Carolina contacted me back in July asking about booking a family session to commemorate all of her siblings in the same place at the same time. Carolina and her Husband live in Dubai and to mark their visit I had the joy of photographing their family, which consisted of her brother and his wife and kids, her sister, and her mom and auntie. It was a slightly rainy day but we persevered and in the end the photos were so full of laughter I couldn’t help but smile as I edited and delivered their photos!
What an awesome way to start Easter Sunday than with a beautiful Spring Session with the Meek Family.
Cindy contacted me as soon as the Spring Sessions were announced, she had been following my photography for years and she was excited to finally round up her family for family photos. Little did I know that this wonderful family had known me since I was a small child, they had attended the same school and church as my family.
Steve and Terri are the amazing parents of three wonderful women, Cindy, Rachel and Alicia. Rachel is married to John and they have the sweetest children, Tula and Nigel. It was definitely a session full of laughter and beaming smiles, at least when the kids didn’t have to take off their jackets.
I had the immense pleasure of photographing the faces of our fine city at yesterday’s festivities. From the parade to the farmers market and live music I met new people, joined in the laughter, and introduced myself to my community.
On behalf of my business I’d like to introduce myself. My names is Stephanie Lauren Wills and I am the owner and photographer of Stephanie Lauren Photography. Originally from Chilliwack BC, I have 6+ years photography experience. I hope that in the future you remember my name and face when you plan your next family portrait, wedding, graduation pictures, or any other need you may have. Feel free to drop me a line via the CONTACT US page.
I love people, and I definitely fell further in love with you yesterday! Thank you for visiting my site, and if you would like to view the images I have for purchase simply click the image below and it will take you to the gallery of images for purchase.
I absolutely love when photographers get together and create. This evening, and I say evening when it was really 9pm (Yes at 9pm it is still sunny and stunning out) a group of photographers and myself went out on a photo walk. Thanks to our Zumba Model Joan, we were all graced with a vivacious personality that shone through each image. Thank you to Samantha Stuart Photography who set it all up, there is nothing I love more than a group of people who share the same passion getting together.
Laura Muir is a close family friend who I have shared many laughs with throughout the years. After photographing her sons graduation 2 years ago; she had talked to me about the possibility of a private portrait session. As life often does; we both got busy and I eventually moved away. With the trip down this week she was adamant that we meet up and finally do the photo-session.
Laura is a constant joy to those who meet her, her humor livens any conversation, and her compassion is true to a fault. I was honoured to spend the afternoon with her, and overjoyed with the summer sun that glowed on her beautiful face!
I adore little ones, and the best part of Infant and Children photography is when they are related to you!
Ian’s cousin Morgan is the proud mommy of two of the happiest children I know. When Ian and I were married we had Dylan as our ring bearer, but Rayanna was still safely tucked away in mommy’s tummy; that didn’t stop Morgan from performing the most impressive 7 month pregnant Russian dance I have ever seen.
When I told family I was coming down to visit and photograph a wedding Morgan was the first to schedule a visit. I couldn’t wait to hold my newest “niece”. When I turned the camera on her she instantly lit up. In all my years I have never had a baby so joyful for an entire photo session. Dylan her older brother was having none of it, and it took a trip out to the back yard in the warm sun to liven his moods. I love these kids so much and I’m blessed to have had a long visit with them on this trip down to BC.
Ok, seriously, first picture taken and she was already all smiles! ↓
Dylan may have not agreed to a formal photo session, but I did take a candid while he played alongside his sister with his dinosaur ↓
Morgan may have brought enough outfit changes to put a catwalk to shame, but her favourite dress was “The little black dress”, and I couldn’t agree more ↓
When the formal pictures were over we ventured to the backyard for Dylan to stretch his legs and find adventure; and that he did ↓
The beauty of Yellowknife is found in its rolling hills; painted with a warm cinnamon hued brush and evergreen trees perched atop monolithic rock formations. Upon moving to Yellowknife I joked about the constant state of white, how I had become color-blind in the constant winter slumber. As the sun melted away the blankets of snow I saw the true character of the landscape and I was instantly inspired.
Sadetlo is a beautiful Yellowknife model; and when I asked her to join me on an impromptu photo shoot capitalizing on the beauty of nature she was excited to play with the vision I had.Nature and the human form combine in this series of images, influenced by the setting sun and moody clouds, this session centered on the Awakening of Spring shows the initial thaw of a cold world coming back to life.
Yellowknife is a curious place, especially for a BC grown girl like myself. I’ve heard at least 80% of the year is winter, which isn’t the worst thing in the world when you love the clean crisp shade of white lying like a blanket over everything (that is until your fingers freeze even with gloves). There are roads made of Ice, Skies full of Aurora, and a community that is much more like a family then anything I have yet to experience. In fact I had made some amazing friendships through a photography page for the NWT long before I moved here. One of those photographers was a man named Lee Sacrey.
Lee’s niece was in preparation of her wedding when she went to her uncle for council for her wedding photographer. After multiple people sent their portfolio’s in I was blessed to be contacted by Denika, the excitement in her voice was akin to my own as the wedding was just around the corner for Ian and myself.
When Denika and Shawn asked me to be their wedding photographer I counted it as an honor, they are my first Bride and Groom North of 60 and I cant wait to tell their story.
Here are just some of my favorite pictures from their Engagement Session yesterday. We had to fight strong winds and harsh light, but I couldn’t be more in love with the result.
The “soon to be” Mr. and Mrs. Brennan!
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