My Brother’s Wedding – Part Two – Abbotsford Wedding Photographer

I’ve finally finished working on my brother’s wedding. Yay! It’s been so much fun looking through all the images and I definitely had some good laughs at the reception photos.  I posted a great deal more on the Facebook page so be sure and check those out too.

I’m falling in love with Gardner Park all over again!   I’ve used this location numerous times and when I use a location that often,  I sometime get bored with it.   James and Emily’s wedding made me love it again:)   The light was perfect and the couple gorgeous.  I saw some things that I missed the other times I’ve shot there.  Love that!    On that note,  I shot my very first wedding there and it was my sister’s!   That was 9 years ago this fall.   It was so perfect to get to photograph my brother’s wedding  there too.  I have so many great memories of the park.   When I was little (like 6 or 7) my parents took me there and I remember seeing a bride and groom having their photos taken.  I was enamored!  I sat and stared at them, loving the dress, the flowers and romance of it all.  I think you could say I am doing what I was meant to do and it all started when I was a little girl .  On with the photos…

My brother really knows how to work it!

I took a million shots here.   The light was PERFECTION!   Did I mention the couple too?!?

We had a lot of time (thanks to a brilliant couple who planned plenty of time for photography) so we made three stops.   Below is a pretty field on the way to the reception hall.

These images were shot at Mill lake.

And back to the field.

These are not in order,  oops.  Oh well.  This image was taken at Gardner Park and I took it because I did a shot very simular to it at my sister’s wedding.   Just a little reminiscent.

There are just too many photos of the reception to post so I’ve done a little collage.

Here is something I never do,  post embarrassing photos of myself.    I’ll scratch that off my to do list now!  Feel free to mock me.

Baby Ashley – Abbotsford Baby Photographer

This two week old angel was a sleepy head when I went to visit her this week. Yay! Sleeping newborns are the easiest to pose and they just look so angelic. Thanks Ashley.  I’ll be posting more on the Facebook group too.

Ashley’s big sister Brooklyn was a model herself.

Although posing with her sister wasn’t as much fun,  we did manage to capture a few shots of them together.

After the indoor home session we headed outdoors to the fields.

Might be my favorite shot here.

Congratulations to my dear friend Angela on another gorgeous daughter.

James & Emily – My brother’s Wedding – Part One

Here they are, at last. More photos from my brothers big day. He and his lovely bride, Emily, were married at the end of June and their wedding was absolutely wonderful. I’m not just saying that because he’s my brother either:) I’ll probably post even more photos than normal because it’s family!

I had so much fun with Emily’s dress!   She got ready at her parents beautiful property in Mission and there were so many backdrops to choose from.

Isn’t this an adorable little cabin?!   Emily’s extremely talented father has built many little buildings, such as these,  on his property.

Emily herself,  is every photographer’s dream subject.

You can see that Emily inherited her beauty from her stunning mother, pictured on the left.

Bride,  father,  and groom,  all moments before the ceremony.

The beautiful and fun bridesmaids and my handsome boys who were the ring bearers.

My hubby,  my boys and my nephews.

The flower girls were my nieces too.

More of my boys.

Guarding rings is hard work!

Married!   Yay!   More of the formals and party to come in a few days.

Baby Girl Noemie – Abbotsford Newborn Photographer

My, my how time flies! The older you get, the quicker it goes by. I sometimes wish pushing the pause button was an option. Just another great reason to take pictures of your babies often. I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this family quite a few times, beginning with their first pregnancy. Now they have welcomed baby number two and she is just as perfect and adorable as her older brother.

I heart this image.   What a beautiful family!

Aedan is a fantastic big brother and  he is very gentle with his sister.  Thanks Aedan!

Baby Girl Allianna

After about a month and a half of trying to schedule a session I finally got to meet this little perfect child last week. She is gorgeous! Don’t you just want to squish her?!

Her handsome big brother came along too and he stole my heart again!  You’re remember him from the maternity session here.

We had a beautiful Saturday without rain and got to have some time in the park too. Yay!

Great to see you all again!

Jack Turns Five

My youngest turned five last week.  FIVE!   I know it’s been said a billion times but they really do grow up too quickly.   I am longing for another little one to hold but I’m enjoying every second with the two beautiful boys I have.   They are so full of life,  their energy constantly amazes me and their smiles still make my heart sing.  Here are some (okay a ton) of photos from our quick little session.  Note the new bubble logos on the corners.  More about this soon~

I think this images will be turning into a canvas!  You’ll notice I left the scratch on his forehead when I’ll often photo shop things like this out.   I also let him wear his very worn and dirty spider-man runners.  He even chose the shirt!  Why, you might ask?   Don’t you want a perfect picture with everything  just right?   Well,  to me,  this is perfection!  This is my Jack. The boy who always has some sort of bump on his forehead,  who loves his spider-man shoes, and who’s smile is so big and contagious I melt just seeing it.  He’s inspired me and I’m very excited to talk more about that .  For now,  enjoy the photos!

He gets his eyes from his oma and daddy.

He gets his sass from me!

My oldest wanted to model too.  He does it the only way he know how.  Tough!

The battle begins!

The boys know that when their birthdays come around they get a photo session and of course a treat.   If they behave during the session,  they get to get high on sugar after.

More sass here.

These pictures show them as they truly are!   Full of energy and a little crazy.   Ummm… remind you of anyone?

Andy is 6 and Jack is five,  as you can plainly see.

Sucker time!

This shot make me howl!

And now, back the inspiration I was writing about earlier.  For a while now I’ve had a million ideas floating around in my head and I’ve been saving them for just the right time.   I wanted to make sure I didn’t dedicate too much time to my work and neglect my most important job as mommy.   Well,  the youngest will start Kindergarten on Monday (not full time as most will this year, thankfully) and they are needing my constant attention less and less.  This gives me a little more time and with that time I’m very excited to introduce Perfect Moments Kids.  A division of Perfect Moments Photography specifically designed to capture your precious children.  The main concept is to capture them, who they truly are; the child who loves his blanket, who laughs with a lopsided grin,  who wears mismatched socks,  who sometimes looks as though she’s contemplating world peace, who loves to jump and run, who adores butterflies or the little boy who wants to be a fireman.  By letting Jack be Jack he inspired me to remember what I love most about photographing kids, capturing kids being kids. None of this overly posy stuff.    Just me, them and my camera on a play date.

This concept will be fully launched by the end of November so stay tuned for the details.   There will be free sessions up for grabs to!

Ashley & Scott L – Langley Wedding Photographer

What a great day Ashley and Scott had back in August. I’m just putting up the final post now due to my “grueling” vacation schedule;) Such a tough life I’ve had.

The whole event took place at Pacific Country Stable and I can’t say enough great things about this location.

Scott and Ashley were pretty darn fabulous themselves too!  Here is some more horseplay.

Fabulous reception details!

And the speeches,  don’t even get me started on the speeches!   They were amazing too.

Congratulations luv birds!

My friend’s Baby

I am thrilled to announce that my good friend Angela welcomed another beautiful daughter earlier this week.   I visited them  in the hospital yesterday and had to snap a few photos.  There will be an actual newborn session coming soon too.

I was excited to use the purple walls in the room she had.  Worked great for a new baby girl!