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Sweet little Audrey came for her birthday cake smash! She is like a niece to me since her mom, Kelsey is my cousin. And she shares almost the same birthdate as my daughter; Kylie’s being one day after Audrey’s.  Audrey is always a delight to photograph as she’s just one of those non stop smiley kids!  I’m happy I could have her over for some photos to mark her big 1 Year milestone! And I know they will be great keepsakes for years to come.  * Special note about Kelsey’s fantastic cupcake! She did a wonderful job making it herself!CakeSmash1-AudreyPINIMAGECakeSmash2-AudreyPINIMAGE

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Winter weddings may be more rare then summer ceremonies but they are just as meaningful and bring the same beauty. The day started off at Hairpins for the ladies, with them moving onto Crown Isle to get dressed.  We had a little time to spare so were able to get some photos of the girls wedding party out on the lawn.  Meanwhile the men were prepping the Filberg Centre for the ceremony and reception.  Krystle and her team did a wonderful job transforming the hall into a lovely scene for their vows – and afterwards the party! We didn’t have a lot of time due to night falling quickly, so we used a more urban backdrop for the men’s side of the wedding party.  Luckily the weather held up and we were able to take the wedding party for a short walk for portraits at the park and then head over to Sims Park for the bridal shots. Krystle and Angus were super to work with! I’m always so fortunate to work with such great couples!  It was a wonderful way to start the 2015 wedding season and I’m always so thankful to be the one chosen to capture that special day for them.

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Baby Mason was the perfect newborn to start off the new year with! Cuteness all around! And his big sister Austyn was so delighted to hold her baby brother.  I couldn’t have asked for sweeter kids to come hang out with me that morning.  Mason was so alert yet so calm.  Babies grow so fast and change so very quickly at this stage. In a blink of an eye he will be chasing Austyn around the house!

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TraintrackkidsPINIMAGEAs much as I’m sad that the old Courtenay train station no longer operates, I am pleased to see the Rotary Trail make its way alongside those tracks and bring visitors to the old station. Its look a little weary these days with missing railings and a bit of graffiti but there are still many photo opportunities around the historic building.  And with a station that no longer operates, the freedom to wander the tracks without harm is actually possible.  I try to have fun with the kids when we go out on a photo mission and so I brought a few little suitcases that day to help set the stage.

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