I have an amazing wife Sarah and two wonderful children. Our kids, along with our families adventures has become a huge focus of my life and my photography. We moved to Cortes Island a little under 2 years ago from Salt Spring Island looking for a more rural lifestyle to raise our family. We bought an old homestead on 11 acres, along with an old heritage apple orchard on the south end of the island. We are within walking distance to a wonderful beach for picnics and swimming. There are many hiking trails close by, clams to dig in the lagoon, oysters to collect, good fishing, a wonderful community, and plenty of solitude. I do much of my photography work here on the island but I am also an avid travel photographer and expedition guide who is up to just about any challenge you can dream up. With remote canoe/hiking expeditions to Canada’s far north being one of my specialties.
My wife and I have a website www.campfiresandkids.com where we enjoy documenting and telling the story of some of our families adventures. On our instagram account @campfiresandkids, our focus is our kids, adventuring around our farm, campfires down at our beach, and exploring remote wilderness by canoe. We love taking our kids paddling, camping, hiking, cooking over campfires, as well as teaching our children important bushcraft skills and the fine art of spending time outside in the wilderness. Trying to nurture a love and appreciation for the natural world in them.
I offer 3-4 hour portrait lifestyle family sessions. Half day portrait documentary sessions. Or a full day/weekend “day in the life” pure documentary storytelling sessions. These can be at your home, around your neighbourhood, at the beach, cottage, aboard your sailboat, during a camping trip, or I can come along during your families vacation and document the entire week. I also offer all day school sessions for parents looking for something different than the usual “school pictures” of your children.
With a documentary storytelling approach I try my best to blend into the days activities and not interfere with anything. I’ll be there to capture your life just as it naturally unfolds and provide authentic photographs full of personality, humour, beauty and real life.