London Ontario Family Photographer | deBakker Extended Family Session

Brittany VanRuymbeke is a London Ontario Family Photographer based in Chatham-Kent. She specializes in lifestyle photography and in-home sessions.

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There is nothing that makes me more grateful for this job than when families continue to come back! Seeing families year after year is the greatest compliment. I always have so much fun with this family – scrolling through you can see how much they genuinely love spending time together!

London Ontario Family Photographer - Extended Family Session - Brittany VanRuymbeke Photos + Films

Extended family sessions can be more rigid than normal lifestyle sessions because I make sure to spend time with each individual family and capture the specific groups that everyone wants. Especially when blended families (my favourite!) are involved, the levels of groups greatly increases. That being said, I love when we get time to just hang after. As you will see in this session, as things progressed the defined “family groups” split up and there are images of natural groupings and interactions. Not only is this awesome because it is natural, but it also highlights some pretty great connections within a family that might not be obvious – like that favourite aunt or uncle!

London Ontario Family Photographer - Extended Family Session - Brittany VanRuymbeke Photos + Films
London Ontario Family Photographer - Extended Family Session - Brittany VanRuymbeke Photos + Films
London Ontario Family Photographer - Extended Family Session - Brittany VanRuymbeke Photos + Films

Grandparents are often the reason why we are all there – because, duh, they are the best things ever – so I always make sure to grab those giggles that only Gma and Pops can get.

London Ontario Family Photographer - Extended Family Session - Brittany VanRuymbeke Photos + Films
London Ontario Family Photographer - Extended Family Session - Brittany VanRuymbeke Photos + Films
London Ontario Family Photographer - Extended Family Session - Brittany VanRuymbeke Photos + Films
London Ontario Family Photographer - Extended Family Session - Brittany VanRuymbeke Photos + Films
London Ontario Family Photographer - Extended Family Session - Brittany VanRuymbeke Photos + Films

A fun, creative and timeless group shot is where I start and end. I make sure to get one off the pop (see above) just in case there are any meltdowns along the way. Near the end I grab another one – everyone has relaxed and at this point we are having fun!

London Ontario Family Photographer - Extended Family Session - Brittany VanRuymbeke Photos + Films
London Ontario Family Photographer - Extended Family Session - Brittany VanRuymbeke Photos + Films
London Ontario Family Photographer - Extended Family Session - Brittany VanRuymbeke Photos + Films
London Ontario Family Photographer - Extended Family Session - Brittany VanRuymbeke Photos + Films

And then we do what these deBakker’s do best – we have fun together! This family is the best possible example because you can tell they spend a lot of time together and value each others company. Every time I get to hang out with this group I leave with a huge smile on my face!

London Ontario Family Photographer - Extended Family Session - Brittany VanRuymbeke Photos + Films
London Ontario Family Photographer - Extended Family Session - Brittany VanRuymbeke Photos + Films
London Ontario Family Photographer - Extended Family Session - Brittany VanRuymbeke Photos + Films
London Ontario Family Photographer - Extended Family Session - Brittany VanRuymbeke Photos + Films
London Ontario Family Photographer - Extended Family Session - Brittany VanRuymbeke Photos + Films
London Ontario Family Photographer - Extended Family Session - Brittany VanRuymbeke Photos + Films

Thank you again and again deBakker’s for having me join you for a fun evening! I will never tire of sessions like this!

If you are looking for a London Ontario Family Photographer and are interested in booking a lifestyle family session or extended family session get in touch today!

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