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A great resource for all things Mama, lots of intelligent info and helpful tips for daily survival : )

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Child photography; not just a ‘snap’!

There are lots of behind the scenes bits that make a great long term relationship comfortable between photographers and their clients. As a family photographer I have several tricks in my bag to make the day run smoothly, and ease the stress for Mom and Dad…

Photoshoot time of day: Totally the #1 make-or-break tool! If toddler Susie is a night owl, then give us a heads up and we’ll aim to shoot at 6pm, not 10am when she’s still groggy. Same goes for older children, most have a happy hour and knowing that sets us up for fun and spontaneity, not frowns and tears.

Bring snacks! We usually have freshly baked cookies as well as grapes handy for the little fingers to nibble, but if your child is on a carrot kick, feel free to bring whatever makes them happy. Happy belly, bigger smiles!

Once we’re in the studio everything suddenly looks a little daunting, with strobe lights flashing and backdrops, props and my big cameras following every move. No fear! The first few times in studio I make sure to build on fun and easy poses to keep things light and changing, so your babe doesn’t have a chance to feel nervous. It’s really key for them to come away on a positive note, feeling proud of themselves and empowered with the experience. Then in 6 months when it’s time for Christmas pics you can happily explain, “We’re going for pictures” and Susie is happy to show off once more : )

 

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Spring, didn’t someone mention spring?

Alright, this past 12 months has literally FLOWN by in my world. Not just with being pregnant (after trying for 5 years to become so), but  with running our business, preparing the nursery and finally holding my incredible twin boys in my arms, 2 months early!

Anyhow, my digression was leading up to the fact that I’ve completely missed the normal February doldrums, and now we’re into the 2nd week of March. Whoa! How did this happen so quickly? Like, we’re technically heading for spring here, aren’t we? Does anyone know how the groundhog made out?

The clocks have jumped ahead, the crocuses are waving their purple petals in the garden, my chickens are laying again, so I do believe this called for an “Ahhhhhhhhhh”.

As in, Ahhhhh, we survived another west coast rainfest.

Ahhhhhh, Cadbury Creme Eggs are in stores again.

Ahhhhh, seed catalogs are gracing my mailbox again.

Ahhhhh, time to put away the legwarmers!

Ahhhhh, _______________________! (fill in the blank with your favorite!)

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Childrens Wish Foundation takes on the Tea Party…

What an epic day! Just finished the MOST FUN I’ve ever had surrounded by mini princesses and pirates! This year’s Children’s Wish Foundation event was held @ Coast Cascades Hotel in Langley, and the theme was A Princess (and Pirate) Tea Party! Two Little Birds was asked to attend and we loved every minute!

Each of the children who stopped by our booth will receive a free 5×7 print of their choosing from their mini photoshoot!

Girls, I am SO impressed with your heels, your tiaras, your glitter and most of all your grins : ) Photos will be posted as soon as I have a chance to nap a little and get organized!

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V Day is just around the corner…

Love is in the air, and it’s easy to neglect “He Who Wakes for The 3AM Feedings” or “She Who Gives the Perfect Foot Massage”…Do something you both enjoy and hang out together!

Show them you really do love them to bits with a gift certificate for a Couples Photoshoot! For $350.00 the Two Little Birds team will whisk you both off to a romantic setting somewhere in the lower mainland and spend 1.5 hours capturing the love! We can either play paparazzi and covet you from afar, or take a photojournalistic approach and make sure we get the lovely dovey shots you’ll enjoy for years to come.

We’ll leave you with a bottle of fine wine and some decadent dessert to set the mood…the rest is up to you! This offer is only available until Valentine’s Day so give us a ring to book your date. We will take VDay Dates up until February 29th but you must book before Valentines Day in order to present your date with the Gift Certificate.

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Milky Cherubs, just in time for Christmas ; )

Alright, I’m officially eternally biased when it comes to Extreme Cuteness since having my twins back in August. And logically, OF COURSE 2 babies are cuter than one! Here are some blissful cherubs who recently graced the Two Little Birds Studio…

p.s….see that luminescent creamy white skin on Nathaniel? That’s direct lovin from Mama H~ I’m sending out BIG PROPS to her for super milk production!

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4 years later and she’s just gettin cuter!

Oh Mekayla, you’re such a cutie!

I was fortunate to meet Ed and Melissa back when their wee one was just a…well, a wee one! And every year since infancy I’ve gotten the yearly phone call from Mel hoping to squeeze in her lovely lass for a Christmas photoshoot, just in time for the holidays.

It’s amazing what we can pull off in 1.5 hours! So here’s some of my fav’s:

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