CHILD PORTRAIT EVENT 2021

It’s that time of year again!

Currently I am only opening up a few dates, but if they sell out or if you have a specific need just let me know and I will do my best to more date/times.  This year social distancing is still important to maintain and instructions for the day of your session will be sent upon booking.  Despite last year being so uncertain, we were still able to get so many families in the studio safely and created some great memories for these strange times.

For backdrops, last year most of you wanted the natural barn wood, but know I also have a beautiful navy and grey available to accommodate groups as well.

To book your time click here:  CHILD PORTRAIT EVENT CALENDAR

A minimum purchase of $35/child or sibling set is required on the day of the session.   As an example, if you have 3 children on the day of the session your minimum deposit would be $105, if you’d like to also include a sibling pose it would be $140.

Hope to see you soon!

 

BABY S | 8 Weeks | Surrey Newborn Photographer

This sweat adorable baby girl came to the studio recently to capture her first official images.  At 8 weeks old, she proves why there is no wrong time to capture your baby’s images.    Some babies of course will grow faster than others, some babies will not curl up as they grow and some love it… but trust that at any age we are able to get beautiful portraits of your tiny humans!

SUMEIR | 4 weeks | Surrey Newborn Photographer

This year has been so different in so many ways… some good and some not as great.  I’ve come to just find a way to embrace the changes.   One of those changes I have found is that families are a little unsure on what to plan for with regards to their newborn photos.  Not knowing what is going to happen in a few months or even a few weeks sometimes leaves us not wanting to commit.   Because of this families are often now contacting a few weeks after baby’s arrival and outside of that standard 5-14 day range for newborn photos.  I’ve never been the kind of photographer that would turn away a baby because they were ‘outside’ of the ideal age so this in’t new to me…. BUT.. there have been so many older babies coming in the studio.   It has actually been really fun playing with some of these little personalities!

I will never guarantee that we will get those sleepy poses as babies grow and don’t enjoy being moved around as much… BUT with some patience we usually manage to get some pretty adorable images.  I love the eye contact with the older babies, I love their ability to hold themselves a little better.  There are some really great things about older newborn session.

This adorable little man came in at 4 weeks old.  We got some great shots of him relaxed but awake as well as some of him all snuggled up sleeping.

Please let this show, that it’s never too late to capture memories of your babies!

 

GAVIN | 10 DAYS | Surrey Newborn Photographer

Sweet little Gavin, I am so thankful that you were my send off session.  At 10 days old he came into the studio with his adorable family ready for his very first photo shoot.  He was a dream to work with, happy and content through the entire session, willing to let us try anything we asked of him.  What I  didn’t know was that it was going to be my last in the studio – for an undefined time.  It took me a lot longer than usual to edit this session, my mind just couldn’t focus 🙁

This is such a ‘strange’ time for everyone.  That heavy feeling many of us are feeling – the one that keeps us in bed a little longer in the morning, the one that has us grabbing cookies from the cupboard… when we are not hungry.  That feeling of grief… we are all grieving the life that we were all so accustomed to.  Getting out and enjoying our beautiful Province, Country… World.    There are so many things that I think about through the day.  From the new mom’s who are close to delivering and scared of what that might look like going into a hospital.  To the new moms hoping to come into the studio and capture this precious time in their lives, the toddlers who don’t understand why they can’t go play in the sand box at the park, the school aged children who all miss their friends, teachers, classmates… to the teens who were all planning their graduation celebrations for grade 12, university etc.  There are so many pivotal moments in our lives that will all look very different now.

But life doesn’t just stop.  Our families are growing, changing and we will all learn to find ways to adapt to this current reality.  For me I’m trying to think of ways that I can help new parents still capture those precious first photos of their families.  For those interested, I’m going to create a Facebook group to teach a few tips/tricks to enable you to capture some home images.  I’m happy to even offer an editing service for the photos you do capture… as I’m not sure how long this will be going on – we (photographers) may need to find ways to help our families create amazing memories through their images.

For now, I leave you with the ‘outdoor’s inspired session.  How fitting for a time when we are asked to stay indoors.

I CAN’T WAIT TO BE SNUGGLING NEWBORNS AGAIN!!!

ELLINKA | 17 Weeks (born at 26 weeks!)

I’m so happy to be back capturing tiny lives and the huge impact they have in the world around them!  I had taken a few weeks off in January for a family holiday and then returned to a cold that had me off for another few weeks.  Just the nature of working with babies, we take no chances in passing on anything to them!

Thankfully, little Ellinka (Elli) was happy to wait for me to get better.  She spent the first 100 days of her little life in the NICU as she decided to arrive into the world a little early at only 26 weeks.  She and her family came into the studio last week to capture her official release out of the hospital and finally home with her family.  This little lady was a dream to photograph and work with.   Such a calm disposition, but this is also true of her loving big brother.    I’m so grateful to be able to share these moments with families, capture their love, capture the new bonds that are forming so quickly.  I’m exited to see what 2020 will bring and how many new lives I will get to meet.

Thank you to all those who trust in me to capture your families!

 

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