When you have two twin babies jumping on a bed, what do you get? Cuteness, cuteness and more cuteness! With a beautiful bedroom as our backdrop, I spent the afternoon playing with these two monkeys and their loving parents.
I love Christmas. Ry and I went to Starbucks this past weekend just for an hour or so. He did his homework, and I began reading a Seth Godin book, Linchpin. And I will definitely write a little review on the book another time, but this post…this post is about Christmas. And it all started with a gingerbread latte and the jazzy, Christmas music playing in the background.
Since Ryan and I live out in the sticks, whenever I get the chance to go and sit in a coffee shop and just enjoy the hum of the laid-back ‘busy-ness’, I am in heaven. I sink deep into a book or writing in my journal. I curl up between the arm rests of the chair and just let my mind relax. And it is the cherry on top of my sundae when I get to go with Ryan. Me doing my thing and him doing his, but we’re doing them ‘together’.
We also went out and hunted down our tree! As per usual, my eyes were bigger than our ‘living room’. Once we got the tree home, we realized it needed a haircut if it was going to fit inside the house! So we pulled out our shears, and gave it a solid trim.
For now, in the afternoons when I sit and brainstorm about my business in the front room, I curl up with my tea and stare at our lovely green tree. It’s not technically a Christmas tree yet because it has no decorations on it yet. I’m saving that bundle of joy for this weekend!
And lastly on a Christmas-y note, if you are trying to think of a Christmas prezzie for someone special, maybe the perfect gift is a little GC for a portrait session!E-mail me for the details on how to get yours!
You look at these two little bambinos, and you will melt at the sight of thier big blue eyes. I know I did. Their little man was bundled up in the cutest little fall outfit, and Charlize looked adorable with a flower in her hair.
Diane and Brent married in the summer of 2007, and have been moving forward ever since. With their 2 kidlets and a new house to hang a few photos, I hope these images can act as a beautiful reminder of your journey together so far.
Lily was their miracle. A gift that was never supposed to be, according to the doctors.
Rick and Eva met 2 years ago at work, and from what I gather, Rick really liked Eva. He chased her around, and was finally able to get that first date! It must’ve been written in the stars that these two should be together, because they had a truly special connection. So special, that they were able to prove Eva’s doctors wrong. They may have thought she couldn’t have a child, but someone else had other plans. Together, Rick and Eva started a family. Admittedly, it was a bit of a surprise to both of them, but this was a surprise that they will be thankful for the rest of their lives.
R + E were blessed with their miracle baby, Lily. And not long after Lily’s birth, did Rick ask Eva to be his wife. Over Christmas, 2010, he surprised Eva with a ring, and of course she said yes!
Thank you two for inviting me into your lives and having me as your photographer. I can see you have a beautiful relationship full of respect, and Lily is lucky to have parents that love each other like you do.
When I got the e-mail requesting a family shoot at the white church on the hill, I was so excited. I had driven by this church many, many times, and had wished for the opportunity to drag someone out there, and here it was! She was requesting it! Done deal.
Last week, I headed out with camera in hand to the little church perched in the open fields, and met an amazing family. With mom, dad and two adorable little ladies, we raced around the property, chasing balloons and each other until we were all worn out.
Thanks to Sophie for asking me to take your family portraits for you! I had a wonderful time meeting your family, and I hope you enjoy your photos!
I love the beginning of the fall season. Aside from summer (because at heart, I really am a summer baby), this is my favorite time of year. I love the feeling of the crisp fresh air on the tip of my nose; I love that I get to start wearing my boots again; and I love the family sessions that often come this time of year.
To start off the fall season, I met up with Lesley and John with their little 6 month bambino, Erika. We headed out to the Gellatly Nut Farm in West Kelowna. What an amazing location! Beautiful, big trees surround the grounds and it sits on a lovely little beach on Okanagan Lake. On top of that, it backs onto one of the newer Okanagan resorts, The Cove. For family portraits and for weddings alike, talk about a perfect spot!
Me, Erika, John and Lesley wandered through the grounds, taking photos of their new little family. Thank you L+J for thinking of me for your family portraits, and I hope you enjoy!
Yesterday was quite a day. I was up by 6 (which is crazy early for this non-early bird) and out the door by 7:30. Hopped in my car, stopped for a coffee to-go, and headed off to West Kelowna for the start of my very exciting day! First on the agenda was photographs of one of the cutest babies ever! Hardly-there-hair, big blue eyes, and super hip pink jeans makes for one adorable baby! And Leslie and John, you were pretty cute too!
Second, was a lunch meeting with the super talented Tim Feeny of Limelight Studios; an Okanagan videographer who I am going to be lucky enough to have work with me on a very special, very exciting top secret project…
Third was another meeting with the tres chic Yuriko of Vintage Origami; a style/prop rental business owner that I am so thrilled to have met!
And then I was off to meet up with my hubby and dad to ‘talk shop’.
It’s days like these that may lay me flat from fatigue, but also give me so much motivation to keep moving forward and pushing to reach higher and higher goals!
To end this little ramble post, here is a sneak photo of the lovely family I photographed yesterday morning. Doesn’t get much cuter than this….
Coming from a family of six, I was excited for this family photo shoot of, you guessed it, a family of six! With their littlest just 18 months, it was a lot of fun chasing him around, waiting for that melt-your-heart smile. We met on one of the first hot days of this summer at the classic Ornamental Gardens in Summerland. We were looking to escape the sun a bit and enjoy the shade of the amazing grounds.
We did head down to the beach to take in the sun on the waterfront pier, which was a great way to finish off the evening. Yellow balloons in hand, thanks to Edgy Petals in Summerland, we chilled on the dock and in the sand until it was time to head home for some dinner.