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White Rock Photographer | Anniversary Contest Winner!

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The past year since we moved into our new studio has gone very quickly and it’s hard too believe that we are celebrating our one year anniversary! Our new studio space has been great so far, and we are still working on making it our own and adding some upgrades here and there over the remainder of the summer.

If you haven’t visited our new studio, we are located in South Surrey at the Village Centre business complex. Unit 15-15515 24 Ave Surrey BC, V4A 2J4

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Time has really flown by! Since the new year, we started off shooting several newborns – including two New Year’s babies –  and then launched right into our first set of dance mini sessions. 

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Maternity sessions are always popular with our new and existing clientele, and so we have added at least 7 new Sew Trendy dresses to our collection in a variety of colours and styles.

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It has also been a full dance school season that started in March, and we are still busy working away on the post production side. We have added a few additional members to the team to work behind the scenes to help make everything flow more efficiently.

To celebrate our One Year Anniversary, we decided to run a contest to award one of our amazing clients or friends of Gemini Visuals the opportunity to celebrate an anniversary of their own with a contest to Win a Free Beach Photo Shoot

We had so many heartfelt and wonderful entries that it took us a bit longer than expected to go through them all and choose a winner. However, we would love to extend a DISCOUNT to all of our entrants that took the time to write their anniversary or celebration stories.

  • $25 off a regular session (no mini sessions).
  • Must be booked by January 1st 2019. Not valid after that.
  • Discount may also be applied to print orders over $100.

Please message our office to book. 

And the winner is……

Christine Gould

Congratulations Christine. Please message our studio at info@geminivisuals.com or 604-312-6330 to book your session. 

We will be launching our Fall Mini Sessions later this month. Stay tuned to book one of our limited spots for your own private sittings booked at one of our location choices.

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Surrey Photographer | One Year Studio Anniversary!

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Happy Anniversary to us! It’s been one year on August 1st that we moved into our new studio! Although just across the parking lot from our old space, it has been nice to have a brand new space that is a little bit larger. This has allowed us to get more wood backdrop options, and more storage for all of our Sew Trendy gowns and photo shoot props and accessories. We also love our new neighbours! 

If you haven’t visited our new studio, we are located in South Surrey at the Village Centre business complex. Unit 15-15515 24 Ave Surrey BC, V4A 2J4

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It has been a busy year at Gemini Visuals! While we have been so busy shooting this year, we plan to refine the studio space to add more wall room for displaying photos which we will be adding to this Fall. This is the first year that we have done creative mini dance sessions which worked well in our new space with it’s high ceilings. 

Having a studio space to shoot year round is wonderful, but in the summer, everyone loves a beach photo shoot! With the amazing weather we have been having we thought we would offer our amazing clients and friends the opportunity to celebrate an anniversary of their own with a contest to Win a Free Beach Photo Shoot

Here is how to ENTER:

  • LIKE us on Facebook @geminivisualsphoto
  • FOLLOW us on Instagram @geminivisuals
  • COMMENT on our CONTEST Facebook OR Instagram post, telling us what are you celebrating. What new beginning or moments are big for you this year? It could be anything – a work anniversary, a friendship anniversary, or perhaps you are just celebrating yourself. PAST CLIENTS please share your fav memory or photo from one of their past shoots with Gemini Visuals with their comment. NEW CLIENTS  share what you want to capture.
  • SHARE the contest post or Tag a Friend

RULES

  • One entry per person. Contest Expires August 1st 2018, 11:59pm. 
  • Photoshoot will take place between August 1 – October 30 2018 at an agreed upon time between Gemini Visuals and the winner. Expiration is October 31st, 2018.
  • Photo shoot will include sitting fee + 5 edited photos.
  • South Surrey location to be determined by Gemini Visuals.
  • Images may be used for ads/social media by Gemini Visuals.
  • Winner to be chosen at the discretion of the photographer. 

*This contest is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Instagram. 

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South Surrey Photographer | Baby Turns One!

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It is always a pleasure to see repeat clients and see how their family has changed and grown. This darling little girl came into our studio for her Baby’s First Year Cake Smash photo session and she was a smiling happy baby. 

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Those eyes and smile! She was a delight to photograph, and since I know her Mom well from working together in past sessions, we connected beforehand to create sets that were exactly what she wanted to photograph and document this milestone.

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Prior to this baby’s cake smash, we did this mama’s maternity session and then her newborn session last summer. Our Baby’s First Year packages can include maternity and newborn sessions, or newborn 6-month sessions and cake smash. All of the pricing and details can be found by clicking here.   

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In this case, the family came in again for the Christmas season and participated in our holiday minis package. It seems like time passed in a flash, and she was one year old and we were celebrating her one year with a pretty in pink cake smash photo session

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If you are a new or existing client that simply wants to do a Cake Smash Photo Session, we have a few different packages available for you to choose from.

The Party session includes:

Just baby. In studio or on location, sessions are booked for 2 hours, although typically take between 45 min-1.5 hours. Includes pre-smash set-up, plus the cake smash set up. 2-3 outfits including smash set-up.

  • Includes beautiful custom cake from Leah’s Cake Creations (specific guidelines are set)
  • Use of our studio outfits are welcome, but for specific looks please provide your own options as ours are limited.
  • 20 high res digital files chosen from an online client gallery
  • Custom designed 12×12 birthday collage plaque
  • 8×10 print

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While cake smash sessions have only gained popularity over the last several years, documenting memories has always been popular. Contact our studio or follow us on social media to keep up to date on our latest sessions and offerings. 

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Surrey Newborn Photographer | Newborn Baby Girl

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Newborn photos are always a delight to do, but sometimes can be a little tricky to plan. Not only are newborns on their own schedule, they are adjusting to the outside world and don’t always allow their parents to arrange things according to their own calendars! As we all know, some babies arrive on time and others do not, so we try to always be flexible when planning newborn sessions for new parents. 

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For this session, this now family of four was anxiously awaiting their new baby girl’s arrival, and it was a long summer waiting to see when the new little one would make an appearance. Mom knew that the baby would be coming early and she was worried we wouldn’t get to do newborn photos because she’d be spending some time in the hospital.  

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Thankfully, we were able to get a newborn session in with the whole family. Big sister was happy to take part of this photo session and loving her new baby sister, who was born a little early. As you can see, big sister was happy to have her finally here.

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This beautiful baby’s mom owns dance school Duniya Dance Academy, which is the only Indian dance company in the South Surrey/White Rock area that moved into their new space last summer. We got to knew each other well during the construction phase on each of our new locations and shared the stresses of renovations. 

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I was happy to be able to do photos of Nilum and her family. Her sweet little girl slept through most of the photo session and we got a variety of shots, both with the family and alone. I love some of the detail photos of her sweet expression and tiny little toes and fingers.

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Even if you aren’t exactly sure of your baby’s impending arrival, we can book your session prior with some flexibility in the date. Contact us to book your Newborn Session, or Baby’s First Year Package. We offer a $25 discount if you book your Maternity Session and Newborn together. 

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Vancouver Photographer | Graduation Year Photos

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This past month there have been a variety of Graduation celebrations across the Lower Mainland and in the Surrey area. For the last several years, it has become more popular for a graduate’s family to hire a photographer for their Graduation Day celebrations. The possibilities are endless, and just like a Baby’s First Year package, we have a Kids, Teens and Grad Packages which offers the opportunity for unique creative and fun sessions for your teen on their own or with their friends.

Another option is to take photos of your teen over their graduation year, representing them, their sport or hobby, and then finally, in their formal wear. Many kids have a passion or hobby that they want to capture on film, and we can do a package that includes studio shots or on-location photos.

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Senior photo sessions can be done on the day of your grad or actually can be booked at any time of the year – prior or after your graduation. Get dressed up in your formal wear and we can do a beach photo session or photos including your family.
 
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Save yourself the stress and consider booking a session on a different day than you actual grad ceremonies. And it’s also a second time that you can wear that beautiful dress!
 
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If you choose to do a more informal session at some of your graduation day celebrations, contact us and we can recommend a package that will work for you or your group. Capture your grad and their friends at their best dressed with family and friends. Contact us for more details. There is still plenty of time this summer to capture your 2018 graduate, or plan for your session for your 2019 grad. 
 
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Vancouver Dance Photographer | Dance Creative Photos

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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 have added Creative Dance sessions as 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. Sometimes we are simply hired for a private session. We can do all types of photo sessions including stylized dance photos either in-studio, on-location or a combination of both.

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These dancer sisters danced at the Dance Lab in Coquitlam and now dance at Simply Ballet. Both very talented, Adrienne did a variety of different setups that included individual photos and some shots together. We offer a variety of packages for creative dance sessions and for this session, Adrienne was able to get a variety of different poses with many of the costumes that they brought with them. These girls were all smiles and a delight to photograph. 

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Similar to Senior portraits or Grad photos, we can do a variety of different shots for your child, tween or teen that include their passion or representing a hobby that they love. Creative 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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These two sisters still have a long way to go before their senior year, but I look forward to photographing these two talented dancers for years to come. 

To inquire about Creative Dance Sessions, please contact us via our website

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Surrey Maternity Photographer | Maternity Wardrobe from Sew Trendy

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Shooting maternity sessions has become one of my favourite things to shoot, and often times, I will see the new mama again with her baby for a newborn session. Over the 20+ years that I have been doing photography, maternity sessions have become more popular, and therefore, finding gorgeous props and dresses has become easier. Many of the dresses in my studio come from a Utah-based company called Sew Trendy Accessories and these work for a variety of image settings, both indoors and outdoors. 

In late 2012, Sew Trendy started out of the founder Valerie’s basement, after she received a sewing machine as a gift from her grandfather. Six years later, the company has it’s own warehouse and a number of seamstresses making dresses full-time and shipping them all over the world. 

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We have a variety of different Sew Trendy dresses in our studio, in various colours and sizes. Some expectant moms are happy to show their growing belly, and others want to be more modest, and in the Sew Trendy dresses, we can accommodate both. 

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A few months ago, I shot a creative maternity session at a Langley farm with expectant mom Ashleigh, who I met through the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation. Ashleigh wore two of our Sew Trendy dresses, and is pictured with her gorgeous show horse GREAT AND NOBLE PF. Her flower crowns were created by Ever Red Fresh Designs and her hair and makeup by Scarlett B

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This lace gown is called the Valerie, and looks especially dreamy in these photos. Beautiful Ashleigh gave birth to her baby girl just a few short weeks after this shoot.

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Some of the knit gowns from Sew Trendy Accessories, we are able to use for our creative dance sessions also. There are 6 new Sew Trendy gowns that have just arrived at the studio and I am looking forward to shooting some creative outdoor maternity sessions and dance photos this summer with our new dresses. Watch on the Gemini Visuals Instagram account for some sneak peeks of the new dresses available. 

To book your Summer or Fall maternity photo shoot, contact us. For a detailed list of our package sessions available, Click HERE

 

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Surrey Newborn Photographer | Newborn Baby Boy

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It’s always a pleasure when a family or friend comes into the studio for a photo session with their newborn baby. Bristol has been a pilates teacher of mine for many years, and I was delighted when she brought her newborn baby boy to the Gemini Visuals studio for her first photo session. 

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Sometimes our maternity session clients come back with their newborns to help capture both of these momentous occasions in their lives. If you book your maternity and newborn session together, you will receive $25 off of your session for pre-booking.

*Book by July 1st and mention this blog post to take advantage of this offer.

We also have our Baby’s First Year packages that can include a maternity session and newborn photos. Professionally shot photos to capture your baby’s first year make excellent gifts for grandparents, and wonderful keepsakes for busy parents who are sometimes too busy to take more than fuzzy iPhone photos. You will never regret getting professional photos taken of your new baby! 

New parents are also encouraged to look through our portfolio on our website to see the variety of props and setups that we can do for a newborn session. Sometimes we photograph the baby with special props that parents bring or we can do a specific capture that has significant meaning for your family. Before your session, think about something of special meaning to your family or your culture. This can make a your newborn session custom to you and create special memories of this time in your life. It goes by very quickly! 

To book your Maternity, Newborn or Baby’s First Year package, contact us. We can include siblings, grandparents or extended family in your session. Contact us to brainstorm your ideas and we can make your photo session customized to suit your needs. 

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Surrey Dance Photographer | Creative Dance Mini Sessions

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For the past several years, in the Spring, we have done a series of Creative Dance Photo Sessions for the Essence of Dance Senior Dancers. Each dancer participating has the option of doing a photo shoot with either flour of fabric to create a set of photos that celebrate their dance skills. 

Every year we have a great time capturing each dancer and their unique dance skills. Some dancers excel at leaps and jumps and others are trained in more difficult acro poses. Every dancer brings their own set of skills, experiences and technique to their dance photography session.

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Both recreational and competitive dancers are both able to take part in creative dance photos. We ask that the dancers arrive at least 15-30 minutes ahead of their session to properly stretch and warm up. Each dancer should do some thought ahead of time about which poses they would like to do based on their skill level. Sometimes even the most simple poses can make beautiful photos! Dancers can look at the Gemini Visuals Instagram account and bookmark poses from some of our previous sessions before they arrive.

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Sometimes we are able to create an abundance of photos and poses that we haven’t done before, simply because of what the dance brings to our studio. Arriving prepared with an idea of what you would like to achieve, can help Adrienne and the dancer create some beautiful images.

See our portfolio to see exactly what can be achieved in our Surrey Studio for a dance photography session. 

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. Congratulations to the Essence of Dance senior dancers on another great year. 

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White Rock Photographer | Family & Cake Smash Session

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This little darling was a delight to photograph for her first birthday cake smash session. Her  Grandma attended the session also, so we were able to create a variety of set ups and photos of her family along with her own birthday photos to celebrate this baby’s milestone birthday. 

 

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We often book 2 hours for cake smash sessions which includes pre-smash portraits, and then the actual cake smash photos with our Party Package. Not every child has tried cake by the age of one and some are simply not interested and take some coaxing to even try it! This little one was all smiles. 

 

She was very happy and loved every moment of her milestone photo session. It’s fun to do an outdoor set-up with different props and natural lighting. When you book your child’s First Year Package, we will work with you to create the exact session look that you desire with any type of set up. Our new studio houses a variety of props and you can look back at our portfolio to see all of the different styles of cake smash sessions that have been done before. Our cakes which we get from Leah’s Cake Creations, are not only beautiful to look at, they taste good too. If your child doesn’t destroy the cake during their session, you are welcome to take the rest with you. 

 

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It was a pleasure to capture this little girl’s one-year photos along with some family photos at the same time. It is always a delight to see extended families including grandma’s and grandpa’s and their sweet relationships captured in photos.

You can book a Cake Smash Session, Baby’s First Year Package or Family Session though our website. We are open to creating whatever type of photos you desire to capture your family and make memories together. 

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