Category : Maternity

2019 at Perfect Moments Photography

This is what 2019 looked like for Perfect Moments Photography. Below are the 168 sessions – 117 outdoor and 51 studio – for our biggest year yet!  It was my desire to grow this business after a conversion I had with my husband in late 2018. Our kids are getting more and more independent and my husband has arranged his life to have additional time at home. This has given me extra time to focus on my passion and career.  Since 2016 I’ve transitioned from wedding photography to family & newborn photography.  This frees up some time to be with my family on weekends while still having plenty of time to photograph clients.  I believe this is what they call work/life balance and although it can still be challenging (as all small business owners know) we are doing it the best we can.

I want to say a huge thank-you to all the clients who put their trust in me to capture their memories.  Those who know me know I don’t take this lightly. I am often checking out locations, checking and rechecking weather, pondering poses,  thinking of options and rearranging my schedule to make sessions come together as best they can. I care deeply that I am producing work people can cherish and memories that bring them joy. So, thank-you!!  Thanks for coming back again and again. Thanks for referring your friends. I am truly grateful for this opportunity and am very excited about what 2020 will bring.

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!

That Pregnancy Glow

That pregnancy glow!  Pregnant women really do glow.  If you don’t believe just look at this beautiful Momma to be.  She is positively glowing.  We had a wonderful time wandering by the water to find spots to take pictures.  But, hey, let’s be honest.  I could have put her anywhere. She is just beautiful.  I tell you, it’s that pregnant radiant glow.

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

Gold Star to Dad

I appreciate it when I hear from a dad. And, I admit, it doesn’t happen that often. Moms are the typical “photo session booker”. So, when the roles switch I can’t help but give a gold star to dad. This dad cared a lot about capturing the perfect photos of his growing family. We had some really great conversations leading up to the session. Planning the perfect time, location, and wardrobe can be challenging. We’re always here to help with plenty of ideas to get you ready though. We even offer maternity dresses! A pale pink dress worked perfectly with the sunset lighting.  As you can see, Dad deserved his gold star.  He was so proud of his beautiful wife and growing family.

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

 

Forests, Streams, Fields, Ponds and Mountains

I am a true nature lover so I was quite excited when this session managed to capture so many things I love. We had forests, streams, fields, ponds and distant mountains.  The perfect lighting and the perfect couple brought it all together.  The forest and creek area bring up the ethereal feel that I love. The mom-to-be’s dress choices were divine and couldn’t have gone better with her surroundings.  I’m pretty happy with the results.  Congrats to this lovely couple who will welcome their little one soon.

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