Vancouver Family Photographer | Wednesdays with Shirley

Vancouver Family Photographer | Wednesdays with Shirley

Robin and I were sitting outside a local cafe, under a warm sun sipping our coffees and chatting, while her little girl played and listened. She was sharing stories about her mom, Shirley, and the amazing mother and woman that she is. Around the time Robin’s son was born, her mother was diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimers. As she talked about her mother’s ability to laugh at her own daily fumbles, she paused, holding back tears, and finally said, “I miss her”.

Last week, I got to photograph Robin and Shirley and their regular Wednesday routine of Music Together, coffee, park, and lunch. Yes, Wednesdays are always those things, but this Wednesday, I got to see a daughter who is dedicated to the care of her mother, a mother who loves her family fiercely, and a person filled with so much strength, grace and compassion whom I am lucky to call a friend. This is a story created with their pieces of life, the moments that matter right now, even if they may be forgotten tomorrow.

Robin, you are an incredible person and I’m so grateful for you in my life. Thank you for letting me do this for you and your family.

xo, felicia

Wednesdays with Shirley from Felicia Chang Photography on Vimeo.

Felicia Chang specializes in family documentary photography, including newborns and births, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • Robin Bonner said:

    My lovely friend Felicia ... I can't thank you enough for this amazing gift. Freya and I just watched it twice and she said "momma why are you crying?" I told her they are tears of happiness because I am so thankful I will have these images forever. And my kids will have them too. You are one gifted gal. And I am so blessed to have you in my life. Eternally grateful!! xoxox

  • Shelley Clark said:

    My heart goes out to you!

  • Jennifer Vititoe said:

    You have me all teary eyed...beautiful

  • Jane Lustenberger said:

    I am Shirley's sister, thank you Felicia, I will keep this for ever. I cried as I watched it, beautiful.

  • Kristi Rielly said:

    What a beautiful capture of the love in this family! Shirley raised three incredible women and her legacy continues in her grand-babes - well done!

  • Leanna Maksymiuk said:

    This was a beautiful video, just beautiful.

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