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The Hamilton's V

I'm always honored and excited to photograph the Hamilton's. This was the fifth time and I can't believe how big the boys are getting!

They're always a bundle of laughs and such troopers when I ask them to pose in graffitied tunnels and abandoned dilapidated houses, not to mention scramble around in reed fields.

We shot this on a sunny Easter weekend in Oakville, Ontario. It wouldn't be a Hamilton shoot without some awesome props, right? Check out the seriously adorable Easter eggs made by the family! We also brought along a giant chocolate soccer ball which the boys discovered during the shoot....

Thanks for the always GOOD TIMES, love you guys xoxo



Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge

I used to be terrified of heights, but have been overcoming my fear with rollercoasters, rock-climbing and now, traipsing over the Capilano Suspension Bridge in British Columbia (also the longest and highest suspension bridge in the world)!

It was a lot sturdier than I thought, and our little introductory tour of the site helped...especially knowing that it's no longer made out of hemp rope and cedar planks!

The Capilano (First Nations name Kia'palano, meaning "beautiful river") bridge crosses over the Capilano River, 70 metres (230 ft) above and 140 metres (460 ft) across, and has since been rebuilt with steel cables anchored into 114 tons of concrete. They say it can carry 1333 people. 

But it still sways. Very much, so.

(Too bad Instagram video didn't exist a couple of weeks ago, that would have been perfect!)

The new edition to the other end of the bridge is the Treetop Adventure, various smaller suspension bridges created in 2004 that allow you to trek through the trees with a birds-eye view of all the beautiful age-old greenery that Vancouver is known for. It started raining a little, but we couldn't even tell for the lush canopy overhead.


Vancouver: a thing of beauty

If you follow me on Instagram, you may recall that we were in Vancouver a couple of weeks ago.

I had never been before, and had always heard how beautiful Vancouver is, how green, how lush, how the mountainsblahblah blah.



Here's a 2.5 hour walk to and from Stanley Park.

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The Hamilton's IV

The Hamilton's are always a treat for me to capture, and they are no strangers to this blog! Last summer we went nautical in downtown Oakville and the time before that, we took to the barns!

I feel so blessed to have been able to shoot their fourth annual family portraits this year, where our session took place in their gorgeous home and outdoors on a rainy (pre-Hurricane Sandy) fall day...

To K+S, I just want to say, it's always a pleasure; thank you so much for your support! xo