ANIRE | 10 days | Surrey Photographer

This precious baby girl… she was just so sweet and content that I could have photographed her all day!   I met this family only a week before she arrived when Mom decided she really did want some maternity photos.  We met up at her 38th week and had a feeling this little girl was to arrive soon!

Although not everyone feels they want to capture images of their pregnancy, I always encourage it.  Not only is it an important time to document, but it also gives me a really great opportunity to get to know the family.  This baby girls’ big brother (2) and sister (5) had the chance to run, play and laugh with me during the maternity photos.  It enables me to create a small, but valuable relationship with them.  When they returned a week or two later for the newborn photos in the studio, they were much more comfortable and ready to interact with me.

I know that one of my strengths is working with children, helping them feel comfortable and knowing their limits. Finding what makes their little personalities come out.  I pride my ability to find and capture their true expressions.  This is something that I hope all families seek when looking for their photographer.  The images that you display proudly on your walls at home, or share online should show people the vibrance of your family.

Baby Girl and her family were such a pleasure to spend the morning with.


Celebrating Family | 72 years in the making

In the end, what counts is the love that surrounds us and the memories created over the time we have here in this life.  It was very clear to me that this family understood just that.

This story started over 72 years ago!  These two getting married, not having any idea where life would lead.  I can only imaging all that they have seen and experienced together.   They grew their family to include 6 children and from there… well it’s grown.

A few months ago I was contacted by one of the family members.  There was going to be a wedding soon (and still many more to come for this family!).  This meant everyone would be coming together again and sharing in the new memories being made.  It meant that the two who started it all so very long ago, would get to see another grand child get married, visit with their great grand children and family they don’t always see.  You see, this family is divided between continents.  Many of them flew over from England, including the adorable couple who were the focus of our session.

Yes there were just over 50 people to capture and yes I knew it was going to be a wildly crazy attempt at corralling children and keeping everyone happy… missed nap times and perhaps a few adults that could have used a nap too 😉 but it was going to be worth it.    This family has a VERY busy week with wedding events and yet they made the time to meet me for a few hours at the park.  It was so important to all of them to have photos done all together, but also knowing this may be one of the last times these two matriarchs will fly the pond to Canada.

I’m so honoured to be invited into families like this.  These sessions are some of my favourite.  They embody all that is important in life, they celebrate love and also all the chaos that family brings.

I hope you enjoy a little window into our session and consider doing the same with your own family!

As I set up for the session to start, I watched as he helped her look her best, such a gentleman

There are four generations here!

This is it, this was all of them!

All the great grand children together as fast as we could pull this one off before they escaped

there’s got to be a little fun in there too

BABY T | 5 weeks | Langley Newborn Photographer

Oh not so tiny little T man!!  Your cheeks are just way too adorable.  You were not ready to sleep much for our little mini session, but you sure didn’t disappoint in the cuteness factor!  I’m so happy to have captured your baby blue eyes and that precious smile of yours!

LIAM | 16 days | Surrey Newborn Photographer

Oh little Liam…. you are just too cute.  At 16 days old he came to the studio surrounded by love.  Mom and his grandparents coo’d as I worked to pose him in the different set ups.  How can you not, when these little humans are just so perfect in every way.

It really makes you stop and think about their life ahead, what will it look like, who will they become.  One of my favourite parts about doing these sessions is the joy of watching family sit back and look at this little creation.  This tiny little life that has hardly begun and had so much ahead of them.  It’s such a joy to watch that connection and a treasure to capture it in photographs.

MICAH | 10 days | Surrey Newborn Photographer

This awesome family of 6!!!! kids are the kind that I love to share in their story.   I’ve seen them every day for years at my own children’s school and each year they seem to add one more to the family!    With the arrival of baby Micah, I said we just had to get them in the studio and capture all these amazing little humans.

They had tried for 5 years to start a family, countless meds and finally IUI treatments helped them to welcome their first and second baby.  They were told there was practically no chance of conceiving naturally and gave then less than 5% chance! Clearly the medical staff were a little off on their prediction!!  They went on to have three more beautiful little humans and decided to call the family complete.  As any normal family would, they took measures to ensure no more babies arrived…. yet here is Micah!!!  After a “successful” vasectomy…. this family obviously needed one more.  I think Micah would agree!  Such a cutie!

I guess we shall see if there are any more little surprises next year 😉

Today, this gallery spoke to me in black and white.. something different to share.