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White Rock Newborn Photographer | Baby’s First Year

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It’s always a pleasure to see families come back to the studio after doing a maternity session at Gemini Visuals – and then we get to meet their newborn baby. This beautiful little girl was a delight to photograph, and we were able to do a variety of photo set-ups with her and with mom & dad and their beloved pet too. 

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Newborn sessions can take anywhere from 2-4 hours to shoot, since babies can be unpredictable! We have a warm and comfortable seating area in our studio, which is perfect for nursing your baby to sleep and taking the time to calm them if necessary. Adrienne has over 20 years experience photographing newborns and is always conscious of a baby’s sleep schedule and feeding time. She will never push anything that may feel unsafe for your baby and will always keep your baby’s best interests in mind.

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If you book a newborn session with Gemini Visuals, these are a few things to expect from your session:

  • First, we ask that you take baby down to diaper, and then give your baby a good feed. Ideally if you can time your feedings so your newborn is ready to feed or ready for a top-up when you arrive, then your baby will be nice and sleepy.
  • Adrienne will handle, soothe, and move your baby in order to get them into the perfect position for photographs.
  • Don’t worry about your baby pooping, or peeing – it happens often and is all part of photographing newborns!

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Our new studio location is kept very warm during your session to keep your baby calm and sleepy. It is also recommended that parents bring a change of clothes in case of accidents and also to be comfortable if you are doing your family photos first. For more information on packages available for newborn shoots, take a look at our sessions & packages here

We can’t wait to see this family again for their Baby’s Cake Smash Session

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Surrey Maternity Session | Creative Maternity Photos

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This Surrey maternity session was the first photographed as part of a Baby’s First Year package for these clients. We were delighted when they asked if they could bring in their beloved pets for the session. Being a animal lover, Adrienne was more than happy to do some creative maternity shots in this Surrey maternity session. Photographing animals can sometimes be a little bit tricky, but she was able to capture this sweet detail shot with the dog and cat both looking at the camera.

Cats are not easy to photograph, especially for an outdoor session. In this case, the kitty was especially well-trained and very chill. Remember that your pets must be leashed in most public areas. You can contact us if you have a special request for including pets in your photo session. 

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We were able to do a variety of poses and outfit changes during their session. A great tip for any clients is to consider your outfits, and coordinating them with your partner ahead of time. If there is an area to change clothes on-location, it is nice to be able to use a few different coloured outfits and mix up the looks. It gives you more options for your photo packages and you may be surprised at what you end up liking colour-wise. These clients brought their own clothes and she also wore some of our maternity dresses from Sew-Trendy Accessories

This couple was all-smiles and excited for their new baby girl to arrive. We captured these photos on the bridge and paths at Elgin Heritage Park.

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

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Vancouver Newborn Photographer | Goodnight Baby

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When clients return to our studio with the first addition to their family, it can be a really joyous time for both the family and myself too. I love seeing my client’s extended families grow and in this particular session, I had already done the client’s siblings years before. We were able to get some really gorgeous shots of the new baby, including some very sweet ones with his eyes open and alert, and then also cuddled up in a sweet slumber. 

 

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When our clients consult with us prior to their session, we can brainstorm together some ideas for the types of images that they want from their shoot. In this case, the family really wanted to do some Harry Potter-themed photos with their newborn – so we were able to capture some very sweet images in this particular theme.

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Detail shots are also sometimes over-looked by parents of newborns, as we all want to see their sweet faces! However, photos of details of their tiny little feet and hands can make for extra special memories to cherish, as we know that they grow very quickly. I love the images of their little fingers and toes. We also captured some with a little grey hat and this blue knit outfit by Goodnight Baby by Nook.  

 

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Another thing that this family wanted to capture was some images including the grandparents in the session. Grandpa’s arms are seen holding the baby and Grandma was just as eager to hold her new grandson. 

To book your Newborn Session or Baby’s First Year Package, contact us on our website or call 604-312-6330 for more information. 

 

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Vancouver Dance Photography | Creative Dance Sessions

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This past February and March we held our first ever fabric and flour dance minis sessions in our new South Surrey studio location. Dancers came from all over the lower mainland to participate and were of all ages and skill levels. Creative dance photography is a passion of Adrienne’s and she has refined her skill as a dance photographer, offering both fabric sessions and flour sessions to create interesting imagery to highlight a dancer’s skills.  

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When a dancer comes to the studio for their session, it helps if they have prepared a little bit ahead of time, practicing poses, looking on our website at other images, and have a general idea of some of the poses they want to achieve. We ask that dancers arrive with plenty of time to warm up and stretch and we keep the heat in the studio a little warmer to make it easier for dancing. 

 

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For each mini session, we offer the option of doing your shoot with either Fabric or Flour. Both concepts are equally as interesting creatively, so it is really up to the dancer’s personal preference. As you can imagine, using flour is a tiny bit more messy (okay, more like a lot more messy) but our studio is fully sectioned off and contains the flour dust inside the shoot area. We ask that dancers come prepared with a change of clothes and a towel, and know that they will probably leave with their hair full of flour.

However, the results are well worth the effort. 

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If you are interested in participating on our next set of Creative Dance Mini Sessions,  contact us, and we will keep you on the list announcing upcoming dates. 

 

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Vancouver Newborn Session | A New Baby!

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A newborn photo session can feel daunting for new parents. You may be worried that your baby won’t sleep, or will need to nurse, spit up or have a diaper accident, however, that’s all part of it! Any situation you can dream up, Adrienne has likely already dealt with it in her 20+ years as a photographer. We can help to make you and your family feel comfortable and we try to make the process go as smooth as possible. 

We love to see our Maternity session clients come back with their newborns to help capture this very special time in their lives. If you book your maternity and newborn session together, you will receive $20 off of your session for pre-booking. We also have our Baby’s First Year packages that can include maternity and newborn. This little bundle of joy was just a few weeks old when his parents brought him into the studio for his first photo session. We look forward to continuing to document his life as he grows up also. 

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New parents are also encouraged to bring something special to their Newborn session as this family has done. We photographed the baby with a very personal piece which has special significance to the family. Before your session, think about a momento, an article of clothing, jewelry or a special toy that has special meaning to your family or culture. It makes a beautiful addition to your newborn session. 

To book your Maternity, Newborn or Baby’s First Year package, contact us. You will never regret capturing your family with beautiful photography. 

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Vancouver Maternity Photographer | Maternity Session

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Maternity photos are some of my favourite to shoot, as it is such a special time in a couple’s journey to becoming parents. While maternity photos have changed in styling over the past several years, indoor portraits can be done with modern and contemporary feel, as we did with this couple.

When capturing a moment as important as your maternity photos, it’s always a good idea to go all-out and have your hair and makeup professionally done. It helps to make you feel your absolute best, which is important when you are having photos taken. Some mothers struggle with seeing themselves with a little extra baby-weight, and professionally done hair and makeup can make you feel even more beautiful and help combat any insecure feelings. If you need recommendations, we can recommend an artist to do hair & makeup in our studio or at the shoot location. 

With this stunning mother-to-be we were able to capture a wide variety of pregnancy photos that were completely unique to her. She brought in several props to pose with and some of her own outfits, but also modeled some of our gowns from of Sew Trendy Accessories. Our next session with this fabulous couple includes their newborn bundle-of-joy that arrived shortly after this shoot. If you book your maternity and newborn session together, you will receive $20 off of your session for pre-booking. We also have our Baby’s First Year packages that can include maternity and newborn.

Contact us and we can advise you on a session that suits your needs. 

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Vancouver Newborn Photographer | Newborn Baby Girl

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One of the joys of being a White Rock portrait photographer is welcoming back previous clients. It’s so lovely to watch our maternity clients walk through my studio doors with a new bundle of joy in their arms! It’s always amazing to see these beautiful newborn babies arrive and to try to pick out features of both mom and dad while spending the afternoon with them capturing their photos. One of my favourite parts of being a photographer is seeing new babies and creating memories of this special time for the parents. 

While newborn sessions can seem overwhelming for the parents, I have over 25 years experience of working with babies, so I won’t push baby past what I think they will do and I won’t do anything that I feel is unsafe for your baby. I keep your baby’s best interests and safety in mind. When you arrive at your session please take baby down to diaper, and give baby a good feed. It’s ideal if you can time your feedings so baby is ready to feed or ready for a top-up when you arrive. We like to start with baby nice and sleepy! I will handle, soothe, and move baby in order to get them into the perfect position for photographs.There’s also a high chance of being pooped on, peed on, or spit up on. It’s a common occurrence, so be prepared – I’m very used to it!

The studio is kept very warm to keep naked newborns calm and sleepy. I encourage parents to bring a change of clothes if we’re doing family photos, since you may want to be in something more comfortable for the rest of the session. For more information on packages available for newborn shoots, take a look at our sessions & packages here

Congratulations to this gorgeous family of three, we look forward to seeing them again soon as our new South Surrey neighbours!

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Vancouver Maternity Photographer | Maternity Session

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During our cooler months its always nice to look back on a session shot in our warmer times, at once of our beautiful parks in South Surrey. This couple booked one of our maternity packages that has both indoor and outdoor locations – the best of both worlds! We were happy to venture outside for part of this couple’s session to capture the most memorable photographs of this mom’s first pregnancy. After capturing sunset at South Surrey’s Blackie Spit Park on Crescent Beach, we went in-studio to capture the remaining vision this mom had for her maternity photos. 

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Our maternity sessions & packages can include both in-studio and on location photos, depending on your budget and the type of photos you desire. We have a variety of maternity gowns for creative sessions, or you may choose to bring your own wardrobe. We can consult with you ahead of time and our portfolio online will give you and idea of different shoots that have been done before. 

Outdoor shoots help to take advantage of gorgeous outdoor light. Generally, outdoor photos tend to be less formal and can provide a variety of interesting backdrops found in nature. You may feel awkward in public locations, however we can work with you to find locations that provide some privacy that we have used in other maternity shoots. Sometimes being a little uncomfortable is worth it to create gorgeous photos that you will cherish for years to come. 

While you may not be thinking about your maternity session too far in advance, if you can plan ahead, getting photos done around 30 weeks pregnant will be when you are at your most comfortable. Of course, you can schedule it right up to your due date, however, planning ahead will help us to work with you to create the photos of your dreams.

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White Rock Photographer | Spring Mini Sessions

Spring Mini Sessions are here!! The upside? They’ll work with YOUR schedule so there’s no need to worry about not being able to make to a pre-assigned dates! The downside? We’re only able to offer 8 spots this year due to our busy schedule!

CLICK HERE to book your session! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Out door family sessions with Gemini Visuals Creative Photography

PRICE: Sessions are $290 INCLUDING tax.
Sessions are 45 minutes to 1 hr (booked for one hour but if everything goes quickly we will be done in 45!) so lots of time to get fabulous photos. Sessions are for up to 5 people (4+ months only) The location is your choice of one of our local location options (including our studio!). You will receive 15 high res (printable any size) digital files. 

For groups larger than 5, we’re offering a larger family mini for an hour and half session time and 15 high res digital files for $560 (including tax).

SCHEDULING: Sessions may be purchased between now and March15 and must be booked by April 30th. Dates are subject to Adrienne’s availability, but she is quite flexible at this time of the year. In-studio option available this year!

Blackie Spit / Crescent Beach (South Surrey/White Rock)
Stewart Farmhouse (13723 Crescent Road)
Campbell Valley Park (Langley)
Derby Reach Park (Langley)
Minaru Park in Richmond 
Chase the blossoms and let Adrienne choose for you! 
Indoors at our South Surrey studio (15-15515 24 ave, Surrey)
OR local location of your choice (approved by Adrienne first) for $30 more

Due to Adrienne’s schedule with regular shoots, we only have 8 spots available this year so book FAST if you’re interested! 

*Sessions must be paid for in full at booking, via credit card or e-transfer. We cannot hold spots without the payment. Sessions are weather permitting and will be postponed if the weather is not cooperating (payments will be transferable and sessions may be extended until July 15th if necessary). Package is images only, no prints included although you can order prints through us if you’d like.

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Professional Dance Photography Vancouver | Essence of Dance Contest Winner

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Creative dance photography is a specialty of Gemini Visuals that reflects our passion for creative photography and creating art through photography. This beautiful dancer came to us from Surrey Dance Studio Essence of Dance – which is conveniently right across the street from our South Surrey studio – a great commute! Her dance studio ran an Instagram contest, and she was selected as the winner to a mini professional dance photography shoot. You can see many more of our professional dance photography sessions using both fabric or flour on our Instagram stories and account.

I’ve photographed this dancer’s headshots for years, during group headshot days held every year for the competitive dancers at Essence of Dance. So it was great to actually see her dance and her talent! I love creative dance photo sessions as well as coming up with fun ideas to show off a dancer’s beautiful abilities. I also love using my gorgeous maternity dresses from Sew Trendy Accessories in a unique way (you wouldn’t guess these were maternity gowns, would you?!). Capturing your child’s love for dance is a perfect way to celebrate this time in their life. Many parents have told me how much their dancer’s confidence was boosted after seeing their creative dance photos. 

We offer multiple options for dance creative sessions. Many dancers come to our studio with their own ideas, and some simply show up with their talent. Whether you want a quick photo or a full portfolio session, or a group session with some of your dancer friends. We also offer creative group shoots for senior dancers as a perfect way to capture an art piece for graduation.

Watch our announcements on our blog or our Instagram account for our next set of mini creative dance photography sessions. They fill up quickly as more dancers see their friends beautiful photos from their sessions. 

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