Sunrise Fall Family Photos – The Alibhai Family

Yes, you have to get up with the birds to get sunrise family photos.  But seriously, its worth the effort! This family knew how to start their day with joy. Tickles, cuddles, and kisses kept the smiles coming not to mention the fun.  And that’s what I love about lifestyle photography.  I get to see real people do what they do best.  Care for and about each other.  It’s a joy to capture that special look, the playful moment, the tender kiss, not to mention the full face hug!  So, give it a try sometime and join me for your own sunrise family photo session.

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

Mommy and Me

This is my beautiful friend and her daughter. Photographing “my people” is something incredibly special for me. It fills my heart with joy to watch them interact. When you’re a mom you get a special kind of love.  A love that is generous and unconditional.  A love that binds.  This duo shares that kind of love.  The kind of love that makes you feel secure.  That gives you an identity.  That encourages you to grow up so you too, can love someone well.  This sweet little girl is lucky to have a mom that understands how to nurture love.  It’s a special kind of love, a love that only Mom can provide. I am blessed to witness it.

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

Extended Family

There’s nothing more rewarding than the fun of an extended family photo session.  Especially when that family loves to be together and knows how to have fun!  Isn’t it obvious they like to play?  It makes my job so much easier when everyone is relaxed and forgets I’m there.  That’s when the magic happens and I’m able to capture incredible candid moments.  I got the height of Dad playing “toss my boy” but I sure wish I could have caught Mom’s shocked face, too! This extended family lives and loves well as is evident by the ear to ear smiles and the constant laughter.

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

Kids & Candy – Tynehead Park Extended Family Session

When all else fails to grab the attention of my littlest models, lollipops save the day!  Who doesn’t like a lollipop?  They are sweet joy on a stick.  And truthfully, I just love making kids smile when they see the treats I bring.  They also gave the littlest models enough energy to make it through all the posing and smiling.  If it’s time for you and your family to come have some fun with me please note –  I usually bring enough for the adults too! Thanks for visiting my page! I am an Abbotsford outdoor family photographer based in BC, Canada. If you are interested in booking an outdoor extended family photo session or any other photography session please contact me at perfectmoments@shaw.ca. I look forward to hearing from you!

Abbotsford Extended Family Photographer

Extended families come in all shapes and sizes.  I never know what I’m going to encounter when I meet a new family.  This family, on the other hand, has been near and dear to my photographer’s heart for a while.  They really know how to enjoy each other’s company and know how to play. When you aren’t afraid to look goofy and are able to get lost in the fun, I’m able to capture not only the silliness but also the brief looks of love and moments of tenderness.  So no matter the size and shape of your family, my best advice, just fun with each other!  I’ll handle the rest:)

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

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!

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!

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!