Be it a 50th wedding anniversary, an 80th birthday party or an annual family vacation, Tofino is the perfect spot for a family reunion. It’s also the perfect spot for a portrait session with all your loved ones on the beach. That’s where I come in.My family reunion sessions are dynamic and creative. I capture both naturally posed and candid images. Sometimes it feels more like I’m leading an fitness workout as I get everyone to walk and run on the beach. I encourage kids to be goofy and also find the moments in between when they are calm and sweet. It’s a lot of fun to do these sessions with different families around the world. Everyone is different. Everyone is unique. And the one thing that brings them all together and allows me to bring out their best selves, is their love for Tofino. It’s a common story with all the grandparents in these photos that they first visited Tofino in the 70s and camped on Long Beach. I love hearing their memories of the stars at night and the phosphorescence in the water. And about how they have been bringing their families to appreciate Tofino’s wild beauty ever since. I love being able to create these images so they will always remember that connection to a place and to each other. Here are some photos from the last 6 family reunions I’ve had the pleasure of photographing.