Category : Babies

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 Specials

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!

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!

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!

Abbotsford Family Photographer – The Wilson Family

Doesn’t it feel like summer? It’s days like these that I’m so excited to be a family photographer. I took a trip to this family’s farm to capture these images. This darling little girl is six months old. She was a happy camper most of the session and we got all the photos we needed in no time.  I loved the pretty dresses mom choose for the photos. Not to mention the headbands! Great style momma. Enjoy the photos!

Thanks for visiting Perfect Moments Photography based in Abbotsford, 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!

Abbotsford Outdoor Newborn Photographer – Outdoor Newborn Photos

It was so much fun to take a trip back to this family’s property to photograph their newborn baby boy. I was there for the maternity session and we were very happy to have great weather both times! Photographing newborn babies outside is my favourite (I’m sure I’ve mentioned that before). I’m so thankful that the nice weather has finally arrived and I look forward to photographing many more babies outdoors. Hopefully I’ll get more little ones just like this guy. He was perfect–slept soundly the whole session.

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!