Wash / Van Trip [part 7]

We tried to pack a lot in for the only full day we were in Vancouver. Our first stop was at Lynn Canyon Park where the main attraction was the suspension bridge, however, there were many other great things about this park as well.

The exterior of our Airbnb was absolutely gorgeous. I need a bigger version of this 'lil house immediately.

In the afternoon we stopped by The Whip for some salmon fritters and then walked around the corner to Brassneck to try some beer. On the same block was Cartems Donuterie where we stopped to pick up a couple doughnuts for the following day. If I suggest any block in Vancouver to you, it might be this one. It has it all.

After picking up the doughnuts we drove straight to Kitsilano Beach Park. It took a little while to find parking, but once we did we made our way quickly to the beach as the sun was setting. It was a great night with beautiful colors and a bright moon. 

Wash / Van Trip [part 6]

On the sixth day of our trip we made our way off Vancouver Island. We left our cute little cabin and stopped at Coastal Kitchen Cafe for a delicious breakfast before heading to the ferry. 

The ferry ride was beautiful. Again, most people sat inside reading or talking while we walked around the whole ferry taking in all the sights. 

Once we arrived in the city, we stopped at Lucky's Doughnuts for a treat and coffee. Their salted caramel old fashion may be my favorite doughnut ever [that is some high praise!]. 

The Airbnb we stayed at wasn't too far from Lucky's. It was a cute little place which worked perfect for us.

It was the middle of the afternoon and we didn't feel like driving after we had spent most of our day already in the car and on the ferry. We ended up walking to Queen Elizabeth Park which was about a mile and a half away. The gardens were beautiful and the views of the city weren't too bad either. On our walk back home we were treated to an amazing sunset which was quite nice too.

We ended the night by eating at Tacofino, a restaurant which originated as a food truck in Tofino [on Vancouver Island]. 

the g family

Fall is my favorite time of year. The trees are beautiful. The weather is cool and crisp...unless you've got a photo session with this family. 

A couple years ago I took photos for my friends in the fall and it was an unusually hot day. Fast forward to pictures last fall and it was abnormally hot again! I guess we should just be happy it wasn't rain. Or snow.

These two kids are so much fun. Bryn followed me around, telling me lots of stories. She's super adorable and her dresses are too cute. I told her I liked her shoes and she gave me the bad news that they didn't come in my size.

Her little brother Cade was just about to turn one and was starting to walk. Glad I was able to see him take a few steps! 

Take a look at some of my favorites shots from the day:

twins o + k

I met these two handsome twins, Owen + Kellen, last summer. They were full of energy which made our session a lot of fun.

They ran around the park finding the biggest branches they could, pointing out bridges and chasing ducks. Their dad arrived about a half hour after they did, and as their mom predicted, these two couldn't contain their excitement to see him. 

I'm sure they would have stayed at the park all night, but before we knew it, the sun was setting and it was time to go home. Spending time with this lovely family was a great way to end the day.

sisters kate + charlotte

I'm happy I was able to take pictures of this family a few months before they moved out west. We had a perfect fall day to walk to a park near their house. The oldest, Kate, is quite an adventurous little girl. She was climbing, swinging and running around, nothing would stop her! Then there's the littlest, Charlotte, who loves to laugh at her sister, but I'm sure she won't be too far behind her racing around soon. 

Thanks for inviting me over last fall. Eric + I are eagerly awaiting you to buy us plane tickets to visit in Oregon! ;)