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Kejimkujik with the Arsenault Family – Annapolis Valley Family Photography

I’ve had the great pleasure of photographing the Arsenault family before, so I’m always excited to get a message from Tina.  We’ve been to some great locations (Halls Harbour, Annapolis Royal, and their own backyard) but this year she said, “we’re renting a yurt at Keji!” and my photographer’s heart began beating double time!  “Sounds great!” I managed to type back (luckily no one was around to see my ridiculous happy dance – I’ve picked up a few moves from my four-year-old!)  Anyway, without further ado, here is a little taste of the awesomeness that was the Arsenault family at Kejimkujik Park:

The Extended Arsenault Family – Annapolis Valley Family Photography

What a joy and privilege it always is to be able to meet a family, and follow along as they grow and change.  My first session with the Arsenault family (posted here) was very memorable for me, so it was lovely to hear from them again.  It was hard not to feel like someone was missing, but also wonderful to meet the new additions.  I’ve always known that family is important, but the older I get, the more I realize how impermanent, and yet, enduring, a family is.  I feel very lucky that I sometimes get to document this passage of time, to record some of life’s big changes, and to know that these memories will never be lost. Thank you again for having me again!

Colleen Arsenault - October 3, 2016 - 1:46 pm

Lauren, you’ve done it again! These photos perfectly capture our extended family as it is at this moment, and you really did a beautiful job of showing the amount of love that we all have for each other and our children. Thank you so much for continuing to document our journey together.

All the best,

Colleen Arsenault & Family

Lesley & Ryan – Engagement Photos in Meteghan, NS

When Lesley suggested that we meet at Sip Cafe in Meteghan for her and Ryan’s engagement photos, I knew it must be nice, but I had no idea how much I was going to love it.  Funky hanging lightbulbs, exposed wood and brick, shiny surfaces, and best of all, a completely gorgeous couple = one very happy photographer.  And then we decided to head to Mavillette Beach for a few more photos, and my little heart just about burst – a fluffy dog, and misty fog, and sand, and waves, and love!!!!  Needless to say, I am already looking forward to the wedding next year!

Jocelyn - August 30, 2016 - 11:42 pm

Spectacular!! What a great Cafe – worth a trip. Beautiful couple and beautiful photographs, Lauren!

Michael & Priscilla – Annapolis Valley Wedding Photography

Michael and Priscilla celebrated their backyard wedding one hot and sunny afternoon in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia. The day was filled with love, laughter, children, community, and live music – everything that they wanted their day to be.   Not to mention being one of the most laid-back and stress-free weddings I’ve ever had the pleasure of attending!  A beautiful bride, adorable attendants, and a handsome groom who serenaded her in front of the whole town – what’s not to love?  Thank you guys – I loved it all, and I hope you enjoy this little Sneak Peek!

The DeZeeuw Family – Annapolis Valley Photography

It would be pretty hard not to fall a little bit in love with the DeZeeuws, after spending a morning in their company.  I, of course, didn’t even try!

Not only that, but I am totally in love with the idea of this photo shoot.  Their children and grandchildren made up a list of photographs they were hoping to see – things that they remembered from 45 years of living and loving in this same DeZeeuw household.  The little cupboard under the stairs where the toys are kept, they way they sit together with the crossword puzzle, or peeling potatoes for dinner… all the little nook and crannies, daily rituals, and memorable moments that go into a life to make it sparkle.

Thank you so much for inviting me to do this, it was incredibly joyful and rewarding! I would love to do more of this type of photoshoot – I only wish we had done it with my grandparents, when we had the chance.  Hopefully we can inspire others to do the same!

In the meantime, enjoy your Sneak Peek!




jocelyn - July 3, 2016 - 10:09 pm

I love these pictures and the idea of capturing favourite memories and places within a home .. I have tears in my throat and a twinge in my heart.

Ann Anderson - July 5, 2016 - 10:05 am

Love love love these photo’s. What a gift to have the memories of Oma and Opa to hold in your hand or on the wall, it was a great idea.Love them all, especially the one with the house in the background and them walking down the path beside the garden. I can hear their voices now and the laughter! Captured wonderfully.

Lori Griffin - July 10, 2016 - 12:30 am

A photo book of love; crafted to pay homage to the home these two wonderful people created for friend and family to gather and enjoy. The photos tell this love story so well.

An unique idea for a special couple.

Thanks for passing along the love.