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Ocean. Lakes. Streams. Rivers. We’ve got it all here in the Fraser Valley (rain too, if we really want to talk about water. Blech, it feels like early fall with all this precipitation that we had last week), and we’ve enjoyed them all immensely this summer…

It’s so marvelous on a hot day to be able to cool off at at the sea shore: wading in tidal pools, catching crabs, digging for mussels, scouring the beach for pretty shells. White Rock is one of my favorite places in the world.


And then there’s the gorgeous lakes: the shock of the cool, refreshing water as you dive in off the dock, the boating and kayaking, the thousands of tadpoles to catch and release. The great time spent with family for 4 blissful days at Kawkawa.


There’s just no way that WINTER can ever compete with SUMMER in my opinion. I’m dreading the return of tights and coats, of damp and moss, of dark and dreary. Summer, I love you. Summer in the Fraser Valley, I love you to Canus Majoris and back. ;)

Enjoy these last couple weeks before school starts friends! cheers

Osoyoos – yet again.

The 8th year here. Same great hotel, people, sunshine and fun. I didn’t plan on taking many pictures, but sometimes things just don’t go according to plan. ;) Many vivid, colourful memories to treasure…and share.

So thankful for these great kids, who allow me to clamber into the middle of the lake with my camera, waited for me to count to three, and then JUMPED off the boat. :) Some of my fave pics ever!


Look at this adorable bunch. We lucked out because the pool was closed for a couple of days (and usually the kids go swimming there with the guys until their bedtime while we ladies clean up dinner), so I was able to shoot the kids swimming in the beautiful, golden evening light…


If only that beach stayed as clean and neat all day as it is here, first thing in the morning! :)


Another marvelous year. Rooms are already booked for 2015 and I can’t wait to return dv. xox friends!

Casey Kerkhoff - August 11, 2014 - 10:38 pm

That was mom commenting Kris, just went on Casey’s facebook.

Casey Kerkhoff - August 11, 2014 - 10:37 pm

Again beautiful pictures of what looks like a wonderful time. Such special memories are made every summer for adults and children. I wish someone could paint the picture of the waves rolling onto the beach in the soft evening light for me. Gorgeous colours!!

Margaret Ann - August 11, 2014 - 10:25 pm

Beautiful pictures!

Phil & Evalynn Engaged!

My nephew Phil and his lovely girlfriend fiance Evalynn asked if I’d please shoot their engagement pictures, and well, with a couple this good looking there was simply no way I could say no! :) (They’re looking for a wedding photog – I’ll pass on their info to the highest bidder! ;)) We had such a fun time dashing about downtown Chilliwack; it was a Monday night and oddly we were virtually the only people out and about that night. No complaints here from a photog’s stand-point, of course…that makes shooting in the middle of city streets perfectly harmless! :)



Aren’t they a rather good-looking couple?!? We headed off to catch the last of the sun’s rays in the country…


Thanks so much Phil and Evalynn for having me shoot your engagement pictures. I hope you love your pics as much as I loved shooting you! :) Happy wedding planning. xox

Trish Anker - August 9, 2014 - 3:37 am

what a cute couple! great pictures :)

Carey-Jane Sinke - August 8, 2014 - 7:56 pm

Pretty! I like the Mill Street pictures but love the country ones!

Keira & Brayden in Osoyoos

It’s been far too long since I’ve shot, since I’ve edited, since I’ve blogged…these beautiful, warm summer days/evenings are (sadly) flying by.

BUT, I’ve finally finished these pics from a few weeks ago that I shot in Osoyoos. These two kids are some of the sweetest, cutest, kids I’ve ever known. When I saw the boat that they brought along for the week, I mentioned to their mom Ella, that we should do a photoshoot of her kids in it…well, it wasn’t until Friday evening (the last evening there) that we finally made it happen. Spur of the moment. As in Ella hollered down from her room to me laying on the beach, soaking up the day’s final rays, “hey Kris, you up for shooting the kids now?” and I ran up to my room to throw on a swimsuit, as she rummaged through her suitcase for some clothes to change the kids into from their pj’s, we threw the boat in the water and started shooting. Like mad, quickly, before the sun went down. The whole session (my dream session, really!!) lasted a mere five minutes; exactly as long as we’d promised the kids it would last. :) Five minutes, of gorgeous light and lovely kids.

I’m so excited to share these! :)



Thanks El for making this work…I’ll shoot your cuties any time! More pics of Osoyoos coming up soon…

Happy Wednesday, friends! Hope your week is great. :)

Trish Anker - August 9, 2014 - 3:38 am

Oh my word! They couldn’t get any more adorable! A little mini Ron and mini Ella :)

Jack Klaassen - August 7, 2014 - 1:28 pm

Great job Kristy! And all wrapped in 5 minutes – that’s awesome! That’s a salespitch in itself!

Baby Mason | Chilliwack Baby Photographer

Why this beautiful baby hasn’t been shared with you all earlier, I have no idea! It’s a cryin’ shame really. ;)

My little neighbor boys got an adorable baby brother a few months back…He’s loved to smithereens and getting cuter (who’d have thought it possible?!) by the day.


Those cheeks! So kissable. :)

Have a marvelous (sunny – YAY!!) weekend, friends. xo

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LeanneM - July 25, 2014 - 5:33 pm

SO stinkin’ cute!! Times three! Love the shots with the John Deere’s and with the beautiful mommy :)

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