Romantic Byron Countryside Family Session | The Martin Family

I could tell you so much about why this little family means so much to me, but I don’t think I can put it into words. Meet Dylan, Sandra, Griffin and pup Nessa, the subjects of this stunning Byron family session! Sandra and I met on social media, and when we found out how much we had in common, we knew we had to meet! Being fellow photographers, crunchy mama’s and above all, Christians; we had a lot to chat about! And chat we do! I don’t think many days go by without at least a quick Facebook video call or message.


Sandra and Dylan have one of those relationships you read about in a Lori Wick novel; they love each other wholeheartedly and go out of their way to make sure that the other is well taken care of. They are parents of little man Griffin, a beautiful son. Griffin has the most amazing eyes (check down further in the post; you’ll see them there!!!), and he loves to dance! He’s just over 14 months, and not quite walking. His mommy and daddy are his biggest cheerleaders and his best refuge. They love this little man so much, and I’m sure that while they are enjoying every minute with him now, they cannot wait to see him grow up to find out what purpose God has for his life!


Dylan and Sandra are both photographers (see their work HERE), and I’m a huge advocate of their work! While our styles definitely differ, I’ve trusted them to take really good care of my brother and his fiancĂ© on their wedding day and in the time leading up to it. And for anyone who knows me, you know that this kind of control can be hard for me to let go. So, that says something! I know it was also quite a step for them to choose me for this Byron family session, and I feel so honoured!

Dylan, I love how I see the love for your son in your eyes. Your desire to protect him and to help him grow up to be a good human being is so obvious. Sandra, of course, it’s the same for you. But for you, it’s also deeper. You had the privilege of carrying this little man for nine months before you both got to meet him. Also, you have the responsibility of making sure he is fed; I envy your breastfeeding journey! For you both, this is the legacy you’re leaving; for you, it’s the boy you’re raising up to be a good husband to his future wife, a good father to his future children. And I love that you’re looking to God to be your guide on this journey.


I know as photographers, you want to impact your couples. I know you do this from personal experience. Our anniversary session with you was more than I could ever have expected. I hope and pray that God will continue leading you on this journey. Dylan, may He grant you what is necessary to take this full-time so that you can spend more time with your family and doing what you really love! Sandra, may He help you day in, day out so that you can know that you’re doing His will, and doing it well. And Griffy, may you find out how much your parents love you; you sure are one lucky little man!

See our anniversary session captured by Dylan and Sandra HERE!

The Vendor Team

Photographer | Dianne Velthove Imagery

Outfits | H&M

Hair | BLUSH

Makeup | Catherine Krahn

Bouquet Components | Costco & Cottage Gardens & Fabricland

  1. Nicole Flemister says:

    This session captures all the love and joy this little family radiates. Its amazing photography and a gorgeous subject.

  2. Doreen says:

    Beautiful! The way your pictures captured my son, daughter-in-law and grandson is so amazing!

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