Bonding | Vancouver lifestyle Newborn photographer

It was so fun to snuggle in with this little dude last week!!    When they all arrived at the studio we talked about what was most important to capture.  Not everyone wants to use all the props and that’s totally fine with me!  This family wanted to capture more candid moments of their new bond and of course a few of their precious young man.

I hope you enjoy a different style to a newborn session; I sure did!

Just Right | Surrey Family Photographer

I know it’s really ugly outside tonight… but this time of year you either get the most beautiful, amazing light and colours… or dark and ugly.

Last Thursday we got the most AMAZING light. The perfect timing for a session that was holding out for a day like this… ahhh I love when a plan comes together!!!

We laughed and played the entire session… I truly enjoyed watching this family have fun together. Thank you for choosing me to capture it!

Ashley Martens - These rock Jen!October 15, 2014 – 9:15 pm

Kam Kooner - Love all the photos. Your kids are so beautiful. October 15, 2014 – 4:40 am

Mother and Baby bonding | Surrey Baby Photographer/Videographer

I would never judge someone who decided to bottle feed – but there is something to be said about the bond that is created between baby and mother in those first days of life as you nurse. This bond only grows and the time spent nursing is often some of my fondest memories. It is time alone with my little one and time that all you have to do is stare down and enjoy every little movement your baby makes. Watch their eyes roll around, there little cheeks going and of course their little fingers that always seem to find something to hold on to. These are the things I remember.

Many of the above memories I have are part of what made this mom want to capture it. It was also the fact that this was her third baby and only baby who she has successfully breastfed for longer then just a few weeks. This was a big accomplishment for them and something she so deeply wanted.

I really loved watching the bond between them. The giggles and looks that seem to see right through to each other’s hearts.

I hope to be posting more of these down the road! I wish I had something like it with each of my babies!!


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Fun Family Photos | Surrey Family Photographer

I’ll never get tired of saying this… your photo session should be FUN not stressful! So many times I hear at the start of session that the mom is stressed. That they want these photos to be perfect, that they mean so much.

My instant response is to stop. Don’t worry… have fun with your kids, play and be silly. Enjoy the hour or so that we’ll spend together and just be together. The photos will reflect that and you will love them.

So here I am, posting photos these photos, knowing that when we started the session their youngest was sleepy and just wanted to cuddle – wanted nothing to do with me… and this is what we got:)

If you are one of those people who think they will never get great photos of their kids… that all these other families are lucky – just give it a try. Be fun, be silly and enjoy your family. I promise I will get something you love!

Georgia | 17 days new | Lifestyle newborn photo and video session

Little Georgia arrived a little sooner then her ‘planned’ due date.  I was meant to come and capture her arrival, but timing simply didn’t work out.  So instead, during our newborn photo session, I captured a little video as well!  There are so many little things our babies do as newborns that you never want to forget.  All the little smiles, rolling eyes, hiccups and of course spit ups:) I just love all the little looks they give!

I hope you enjoy what we captured that morning:)


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Rosemary Pollon - Beautiful pictures
October 10, 2014 – 4:27 am

Julia Harnett - Beautiful…thanks for sharingOctober 9, 2014 – 5:12 am

Tammi Lynn Wilson - This is the most beautiful video, Kristina you look so natural, thank you for sharingOctober 9, 2014 – 12:54 am