Saying goodbye {North Vancouver Family Photographer}

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 😉 🙂

 

North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer
North Vancouver Family Photographer

 

 

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Lauren - This session is so great! The documentary style of the photography is PERFECTION. This beautiful family will treasure these photos, you knocked it out of the ballpark! (or Friday Night Market) 😉 I love every shot, every detail, every meaningful glance, every sweet red curl of hair. <3

Jennifer Rittenberry - I love that you met for their Friday Night Market run to document the fun they would have on these outings, especially the ice cream cones! Little sister’s firy ringlets are to die for, too. You did a wonderful job showing us the connection between this family and the love they have for one another just hanging out. I’m happy to have been able to peek in on this little slice of North Vancouver!

Jenny Storment - Such an unique family portrait session. I love how you captured just simple moments between the girls and their parents. I really love these lifestyle sessions where it’s more of telling a story. Great job!

Michelle Morgan - North Vancouver looks like a fun place for a family photography session.Mom and dad are spoiling their kids the right way. I love the lifestyle session you did capturing them on a normal outing.

Ashley - I love that they wanted to document their last days as a North Shore family at Shipbuilder’s Square! Lifestyle sessions are always my favorite. I love all of the giggles and silly moments you captured! I’m sure the family will always adore these images. Awesome job, Beth!

Deanna - The gorgeous red hair and deep blue eyes are so mesmerizing! I think their choice to have their farewell session at the Friday Night Market in North Vancouver was perfect! Your description of them made me a bit teary eyed because as a mother, I know I would want to capture each of these memories for my own daughter. Thankfully they have you because I am sure this is not goodbye.

Christine D - What a beautiful way to celebrate a move and a new beginning…by documenting the old before going. This is a beautiful session, and it will give this family great memories of their time in North Vancouver!

Samantha - What a beautiful way to creative capture this family’s portrait session. I love the picture of everyone getting ice cream with you from behind. It really captures how sweet every moment is with your little ones, even when it is the simple moments like sharing a scoop together. What a gorgeous North Vancouver session 🙂

Beth Crossman - You’re such a softie, Lori!!

Beth Crossman - That’s so sweet, thank you, Alysse!!

Alysse - What a thoughtful blog post! I know what it is like to have a client you have a lot of respect and fond memories with! I love this creative idea of just living life with them and capturing the details! They will truly cherish these images forever! Wish I loved closer to North Vancouver, I would love of for you to photograph my family!

Ashley - This is an awesome way to record memories of an area before leaving! This lifestyle session really shows off this cool area of North Vancouver. The images of the little girls from their level are my favorites. These photos will help remind them of how happy their time in North Vancouver was!

Corey - These are so special! Love that they chose to document their last days in North Vancouver in their family portrait session. So perfect!

Robin - so good beth!! love this session!

Jon Fleming - awesome session!

Alysse - Lovely family portraits! North Vancouver is lucky to have you!

Lori G - Captured the love beautifully! The little one (with those sweet little neck ringlets!) gazing down at her mom with that smile made me tear up…and I don’t even know them!

Stephanie - Absolutely caught this gorgeous family in a natural way, love these shots Beth! Thanks for sharing!

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