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the real, the mundane, yet so precious moments
Each family has a unique story.
I'd love to tell yours!

What if the next couple decades fly by faster than you thought, and before you know it, your kids have grown up and moved out -- and all you have to remember those years are some cellphone snapshots?

Imagine being able to hold those moments in the palm of your hands in 20 years! That's where my family photo sessions come in.


Give me a couple hours, and I'll find you an adventure in the Cowichan Valley or Greater Victoria area. Let's browse a local park, stroll the beach, and capture your moments.

Our kids grow up so fast. Don't let these memories slip away. Your mind can get blurry with time. Yet your photos will always be there, carrying your most precious life moments.

Hi, I'm Dorota!

I'm a documentary-style photographer in the Cowichan Valley! In 2008, I picked up my first DSLR, and haven't looked back since. I've done numerous family photo sessions + farms

I'm glad that you're here! Brew yourself a matcha latte, put up your feet, and enjoy perusing my site. :)

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What I do



If you're a family who likes candid, documentary-style lifestyle photos with some posed shots included as well, then this is the session for you.

I'll capture the real emotions you are experiencing as you laugh, hug, and have fun!



I love to capture love! If you've just gotten engaged, reached your first, or 5th, or 20th anniversary, this is the session for you. My sessions are fun, interactive, and aim to capture those feelings you have for each other.



Coverage for your events -- be it workshops, fairs/markets, birthday parties... I will be there to document it all. 



I love capturing your farm animals, products, and you at work on your farm. These are great to not only put up on your own walls to remember these farm days by, but also for your website, social media, and marketing materials!

Why hire a photographer?

There are many reasons to hire a professional family photographer to capture these precious moments. Here are a few:

- You'll have access to advanced equipment and high-quality prints and products. 

- You'll get to be part of the family photos. This way you won't get to miss out on all the snuggles and fun games with your family!

- You'll get beautiful and personalized sessions that suit your style and preferences. 

- Kids listen to strangers. Often, your kids may not cooperate when you want them to behave for your photo, but they will listen to a photographer!

Kind words...

Thank you so much for a super fun day... we were talking on the way home about how sweet you were and how you made us feel comfortable. <3

Dorota is professional, creative and fun to work with. We are so pleased with our family photos and also her photography for our business. They capture who we are and what we want to say perfectly. We highly recommend Dorota Lockyer Photography!

Steacey H.
Caroline + Mark Nagtegaal
Memories that last a lifetime
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