Fun with Flour: Flour Creatives return this January!

Have you heard the news? Our fun and popular Flour Creative sessions for dancers, gymnasts and cheerleadera are coming back this January! Dancers, trust us when we say that you’ll want to secure your spot FAST –  Sessions will only be held for two days: January 22nd, and January 29th. 

Whether you are an intermediate dancer looking to develop your professional dance portfolio, or just wish to capture some beautiful, artistic keepsakes of your advanced skills, these sessions are the perfect opportunity. As with all of our creative dance promotions, you will get to enjoy the aspect of experimenting with various poses in this fun and fast-paced session.  

Before we capture your images, you can demonstrate any jumps or poses that you may have, and together, we’ll discuss where the creative element of flour will go, and what final shapes may look best. I am here to capture the pinnacle of every move! Using the best lenses, lights, exposure, focus, and composition, I will help you feel relaxed through every pose and skill. 

Working with dancers has always been very special to me, and I just absolutely adore these fun and creative flour sessions. I’ve had a passion for dance since I was a child, and this has turned into my passion of capturing the art of dance through these talented dancers. Like any photograph, a dance image isolates a split-second frozen in time, but its specific intention is to convey the idea of movement. I have been lucky enough to work with dancers for over 15 years in my 25+ years in the photography industry, and I have loved every bit of it! 

One of my favourite parts of our flour creative sessions is the fact that we will never truly know how the images will turn out. Each photo that we capture will be unique, and remains a mystery until we review it together! Below are some of my favourite photos captured from previous sessions. Simply stunning!

Session Details are as Follows: 

ON SALE NOW: $150 sitting fee (incl taxes) includes:

  • 25 minutes of one-on-one session time in our studio space
  • 1 high res retouched digital file that you selected from your online private gallery 
  • Option to upgrade to high res digital files, prints and print products if desired. (You can find more info on our prints, products, & files on our website at www.geminivisuals.com)

These sessions will be on sale until they are sold out! We are already booking up fast!! They are the perfect gift for the holidays, as we are offering gift certificates as well!

Taking high-speed photos of dancers performing in these little floating clouds of flour or cornstarch is truly a messy business, but luckily… our studio space is the perfect venue complete with adequate space and ventilation. Sessions will be located at our South Surrey Studio  (15515 24 Ave #15, Surrey, BC V4A 2J4). Please note: the sitting fee listed above is for 1 dancer at a time.

To sign up, fill out the online form HERE!

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Don’t miss out – Our Holiday Sessions are a must this season!

Nearly 3 years after the start of the pandemic, the holiday season still feels a little bit different – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still mark the occasion with a fun Christmas photo session. If we’ve learned anything through COVID-19, we’ve found that it is so incredibly important to remain positive and find new, creative ways to have some fun. 

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Christmas, the New Year, and the entire holiday season is one that we should always cherish. Here at Gemini Visuals creative studio, we love this season as a time that we can all reflect, find closeness, and make the most of the colder weather with loved ones. That’s why we’re offering our annual holiday experience, and one that is sure to bring some extra joy to your family – our Holiday sessions!

That’s right – our annual Holiday sessions are back and better than ever before! We’ll be making the most of these popular, bite-sized sessions that will be sure to sell out fast. This year, we’re offering in-studio sessions on November 5th, November 6th, and  November 11th. Our team is excited to make you feel comfortable, snapping family portraits and fun candid moments while you and your nearest and dearest enjoy all of the festive feels! 

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Not sure what to expect? Take a scroll through this blog post or our digital portfolio for inspiration from previous years. Think: stylish, cozy, bright, happy vibes that will fill you with holiday cheer for many years to come! What’s more? This year, we’ll have 3-4 creative holiday backdrop options for your choosing! This includes 2 versatile classic holiday themed setups, 1 subtly themed, and another neutral to ensure you have photos to keep up year round! Check out the new 2022 backdrops below!

Our Holiday sessions are great for kids & teens, babies, pets, and of course.. families! Remember when you were a child and you got to go to your local mall to take photos in Santa’s workshop? That moment in time was your cue to get excited for the holiday season. Our holiday backdrops and set-ups are essentially the grown-up, stylish version of this beloved memory. Beyond the magic of every prop, our team enjoys being a fun group of storytellers, ready to set the scene and make this an unforgettable experience for your group! Everyone – young and old – is bound to enjoy the occasion. 

For all of our holiday packages, sessions will be 20 minutes long and you will receive 10 high-res images of your choice via digital download. PLUS… you’ll also get a free branded digital holiday card from your session delivered via email for you to send to friends and family just in time for the holidays! We can also send it to you in 5×7 printable resolution! To view all of our package options, please CLICK HERE. 

If you are looking for a longer, more private session, or to obtain photographs in an outdoor setting beyond our studio, we will also be offering Private Holiday Sessions which can be booked between now and December 1st. Please reach out to a member of our team to learn more about these sessions if you are interested.

More than anything, we hope that you find happiness this holiday season and discover all of the many ways to connect and foster closeness with loved ones. You deserve to let yourself celebrate the changing seasons, and the people that you hold so very dear to your heart. Honouring your special bonds and memories, our team is excited to capture the warm and fuzzy feelings that shine through when you enter our studio. After attending your holiday session, you’ll come away with beautiful photographs (memories!) that can be proudly shared as gifts, displayed in your home, shared on social media, or simply kept in your heart forever. 

Regardless of whether or not you book a session – May this holiday season ahead bring you peace, joy, health, happiness, and love. May you enjoy new traditions, be grateful for shared moments together, and enjoy creating amazing memories with your family, friends, and neighbours. We look forward to sharing in your delight soon!

Happy Holidays,

XOXO


Gemini Visuals

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Silver Ridge Estate Maternity Session

Our team recently had the pleasure of capturing a gorgeous mama-to-be at the ever-so-stunning Silver Ridge Estate. Perched on a hill not too far from Fort Langley, and offering sweeping views of both the Fraser River and North Shore Mountain Range, this Edwardian Manor and National Historic Site was a dream to capture! 

When we arrived on-site, we found ourselves nestled in a pristine park-like setting with natural surrounding tranquility and trails that never end! If you’ve ever been to Pagoda Ridge golf course, you’ll remember the area well – privacy abounds as you immerse yourself in formal manicured grounds and unspoilt countryside that offers ample room for social distancing. A gorgeous variety of flowers, trees, and even a meditation garden pond offer multiple outdoor sites to use as a backdrop for photos. 

Silver Ridge Estate is known for providing grounds with a wealth of scenery and special areas for photoshoots and filming. According to their team, it has been used as the set for many television network productions… and we can see why! Everything photographers like us need  is in one place, from grand architecture, to beautiful outdoor scenery, sweeping views, and even an essence of historic charm! 

The manor was perfect for this maternity shoot because it offered spacious interior spaces that were designed to capture the eye. They were also able to offer us exclusive use of these spaces, as well as a lot more flexibility and privacy than certain other venues, which made the day a bit easier and joyful for everyone – including our stunning mama-to-be! 

For this maternity shoot, we were pleased to have help from Little Local Wreaths, who provided some decor and dried flowers to further amplify our indoor scenes. Our gorgeous mama-to-be utilized some gowns from our custom maternity closet, including a red dress and pink dress by designer Mi Estillo, a powder blue gown and black ruffled gown by designer Katherine H, and a black body suit and skirt number by Amy Corneau Couture

Maternity sessions like these are generally best done about a full month prior to your due date, when your belly is showing nicely but you aren’t too uncomfortable. They can be done in our studio, or at a location like this one – wherever you are most comfortable for us to capture this beautiful time in your life!

For more information on our maternity sessions, check out our website. You can also view our full gallery of maternity photography to see many other examples of our work. Remember… By having maternity photos taken, you will be able to give your child a glimpse into a world that they will never be able to see first-hand – a world in which their parents were oh-so-excited to meet them! These photos are truly something that you and your whole family will cherish forever. We can’t wait to create magic with you!

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Our Fall Exclusives promotion is back!

Over here at the studio, we’re getting SO excited for the upcoming Fall season! As with any new season, Fall is a wonderful opportunity for us to re-imagine our creative shoots, try new and exciting backdrops, props and settings, and enjoy a myriad of seasonal activities (think: leaf-jumping, making homemade apple cider, or indulging in pumpkin pie – yum!). 

We imagine that this is a great time of change for you and your families, too. The hustle and bustle of summer vacations comes to an end, kids go back to school, and the way you are able to create memories together begins to shift with the season. Wherever your family finds itself in Fall, there’s no doubt that you will still want to capture these memories – and we’ve got the perfect Fall promotion for you!! 

Fall is truly one of the best seasons to take family photos. And as we welcome this new season, we don’t want you to miss out on one of our most memorable photo session packages: Fall Outdoor Exclusives!  

These private, outdoor exclusives are great for simple maternity sessions, kids & teens, engagement photos, and of course… family photos!! 

This package is only $350 (taxes included) and includes a 45-minute session for up to SIX PEOPLE (ages 2+ months only). You’ll receive 10 high-res, re-touched digital files via digital download (printable, any size). The best part? You can choose your own location from one of our 7 beautiful location options below! 

We’ve done the work of scouting the very best locations for these Fall sessions, and are pleased to offer you the following options: Crescent Park (South Surrey/White Rock, Stewart Farm House (Crescent Road), Elgin Heritage Park (South Surrey), Derby Reach Regional Park (Langley), Campbell Valley (South Langley), Deas Island Park (Delta), or Hazelmere House Farm (South Surrey)!  

These special sessions are on sale until September 30th, 2022, or until sold out. Once purchased, the sessions must be booked and completed no later than November 1, 2022. CLICK HERE for more information or to book!! 

PS. If you are a mama-to-be and are booking this session for your maternity photos, we’ll let you use 1 gown from our extensive maternity gown closet! Check it out HERE! 

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Sunflower Fields Forever

Ever dreamed of doing a golden hour photo session in a field full of sunflowers!? Well, we are thrilled to offer outdoor sessions at the Sunflower Festival for the rest of the summer! The Sunflower Festival makes for the most stunning backdrop for all family sessions, couples, maternity, kids, dance and those last minute grad sessions! Enjoy the sunshine, relax, daydream and lose yourself in a beautiful field of flowers, while we capture it all!

Richmond Sunflower Festival is a beautiful field, only about a half hour away from South Surrey! It is located at Richmond Country farms and has been a family-owned and operated business for over 40 years! We love this location because it tends to be a little less crowded and doesn’t take long to get to from South Surrey! It features a 20 acre farm with over 90 varieties of sunflowers, dahlias and other flowers – Beautiful! 

Frolicking around in a field of sunflowers is the perfect way to capture the last few moments of summer! It’s not too late to book that last minute outdoor session with your kids, fam, or partner! 

We had a beautiful client choose to do her maternity photos here and it couldn’t have turned out any better! She made use of several of our maternity gowns from our custom gown closet. She is rocking gowns by the lovely Canadian Designer, Amy Corneau Couture.

Did you know that we started building our custom maternity gown closet several years ago? We have slowly added to the collection, bringing on different designers ranging from local designers to international brands. Most of these dresses are specifically made for maternity photography. It gives our clients the option to have a more glamorous look, to ensure they feel their most comfortable and beautiful. We want the experience to be as effortless as possible for our clients. You can check out our full custom maternity gown closet here. 

These two little sisters had a blast running around for their kids session with each other. We are proud to offer all different types of sessions for kids and for families! We love utilizing an outdoor location for family/kids photo shoots because it creates a very relaxed and natural environment for children to feel comfortable in. A lot of our favorite shots are those that capture that natural smile, laugh or movement! 

With just a few short weeks left to take advantage of this incredible location, we would love to fit in a few more sessions with our clients! Walk through the fields, soak up the summer sun, and of course get the perfect summer sunflower photos!

We are always here to help make your photoshoot as special and comfortable as possible, so that we can produce the most beautiful photos for you! If you have any concerns or questions on what type of session you’d like to use this location for, please always feel free to email us at any time!

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Summer Dance Specials | On Sale Now!

We are so excited to welcome back our summer dance specials this year! Finally, some sunny weather has hit Vancouver, and we are ready to take full advantage! There truly is nothing better than that golden hour sunset at the beach. This month, until July 31st, our Group Sunset Beach Creatives and Summer Private Sessions will be on sale! 

Working with dancers has always been very special to me, so we just adore these fun sessions. I’ve had a passion for dance since I was a child, and this has turned into my passion of capturing the art of dance through these talented dancers. Like any photograph, a dance image isolates a split-second frozen in time, but its specific intention is to convey the idea of movement. I have been lucky enough to work with dancers for over 15 years in my 25+ years in the photography industry, and I have loved every bit of it! 

Continue reading below to view our Summer Dance Specials – On Sale Now!!

Group Sunset Beach Creatives

These stunning sunset sessions will take place at Crescent Beach (located in South Surrey) all August long! We will set a few weekday evenings in the month – dates will be finalized closer to August – for you to book your session. Your time will be split between the participating dancers of this creative session. Your photoshoot could be a solo, a duo or even a trio! 

This season’s Group Sunset Beach Creatives will include:

  • Minimum two hours of session time
  • Usage of our studio fabrics and skirts
  • 10 high res retouched digital file (with option to upgrade to additional files or print products if desired)
  • $200.00 per subject (taxes included) 

Summer Privates

These private one-on-one sessions are bookable through October 1, 2022! When you book your session, you can choose a location of your choice or let us suggest a few of our favourite outdoor areas. You can even use our studio for a classic in-studio set up, using our props, coloured backdrops, and lightweight fabrics!

I love how there are always infinite possibilities for me to capture unique images as the fabric falls, creating a new form each time. Similarly, I’ve learned that dancers themselves never really perform the same step in a 100% identical way. This gives way for a great variety of shots! 

Sometimes, we get lucky enough that the two elements – the fabric and dancer – magically echo the shape of each other, and appear to have a unanimous direction, resulting in a captured image that is quite profound. 

This year’s Summer Privates will include:

  • Your choice of on-location or in-studio (at our spacious South Surrey studio)
  • Up to 1 hour private session time
  • Usage of our studio fabrics and skirts or usage of our black or white wing props (availability of props are dependent on location)
  • 10 high res retouched digital files (with option to upgrade to additional files or print products if desired)
  • $350 (taxes included) 

With my years of experience working in this industry, I have built a wealth of knowledge for understanding the challenges and circumstances specific to shooting dance photography. There are many aspects to consider in creating the perfect shot, oftentimes, involving motion and moving subjects. Capturing a dancer mid-air, while performing their most-loved poses, is one of my favourite things to be a part of. 


If you are a dancer, we would love to work with you and capture your amazing talent on our lens! Book your session now or please contact us by emailing us at info@geminivisuals.com if you have any questions or inquiries. We look forward to meeting you and capturing the art and soul of your dance!

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Spring Maternity and Newborn Photography Session

Come along with us as we take you through beautiful Mama Mika’s maternity session, and her adorable baby newborn session a few weeks later! It was such an honour for us to meet Mika’s little one after photographing her mama’s gorgeous belly earlier this year.

We started building our custom maternity gown closet several years ago, and have slowly added to the collection, bringing on different designers ranging from local designers to international brands. In the maternity session that Mika chose, we were able to include a few outfit changes and offered her our exclusive gown collection, including designers Katharina Hakaj Couture, Annahandbridal, Amy Corneau Couture. On top of that, Mika also brought a couple of her very own hand-made creations!

This gorgeous pink dress is Mika’s very own creation! She made these matching pink ‘mommy and me’ dresses for herself and her daughter. We love watching clients incorporate their own personal touches in their portrait sessions.

This beautiful black sheer ruffle dress is by designer Katharina Hakaj Couture, a brand known for their unique handcrafted gowns for Maternity, Mommy & Me, and other milestone occasions.

This lovely ruffled creamy peach dress is by Annahandbridal who has a stunning collection featured on Etsy. We love choosing different designers who come from all over the globe, to ensure that we are capturing a multitude of style options for all of our expecting mothers.

If you’re looking for something unique, don’t worry! We are always adding new styles to our collection, including bodysuits, fitted dresses, and infinity-style dresses that range in a variety of colours, lengths, and sizes. Our main goal is to ensure that we have a full range of outfit options, so that there is something beautiful for every mama and mama-to-be! We want the experience to be as effortless as possible for our clients.

For more looks and inspiration for your upcoming shoot, you can check out our custom maternity gown closet here. We currently have over fifty – yes fifty! – different maternity gowns, tutus, and outfits in a variety of colours, fabrics, and sizes for our client’s to use in their maternity or newborn sessions.

A few weeks after Mika’s maternity session, she booked her newborn session and included the whole family! How special! For added convenience, all of our newborn sessions include feeding time, changing, and rocking your baby to sleep. They also include at least one setup and use of studio props.

Mika was even able to choose another gown for this session. As Mika wanted to include her other children, husband, and even her doggies, she chose one of our ‘Baby’s First Year’ packages, which included all of this! These inclusive sessions allow you to bring multiple subjects, incorporating siblings, grandparents, first time parents and other family members, and of course your furry friends!

It is always such a joy to see our lovely clients come back for different sessions and to watch their little families grow! To set up your own Maternity Session, Newborn Session, or Baby’s First Year Package, or if you have any questions, please contact us by sending an email to info@geminivisuals.com. We’d love to hear from you!!

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Cake Smash Photography Session

What better way to celebrate your baby’s first birthday while also capturing this important milestone than with a fun cake smash session!? This funky photography trend just keeps getting more and more popular each year! We wanted to take you through beautiful baby Aubree’s recent cake smash session – As you can see, she had a TON of fun!

In this session, Aubree’s mama allowed us the creativity to design her set, so we chose a neutral, bohemian theme and added just a splash of pink! With our custom created sets and specially crafted cakes by Leah’s Cake Creations, everything naturally came together beautifully. To help us create some boho flare, Little Local Wreaths created these stunning dried flower and pampas grass bouquets, which really tied the look together. We were so excited to work with Little Local Wreaths again after our amazing collaboration during our boho mini sessions last summer! If you have specific ideas about how you’d like your backdrop and set to look, please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask us! We love incorporating special props or ideas to help you achieve your perfect vision. Check out some of our previous work here for some inspiration! 

If your little one’s first birthday is coming up, this is an amazing way to capture a very special milestone. All of our packages come with high res digital files that are chosen using our online client gallery. They also all include our custom souvenir 12×12 plaque mount collage. Most of our packages always start with some pre-smash portraits, so we can capture a few milestone moments before things get messy! This gives the opportunity for your baby to have a quick outfit change. If you’re a little unsure about your baby getting a bit messy, don’t worry! We also offer a milestone birthday session which still includes a birthday set up and custom background, just without the cake!

We offer three different Cake Smash Sessions and packages to choose from:

The Celebration – $700 

This includes a set up with the family and the baby’s siblings, as well as a pre-smash set up AND the cake smash set up. There are 3 outfit changes allowed for babe and 1 outfit for other subjects.

The Party – $600 

This session includes the pre-smash set-up, plus the cake smash set up. There are 2-3 outfits allowed, including the smash set-up. 

The Cake – $499

This session is perfect for those who only want pictures of the smashing of the cake. It includes a basic set just for baby, and does not include any themes. 

All of our sessions can be done in-studio, or on location. All packages also include the option of an exciting add-on: bathtub splash sessions! These are a fantastic way to clean up and end the shoot. You’ll also have a happy, clean baby to bring home! For more details on any of these packages, you can head to our website here for extra information. 

One of the coolest things about my job is watching my clients’ families grow. From a client’s maternity photoshoot, to their newborn baby portraits, followed by 6 month and 1 year baby cake smash and milestones, I have the pleasure of capturing it all.These are some of life’s most precious and intimate moments, and I am so thankful that I am invited to be a little part of so many wonderful women’s lives. 

If you are an expectant mother and know that you want to capture it all, we offer Baby’s First year packages, so that you don’t have to worry about missing a thing! 

If you have any questions about how to make your cake smash or splash session extra special, send us an email at info@geminivisuals.com. You can also check out some of our previous sessions and set ups here!

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Newborn Photography

Here at Gemini Visuals studio, we’ve seen a LOT of little ones over the past few months, and we are not complaining! One of the best parts about being able to shoot a mama-to-be during her pregnancy is eventually meeting their new little babe a few months later when we capture their first few days in this world. 

We love to play with new backdrops, props and sets for our newborn photoshoots. Our job is to create a beautiful, calm setting that your newborn can comfortably fit into. All of our sessions include feeding time, changing, and rocking your baby to sleep. They also include at least one setup and use of studio props. For mamas that have other children, we also have packages that include sessions with multiple subjects, incorporating siblings, grandparents, first time parents and other family members. 

We are not strangers to unique requests, either! So, if you have any fun, special ideas that you would like to build into your sessions, we would love to work with you to make that happen! Some of our parents like to be able to add personal items and props of their own, which adds that specialized touch to the finished products. 

We recommend that mama’s-to-be book their sessions with us as soon as possible.   We strongly encourage pre-booking well before your due date, to ensure there is a spot for you in our schedule! We then plan out your session date after your bundle of joy arrives!! We may not have spots last minute, after baby’s arrival if you haven’t pre booked. We also recommend sessions be done in the first 5-14 days for best results. Heads up: We are currently already booking into July and August!

We are here to help you capture all of your baby’s firsts! That’s why we created our baby’s first year packages! These can include maternity photos, newborn, cake smashes, and 6 month sessions, depending on which package you choose. All of our maternity gowns are also available for our newborn client mamas during their sessions. We have an extensive gown collection and much like our props, we are always adding to this collection!

We just recently photographed this adorable newborn and her mother, and we just had to share it with you! We went with a gorgeous spring themed colored backdrop and we just LOVE how they turned out! 

We photograph all of our newborn sessions in-studio, so that you can take full advantage of our beautifully customized sets. A professional studio like mine can make all the difference, not only for the pictures but for your baby. Photographers like myself who specialize in newborn photography go the extra mile to making sure that our studios are safe for you and your infant. Especially during these unprecedented times! Rest assured, when you bring your beautiful newborn to my studio, safety and comfort is a top priority. 


It is always such a pleasure of mine to see repeat clients and watch their little families grow! I absolutely love seeing how families grow and change over time. To set up your very own Maternity Session, Newborn Session, or Baby’s First Year Package, please contact us on our website or send an email to info@geminivisuals.com.

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Surrey Dance Photographer | Welcome Back Dance Schools!

We are thrilled to finally welcome back dance school photo days again this year! After a long two + years of Covid interruptions, rules and regulations, we are at last, able to host photo days for our dance schools again. I admire so many of our local dance schools for their survival through the pandemic, consisting of many roadblocks and shutdowns. While we haven’t been able to do our usual photo sessions with dance schools, many schools have worked with us in creative ways to capture these dancers’ special moments and amazing talent. We are sad that we haven’t been able to say goodbye to many of the recent grads over the past two years, but we wish them nothing but the best as they embark on their new future!

My passion for dance as a child has turned into my passion to capture the art of dance through these talented dancers. In my 25+ years of experience in the photography industry, I have been working with talented dancers for over 15 years, and have had the pleasure of watching and capturing many young dancers grow and improve their skills year after year. I am so grateful for the long-lasting relationships I have built with these local dancers and dance schools. Oftentimes, these relationships have transformed into even welcoming some as new gemini staff members! 

With my years of experience working in this industry, I have built a wealth of knowledge for understanding the challenges and circumstances specific to shooting dance photography. There are many aspects to consider in creating the perfect shot, oftentimes, involving motion and moving subjects. Capturing a dancer mid-air, while performing their best-loved poses, is one of my favourite things to be a part of. 

We create the environment for you by transforming your location into a personalized photography studio! We wanted to ensure that these photo shoot days are completely stress free for our clients. We bring all of our own necessary professional equipment, lighting, backdrops and even our own team! Ensuring our photoshoots are executed in a timely manner and are well organized, is something we take great pride in. We are able to cater to any sized group of dancers, from small to large schools. You can check out some of our previous work here.  

You can expect that all of our final images from your shoot are retouched and professionally printed on photo paper – something that many other dance school photographers do not offer. We keep a close eye on the little details, to ensure that no costume is out of place, no toe goes unpointed and no hair tie is left on a wrist! 

This year, we are super excited to welcome several new dance schools on top of our annual recurring schools, who we look forward to seeing every year. 

As we navigate through this ever-changing Covid world, we must always be willing to adapt and pivot at a moment’s notice. This doesn’t mean that we need to give up on the things that we love! For one of my biggest group of clients – dancers – their world has changed a lot over the past couple of years. I am so happy to see them all starting to get back to their normal routines with their recitals, competitions, and performances. 

If you are a dancer or dance school looking for photography sessions, we would love to work with you to make sure you are still able to capture these special moments in your life. Please contact us by emailing us at info@geminivisuals.com if you have any questions or inquiries. We look forward to meeting you! 

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Maternity Photography featuring Amy Corneau Couture Gowns

Among all of our many packages, maternity shoots have become one of our most popular sessions. To make these shoots more magical, we started curating our custom maternity gown closet several years ago. We’ve slowly added to this collection over time, bringing on different designers ranging from local designers to international brands. 

One thing that COVID-19 taught us is that shopping local and supporting Canadian small businesses is more important than ever! Sure, international designers have a stellar sense of style, but there are plenty of excellent reasons to support Canadian designers, and where possible, designers in our local community during this difficult time. Additionally, shopping local helped us support our Canadian neighbours + friends, and alleviated the influx in shipping costs that were an unavoidable result of the pandemic. 

When we were on the hunt for the perfect new Canadian-designed maternity dresses to add to our collection, we reached out to some fellow photographers and found the beautiful Amy Corneau Couture. It didn’t take long before we absolutely fell in love with her designs! From her choice of silhouettes, colours, and fabrics – everything is beautiful! 

Amy Corneau Couture is a London, Ontario based business specializing in creating gowns for adults, and toddlers to use as photography props. Her gowns are specifically made for maternity photography, which helps take the pressure of selecting an outfit off our clients because they are bound to look and feel their best in these gowns! 

Reflecting back through our gallery of shots, we admire the fact that Amy Corneau’s designs are so unique, and are so thrilled that we made the decision to add her designs to our collection. Some of her designs include gowns with sleeves or dresses that are less fitted, which is nice for some mamas who feel less comfortable in tight materials. Our newest addition is a fitted black turtleneck style dress and black bodysuit with sleeves and a tossing train. Simply elegant and gorgeous!

If you’re looking for something specific, just know that we’ve added a variety of other gowns (not all pictured here) to our collection, including bodysuits, fitted dresses, and infinity-style dresses that range in colors, styles, and sizes. Our main goal is to ensure that we have a complete range that encompasses multiple styles so that there is something beautiful for every mama-to-be! We want the experience to be as effortless as possible for our clients.

For more looks and inspiration for your upcoming shoot, you can check out our full custom maternity gown closet here. 

We have multiple package options to choose from that can fit within your budget and vision. Each of these packages include the use of our beautiful maternity gowns. 

If you have any questions about how to make your maternity photo shoot the most special it can be, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at info@geminivisuals.com. We would love to chat! 

Wishing you a happy and healthy Spring ahead. We’ll see you soon, mamas! 

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South Surrey Photographer | Spring Exclusives

Spring is just around the corner (finally!!). This means we can start shooting outdoors again – Yippee!! Also, by popular demand, we have brought back our annual Spring Exclusive Sessions! This package is perfect for family photo shoots, engagement sessions, maternity, kids, teens and more! 

The Package

This $350 (taxes included) package includes the following:

  • 45 minute session for up tp 6 people (2+ months only)
  • 10 high res (printable any size) digital files via digital download
  • Your choice of location from our curated list of local spots:
    • Blackie Spit/Crescent Beach (South Surrey)
    • Stewart Farmhouse (13723 Crescent Road)
    • Elgin Park (South Surrey)
    • Campbell Valley Park (Langley)
    • Gary Point (Richmond)
    • Minoru Park (Richmond)
    • Hazlemere House Farm (private property)
    • Chase the Blossoms (Any known Blossom Tree location)

These popular sessions usually sell out every year, so book your session now before it’s too late! Packages are available to purchase now until midnight on March 31st, 2022 (or until we sell out!). You can schedule your session any time between now and June 1st! 

We love these outdoor Spring Sessions because it brings a more relaxed and natural feel to your images when we can choose an off site location versus an in-studio set. If you prefer the look of naturally captured photos of your family, these sessions would be perfect for you! 

Some of our clients use these sessions as an opportunity to have quickly updated photos of their kids each year. With under an hour commitment, this is the perfect way to ensure you can have yearly memories of your loved ones to keep forever. 

If you are interested in a Spring Exclusive Session for your maternity shoot, you are in luck! This year, we are also including the use of one maternity gown for your session. You can select the gown of your choice using our maternity gown gallery here. 

Every time you book a session with us, we always ask if there is any additional information you would like us to know that may make your session go smoother. This could be anything from special personality traits or quirks, family dynamics, or communication and/or physical limitations.  This helps us choose potential props/setups and gives us a better understanding of how your session will go. 

We are always here to help make your shoot as special and comfortable as possible so that we can produce the most beautiful photos for you! If you have any concerns or worries, please always feel free to email us ahead of your session!

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Surrey Photographer | Cake Smash Photography

Who’s ready to smash some cake!? Cake Smash sessions have become some of our most popular shoots lately. It’s a photography trend that has taken off over the past few years, and we’re here for it! There is nothing more fun than capturing a baby experiencing the sweetness of a birthday cake for the very first time. 

With our custom created sets and specially crafted cakes by Leah’s Cake Creations, you will absolutely love these little keepsakes forever. Let your babe frolic around with frosting, and mess up some sponge cake, while we capture all of the cuteness. 

If your little one’s first birthday is coming up, this is an incredible way to capture a very special milestone. All of our packages come with high res digital files that are chosen using our online client gallery. They also all include our custom souvenir 12×12 plaque mount collage. Most of our packages always start with some pre-smash portraits, so we can capture a few milestone moments before things get messy! This gives the opportunity for your baby to have a quick outfit change. 

If you’re a little apprehensive about your baby getting messy, we also offer a milestone birthday session, that still includes a birthday set up and custom background, just without the cake!

I’ve been doing photography for 20+ years, and during that time, I’ve never met anyone who regrets capturing the exciting, transitional, and special stages of their child’s life. Year after year, I have the pleasure of photographing expectant moms, and eventually their precious babies with these cake smash sessions and others. I truly believe that investing in professional photos is one of the best ways for a family to celebrate these incredibly special moments. 

Do you want to join in on the fun with your baby!? We always say, ‘the more the merrier!’ One of our packages includes a whole family and sibling set up, so we can capture everybody together. These sessions are booked for a period of 2 hours, but often only take between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. 

After the fun of the cake smash, we will offer you another exciting add-on: bathtub splash sessions! These are a fantastic way to clean up and end the shoot. Your little one will be happily splashing around and I will get to capture those special moments. You’ll also have a clean baby to bring home!  

Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere… and plenty to splash and play in! Most babies that I’ve photographed absolutely love making a good splash. Whether that means playing in our mini bath tub, playing with water toys, or swimming, water is water to a playful child, and most kids love playing in it in one form or another.

You can add this little bubble bath onto any cake smash session. My favorite part of these shoots is when babies realize they can splash as much as they want – it’s splashtastic! 

If you have any questions about how to make your cake smash or splash session extra special, send us an email at info@geminivisuals.com. You can also check out some of our previous sessions and set ups here!

We look forward to seeing you and your little one soon! 

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Maternity Photography Featuring Sew Trendy Fashion & Accessories

Maternity photoshoots are a very special occasion for us to be a part of. In these sessions, Mamas to be are usually 1-2 months away from their due date. The goal of these are to capture mamas feeling their most beautiful and confident. At 7-8 months pregnant, finding clothes can already be a challenge, so we wanted to take that burden away from our clients during their shoot with us. 

We started building our custom maternity gown closet several years ago, and have slowly added to the collection, bringing on different designers ranging from local designers to international brands. Most of these dresses are specifically made for maternity photography. It gives our clients the option to have a more glamorous look, to ensure that they feel comfortable and beautiful. We want the experience to be as effortless as possible for our clients.  

Sew Trendy was the very first company we used to start our maternity gown collection. This designer is a family owned business that began in 2012 and have now become a leader in the industry. Some of their gowns are a little more versatile and can also be used for dance sessions as well. The materials range from lighter sheer fabrics to thicker, fuller gowns that are perfect for winter shoots. One of our absolute favourite gowns is the Celine Gown. It is a gorgeous mermaid style dress with a tulle skirt with an adjustable sweetheart neckline. It is one of our most popular and is made to fit all body types. You can even sneak leggings and boots under the dress in the winter, and no one would even know!

You can check out our full custom maternity gown closet here. 

We have multiple package options to choose from that can fit within your budget and vision. Each of these packages include the use of our beautiful maternity gowns. 

If you have any questions about how to make your maternity photo shoot the most special it can be, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@geminivisuals.com. We would love to chat!

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A Boho Inspired Photo Shoot

A couple of months ago, in September, we created our very own Boho inspired Mini Sessions using the ever-so-cute vintage white camper by Once Upon a Caravan! This set the scene for our whole vision and added that touch of magic we were dreaming of! We couldn’t wait to show you this super fun shoot! With the help of photo stylist Bobby Pins Curiosities, we created a dreamy bohemian inspired set located on a private farm underneath a gorgeous willow tree. Cottage By the Sea also provided the vintage antique trunks, which was the perfect finishing touch to this set! 

One of our favourite design elements about the shoot was the custom created floral arrangements by the amazing Little Local Wreaths! All of their wreaths are inspired by nature using dried and preserved flowers. They captured the bohemian dream better than we could have imagined. 

Working with so many vendors was one of the highlights of creating this special shoot. Collaborating with local vendors and all supporting each other is so special. 

These sessions took place over a whole weekend and offered a mini session with up to 6 people. For $275, the package included 10 retouched high resolution images for you to keep, frame, and print for those long lasting memories!

Where classy elegance meets boho flair, this shoot was perfect for families, couples and maternity (your pets are also always welcome!)  We had such a blast working with our clients! We can’t wait for spring and summer weather to arrive again! Who’s ready for round two!?


If you have any questions about our sessions or packages, always feel free to send us an email at info@geminivisuals.com. We’d love to meet you!

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2021 Holiday Mini Sessions are Back!

Jingle bells, Jingle bells … Okay, I won’t start singing Holiday tunes quite yet, but can you believe the Christmas season is only just around the corner!? That’s right! Our beautiful and highly-anticipated Holiday sessions are BACK and the dates are approaching fast! 

This year, we have two types of holiday sessions: In-Studio Holiday Mini Sessions AND our Private Holiday Sessions. We could not be more excited! 

In-Studio Holiday Sessions

On November 13th and 14th, you can book a 20 minute session which will take place at our very own commercial studio, located in South Surrey. Our large studio size ensures we can easily socially distance and safely clean and sanitize effectively between clients. These sessions sell out every year, so book while you still can! 

In our fun and creative mini sessions, you will receive 15 high res images of your choice via digital download. PLUS you’ll receive a free digital holiday e-card like these ones below from your session delivered via email for you to send to friends & family (and the option to upgrade to physical cards if you’d like)! 

These sessions are perfect for families, kids and teens, babies, and as always, your pets are welcome to join in too!

You can choose between the following mini sessions:

  • “The Duo Package”  $235  (taxes INCLUDED)  For 2 people (3+mo)
  • “The Family Package” $275  (taxes INCLUDED) For 3-6 people (3+mo)

We are so excited to finally reveal our new Holiday backdrops! We have custom created 4 amazing backdrops for you to choose from. Check out this sneak peek!

Private Holiday Sessions

If you’re looking for something a little longer, you’re in luck! We’re also offering Private in-studio or Outdoor Holiday sessions. This exclusive session includes up to 45 minutes of shooting time for up to 5 subjects (4 mo+). This package includes 10 high-res digital images of your choice via digital download as well as the free digital holiday e-card. These sessions cost $325 (Including taxes). 

If you choose your private sessions in our studio space, you will be able to pick two of our custom created sets as well as a neutral option. Or, you can choose an outdoor space at a local private location! These can be booked between Oct 1st & December 1st 2021. 

We truly look forward to these holiday sessions every year. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions! We can’t wait to see you!

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Beautiful Inside and Out: Capturing Life’s Precious Stages with Baby

I’ve been doing photography for 20+ years, and during that time, I’ve never met anyone who regrets capturing the exciting, transitional, and special stages of their child’s life. Year after year, I have the pleasure of photographing expectant moms, and eventually their precious babies. I truly believe that investing in professional photos is one of the best ways for a family to celebrate the beauty (both inside and out!) that comes with motherhood and creating a new little life. 

I recently captured a beautiful local family (pictured here), whose friend generously gifted them a Maternity Session. Note for mamas-to-be: I hope you have great friends like this, but if you don’t, I hope you treat yourself! Maternity photos are a tremendous gift to keep for yourself, your spouse, your child, and the children who may come into your family after them. 

This mama-to-be looked truly beautiful in this dark pink maternity gown, provided by Gemini Visuals. Get inspiration and check out our full selection of Maternity Dresses via our Pinterest Board! I can provide you with creative props, maternity dresses, and gorgeous lighting elements that will help you look and feel your best.

By having maternity photos taken, you will be able to give your child a glimpse into the world that they will never be able to see first-hand — a world in which their parents were oh-so-excited to meet them! These photos are truly something that your whole family will cherish forever.

Soon enough, it will be time for your baby’s arrival, and you will be welcoming your new little bundle of joy into the world. Similar to the family that I recently photographed (pictured here), Maternity Sessions often lead to Newborn Sessions that can be shared with family and friends. 

It is so very important to photograph your baby at this time, capturing him or her during their first few weeks of life. In today’s fast-paced world, we may sometimes take for granted how tiny they really are, and how quickly they grow and change with each passing day. Similar to Maternity photos, Newborn portraits will allow you to continue to revisit and cherish these incredible, beautiful moments for many years to come. 

I can’t get over these recent photos. This little girl was seriously SO cute!! Props, wraps, and newborn accessories help capture how teeny, tiny and precious this little babe is. When you visit us in-studio, we can work together to capture your personal vision, or I can help make some suggestions based on previous shoots. Visit our Newborn Gallery to see some of the props that we have used in the past and get some inspiration!

Even if you aren’t exactly sure of your baby’s impending arrival, we can easily book you in for a session with a flexible date. You can choose from a variety of packages such as our Newborn Session or our Baby’s First Year Package. We offer a pre-booking discount when you book your newborn session prior to your baby being born, and return clients will receive $25 off certain packages, too! 

A large professional studio like mine can make all the difference, not only for the pictures but also for your baby. Photographers like myself who specialize in newborn photography go the extra mile to making sure that our studios are safe for you and your infant. My studio is warm, spacious, clean and comforting (which is SO important during these unprecedented times!). Rest assured, when you bring your beautiful newborn to my studio, safety and comfort is a top priority.


As with the family shown here, it is always such a pleasure of mine to see repeat clients. I absolutely love seeing how families grow and change over time. To set up your very own Maternity Session, Newborn Session, or Baby’s First Year Package, please contact us on our website or send an email to info@geminivisuals.com. And don’t forget to ask us about discounts on certain packages for return clients! We look forward to seeing you soon.

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A new world of Dance Photography while Navigating through Covid

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives over the past year and a half. In my world of photography, everything shifted, and it definitely forced me to think outside of the box. To ensure safety and abide by local restrictions, we weren’t able to do things as we always had. And I watched as many of my clients experienced changes in their own lives, too.

For one of my biggest groups of clients — dancers — the world was turned upside down. It was incredibly sad to hear about how their long-awaiting recitals, competitions and performances had to be put on hold. To make matters worse, we weren’t able to offer our usual Dance Minis. These fun, dynamic sessions, which typically incorporated flour or rain to create a super unique look, were highly anticipated by many dancers. And while we are incredibly sad that we haven’t been able to offer them this year, we are keeping our fingers crossed that we’ll be able to resume these creative mini sessions later this Fall. In the meantime, check out our current offerings below!

Monochrome Dance Mini Sessions

We have created a new type of dance mini session so that dancers don’t have to miss out on another year of showcasing talent and capturing special moments. If you are a dancer, you won’t want to miss out!! Our Monochrome Mini Sessions will bring a little colour into your life. Simply choose 1 of 10 colours as your backdrop and pick your favourite outfit to match, and leave the photo magic up to us! These sessions are truly one of a kind. 

What’s more? You can add a simple, artistic, and elegant look to your photos with our brand new, beautiful wings imported from Russia! Available in black or white, the wings are 100% sanitizable and therefore very Covid-safe.  Find out more info about these sessions below! 

Package Info:

Who: We recommend these minis for more competitive/advanced rec dancers 12 and up.
When: August 22nd & 29th, September 19th  

Where: At our spacious South Surrey studio!

Package: $125 + GST / 30 minutes / 2 colours / 1 retouched high res file (with option to add more post-session of course)

Safety plan: We are still practicing social distancing and provide sanitization to all props between photo sessions. 

Outdoor Creative Dance Private’s 

We have also created our Outdoor Creative Dance Private Sessions, which can be fun, professional (yet affordable!) sessions to show off your dance skills or develop your portfolio.  With over 25 years of experience and 10+ years focused on dancers of all ages, I will work with you to create a beautiful session, so that you will end up with a keepsake and memento to cherish forever. 

Package Info:

When: Bookable until Sept 31, on sale until Aug 31!  

Package: $300+GST / 1 hour session / 5 high res retouched digital files / up to 4 outfit changes / studio fabrics and skirts and custom-made black or white wing props available for use / Add an additional dancer for $75

Where: Client may suggest locations but must be approved by Adrienne

As we navigate through this ever-changing Covid world, we must always be willing to adapt and pivot. However, that doesn’t mean that we have to give up on the things that we love! We would love to work with you to make sure you are still able to capture these special moments in your life. 

P.S. Good news! We are also currently booking and accepting new dance schools for our 2022 season photo day season!!  

As always, we are always here to answer any of your questions! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@geminivisuals.com 

Stay safe and enjoy the rest of these warm summer months!

  • Arienne and the Gemini Visuals Team 

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