cuddled her newborn baby. When I got in my car after the shoot, I felt exhilarated and something sparked in me that taking photos of families was something I wanted to do more of.

Three years later, I met up with the Musoke family at Centennial Beach for this family photo session. This would be my fourth time photographing their beautiful family. Since my first shoot with them, I’ve upgraded my camera, taken what it seems like a million courses and tutorials, practiced and worked hard to make my work consistent. Even though I’ve photographed many families and newborns in the past 3 years, I still feel the same exhilaration that I did the first time I photographed this family.

To the Musoke family, I know I have said it before, and I will say it again, THANK YOU! Jess, thanks for seeing something in my photos that I did not see. I love spending time with your family and watching your kids grow year to year and being able to document this for you. I remember you telling me once that you and Ronnie decided you never wanted to live a boring life, and from looking at these photos I think you all make the most of every moment.

Tsawwassen Family Photo Session | Community Photography South Delta | Family Photographer

Last year, the Berglund family moved to BC. You would have never known this as you could tell they had a deep love for the beach, nature and the mountains. The perfect mix of a west coast family.

When I met the Berglund family at Centennial Beach, they were all very easy to talk to, good energy and very lovely to spend time with. We took some beautiful photos on a lovely evening. Everywhere we went that evening, the sun seemed to be following, making for beautiful backlighting. You could tell nine year old Kiera loved spending this quality time with her parents at the beach.

My favourite part of a family photo session, is when I give kids time to be themselves and show me a little of who they are. Kiera, totally just shone during this moment. As the sunset in Boundary Bay, she was doing cartwheels under a pastel sky with the mountains and city scape in the background.

To the Berlund family, thanks for spending the evening with me at Centennial Beach. Evenings like this, really make me love my job! Your family is a pleasure to spend time with, I hope you guys are loving BC and everything it has to offer :)

Diefenbaker Park Family Photos | Tsawwassen Family Photographer | Community Photography South Delta

From the moment I met the Malinek family in 2017 for a family photo session, I knew they were a special family. They are all kind and sweet and you can tell they all enjoy each other immensely. Fast forward a year and I was lucky enough to take their photos again.

When I arrived at Diefenbaker for their photo shoot, the first thing I noticed was Mom Ashili’s stunning red dress. I knew, at some point in the photoshoot, she would need to be twirling.

On every family photoshoot, I bring a white blanket for the families to cuddle on. I came to own the blanket after I noticed it at my moms house. The blanket is a unique white quilt and a perfect rectangle for families to sit on. The patch work is well made, it has served me well for the past couple years. My mom, who is an avid thrift store shopper, came across it a few years back at the Delta Hospice in Tsawwassen.

I pulled the white blanket out for the Malinek family to sit on during their family photoshoot. Ashli took one look at the blanket and noticed SHE was the one who made it! Ten years ago, she hand made that exact blanket, her initials were even hand sewn in the corner. Such a small world! She had given it to thrift years back. And here she was, with her family sitting on it.

To the Malinek family, thank you for spending the evening with me at Diefenbaker. You guys are always a pleasure to take photos for. I love seeing from year to year the way your boys grow into lovely little men. Ashli, thank you for making and passing along your beautiful blanket!

Tsawwassen Family Photos | Community Photography South Delta | Fung Family Photos

The Fung family has always made it a priority to have annual family photos done. I believe it’s SO important to document this time in our kids lives. Especially as parents, we take tons of photos of our kids, it’s really nice to be in them from time to time! I was so happy this year when they choose me to capture these moments for them!

It was a perfect winter evening at Centennial Beach (before the snow!) with no breeze and light cloud cover to make a pastel sunset. Within minutes of the shoot, the whole family embraced being at the beach and took their shoes off! Yes! This is the reason we live on the West Coast, for evenings like this.

The energy was nice, calm and relaxed. Easy, beautiful smiles all around and you could tell how much 7 year old Jacob loved this time with his parents.

One of my favourite parts of my photo shoot is taking candid photos of the kids. This is the moment I tell them ‘you be you’. I love seeing what they come up with! Jacob, immediately took to jumping off the logs and practicing is kung fu moves. So. Much. Fun!

To the Fung family, thank you again for allowing me to capture your annual family photos. I had such a lovely evening with you guys, I really hope we can do it again next year!

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!