18 days new – Coquitlam Newborn Photographer

I won’t lie… I love newborn sessions best when they are done in the first two weeks after birth.  This is when babies tend to sleep the most, and are the squishiest, and usually have great skin.  Miss A came to my studio a little after the ideal time, but honestly, I would have never known.  She slept all the way through the session — even with my different bowls, buckets and stool props.  She was a dream, and I love the images that we captured of her newness.

Can’t forget some pictures with her parents…


e x p e c t i n g ~ Coquitlam Maternity Photographer

This stunning mama-to-be really wanted an outdoor session.  Unfortunately our rainy Lower Mainland weather was not cooperating.  After delaying a week to see if the weather was going to behave, we decided to do an indoor maternity session instead.  It’s a good thing that we didn’t wait another week to see if the weather would turn for us, as S had the baby 4 days after our session!  Talk about timing!

I think pregnancy suits her… such an awesome glow, and a gorgeous baby bump.


Twice the fun, and twice the love – Twin Newborn Photographer

I don’t get twins in the studio very often, but when I do, I feel blessed.  There is such a bond between twins, it’s truly amazing to see.  It’s always more difficult when you add another tiny human into a photo session, but these two were superstars.  If one was fussing a little, I would just add the other twin next to them, and it was an almost instant settling for both of them.  I even managed to catch a moment of Mister M sucking on his sister’s nose for comfort.

I give kudos to parents of twins as well.  I always said that I wanted twins.  And then I had one baby.  And I thought to myself, “How would I manage with TWO of them at the same time?”  But twin parents just seem to have the knack for taking things in stride and making it work (and making it look easy while doing it.)

So, enjoy your precious little bundles… they won’t be so little forever.


Born into Love – Coquitlam Newborn Photographer

Little Miss E took her time getting here… our newborn session was planned out for the week prior, and yet, still no baby.  She may have taken her time coming into the world, but she has lost no time in capturing the hearts of those around her.
Miss E made me work to get her to sleep, but once she was off into dreamland I was able to get her into many different poses and props.  I am sure that some of the set ups were surprise for her mom and dad as well, since they were also able to catch up on their zzzzz’s during the session.  I love it when the parents feel comfortable enough to fall asleep during the session and catch up on some much needed rest.

Enjoy Miss E’s sneak peek!


Like a dream – Coquitlam Newborn Photographer

This sweet little girl came into the world at the start of February.  Her parents and older sister had been waiting for this day eagerly, and it was quite the celebration when she arrived.   Since they have opted for the Baby’s First Year package, I am looking forward to watching this little girl grow over the year.

Our session was so smooth… she slept like a dream, and snuggled in with her big sister for some great poses.

Here are some images from our newborn session:


2 month old cutie – Coquitlam Baby Photographer

This little guy was so full of charm.  He was such a happy guy for our session, and although I can find 2 month olds hard to predict, Mr. S was so laid back, and happy to do whatever we asked.  Put him in a basket, yep, he was okay with that.  Give him some tummy time… yep, still good!

I love capturing these moments, as in a baby’s first year they grow SO much.


First newborn of 2017 – Coquitlam Newborn Photographer

It’s only the 3rd week of January but I’ve already been busy with quite a few sessions.  But this sweet little girl was my first newborn of 2017. She was due to be born on Christmas eve, but had other plans. Despite mom wanting to meet her in 2016, she decided to wait until 2017 to make her entrance.

After seeing mom and dad there is no doubt that these two make gorgeous babies.  Enjoy your sneak peek!


Wow, so it’s been a while… (and some Snowy Coquitlam shots)

What can I say?  Life happened.  In the blink of an eye it went from being summer to starting a whole new year.  Since my last blog post, school has started, the kids did skating lessons, it SNOWED in Vancouver, and stayed around for a long time (in face, as I write this mid January there is STILL snow on the ground.)  We’ve had fun skating, tubing, sledding, snowshoeing, visiting family and friends over Christmas and getting back into the routine of things for January.
So, with getting back into the routine of things I need to blog quite a few sessions.  I am aiming for one or two a week, so we’ll see how that goes!  In the meantime, here are some snowy Coquitlam images from the past month…


A Lovely time for a Wedding – Burnaby and North Vancouver Wedding Photographer

When I was asked to photograph Ali and Aoife’s wedding,  I jumped at the chance.  These two ladies are so full of fun, and have so much love for each other, it’s ridiculous.  And then they mentioned it would be at the Hart House in Burnaby — such a stunning location.

The day turned out to be gorgeous, despite the weather forecast leading up to the event.  Aiofe had friends and family coming all the way from Ireland, so thankfully Vancouver weather decided to play nice. The ladies showed up in a vintage taxi, all decked out for the occasion. Chauffeur Norm did a fabulous job of making them feel special.  An afternoon ceremony, complete with dog ring bearer, went off perfectly in the late afternoon sunshine.  And then it was champagne and congratulations on the grass afterwards.  We headed down the boardwalks for some fun pictures with the kids from the wedding party, and then took our time winding our way back to the reception with just Ali and Aoife.

A big thank you to Tanja Aelbrecht from Tanja and Jelger Photography for second shooting for me. And for Ali and Aoife for letting me be a part of their special day.

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