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Love in the Mountains :: Smithers Engagement Photographer

While I was in Smithers in July, I took the opportunity to meet with a couple getting married in October. I like to meet my brides and grooms prior to their wedding day however sometimes, it’s hard to do so when we live many miles apart. But every once in a while, the stars align and we get a chance to meet. This was such a time.

I met them in their beautiful new home that J lovingly decorated with green accent pieces. A girl after my own heart! Maybe just add a bit of pink and then we’re set =)

Behind their home are some wonderful trails, so we didn’t need to go far for some beautiful vistas of the mountains. Earlier in the day, it had rained so I was thankful we were able to take it outside for a even just a little bit. Their wedding is coming up in October (my favourite season!!) and I am so looking forward to coming back to Smithers for it.

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jim cawsey - Jo shared the fact you had posted these with family. As her father I offer you captured her ‘essence’ and brought a tear or two to my eyes.

I look forward to meeting you in October.

Thank you,

jim

The Jackson Family :: Smithers Family Photographer

I met this growing family at a private farm outside of town – the weather was threatening however we cheated the rain until the very end of our session when the drops began to fall. But before that, we had some good fun wandering around the farm, running through the tall grass and being distracted by the digger at the end of the property. Ashley was 8 months pregnant and she looked really lovely in the white mini-dress styled with boots, a skinny braided belt and a beautiful silver bracelet and earrings. The girl has got some mad style.

Their little guy kept us on our toes and at one point we had created a fun game of dragging him in the grass on a blanket and then slinging him up in it like a hammock. You never know what will happen on a family session! It’s good to keep those little hands busy and the smiles on their faces!

I hope you enjoy the images of this lovely family!

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The Buchanan Family :: Smithers Family Photographer

This was the second time I had photographed this little family, although this time, it was just Ryan, Andrea and their little Olive. They wanted to do the session at their property in Telkwa so I drove out somewhat early in the morning in the crisp mountain air. I did, however, get lost a little bit on the Telkwa backroads but when I got to their place, I was mesmerized. Their rustic log home atop a rocky bluff overlooked a small canyon where a creek went rushing down a rocky bed. It was so peaceful and lovely that no wonder Olive falls asleep so easily outside there. She was having a bit of trouble with her gums so we didn’t manage to get any smiles or laughs from her that day – understandable, working on growing some teeth here! But she did crash out on the shoreline of the creek for a little bit of a sweet nap.

They also have two dogs, one of which I managed to get a number of wonderful frames of with Andrea. It’s an Irish Wolfhound cross and he’s still just a baby – but look at that face. Seriously. And the Siamese cat, Blue. I couldn’t get over all the adorableness. Babies. Puppies. Kitties.

It was kind of hard to leave because the sound of the creek was so lovely and soothing so I stayed for some tea and chats. Andrea and Ryan, you are both so wonderful and thank you for opening your home for our photo session!

Enjoy!

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The Jensen Family :: Smithers Family Photographer

The moment I met the Jensen family and their little guy Carter, I knew we were going to have a lot of fun. Not a shy bone in his body, he got right into it and was ready for a sunny evening of adventures by the creek and in the hay fields. I could not have asked for a more stunning evening and everyone seemed to be enjoying the family time in the sun, even little Kolbie who must be one of the happiest babies on earth. I think the power nap in all that fresh air was the only time I didn’t hear her squeals of delight. Carter broke out some marching band moves towards the end of our time that made us all laugh and I showed him how to play Thumb-a-War with his Dad, which he seemed quite entertained by.

It was such an enormous pleasure to photograph the Jensen family! They are moving from Smithers to the Lower Mainland and I wanted to capture a few images that were somewhat poignant of the sun setting on this chapter and the hope of good, new things to come.

Enjoy and happy Monday!

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jill - So beautiful! Grew up with thoa beautiful mama!

Extended Family Session in Smithers, BC

This was my 5th session with the Cullen family! I really love working with this family – from their vow renewals many years ago, their first baby and now second baby along with the extended family! We met the whole gang in a lovely field overlooking Hudson Bay Mountain (which unfortunately had been dodging me all weekend behind the clouds). We got a number of different family combinations as well as some casual group shots along the road where the kids burned off some energy before heading off for dinner.

A big thank you to Robin, Glen and all the family who came out to spend some time together with me!

Enjoy!

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