July 21, 2015
I spent the evening with this family of five to capture their bedtime routine. My hope...
To say we had a blast would be an understatement last week. It’s just that hangin’ with 5 girls is such a party to me. I adore that entire giggle~fest of fun.
There were no problems cracking them up, or inspiring them to step outside comfort zones.
Kathryn’s mom, Diane, and I initially wanted to capture Kathryn before she dives into the BIG high school world s.c.a.r.y. more for momma’s then kiddos I am sure! Then we thought, hey! let’s call Roxy at Tonic/Farminista and maybe ‘borrow’ some accessories. She said yes, love her. And then we were like… hey let’s invite a bunch of awesome friends!
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I started about sixteen years ago in photography. Fully film at that time. I definitely hesitated when this new ‘digital’ thing came in, and was slower than most at embracing it.
I have plans, not sure when, of bringing back my Hasselblad and rockin’ weddings with it. It’s my heart and feels like home whenever I pull it out.
Digital changed this industry, it exploded it, it created opportunity and speed and I adore it. I love photoshop and instagram, without digital I wouldn’t be making friends across Canada in the same industry as me, I am grateful for that.
But starting out so young has interesting things about it. For instance, I’ve never specialized. I’m kinda a ‘jack of all trades’ photographer. And that can be frowned upon and can make for a less cohesive IG, FB and website. But I gotta keep keeping’ on. Because I don’t get bored, and I think if I was to ‘specialize’ I may have not lasted quite so long in this industry.
So, going back to my early beginnings… I started out shooting fashion + editorial. And I’ve decided to dabble once again. My heart sings joy.
With Karly lighting my photography, I can solely concentrate on connecting with my subject and bringing out their rarity.
loyal. loving. dedicated. adoring. fun.
just a few words to describe this family.
people are the most important thing to them and especially each other ~ as it should be.
I say, go for four!
I adore babies and new momma’s too. Daddies, don’t worry, I appreciate you as well. It’s just that my heart is reminded of those new moments of life like it was yesterday. But it was almost 3 years ago that my little Pipes was born ~ my last, my baby, my girl.
This momma and babe are so beautiful. It was a gentle, calm, serene morning.
A cocktail to start at Duck Duck Goose, and then a walk across Broadway Bridge. Perfect date night.
// sk portrait photographer ~ Boehmer Photography
The moments leading up the a wedding of two beautiful people are fleeting. My job is to stop time and hold onto it for a little longer. breathe
Does a photo ever stop your heart? This one made mine pause today. I gasped for breathe, it’s a bit of a work hazard for me.
I make my couples kiss. Ya, sometimes the dad’s don’t really want to, sometimes the mom’s don’t really want to. But do you know who wants you to? your kids. When they are little, and as much as the big kids like to pretend they don’t ~ they really do want you to.
When Scott and I show affection in front of our kids, they run up and want to join in. They laugh, giggle, fake puke, but their little hearts always leap for joy. You better believe it! It is their security, their two favourite people in the WHOLE world loving each other. H.E.L.L.O
So I don’t care if you roll your eyes, cause I got someone else’s eyes in my heart and I’m gonna make you do it!
These two didn’t roll their eyes, they were game on. And this family stopped my heart on more than one occasion. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I can’t help but be thankful for each and every family I get to spend time with. And my hope is that I can shine a little light into your family as well. I sure do enjoy all of you. Thank you.
I’ve been lucky enough to spend a lot of time in the country this summer. Wide and open, expansive, with plenty of room to breathe. I thoroughly enjoy it and not sure if I’ll welcome back those busy city streets later today. Nothing a local coffee shop won’t fix of course.
Here’s a little of what I’ve been up to…