Outdoor Family Photographer Surrey | Fall Mini Sessions Launching Now!

Click here to sign up for September 19th & 20th at Hazelmere House Farm

Click here to sign up for a private outdoor fall exclusive.

That’s right, the leaves are just starting to turn and fall is on the horizon! What does that mean? Fall Outdoor Mini Sessions are approaching!

This year, we’re excited to offer a two- yes you heard that right, two – totally different options for your outdoor family photography mini session this year!

First of all, we’ve secured a gorgeous private property this year – Hazelmere House Farm!

On September 19th & 20th we’re offering full days of outdoor fall photography sessions at this rustic location! We’ll capture images of you and your family with a vintage pickup truck set-up as well as fallen apple tree set, and lots of naturalistic long grass and foliage! Perfect for family fall photos!

In addition to the picturesque surroundings, we’ll have this property completely to ourselves. This means no waiting for beach or park-goers to move out of the way or worrying about navigating crowds, making it incredibly easy to socially distance – obviously something on everyone’s minds right now!

Here’s a sneak peek of some from Hazelmere House Farms from a creative session we did earlier this month! Isn’t it beautiful?! (dresses and styling by Bobbypin’s Curiosities)

In addition to the fall mini session days on September 19th & 20ths, we’re also offering private fall photo bookings (only 5!). Private bookings mean that you get to schedule your OWN photography mini session date and time. These sessions are great because they work with your schedule. (Psst, if you need a weekend make sure to book soon as our weekends are booking up fast!!)

This year we’re offering 5 local locations:

Click here to sign up for September 19th & 20th at Hazelmere House Farm

Click here to sign up for a private outdoor fall exclusive.

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Vancouver Dance Photographer | Dance School Photography

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Since recent world events have changed the way most companies are conducting business, many of the dance schools that Adrienne photographs were not able to do a traditional dance photo day as they had in previous seasons. Of course, we all must have the ability to be agile and adjust, and so dance school Richmond Academy of Dance did a private, socially-distanced photo session for their graduates at their studio in Richmond. We were originally scheduled for outdoors at Gary Point Park but unpredictable weather had us moving the session to indoors at the school.

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Many of these teens have been with the studio since they were young dancers. Adrienne has spent several years doing photo day at RAD and it has been fun to watch the kids grow up and get to know them over the years. Many of the kids she has photographed since they were small little dancers.

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For this photoshoot, each dancer received a headshot and then another photo doing creative pose that represented their favourite type of dance. It was really fun to see how each dancer represented their favourite style of dance.

Like all of the dancers of 2020, these Richmond Academy of Dance Grads certainly did not get the final dance year that they expected or deserved. However, being able to give them one final dance photoshoot, and a headshot that they can use going forward, seemed like a fitting way to send them off.

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If your dance studio or organization has an idea for a socially-distanced photo session, we are currently booking into September 2020. We’re currently quite flexible, and can certainly can work with you to come up with options.

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Contact our studio at info@geminivisuals.com or 604-312-6330. We can ensure that proper CoVid protocols are followed, and create a socially distanced, safe photo session for your group.

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Surrey Photographer | Grad and Dancer Outdoor Mini Sessions

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It has been an unprecented time for us all, but the Graduates of 2020 have missed out on the parties and celebrations that normally would have happened this time of year across the Lower Mainland. For the last several years, it has become more popular for a graduate’s family to hire a photographer for their Graduation Day celebrations. For the Grads of 2020, we are offering a special package to give your Grads a chance to wear their dress or suits and take photos with the family or their friends. 

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These private sessions are not just for Grads, but can be booked for dancers who should have been performing in competitions and shows that they missed out on this Spring. Dancer mini sessions are the perfect way to commemorate a lot of hard work! Whether you’re a grad missing out on what should have been your best year of high school, or a dancer who who missed out on wearing your costumes, these sessions are a wonderful way to commemorate your hard work.

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These are private sessions to show off your talent and hard work at a pre-determined outdoor location. We have many local favourite spots that are perfect to show off that grad outfit with a fun, professional session that will allow you to celebrate 2020 in style. Cap and Gown photos are also welcome! The possibilities are endless.

We will create a fun and unique session to celebrate YOU! Bring your creative ideas and contact us to book your June 2020 Grad or Dancer Mini Session.

PACKAGE DETAILS
“The Grad & Dance Package” – $250 (taxes included)

One subject, one outdoor location (add an additional subject for $50). Includes 5 retouched high res digital files chosen from your online client gallery, delivered via digital download. Change of outfit allowed.

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SCHEDULING
Sessions will be on sale from now until July 31, 2020 and bookable until September 1, 2020 (or until we sell out!). Available dates are subject to Adrienne’s availability and current schedule although with enough we’re currently quite flexible.

We would love to see you and document 2020 for you. Contact us with questions or to book!

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South Surrey Photographer | One-for-One Gratitude Sessions!

Gemini Visuals has joined the global “ONE For ONE Gratitude Sessions” initiative! Each time someone purchases one of these sessions, we’ll gift an equal photo session to a local essential worker!

 

Click here for more info or to book the Grad/Dance Package

Click here for more info or to book the Family Package.

“I closed the doors to our commercial portrait studio in mid-March due to COVID-19. Since then, I’ve been thinking about ways to support our community and to find a way to say thank you to anyone that’s keeping services running so we can stay home, get what we need, and be safe.

If you don’t have anyone specific you’d would like to gift the session to, we’ll ask the Peace Arch Hospital foundation to nominate someone from the hospital staff or someone in the community.

My dad is an infectious disease specialist and I’ve worked closely with the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation for many years. I know a lot of healthcare workers, so I’m well aware of the sacrifices some are having to make – including my brother who is a surgical nurse in the Interior health region.

I wanted to find a way to say thank you to our essential workers – whether grocery store employees or doctors & nurses, or anyone that is keeping things going so we can stay home, get what we need, and be safe!” – Adrienne

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Surrey Family Photographer | Holiday Sessions are Open!

Another year has flown by, and we are working towards Holiday sessions for 2019 already! Soon enough we will be bundling up with our eggnog lattes and cozying up by the fire on those rainy, dark evenings (and maybe snowy too!) We have our popular Holiday Photo Sessions open for booking. To book a spot CLICK HERE.

These popular bite-sized sessions always sell out, so get your spot fast! This year, we’re offering sessions on October 27thNovember 10th & November 11th. And we are also offering an exclusive Private Option for those that cannot make the above announced dates. CLICK HERE for more information.

As we have in past seasons, this year we are offering 3 different Holiday-themed backgrounds in addition to a neutral option. All packages receive high res images of your choice as well as a holiday e-card from your session delivered via email for you to send to friends & family. We have 9 card templates to choose from this year! This is a great way to share your photos with friends and families, with both a digital and print option.

We always welcome large family groups to our studio, in addition to dogs! We are a dog-friendly studio and Adrienne has a lot of experience photographing animals.

The session specifics are as follows:

For all packages:  You’ll receive 15 high res images of your choice via digital download. PLUS a digital holiday e-card from your session delivered via email for you to send to friends & family (and the option to upgrade to phsyical cards if you’d like)! 

All sessions are up to 30 minutes, except for The Group Package which includes an extra 15 minutes of session time.

“The Duo Package”  $225  (taxes INCLUDED)  
Two person package (pets welcome!).

“The Family Package”  $250  (taxes INCLUDED)  
For 3-6 people (pets welcome!). 

“The Group Package” $385  (taxes INCLUDED)  
For groups between 7-9 (includes 15 minutes extra session time).

This year, we have added a private session option, for those that cannot make one of the above mentioned dates. Click Here to book your Private Holiday Session.

Private Holiday Session Details:

30 minute session | 10 high resolution files | digital e-card with the option to upgrade to print cards | maximum 5 subjects (4+months) | $300 including taxes

Sessions will take place at our South Surrey studio located at 15-15515 24th Avenue in Village Center. We also have a new Events Page on our website – check back frequently, or bookmark the page, to see what is new around the studio and what sessions will be upcoming.

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Surrey Maternity Photographer | Outdoor Maternity Year-Round

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Location: Crescent Beach

Taking photos of expectant moms for their maternity sessions has become a favourite thing of mine to photograph. Often times, I will see the new parents again with their baby for a newborn session. For the 20+ years that I have been doing photography, maternity sessions and newborn photos have continued to grow in popularity. Finding gorgeous props, dresses, and clients being open to more creative ideas have become the norm. Outdoor maternity sessions have become much more common, and these allow the photographer to be creative with the set, props, and use the available outdoor light – and it can be done in any season!

Outdoor maternity can be done during the Winter, Summer, Spring or Fall. Depending on your due date, we can photograph you in any season, preferably at around the 32-week mark. That way, you are still able to move around reasonably well, and stand for longer periods during your photos. However, we can discuss any ideas that you may have for your vision of your upcoming maternity session.

*Note: Until March 31st 2020, we are offering a special Maternity Session which includes some in-studio photos and some outdoors for no additional cost. Some restrictions regarding location (close to our studio and must be done all in the same day). Contact our studio to book.

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Location: Abbotsford BC

Outdoor maternity can offer more variety than studio shots, as sometimes the location can help dictate the vision and creative of the photo session. We have a vast collection of maternity dresses and wardrobe from Sew Trendy Accessories, in a variety of colours. We are able to fit almost all sizes, so whatever ideas you may have, we are open to collaborating!

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Location: Chilliwack BC

As part of the package, we are able to do a variety of poses and outfit changes during your outdoor maternity session. A great tip for any clients is to consider what colours you want to wear, and to try to coordinate them with your partner ahead of time (if your partner will be a part of the photo shoot). We have a large collection of dresses and can work with you ahead of time to make some choices before we get to the photo location. Our collection of dresses from Sew-Trendy Accessories have been favourites of our clients that are interested in a glamourous and gorgeous outdoor maternity session.

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Location: Langley BC

To set up your Maternity session, Newborn session or Baby’s First Year package, contact us on our website or email info@geminivisuals.com. 

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Location: Langley BC
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Vancouver Dance Photographer | Dance School Wrap-up!

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We have recently wrapped up our final dance schools for the 2018-2019 Dance Season. This past year has been a terrific dance season for all of our clients, and for us at Gemini Visuals. We met dozens of talented dancers, past clients and new ones, throughout Surrey, Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. 

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While we have wrapped up the 2019 dance year, we have still a few spots for dance schools for 2020 and beyond. We also offer creative dance sessions and dance headshots and can do on location, or in studio for individuals or groups.

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Our own staff at Gemini Visuals is well-versed in dance as they all have their own dance background. Meghann is a former student and now teacher from Richmond Academy of Dance, Paige is from Essence of Dance and Abby is from Urban Dance Co. We try to always employ assistants with dance experience so that we can help the studios pose their dancers. Even though dance school photo days are long and can be a lot of work, watching dancers grow up and seeing them year after year is one of the joys I get to witness as a photographer. Also watching the dancer’s friendships is another amazing part of it all!

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We have a lot of outstanding talent in the Lower Mainland and I feel lucky to be able to capture dancers that are terrific at their sport – and also phenomenal athletes. Dance has grown so much over the past decade and it is exciting to witness the ever-growing talent in the Vancouver area.

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Of course, I could not finish out the dance year with out all of my help both onsite and behind the scenes. Thanks to my helpers, Keyana, Paige, Lisa, Heather, extra special thanks to Meghann and Abby. Also Emily for everything she does behind the scenes!

We hope to see you in 2019/2020! Contact our office at info@geminivisuals.com for more information, details and pricing. 

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Surrey Family Photographer | Fall Exclusives Open!

Fall Mini Sessions are here!! 

For a third season, we’ve designed our Fall Exclusives this season to work with YOUR schedule.

We want to give our clients the best possible option to suit your needs. With our 2019 Fall Exclusive Sessions, there is no need to worry about not being able to make to a pre-assigned dates. We will work with YOUR schedule to book a place and time that works for you. However the catch is, you must act fast – we are are already half-booked up! Click Here to book your session!

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*Sessions may be purchased between now and midnight October 1st (or until we sell out) and must be booked between now and October 30th 2019.

Choose from one of 6 great local locations or upgrade to choose your own location:

  • Derby Reach Park (Langley)
  • Stewart Farmhouse (Crescent Road)
  • Elgin Heritage Park (South Surrey)
  • Crescent Beach/Blackie Spit (South Surrey/White Rock)
  • Crescent Park (South Surrey/White Rock)
  • Campbell Valley (Langley)

**or choose your own location for an additional $30.

Many of our families return for photo sessions year after year. However, we are always open to meeting new clients and welcoming new families. These exclusive sessions can be used for kids, teens, families and maternity.

~ Small Family Package ~
$295 including tax!

  • 45 minute session
  • Up to 5 people (4+ months only)
  • 15 high res images via digital download

~ Large Family Group ~
$560 including tax!

  • For up to 10 people (4+ month old only)
  • Up to an hour and half of session time!
  • 15 high res images via digital download

We are booking sessions now, and would love to fit you in. The first weeks of September are busy for families, however, the weather is turning and it’s time to get those photo sessions in! To book, go to our link here.

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Vancouver Dance Photographer | Teen Dancer Headshots

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Many of our clients we meet through all of the dance school photography that we do in BC. Over the past several years Adrienne has been doing many of the dance school photo days all over the Lower Mainland. In addition to dance school photos, we also do Dance Creative Photos and Headshot sessions for teens and young adults. We can do all types of photo sessions including stylized head shots either in-studio, on-location or a combination of both.

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Similar to Senior portraits that have become very popular south of the border, we can do a variety of different shots for your teen or young adult that also include their passion or representing a hobby that they love in addition to portfolio photos. We have a Kids, Teens and Grad Packages which offers the opportunity for unique creative and fun session for your teen. Dance photography is a specialty of Gemini Visuals, but if you have an idea for a photoshoot that you would like to try, contact us.

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Sometimes there are limits on the criteria required for modelling portfolio images. But if you desire, we can always extend the session to include some action shots or creative headshots for more images to choose from. One thing that many clients say is that they wish they would have brought more outfits or changed their looks throughout the shoot in order to have more selections! Once you have made the commitment to a photo shoot, it makes sense to make the most of your time behind the camera – contact us and we can advise you on how to make the most of your photo session.

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If you choose to do a more informal session with lifestyle type of portraits that also include headshots, contact us and we can recommend a package that will work for you. Capture your teen in an outdoor setting for their dancer headshots or model or actor portfolio. Contact us for more details.

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Vancouver Dance Photographer | Dance Creatives Season

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Over the past several years, our studio has been offering Dance Creative Sessions as part of our shoots and packages. We have found that many dancers are interested in getting more moody or stylized photos which are separate from the group or costume photos done at their dance studios. A creative dance session can be done with either fabric as a prop or using flour to highlight the movement. We can do all types of photo sessions including stylized dance photos either in-studio, on-location or a combination of both.

Our dance sessions have been so popular that we have created a separate dance Instagram account! Follow us @geminivisualsdancephotography, for all things dance.

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These sessions are not just for high level competitive dancers! Thet are open to dancers of any age and skill level and are a fun way for dancers to express themselves. The photos are professional and also make amazing keepsakes. We have a variety of print options and can create beautiful canvases and other print products.

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Many of our clients we meet through all of the dance school photography that we do in BC. Over the past several years Adrienne has been doing many of the dance school photo days all over the Lower Mainland. 

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With each session, Adrienne spends time capturing each dancer and their unique dance skills. Some dancers excel at leaps and jumps and others are trained in acrobatics or gymnastics. Every dancer brings their own set of skills, experiences and technique to their dance photography session.

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For the past several dance seasons, we have done creatively stylized dance photos for the Essence of Dance Senior Dancers. This year we had 19 dancers participate and chose an outdoor location at local equestrian centre, Willow Acres. We can work with your dance studio to create a specific creative session for your competitive or senior dance group also.

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For Encore Dance Academy, we provide a small creative shoot done at the start of photo day for their Epic pro program dancers. We provide fabrics to play with if they choose and they choose their favourite dance wear or costume.

Contact us to learn more and book your own creative dance session. With flour or fabric, outdoors or indoors, we are open to creating beautiful for your senior dancers or competitive dance team. 

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