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I have posted about canvases before but since I had the recent canvas contest I thought I would post again!  Canvases are a WONDERFUL way for you to have truly beautiful artwork in your home at a fraction of the cost of framed paintings – not to mention WAY prettier since it most often showcases your own family!  I have a number of canvases on the walls of my house and people ALWAYS comment and admire them.  Canvases come in virtually ANY size you wish and look even better when they are grouped in bunches.  Recently I have noticed all sorts of consumer companies starting to sell canvases.  PLEASE USE CAUTION when purchasing canvas prints from places such as Costco or Walmart – the quality is just not that great.  The backs of the canvases are not finished and the edges are often not even fully wrapped around instead only stapled along the sides of the canvas then covered over with what appears to be black canvas-like tape!!!  I use a wonderful company who takes the utmost of care in producing a truly heirloom product.  Every canvas is finished off with hangers and perfect corners.  There is a UV coating on the front so that the light will not fade your print and the weave of the canvas is tight enough that you will only see a slight texture.   Here are some photos of the most recent canvases purchased by clients.

 

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I had the pleasure of meeting little Miss {M} a few weeks ago. I knew she was going to be a cutie as I had done her big brother’s newborn photos almost 2 years ago now. Miss M did not disappoint and was just precious! She was awake for a little while but finally gave in to sleep and I got some fabulous sleeping photos of her!

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Spring – Easter – Bunny – Portraits – Vancouver, Surrey, Maple Ridge Child Photographer

March 10th, 2011

It’s that time of year again! Time for Spring photos!! I have arranged to have some little bunnies come to the studio this year so that your kiddies can have some ADORABLE spring photos! So break out the fancy party dresses, shiny shoes and little boys ties – or you can go casual with khakis […]

 

It’s that time of year again! Time for Spring photos!! I have arranged to have some little bunnies come to the studio this year so that your kiddies can have some ADORABLE spring photos! So break out the fancy party dresses, shiny shoes and little boys ties – or you can go casual with khakis and plaid too!

These make WONDERFUL present for Grandma and Grandpa and can be displayed all year round.

I will have sessions available April 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Please contact me right away to book your 20 minute spot!

For $75 you recieve 5 full resolution digital images with the option to purchase more if you desire. Limit of 2 children per session – additional children can be added for $20 each.

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These two little rugrats are my everything!  They are the reason why I have to keep trudging ahead when giving up would be far far easier.  They are what makes my heart sing after a long day at work.  They are the spirit that makes my house a home!  My two little Love Bugs – or if they are having a bad day, My two little Boogers!  I love these guys and just had to share!!

I’ve been really sick this past week and so I am just getting back into the swing of real life.  I have put the canvas orders in and am finishing up some edits from recent sessions.  I will be spending some time over the next few weeks working on my blog and website as I am rebranding! New colours and new layout to match the recent logo change! I hope to showcase everything very soon so keep a lookout!

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So off we headed in the Limo to beautiful Hatzic Lake where the ceremony and reception were to take place!  As I already said the location was just perfect!  Everyone was seated on the patio in front of the lake.  The bridal party walked down a little grassy hill to the dock where the ceremony took place.  It was made official with the family’s tradition of firing off a small cannon to commemorate the union!

YAY!!! Its Official and then we had some time for the portraits!

STAY TUNED FOR MORE!!!

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Little C was a cute as can be sleepy sleepy newborn from 6 months ago who I feel like I blogged about just last week.  Actually it could very well have been last week since I was so behind in my blogging for a while! Anyhow he is now 6 months old and SUCH a cutie!

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I got to take a few pics of big sister too!

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You are what you wear – Surrey Portrait Photographer

January 13th, 2010

You are what you wear. A little cliché?  Perhaps.  But when it comes to portrait photography, clothing plays a huge role in the success of the finished product. Before we get going – let’s be clear what you’re clothing does NOT need to be: Brand New I’m down with your favorite ripped jeans, retro band […]

 

You are what you wear.

A little cliché?  Perhaps.  But when it comes to portrait photography, clothing plays a huge role in the success of the finished product.

Before we get going – let’s be clear what you’re clothing does NOT need to be:

  1. Brand New

    I’m down with your favorite ripped jeans, retro band T’s, and worn converse shoes – as long as you know how to rock them in your own fabulous style.

  2. Fancy-Schmancy and Uber-Expensive

    Unless it’s your thing (If it’s really your thing, then by all means baby, bring on the bling).   If you’re not normally a dress-up kind of person, don’t feel like you have to be one for your session.

  3. Matching
    No need to focus on matching everything from the color of your fuchsia headbands to the stripes in your socks.  In fact, I beg of you, please, please don’t.  If you’re heart is set on everyone in white button downs and khaki pants, I’m probably not your girl.

  4. Stressful
    No need to worry about each and every item, or fret about the suitability of each accessory.  This is supposed to be fun.   If you’re unsure – call me, and together, we’ll make sure you look fabulous.  I promise.

I want you to be happy, thrilled, over the moon about your images, and I know that this is much more likely if we take the time and work together to help you choose clothing that fits these few simple rules:

Feels Good.
During your shoot you could be sitting in a pile on the grass having a tickle battle, rolling down a hill with your fiancé, throwing your kiddos in the air or climbing a tree. Wear clothing that lets you do all that (and more) comfortably.

As for the kids? Well…uncomfortable kids have a tendency to look…uncomfortable, and are often cranky to boot. Happy kids make for happy pictures.

Bottom Line: Don’t choose outfits that make any of you feel constrained, stiff, itchy, scratchy, like you’re dressed up for Halloween, or that leave you with a nagging worry that a button might pop if you bend the wrong way. Trust me.

Looks Good.
This can be tricky, looking good is totally subjective – right? If you’re not a Carrie Bradshaw fashionista in real life, you might want to pull in some extra help from a straight-talking friend or your trusty photographer (that would be me) who knows about such things and has plans in place to help.

Sometimes last year’s of-the-moment dress has already become hopelessly untrendy. Sometimes the current fashions just don’t look or feel like you. Sometimes outfits that look good in the mirror might not be ideally suited for photography. If you’re really looking for extra help, I can put you in touch with some incredible folks who make people look good for a living.

Bottom Line: If you don’t feel fabulous-fierce-take-on-the-world gorgeous in your outfit, you’re not going to love, love, love the end result – and I’m all about you love, love, loving the end result.

Makes Sense.
Here’s where we pull it all together. It’s not just enough that everyone look good and feel good – you’ve gotta look and feel good together AND the outfits should fit with your location and the desired mood for your portraits.

Glup. That seems like a lot, doesn’t it? (quick – revisit #4 in the top list, and remember, don’t stress).

Before you even begin figuring out your wardrobe, we’ll have an in depth consultation to narrow down what you really want for your pictures, choose the perfect location and make sure you have an understanding about how that all comes together in the finished photograph.   I’m with you every step of the way.

Bottom Line: It’s easier than it seems.Think twice about having Emma in a lace prom dress if you can’t get Tommy out of his spider man cape and favorite Star Wars pajama top. If we’re going to be running around in a park, you’ll likely not decide to wear your starched Sunday best. Hate the way stripes and plaids look together but Dad has his favorite stripped polo ready to go? Best steer mom away from her beloved family tartan. Easy-Peasy. [unless Mom is really attached to that tartan, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it).

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If you’re still not certain, and you can’t decide between the yellow wrap dress with your red heels or your dark skinny jeans and purple  belted shirt – I’ve got good news.  You don’t have to decide.   Bring lots of options.  Heck – throw your whole wardrobe into the back of the car.  When we get to the session we’ll wing it all with fabulous results.  Trust me.

Now take a deep breath.  Close your eyes.  Imagine how blow-everyone-away-fabulous-ready-for-America’s-Next-Top-Model  you’re all going to look in those pictures….

Can you see it yet?  I totally can.  OMG, you look INCREDIBLE!

I can’t wait for your session.

(thank you to the lovely Jeanette LeBlanc for this excerpt www.jeanetteleblanc.com)