2011… a reflection | Vancouver Family Photographer

WOW!!! Yes this has been a “Wow!” year for both Anne and I. About less than a year ago after one too many coffee, we discussed about transforming Veritas Images to include portraits. It was a paradigm shift for me as I have always been shooting interior images for real estate purposes! Taking photos of people? I already have trouble taking photos of inanimate objects let alone walking talking subjects with a mind of their own. Nonetheless, through the many strong encouragements from friends and families like yourself, we decided to jump in!

Many of you probably remember our first email message back in spring 2011 about our shift of focus @ VI. Your encouraging replies were like jet-fuel lighting the afterburners telling us to propel forward with our portrait expansion. It felt so long ago. Here we are… reflecting back on the year that just whizzed by. During our photography wanderings, we have met many wonderful people from places spanning across the Vancouver region. Shot more photographs than we can ever remember. Found ourselves in the oddest places. Nearly fell over a pond. Climbed trees, ran up and down a hill with 40lbs of gear, lay on a bed of rocks and stopped traffic at a busy historic intersection all in the name of cool pictures!

This portrait journey has been about connecting with the many beautiful unique people. It is about making a connection with strangers we now call friends. It is about going further to develop a deeper connection so that we can capture genuine authentic images. It is also about being inspired by the ordinary. Some of our most satisfying works are found under situations when we thought to ourselves “Well this is gonna be tough.”. HUMBLED…

Therefore this message is not to highlight so much of our achievements in the past year. Instead it’s gratitude. Gratitude to God for blessing us in more ways than one. Gratitude towards You for cheering us on and spreading the buzz around. This is our humble appreciation to all of you that believe in us.

Well here’s a look back at some of the memorable images we have shot for 2011! Of course the HD version is highly recommended! 🙂

Thanks from the bottom of our hearts,
Anne & Alwin Lai