There’s a certain magic in a chaotic family photo session. Sometimes when parents see their kids acting goofy during a photo shoot they try to discourage it, but I always feel that that wildness is a better reflection of who the kids really were at that age, and therefore better for preserving the real family memories from this special time in life. As a candid family photographer, I always direct (loosely!) to inspire a whirlwind of laughter, unexpected moments, and genuine connection.

The Perfect Setting: Uplands Park

Nestled in the heart of Victoria, BC, Uplands Park is seasonal location (best in Spring, Summer and Fall) that offers a variety of backgrounds. Its diverse landscapes create a dynamic playground where families can explore, play, and just be themselves. On this particular day, the weather was perfect – a gentle breeze rustled the tall, golden grasses, and the evening light bathed us all in a warm glow.

The Family: A Symphony of Personalities

The family I had the honor of photographing was a lively bunch. With seven kids under the age of ten and parents and grandparents who were as enthusiastic as their children, the session was bound to be anything but dull. From the moment we arrived at Uplands Park, the kids were off and running and the parents were laughing as they tried to keep up.

As a candid family photographer, my goal was to capture these authentic moments – the unposed, genuine interactions that tell the story of a playful day in the park. And boy, did this family give me plenty to work with!

By the end of the session, we had a collection of photos that truly captured the spirit of this wonderful family. Each image tells a story – the playful banter between siblings, the tender moments with parents, the uninhibited joy of the children exploring nature. These are the family photo moments I live for. They’re not perfectly posed or meticulously planned, but they are real, and that’s what makes them beautiful.

Why Choose a Candid Family Photographer?

Opting to book a candid family photographer means choosing to capture your family as they truly are. It’s about embracing the realness and finding the beauty in the unexpected.

If you’re looking for a candid family photographer to capture beautiful family memories of joy, laughter, and love, I would love to chat with you! Let’s embrace the chaos, and create some playful memories together ❤️

Embracing the Chaos: Your Candid Family Photographer


I respectfully acknowledge that my place of business is within the ancestral, unsurrendered and unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ Nations.