Emily & Sam


Emily & Sam Whytecliff Engagement

It has been so long since we have shared our work on our blog! We are kicking off a string of new posts from this past summer with Sam and Emily. 

This engagement session was exactly 1 month after Aspen was born, and we were excited to hang out at one of our favourite sunset spots in Vancouver, Whytecliff Park. It was pretty busy for a Monday night, but we lucked out with some quiet spots before the sun started to set. It is spots like these that consistently take our breath away, reminding us how nice our part of the world really is. If you have never been before.. do yourself a favour and go.

The one thing we noticed right away about Sam and Emily is how calm and comfortable they are around each other and how they make everyone around them feel the same. Could spend many more nights with these two talking about life, taking pictures, and enjoying beautiful Vancouver. 

Stay tuned for their wedding which took place this past August! 

Aspen Theodore

We've been a little quiet over here on the blog and that's because we welcome our first born into the world!

Aspen Theodore Koebel was born at 10:08am on April 22, 2017! Aspen was measuring about 5 weeks behind and after an ultrasound on April 20th it was determined he was better off coming sooner rather than later. We were called on Friday April 21 to come to the hospital to be induced, after a minor freak out we headed to the hospital "prepared" to have a baby! When we got there, they were full so I was given an NST, checked and sent home to come back the next morning to be induced. On our way out our midwife said "pray you go into labour tonight". So on that note we left the hospital and started praying that this baby would come soon so that I wouldn't have to be induced.

We went out for dinner on one last date with just the two of us and as we sat down at the restaurant I WENT INTO LABOUR! Seriously we couldn't believe it. I ended up labouring all night before heading to the hospital around 1am where my water broke in the parking lot (cue the laughter and screaming, seriously so weird). I was admitted and laboured for 14 hours (worst pain of my life).

Just as I was about to ask for the drugs (why didn't I ask earlier?, mental note for next time. Props to you mama's who do it without), Aspen went into distress and his heart rate dropped drastically and did not come back up.

Within 30 minutes he was born via emergency c-section. Although absolutely nothing went as planned and it hurts my heart a bit how it all went down (never thought I would care, but when it happens to you, you care and you care a lot), we are so happy that he arrived healthy weighing in at 6lbs 8oz. Just going to take a minute to praise my midwives and nurses... nurses DO EVERYTHING FOR YOU, THEY ARE THE BEST HUMAN BEINGS EVER

After a few days in the hospital we came home and oh what a ride that was (why does no one prepare c-section mamma's for the car ride home? OW). We hunkered down at home for the first week while I healed (tried to heal? How are you supposed to heal from a major surgery while caring for a newborn?). We had so many visitors and help from our family and friends. We had a meal train set up by a friend and had dinner brought to us every single night for 3 weeks straight, such a blessing. Aspen stayed true to how he was in my belly and NEVER slept. You may be thinking but look at those cute photos of him snoozing... ya he didn't sleep more than 1-2 hours at a time for the first 2 months of his life (coffee please!). 

As much as I wanted to have newborn photos done right away, I was just not in any shape to have photos done (c-section recovery is no joke). After 3 weeks we had the wonderful Julie Christine from Julie Christine Photography come and capture our little family of 3 in our home. 

I probably take about 50 pictures a day of our little Aspen (not kidding, maybe even more). He'll probably be the most photographed child you know but seriously who wouldn't? Look at that little sweet face! 

Anne & Dylan

Anne & Dylan Pitt Lake Engagement

Sometimes people make you laugh. Anne and Dylan became these people when they expressed that they were a bit nervous because they had never had their photos taken before. What caused us to laugh is how good their nerves looked! Not sure if they believed us when we told them how well things were going, but after seeing these photos we wish we looked this good when we are nervous. 

We are very excited to spend more time with these guys on their wedding day in Manning Park this upcoming summer. Adventure is in their blood, and we can't think of a better way to celebrate their love for each other and the outdoors, than to flee to the mountains with family and friends. Praying for sunshine and maybe a few deer to grace the ceremony!!