I photographed one of my contest winners, Addam, Carrie, Ethan, and Olivia Bryant, last weekend at Stanley Park. They are an adorable young family of four. We had some fun around Beaver Lake and then we found a nice big area of leaves to play in. The children were incredibly sweet. Hanging out with their five-year old Ethan made my miss my nephews, and I loved Olivia’s little pierced ears. I love little people around Olivia’s age, around 18 months or so, where they’re still new at walking, still have loads of baby fat, and learning how to talk. And I found it so fun that Ethan resembles his dad so much, right down to the hair! Congrats to the Bryants for winning the session and I hope “Pink Gramma” is please with the results as well!
No, we didn’t actually go into the science center today. Hopefully we’ll get the chance soon, maybe when our nephews come to visit. They did have some fun statues and a junkyard xylophone on the grounds that we did play with however. Of course, Stuart had to have a photo with the T-Rex.
I don’t know if this is geeky, but I’ve created a Google Map pinning our locations for our portraits. You know, just in case you wanted a visual representation of where in Vancouver we’re taking our portraits.
Even though I’ve been shooting for years, I’ve never actually taken my own family out for a session. I regret it now because I see how much we have all changed over the years. But the good thing about regret is that now I’ll make sure I fit a session in when I see my family next. My mom liked it so much, she wanted to do another one… two days later. And my dad was great – he was so grossed out when I posed them in the bottom left photo. It was too close for comfort for him, but he liked it after he saw the photograph. My aunt and uncle tagged along and they were such naturals – they could’ve fallen in love yesterday.
Missing my family…
A beautiful day in Vancouver after several days of rain, but the days are certainly getting colder! Well, all the locals seem fine with the temperature. We may need to start finding some indoor locations for our portrait dates. What saved time and warmth this time though was that I got some batteries for my remote control.
We had a fun weekend: brunch at a frirend’s place, Game Night at our place (consisting of friends, Bomberman, Carcassone, Taboo, and Bananagrams), a Home Depot run (you need local insurance to rent the trucks there, which apparently you can get a day’s worth of insurance through ICBC), church, portrait date, and then I had a fun session with a local family today at Stanley Park that I can’t wait to post. Ridiculously cute kids!