kia porter photography » north vancouver family photographer


One of my favourite things about photographing a family is getting to know them.  We get to hang out, play, laugh…I really feel like one of the gang by the end of the shoot. So, here’s a little bit about me and my family, so you can get to know me a bit better…

…my three children all have names that start with R.  It wasn’t planned with the first two kids, but we figured the third would wonder why he didn’t get an R name, so, here we are.  Bonus, it did make the last round of name picking a bit easier since we only had one letter to choose from, lol.

…on weekends, my husband makes me lattes in the morning, and I love that.  It’s simple and kind and very special.

…I am a bit obsessed with photographing my family.  Ironically, there are next to no photos of me WITH my family…

…I love tea.  I make about 4 pots of it a day.  Do I drink it all?  Not really.  And when I do get to enjoy a full cup, is it piping hot? (Ok moms, pretty sure you can answer this one)…never.  The consistency of fresh hot cups of tea has plummeted drastically with the birth of each child.  This makes me laugh though.

…I hate to run, but have signed up for a half marathon this summer.  Scared doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about it.

…I have dreams of renewing my vows on my 10th wedding anniversary.  A wee bit fromage, sure, but I get so excited thinking of being lakeside again, standing across from the man of my dreams, again, with our three children celebrating along side us.  (sniff sniff)

…I talk to my mom probably three times a day.  She is amazing.

Now that you know a little bit more about me, check out more about my photography…

Kia Porter Photography is all about capturing life – the chaos, the fun and the everything in between. I have a 5yr old, 3yr old and 15month old…I know first hand that family life brings it all!

My style of photography is candid and casual. I capture the moments that already exist in your family – the craziness, the love, the laughter – real life.

My shoots are always fun and relaxed – I want it to be a great experience for everyone. There’s no rush and no stress…and always time for snacks, play time, clothing changes, tantrums,  whatever. It’s a fun shoot, and I always make sure it stays that way. We all know that when you have kids, things don’t ever go as planned – and to be honest, that’s real life, and that’s what I’m there to capture.

I specialize in Maternity, Newborn and Family Photography.  Black+white is my personal favourite format (love love love it!). I find it wipes out all the distraction of colour and leaves you with nothing but raw emotion in your image. Yes, a little biased! But don’t worry, if you’re a fan of colour, I shoot that too.  Ok, I have to admit…I do have a lot of love for colour images too.  It’s just that b+w tugs a little harder on my heartstrings.  Most of all, no matter the format, it’s the memory that the image has captured that is what’s most important.

All of my sessions come with a CD of digital negatives that are ready to print.  This is really important to me, because the price of the session is exactly what you see on the pricing page.  Also, you now have these photographs to scrapbook with, email to family and print at the price point of your choice…I love that it makes family photography more affordable to more families. That makes me happy.

I live and work on the North Shore and love it. Location shoots are awesome because the possibilities are endless here. Every shoot is different from the last. Always a new adventure with a great new family. I get to be one of the gang for the day. So cool.

I truly love what I do. I can’t tell you the joy and love in my heart when I look at my own family photos, which makes me so excited to do them for you. Beautiful, real…timeless.

Drop me a line anytime. I’d love to chat.

cell 604.787.4236