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Van der Valk Photography: Capturing Lifestyles

Lifestyle Photography by Jason van der Valk

Capturing Lives

Local Sooke photographer Jason van der Valk has broadened his focus and is now accepting clients for intimate lifestyle shoots, in the comfort of your home, or a favourite outdoor location. Many of you may be familiar with Jason’s landscape and scenic work, but it is only recently that he has used his talent to capture beautiful, natural, intimate moments between families in a natural light setting.

Jason has had an eventful year, to say the least, including the birth of his first child. It is from these events that has emerged in him a new appreciation for the special moments a family shares, and how important it is to capture these in a meaningful, natural way.

Strawberry Fields 3

Unique Approach

You won’t be in a brightly lit studio or be forced to wear matching plaid for a photo destined for Awkward Family Photos. Instead, Jason prefers to shoot using mostly or all natural light, and in a location you choose – your home, or perhaps a special outdoor location that is meaningful to you. He encourages clients to be natural and does not force poses or clichéd smiles. The results are stunning and beautiful. Jason has put together packages for all occasions and offers real value. Each photo is much more than a photo – it’s a treasured piece of artwork that will be enjoyed for generations. Make sure you check out his video packages also.

Irwin Family Photoshoot


Jason is giving away two lifestyle photo shoots, and you can win! Just see the contest page on his site to find out how to enter. He is also offering 15% off photo shoots for a limited time.

Playing in bed.

Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

Is Your Potential Sooke Neighbourhood Good For Kids? [Video]

When looking for a new place to live, you must consider your lifestyle. There’s no sense moving into a neighbourhood full of kids if you don’t like kids! In this video, I offer a few things to look for that will indicate the type of neighbourhood it is. Sunriver Estates in Sooke is very obviously a kid-friendly place, with swingsets and play forts in back yards throughout the development, as well as an on-site daycare centre. If you have any questions on any neighbourhoods in Sooke or Victoria, give me a call any time at 250-885-0512 or shoot me an e-mail at

Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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