Happy 1st Birthday, Emma 🌻

One whole year of adventure.

All of our phone calls and appointments had to be scheduled between camping trips, family visits, and adventuring. The Petrovics Family takes every opportunity to spend time with each other and planned their Summer full of outdoor activities. Every time I see them, they have new stories about which hikes they have completed and which of British-Columbia’s lakes their two daughters, Brooke and Emma, enjoyed the most.

We all celebrated Baby Emma’s first birthday in their backyard garden playing with bubbles, riding in the wagon, and singing songs to keep her smiling. One of my favourite things about this family is that even though they were all awake the whole night before with Emma, they rolled with everything and kept their photoshoot planned as usual.

Jennifer said something along the lines of ‘if we rescheduled, it would be something else, and that’s our life!’

I have loved getting to know Jennifer and Jordan better and watching their little family grow up. I love their laid-back attitudes, the strong girls they are raising, and how family oriented they are. Thank-you again for having me take your family portraits this year ♥︎

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The Michener Family

In many years time, when your children look back on these family photos, what do you hope they feel?

That they are unconditionally loved and that our family moments together are cherished.

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Jena LaRoy completed her Professional Photography Diploma at Langara Collge in Vancouver British-Columbia and then returned to her hometown Golden B.C. to launch her photography business (2017). Jena Lee Photographs helps you create meaningful portraits and offers full custom design, framing, and image-printing services so that you have physical images to enjoy, not just digital dust. 

For more information about booking your own family photographs, please visit the Client Guide:

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Diane, Emma, Molly & Mac — Family Lifestyle Photography

This was one sweet sister session.

The secret to great family lifestyle photos is to let everyone be themselves. Family dynamics will naturally take over and people will act as they always do. Those are the special moments I watch for: when people are being themselves.

Sisters Emma and Molly planned photos together with their Auntie Di and her dog, Mac, as a surprise Christmas present for the rest of the family. After the Holidays, I was told that everybody was in tears upon receiving their photo gifts. Can you imagine receiving surprise portraits of your beautiful daughters and their auntie as a gift? No doubt there were tears, and no doubt the girls ‘won’ Christmas this year.

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Lifestyle Family Photography · The LaRoy’s · Tofino, British Columbia

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After our Langara Professional Photography graduation gallery, my family and I traveled to Tofino British Columbia for beaches, surfing, and tacos.

Families are my favourite thing to take photos of, especially my own. It is fun to photograph people you know so well because you can be pretty certain about how they are going to react. With family, everyone knows that just one certain look can invoke anger or laughter.

I tell people all the time that photography helps you feel connected to each other. It sort of helps you rekindle your love and remember all of your favourite things about each other. Spending time in Tofino beachcombing, surfing, and exploring with my family was the best way to reconnect. Watching them all through the lens — and even being on the other side of it a few times — was a special experience. After losing Dad two years ago, we know too well how quickly life changes and we all deeply appreciated getting to spend time together.

Love to my pham xx

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