This family photo shoot was not only super fun to do, but was special in that it was a mother/daughter session. When Brenda told me she was from out of town (Kamloops
) and was going to come in for a girls weekend with her daughters and wanted to do a photo session I was so touched! As some may know, I lost my mom 10 years ago this past summer so this mother daughter session really touched my heart. I could only have wished to have done something like this with my own mother and to have our time documented, so I was really excited to be able to do this for Brenda and her girls.
They told me they wanted something beachy so I suggested Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver. This is a popular spot as it truly is stunning! We got lucky as it’s often crawling with photographers but on this night we almost had the entire place to ourselves. It was fate 🙂 Lots of fun and smiles were had by all, as you’ll see in the photos.
Here is the interview with mama Brenda:
Q. The three of you live out of the lower mainland, what brought you to town for the weekend?
A. Our fondness for the TV series, Once Upon A Time (naturally, we had to see Steveston, and it did not disappoint), the Richmond Night Market (my best friend in Kitsilano is always raving about night markets), and the PNE/Playland.
Q. What made you think it would be fun to get photos done while here?
A. Sammie’s at an age where weekends away with Mom will be a thing of the past in short order, and life’s busyness often sees me short on quality time with Macy.
Q. Have the three of you ever had photos done before?
A. Our last family photos were a Sears special in 2011.
Q. How did you find me?
A. We were booked at Opus Hotel in Yaletown, so I Googled photographers in the area. Lucky for us, you popped up!
Q. What did you like most about our time time together?
A. We’d actually had a rather unpleasant day to that point – Playland was a bust, and the GPS gave us faulty directions on our way to you – but you were so warm and welcoming it wasn’t long before we began to relax and enjoy our time together.
Q. You ordered prints, which always excites me! Why did you feel it was important to order prints? Where are they now?
A. I figured if I ordered prints I might actually be able to enjoy the pictures on a regular basis. I find most digital pictures in my collection stay on the camera forevermore. One is on my cubicle desk, three are in a collage frame in my livingroom, and one was given to my parents.
Q. What adventures do you have planned next for the three of you?
A. We’re shooting for the next adventure over Spring Break – if we manage to learn how to snowboard, Whistler – if not, West Edmonton Mall!