Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver family photographer’

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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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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Fall Family Portraits – Surrey Family Photographer

December 5th, 2011

Its this family’s first time all together on my blog! The two littlest boys – twins R and R came for newborn photos and I was super excited to get to photograph them and their older brothers together!  We decided to have the session at the Historic Stewart Farmhouse as its a lovely background for […]

 

Its this family’s first time all together on my blog! The two littlest boys – twins R and R came for newborn photos and I was super excited to get to photograph them and their older brothers together!  We decided to have the session at the Historic Stewart Farmhouse as its a lovely background for family portraits in the South Surrey area.  They have a lovely old apple orchard, the original homestead and several old barns and out buildings.  The boys did SOOOO well especially considering how chilly it was!

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Family photos in the SNOW! – Maple Ridge Family Photography

December 1st, 2011

I have been super busy with life the last few weeks and have only just had some time to post on the blog again! This special family has been with me right from the start of my business – they are actually the very FIRST session I ever did!  Larissa has her own successful business […]

 

I have been super busy with life the last few weeks and have only just had some time to post on the blog again! This special family has been with me right from the start of my business – they are actually the very FIRST session I ever did!  Larissa has her own successful business decorating and doing flowers for weddings and it was because of her encouragement that I go into business at the start!  She wanted some true winter photos of her family up at their cabin however we couldn’t seem to coordinate our schedules so we booked to get together by my house in Maple Ridge instead.  Well the weather gods were on her side because it snowed and she got her winter family photos after all!!!

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Summer Family – Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge Family Photography

November 13th, 2011

I met up with this good looking group in the summer but hadn’t yet had a chance to blog their photos.  We met at the newer Pitt Meadows development of Osprey Village which is right along the Fraser River.  The views were gorgeous! It was very picturesque and we even caught sight of a black […]

 

I met up with this good looking group in the summer but hadn’t yet had a chance to blog their photos.  We met at the newer Pitt Meadows development of Osprey Village which is right along the Fraser River.  The views were gorgeous! It was very picturesque and we even caught sight of a black bear although I didn’t get any photos of him!  We did however get some gorgeous pics with the Golden Ears Bridge in the background!  If you live in the area and have a free afternoon the path along the river is a great one!

 

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Beautiful – Maple Ridge Family Portraits

November 3rd, 2011

The mom in this lovely family is also the owner of the fabulous boutique lingerie store in Maple Ridge. Babydoll boutique has one of the LARGEST selections of stylish and sexy nursing bras in all the Lower Mainland!! If you are in need of a nursing bra or a regular bra go and check out […]

 

The mom in this lovely family is also the owner of the fabulous boutique lingerie store in Maple Ridge. Babydoll boutique has one of the LARGEST selections of stylish and sexy nursing bras in all the Lower Mainland!! If you are in need of a nursing bra or a regular bra go and check out her store as I know you will not be disappointed!

She is also the lucky wife to a great guy and a mom to three GORGEOUS kids!  We got together at Kanaka Creek Park down the road from me and were able to capture some great shots!

The black and whites in this session are slightly moodier than what I normally use in my newborn work but I think they rock for these images! They are all processed with Olive Juice Lightroom Presets

If you are a photographer and want some GREAT presets and actions absolutely check these out!

Now on to the photos!

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Stunning pregnant Momma! – Maternity Photography Surrey

October 25th, 2011

If you have been following the blog for any length of time you will remember this GORGEOUS momma! She first came to me for the maternity photos with her little girl and then for newborn photos, 7 month photos, her first birthday celebration and extended family photos.  Now she is back with her second baby […]

 

If you have been following the blog for any length of time you will remember this GORGEOUS momma! She first came to me for the maternity photos with her little girl and then for newborn photos, 7 month photos, her first birthday celebration and extended family photos.  Now she is back with her second baby bump and I am so excited to meet her next little one! If they are anything at all like their big sister they are going to be CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! Thanks for meeting me at one of my favorite little hidden parks in Surrey – I think we accomplished the fall look you were going for!