Family portraits at Tower Point in Metchosin, BC

I have been neglecting my blog for far too long, but I’m very excited to get back at it because it means I get to share more love, more frequently. Recently, I had the opportunity to photograph this beautiful family at the picturesque Tower Point Park in Metchosin. What made this experience even more special was the fact that I had previously photographed their wedding more than 15 years ago! We chose the early morning hour, around 9 am, to take advantage of the gentle, golden sunlight that bathed the landscape. The low angle of the sun made for soft, flattering lighting and set the perfect ambiance for our session.

One of my favorite approaches to family portrait sessions is what I like to call “portrait games.” Instead of rigid poses and forced smiles, I provide the family with playful instructions that encourage genuine interactions and emotions. This not only eases any tension but also allows the children to be themselves, resulting in authentic and heartwarming moments that truly represent the essence of the family. Photographing this family was a wonderful reminder of how special and meaningful my role as a photographer can be.

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Curious about this gorgeous natural area? Tower Point is part of Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park and it has several scenic coastal views along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. There is also a large field and the area is popular with local dog walkers and families. If you’re lucky, you can even spot marine wildlife from the rocky viewpoints. It is an area of cultural significance and importance to the T’Souke, Beecher Bay, Songhees, Hul’qumi’num nations of the Coast Salish Peoples.