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About Justine Russo

I love to photograph love. Love between people who are light-hearted, a little bit goofy, who arent afraid to laugh at themselves. Those who cherish time outdoors, who arent afraid to try something new, and who believe that time spent with family, is the BEST time spent.
I genuinely believe a good laugh can cure any bad day. I am tall! (6foot1 tall!), I love to cuddle up with a good book and a cup of tea, I have a collection of blankets for my couch. My favourite season is usually whichever one is coming up next and I could never live where I cant see the mountains everyday.

Bobby, Denise and Liam: Chilliwack Photographer

April 17th, 2014

Ohmygosh this may just be the cutest family I have ever had the opportunity to photograph. Liam’s personality is the best. He had me laughing so hard! At the beginning he asked if we could go find the ocean, because it’s close by and didn’t I know that’s where you’re supposed to throw sticks?! He spent the majority of our session trying to collect as many sticks as he could for his collection! I just LOVE how adventurous boys are!

Bobby is my (ready for this!??) sisters brother in law. okay that wasn’t that bad. My sister and Denise have gotten to be really close friends and I’ve gotten to know them a bit from my sisters wedding, family dinners and birthday parties! It was great to just hang out with the three of them though to get to know them better!

Denise, you are absolutely STUNNING! Seriously. I could photograph you all day long. Bobby, these two adore you! I loved getting to see all three of you together and hang out!

Thanks for heading out to Chilliwack and letting me photograph my FIRST cherry blossom session ever! ( Not sure how I missed them before haha they’ve always been a favourite!!) I had the best time getting to know you guys better!


The Yarwood’s: Chilliwack Family Sneak Peek!

April 14th, 2014

It’s best friends day on the blog! :)

Jessica is my person. She’s one of my “move the body” friends….as in the one I would call if I ever needed to move a body, and I know she would say “I’ll bring the tarps”.

Shawn said he thinks the internet is getting tired of seeing their ridiculously good looking faces (I added the ridiculously good looking part), but I disagree!! I LOVE their boys like they were my own sons, and am already planning to set one of them up with my daughter!

After their session, we headed up to our house for a BBQ and watching our oldest two play together is just the best. Neither of them ever want it to be time to go home, and they always beg for sleepovers. We are still working on the younger two though….Sophie is currently aggressively open mouth kissing Jackson, while he pulls away and looks at her like she’s crazy. haha

Here’s a sneak peek of their session!! :) ps. I am in LOVE with that tree and want it.


Jeremy and Rachel: Abbotsford Maternity Sneak Peek!

April 14th, 2014

Rachel is my best friend from elementary school. I still remember her first day of school. We were both in Grade 4 and I remember thinking she seemed really nice and I wanted to be friends with her! We were inseparable the rest of our elementary school life. (Other than our “big” fight at the end of grade 4 which involved threats of not being invited to each others birthday parties!)

So many of my memories of childhood are with Rachel. From watching Forrest Gump together (that white feather got us everytime!), dancing and trying to dress like Shania Twain, the time we tried “moon-tanning” on her front lawn, playing with her doll house, sleepovers in her basement, Girl Guides together, and endless conversations about boys.

Rachel and Jeremy are expecting baby #1, a little boy, in a few weeks and I am SOO excited for them!!

Here’s a quick sneak peek from our session today!

Kyle and Stacie (and Hunter!) Sneak Peek: Chilliwack Photographer

April 12th, 2014

Stacie is another fellow photographer! One I have had the honor of mentoring on a few occasions now! :) She is so down to earth and kindhearted! I have loved getting to know her!

I was so excited when she asked me to photograph her family! I loved getting to meet Kyle and Hunter! I had heard so much about them already! :)

We met up at Cultus Lake early this morning and it was GORGEOUS! Here’s a quick sneak peek of their session! :)


Howard and Monique (and Charlotte!) Sneak Peek!

April 12th, 2014

My niece turned ONE at the end of February and I was so excited to do some family photos with them for a mentoring session last night!

Charlotte has the BEST little personality. I LOVE watching it develop….her facial expressions get me every time! And those cheeks! They definitely get LOTS of Aunty kisses :)

THANK YOU for being our models :) You guys were the best!



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