Lifestyle Family Heritage House Photoshoot

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This house is a photographer’s dream for lifestyle family sessions! The big open areas  of this beautiful heritage house had bright white walls and lots of open space for me to shoot in. I could comfortable use my favourite lens, 50mm 1.2, without bumping in to any walls, and the light painted walls helped keep the photos bright. Add some adorable children in princess dress up clothes and beautiful mamas and it’s the perfect shoot.

This session takes place with two sisters and their adorable children and grandmother.  I really love shooting lifestyle at the families home because the children are so comfortable and have so much to keep them busy. We spend half an hour in their rooms playing dress up, then head downstairs for lunch. Momma makes some awesome pizza in the outdoor pizza oven and the girls get to spend some time with grandma. After lunch I follow some newborn’s around the house before doing some more formal family sessions in the living room. The dad’s pop in at the end for a quick group photo and then it’s time to head home. The house is so full of love and children’s laughter that it’s hard to leave!

baby sipping bottle in crib children eating at table  I can’t believe how big this one is getting… she came to St Maarten for a visit with her parents when she was 5 months, that was the last time I saw her!   grandma and baby bright white photo of kids in heritage house momma in heritage house baby boy drinking bottle in crib  Vancouver Photographer Vancouver Photographer girl in bunk bed  child in bunk bed with toys Vancouver Photographer Vancouver Photographer mom kissing sons forehead young girl in bunkbed Vancouver Photographer kids pulling hair  children with teddy bears baby on moms back girls playing ni bunk bed Vancouver Photographer Vancouver Photographer   This beautiful heritage house has been restored and decorated with a lovely mix of modern and Vintage. I love houses that have a history, and this house even had a staircase for servants, just like Downton Abbey!girl in tiara by window  baby on bed white linens baby on bed soft focus Vancouver Photographer baby girl on moms shoulder mom holding baby   Vancouver PhotographerVancouver Photographer black and white family on couch Vancouver Photographer   baby yawning baby holding hatgirl in princess outfit Vancouver Photographer  black and white mom holding yawning babygirl eating supper A multi generation shot with my, my mom, aunt, cousins and their little ones. My mom’s holding on to that baby pretty tight… sorry mom, no grandkids yet! multi generation shoot Vancouver Photographer Vancouver Photographer Vancouver Photographer  baby not smiling baby boy with blue eyes Vancouver PhotographerYou might remember these beautiful sisters from previous posts, Nat came to visit me in St Maarten a few years ago and Laura put her faith in my as my first bride way back in 2009. Their families have grown since they were last on the blog and I got a chance to visit them and their newest little ones recently. I don’t get down to Oshawa, Ontario often, but when I do it’s crazy and fun and always results in some awesome photos!

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    Caroline is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, in Yaletown and In Simpson Bay in St Maarten. In addition to wedding coverage, Caroline Ross Photography also provides services for boudoir, fashion, editorial family and newborn sessions.