As I was editing this session, I started to feel a little emotional. Looking at these images, knowing these guys will cherish these in years to come make me sort of envious. (Personal stuff coming so beware)

Unfortunately I lost my mom suddenly a few years ago, and I would give absolutely anything to have images like this of me with her. Smiling, happy, looking gorgeous.  I have maybe a handful of pictures of me with my mom and they are in no way “professional” shots.  And even those I cherish with all my heart. Now that I’m older and have kids of my own I would love to be able to share with them Her brightened smile while being in her element of just being a mom. How happy her eyes looked when she would play with us. Those are the images that get cherished.

If you are on the fence with getting family photos done. Get off the fence and book. You may not see the entire value in them today, or tomorrow. But I promise you will, and your children will in 10,15 even 20 years from now.  As a mom I know what it feels like to feel less then “picture ready”.  But believe me, your children think you are perfect. Because you are. Don’t take those negative thoughts, and hold back what your kids could and will be cherishing for the rest of their lives.

Well.. now that I’ve said my piece and shared my personal experience.  Id love to introduce this gorgeous, wonderful, fun loving family.  The Padget family <3

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I feel like when I get a boy in the studio its an extra special session. I tend to photograph way more girls then boys. So I was beyond excited I got to use all my boy stuff. Greens and blues are my FAV!

I know I say this a lot, but I actually wanted to keep this little guy. He was such a chill baby for his session. It made for some super awesome images, with a serious “awe” factor. I mean… look at him with his furry sibling. My heart and ovaries are melting lol

Thank you guys for coming  to the studio, and letting me photograph your absolutely adorable little man.

-Melissa

 

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One of my favourite things is to photograph the same clients each time they have a new baby. I was lucky enough to photograph little E’s big sister a couple years ago, and now her. We even did a reenactment image which was super fun to do. I could see so many similarities in their sweet little faces for sure. Especially that perfect little chin! TO DIE FOR ADORABLE!

Here are a few shots of little E’s adorable session <3

-Melissa

 

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Purple! One of my absolute favs to photograph on. I love when clients let me do whatever I want as far as styling the session goes.  Don’t get me wrong I love clients suggestions and inputs and I always want to try and match their session with the nursery or the decor in peoples home. But there is something about just doing my thing without a care in the world that kind of makes a session extra fun for me.  Anyways, enough of me rambling on..  Check out this PERFECT little sweetheart. She is honestly one of THE cutest newborn’s Ive ever photographed. Enjoy

-Melissa

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There is nothing I love more then doing newborn photos for clients and then getting to see the babes again at a year. Its so neat to see how much they have grown and see what their little personalities are like.  A lot of people think because cake is delicious toddlers will just automatically love smashing it for photos. That is far form the truth. I think on average half the little ones that come in for photos are either scared of their cake or hate the feeling of being dirty. I always suggest doing a test run at home with a cupcake or small cake to see how they react to the cake before the actual session. This will give you an idea of how it might go the day of photos. Here is an example of very little actual cake smashing and a lot of portraits instead.  Either way you will always end up with great images, even if the cake smashing portion doesn’t go as planned.

-Melissa

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Does it ever feel good to get outside! I feel like I haven’t done outdoor sessions in forever. I love this time of year for evening sessions.

When your clients are beautiful, their chemistry oozes and the golden light is perfect. Thats what this session entailed.  We took a drive up chilliwack lake road and shot for only an hour and managed to get so many great shots. I was dying to share these images.

So looking forward to meeting their sweet girl in just a few short weeks!

-Melissa





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This post is massive. Well.. not my write up, but the images I have put in. Their gallery is huge, because she is the most adorable glowing pregnant woman ever! I couldn’t decide on which to give, so I decided to give them… well .. most of them haha It was hurting my heart throwing away images I thought were nice, just to make a gallery smaller. I say…. if I got it.. Im gonna give it!

I might be a little obsessed with the bottom images of  her in the skirt against the golden light. She’s just stunning <3

-Melissa














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I love getting to meet new clients.  Getting to know new people and hearing their pregnancy stories and experiences are always interesting. I had a great time getting to know this couple, and their gorgeous baby girl. She is literally one of the cutest little babies I have ever photographed.  Besides exploding poops all over daddy, she did a great job for her session. Thank you so much for coming into this studio guys! Enjoy your images.

-Melissa

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