Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sage | Photos at Eight Months Old

Hi there!  My name is Sage.  I was born just a couple of weeks before Miss Louise's daughter, Nya.  My big brother is friends with her son Kai.  Mommy and daddy wanted pictures of me at eight months old, just like they did with my big brother and sister.  Eight months is a fun age because I can sit and crawl and I smile a lot!  Unfortunately, January is pretty cold but we braved the outdoors at Stewart Farms and I did so well!  My big sister came along to help, she was so great at getting me to smile.  We just did a mini session and here are some pictures of me.  Enjoy!
My big brother and sister have photos in a wash basin and I wanted some too!  I might be wearing just a few more clothes than they were in theirs but I think it looks cozy.
Sage, I had a great time photographing you.  You are such a sweet girl and I look forward to you and Nya becoming friends over the years.  It was so fun when your mom found out I was pregnant and then told me that she was too!  Happy 8 months Sage!  
Love, Nya's Mommy.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Katrina & Brayden | Surrey Wedding Photos

From start to finish, Katrina just kept saying `I'm so happy!'.  Even when she was crying (happy tears!) and freezing throughout the day, she just kept saying, `I'm so happy!'.  Katrina and Brayden are such a great couple.  They are loving and giving and know how to have fun.   I taught Katrina, and over half her bridal party, back in grade 8 which made this one a little extra special for me.  Spending a day with a couple, you get to see the ones that make up their community and support system.  Let me tell you, these two have such a wonderful and encouraging community surrounding them and are very loved.  Great family and friends.  They even had all eight grandparents there in attendance to support them.  

Being that it was the first weekend in January, it was very cold, but it did not rain.  The wedding party came with great attitudes and it went so well.   I LOVED Katrina's dress with the lace straps and I loved how organized she was...I won't mention about the last minute garter purchase or quick drive back home to get the bouquets:)  The boys were awesome with their tie tying antics...Gary said it took about 1.5 hours:)   There are probably way too many pictures here but I just want you to get an idea of their entire day.  Enjoy!
{I love this shot below.  We will be photographing Elissa's wedding in May!}
{The guys probably used three sources to tie their ties; a book, the internet and finally, the groom's dad:)}
{A gift for the groom;  the German bird cuff links.}
{As soon as Katrina hugged the mother of the groom, the tears started.  They didn't really stop until the end of the receiving line an hour later.  Happy tears make me smile.}
{Family and wedding party photos were done at Green Timbers Park in Surrey.}
Congratulations Katrina and Brayden!! Thank you for having us capture your big day.  I loved being able to attend the reception as a guest and I wish you all the best in your lives together as husband and wife!
Love, Louise and Gary