The happiest moments we have with our families - pouring syrup over a stack of pancakes, building a blanket fort, curling up on the living room couch - are the ones that tend to get forgotten. Housestories was created to preserve these ordinary moments and strengthen a family's connection to their home and their past.

Using a beautiful method of documenting the familiar and personal details of a home,
Housestories captures a uniquely intimate perspective of family’s life.




Housestories Shoot - $650cdn

includes a 2-3 hr Housestories shoot, and all editing and artistic processing, + $100 towards products, such as prints, albums, and digital collections


My family lives in small apartment and we don't have fancy furniture. I'm not sure if my home is the right fit.

One of my favourite quotes is' "It doesn't matter how big a home is, as long os there is love in it.". If your home, whether it's a seaside mansion or a small apartment, is a place where your family will look back on with happy memories, then it is a perfect fit.

How long does a Housestories shoot take?

Usually about 2 hours. Larger homes may take 3 hours or more.

Is there anything that I need to prepare for the shoot?

The idea is to capture a natural portrait of your family's life, not to photograph an idealized version of your home, so don't feel like you need to clean excessively, buy fresh flowers, or set out the good china. A little tidying up beforehand is good enough.

Should we be home during the shoot?

Up to you. I love incorporating families in the photos, so feel free to hang around and do your thing. 

Darren Lebeuf - creative director/photographer


An image search for Darren Lebeuf will bring up a mix of family and wedding photography, and a range of illustrations and cartoons.

Author, illustrator, and photographer Darren Lebeuf has made a career beautifully photographing families and weddings in his natural and subtly polished style. After moving to Vancouver in 2015 he began doing real estate photography, and saw many homes that deserved to be photographed on a deeper level. In July of 2017 he created Housestories.

Darren continues capturing weddings and photographing families through Le Beuf Studios.

He is also an illustrator and published author. His illustrative work can be enjoyed at the Land of Le Beef.