• Fall and Winter Sessions Now Booking

    Thank you for stopping by....
    I feel totally blessed by the many beautiful expectant parents, newborns, children and families that choose me to document so many important milestones. Your support continues to amaze me and I am looking forward to another great year! If you are pregnant and looking for maternity/newborn photos I suggest you contact me early in your pregnancy to secure a session around your due date. My new studio, located in downtown Summerland offers beautiful natural light, and a space for tired parents to relax and watch me create timeless newborn memories. I am currently booking newborn sessions from October to March (2018)

Blossoms and Beauties

I guess it has been awhile since my last post, but there will be more to come in the next few weeks before I head out on a holiday. I was contacted a few weeks ago by a friend from work to do some orchard blossom photos of her two beautiful girls.  I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring since last year in hopes to do just this. Spring has to be my all time favourite season!  When she first called the blossoms were not yet out, even in the south okanagan, but in the last week they have emerged in full.  The day was warm and bright, the bees were buzzing up a storm, and these two cuties definitely made me work.  I have forgotten just how fast an 18month and 3yr old can move especially when there is a camera pointed their direction.  I have to admit there was a little bribery going on. Thank you so much Andrea for inviting me down to capture your two sweet little girls. Here is your sneak peak. Enjoy. And for everyone else, leave me some love, or better yet, call and book your own session!!!
blossoms,spring,girls,childrenblossoms,girls,spring,childrenblossoms,spring,girls,children

Andrea - April 19, 2010 - 10:11 pm

Looking fantastic. Totally what I was wanting! Thank you so much for driving to Oliver today. Hope you had a good time and enjoyed the ride. The Okanagan is so pretty right now!

Baby Cohen :: Sneak Peak

I am so happy to introduce this little one now that he is has made his grand entrance. His mom Erin and dad Daryl were my very first clients for a maternity shoot back at the end of February, and now the story is complete. What a mellow, happy little guy he was for us today. Not only did he cooperate for cozy sleepy shots, but also had an awake, quiet time.  Thankfully he does take a soother or things may have been different.  He brought along  some special hats knit for him by his grandma, and a cozy white blanket that Grandma knit while mom was in labour. Congratulations Erin and Daryl on your precious little man. May he bring you a lifetime of joy.  Here is your sneak peak, and I can’t wait for you to see the rest. Enjoy!!
Photobucket
Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucket
Photobucket

Anonymous - March 26, 2010 - 9:40 pm

These are gorgeous pictures. We're so happy for you Erin and Daryl!!! I love them all. Can't wait to see more.
skye

tinasarah - March 26, 2010 - 7:15 pm

Beautiful photos Heidi! You did a wonderful job in capturing the love and adoration Erin and Darryl have for their precious little man! Gorgeous!

Dawn - March 26, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Heidi, these are BEAUTIFUL pictures. You have an amazing gift and it's such a joy to be able to see and share in these magical moments that you capture. The one of Cohen resting his chubby little face in his hands melts my heart and almost makes me want a 4th. Almost.

Micah 6wks

You may remember this little one from his newborn shoot a few weeks back. He was the easiest newborn I have ever had the pleasure of photographing, sleeping through the whole shoot no matter how he was posed. The only problem with this is I didn’t get a chance to catch his eyes open.  In chatting with his mom the other day we decided to bring him back to get a few of him awake. His eyes are so blue and even though the rest of his family has various shades of brown and green his mom hopes they stay this blue! I am so very lucky that this sweet baby lives right next door and I have been given free reign to have him model for me whenever I want. Thanks Chris, I will be definitely taking you up on this. Keep checking back as I watch him grow!!
PhotobucketPhotobucket

Perfect Portraits or Capturing a Memory



As I journey in this world of photography I often struggle with taking  photos that capture everyday memories as they unfold.  I don’t take my camera everywhere I go and sometimes feel like I do miss out on some of our life happenings. I really need to get better at not trying to make every picture I take into a perfect portrait. Let’s face it, real life is often not perfect. I want to look back at this time in my kids lives and be able to see photos that tell a story, not just a photo shoot opportunity.  Today the girl’s and I ventured out in the beautiful sunshine and did some park hopping. I did take my camera which gave me something to do while they played. It was fun taking pictures for a change, not worrying about perfect light, perfect looks, or perfect focus.  We had a great time. Here are a few from our day, not perfect but real life as it happened.  Wall hangings, probably not, but I hope they will make it into an album one day.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

My Middle Girl



Steve and I always knew we wanted three kids. We each came from a family of one girl and one boy. I would have loved to have a big family, especially a sister. When we were having our second child, after having a girl first everyone just assumed that I hoped for a boy to make the “perfect” family. Really, I wanted a girl. When Avery arrived I knew she would be the middle child and it seemed like she knew this from the very beginning. She was and still is the polar opposite to her sister. She is my dark haired girl, my most outgoing, spiritual, sensitive, and very loving. There is though a stubborn streak in her that surfaced very early. She crawled early and once she hit 10months old really gave me a run for my money. I wasn’t quite sure how to parent her. I researched the “strong willed child” convinced she fit this category, but now I realized she was actually just determined. The maturity she shows now continues to baffle me and I am proud of the confident young girl she is growing up to be. It is hard to believe she will be nine in a month and a half, yet most of the time I have to remind myself that she really is only this age. Today Avery was very patient as I played around with my new camera. She decided to wear her contacts today so I had to take advantage of seeing these beautiful big eyes without glasses. Love you Avery!!

Photobucket


Photobucket

F a c e b o o k