Category Archives: Family

Super family shoot!

Being a wedding photographer is a funny gig sometimes.  I get hired by people to document some of their most special memories on arguably one of the biggest days of their lives.  I essentially parachute in for the big day, try not to stick out like a sore thumb, take my photos and leave.  During a wedding…

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Family Photos -The Bissonette Family -Rosseau Ontario

Denise emailed me a few months ago and said her family wanted to do a photo shoot to celebrate her mom and dads 50th anniversary.  They all love the cottage and wanted to do a shoot on the water.  I drove up to Rosseau on one of the hottest days of this summer and as luck…

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  • Corine GreenAugust 12, 2016 - 3:51 am

    These are beautiful Rick. You’ve captured not only the warmth of the day but the warmth in the family, Nice.ReplyCancel

  • Donna Preston-van Der ValkAugust 12, 2016 - 11:37 am

    Wow. Very nice!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bissonette OrtonAugust 12, 2016 - 1:37 pm

    Rick these are amazing! Thanks so much for a great night on the island with your sense of adventure for the family boat ride and patience with 8 adults, 7 kids and 3 dogs!ReplyCancel

  • Leeanne TalaricoAugust 12, 2016 - 2:23 pm

    Great photos! Beautiful family, beautiful background. Nice job, Rick.ReplyCancel

  • Kevin BeirnessAugust 12, 2016 - 6:05 pm

    Great pictures of a great familyReplyCancel

  • Pam Taylor BissonetteAugust 13, 2016 - 9:10 am

    These pictures are absolutely wonderful! Beautiful family and a perfect location to capture the strong and loving family bond. Brilliant!ReplyCancel

  • Christina Bissonette LinesAugust 13, 2016 - 1:10 pm

    Rick, it was a pleasure to meet you and so happy we choose you as our family photographer. The pictures look great! Blueberry Island is one of our favourite spots on Lake Joe and you captured it so well with the lighting. Thank you for your patience with all us including Adam’s panicked appearance on his break from work at Rocky Crest. He surprisingly looks more relaxed than he was. Can’t wait to see all the photos.ReplyCancel

  • Linda SinasacAugust 13, 2016 - 3:53 pm

    Great photography capturing the love and bond of a wonderful family! Congratulations on your 50th anniversary to a fantastic couple – Ken & Bernice! .ReplyCancel

  • Carla EastwoodAugust 13, 2016 - 11:08 pm

    Hi Dave and Denise – we just looked at these photos and they are so beautiful!!! Happy Anniversary to your parents too – 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Carla EastwoodAugust 13, 2016 - 11:11 pm

    Just realized I should post this to facebook so that Dave and Denise can see it! We just looked at your photos and they are so beautiful!!! Happy Anniversary to your parents too 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Bev HawkriggAugust 14, 2016 - 1:34 pm

    WOW …… great pictures !!! Rick has done an amazing job…..each & every picture is fabulous….loads of smiles & hugs happening. Feel the love !!ReplyCancel

Family Shoot -Diab Family -Barrie Ontario

A few weekends ago I got to spend a nice Saturday evening with the Diab family taking photos.  Rosy contacted me a few months ago about doing a shoot with her husband and kids and they came up to Barrie to do it.  We had a nice afternoon and got some really special photos here…

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  • Rosy DiabJuly 5, 2016 - 2:53 am

    Thank you Rick!!! It was amazing working with you… It was a fun time for us and the kids really liked you! Thank you again 🙂ReplyCancel

Family Shoot -The Bell Family -Barrie Ontario

The return of the Bell Family!!  Check this out  Shoot #1, Shoot #2, and now shoot 3.  Look how big these kids are getting!  My hope is that we continue to do this every few years until these guys are big and we have a collection through the years.  It was great to see everyone…

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  • Sonya BellJune 22, 2016 - 10:54 am

    amazing! as usual Rick Van Der Valk, thank you so much!!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal PerryJune 22, 2016 - 11:19 am

    Holy great pics my dear. Everyone looks fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • Myndie AndradeJune 22, 2016 - 11:34 am

    Great pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Pauline PayneJune 22, 2016 - 12:21 pm

    Beautiful pictures ,beautiful familyReplyCancel

  • Laurie LeeJune 22, 2016 - 8:52 pm

    Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Marland-PeltoniemiJune 23, 2016 - 11:28 am

    Really great pictures!!ReplyCancel

Family Shoot – The Peltoniemi and Cabauatan Families -Barrie Ontario

Winter is long gone and summer time weddings and family shoots are kicking into high gear.  Getting together with clients I have worked with before is always my favourite.  I love to catch up with everyone and see what is new with them.  I had the pleasure of shooting Shelley and Glenns wedding a few years…

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  • Jennifer Marland-PeltoniemiJune 20, 2016 - 2:51 am

    Love them!!! You are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Margie And-Carl PeltoniemiJune 20, 2016 - 11:09 am

    Omg they are so beautiful! Beyond expectation!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gail Stewart PeltoniemiJune 20, 2016 - 11:12 am

    amazing family pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Louise Lacasse RooneyJune 21, 2016 - 1:32 am

    Great photos !! Beautiful family !!!ReplyCancel