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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Surrey Photographer | Maternity, Newborn & Baby’s First Year

Maternity, Newborn and Baby Photo Sessions

Even though we have had an unprecedented year, nothing is better than investing in photography to celebrate the milestones still happening in our lives. We have photographed expectant moms from around the lower mainland, and find that our Maternity sessions often then lead to Newborn Sessions and Baby’s First Year photos that our clients can share with their friends and families.

Beautiful Couple maternity

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. Check out our current library of gowns on our Pinterest Boards.

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. We also have a few different packages, like the Newborn Session, or Baby’s First Year Package. We offer a $25 discount if you book your Maternity Session and Newborn together. 

It is always a pleasure to see repeat clients and see how their family has changed and grown. As we head into the summer months, it’s the perfect time to plan outdoor sessions – cake smashes included! This cute little girl celebrated with her Cake Smash session at Elgin Heritage Park.

Our Baby’s First Year packages can include maternity and newborn sessions, or newborn 6-month sessions and cake smash. We are flexible with some sessions being indoor and some outdoor.

To set up your Maternity sessionNewborn session or Baby’s First Year packagecontact us on our website or email info@geminivisuals.com. 

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2020 Holiday Mini Sessions! Outdoor & Indoor Options | Surrey, BC Family Photography

This year has certainly been a wild one, but it’s that time again! Holiday mini sessions are just around the bend. This year we’re offering an outdoor option alongside our usual indoor Holiday mini sessions.

All sessions will be shot socially distant. Due to the large size of our commercial studio, there’s lots of space to socially distance! We’re also taking all precautions by sanitizing during and between clients, and choosing set-ups that minimize shared contact between clients. You can see our general studio Covid-19 protocols here.

We want you to know that Adrienne (and all of us here ata Gemini Visuals) takes Covid-19 very seriously. Her dad is an Order of Canada infectious disease specialist and all her protocol and practice is based on his information and guidance. The safety and well being of our clients is very important to us.

Now to the info!!

Outdoor Holiday Minis

Where: Hazlemere House Farm
When: October 10th & 24th 11am-6pm
Package Info: $250 (taxes included) for up to 6 people (2+ months) | 20 minutes session | 10 high res files | digital holiday e-card with images from your session (with option to upgrade to physical cards).

Adrienne’s been playing with the setups for you, and they look great! You’ll get some great family photos with a decked out vintage pickup truck, a ‘tree farm’ set up, and photos with a rustic red barn!

Do you know what’s even better? The best thing about us renting out this property instead of using a public space is that there is nobody else around but you!

Indoor Holiday Minis

Where: Our South Surry studio.
When: October 17th/18th(Oct 18th now SOLD OUT) & November 7th/8th
Package Info:

“The Duo Package”
$225 (taxes included) Two person package (2+ months)

“The Family Package”
$250 (taxes included) For 3-6 people (2+ months)

20 minutes session | 15 high res files | digital holiday e-card with images from your session (with option to upgrade to physical cards)

Set ups for the indoor holiday mini sessions are TBD, but there will be at least 3 to choose from!

Our holiday mini sessions always sell out, so book yours asap! Follow the links above to book or for more details!

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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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