This is a bittersweet post. A few months ago, I was contacted by one of my favourite clients. I’ve done a couple of sessions for her, both of which stood out in my mind as being a bit more meaningful than my average work. The first was a newborn session with a focus on including both of the children instead of having the spotlight just on baby (click here to see their “Sister Shoot”), and another in which I was asked to capture her mom, a seamstress, completing the final hand-stitching on her sister’s wedding dress. This time, she contacted me with the news that her family was going to be moving off the North Shore. She hoped to do a session to capture this phase in their lives, and asked if we could do it at a quintessential North Vancouver location, the Pier and Shipbuilders Square. After some back and forth on dates, she threw out a fabulous idea: that I join them the very next night for their final Friday Night Market before moving. I was in, and we were both excited. The forecast threatening rain wouldn’t stop us, we were going to make this happen, and we did!
My main goal at every family session is to catch the love and the little milestones for the family to look back on (a 4 year old sister who’s grown up enough to share her ice cream cone, but still loves twirling and piggy back rides from Dad; a 1 year old who’s surprised that ice cream is cold, and still needs Mom’s hands going down wet stairs). This time, I also did my best to capture the setting and story. I have to say, I’m really happy with how the session turned out! It was another meaningful one, and hopefully not my last with them… after all, they aren’t going THAT far away 😉 🙂