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25 Jun 2017

Time Flies {Abbotsford Prom Photographer}

I’ve know this girl’s family since before she was born.  I went to visit her at the hospital, and even baby sat her.  Now she’s all grown up.  Thank you for letting me document this milestone for you and your friends.  I’m so excited to see how you will change the world. Congratulations!

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28 May 2017

Look Who’s One {Abbotsford Photographer Baby’s First Year}

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I have known this boy’s mama for a long time… ever since we were kids.  We grew up going to the same church and youth group! Now she has kiddos of her own.  I’ve been so privileged to have photographed both of them since newborns.  Just love seeing them grow up.  Happy Birthday Mr. W!  So great to see you grow up to be a little man.

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16 May 2017

Pop Up Wedding {Event Photographer}

 

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Can I just say that I love long time clients? I have photographed this beautiful lady’s two children and I was so honored to be invited to this lovely lady’s “pop-up” wedding.  She got married in Mexico a few weeks ago, but had a civil ceremony in Fort Langley the week before.  Here are a few of the event.  Can’t wait to do your special family session in Harrison soon!

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To see this gallery visit the link here.  Password is their new last name.

29 Apr 2017

Girlies in the Tulips {Abbotsford Tulip Festival}

 

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These three lovely ladies I met on Friday at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival.  It was a cloudy and sunny day–loved the fluffy clouds in our mountainous landscape.  They just got some fun sunglasses from Kuma, so we had so much fun playing with the reflections.  If you want to know more about these girls, they have their own blog. They have some fun fashion, food and healthy living advice.  Check them out!

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9 Apr 2017

Happy Birthday Little Miss Madeline! {One Year Photographer}

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I can’t believe it’s already been a year this week since this little one came into the world.  She is full of spunk and so very curious.  Can’t wait to hear what she says when she starts talking our ears off.  Happy Birthday dear cousin Madeline!

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6 Apr 2017

Baby Beluga in the Deep Blue Sea {Six Months}

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This cute little one has grown up in the past six months.  It’s so fun to incorporate the same props from the newborn shoot.  I love how his personality is coming through, too! It’s great to see the families for our one year plan.  See you soon for your cake smash little whale.  :)

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16 Mar 2017

Baby Belly {Abbotsford First Year Photographer}

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I was so privileged to capture this handsome boy’s first year, and now he will be a big brother.  I was so surprised when mom showed up at the studio for H’s mini two year shoot sporting a cute belly.  We scheduled her belly shoot and got her due date on the calendar right away.  The day came for the belly shoot and the weather was crazy–snow. rain and sunshine!  Luckily we were able to catch a little snow.  It looked so pretty with her pink dress.  Can’t wait to meet the newest babe soon!

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Bye from this big brother! Such a BIG jump!

5 Mar 2017

…and then there were four! {One Year Plan}

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It’s so awesome that I am able to document this family’s growth from the beginning!  Their oldest is now 5 and I photographed her when she was in mom’s belly.  I do remember that after the second, I asked dad if there would be any more, and he said he was done.  Guess someone else had different plans and now they are blessed with 4 beautiful children.  Here is their ‘final’ baby boy! He sure loved to give me the pirate eye.  (I also just couldn’t resist the reactions of the older siblings!)

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25 Feb 2017

Website Designer {One Year Package}

It seems only fitting to do a post on my blog about my website designer’s  adorable boy!  I so love shooting the baby’s first year and this was no exception. It’s so fun to use the same props and see how much they have grown.  It was so cool to see how he could stand and walk and show my number 1 with his pointer finger.  I love that he also LOVED his cake and knew to eat it right away! I can’t wait for baby boy number two in April!  Happy Birthday Mr. K!

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7 Feb 2017

How to take Great Snow Photos! {Abbotsford Photographer}

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Well, it’s been so long since I posted, so I decided to show you some snow pictures of my boys and some tips and tricks to taking photos in the snow!

If it’s sunny, try to have the sun to the side of the subject.  If they are looking into the direct sun, they tend to squint.  That being said if you are in the shade and the sun is lit behind you, it tends to put you in focus and blow out the background.

For action shots, try to use multiple frames or fast shutter speed to capture the action. A few times, I wanted to get the best shot, so I was in the direct line of my boys path sledding and they had to swerve to miss me.  Fun times. :)

If you are wanting a close up, focus on their eyes, get them to laugh or catch them at the end of their run.

It’s important to catch the whole story of their play time, so be sure to catch the details of their wet clothes, their sleds, them shovelling or them inside of their igloos or snow forts.  Also,  I love having not just the close ups, but little people, BIG scenery.  Where they were is just as important as what they were doing! It helps you to capture the entire memory!

Enjoy the snow while it lasts in the Fraser Valley.  Hope this helps you document your time in the snow.

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18 Jul 2015

{Newborn and Belly: First Year Plan} Adorable Little Fox

This precious boy didn’t come into the world the way their parents had hoped at home, but via c-section last week; however, he was such a great poser this morning!  This family loves the outdoors and gardens as you can see by there maternity shoot–they even have bees in their back yard, so it was only fitting to have this babe be a few garden characters.

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When I saw this adorable little blanket… I knew he just had to be the caterpillar!

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I just love the way they look at him!

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9 Jun 2015

{Coquitlam Engagement Photographer} “Take me out to the ball game…”

815_1277-CCP-baseball-fieldI’m so excited for this couple…I have taken their photos for about 5 years…since their first baby arrived.  Then again with their second baby a few years later!  Now they are engaged and I am so happy for them.  We met a top the hill in Coquitlam at a neighbourhood baseball diamond.  Softball is where their relationship started, so this styled shoot was a home run. :)

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To see more of our engagement photos visit our page here.

13 Oct 2014

{Wedding Photography} “Laughter is the Best Medicine”

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We met these two awhile ago in Fort Langley for their engagement photos referred to us by long time clients.  Finally the big day was here!  Megan being a teacher and all everything was well planned out and executed through out the day.  We enjoyed their laid back and fun loving attitudes!  It was also so much fun to hear the laughter.  The best sign of a great thing.  Congratulations Megan and Noel.  We were thrilled to be able to capture your special day. May God bless your marriage richly.

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Yes!  That pastor did take a wedding selfie!

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To see more of this couple, visit their gallery here.  Password is their last name.

13 Oct 2014

{Abbotsford Belly and Newborn Photographer} The Superhero Family Winners of the Giveaway!

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This lovely family was the winner of my new website giveaway!  I have known the mom for 10 years now when her twin sister was married.  Now they are a family of 4.  Newborn photos at the bottom of this post.  He is so precious.  Can’t wait to see you for the 6 month shoot.  Enjoy!

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The gallery link is here.  Password is their last name.

19 Sep 2014

{Alberta Family Portrait Photographer} Licorice Smiles

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A long time ago, in a land far far away from this farm, (but close to me) I met Tim in our first year at Trinity Western University.  We became great friends, but low and behold, he was a farm boy at heart so he moved back to Alberta.  There, he met a lovely girl, had 4 kids and they settled down to run a small hobby farm in Lacombe just outside of Red Deer.  I just recently connected with his wife over Facebook (don’t you love social media for that!) and was able to stop by for a home grown meal at their house on our road trip travels in the summer.  I just wish we lived closer as our boys got along great with their crew.  And I would LOVE to buy their fresh produce, beef and eggs.  Until we meet again…maybe in our neck of the woods and we can have you over for dinner…. city style.  (Oh and it doesn’t hurt to bribe with a little licorice for smiles!)

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Can you believe it? Chickens can lay BLUE eggs… yes BLUE!  And you can tell by the colour of their ear feathers.  Who would’ve thunk!?

 

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To see the rest of this family’s gallery, click here.  Password is their last name.