Lifestyle Portraits of House & Hook

House & Hook | Jessica Blaine Smith

The beautiful thing about traveling is the people that you meet along the way. In January we spent nearly five weeks in Puerto Escondido, Mexico, which is one of our most favourite places in that country. While we were there, we met a family from Toronto who were living there for four months. They were taking a sabbatical from their city life to assess their goals and reconnect as a family. Through the process of this adventure of theirs, they created House & Hook, a website dedicated to inspiring family travel and keeping couples thriving throughout parenthood.

When we met, I naturally suggested that we do a lifestyle portrait session. I wanted to create images that documented their life in Puerto Escondido and that conveyed exactly what this family is all about. La Punta is the neighbourhood in Puerto Escondido where we all stayed and it is a tiny nook of paradise (at least, my kind of paradise!). La Punta is all about a slower-paced life, dirt roads, fresh food, no shoes and meeting on the beach as the sun dips over the horizon, feeling thankful for another day. Our portrait session was about all of these things. Real portraits and images taken in a beautiful place that is close to all of our hearts. Images that show a family in all of its moments, perfectly imperfect.

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