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Andrew and Sam have been together eight years and will marry next Fall at the gorgeous Fraser River Lodge. And after our time together at their engagement session this week, I can’t wait! These two were so much fun as we explored the beautiful and scenic Pitt Lake area and documented this exciting time in their lives. Andrew recounted his proposal, word for word, which had him on bended knee in a boat while they drifted upon on lake, totally catching Sam off guard. To Andrew’s relief, Sam said yes and he kept the boat afloat while kneeling to pop the question ;)

Sam and Andrew, hope you two enjoy these photos even half as much as I enjoyed taking them…


  • Julie - October 22, 2015 - 1:26 pm

    Such a cute couple!! And those colours! It definitely makes me want to have fall last just a little bit longer this year :)ReplyCancel

Our friends have welcomed identical twin boys into their family! Meet Sailor Knox and Moses Bear…they are the tiniest, sweetest things, and are so very loved by so many. They were born into a home already bursting with energy and love, as these little ones make a total of five children for Derrick and Andie! What an adventure. I don’t think I could think of anyone else more capable, though. We are just oh so happy for them…


  • Jill - September 28, 2015 - 7:42 pm

    Andie……so beautiful. Thank you for allowing me to see your gorgeous little boys. Much happiness to you, Derrick, and all your family.
    Can hardly wait to see Sailor and Moses….and your other 3 beautiful children.

  • Julie - September 29, 2015 - 5:53 pm

    So, so, so ADORABLE! I love watching this family grow, they are actually some of the sweetest people I have ever met! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Tom Dubowski - October 2, 2015 - 2:45 pm

    OMG that is sooooo cute. Nice shots too!! So many different angles on the little ones.ReplyCancel

Handsome Cohen Grey was born to Marcus and Stephanie, a past couple of mine, and he couldn’t be any sweeter or more loved. I’ve had the pleasure of photographing these two on several occasions, including their wedding and recent maternity session at Larrabee State Park. This particular session with the newest member of their family, however, was pretty special. Every minute of it. And just wait until you see Stephanie’s decor style…it made photographing Cohen at home all the more dreamy…

So happy for you, Ortner family! Many congratulations and much appreciation.