I got together with this family for their photo session a couple of weeks ago. They wanted to do the session near their home in Yaletown. The parents were a little concerned because their children can tend to be shy. So since I was going to be down there scouting the best spots a week ahead of time, I met with them and thankfully the kids all took to me easily and we had a great time coming up with ideas and locations to visit for our session. I knew immediately when they requested a Yaletown session that I really wanted to shoot at the Roundhouse. The Roundhouse is a community center in the heart of Yaletown with a lot of history behind it. Yaletown was named when the Canadian Pacific Railway moved it’s repair shop from Yale to Vancouver, thus making the Roundhouse the CPR’s western terminus. Behind all of those doors that curve around the courtyard is an art gallery and an antique steam engine. Yaletown became an industrial area after the CPR moved operations there and in the past 30-40 years it has gradually evolved to become one of the most “trendy” areas in Vancouver, full of shops, loft style living, arts and entertainment. The Roundhouse Community Center is pretty central to it all and is a beautiful spot so I was thrilled when this family agreed that would be a nice spot for their family session. We enjoyed a nice walk along the seawall from their home to the Roundhouse and the kids picked some of their own spots and poses (like the ones on the rock). On our way back it was so nice to enjoy some of the last of our summer weather as we walked back along the seawall. Thanks so much to this family! I had a great time with all of you!