the DiPratas @ Maple Ridge Park

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It’s World Cup 2014. Yup. That’s the excuse for our tardiness in updating our blog and we’re sticking to it! icon smile the DiPratas @ Maple Ridge Park

Sadly the Italian Azzurri were ousted. But hey, this stylish Italian family we shot are fab! We met the DiPratas a while back and planned for a family photography session. They took us to a nearby forest trail in Maple Ridge, BC. Over the years we have moved towards a more photo-journalistic approach for portraits. So it was really neat to return to some classic portrait style.

As portrait photographers, we cannot stress enough on developing the foundational poses. Sometimes it is easy to just “Let it go” and be candid. Don’t get us wrong, some of the best photographers we admire create dynamic candids. However the ability to create well thought out portraits result in classic images that last for generations. Often these are the images that are enlarged and put on the walls and albums.

Alright, enough of words. Here are some of our favourite moments with the DiPratas!

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Tapestry of Motherhood

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She loved us even before birth.

The one that stays up late in the night when her child fights a fever.

Silently wishes she could bore the pain each time her baby hurts.

She’s the one that cheers on when the world seems to turn away.

The one that makes the career sacrifice to care for her child.

Fight off tears as she entrusts her world to a stranger as she tries to make ends meet.

She’d fill her child with joy and help him aspire to higher heights.

She’s the one that gives her child the very best that she has to offer…. and more.

She’s the enduring figure in the tapestry of our lives.

Mothers.

 

At Veritas Images, we have had the wonderful privilege to photograph the moms and their beautiful relationships around Vancouver and abroad. We just want to honour all the mothers!

Must apologise as we cannot possibly fit all of the mothers’ we’ve photographed over the years. icon sad Tapestry of Motherhood

Angie & Peter Wedding at The Shangri-La | Vancouver Wedding Photographer

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Well as far as weddings go, this is has been one of the most laid-back ones we have ever had the pleasure to shoot. We first met Angie & Peter and their talented rabbit last year where we photographed their engagement in New Westminster. So what’s the wedding plans for 2014? Simple – hangout in their beautiful heritage home, goof around and when it’s time… head on over to Shangri-La Vancouver for the wedding ceremony.

There’s something really fun and carefree when we just take things easy and shake off the usual agenda and schedules. So we rolled along with the rythm of course!

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Rockin’ in out at PMC | Vancouver Commercial Photographer

col pmc Rockin in out at PMC | Vancouver Commercial Photographer

It’s winter and it’s kind of cold. So we headed indoors to a laboratory just east of Vancouver for some commercial photography. This is not like the TV episode of “Breaking Bad”. It’s all very methodical and analytical at Process Mineralogical Consulting (PMC).

Jeff Lane and his team of technicians provide professional analysis services on rock sample…. Stuff that ends with “-ites”. These samples come from various mining companies all over the world. We not only got to shoot some cool images, we also got to check out Jeff’s personal rock collection! Oh Yeah!!!

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VI Kids at Roots to Wings

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I quite remember the first time we got into children photography. Truth be told, we weren’t sure whether it is an area we will continue on. Well it’s been some 3 years since and both Alwin & I absolutely love every moment of it and it has become a unique breakaway from our family portrait and wedding photography in Vancouver.

This season we decided on “Rustic Intellectuals” as the theme. We can’t possibly post every child, but here are some including a couple of informal behind the scene shots.

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