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Welcome back to the world of blogging! – Surrey Newborn Photography

February 12th, 2014

As you can see from the date of the previous blog post it has been a while since I last wrote a blog entry.  I have been busy with life, work and photography!!  I have continued to post updated work to the Deanna Nilson Photography Facebook Fan Page – Feel free to head on over […]


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As you can see from the date of the previous blog post it has been a while since I last wrote a blog entry.  I have been busy with life, work and photography!!  I have continued to post updated work to the Deanna Nilson Photography Facebook Fan Page – Feel free to head on over and check out some of my most recent work! Over the next few weeks I hope to post a variety of photos from past sessions.  I hope you enjoy the images as much as I enjoyed taking them!

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Little Baby Brother B – Surrey Newborn Photography

July 16th, 2012

I had a last minute contact for a newborn session come in at the end of June and was able to fit this gorgeous little boy in along with his two beautiful sisters!  Baby B was just a little sweetie and slept really well for me so that I could get some perfect shots of […]


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I had a last minute contact for a newborn session come in at the end of June and was able to fit this gorgeous little boy in along with his two beautiful sisters!  Baby B was just a little sweetie and slept really well for me so that I could get some perfect shots of him.  His sisters were so adorable with him and I am sure he will have not one but three mommies to answer to! Now on to the photos!

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The Biggest and Best List of Greater Vancouver Summer Activities!

June 8th, 2012

Summer is fast upon us and with only a few weeks left of school the kids will soon be home for the summer! Last month I put out an inquiry for ideas as to what fun activities you do with your kids over the summer. I promised that I would compile the list and after […]

 

Summer is fast upon us and with only a few weeks left of school the kids will soon be home for the summer! Last month I put out an inquiry for ideas as to what fun activities you do with your kids over the summer. I promised that I would compile the list and after spending much time looking for the ever important links to the details I think I have come up with a pretty comprehensive list! So without further delay here is a nice big list of fun and exciting things to do in Metro Vancouver over the summer.

Some of these activities are free and some are tourist attractions. Have a browse, bookmark, share with your friends and come back on those days you are stuck and can’t think of something to do!

 

Fun and Free or Low Cost At Home Activities and Crafts:

60 Summer Activities for Kids from Martha Stewart

Make Ice Cream in a bag

50 Summer Crafts for Kids

Make a Kite then Fly it!

Make a Puppet Theatre

Make Puppets

Make your own sidewalk chalk

Build a Backyard Obstacle Course

Travel Scavenger Hunt Lists Ready to Print

Nature Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Water balloon Ideas

Water Fight Party Ideas

Bubbles! Science World’s Special Bubble Recipes

Build a Fort in the Backyard

Fun Kid Friendly Card Games

Start a Garden – Tips on easy to grow items

Make Homemade Playdough

Make Sun Catchers

Do some fun Science Experiements (videos included)

Go Camping in the Backyard

Home Depot Kids Activities

Kids Bowl Free Program at Various Lanes

 

Camping, Hiking, Lakes and Outdoor Fun:

BC Campsites

Accommodations in BC

Othello Tunnels (great for hiking and biking)

5 North Shore Family Friendly Hikes

Hiking at Bridal Falls

Mud Bay Trail Walk

Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Free Educational all ages Astronomy Programs at SFU

Whonnock Lake

Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club at Whonnock Lake (Programs throughout the summer for all ages)

Buntzen Lake

Crescent Beach

WhiteRock Beach

Horseback riding at Campbell Valley Park

Free Learn to Fish Programs (throughout BC)

Grouse Mountain

Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park

Wild Play Element Parks (Various Locations)

Pedalheads Bike Camps

Stave Falls Power House

 

Attend one of the many Free Local Festivals:

Langley’s International Festival (great fun for adults and kids alike)

Surrey Canada Day

Langley Canada Day

Maple Ridge Weekends – Fun Free events in the centre of the town aimed at getting families to discover new things.

Surrey Fusion Festival

Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival

Celebration of Light Fireworks

99 Days of summer in Surrey – Ideas for something every day of summer in Surrey

 

Catch a Movie:

Twilight Drive in Langley

Free Outdoor Movies in BC

 

Be a Tourist in your own Town and Visit some of the Tourist Attractions:

Hell’s Gate Airtram

Take the Aquabus around False Creek

The Honeybee Centre and new home to the Bug Lab

Vancouver Aquarium and the new Penguin Exhibit

Vancouver’s Harbour Centre Lookout

Playland

Pacific National Exhibition

Science World

HR MacMillan Space Centre

Stanley Park (Seawall, waterpark, train)

Bloedel Floral Conservatory (There are exotic birds too)

Bear Creek Park Train and Mini Golf

Ride the Skytrain and SeaBus

Big Bus Vancouver Sightseeing

Minter Gardens

Maplewood Farms

Greater Vancouver Zoo

Castle Fun Park in Abbotsford (mini golf and games)

Abbotsford Airshow

Giggle Ridge Mini Golf at Cultus Lake

 

Visit a local Farmer’s or Night Market or pick some of your own fruit:

Vancouver Farmer’s Markets

Metro Vancouver Farmer’s Markets

Surrey Urban Farmer’s Market

Richmond Night Market

Lonsdale Quay Market

UPick Berries, Fruit Etc

 

Go to the Waterslides:

Cultus Lake Waterpark

Bridal Falls Waterslides

Splashdown Waterpark

 

Visit one of the many great Free Splash Parks:

Surrey Water/Spray Parks

Langley Spray Parks

Maple Ridge Park

Harris Road Park in Pitt Meadows

Rocky Point Park

Tri Cities Spray Parks

Burnaby Spray Parks

Vancouver Spray Parks and Wading pools

Richmond Spray Parks

Delta Water Parks

Mission Spray Park and Leisure Centre has weekly summer story time outside and includes a free book (Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 in July and August).

Queen’s Park in New Westminster (Splash Park and Petting Zoo)

 

Attend one of the many Summer Storytimes at the Local Libraries:

Summer Storytimes and Activities at the Fraser Valley Libraries

Summer Storytimes and Activities at Surrey Public Libraries

Summer Storytimes and Activities at the Vancouver Public Libraries

Summer Storytimes and Activities at the Coquitlam Public Library

 

Attend one of the local sports teams games or go to the BC Summer Games:

Vancouver Canadians Baseball Game

Whitecaps Soccer Game

BC Lions Football Game

BC Summer Games (Held in Surrey 2012)

 

Visit a museum or Heritage Site:

Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver Maritime Museum

Museum of Vancouver

Burnaby Village Museum

Britannia Mine Museum

Surrey Museum

Dinosaur Exhibit at Royal BC museum in Victoria

West Coast railway Heritage Park in Squamish

Fort Langley Historic Site

 

Explore a Fun New to your Kids Neighborhood:

Granville Island (Waterpark,Market, Ferry)

Steveston Village with Kids

Explore Harrison Hot Springs

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Beautiful Newborn – Miss K – Vancouver Infant Photographer

May 28th, 2012

You may remember this lovely family from their maternity session a while back.  Click here to take a look! They were super cute and big sister was so excited to meet her new little sister!   Miss K was super cute and cooperated like a super model for me during her session!  We used hats, headbands, […]

 

You may remember this lovely family from their maternity session a while back.  Click here to take a look! They were super cute and big sister was so excited to meet her new little sister!   Miss K was super cute and cooperated like a super model for me during her session!  We used hats, headbands, a whole variety of blankets and even took some family photos with the little newborn.  I have been told that big sister is still loving having her little sis around and even volunteers to changes diapers once in a while!

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Outdoor sessions are always fun! – Vancouver Maternity Photographer

April 25th, 2012

I was looking through all of the sessions I had last fall and came across this fall session with S & R.  We lucked out on the weather for their maternity session at the little park close to my studio in Langley.  It was a GORGEOUS sunny and crisp morning!  The fall leaves were out […]

 

I was looking through all of the sessions I had last fall and came across this fall session with S & R.  We lucked out on the weather for their maternity session at the little park close to my studio in Langley.  It was a GORGEOUS sunny and crisp morning!  The fall leaves were out and yet it was still sunny and not too cold.  We did a couple of outfit changes and moved around the park for several different set ups.  It truly was a relaxed and calm shoot.  I have since done their little man’s newborn photos and will hopefully see them again soon for updated pictures of him!  Now on to the images!

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MOTHER’S DAY CONTEST! – Vancouver Newborn and Maternity Photographer

April 18th, 2012

CONTEST TIME!!!!! Okay everyone – I said I would post about a contest for Mother’s Day – so here it is! If you are a mom then step right up!  I would like to give a free session (GOTTA HAVE IT PACKAGE – $500 value) to a deserving mom and her kids. This doesn’t necessarily […]

 

CONTEST TIME!!!!!

Okay everyone – I said I would post about a contest for Mother’s Day – so here it is! If you are a mom then step right up!  I would like to give a free session (GOTTA HAVE IT PACKAGE – $500 value) to a deserving mom and her kids.
This doesn’t necessarily mean you would never be able to afford photos or would never go and get them on your own but instead it means that you feel that you would love to treat yourself to beautiful portraits of you and your children.
As moms we are frequently shy about getting infront of the camera however it is EXTREMELY important that you have photos of you and your children together as it helps to shape a child’s feelings of self worth.

So here is what you need to do. You can get entries into the draw in multiple ways.

1. Enter your name into the contest by commenting on this post that you wish to be entered.

2. Hop over to my facebook page and comment on the contest post that you wish to be entered.

3. Share the facebook post with your friends and family.  If they comment either there or on the blog with “_________” sent me you will get one extra entry for each person that does this.

I will close the contest on April 30th and do the draw shortly after.

If I get enough participants then I might even draw for runner up prizes!

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Newborns from 2011 – Vancouver and Surrey Newborn Photographer

December 24th, 2011

So as the year comes to a close I have been seeing many fellow photographers post summaries of the sessions they have done throughout the year.  I decided to go back and count the number of newborns I have photographed and was surprised to see it was a whopping 34!!!!  I have been so blessed […]

 

So as the year comes to a close I have been seeing many fellow photographers post summaries of the sessions they have done throughout the year.  I decided to go back and count the number of newborns I have photographed and was surprised to see it was a whopping 34!!!!  I have been so blessed to have these little babies come into my studios in Langley.  I hope you enjoy these collages as much as I do!

If you or someone you know is expecting please contact me as soon as possible.  I fill up very fast for newborns and would not want you to miss out!!!

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