Cherry Blossom

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:: Cherry Blossom Family Portrait Session

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Today I was excited to have a family portrait session with Rachel, Matthew and Naomi. Our initial plan was to meet at Stanley Park and work our way around from there. I got a call from Rachel saying that they were running a bit late, so I decided to drive around to scope out some shooting locations around downtown. The previous week I wanted to do the portrait session with Cherry Blossom trees as the backdrop however they weren’t blooming yet. I drove around and in that short time frame between shoots they were out in full force! I changed our plan of location and we had this amazingly colourful backdrop to use for the session. Being an Easter long weekend it was quiet and there weren’t many people around. These trees only bloom for a short period of time before they shed their petals and look just like any normal tree, but when they do come out they just attract the masses…

So once I got us all setup we followed through the session and I made use of the huge water feature and surrounding gardens. Little Naomi has a pout that can man any father melt and hand over all the candy he’s holding and she definitely put it to work!

Check out some of the photo’s from the session below:

 

:: Spring Shoot

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Over the past few weeks I’ve had an influx of photography work come my way which is great! It seems like now that the weather is starting to warm up everyone wants to start coming out to play! Vancouver is an amazingly beautiful city and what I love about it the most is the 3-4 weeks in early April where the Cherry Blossom trees start to bloom and the entire city is dusted with pink petals and a sweet aroma is in the air. Almost all of the trees around downtown that line the streets around Coal harbour are Cherry Blossoms so it is quite a sight when they are in season. I was planning to do a geisha themed shoot with an actress that I know by the name of Marita Eason, but instead we ended up doing a spring style shoot.

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I had a lot of fun during the shoot even with all the teary eyes and sniffles due to my hay fever… but it’s very rare to have such a beautiful day like this so we made the most of it! Don’t forget to check out the gallery for the rest of the photos!