Spring is here and that means spring mini sessions! The blossoms are out in full force. I’ve pulled out my box of summer dresses. I’ve got a fridge full of film and I’m not afraid to use it.[Read more…] about Spring Mini Sessions Are Here
Queer friendship is such a priceless thing, and I am so grateful for these two (plus recent pup addition, Frankie) for being in my life. All three of them are precious creatures, and we had the best time photographing their little queer fam at the beach.[Read more…] about Queer Fam at the Beach
I’m obviously pretty behind in getting this session with Flora and her family at the beach posted, but I love these photos and I’m very much looking forward to beach photo season, so I’m taking a better-late-than-never approach here.[Read more…] about Flora & Family at the Beach | Van Isle Family Photographer
I was gifted a new old camera recently, and as I’ve often found with new old cameras, the prospect of shooting a test roll has brought with it a sense of freedom and a desire to document the people around me at this moment.[Read more…] about Take More Photos of Your People
This little family of four joined me for a mini session a few weeks ago, and they were just hilarious.[Read more…] about Angie, Terralee & family
This sweet little session was baby Cameron’s first ever photo shoot! In the chaos of the newborn stage photos fell to the wayside, so it was high time for the trio to commit this first chapter of family life to film.
Watching babies respond to their parents is so interesting. His little face is so expressive, eyebrows going a mile a minute trying to take things in and figure it out. But after a few shutter clicks everybody exhales and relaxes a little, and the wee babe can focus on mom and dad, who are so clearly smitten with him, and a circle of family love and connection emerges.
A little afternoon sunlight, a little grain, and those bright baby blues, and I’d say Cameron’s first official photos were a great success.
Please forgive the slight overload of photos here, I’m just so thrilled with this shoot! These adorable, wonderful folks are my extended family, and this in-home family session was my Christmas present to them. I joined them for a classic Mennonite lunch of farmer sausage (insert usual joke about pacifists who eat farmers) and cottage cheese perogies, then we made a gingerbread house, cuddled the cat and headed out into the mountain air.
This is also my first time pushing film (shooting it at an iso higher than the film is actually rated, and adding a stop of exposure in development) and I must say I am smitten with the effect. Clean, bright colours, beautiful contrast, lots of detail—can’t get enough.
My partner’s birthday was a few weeks ago, and to celebrate we had a wee backyard barbecue with friends and neighbours. I brought out my Yashica T2 loaded with Portra 800 to catch a few sweet summer moments.