Awaken Creations Photography

I tend to think of the act of photographing, generally speaking, as an adventure. My favourite thing is to go where I've never been before.

​Diane Arbus

Photographs are the memories that everyone hold on to and cherish for a lifetime.  There is something special in every one of my sessions. The excitement and anticipation parents have for meeting their new baby. Every little tiny feature of a newborn, the love and bond they have with their family. The growing and constantly changing first year of a babies' life: their first smile, sitting on their own, their first laugh, their personality growing and making them who they are going to be. The innocence and sweetness of growing children. The sweet and unconditional love of a family. These reasons and many more are why I love the sessions I have to offer. 

My name is Julene and I am the one behind the camera at Awaken Creations Photography. I am a wife, mother of 2 boys, foster parent and Interior Designer. I am dedicated to my clients and make sure they get my absolute best work. I absolutely love children and more than that love interacting with them. My passion is capturing those sweet moments on film so you can display them and cherish them forever. 

I am located in Nanaimo and will travel on Vancouver Island. If you are looking for someone to capture those milestones, changing and important times in your life please email me any time, I would love to hear from you. Just click the "Sessions" tab above. You can also email me at

​I love meeting new people and sharing the joy in your life while capturing it on film. If you haven't yet please also visit my on my fan page, click the "Facebook" tab above on the right. 

Best wishes for you and your family,

​Julene Lypkie

Owner & Photographer @ Awaken Creations Photography