Sunday, September 30, 2012

The White Family

I met Lesley and Drew a year ago when they tied the knot in Cates Park. It was a beautiful and emotional ceremony, and I was thrilled to be a part of their big day! But one year later, they decided photos were in the works as a surprise for grandma. The whole family participated, and we rekindled the flame by heading back to Cates Park. Everyone was so wonderful and we had a lot of laughs :)


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Botteselle Surprise

North Vancouver is great... It is really the people here that make up such a wonderful community! I have been blessed that families in this area choose me to be their photographer, and recommend me to others. This set of siblings contacted me to surprise their parents with photos as a gift towards their 20th wedding anniversary. I couldn't resist since I am also close with their mom who works at my school.
Now you should know, that I taught the youngest two, since I have lived in Vancouver. Matteo, the youngest had been my student for four years, and graduated last year. As I finished taking his photos he said "Thanks Kayla" as opposed to Miss Beiler, or as the kids call me, Mademoiselle. I had a true kick out of that, that we can be totally comfortable with each other regardless of the fact that I was his teacher practically his whole primary days!
Check out the extent these guys went to in constructing amazing signs for their parents. A lot of love went into this shoot :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Make your wall warm :)

Today I received my shipment of wrapped canvas...yay! I started out small, with two favourites from this summer, to make me feel more at home, in my new home! And I love the result! Combined with a canvas I had for years (thank you Ikea) I added some warmth to my living room :)
Check out the close up of the different types of wrapping. I got one of each, stretched and scaled. Love love love!