I am so blessed to have the opportunity to capture the precious moments of a newborn life. All too often those first weeks go by too fast. There is a whirlwind of emotions flying around them and families can miss or forget those itty bitty moments that stole their heart in the very beginning. The ability to spend time with a new family, and to continue to watch them grow is such a special part of why I am a photographer. How often does one have the opportunity to witness a life at its most fragile and innocent state, and then watch them grow into little beings!
L I T T L E S;
I love to capture babies at any age, but there is that short short minute under two weeks old. What a sweet time. To capture those teeny fingers and toes, the curious expressions, and the dreams off in lala land are moments that you obsess over. And suddenly those moments are gone as quickly as they come! I find that window of their lives when babies are so little and curly, is so small. To create and capture those memories is a priceless experience. It is something you can keep and carry with you forever.
Safe S P A C E S;
I love being with families in their element, whether it be in their homes or in the studio. It’s an honour to have families welcome me into their lives. I am let into that special time that only a few people are able to witness. I find the most successful sessions are when the families are comfortable and relaxed. I do my best to enable and encourage this. I allow lots of time so we can take our time to ensure everyone is happy, we can pause for feedings, and you can snuggle baby when we need to. No pressure. It is important to create a safe and happy space for the family, since a safe space is everything when bringing a newborn into the world!
I’m booking up fast for 2018, so contact me soon to book your baby in. Usually a few months prior to birth is a great time to set up a session. The final date can be finalized once baby arrives.
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To all of my past and my future families, THANK YOU.
I met the sweetest little girl, Maelle. She came to get her newborn baby pictures done and I think she is one of the most beautiful babies that I have photographed. She has perfect creamy skin and sweet fluffy hair. Thank you Maelle! I loved photographing her in all the sweet little positions; she looked so precious and slept in all of them, making my job super easy. Almost makes me want to have another…..almost 😉
The newborn stage is such a fun time to capture. They change so quickly and it is so easy to forget how teeny tiny they were and how much they sleep…..mostly because it feels like they never sleep 😉 I make sure to document their little toes, their flaky skin, their puffy lips and perfect fingers. Mom and Dad will cherish looking back and seeing how much their babies have grown and changed.
Maelle was a star to photograph, well on her way to a supermodel career 🙂
Ahhhh baby Leo was a dram to shoot. He was so peaceful and content to be arrange, posed and cuddled by his big brother Oliver. He was born a bit early and so has the svelte body that all us of dream of 😉 and so super cute. What a perfect little face he has; he looks just like his big bro! Photographing siblings is always sweet but these two were amazing….after Oliver took a few pictures of Leo, he cuddled right into him and look at him with wonder and then with smiles. So so sweet – picture perfect for real. Those are the moments we as parents want to remember. How teeny tiny they were as newborns and how in awe their siblings are of them. They appreciate the little toes and fingers and question every sound their little brothers and sisters make. Later on, these two will love seeing these pictures of them. They will be amazed that they were ever that small. These images will even be shown to their kids…crazy!! It was fun to photograph Leo in similar ways that we shot Oliver, same poses and little hats. It is pretty cool to see the comparison. What a great job I have, to hang out with such great families and capture how they are growing and changing.
I feel like I knew this little newborn before he was even born. I first met Kirsten and Wade at their cousin’s wedding – a very fun wedding 🙂 and next heard from them when they were pregnant with little Noah. We met at Burnaby Beach to capture Kirsten’s maternity pictures and she was just glowing. It is amazing how pregnancy just adds a certain glow to women. Kirsten is already a stunner but just extra gorgeous with a pregnancy glow. A few weeks later, Noah made his appearance and I was super excited to meet this little baby. Kirsten was worried that he would rebel and not sleep through his newborn session, but he was a total star. He had his bottle and then settled in to a nice floppy sleep. We were able to get many beautiful pictures of this beautiful guy. I love photographing this stage, it is so special. To capture their little fingers, toes and expressions. They are still so squishy and moldable <3 Wade is a big fisher so we set up a little picture with a fishing net and rod – super cute! Knowing that parents can look back on these newborn images and be reminded of the squishiness and tiny features of their children is so fantastic. What a treasure. It even means a lot to that baby to grow up and see the portraits of them. My kids love looking at their baby pictures and are often struck with wonder at how much they grown and changed. I think they really feel the value and love in these images. My daughter, Isla often gets a bit teary at how “little and cute” she was (in my books still is ;)) Pictures are our history, our memories and our love. Start with the freshness of your newborn, you will never regret it.
Hey! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Today on the blog is a family that I have been shooting for many years now. We started a tradition of shooting in Deep Cove every year and this year was no different. It is really cool that we can compare how the family changes from year to year in the same spot. I bet you could even spot changes to Deep Cove from year to year in the pictures. I love that in North Vancouver, there is a spot like this. Deep Cove offers amazing views of the ocean, the mountains, the forest, the beach and even a little playground. Families can wonder around and hang together as I capture the specialness that is them. This was a special shoot for the Molina family as they are expecting their 2nd baby! I just know big brother David is going to be the best at his new role – look at how sweet he is with the baby belly. I would place bets that his future little sister will have him wrapped around her little finger and he will be pleased as punch about it. David is truly the sweetest little man and so interested in everything. He could have looked for crabs and salmon berries all day long, I’m sure. I am so lucky to have this cool job taking photos on the North Shore and I thank you all for that. Serious gratitude.