The Gogag Family // Newborn portraits at home

 10 days new

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Then and now // Anniversary photos at the pumpkin patch

Two years ago these two lovely humans tied the knot and had their bridal portraits taken at Westham Island Herb Farm.

Fast forward to this year…

they welcomed a new addition to the famiy and celebrated their two year wedding anniversary weekend with a photoshoot at the herb farm. This year was a little more stormy than two years ago so we didn’t venture too far into the pumpkin patch as our boots were sinking in calf-deep!

Here is a collection of photos from both shoots; a wonderful idea for beautiful family heirlooms.

Caroline + Clark // Pemberton Big Sky Golf Wedding

This was the first time I’ve been to Pemberton. All the years I have gone to Whistler, I have never made the 30 minute drive to the little mountain town of Pemberton. It takes your breath away the minute you lay eyes on the mountains, which are hard to miss as they are everywhere you look in Pemberton. Location scouting at Big Sky Golf was a dream and on the day of the wedding the staff were so friendly that they drove us on golf carts to this secret oasis at the edge of the golf course next to this tourquoise river by the base of the mountains. You couldn’t ask for a better backdrop for your big day.

Such an honour to document your day and witness you exchanging vows C+C!

Scroll to the end of this post for a full list of vendors



Wedding planner: Sweetheart Events, Wedding Dress: Truvelle Bridal, Hair and Make-up: Glossed Studio, Photography: MCS Photo, Venue: Big Sky Golf

A Look Over the years....

 A little look over the years… it’s been really fun to watch this family grow

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Newborn session // Baby Jack

Welcome to the world baby Jack! This session was taken in the family home when Jack was 13 days old.

I have included some newborn session tips in this post to help with planning your baby’s first photoshoot


5 Tips for your newborn session at home:

1. Book your session before the baby arrives so you can capture them within 10-14 days of birth. At 10-14 days the baby is at their smallest as well as still sleepy and moldable. You also skip the baby acne that sometimes can arrive around week 3 or 4.

2. Turn up the heat in your house an hour before your photographer arrives. This ensures the baby is warm throughout the session and extra happy when they have no clothes on. 





3. Have some blankets, accessories and a couple of outfits ready. Onsies are always a great option and diaper covers are a perfect way to get some ‘naked’ shots without risking an accident. 

4. Be prepared to be a part of the portrait session. The session isn’t just about your baby but also about the connection between your family (pets are also included in this!). 







5. You can’t schedule a baby so don’t worry too much about timing. Newborn sessions normally run about 90 mins but If you need to take a break and feed them or change them it’s not a problem and doesn’t effect your session time.

For newborn session pricing, please scroll to the end of the post:)0014.jpg










My session packages range from $350-$650 

$350 + tax includes a 90 min session, 15 high resolution images, downloadable gallery

$500 + tax includes a 90 min session, all high resolution images (60 + images), downloadable gallery 

$650 + tax includes 2 x 1 hour sessions, all high resolution images from both sessions (60+ images per session), downloadable gallery. This is perfect for a maternity session and newborn session or two sessions in the baby’s first year. Second session must be used within a year.

Andrea + Fraser // Steveston Winter Engagement Session

Engagement sessions in the winter-time have become a favourite of mine as the soft golden sunlight at this time of year is a dream. It fades in and out of the clouds and is so muted at times that it looks like I’m manually adjusting the levels of sunlight to suit my mood.

I shot this engagement session at the shipyards, in January, on a cold sunny day. You can tell that these two ignored the elements (and the on-lookers) to enjoy each others company and celebrate their engagement.

….And that’s what engagement sessions are all about; getting to know your photographer to the point where you feel comfortable enough to be yourself in front of the camera so you can look back and remember this joyous time in your life.



Images from Framework Magazine: Monika Hibbs

Today Monika Hibbs reminded me that I photographed these images for Framework Magazine 4 years ago! More importantly, she reminded me of how much has happened in the last 4 years; in my business and in hers. I remember after this shoot she gave me a bfrend bracelet and also told me that she was pregnant with her first born, Liam. That seems like a decade ago now (nevermind 4 years!) and since then I have loved watching her brand evolve and transform from bfrend and The Doctor’s Closet, into a personal lifestyle brand and blog. I still love these images that I took at The Fairmont Pacific Rim and The Cross Design, so I thought I would share them with you as a reminder that we will never know what the future will bring but we should celebrate our success along the way, afterall, we ourselves as well as our businesses, are a constant work in progess.










Deb + Kerry // Cammidge House Wedding

This Wedding at Cammidge House, in Centennial Beach, is full of beautiful vintage details, muted florals and stunning beach views.

You would think that given the stage 4 drought we had this year, we wouldn’t have to worry about rain, but mother nature threatened a downpour on he day of Deb and Kerry’s Wedding. Thankfully there was just a sprinkle of rain after the ceremony and the overcast skies complimented the long wispy grasses and deserted beach perfectly. Check out their stunning beach portraits and their vintage garden wedding at Cammidge House. It was such a delight to share in their day.













The Webber's // Family portraits Britannia Shipyard Steveston

Sneak Peek // Generation photo session at Queen Elizabeth park

Sneak peek at this fall generation photo session at Queen Elizabeth park. The last time I photographed the whole family was back in 2012 at Brittania Shipyard in Steveston. I can’t believe how much these cuties have grown up! And… there is a sweet new edition to the family.