Whistler: A Family's Winter Wonderland

Whistler in the wintertime is what family dreams are made of. There’s nothing like seeing snow swirling down from the sky, hurling snowballs at each other, and curling up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate after a day on the slopes. This is one destination that’s guaranteed to offer the kids good old-fashioned fun, and we promise you’ll love it too.

Please tell us a bit about yourself and your family?

Well, there’s five of us! Myself, hubby and three lads! Zac - 22, Riley - 19, Colby – 16.

I’m a wedding and intimate women’s portrait photographer, and my hubby owns an irrigation and pumping business in the agriculture and mining sector.

Our eldest son Zac has travelled the world (he has the travel bug – big time!) with his girlfriend of 10 years! He’s a very talented musician and singer!

Riley is the middle child and he’s a talented muso as well, and he’s studying his honours degree in Physio.

And our youngest, Colby, is still at school in Grade 11. He wants to be a fighter pilot, and is right into his sport and music as well!

Tell us a bit about your holiday, and why you went to Canada?

It’s always been a lifelong dream to experience a white Christmas! And as we are a family of men, it made sense to put off our ski trips in Australia to go skiing in Canada! We’re a very sporty family so we spent most of our time skiing. It sure was an action-packed busy holiday! We also really loved exploring and walking. The zip trekking, dog sledding, snowmobile tours! It was truly magical and just brilliant!

How did you find the Travelshoot experience and the album as a result?

Brilliant! It was the best thing to have someone else other than myself to photograph my boys! We couldn’t believe it but the morning of the shoot it was snowing big time! It was just perfect! Our photographer Steve took us to the most beautiful spots! It was very cool experience with the boys, and he made the whole shoot so easy and cruisy! We just love our album! Thank you.

Why did you think it was important to capture family holiday memories?

Being a photographer myself, I am passionate about capturing memories and there was no way my boys would have let me do it! And I don’t want to be that annoying mum with the camera!!! So this was the best option, and of course, I got to be a part of it! A once in a lifetime experience!!! Would highly recommend this to everyone travelling. I will book a Travelshoot wherever I travel!