Posts Tagged ‘vancouver baby photography’

5 things I Learned this Morning – Surrey and Vancouver Newborn Photographer

May 3rd, 2012

So I am not only a photographer but also a Grade 1 teacher.  I work at the school three days a week and then throw in the photography whenever I can.  I am also of course a mom. When I work as a teacher I have to have my kids up and out of the […]

 

So I am not only a photographer but also a Grade 1 teacher.  I work at the school three days a week and then throw in the photography whenever I can.  I am also of course a mom.

When I work as a teacher I have to have my kids up and out of the house on the way to daycare by no later than 7:15am or I am likely to arrive at work late.  That being said I try and get everything I can ready the night before.  Lunches are premade, clothes are laid out, backpacks are organized and left by the door and anything needed for after school sports or activities has already been put into the car.

Well like everything in life sometimes plans don’t happen exactly as you imagined.  Usually one morning every two weeks ends in a near disaster! Not the car blows up kind of disaster but a full on tears and meltdown kind of disaster.

 

Today was one of those mornings.

 

So I bet you can’t wait to hear what went wrong this morning?  LOL Believe me when I assure you that it isn’t nearly as glamorous as you probably think!

1. Don’t ever sit down on the couch once the kids are in bed unless EVERYTHING is already prepped for the next morning.

This was the first issue as I sat down last night and fell asleep on the couch meaning I woke up at 1am and instead of making sure clothes were out and bags were ready I headed right to bed!

 

2. It really is time to get up when the alarm goes off for the 5th time and you reach to push snooze yet again!

I know this seems obvious but I always think I can just lay in bed a little bit longer.  It doesn’t even seem to matter if I go to bed at 9pm or midnight I ALWAYS want to sleep longer when the alarm goes off.  Unfortunately just because my body feels like it needs more sleep the silly clock keeps moving forward regardless and I end up being late!!!

 

3.  Don’t rely on your kids to put your yummy homemade Rhubarb Cake into your lunch bag and then remember to put it on the counter like you asked.

 

This said lunch bag was on the floor next to the backpacks.  They put the yummy cake into the bag but failed to move the bag up onto the counter.  This resulted in Bella – the lovely scrounge dog taking the cake out of my bag and eating it in about 2 seconds flat.  This all happened while I was blow drying my hair of course!  Fortunately we had another piece so I wasn’t without a snack.  Bella is cute and incredibly good with my kids but man has she eaten or bitten an awful lot of things in my house!!! LOL

4. Under no circumstances should my kids wear tie up shoes when we are in a rush!

Mollie has recently learned how to tie shoe laces and she truly is good at it; however when we are in a rush a different type of footwear is ESSENTIAL!  She first struggled with getting her foot into the shoe as it wasn’t loosened off enough.  Then she couldn’t tie up the laces and have them stay tight.  She ended up trying and trying while in the car on the way to daycare.  Then when we arrived and I opened the door to get her out she burst into tears! 🙁  Poor bug was upset she couldn’t do it on her own.

 

5.  Mommy hugs make almost everything ok!

 

The rushed crazy morning ended up finishing with big hugs and reassurances that life would go on despite the leaving the lunch bag on the floor and not being able to tie shoes well enough.  Both kids were all smiles again when I waved and shut the door of the daycare.

 

I hope everyone gets their own fill of kid hugs today!

 

brother and sister on dock in steveston richmond, bc

 

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Sugar and Spice – Vancouver and Surrey Newborn photography

May 2nd, 2012

I have really been enjoying editing the images I took during my time up in Fort St John with Alli Peck of Glow Portraits. She had some very cool Lemondrop Backdrops that she uses in almost every single one of her sessions.  If only I had thousands to spend on backdrops then I would be […]

 

I have really been enjoying editing the images I took during my time up in Fort St John with Alli Peck of Glow Portraits. She had some very cool Lemondrop Backdrops that she uses in almost every single one of her sessions.  If only I had thousands to spend on backdrops then I would be in photographer heaven!  You can get fake floors, scenery, patterns and alm0st everything in between.  They are made out of a really cool polymer paper and it doesn’t glare at all like the vinyl printed drops of some companies I have previous purchased items from.  I hope to get a few LemonDrop stop backgrounds in the near future – hmm now how to decide which ones as there are literally thousands to choose from!!!

Now on to the photos!  Don’t forget to book with me early to ensure that I can fit your little newborn in for their session within the first two weeks of life.  This is the optimal time for portraits as your little one will sleep longer and more soundly in addition to still being very nice and curled up!  Newborn portraits are a life long investment as your little baby will never ever be as tiny and fresh as this again!

 

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6 month old smiles! – Surrey baby photographer

April 23rd, 2012

I had first met this little man at his newborn session and was so surprised when he got out of the car with his mommy and daddy looking like such a little boy!  Mom had done a fantastic job finding cute outfits and they were all in coordinating colours and patterns which means making a […]

 

I had first met this little man at his newborn session and was so surprised when he got out of the car with his mommy and daddy looking like such a little boy!  Mom had done a fantastic job finding cute outfits and they were all in coordinating colours and patterns which means making a wall gallery with them later will be a breeze.  She really thought through what she wanted to use the photos for and made sure that we captured the look she was after!

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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting little baby N in the studio! His Mommy and Daddy had been given a gift certificate for a photo session for a baby shower gift and I was excited that I would finally get to meet the little guy!  If anyone is looking for a great baby shower gift idea GIFT CERTIFICATES in ANY denomination make wonderful presents! What better gift than to give a new family photos!!!  Contact me to inquire about various specials I am running on gift certificates for the 2011 year.

Nolan was quite the little smiler! He was very inquisitive about what I was doing and about my camera.  He loved smiling for his Mommy and Daddy and even broke out in a giggle a few times!

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Little baby C was just the sweetest little thing! Her mommy went to Highschool with me in Surrey and has gone on to become a lawyer in downtown Vancouver.  She married a lovely Korean guy who she met at university but actually found out their parents lived on the same road! Small world!  He is a teacher at a school in Surrey also and we most likely know alot of the same people!  Over the past number of years I had followed C’s mommy’s travels all over the world via facebook.  When she got close to her due date she contacted me about newborn photos! I couldn’t have been happier as I knew that her little one would be gorgeous! And of course little C did not disappoint!  Here are a few from her session!

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I have known this little guys mommy and daddy for quite some time now and was very pleased that they chose me to do some photographs for them this summer.  Little M was such a smiler and had gigantic grins for me throughout the session.  Mommy had found this neat old pedal car at a garage sale a while back and thought it would be great for photos.  WAS IT EVER!!! M loved it and would smile and try and make the car go each and every time we sat him in it!

Thanks for the fun evening guys!

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And one of the beautiful mommy of the family!!!

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