I knew Tanya from back in high school. After moving to Vancouver 12 years later, we ended up having a fair number of mutual friends and would bump into each other every now and then. She had seen a couple weddings I had shot of some of the previously mentioned mutual friends, so we went out for coffee to talk about her upcoming wedding. The wedding was going to take place on her family farm. What a great location!! The grass field was amazing for the photoshoot. I particularly love how those photos turned out. Thanks Joel and Tanya!
When we lived in Port Moody, we got to know Santosh and Felicia through the church we were a part of. Since moving away, we’ve only sporadically kept in contact, so it was great to receive an email from Santosh asking me to photograph their family. We set up a date and discussed locations. From living in Port Moody, I already knew a few spots I thought would work. I showed up an hour early to scout the locations. When we we met the light was getting low, so we had to move pretty fast. They were a breeze to photograph, and I’m happy with how they turned out.
Here’s another series where I was able to shoot my wife’s family on the farm. This time it was Benni and Christina’s turn. It sure wasn’t hard to find locations on the farm. All we had to do was walk around the barn (and time it with the right lighting).
Nearly six years ago I was able to shoot Benni and Christina’s wedding in Germany. What a great experience! I dug up a few of my favourites from back then. Enjoy!
While I was in Ontario I was able to photograph my wife’s family as a gift for them. Each family set up a time and we all headed out into the farm to look for some fun photo locations. They’ve got some great kids who enjoyed having their pictures taken. It was great to make them feel special by having their picture taken by a “professional photographer.”
At the beginning of this month, my family took at trip to Ontario for her family reunion. It was a great time–even relaxing despite having 8 kids under 7 running around the farm. I loved seeing the kids running free around the farm. It’s not something you can allow in an urban setting. I guess that release of anxiety was part of what made it relaxing.
The other nice thing about being at the farm is that the new environment makes it freeing to play with a camera. Although I was born on a farm, how often am I at a farm (petting zoo’s don’t count)? Pretty much only when we get back to Nancy’s family farm–once every few years.
My wife Nancy wrote her own blog post about our trip. Check it out here.
So here are some photos of Caleb from a walk in the field. He was having a great time running back and forth for me to take pictures of him. Love this kid.