D Family | Houston Family Photographers

K has been trying to arrange a day for family photos for a while now. Last Wednesday was finally a day that worked out! What a great family this is. Farmer boys being raised here. I was avoiding all kinds of ‘plops’, not used to getting my feet dirty while they all just took it in stride as in “hey, that’s life”. And for them it is! They live on a beautiful piece of property with all kinds of animals roaming around. And they’re all just part of the family. One big happy place, one big happy family, lots of little ‘plops’ for a not so country girl like me to avoid! :)
The little boys, B and M, were constantly running, jumping, playing, following Dad around, helping Mom with the animals, all the fun stuff little boys should do on a farm. High energy and oh, so cute!
Thanks K and J, B, M for showing me around your place and getting a glimpse of your day-to-day lives. What a fun place you have there! I had a blast, ‘plops’ and all. Here’s some of my favorites! Enjoy.
PS K, I edited the boy’s photo like you asked. I LOVE it. :)

G Family | Houston Family Photographers

D emailed me a while back saying that she had wanted to get some family photos done with her Mom, husband and thier dogs. I warned D that I was not really a dog person, as in I don’t own any dogs and can’t see my self owning one either. But these two beauties won me over! Beautiful! I can see why D and K call them their children. They are true members of the family and act that way too! They even have a wonderful Grandmeow…. E, D’s mother.  What D did not tell me in the emails that we exchanged was how much fun they were. They had great stories to share, kind words and were wonderful to work with. Even stories of an unexpected outhouse need that could have turned out into an outhouse tipping!!!!
D, K, and E, thank you for traveling to Houston to have your session with us! I had so much fun with you and your family! Here are a few of my favorites. Enjoy.

Chilkoot Trail 2011 Day 5 | Day 3 on Trail | Sheep Camp to Happy Camp

Today we started out early as planned to make it to the summit. It was a cloudy day, but no rain. It started to get cold and windy at the scales. This was going to be the longest day on the hike.
After a (long while) of climbing we made it to what is called the Golden Stairs. Basically, it is a steep wall of boulders that we had to scramble over in order to get to the summit of the trail. It was called the Golden Stairs because during the winter when the trail was used, the prospectors and gold seekers would cut stairs into the snow. The stairway to gold….
Along this climb there are also two false summits. Just when you think you are at the top (not just once, but twice) you still have a ways to go. And by the time I hit the ‘first’ summit, Klaas was probably sitting in the cabin at the summit waiting for me.  :) A brown black bear that we had met at the scales decided that it would be a good idea to climb the Golden Stairs alongside us. It was not at all interested in us, rather it put us to shame the way it scaled the Stairs.
At the summit there is a monument dedicated to the prospectors and gold seekers that passed through there. It was also a marker of the border between the US and Canada. We started out in the US this morning and ended up on Canadian soil by the end of the day.
I was known as the guy with the orange pack. I don’t think you could lose me in a crowd with my pack cover :)
By the time I made it to the summit, Klaas (and many others that started behind me) were well rested, fed and warm. After a short break (for me) we continued on our way . We still had another 4miles to go before we made it to Happy Camp, our camp for the night.
Just after the cabin on the summit there was a snow field that we had to climb down. I made it about halfway down on my feet. The rest I slid on my …. well, not my feet. :) Klaas just happened to have his camera ready. (see below ) Just for the record, Klaas also wiped out, but I didn’t get a picture. Just ‘cause I’m nice like that.
After we made it down the ice field, Klaas kind of ditched me ( I’m sure he ran). I took my time making my way to Happy Camp. I needed the down time to regroup.  Just before camp I saw a pile of elephant sh*t. One of the guys at camp mentioned that he had seen a grizzly bear not far from camp. Kinda creeped me out.
Made it safely to camp, a bit cold, but happy (haha) to be there.
A yummy supper of lasagna (it was awesome!), a bs session in the cabin while staying warm, and a hot chocolate before bed made for the rest of the evening. Onward tomorrow! G’night.

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Unknown grave along the trail.


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Part of the trail, weaving in and out of the boulders, made for hard climbing.
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The view looking up (when I dared to see how much farther I had to go…)

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Looking up at Klaas. Seems like that’s all I did today! :)Upload from October 31, 2011

Upload from October 31, 2011Looking up (yes, up. Look at the way the stream is flowing.) We still had to climb all the way up into the clouds….

Upload from October 31, 2011(pic by Klaas) A much needed break.

Upload from October 31, 2011See, me and my nice ORANGE pack. Should have worn gaiters.

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(pic by Klaas) Just about bift’er in this creek.

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Hi Klaas!

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Still looking up!!

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We’re at the scales. This is where the gold seekers would reweighed everything. Every ounce would make a difference if you hired someone to help you take your goods over, or used the tram. Upload from October 31, 2011

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Just about to climb the Golden Stairs. The stairs are to the right of Klaas’ (the idiot wearing shorts :P ) head, straight through the pass on the right part of the picture. It was stinkin’ cold here!Upload from October 31, 2011

The Stairs are located in the middle of the picture, veering left. The pass is slightly visible through the clouds.

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Klaas, and the markers that we were to follow up the Golden Stairs. (follow the red stakes)

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(pic by Klaas) Me climbing the Stairs.

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Upload from October 31, 2011Our friend, the brown black bear, that joined us on the Stairs.

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(pic by Klaas) Looking up at the Golden Stairs.

Upload from October 31, 2011(pic by Klaas) The bear.

Upload from October 31, 2011(pic by Klaas) Woo! Made it. (slightly before the top, but close enough)

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Upload from October 31, 2011The summit, where the tram ended.

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Upload from October 31, 2011The cabin, and a ‘loo with a view’.

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Upload from October 31, 2011Pretty much, the view from the loo! 

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(Pic by Klaas) Made’r.

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Upload from October 31, 2011(pic by Klaas) Going down the ice field. Erm, not on my feet…..

Upload from October 31, 2011(pic by Klaas) Where I stopped. Just before the lake.

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Happy Camp. Upload from October 31, 2011

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Hello! We are, Jason and Laura Onderwater, also known as WaterWeb Photography. We are two portrait, wedding and landscape photographers living in beautiful Houston BC. We love to have a good time together and use that energy to create wonderful photographs! As parents of four beautiful children, we love kids and love taking their photographs even more! We work as a team to capture the special moments in your life; Engagement joy, Wedding vows, New baby, Yearly family photos, Senior School pictures. We love to be there for the important events as well as capture the day-to-day joy in living.

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