While I love all my sessions that I do, sometimes you have a session where the stars all align. The lighting is perfect. The colours are perfect. The clients are gorgeous…. The toddler is behaving. This was one of those sessions. Though you would never know it by looking, mom was a complete rockstar working through each image feeling so very sick, each image came out flawless. It was a gallery I was sad to finish editing, but so very excited to show the final product.

Have a glimpse into her beautiful session here:

 

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You may notice that all my 2016 packages, big and small, all include prints now. It was a decision I have been toying with for a few months now. I know a lot of you will be wondering why and I’m sure some of you may be annoyed by this, but let me take a moment to explain why.

I know, and I understand that we are in the “digital age”. Almost everything we do is online. Technology has given us the ability to keep in touch with family that is so far away, and a large part of that is being able to share photographs and videos digitally with family and friends. But how many of us have a phone, or camera, or hard drive full of images that are just sitting there. Never printed. Just gathering digital dust.

Now let me ask you another question. If your computer/Phone were to crash right now. Would you still have those pictures? If your apple-id malfunctioned and crashed. Would you still have those pictures? Remember these are not just pictures. They are memories. YOUR memories. Photographs are a snapshot of that moment in time and you can’t get them back.

Digital images are not proven as archivable. We loose USB’s. Files get deleted. Files corrupt. And so much more. Why not give your memories the best possible chance at making it to your children’s, grandchildren’s, or even great grandchildren’s generation.

When you spend hundreds of dollars investing in capturing memories, you should have the prints and products to match the investment you have made. When you come to me and invest in a session, you aren’t just paying for me to “snap a picture”. You are paying me to capture a memory for you, and perfect the image so it looks perfect and reflects the style you love. So your baby looks natural and perfect. Wouldn’t you want your prints that you show your friends and family, or put on the wall to look at day in and day out to look perfect as well?

 

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Not only will your prints and products be gorgeous and high quality, but I can also help you determine what print or product, as well as what size will work best in the space you need it. It will be something you get joy in looking at every day.

I know in your brain you are crunching the numbers and wondering why i’m being the mean photographer making you pay higher prices for prints when you can just print them at your local shopping store. The simple answer is “You get what you pay for”. Why did you choose me as your photographer? There are lower priced photographers out there, but you chose to come to me because the quality of my images is worth the price. I promise you the quality of the prints you will get is worth the price as well.

I also understand that the cost of the prints or other products you may want can add up quickly, especially when you add on to the package you have already purchased. I am happy to send pricing on prints and products to you even before you book so you know how much it will be and can budget for it. I’m happy to speak or meet with you, and come up with a plan that will get you what you want, on a timeline that you can afford.

Photographs are an investment, but it’s one of the best investments you can make. In this digital age it is so easy to look at an image for 2 seconds and click past it. Imagine how good it feels to physically hold the image of your sweet baby. To look at those chubby rolls and see the perfect little being you created looking rosy and beautiful. Imagine being able to pass around the print to a friend stopping by for tea and spend time looking at them and talking about each moment instead of handing them your phone for them to quickly scroll through. Imagine putting it in a frame, or an album that you can pull out on a rainy day and take the time to look through time and time again. Digital images are so easy to forget about. But photos in a box or album on a shelf will catch your eye every time you see it and remind you of that important time.

Our society is so fast paced, we never want to wait for anything. We don’t want to wait to place our order, wait one to two weeks after we select our prints to get them back when we can just buzz on over to the local store’s print lab and have our prints in an hour at less cost. But sometimes exercising a little patience gains big rewards. Remember waiting 9 months to meet your perfect tiny human? This is a measly 2 weeks (longer with product) for years and years of enjoyment.

In short print your images. I promise it’s worth it.

Gorgeous eyes. That is the first thing I think when I look at this gorgeous little guys gallery. I know he probably hears that all day long, but the colour.. those lashes.. Oh man. They are just gorgeous. And he was sooooooo sweet to top it all off. Smiles, grins, cheeky glances. And his mom was loving every minute as well. He absolutely rocked out his session and was so amazingly good. His sister even came for some images and she is equally as gorgeous and so full of personality!

Have a peek at his session below!

If you are interested in booking a session, I’d love to hear from you at info@rachellimebeer.ca

Have you ever seen a baby (and not your own) that all you wanted to do was pick them up and snuggle them?? This baby is that baby. Oh the sweetness. Oh the cheeky little smile. Oh the squish when you pick him up.. Oh this baby was made for snuggling. However, I sadly had a job to do and couldn’t just snuggle him the WHOLE time. I also got the pleasure of photographing his siblings this time and they are just as adorable!! It must be some amazing genes they all share.

If you want to take a peek at their session you can see it below!

If you are interested in booking a session, I’d love to hear from you at info@rachellimebeer.ca.

This sweet girl has grown SO MUCH since I first saw her as a bitty newborn. She definitely is one of the sweetest babies I have ever gotten to photograph, but she gave her parents such a difficult start that I think it’s her way of balancing the scales for her parents.

The love that I see her mom and her share every time I see them absolutely warms my heart. It makes me so excited when I see they are on their way in. And it also doesn’t help that they are both GORGEOUS!!!

Have a peek at their session below!

If you are interested in booking a session I’d love to hear from you at info@rachellimebeer.ca

Handsome Davin came into the studio and was giving me smiles before he was even out of the carseat!! It usually takes babies a few moments to warm up to me in the studio since I am a new person and it’s a new place… and parents usually have that little bit of nerves because they are worried about the session, but happy Davin didn’t seem to mind. He was without a doubt one of the happiest babies I’ve had in the studio.

I think a lot of this has to do with his mom who was also smiling the whole time. Such a beautiful family and I was so happy that his mom wanted in on some pictures as well. It always thrills me when mom and/or dad want to take part because they are only little for so long and you get so few photos together before they want nothing to do with photos with mom.

To take a peek into their session just look below!

If you are interested in booking a session with me, I’d love to hear from you at info@rachellimebeer.ca.

I remember these little guys coming in as newborns. I remember them tag teaming me. One would be awake, the other asleep, then once he fell asleep his brother would wake up. Every time. BUT They were so sweet and so good, even with the waking up.

This time they were both awake and full of spunk, but still had such different personalities. Even different from their older brother that I got the opportunity to meet this time. The boys all played so well together and you could tell that they all just loved each other so very much.

To catch a glimpse into their session, please take a look below!

If you are interested in booking a session, I’d love to hear from you at info@rachellimebeer.ca.