I love fall! Like seriously! Not in a crazy pumpkin spice latte way (I hate everything pumpkin). But in a chunky sweater and scarf kinda way. Because of my love for fall, it’s one of my favourite times of year to do family mini sessions! This year we booked two dates for mini session, and on the first date at the end of September we ventured out to Osprey Village in Pitt Meadows. It literally didn’t rain a drop while we did the photos, but started to pour as soon as we started to drive home. Thank you to everyone that came out for day one of our Fall Mini Sessions! jWe can’t wait to see you all again next year!
Fall came early for this session. I’ve been doing Jo’s family photos for a number of years and we usually do them early September to capture the last bits of summer. This year the leaves started to turn early and even though it was over 25 degrees the day we did their session, their photos definitely have a fall feeling to them. Jo’s kids are amazing and full of personality and I always love when I get together with them to take some new photos!
The Dealwis Family was the sweetest family. I’m so grateful that they found me and trusted me to do some updated family photos for them. It was the perfect summer night at Campbell Valley and I’m totally in love with the images from their session!
Bal and I go way back, our lockers were beside each other in senior high school and I’m so glad that we’ve stayed connected throughout the years. I was super excited to hear that she was expecting her second child, as she’s an absolutely amazing mom to her little guy Amari!
When she first contacted me to do her maternity photo I didn’t have much availability as it was right in the middle of summer. Luckily, I had a last-minute cancellation and we were able to get together to do some of the last photos of them as a family of 3!
I’ll tell you something: pregnancy looks good on this girl, and I’m so excited that the next session that I will do with them, they will be a family of 4!
The Niemi family is another family that I’ve been lucky enough to photograph for many years! Funny enough, on the day that we did this session, on my “Facebook memories” was the first session that I ever did for them when they were just a family of 3. Now a family of 5, it’s been amazing watching their kids grow up in front of my camera! This is probably my most favourite session that I’ve ever done for them, and I’m sure you will be able to tell why when you see the photos!
Danielle had messaged me a few months back wanting to book an extended family session, as her family was going to be visiting from the United States in June. So we set up the date, towards the end of June when we would be sure to have good weather. Well, as the day approached the weather didn’t look so good. But with a session like this, we must go on! Lucky for us, the rain stopped for a few hours (even though the skies were still very grey). Now 25 people could be considered a big group, but they rocked it like champs. Not knowing when the rain could start again, we wanted to try and move through the photos as quickly as possible. They were such a great group and so much fun! While we were doing photos they would cheer on every cyclist, runner, and walker that came along the path. They even cheered me out of the parking lot when we left. It could have been a tough session with the number of people and the dreary weather, but they made it an absolute blast! Thank you, Danielle and family, for trusting me with your updated family photos.
I have been fortunate to be able to capture this family for the past few years. I remember back to when we arrived at the house where Moira was getting ready for her wedding, and she slyly told me that she had just found out that week she was pregnant with their first child. I was beyond excited for them! Fast-forward 2 ½ years and many photos later, and she was messaging me to let me know that baby #2 was on the way.
Moira and Derek are the best parents, and I couldn’t be happier that they would be welcoming baby #2 this summer! We met up at Derby Reach Park late one Saturday evening to capture this exciting moment in their lives. This little girl is already so loved by her big sister and the most amazing parents! I can’t wait to share their newborn session with everyone in just a few weeks!
I really do enjoy extended family sessions. I think it comes from having a smaller family growing up, that I never had the opportunity to have a big family gathering. So I was super excited to get together with Kristi and Eric to do some updated family photos with both their families at Barnet Marie Park. Easton was very enthralled with all the boats that passed by, and while he took his photos very seriously, we were still able to get a few smiles out of him!
This family has held a special place in my heart for years! Whitney’s mom, Debbie, was my mentor in my first year at my job at the bank. She is one of the most caring, loving, and hilarious people I’ve ever met. When Whitney asked if we could do a family session for her and her family, along with their new son and Rob’s family who were visiting from Ireland, I was totally game!
We headed off to Fort Langley and it was the perfect location for this extended family session. Kason is loved by so many and I can’t wait to watch him grow up. I’m so glad that we could get everyone together for this session. It will be something very special to have for Kason. <3
One of the best parts about being a photographer is watching a couple go from being engaged, to getting married, to being parents! So when Erica messaged me to let me know that she and Jordan were expecting this spring I was beyond excited to capture their maternity photos!
We had picked Centennial Beach for the location, and were lucky enough to have the sun come out. It has been a long winter, so the sun was a nice break. That said, it was COLD! Erica, like a champ, rocked her cute grey dress and even went barefoot in the sand. There were a lot of “pretend your in Hawaii” comments made during the session! My husband John was along with me to help with their session, and to hold their puppy Dexter in-between shots. Dexter was full of energy and puppiness, which only added to the laughs and giggles through the session!
These two are the most amazing parents to their little girl and I can’t wait to watch her grow up and take more family photos of them!
We are super excited to announce the details of our annual Photos 4 Hope Mini Sessions in support of BC Children’s Hospital!
It all started 10 years ago, when I was thinking of a way that I could use my photography to give back to a cause that has always been near and dear to my heart. In the 10 years that we have run Photos 4 Hope, we have photographed over 50 families and donated over $15,000 to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
This year we are excited to host Photos 4 Hope on June 24th, 2017. We are still working out the perfect location, but it will be in the Langley/Surrey/White Rock area. We are on the search for a brand-new location that we’ve never used before!
For $200 you receive a 20-minute session with a guarantee of at least 15 images delivered via digital download. But since it’s for such a great cause we will likely give you more. You will also receive a $50 tax receipt. Book before March 31st to be entered into a draw to win a gift certificate for a mini session to be used by the end of 2017.
The best part of Photos 4 Hope is 100% of the money raised goes directly back to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation!
Please note that to be entered into the draw and to confirm your spot, the full $200 is due at the time of signing. And yes, we do take Visa and MasterCard!
The sessions will be booked in starting at 9 am – 1 pm and 4 pm – 7 pm. There is space for 15 sessions total. To book please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, mailing address, phone number, and preference for a morning or evening session.
We are so thankful for all the amazing families that have participated over the years, and we look forward to our 10th Annual Photos 4 Hope this year!
This year has definitely been a winter to remember. I really can’t remember the last time we got as much snow as we did this year and as many storms as we did. The great part about getting that kind of snow if being able to take advantage of it for some amazing family sessions! We first met Kari at a wedding a few years back where she was one of the bridesmaids. We were so excited when she contacted us to take some new family photos for her, and even more excited when the session fell during one of the snowy periods. The morning light against the snow at Derby Reach was beautiful and we couldn’t be happier with the way the photos turned out! Thank you for trusting us with your memories, Mueller Family!
I first met Erin at Amanda and Dustin’s wedding in August 2016. Her and her hubby were expecting their first baby and I was so excited when she contacted me to capture their newborn photos. I absolutely love Lifestyle Newborn sessions because I feel they tell a story of the family. For me, Lifestyle Newborn photos capture precious moments (like the little toes and fingers, tucked into their crib in their nursey) for my clients to look back at and love. Leo was an absolute rockstar for his session and I loved his nursery. It was so light and airy. Congratulations Erin and Kevin! Leo is beyond adorable and I look forward to our next session together.
These winter days of snow and rain have me missing the longer fall days full of beautiful colours. One of our last family sessions in the fall was the Catroppa Family. Ashley and I went to the same high school and we have some mutual friends. I was so excited to capture this special time in their lives with their little guy. It may have been a bit rainy, but they couldn’t keep the smiles off their faces.
Photos play such an important part in our lives and I feel so blessed to be given the opportunity to capture a moment in time for my clients. I can’t wait to get the Catroppa family back in front of my camera for another family session.
I always love fall photos! There’s something about the warm glow of the sun on the fall leaves that makes me oh so happy. I was so excited that the weather turned out better than expected for our fall mini sessions this year. It was so great to meet some new families and catch up with some of our past clients as well. Here’s a few of our favourites from each of our sessions.
I love when I get to meet up with people that I’ve known for years and take photos of their growing family. Bill (or Billy as he’ll forever be known to me) and I became friends back in Junior High, our lockers always beside each other due to being side by side in the alphabet! I always called Billy the Candy Man because he had the biggest sweet tooth and always had boxes of candy stashed in his locker. It so cool to now see him as a dad.
I was super excited when Alex messaged me and asked if I would capture this exciting time in their lives, just before becoming parents to two more! Yes you read that right twins! I can’t believe that Alex is already 34 weeks and that there are two babies in there, she looks beyond amazing! We met up at Campbell Valley Park and explored around taking photos at the old school house, the red barn, and in the fields amongst the fall trees! It was so great to catch up with them again and I can’t wait to hear the news that their new babies are here! Congratulations Bill, Alex, and Will!
Back in June we met up with Amanda and Cassandra at Derby Reach to take some updated sister photos as a gift for their parents! They asked that I hold off sharing the photos until they gave them to their parents and today I got the green light to share them!
We always love getting both these girls in front of the camera as they are absolute naturals!! We laughed tonnes during their session and finished off with a bit of air guitar!!
Thank you again Amanda and Cassandra for always trusting us with your memories!