I love babies. To all who know me this is no surprise! Every time I hold one of these little bundles I am ready to jump back in and have one more. This sweet angel was sleeping so soundly, she didn’t wake up once. A huge congrats to her mommy and daddy!
I just love this baby, my Brynny B turns one today!!!! It’s so bitter sweet as she may be our last child….. might be…. ;) I’m so excited to celebrate her birthday with all of our friends and family. After looking back on the year there have been so many memories, finding her voice…( more like screaming), learning to crawl, how she did NOT like eating rice cereal and moved stright to finger foods, and so much more.
To my sweet B, you have brought us so much joy in this first year with you. I can’t wait to watch you grow and change into a toddler and a little girl. Your sisters love you and you are one tough baby being carried around by Hadley… even though mommy says she’s not allowed. Thank you for being my baby, I wish you’d never grow up.
All the mommas out there, if you have children… hug, squeeze and kiss them because they only stay tiny for so long.
Oooooo!!!!! I just love spring!!!! Ben and Christine met me in Vancouver at UBC, such a gorgeous place to do engagement photos. As soon as I seen Christine I was loving her look, the dress, belt and those cute shoes! Yup, later that week I went and copied her…. I bought that dress and belt…. We walked around the grounds and found some amazing spots, the rose garden, a field of dandelions, and we found a really cool rock wall. I’m not too familiar with UBC, but this place was so neat. I had Christine and Ben sit up in the window, they were chatting to each other and I was backing up to get “the shot” and then it happened I fell backwards, legs up, and into a planter!!! I was so embarrassed!!! After gathering myself up we headed over to another one of the gardens, Christine wanted a head shot of each of them for their guest book…. thinking of me falling into the planter really gave inspiration for their smiles!! So funny! I am so excited for their wedding, only a month and a half to go!!!!!!!!
Loving your style you two!
Here’s “the shot”…. yup into the planter I went!
I was so pleased when Sara contacted to me to photograph her maternity and newborn photos!! It was such a honor when she said that she had been following my work and was excited to book with me. The weather was rainy which is typical for the valley but we managed to grab a couple shots outside of the studio…. umbrellas and all! Soon enough little Karter came along, and he is such a handsome little man. He was such an angel during our session, he slept when he was supposed to, and was awake when we needed him, overall he posed like a pro. I was excited to get so many great shots!!
I love this shot of Sara! She had such a cute baby belly!
He is just too, too, too sweet!!!
Proud daddy and mommy.
I was so excited when I saw a ferris wheel in the Abbotsford mall parking lot!!! I have always wanted to do a carnival shoot and felt this was the perfect opportunity. Max and Michelle were more then willing to come and do this with me. They were awesome, it was raining which isn’t a surprise so we really went fast!! We got our tickets and started looking for rides! The first was the carousal!!! My favourite! I love this ride, but for some reason I have always remembered it turning slowly…. nope not this one!!! It was crazy fast!!! They went whipping around, then I was able to get a few more shots once it went a bit slower. Next was the ferris wheel…. wow!!! Sooooo high!!! Made me nervous, but they did amazing and had fun with it too. The rain was really starting to come down so we finished it off by “playing” a few games. I loved the whole shoot, cotton candy mustaches, polka dot umbrellas, confetti, a mural, and glorious rain!!! Enjoy!!
This my first ever Tuesday’s Tips, I want to share and help!! This is for brides to be, families, moms, and learning photographers. Every week you can check here to keep updated on the Tip of the week. Well here it goes!!
If you’re getting family photos taken you know finding an outfit for the whole family is a huge task! Everything has to be perfect, the colours, is there a pattern, are we too matchy?? Ahhhhh! It can be overwhelming. Here are a couple of tips when picking your clothes for the shoot.
- Be inspired by the season you are getting them taken in.
- Pick a key colour that pops, and that you would want to feature.
- Accessorize! A scarf if it’s winter, a cute head band in the spring… etc…
- Be aware of shoes! Yes! I will focus in on your shoes.
- Wear what you are comfortable in, it shows in the photos.
- Avoid logos, they can be distracting in your photos.
- Don’t be afraid of colour.
- Try to avoid super shiny clothes.
- Stick to one style, casual, formal… try not to mix them together.
- Over all have FUN with it!!!!
I LOVE these combos!! Something simple, yet has that pop of colour!
I love the colour in the clothes in these two photos!!! It really gives them character, they really stand out. I also really like primary colours!
Well that is it for this time! I hope this helps for our next session on what to wear. See you soon!
Welcome!! This is my first “Favourite Photo” contest. I love going through my session folders choosing my favourite images of 2011. Now it’s your turn to cast your vote and let me know what you think.
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without further ado, here are the images in no particular order!!