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Annapolis Valley Family Photography – the Brooks Family Sneak Peek

What a delight it was to meet the Brooks Family on a sunny February morning.  It’s always wonderful when families are so easily able to relax and laugh together, even when I am lurking around with my camera.  These guys were pros! (it does help to have a photographer in the family, I’m sure!)  The time just flew by, and we were able to capture some real laughs, real joy at being together, and real tender togetherness, too.  Sweet like honey, you guys – thanks for having me over!

Annapolis Valley Family Photography

Just after Christmas I got the chance to photograph this beautiful family, while they were all together again.  They were so kind and welcoming as we shuffled about the house some of them grew up in, sneaking photos here and there.  It always warms my heart when someone purchases a family photo session for their parents.  I imagine it feels wonderful, as a parent, knowing that your children value spending time with you so much that they would like to have a document of it.  I imagine, as a parent, that, while you cherish every family photo, those ones would be just slightly more meaningful.  Fingers crossed, I get to find out first-hand one day. For now, I am happy to do my part, on the other side of the lens:)

Hope you enjoy this little Sneak Peek!

Ed Arsenault - January 6, 2015 - 7:19 pm

Hi Lauren
I just wanted to let you know how everyone in our family was so pleased with the outstanding quality of you photographs! We also really appreciated your approach to taking the photos. We can’t wait to see the whole package.

Thanks again,

Ed and Deb Arsenault
and family

[…] 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 […]

Engagement Photography in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

I admit it, sometimes as a photographer (and, yes, a person) I am not at my most eloquent.  Luckily for me, Blair seemed to automatically understand what my intentions were, just from a few random words and gestures.  I would say something like, “Can you step…” and gesture towards Carly, and he would sweep in, and wrap her in his arms.  Or, “A little more,” and he would squeeze her even closer, before I had finished my sentence.  Yes!  That’s exactly what I meant. That’s pretty much exactly what I always mean.

Plus, we had a lovely, overcast but rain-free day over in Annapolis Royal for this engagement shoot, reminding me once again why I love those gloomy grey days (and I’m sure it has nothing to do with growing up in the West Coast) – check out these colours.  They make my heart sing.  Just like these two.  I can’t wait for your wedding, Carly and Blair – enjoy your Sneak Peek!

Emma - November 14, 2014 - 12:53 am

Lauren, gorgeous colours and connection and compositions!!!

Annapolis Royal Family Session – a day at Fort Anne

Often, as a photographer, you find yourself in a bit of a hurry-up-and-wait kind of situation.  You see a possibility, frame it the way you want, expose for the light, and then wait.  You wait for that magical moment when something happens, and the picture becomes more than you even hoped it could be.  There were lots of nice shots in this series, but this one, for me, is that moment:

Of Course, with a family as wonderful as this one, magical moments were happening all over the place.  Thanks so much for inviting me back, you guys – I hope we can do it again next year!  Enjoy your Sneak Peek:

Jocelyn - October 15, 2014 - 10:36 pm

Stunning! Absolutely beautiful family – amazing pictures, Lauren.

Roderick Brentnall - November 12, 2014 - 5:38 am

Love your site and pics Lauren. Very professional. I am an old friend of Ivy and Ray from EPA days.

[…] 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!” […]

Archie’s Newborn Gallery – Annapolis Valley Family Photography

It’s always a joy, as a photographer, when I get to follow a family as they grow and change.  I had the pleasure of photographing Stacey and Craig’s gorgeous family, when they were just three.  And I couldn’t have been more delighted when they got in touch to let me know they were expecting baby #2!  Truly, how could I not love my job, knowing that I have some small part in capturing a family’s precious moments.  Plus, I get to meet some amazing people, big and small:)


Emma - November 14, 2014 - 12:56 am

I love your eye in sessions like these, blonde curls on the floor, macaroni on a little table, you are painting this time in their lives.