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Photographing Road Trip
There was only one way to shoot a book like Road Trip, so inspired by beautiful scenic drives and nostalgic memories of trips past: we had to hit the road! My husband Gary and I packed first 2, then 3 kids, a ton of camping stuff, and all the knits in the beast (our Jeep), and Emily and Jordan followed behind. We first went to Tofino, then a month later we packed up our gear again (and a 3 week old baby this time) and headed to the Rockies.
Emily and Jordan fulfilled many roles on these trips and I would be remiss if I didn’t offer up a great big thanks. They were models, friends, aunty and uncle, stylists, navigators, child wranglers, and most of all they were a lot of fun! We couldn’t have done it without you two!
Tofino is a little town on the Pacific side of Vancouver Island. I have been taking road trips there with my family for the past 20 years and while it has changed a bit, it’s still the hippie town I remember at it’s roots. I have surfed, seen Orca whales in the wild, lounged on the beach, hiked through the woods, and had many many coffees at the Common Loaf in Tofino. I have fond memories there and it will always have a place in my heart.
On the way to Tofino we passed Cathedral Forest. Old Growth was photographed there with the giant Redwoods as a back drop. The trees seam to reach the sky and the beautiful mossy forest floor is a sight to behold. Old Growth was inspired by these beautiful trees so it was great to be able to photograph a little girl in front of a very large and very old tree.
The horizon is broken only by beautiful black rocks on the beach and a common Tofino sight: surfers! Hunter and Jones enjoyed running up and down the beach, climbing on the driftwood, and drawing in the sand (okay, maybe they didn’t make the sign below…Emily also enjoys a good sand sign)!
Rivulet was photographed near one of the beautiful forest pools on the way home from Tofino. Emily was dressed in her road trip finest and donned a wistful look while channeling her inner woodland nymph.
When I was kid my brothers and I would have jumped into that pool, not caring how warm or cold it was, yelling and splashing all the way!
It has been said a million times but there is no other way to describe the Rocky Mountains but majestic. Rising out of the earth in all their craggy glory they are an incredibly beautiful sight. In the heart of the Rockies is Banff National Park, and this is where we headed for our second photo shoot. This time we had 3 kiddies in the back seat, and what seemed like a lot more stuff for such a small person!
Caribou and Viewfinder were photographed at one of my favorite places, Lake Louise. The grey-blue waters are framed on either side by green forested mountains and in the distance there is a stony mountain face covered by a glacier.
Apple Pie was photographed at the CPR Railway Heritage site near Lake Louise, but it was inspired by the most famous of roadside eats: the Apple Pie. Everyone has a story of their favorite apple pie and many are from the road. Emily, after reading Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’, ate nothing but apple pie on a bus trip all the way from Toronto to San Francisco. My husband likes to stop at the Hope Diner (in Hope, BC) for a slice a la mode when he passes through.
Where do you get your favourite apple pie on the road?
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