Wrapping up my series of family documentary sessions with fellow photographers is an evening shoot with food photographer Elizabeth Nyland‘s family. Of course, they did some baking, since Elizabeth is an awesome chef (and cookbook author). The kids were pretty into it too. Then they played a couple of rounds of Sushi Go and heading outside for some trampolining until the cookies were ready.
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I photographed another fellow photographer’s family this spring, the lovely Jenny Hindley. It was really fun getting to know her better and meet her husband and two kids. This family is pretty busy usually, so this was a rare afternoon at home, but it was an accurate snapshot of the love they all have for each other and the total silliness that results. So much happened in the three hours we spent together, so check it out below.
Back in spring, I enjoyed spending a couple of hours with fellow photographer Maryam‘s family in their home. She takes a lot of photos of her adorable boys, and of course her husband, but it’s nice to be able to give them some photos with all four of them (and their dog too). I took a ton of photos of the boys, as expected, because they’re so cute and lively. This one little family went through so many activities and emotions in just a couple of hours. I’ll let the photos tell you the rest.
A few weeks ago, I spent a couple of hours at home with Sherrice, Jason, and their daughter Siome, and of course Eli the dog. I’d previously met Sherrice while she was shooting a video for her business and I took some behind the scenes photos. It was fun to see her and Eli again and get to know the rest of the family a bit. They packed a lot of activity into our time together including making cookies, playing cards, some cuddling on the bed and couch, trampoline jumping, and even a bit of using electronic devices (admit it, you play with your phone around your family too). Eli is clearly the center of attention most of the time and how could you resist that face? Siome is a pretty cool ten year old who plays the drums and has an awesome room, but she still likes hanging out with her parents (who are pretty cool themselves).
Lynda contacted me because her family was going to be in town to visit her parents, who live on the beach in Oak Bay. I didn’t really know much about it until I showed up, but it turns out that her parents were celebrating their 50th anniversary. I love how grandparents’ anniversaries tend to turn into family reunions full of so much life. They were preparing brunch when I arrived and the kids were running around and play fighting. I tried to get creative and non-intrusive while they ate and then we headed to the beach where the kids filled everyone’s pockets with a ton of stones and shells to take home.