Category : Babies

Baby Boss – Abbotsford Newborn Photographer

The babies are in charge. We all know that. These tiny, perfect little creatures come into our lives and the next thing you know, there’s a new boss in town! The same thing happens in my studio. I may think I’m in change and have all my plans figured out but, in the end, I know these little people are making the rules. This miniature boss was a pretty nice little lady to have in charge.  She approved of all my wardrobe choices and then dozed off for most of the session. Nice working with you beautiful girl!  Welcome to the world:)

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

One Year Old Princess Session

Every moment in my new studio feels like such a blessing. I’m so grateful that I am able to continue working at my passion and now I get to do it in a space that inspires me daily. Also, because of the additional space, I’m able to start acquiring even more props. This means I can now offer fully decorated cake smashes. I did my first one last week for this little doll. I couldn’t have been more excited when her momma requested the princess theme and liked my pink and gold colour scheme. We started off with some classic photos and then spent a little time in our fairy tale land. I could not have asked for a better princess to photograph. She is a truly delightful little girl. Happy first birthday little lady!

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

 

6 Day Old Bentley

This little guy made his entrance into the world a little early. I’m sure that made his momma happy. He was so tiny and perfect and even smiled for me a few times, too. We did a little rock-a-by and ahh, how I adore those baby snuggles so much!

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

Newborn Baby Boy

I’m really enjoying my new studio and the babies that come to play. This little man was wide awake most of his session and gave us the most adorable expressions. Such a little ham! He’s going to love these photos when he’s a little older and can appreciate the personality he brought to his first photo session.

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

Newborn Baby Girl

Just look at this little darling! She has the cutest little bow lips and smiling face. Melt my heart. I still sometimes dream of having another baby but the little angels who visit my studio will have to do.  This little lady’s momma requested girly colours and I was more than happy to oblige. Pinks and purples all the way!

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 a photography session please contact me at perfectmoments@shaw.ca. I look forward to hearing from you!

Behind the Scenes – Editing Photos Before & After

Who out there doesn’t love a good before and after?! I admit, I love them. I mean, love, love, love them! There is something so utterly satisfying about seeing something not so fabulous turned into something amazing. I especially love renovation before and afters so I hope to post some for the new studio soon – just waiting for everything to be 100% complete. For now, I’ll have a little fun with a session I did last fall.

On average, a family photo session takes between 8-12 hours. Yes. You read that correctly! 8-12 hours of time!  But how?!  You ask. Here’s a list to give you an idea of a typical session:

  • 1 hour emails and/or phone calls booking and prepping for session
  • .5 hour data entry, invoice, payment collection, receipt, contract
  • .5 hour location scouting before the session. I usually arrive early or visit the place before hand.
  • .5 hour clean and prep equipment. Choose blankets and props. Most importantly, fill Pez dispensers for children 🙂
  • .5 hour drive to and from location
  • 1-1.5 hours actually taking the photos
  • 1-2 hours upload the images and choose the best ones
  • 4-5 hours Lightroom Edit, Photoshop Edit, Rename files and turn each image into Black&White copy
  • .5 hour upload images to the online gallery, email the client and follow up with a thank-you

As you can see, a big chunk of that time is choosing and editing the photos I give.  I will admit, I shoot loads of images! If I’m giving you between 60-80 photos I’ve probably shot about 400 to get those best ones. I used to feel terrible about this until I went to a talk given by a famous National Geographic photographer who shoots about 30,000 and narrows them down to about 8 for the magazine!  Okay, my numbers aren’t so bad 😉 Needless to say,  there is a lot of time and care put into each photo before my clients ever sees them. It’s a huge part of the creative process and I love it.

The photos below show the image straight out of the camera and after editing.  These clients were so kind and sweet. They just immigrated to Canada too! It was fun to capture their first family photos in their new home. Welcome Pedersen family!  I hope you love this country as much as I do.

 

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 a photography session please contact me at perfectmoments@shaw.ca. I look forward to hearing from you!

New Studio Specails

There’s nothing like a new year to give me the feeling of a fresh start…well…almost nothing. The new studio is really doing that too!

To celebrate I’ve decided to offer some amazing deals this winter.
* 20 minute sessions on weekdays
* Include your best 10 images, fully edited and delivered to you digitally.
* If you’d like to add another family member to the sibling or family photos it’s just $20 and includes an additional 5 minutes.
* The portrait session is good for a mini maternity or corporate head shots too!
* Sorry, newborn sessions aren’t included with these deals. They need more time and attention.:)

Contact us today for your booking!

 

Newborn Photography – Jagger

I thought I’d try something a little different with this charming newborn’s blog post. I’ve seen this idea on Pintrest and it looked so cute. Having a whole slew of photos put together really gives you an idea of what you can do with a newborn, their family and about three hours. Yes, you read that correctly, THREE hours! Not all newborn sessions are that long but if siblings and parents are involved I like to give plenty of time to get all the photos they’ll love. Also, baby is in charge so they may need a feeding, a changing or even a cry. I never rush these moments. They are so different than chasing toddles. I love both types of sessions and it’s a great change to do both.

Thanks for visiting my page! I am an Abbotsford newborn photographer based in BC, Canada. If you are interested in booking a newborn photo session or any other 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!

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!