East Sooke Park - Aylard Farm Beach

We live in one of the most beautiful places on earth...

I remember when I first thought to myself, "wow" when thinking about this amazing place we call home. It was July 2017, I was flying from Vancouver to Victoria after spending 3 weeks with my family on the east coast. I was exhausted from a long day of travel but excited about the short flight to get home. It was my first time seeing Vancouver Island from the air, and I was absolutely speechless at the beauty I was able to witness that day.

This amazing island we live on is full of stunning spots ( some secret, and some not so much ). Being able to capture moments in these breathtaking locations is such a dream come true for me.

Now, while I can't share all my secret spots ;) I'd love to share with you some of the more well known spots around the south island and why I love them. All the while hopefully convincing you to have your next session at one of them!

East Sooke Park - Aylard Farm

Majestic evergreens, golden fields, lush forest and white sandy beaches. Sounds like a fairytale land doesn't it? This amazing place is less than a 45 minute drive from Victoria.

My family has a rich history on the land, and I have countless memories there. Many summer nights of my childhood were spent running the beautiful beaches and exploring the forest with my family. I may be a bit bias, but there isn't a more beautiful place on earth.

You don't have to do much convincing to have me meet you here for your session!

Beacon Hill Park

Probably one of the best known spots in Victoria. This historic park has stunning backdrops varying from the Gary Oak Ecosystem to the fields facing Dallas Road. In the springtime the park is filled with daffodils and wild hyacinth blooms. You can truly capture some magic here and I haven't taken an image I haven't loved.

Francis King Park

This is one of those hidden gems. Lush forest blanketed by giant ferns, beautiful trails and wooden boardwalks canopied by trees, what's not to love? This park has so much beauty to offer. It's gorgeous every time of year but fall is definitely magical.

Elk Lake Park

Another popular place among photographers. Golden fields and Golden Hour here is something that probably can't be topped. Wild Daisies in early summer makes for the prettiest family photos!

Now the hard part...

Choosing the spot to capture special moments is as hard, if not harder than finding your photographer. I hope by sharing some of my favourite spots I've made the decision a little easier on you. Just remember, if you book your next session with me I do have some secret gems up my sleeve ;)