As you scroll through the hundreds of images on this site, I hope you'll start to see one thing that stands out... that one thing is the common bond that we all have in expressing the love we have for those closest to us!
It really doesn't matter what it is I am photographing, they all evoke the same feeling inside of me. One of the greatest challenges for me is the necessity to figure out who you are, what makes you tick and then how to pull that from you in an image. I want you to feel something when you look at the images I capture. Of course if I am photographing your newborn, I want the image to instantly make you remember holding that tiny little baby, remember what it felt like to cuddle up in your arms, or that they fit in the palm of your hand.
If I am outside capturing your family - I don't want you to just see everyone looking at the camera, I want you to remember how much fun we had, the laughter and silly things we did... which resulted in everyone genuinely looking happy and right at me! I want the images of your kids to be the faces you remember looking back at you each day - their silly little expressions and reflection of who they really are.
Perhaps it's your wedding day!!! One of the most important days that people have photographed and all I want is for you to forget that I'm even there. I want you to enjoy each other and all the special people you've envied to be around you on the day. I will help direct you to an idea I have, but then just let you be you... laugh, talk and love every moment together. The images should reflect your day - not just the perfect pose.
This isn't just a job for me... this is who I am. I love connecting with people and envisioning what that looks like in a lasting memory through a camera, it truly is an extension of who I am.
One thing you're guaranteed during our session is that you're going to see me laugh and enjoy every minute. I am excited for the opportunity to meet you and your family and hope to chat soon!
With only a few days to go… all of the amazing vendors are busy preparing to showcase their work!! I’m excited to be a part of this group and hope to see many of you there!!
I’m also really excited to also have a photo booth for you and your family to stop in and be captured!
What you wear is totally up to you… you can dress up, dress down… wear your own pjs OR you can simply come as you are and change into the Lazy One Flapjacks that I will have in all sizes! I love the idea of everyone being cozy and snuggled up for a holiday photo! I know this may be harder to get Dad to do… but… let’s try! I have sizes from 6 months through to XXL.
The backdrop will be a white backdrop which I can then digital add on the holiday lights on your selected image. This allows me to have a few different scenes available to you that we can change depending on what you’d like.
Some of the options are:
Holiday lights backdrop
Christmas Presents Wrapped
All of these are easy to move in and out depending on your preference. Once we are all set up on Friday, I will provide a few sample images!
The packages start at $85 and only a $40 deposit will be required at the session. This enables you to capture a quick family photo and one of the kids together. If you feel you would like more, you could choose two different backdrops or even capture some headshot individually (I know not everyone loves their school photos 😉 You will then receive an online gallery to decide on your final package option.
Consider bringing the grandparents or cousins… just remember that this is not an in studio session and we may not have much time to try and get it all just right (depending on ages).
There will be options for babies who are not yet sitting so even the little babies are welcome. Who doesn’t love a baby’s first Christmas photo!
So…. make sure you stop in to the school, support our amazing local community of entrepreneurs!!
DATE: Saturday November 26, 2016 LOCATION: Katzie Elementary 6887 194th Street Surrey BC
**Note the wood backdrop will not be available during the fair (in studio only), but the hats will be 😉
Here is a sample of a before and after with the digital holiday lights applied.
This post is LONG over due and I thank you all for your patience. It has been a struggle for me to recover from a few weeks of pneumonia which is why I have held off posting this information.
That said… there’s no time to waste!
This year I was thinking about what so many families talk about when they come for photos… WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR??? SO I thought what better than to offer an option! I’ve teamed up with Lazy One Canada to provide EVERYONE in your family Pj’s to wear for your photos! I tested it out on my kids and their cousins and they all just loved it. Regardless of age, I think this is a fun way to celebrate the holidays and not stress about a new outfit for everyone. For this, I created a new space to use as well. The Pj’s can be used in the bedroom setting and have some fun with toes under the blankets and everyone snuggled up… OR you can head out to the studio for a few more options for different set ups.
It is totally your option to choose to bring your own clothes OR use the pjs. But we would not have time to do both options in a mini session.
This year I also have a few families who would love to try and get cousins together or extended family members. For this you can book two back to back sessions and ensure we have time to capture some of each of the families as well as everyone together (depending on the size of the group). Be sure to message me with your requests to see if I can accommodate.
I have several sessions already booked in, but please contact with your requested date and time and I will do my best to fit everyone in.
Happy Holidays to everyone and hope to see some of your smiling faces in the studio soon!
Classic Studio set up with Holiday Lights
Studio Holiday Scene (best for children only)
Holiday Bedroom Scene (Pj’s Provided from 6 months ~ XXL mens)
Every once and a while I get the opportunity to capture a newborn outside. I LOVE it! I think about it year round actually, so when it was suggested to come to this family’s home and do the photos outside… it was a no brainer for me!
I brought some of my favourite props to use out in the fields. It was the perfect setting for little Rosie! Her two big sister simply adore her and I loved how patient they were with what we were asking of them. It’s not an easy thing to do with young siblings!
I’m so happy for this family to fill their hearts with another baby girl. I’ve been capturing these moments for them for many years and it’s always so amazing to keep coming back as they all grow.