There are so many special moments as we glide through life from expecting your first born to celebrating your grandparents milestone anniversary. The gatherings of family visiting from a distant place to an intimate family session celebrating the love of those nearest to your heart.

It is equally as important to feel confident when booking a photographer to capture these moments. I want to make you feel certain in your decision to invest in me, to invest in your memories. Photography is an experience, one that should leave you feeling excited, anticipating the arrival of your gallery filled with emotions as you relive that moment.

My goal is to have your children or family say after our session, "Katie was so much fun, I really enjoyed her." I want you to want me to be apart of your lives in the near future as you reach another milestone to be celebrated. 

Katie Lauren

There are so many special moments as we glide through life...

Photography is an investment

Life is full of amazing moments and it is so very important to document them! Lifestyle photography is an investment, one that you will always be thankful you made. Is it time to update your family photo album or maybe you are expecting your first baby? Whatever the occasion may be I would love to chat!

starting at $475

Lifestyle photography

theresa hills

Ok but do I really need to explain why you need to go get your photos done by this amazingly talented woman?! Not only is she absolute perfection in seeing your vision and dreams of your photos being turned into reality - she has the most genuine, kindhearted soul & the most contagious laugh that makes you want to instantly be her best friend. Words will never be able to express the gratitude I have for you Katie for these absolutely stunning pictures you have taken of me and my beautiful baby girl. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for capturing my whole world behind your lens.

Tina thompson

Katie is one of the best photographers I’ve worked with! She is extremely professional, kind, caring and makes sure the client gets everything they want. She also is such a ray of light to be around and her smile and laughter is contagious. You can tell that she really loves her job! I will be hiring Katie again and would 1000% recommend her for any photo needs!

jen & alex 

"KATIE!!!!!!! These are incredible!!!!! We are obsessed with these! Thank you so much for again capturing our family and these special moments. There is no one else I would trust more than you. Love you! Thank you!!!!!!

leah agonotti

I recently did a family photo shoot with Katie and we are thrilled with the photos but also the overall experience. Katie's passion and enthusiasm for photography is extremely evident and her laugh will make you smile for days! I highly recommend Katie for all types of photo sessions and look forward to working with her again!

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Lifestyle photography | helpful hints

Are you planning a lifestyle session and do you have a lot of questions, I am here to help! First you may be contemplating on where you would like your session to take place. Here are a couple places I love...

*Golden Ears Park (mountains, forest, lake, beach)
*Pitt Lake (mountains, river, long grass, dyke)
*Whonnock Lake (beach, field, forest, lake, dock)
*Maple Ridge Park (forest, river, field)
*Alco Park  (forest, river, field, trails)

If you are aiming to do an outdoor shoot it is really important to take note of the time of day, the sun is really high in the middle of the day (11am. to 2pm.) therefore it is best to do an early morning shoot or late afternoon anytime after 3:30pm.

GOLDEN HOUR is 2 hours before sunset and happens to be one of the most popular times to book a session. If this time of day is of interest to you plllllease book well in advance as space is limited! 

Where do we go, what do i wear, what is included...

I tell all of my clients to think about the colours they would like to see on their walls. I would also recommend using Pinterest/Google search and looking up "family photo ideas" or "family photo inspiration" and seeing what other families are wearing and go from there. I myself gravitate more towards burgundies, forest greens, mustards and browns. I LOVE earthy tones. 

It is equally as important to follow these helpful hints when figuring out what to wear -

* Please wear clothing that isn't wrinkled, unless this is the look you are going for.

* Nothing that is super tight and/or unflattering. Choose something you feel comfortable and confident in.

* Change your children when you arrive to prevent them from getting their photo clothes dirty. And bring a backup set of nice clothes in case you need them.

what should we wear?

*If you have anything you would like me to edit out, for example bruises, cuts please let me know in advance. Please note I cannot fix skin blemishes with my editing tools, therefore I recommend using makeup or hiring a MUA to do so. I have lots of great recommendations so please reach out if this is something you are considering.

* Bring props if you wish, a blanket, the little one’s favourite stuffed animals, superhero costumes, floral crowns, whatever you would like!

* Please bring snacks or what I like to refer to as bribes and water.

* Please give yourselves extra time on your session day; start early getting ready so you aren't running late. We don't want you to feel rushed. It is important to note that I often have sessions back to back and will not be able to go over the time that was allocated for your session.