Bontius Family Session

Sarah Markus Photography

See that gorgeous blonde in the first picture? That’s my little sister! I recently photographed her with her husband Jacob’s family. They have had a lot to celebrate this year. Steve and Janice have three sons and two of them (Jacob and Adrian) were married this year! Their youngest is Tyler, and he is in high school.


Janice and Steve mentioned they hadn’t had professional pictures taken in seven years. This year, its happened three times, two weddings and this family session! I’m so happy for my sister to have such kind in-laws. They have really embraced their growing family.


We decided to go to Port of Darlington Park and since they wanted to use some of these photographs for Christmas cards I was really glad we found a good area that had a gorgeous evergreen tree for us to add some holiday feeling to some of the photographs. It was quite cold outside so I had to edit out several red noses, but it is that time of year in Ontario.


About halfway through the session, Steve lost his glasses. Well, you can imagine given the tall grass in everyone’s photographs, we definitely did not think we’d find them. We continued shooting, and a little while later, Adrian bent down and picked up the glasses! I was so relieved!


Janice and Steve are both very involved in their church. I loved photographing just the two of them. They had so much fun in front of the camera. As a mother of all boys myself, I feel a connection to Janice. I do hope that my sons all grow into good men and still love their mama, just as Janice’s sons have done.

Sarah Markus is a photographer out of Belleville, Ontario, specializing in newborn, family, baby, and maternity photography.

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  • HannahDecember 7, 2017 - 9:36 am

    These are so beautiful!! 🙂 ReplyCancel

    • adminDecember 8, 2017 - 7:00 am

      Thanks Hannah❤️ReplyCancel