Stop Makin’ Me Laugh!

Blue balloons for the birthday boy?  Yes, but Daddy is also a huge Toronto Maple Leafs fan.  The blue balloons celebrate both of Dad’s loves, his son and the Leafs!  When Dad has humour like that, is it any wonder this little guy kept me laughing?  Or maybe he’s so happy because his parents are relaxed and kind?  Either way, he might go down in history as one of my favourite models due to his many amazing expressions.  We had a great time capturing this first birthday milestone.

I am an Abbotsford family, maternity, and newborn photographer. I am based in beautiful British Columbia. If you are interested in booking an outdoor photography session please contact me at perfectmoments@shaw.ca.

Abbotsford Extended Family Photographer

Extended family photos have scared me in the past. I’ve learned to love them…and bring an assistant. You never know how 3,4,6 or 13 little kids will respond.  I usually tell the adults…just look at me! Never. Look. Away. Never stop smiling.  Then I proceed to attempt to get the kids attention. If the adults do their job 😉 it is much easier to capture what makes each family unique. I now see every extended family as a welcomed challenge.  They no longer instill fear but instead loads of fun.

Thanks for visiting my page! I am an Abbotsford extended family photographer based in beautiful British Columbia. If you are interested in booking an outdoor photography session please contact me at perfectmoments@shaw.ca. I look forward to hearing from you!

Pretty in Pink

This adorable little diva couldn’t decide whether she loved or was bored with my camera.  Either way, she is pretty in pink and oh, so stylish, in the girly floral headband and lacey wrap.  She got ready for her close up and showed her photogenic self through many great expressions.  I can’t tell you how much I enjoy sharing multiple milestones with the same family.  I photographed her big brother as a baby a couple years ago, too.  So many perfect moments with one family, precious.

Thanks for visiting my page! I am an Abbotsford newborn, maternity and family photographer. I am based in beautiful British Columbia. If you are interested in booking a newborn photography session please contact me at perfectmoments@shaw.ca. I look forward to hearing from you!

Smoke or Fog…I’m going with Fog!

Anyone who’s enjoyed summer in BC these last few years will tell you that we’ve been plagued by horrible forest fire seasons. I am hopeful that eventually, we will see an end to this trend. For now, I will continue to work in it and pretend it’s fog because, really, it can be beautiful (even if it does cause dry throats)! These people didn’t seem to mind much and agreed that the smoke did lend a rather moody feel to the photos.  And, as always, they were well dressed and beautiful!  Did you know I adore the mountains?  I love looking at them, climbing them, and especially using them as the backdrop for amazing family photos.  When Melanie (the pretty momma) asked if I knew any good places that showcased them, this spot came to mind immediately. It’s popular in the Fraser Valley photographer’s world but I hadn’t ventured out to visit it yet. It was worth the drive because even shrouded with “fog”,  they too, looked fantastic! Have I mentioned I love those mountains?!

Thanks for visiting my page! I am an Abbotsford family, maternity, and newborn photographer. I am based in beautiful British Columbia. If you are interested in booking an outdoor photography session please contact me at perfectmoments@shaw.ca. I look forward to hearing from you!

Turning One is Serious Business!

Bowties are serious business but so is turning one! What a joy to celebrate this milestone with such a delightful guy. He was very happy to show off his big boy ability to pose for my camera. His reward for being so good? Cake, of course. Although he wasn’t too sure about icing. . . it’s sticky, you know and he’s wearing his best tie! Despite the mess, his future looks as bright as his smile.

Thanks for visiting my page! I am an Abbotsford maternity, newborn, children and family photographer. I am based in beautiful British Columbia. If you have a little person turning one please contact me for a session. I’d love to capture their milestone birthday.  Email perfectmoments@shaw.ca. I look forward to hearing from you!

Outdoor Newborn Photography is the BEST!

Every once in a while, newborn photography is pure magic. I feel like the nymphs and fairies watched over  this handsome boy. I’m pretty sure baby heard one approach but thankfully his trusty dog held them at bay until his parents entered the frame. Among the roots of the trees is normally the hobbits domain but only cuteness was found this day. It was easy to get lost in the spell of the woods during this enchanted morning.

Thanks for visiting my page! I am an Abbotsford outdoor newborn photographer based in BC, Canada. If you are interested in booking an outdoor newborn photo session or any other photography session please contact me at perfectmoments@shaw.ca. I look forward to hearing from you!

Sunrise on the Pond

Anyone willing to meet at 6:45 a.m. for a summer session earns a gold star in my book. And this family sure did earn it.  We had a great time walking through a foggy (& smokey) park. It was well worth the effort to get this stunningly golden light.  I hope they agree.  Dad brought this amazing “daddy energy” which made his littlest girl giggle as he tossed her through the air.  The other two had no need of “daddy energy” since they brought their own special kind.  What fun they had fun running around and mothering their little sister. Special props to the pretty momma who brought this all together too!

Thanks for visiting my page! I am an Abbotsford maternity, newborn and family photographer. I am based in beautiful British Columbia. If you are interested in booking a sunrise photography session please contact me at perfectmoments@shaw.ca. I look forward to hearing from you!

Milestones

As a photographer I get to see little windows into other people’s worlds. It’s a gift I don’t take lightly.  I saw the joy these parents share with their little man and it’s beautiful. He’s already hitting milestones with the passage of time, time that I’m sure is passing too quickly for his parents.  The last photo has him waving goodbye and it melts the heart. Blink and you will see that wave again as he goes off to college.

Thanks for visiting my page! I am an Abbotsford maternity, newborn and family photographer. I am based in beautiful British Columbia. If you are interested in booking a photography session please contact me at perfectmoments@shaw.ca. I look forward to hearing from you!

Let’s press the pause button on summer, shall we?!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…or at least one of them! I adore summer. Sunshine is like a magic pill that boosts my happiness. We have a small  problem in this great province of ours though – it usually only lasts about 3 months and I’d like it for about six.  Well, at least I am enjoying it while I can. I’ve had so many warm and golden summer photo sessions. Here is one I did a few weeks back with a bunch of wonderful subjects.  I have the pleasure of calling these people friends.  One family in this group “saw the light” and moved back to British Columbia  after a few years in Alberta.  And what’s a great way to celebrate?  A family photo session of course. Perhaps the other family will “see the light” one day and move back to our amazing province, too 😉  Although, does Alberta get more summer than us?? I’ll have to look into that…

Thanks for visiting my page! I am an Abbotsford family photographer based in BC, Canada. If you are interested in booking a family photo session or any other photography session please contact me at perfectmoments@shaw.ca. I look forward to hearing from you!

Following My Heart with Outdoor Newborn Photography

I’m going to tell you a secret. I never intended on being a newborn photographer.  Weddings, yes.  Families,  for sure.  But newborn photographer…not so much. Well fast forward 12 plus years and here I am. Photographing newborns and loving it. And, what I love the most is outdoor newborn photography. It’s when I’m in my element. Probably because I’m a nature girl. I adore the beauty our amazing province offers and when you add a sweet little newborn into an outdoor setting, I get really excited.  I had so much fun with this family. Big brother and little brother were both just awesome the whole session. And nature was pretty perfect, too 😉 Thanks for visiting my page! I am an Abbotsford outdoor newborn photographer based in BC, Canada. If you are interested in booking an outdoor newborn photo session or any other photography session please contact me at perfectmoments@shaw.ca. I look forward to hearing from you!