October is, by far, my busiest month for Family Portraits-- and for good reason!! The colours are beautiful, the weather (as long as it's not raining) is cool and comfortable, and Moms get to wear their favourite boots and scarves. Oh, and the photos go pretty darn well in the annual family Christmas cards, too!
The G* Family and I met up in Trail's beautiful Gyro Park for a little adventuring. When shooting little ones in the 12-24 month range, you never quite know what you are going to get. As a photographer I have to be willing and able to go with the flow and think on my toes. The G* family's adorable little girl certainly made me work for my shots, but that only makes the ones that turned out well all the sweeter! I also have to say that I am suffering from some serious toddler wardrobe envy, and want to know where I can find those boots and that coat in my size-- just precious!
How adorable is this little family? The K* family contacted me after seeing my work on Facebook. When discussing locations for their shoot, I had mentioned Castlegar's Kinnaird Park, and as it turns out, that is the very spot where Mom & Dad got married! It's always ideal for a location to hold some sentimental and emotional significance, so Kinnaird Park it was!
These guys were such troopers following me all around the park-- in and out of soggy under growth, and pretending to ignore the growing cold. As it tends to happen in the Fall months, our session required a reschedule before we were able to meet up and make the magic happen. However, that doesn't mean the weather was sunny and warm! We had a nice, crisp fall afternoon after several days of rain, & the ground was anything but dry. These three did not let it phase them though! I am so thankful to have clients who trust my vision and aren't afraid to get their boots a bit dirty. I am also very thankful for charismatic little girls who keep us grown ups laughing and on our toes the whole session. Always a treat!
I've said it before, and I'll say it again:: Autumn is my absolute favourite season for Family Portraits. The weather can be a bit tricky, and sometimes a reschedule (or two!) is needed, but when the weather is good, it's real darn good.
The W* Family and I recently met up for a little river-side portrait session on an absolutely perfect Fall afternoon. We could not have asked for better weather! I was privileged enough to shoot this family when they brought their little boy, Callum, home from the hospital... and it was a pleasure to see him again just a few months before his 2nd birthday. It's always humbling when families trust me again and again to capture the important moments in their lives. It's certainly not something that I take for granted!
Thanks to the W* family for another fabulous session, and thanks to the weather for cooperating!
Michelle contacted me in September looking to bring to life a portrait session that she had been imagining for herself and her two beautiful girls. She wanted something rustic and natural, with that warm autumn glow, where the landscape featured as much as they did. After brainstorming a few location possibilities, we settled on Castlegar's Millennium Park. I've shot at Millennium Park several times before, but I never tire of it's gorgeous rustic setting, variety of scenic backdrops, and accessibility to town. It really can't be beat!
We spent about an hour exploring the park together, and doing our best to make Michelle's dream photo shoot become a reality. It was such a treat working with older kids who are comfortable with the camera, and understood our goal. What fabulous young ladies! I hope that I did Michelle's vision some sort of justice!
34-years-young, Tamara Boden is a Family Portrait & Wedding Photographer out of 'The Kootenays' region of south-eastern British Columbia. She loves being right, going on adventures, snuggling her dogs, husband, & baby boy, roadtrips, indie/off-beat weddings, chubby babies and making people laugh. When not behind the camera or at her computer, you will find Tamara planning her next big trip, seeking out the perfect cup of coffee, and counting all of her infinite blessings. Thanks for stopping by!