I am a mom, wife, daughter, neighbour and friend.
I have lived on three continents, in four countries, four states, and one province.
MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT
was traveling across country by myself with a 1-year-old and 4-year-old...and a 5-hr flight delay.
MY FAMILY CONSISTS OF
The love of my life is a
Canon 5D Mark IV.
My first D-SLR
was a Canon Rebel.
My walkabout lens is a Canon 24-70 f/2.8. It's such a beauty!
MY STRANGEST STORY
involves bringing a stray cat from rural Japan to Connecticut....four airports, three airlines and one unhappy feline.
My kids are my inspiration...but they groan when my cameras come out.
MY ODDEST PROP
is a farting pig.
Yes, you read that right.
There's nothing like the joy of a child. Ever since I was young, much of my world has consisted of working with children - in my adult years, as a teacher and as a (figure skating) coach. I have a master's degree in education from a fairly well-known California university whose unofficial mascot is bizarrely a tree. (Yep, a tree!). Coupled with a simultaneous love for photography throughout much of my life, I've been blessed to have quite the interesting path and exciting journey.
Photography is my way of capturing the beauty of the world of children, of treasuring the authentic moments and joy of this unique journey that is our world. I strive to capture emotion through the camera, of highlighting the feelings that frame our memories. A photo session for me is as much centred around capturing relationships and authentic feelings as it is about documenting the family members.
Along these lines, my editing style is gently-touched, allowing my images to focus on the natural beauty of your family. My camera is my tool; I've spent years mastering it and refining my work. Post session, I work hard to keep images reflective of their natural state as much as possible, using editing techniques that enhance the images while leaving them true to our beautiful world around us. For more about my style, please visit this link.
If this sounds like something you would like to have for your family, please drop me a note. I love helping my clients document forever the beauty of childhood, of family and of the world that surrounds us today.
…and of course, a disclaimer: my work is certainly not limited to those with children under the age of 18. Are you a child at heart? Do you consider yourself to be fun-loving and eager for authentic portraits? I am happy to work with children of all ages and am happy to work with fun-loving adults at any point in their journey!
I am a member of the Delta Photo Club and the Ladner Business Association.
Based out of Ladner BC, and proudly serving South Delta, the lower mainland, metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera... they are made with the eye, heart and head.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson
Kirsten Laufer Photography
In the heart of Ladner Village
Delta, British Columbia