focal length: 56 mm
shutter speed: 1/40
aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 200
flash: none

It is a rare occasion when all three of us are in a picture so when we were hanging out with family, I asked my sister, Katherine, to take a shot of us walking along the pier. I wanted to see how this kind of cut would look as I’ve seen many beautiful shots by others that are similar to this one. I had to crop, clone out a jogger entering the frame in the right and tried different looks. As you know, there are countless ways to process a photo and sometimes it’s difficult to decide which one to stick with. In the end, I decided to go sepia with increased contrast and shadows. I think sepia goes well with less “contrasty” photos but with all that wood in the frame, I wanted to bring out its texture. What are your feelings about sepia?

It’s so great now that we don’t have to bend over just to hold her hand while we walk. I’m sure Daddy appreciates it more since he’s a whole head taller than me.

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit