Surprise Family Pictures
I met these three the other day to capture some pictures for a surprise for their Mom’s (and wife’s) birthday present. I love love love this idea. What Mom, or parent really, doesn’t want pictures of her loved ones? Having a tangible memory of their smiles and who they were at this moment in life in so special. Pictures that she can frame and have on her desk, so when she looks up from her work she can see who she is working for. Who is being affected by the hours she puts in away from them. She can see these pictures and feel their love and smile a bit at their smiles. This gift is so priceless; anyone with a loved one would appreciate it. Images are like music, they can bring you back to a moment when you can smell, hear and see that experience or time in your life again; this implicit memory of your kids love and also of their personalities.
We met at Jericho Beach in Vancouver to get these shots and right away I was struck by the politeness of these two kids. Wow! Gotta love good manners 🙂 Having said that, it took about 2 minutes for them to get comfortable and show me their goofy sides. They were full of great ideas for pictures but also for fun 🙂 It had rained (torrentially) all day but cleared up for us in true Vancouver fashion. We had wicked cool skies and great colours for our session. We shot everywhere from the dock, the beach and the parking lot. True story – only way to get those short lived cherry blossoms in the shots 🙂
I had a fantastic time with there three, they were super easy going and fun. I’m sure their Mom (wife) will be blown away by this special gift. Thanks for trusting me to capture them.
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.
Noah | Burnaby Newborn Photographer
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.
Maternity Session in North Vancouver
I first met Kim a few years ago when she came to me for a few photography lessons – she wanted to be able to capture pictures her kids as they grow up. I can see why – they are just the cutest little humans ever. This is the second session I have had with them now and both have been super fun. The first we shot down at Ambleside on the beach almost exactly a year ago and had a great adventure. This time we decided to meet at a more secluded spot that offered pretty flowers and wide open fields. It was a great place to shoot, very simple and very pretty. When I mentioned lupins, Kim was right in, she loves the colour purple and there certainly is no lack of purple flowers 🙂 Kim is due in about 2 weeks, so time was of the essence to get her maternity shoot done. She looks so amazing, especially for how close she is to her due date! 2 weeks out for me meant I was a bloated mess with both of my kids….I am actually quite jealous of these Mommas who look so amazing during their pregnancy 😉 Anyways, we had a great shoot and Justin was the hero of the shoot. He was such an amazing sport and so happy to do whatever I wanted to suggest. Their great attitude made for some special images. I hope you all enjoy them and thanks for checking them out.