Down by the Bay…

Added on by Stephanie Chan.

It's been a long time waiting for this beautiful milky end-of-summer light and I'm so thrilled to have captured this light with Shannen and her crew of beauties.  Shannen contacted me almost a year ago, having seen my work through a mutual friend.  Turns out, she also attended the same highshcool as one of my very best friends.  It's a small world after all….

A few of my favourites below from last week's session at Centennial Beach, Boundary Bay

Two of  kind
Twin Heartbreakers Wyatt + Cypress



I've got a handful of these with her face in focus
but I am hopelessly in love with the blurred one

Possibly one of my Top 10 Faves of the year

The most beautiful backdrop for the loveliest little family 




The 3rd Annual Devun Walsh Charity Classic

Added on by Stephanie Chan.

Down at Delta's golf course Kings Links by the Sea, legendary snowboarder Devun Walsh hosted The 3rd Annual Devun Walsh Charity Classic Golf Tournament.  With help from The KNOWSHOW, DC Shoes and The Source along with generous support from brand partners, local business associates and friends, the event was a success!  Over $10,000 was raised for Canuck Place Children's Hospice.  

Each participant registers for a full day that includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, lunch, dinner, refreshments, prizing and a shuttle to and from downtown Vancouver.

The Silent auction included amazing swag, everything from craft beers and wines to skateboarding and snowboarding gear, travel and camping gear, apparel, fine dining for two, a pretty stellar piece of art: a portrait of everyone's favourite actor, Bill Murray, and much more!

Many of the 90+ attendees participated in the Glass Breaking contest on the Driving Range

The guys took a break from their hard work for some beers and BBQ burgers.

Thank you to the boys at El Furniture Warehouse for the best burger this pregnant body has had all summer!

20 Teams grabbed their carts and headed off to their starting hole

Devun Walsh and his team

The KNOWSHOW's bearded Perry Pugh with his team

The energy was fantastic.  I was mistaken for thinking golf was boring, these guys were having a riot and all in the name of giving back generously!

The Registration Tent was rearranged for dinner and what event wouldn't be complete without some lovely flowers from the girls at Our Little Flower Company from right here in Delta!  


Everyone piled their plates and sat down to enjoy the evening's festivities.

I can't think of a better way to wind down summer than with a bunch of dudes raising money for a good cause… and having an absolute blast!   


For more information on the Devun Walsh Charity Classic, please contact Perry Pugh at




The Dente Princes

Added on by Stephanie Chan.

Better late than never, I invited Maria and her family out to Centennial to fulfill my end of the bargain from last year's head shaving: mini session for anyone who donated $200+ for the Change Your Hair Change Your Life Fundraiser.  Had a riot with these three naughty but very handsome scoundrels.

Marcellus, Alessandro and Little Ilario below.

I can't believe it's been yet another year since last year's end of summer light: so beautiful, milky and full of lively colour.


Thank you once again to the Dentes for their generous donation that helped make last year's fundraiser such a success.





Wren Verona

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After all the editing and compiling the photos for this post together, I'm at a loss of where to begin with Little Miss Wren.  I've known the Schmidt sisters since Grade 8.  Like many other girls, we were shuffled against our will to attend Little Flower Academy, an all girls Catholic school.  Yes.  I'm one of THOSE girls…  The girls that attended Blessed Sacrament Elementary were a tight crew and I was introduced to Ashley Schmidt via a number of her friends.  I was intimidated by her height and how she loved to play pranks on her friends.  Her sister, Nicole, 2 years older terrified me all through high school.  Ashley and I have continued to be friends after all these years, growing much closer in the last few.  It was only until Nicole gave birth to her first little guy, Rook, 3 years ago, that we began to hang out and I learned she was much less terrifying and a lot more hilarious.

I am so grateful to have such wonderful and loving friends in my life and I'll say it a million more times, I am so honoured to photograph their life milestones and growing families.   It's so special to be able to see such a long time friend welcome their first baby into the world, to share that love and wonder with them, to see the features of a face you've known forever suddenly appear in a brand new miniature version, and to see their heart transform before your very eyes as they fall in love with this tiny little person.

It is insane the things first time mothers do during their last weeks of nesting, Ashley and Ivan handmade this beautiful bird mobile.


Beautiful Wren

I look forward to seeing you grow up
and to count the many ways you will be like your Mama.