Family Mini Session at Government House

As the air becomes crisper, and the trees prepare to show themselves in a tapestry of reds, oranges, and yellows, it’s time to turn my attention to fall family mini-sessions – a great way to create awesome memories with your littles. Government House in Victoria has so many stunning settings for family mini sessions and that’s why it’s one of my favourite spots. I also love that the sheltered areas around Government House in case it’s windy, ensuring your family remains comfortable throughout the session.

What sets a family portrait mini session apart is the art of capturing each family member’s unique personality in a matter of minutes. This is where the magic happens. These brief sessions may not seem like much time, but with the right photographer, they can yield so many awesome, unforgettable moments. Especially with kids involved, keeping the session short and sweet is key to ensuring they stay engaged and don’t get bored. You’ll be amazed at the variety of beautiful, candid shots you can capture in just 15 minutes.

Government house fall mini-session with a family of four and toddlers
A cute photo of a toddler pulling on her parents as they kiss during a fall mini session at Government House in Victoria BC
A mommy and me natural candid portrait with a toddler in black and white
A cute picture of a toddler at Government House in Victoria BC during a family portrait session
A candid portrait of a brother and sister cuddling during a fall mini session in Victoria BC
Kids having fun and being themselves during a relaxed and candid portrait session in Victoria.
A mommy and me photo in black and white during a fall mini portrait session at Government House in British Columbia.
Dad and daughter playing and having fun while being themselves during a portrait session in the autumn
Unposed, relaxed and natural, unscripted family photography by Victoria BC photographer Christina Craft
Christina excels at capturing candid moments where your kids can be themselves during their portrait time.
Loving family portrait that feels more like a story

Government House is the office and official residence of the Lieutenant Governor and the ceremonial home of all British Columbians. The house is located on the traditional territory of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, in the heart of the Rockland neighbourhood in Victoria, British Columbia.

The Government House grounds are open from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year. The grounds and gardens are free to visit.