I have so many things to post, it’s hard to know quite where to begin, but I have to start someplace and I thought this sweet family session was a good place as any on this blustery, rainy Vancouver day.
It had been a while since a visit to Vancouver Island and I was thankful for the break ~ there is just something magical to me about going to the Island. Perhaps it’s the ferry ride, perhaps it’s the prospects of being near untamed open ocean or maybe even the fact that some of the biggest trees ever live there. Either way, I love taking trips there, especially the West Coast of the Island, which I don’t get to visit that often. The weekend we went was one of epic proportions…..a huge storm rolled in as we were driving west. It was a long time since I had seen rain that sideways. But I love storms, I was happy to be in our car driving to a place that I last visited over 1o years ago!
I met Alison at a wedding that I shot in Smithers two summers ago now ~ she was not only in the wedding party but also did the bride’s gorgeous makeup. She owns her own esthetican company called Long Beach Esthetics so if you ever find yourself getting married on the Island in the Tofino/Ucluelet area, be sure to look her up, she does incredible work. The family also runs a B&B called Swaying Cedars which books up for the busy tourist season months.
We weren’t too sure what the weather would do so we spent some time indoors and then suited up for rain and wind and headed to a nearby beach. The kids were awesome and troopers for sure in the inclement weather and so were the parents who had to keep wiping running noses and make sure little hands weren’t getting too cold. Despite the odds, it was fun to run around on the beach and hide in the tall grass.
Thanks to Alison, Randy and the kids for having me and a chance to say hi to the big, wild ocean again.