Family

Canatara Park Family Session

A Canatara Park Family Session always yields so much variety! The endless trails, variety of greenery and the beautiful beach are all beautiful backdrops for a family session.

The Scott’s met me in the park by the animal farm and we explored some trails as the sun started to set. It was a beautiful August evening, not too humid and not too many mosquitoes in the grass.

Canatara Park Family Session
Canatara Park Family Session

Our adventure then led us to the beach for the most beautiful sunset. Ending a session on the beach is the perfect way to unwind, have some fun and get a little dirty. Who doesn’t love a little sand in their toes on a summer night? Pairs perfectly with an ice cream cone in my opinion 🙂

Canatara Park Family Session
Canatara Park Family Session
Canatara Park Family Session
Canatara Park Family Session
Canatara Park Family Session

Have you seen anything sweeter than these three? Oh my goodness they were so cute. Those big brothers were so kind and loving to their sister. They each had beautiful personalities shining through that come only from a loving home.

Canatara Park Family Session
Canatara Park Family Session
Canatara Park Family Session
Canatara Park Family Session
Canatara Park Family Session
Canatara Park Family Session
Canatara Park Family Session

Seriously, how sweet is this crew? And this little gal’s dress was handmade by her grandma – how special is that to be included in their family session?

Canatara Park Family Session
Canatara Park Family Session

Those last few minutes of your session, getting a little dirty, letting go of control and embracing the chaos – that is where the magic is! I always get the “money shots” at the start of your session so we can relax a little at the end, let the kids have some freedom to play and explore. These are always the best moments to capture each individual personality.

Want to meet up for a Canatara Park Family Session? Or maybe you have a spot that is meaningful to you and your crew – a park, your boat, cottage, your favourite path? Let’s explore together! Get in touch today and we can start planning your next family adventure.

Scott Family | Canatara Park Family Session

Family Photography Chatham-Kent

I don’t often get to work with teenagers, but this session was so much fun! I met the Perry’s on their family farm just a stone throw from our home. They hadn’t had family photos done in a very long time and wanted an update. Like many others in 2020, they specifically requested a front porch photo and some “school photos” in case normal school portraits were a no-go, and I happily obliged!

Most of the tools in my toolbox are for younger kids, but the bonus of working with teenagers is they easily follow instructions! We has some good laughs together, evident in the grins, even with minimal potty humour!

Family Photography Chatham-Kent
Family Photography Chatham-Kent
Family Photography Chatham-Kent
Family Photography Chatham-Kent
Family Photography Chatham-Kent
Family Photography Chatham-Kent
Family Photography Chatham-Kent
Family Photography Chatham-Kent
Family Photography Chatham-Kent
Family Photography Chatham-Kent
Family Photography Chatham-Kent
Family Photography Chatham-Kent

One thing I always try to capture is Mom with the kids – no matter their age. And while shooting this session I distinctly remember wanting to make sure that relationship really shone in the images. Mom is usually the one behind the camera and there is often a gap in family albums – we have to search deep for photographs of Mom! I always strive to give mom that image that really reflects her deep love; an image where she can SEE how her love glows. I like to think those images are the ones our children will cherish long after we are gone, images of that “love sick” look on our face as we stare at our babies. In my experience there is nothing more fulfilling than knowing you are loved unconditionally.

Family Photography Chatham-Kent
Family Photography Chatham-Kent
Family Photography Chatham-Kent

If there was ever an argument for whether golden hour is as fantastic as everyone claims, this would be it! Also, if you ever want to finish your session by swinging on your tire swing at sunsets, just let me know. You are NEVER too old for a tire swing!

If you are here looking for Family Photography in Chatham-Kent, please reach out today! I would love to meet up and explore with you!

Perry Family | Family Photography Chatham-Kent

Lambton Family Photographer

Extended family sessions are always so much fun! There is something so special about including grandparents in your sessions. They naturally bring on a sense of relaxation to mom and dad while making it extra fun for the kids.

The Wilson’s met me at McDonald Park in Port Lambton for an afternoon of giggles and fun by the water. This location is always perfect for summer light and has lots of room to run around and play. With two families + grandparents, there was no question it was going to be fun!

Lambton Family Photographer
Lambton Family Photographer

The girls were absolutely in LOVE with their little cousin and they all looked so beautiful together in that sunlight. Their snuggles, hugs and kisses came so naturally.

Lambton Family Photographer
Lambton Family Photographer
Lambton Family Photographer
Lambton Family Photographer

Forever obsessed with twirling dresses and hair in the sunlight!

Lambton Family Photographer
Lambton Family Photographer
Lambton Family Photographer
Lambton Family Photographer

Are you looking for a Lambton Family Photographer? If so, I would LOVE to hear from you! Contact me today to book your extended family session!

Wilson Family | Lambton Family Photographer

Brittany VanRuymbeke is a lifestyle wedding and family photographer in Chatham-Kent sharing a summer lifestyle session with the Feddes Family.

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I have had the pleasure of working with this beautiful family on so many occasions and it never gets old! They always have so much fun together and are just pleasant people all around. They met me out in Port Lambton for my first round of summer mini sessions this year and although it was quick, it was a lot of fun. One of the draw backs of mini sessions is you don’t have as much time to catch up and chat before or after! And especially with the year we have had, these small pockets of social interaction have been so important.

Have a gander through the entire set, which is guaranteed to put a smile on your face! Get in touch with me today to book your own summer lifestyle session.

Summer Lifestyle Session
Summer Lifestyle Session
Summer Lifestyle Session
Summer Lifestyle Session
Summer Lifestyle Session
Summer Lifestyle Session
Summer Lifestyle Session

Pretty freaking adorable, right? I can’t wait for the next time these smiling faces are in front of my camera again.

At this point in the pandemic I am unsure what my 2021 shooting schedule will look like. This year I offered a lot of mini sessions to try to make up for months of lost work, however I really missed that full session experience with everyone! I totally understand why people love them with their young kids, but I hate having to rush! What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below! What is your ideal session length and why?

Summer Lifestyle Session | Feddes Family

Brittany VanRuymbeke is an Ontario family photographer sharing a Lambton sunset family session. Interested in booking a family session? Contact me today for more information!

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Lambton Sunset Family Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke

This beautiful family joined me for the first round of my summer mini sessions. It was my first time working with them (I still get butterflies in my stomach the first time I work with a new client!) and I am so glad they trusted me!

A few of my favourite images of the year came out of this session. The light was magical! And there is nothing that photographs better than a relaxed family that genuinely enjoys each others company.

Lambton Sunset Family Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Lambton Sunset Family Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Lambton Sunset Family Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Lambton Sunset Family Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Lambton Sunset Family Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Lambton Sunset Family Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Lambton Sunset Family Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Lambton Sunset Family Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Lambton Sunset Family Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke

Thank you again Kristen and Bobby! I hope decades from now you look back on these and smile big.

To book a family session, send me a message here!

Lambton Sunset Family Session | Apothecary Family

Brittany VanRuymbeke is a Port Lambton Family Photographer and specializes in lifestyle families, newborns and weddings. To see more of her family work, click here.

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Port Lambton Family Photographer, Brittany VanRuymbeke

This beautiful family came to see me on my first round of minis for the season and to say they set the bar high would be an understatement. The boys were so much fun, the light was perfect, and their outfits were on point.

Mini sessions can be hard to “get into”, meaning we only have 20 minutes and it can be hard for everyone to relax into the session and have fun. This is typically why I only offer mini sessions to previous clients, because the kids already know me and we have a rapport built. During a typical lifestyle session that first 20 minutes would be mostly some ice breakers and getting that “grandma’s fridge” shot before the kids go wild. Working quickly during a mini session can challenge me to get everyone relaxed and comfortable before getting those fun lifestyle shots of the kids that I am known for.

These guys absolutely nailed it with their session. It really set the tone for a fun night of minis and I was smiling ear to ear when it came time to deliver their gallery. Have a look at all this goodness – all from a 20 minute mini session! Can you believe it?

Port Lambton Family Photographer
Port Lambton Family Photographer, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Port Lambton Family Photographer, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Port Lambton Family Photographer, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Port Lambton Family Photographer, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Port Lambton Family Photographer, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Port Lambton Family Photographer, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Port Lambton Family Photographer, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Port Lambton Family Photographer, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Port Lambton Family Photographer, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Port Lambton Family Photographer, Brittany VanRuymbeke

See what I mean? Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much Brianne and Mason – I hope to see you guys again year after year!

To book your next family session with Port Lambton Family Photographer Brittany VanRuymbeke, click here!

Port Lambton Family Photographer | Kraayenbrink Family Session

Brittany VanRuymbeke is a lifestyle wedding and family photographer servicing Southwestern Ontario. Scroll down to see Meg & Jake’s summer sunset maternity session on a family farm in Chatham-Kent, Ontario.

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Sunset Maternity Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke

When we were planning Meg and Jake’s sunset maternity session I asked her “How do you feel about hanging out in a wheat field?” Her and Jake were totally down, and her grandparents who live on a beautiful farm in Port Lambton just happened to have wheat planted all around them this year. It was meant to be! Wed had the perfect summer evening where it wasn’t too hot and we weren’t chased away by mosquitoes the minute the clock struck 7.

Sunset Maternity Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Sunset Maternity Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Sunset Maternity Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke

You would never guess it, but Jake and Meg had never had professional pictures taken together. They were also recently engaged, so I made sure to include that part of their story as much as I could. We already knew each other going into the session and they were comfortable with me, but I reassured them it would be relaxed and fun.

Sunset Maternity Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Sunset Maternity Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Sunset Maternity Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Sunset Maternity Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Sunset Maternity Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Sunset Maternity Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Sunset Maternity Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke

We had some fun in the wheat field and around the farm and waited out the clouds for that glorious summer sunset we all spend our winters dreaming about. We ended up having a lot of laughs together and it went down as one of my favourite sessions from this year. Pregnancy isn’t always everyone’s favourite moment of life (thank you heart burn), but it is such a special time to document. Your life is on the brink of change, and your heart is full of gratitude and wonder.

Sunset Maternity Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Sunset Maternity Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Sunset Maternity Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Sunset Maternity Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Sunset Maternity Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Sunset Maternity Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Sunset Maternity Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Sunset Maternity Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke
Sunset Maternity Session, Brittany VanRuymbeke

Thank you Meg & Jake for hiring me to tell this tiny piece of your story. You are both wonderful parents to Scarlett and I can’t wait to work with you again one day (maybe for an elopement, Meg?!)

If you are looking to book a sunset maternity session with me, please get in touch today! I would love to hear from you!

Sunset Maternity Session | Meg + Jake

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