Okazaki Family – Abbotsford Family Photographer

Another family session last week that involved gorgeous children.  If I wasn’t a photographer,  I think I would have been a kindergarten teacher.  I adore children and I’m so happy my job gives me the chance to play with cuties like these.   As usual,  I wanted to kidnap them at the end of the session.  They wanted to come with me too and made themselves at home in the back seat of my car.   If only their parents and given up and let them stay;)

The cute couple responsible for the cute kids.  I went to high school with Glenna and she hasn’t changed a bit!   I’m a little jealous.

Ashley Trash The Dress – Abbotsford Wedding Photographer

Ashley booked her Trash the Dress Session at the same time she booked her wedding. My kind of girl! I knew, back when I was taking her and Scott’s engagement photos, she was going to rock it. She sure didn’t disappoint! She came with her care free spirit and “I’ll do anything” attitude. Ashley, you’re the best! Here are some favorites. I put a lot more on FB too!

We started at a cute little farm in Abby.  After seeing it,  I introduced myself to the owner,  a very kind lady,  who generously allowed us to use it for a little while.

Next we stopped at a pile of rubble.  Seemed to suit the situation.

Another little find I drove past.  This truck is so much fun!

And time to get wet.  Thanks guys for braving the cold!

Ashley and Scott’s gorgeous daughter came along for some fun too.

Weekend Away

I’m a workaholic,  I admit it.  I have to be forced to slow down.  My wonderful honey does that for me and one of the things he insists upon is a little weekend away in the fall.  Oddly enough,  it coincides  with hunting season.  I spend my time reading and sleeping and shooting….not the gun….the camera.   This little lady was the only one slow enough to get a good shot.  Don’t worry folks.  She lived to see another day.   I now have a mountain of work to catch up on but the little break was nice.

Studio Updates

I’ve been meaning to update my studio for quite some time now. I managed to squeeze in a little time about a month ago and here are the results.

I’ve been collecting baskets and blankets for a while and as you can see,  I have room for about two more on the wall.   Bring me your babies!

My hat  and touque collection is growing too and more are in the process of being made.

Kira & Travis – Abbotsford Wedding Photographer

I knew Kira and Travis’ wedding was going to be great when I met the couple  last fall.  I still remember sitting down with them and Kira’s mom, Sharon, and laughing the entire meeting.   You just can’t help but like these people.  Their wedding sure didn’t disappoint!    It poured,  I mean poured rain but the excitements and joy of the day wasn’t damped one bit.   Shayna and I were honoured to be a part of this wonderful affair.

Kira is breathtaking.

And Travis is quite handsome himself.

The girls were super in front of the camera!

And the boys made me howl.

On with the gorgeousness!

I’ve been dreaming of photos like these for a while .  Unfortunately (or fortunately, which ever way you want to look at it) I haven’t had a wedding rained out in the last few years.  I have to say I was excited to shoot in the rain and Kira and Travis were fantastic.

More to come!

The Krahn Family – Abbotsford Family Photographer

I have been blessed to call these people neighbors for the past 8 or so years. In that time they’ve had five great kids who are each unique and beautiful and I always enjoy spending time with them. At our session this week we caught some soft evening light.

Note:  The photo on the left leads to the photo on the right 😉

Stunning, aren’t they!?

After the more formal poses it was time for some fun.   The kids were given permission to get a little dirty in the leaves.

Dog Pile!

The Goddard/Gronberg Families – Abbotsford Family Photographer

Well, look at me! Keeping up with my blogging. Don’t get to use to it. Although I always have the best intentions, sometimes life gets away from me.
Here is a happy, happy, happy AND fun family. I’ve photographed the kiddios numerous time (see here, here, here and here) but I was really excited that this time they brought their entire family,  well almost.

The whole idea of this session was to just play with the kids.   First Grandpa had some fun….

Then came Grandma.

Grandparents together.

And then along came Uncle.

And Auntie!

By the time it was their parents turn to “play” the kids were almost tuckered out!

See,  very tired little man. Next time I’ll have to tell those relatives to go easier on the little one;)

We had avoided the river, at first, because the sun was so high in the sky.  Later in the day is was perfect.