May 9th, 2010 was Mothers’ Day and my brother-in-law Chris and his wife received the greatest gift imaginable – a new daughter. Kyler Brooklyn was born in Saskatoon and was a perfect baby girl.
I was super excited when they asked me to take some photos of Kyler a few months later in their Langham, Saskatchewan home. My wife and I spent an evening with the three of them in a nice relaxed setting where I could just take some photographs of her in her natural surroundings.
Like I mentioned in the teaser for this shoot, I love capturing people in a way that showcases their natural beauty, and when I have a chance to do that for members of my family, it’s just that much more special.
Here are some of my favourite photographs from that evening. Be sure to watch the high definition slideshow at the end to see even more of Kyler Brooklyn.
Note: for the best quality make sure HD is set to on along the right side of the video player. Scaling should be set to off.
I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that one of my photos inspired someone to write a story/poem about it. I am always flattered when people tell me that they were touched by my work, or that it inspired them in some way. So thank-you Paul, you made my day.
Disclaimer: the author does not personally know Nicole or Jayesh featured in the photo, and the story is purely fictional and does not represent either of them.
“So this is for real, is it?”
”Yes. You weren’t certain at first, were you?”
”Honestly? I was. I didn’t think I was. But I was.”
”You sure made me work for it.”
“I’m worth it.”
“Yes, you are.”
“So what do we do now?”
”Nothing really changes. And everything changes.”
“You’ll be there for me?”
”Always is a long time.”
”I certainly hope so.”
“You’re not the least bit scared? Not the least bit uncertain?”
“Really. This is exactly how it’s supposed to be. I know it.”
“Maybe someday something…”
“I know. I don’t know what to say that hasn’t been said.”
“We can do this?”
“Absolutely. You and me – we can do anything. You don’t feel it?”
“I like the sound of that.”
– Paul Burch
I cherish all of the opportunities I get to photograph people, and when it’s my family – well that’s just the icing on the cake. Here’s a teaser image of my niece Kyler from a recent lifestyle shoot I did out in Langham, SK. Stay tuned for more to come.