I have known Sharon and Mike for many years and am always impressed by how happy they are. Sharon wanted capture their lives together now, as they are, after 30+ years of marriage, their three kids now married with kids of their own. And they still very much in love with each other. I think more couples should do this, have their portraits taken together without the kids. I should do this with my husband, though we still have a few years to go before there are no kids at home. Mike and Sharon are an amazing couple and an inspiration to me. We had a lovely morning in Beacon Hill Park for their session this past summer.
I love photographing families. Especially this family. Both times I’ve worked with them have been wonderfully uplifting. Bright, happy, confident and outgoing are just a few adjectives I could use to describe them all, the children in particular. Greg and Sue wanted to commemorate the start of Kindergarten for Amy, like they did with Elliot 2 years ago. We met at Goldstream Park for their family portrait session this past September.
Mary Jo and Steve met online. He sent her a message that he wanted to meet. Then he sent another. This time, she said yes. He took her to a musical theatre and they got along great. It took another 18 months for them both to realize they were the perfect match for each other. Now, she can’t imagine life without him. They had been engaged a long time before deciding to tie the knot. Once they made the decision, they didn’t tell anyone, not even their children (they have 4 between them). They chose to elope in Victoria from their home in Texas. The couple had fallen love with the Pacific Northwest on a trip to Whistler and hope to relocate in the area one day. While researching their options for their elopement, they came across the perfect place. A Craigdarroch Castle wedding was just what they were looking for.
We met at Spinnaker’s Guest house, where they were staying the night, before the wedding, . We took some portraits along the Songhees waterfront and made sure to include some views of the ocean.