more canadian than canadians; kootenays family holiday photographer
Their extended family photo session at Nancy Greene Lake was made such a success by some amazing pre-planning and thoughtful set-up. Beth - the resident Rosslander - scoured the shops since summer, attempting to coordinate the outerwear of her visiting family of 13!
Her family shared her amazing attitude and helped make her vision of a Christmas-y winter wonderland a reality. Some of the Australians headed to the lake early to break a path for the hike in, shovel the entrance to the cabin, build a cozy fire so the kids could keep warm and set the table with home-made treats. And the weather responded in kind with a massive snow-storm the night before their session.
It was a beautiful sight to behold these distant Aunties, Uncles and Grand-parents connect with the kids and family as if they were never apart. And they welcomed me into their tribe with their piping hot soup - heated on the wood-burning stove - and home-made biscuits.
Love cup filled!
Even after my departure, the party continued with ice-fishing and snow-packed memory-making.