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When I think of Vancouver, I think not only of the friends and family I will see, but of the restaurants and bars and shops and stores that I will get to play in. This last trip, of particular impression, was Cafe Medina – a small but charming room, beautiful and delicious food and wonderful Executive Chef Jonathan Chovancek.  I am no food critic by any means, but I do know what I like. And this I liked. And you should go.

DSC_4434Untitled-1DSC_4423Executive Chef Jonathan Chovancek and  Sous Chef Victor Pulleyblank (aka Handsome Vic).

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Not only did I seek out incredible restaurants, but I visited with these people, and saw these sights:

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It should be noted that we were being tracked through the store by a group of employees, who were none to pleased with the live mannequin display.DSC_4495DSC_4467DSC_4486DSC_4490DSC_4525DSC_4537DSC_4572DSC_4503

And to top it all off…my 99 year old grandmother. But more on her later. Vancouver – I love you.

  • Chef Heidi - October 23, 2014 - 2:47 pm

    Oooh, I’ll have to try that restaurant. Any place that serves fried eggs on top of things wins in my book :)

It has been several years now, that I have been specializing in the world of food, restaurants, restaurateurs, and their spaces. I have a thing for details. Unique bits. Real food. Portraits. And the people who put all of those things together in one place.

As an experimental home cook myself, with lots of amaaaazing home cook friends (and professional ones, too), I am surrounded. And that is my happy place. I get caught up in the preparation of a salad, and I let it go slightly wilty just because I’ve taken the time to photograph it in the perfect window light. I will spot a selection of liquor bottles on the counter, mid-cocktail-make and love the way the Aperol shines onto the fresh lemons. I will see a friend in a giant ocean-side window, simply showing me the new drapes, and have to stare for awhile.

I know – my friends and family may have started out annoyed. But, I hope they are happy with being forever stamped on the Internet, on my blog and my Instagram. (and if they’re not, it’s too late!)

It has taken me years to learn to say no. To accept only assignments that are desirable, and that are a fit for me. But it’s the right thing. I am a food and lifestyle photographer. Come and say hello to my new website.

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I think this was my 10th year at this favourite annual event. The food this year was outstanding. The wine? Same. And this year, we switched up our own venue, so our transport, instead of walking, became a fleet of Electras! Beach biking, delicious cocktails, and the sweetest little Island town.

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  • Joel - June 30, 2014 - 5:55 pm

    Beautiful shots, Rebecca. Looks like a lot of fun.
    Would be nice to see some more with you in them :)

  • Heidi - July 2, 2014 - 4:44 pm

    I can’t believe I missed the synchronized bike riding!!!!!!!! :)

  • jen - September 9, 2014 - 3:07 pm

    Rebecca… LOVE these photos! so beautiful inspiring and fun! we need to connect for a coffee soon! Love the new website too!!!! Super talented you are!
    Jen

I am not normally one to write much on my blog posts, nor am I one to often post my photo sessions of families (except my own), as they are not my ‘specialty’. I am a commercial food photographer first and foremost, but sometimes, I make exceptions. This family is one I make an exception for.

I met Chris when I started mentoring her in photography. I watched her work hard, set realistic goals, and begin her own business. She has since flourished in the field of newborn photography, something she is comfortable and familiar with, having had rocked three babies of her own.

Over the past couple of years, I  have watched her littles grow, have gotten to know her better, and have become rather fond of her and her sweet family.

Family photos with little kids is nothing if not…fast. Kids wear down, become shy, tired, hungry and fully DONE in no time.  And so, we spent less than an hour, on a beautiful night, with flowers and grass and kids. And here’s what we captured:

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