Why ‘Play’ sessions? When it comes to gorgeous family portraits, there are two ways to go: formal posing or candid. I much prefer the second option. The trick is how to get everyone happy, smiling at the same time. Play is the answer! I encourage the whole family to climb, jump, snuggle, kiss…this gets everyone feeling silly and warm, and helps the children relax,…

~ Make, Forage Photography ~ Welcome to my ‘Make’ album. Foraging for me is more than just gathering wild food and making good use of it, it’s a way of life that sees bounty and beauty everywhere, that follows a trail of bread crumbs or seeds back into a deeper understanding of why we are here..I’m really leaning into what Forage Photography means to…

~ the river below the river ~ At Blackwater Pond the tossed waters have settledafter a night of rain.I dip my cupped hands. I drinka long time. It tasteslike stone, leaves, fire. It falls coldinto my body, waking the bones. I hear themdeep inside me, whisperingoh what is that beautiful thingthat just happened? Mary Oliver, Blackwater Pond I’ve been thinking about the Waters lately,…

Forage ~ follow the trail…. “And the speck of my heart in my shed of flesh and bone, began to sing out, the way the sun would sing if the sun could sing, if light had a mouth and a tongue, if the sky had a throat, if god wasn’t just and idea but shoulders and a spine, gathered from everywhere, even the most…

~ Roots ~ Trisha Spire A spur of the moment wild photo session into the woods, down to the stream, connecting with roots….. Visit us on Facebook and Instagram @TrishaSpire @AppleStarPhoto @wild_being_project on Instagram. #trishaspire #trishspiremusic #Saltspringartisits #westcoastmusicians #roots #intothewild #wildbeingproject #applestarphoto #creativeportraits #saltspringisland #rewildphotography #portraitsofmusicians #natureconnected

Gifts wild being project At all times, if we listen and look deeply, our natural mother offers gifts, fallen wings, a feather, bone, seed, a storm, or bright star, symbols beckoning us closer to ourselves… closer to our place in the great story of life… I felt so grateful and honoured to spend time with Wendy ~ mama, woman, artist, holding herself with such…

family Look at these cuties!! A sneak peek: I have had the pleasure of photographing this family several times over the past few years and absolutely love watching them grow as a family, even if just in glimpses! #vancouverfamilyphotographer #summerportraits #photoplaysessions #familyportraits #kidfreindlyphotographers #naturallycandid #shiningfromtheinsideout

Clay Portraits   Taken at Firemaker 2019 during The Elemental Spa “Firemaker is a bridge between worlds, a thread that connects present and past, that weaves us back to our ancestors. It is a place where we scrape away the layers of machine made paint society coats us in, dip our hands into warm clay and paint ourselves in the flesh of Mother Earth….

Just in time for Mother’s Day ~ One spot Left!! >>>Spring Minis Photo Play Sessions!<<< Friday April 4-5pm Queen Elisabeth park – Booked Up! Saturday April 9-10am  Trout Lake Park – Booked Up! Sunday April 4-5pm Stanley Park / Queen Elizabeth park – Two spots left Choose either a $45 ~ 5 / $65 ~ 10 High res, Pro-edited digital images. Special 15% discount…

A Beautiful Belly ~ apple star photo A Beautiful Belly ~ Maternity Sessions @AppleStarPhoto . . . There is really nothing more stunning, more precious, and life-altering than carrying your baby.  A woman is transformed by this experience in ways that words can’t capture…whether it is your first or your third child, those 9 months that your baby is growing within you, when you…