Remember this maternity session? Well their little girl may have arrived a little later than expected but when I had the pleasure of meeting her on her 7th day she was an absolute dream. She was over 8lbs at birth but has the most delicate features which make her look so much smaller. Love her full head of hair and gorgeous eye lashes…such a cutie!

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Congratulations Jackson family, your little girl is just beautiful!

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  • Melissa - Beautiful images! Love the black and whites! Wonderful job!!

  • Jenny - Oh my gosh! She’s adorable. I love her hair. Such precious photos. Newborns mean so much more to me now that I have a child myself. Makes me almost want to have another…

  • Miranda Corbell - So sweet :)

  • Tanzyn Ambrose - absolutely adorable shots!! Love them..great job!!

  • candace wilson - Gorgeous photos! I adore the nose nuzzle shots <3

  • Deanna - Awww how sweet is she with all her hair! Love them!

  • Trudie - Oh she is so pretty! I especially love the shot with daddy.

  • sara - these are beautiful! what a doll!

  • lemphotography - She’s adorable :) Awesome shots!

  • Anna - what a beautiful little girl, love her hair. Your photos are gorgeous, love the softness.

  • Lena (Live Love Laugh Photos) - Wow – what a great set of images! She is absolutely beautiful and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your processing – clean, simple, love the B&W!

  • Gina Wade - So much hair~ wow! Love love love the last picture. The coloring is perfect :)

  • Christy F - What a precious bundle you perfectly captured!!!!

  • Holly C - These are dreamy! Precious baby-you did a fantastic job!

  • Kerri - Ava is lovely and so are these images!

  • Holly G - I love all the thick gorgeous hair! Pretty baby. :)

  • Michelle R - oh my…these are beautiful! i love the eskimo kisses!

  • Toya - It is hard to pick my favorite because I love them all.

First, my Summer Mini Sessions are filling up quickly…THANK YOU! A quick reminder that the birthday contest to win a Summer Mini Session is going until Wednesday, June 15th! You can view the details in my last blog post.

This fantastic family purchased the photo session I donated to the Shanti Uganda Society’s Gala Gala Do last year. The Shanti Uganda Society improves the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of communities impacted by war, poverty and HIV/AIDS in Uganda. This year I will be donating another photo session to the Gala on Saturday, June 4th. There are still a few tickets available for this fantastic event. For ticket information please email fran@phoenixgymnastics.com.

So here’s to beautiful families and those gorgeous Vancouver summer days that we are all waiting very patiently for…

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Don’t tell her parents, but I really wanted to pack her in my pocket and take her home with me.

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  • Lacey - What an adorable family! I can see why you wanted to put that little bean in your pocket … she is SO sweet!!

  • Kerri - Beautiful images and the children are just too cute!

  • Stephanie - LOVE these! The colors are stunning, and the family is gorgeous! beautiful all around! :)

  • Deanna - What a cute family! And the smile on the littlest one is to die for!

  • Autumn Branscome - She is a doll! Great job at capturing this sweet family!

  • maureenwilson - cute.cute.cute. I can see why you wanted to take her home!!

  • Lisa - Love all the tender moments you got – beautiful family.

  • Tammy - I love how warm and clean these are, adorable family! And that last shot is just gorgeous, seriously.

  • Kelly - What a cutie. Great job.

  • Jennifer Lauren - Sweet images, really love the smile in the last one!

  • Melissa M. - Fun! Love the dad/son image.

  • Krista Lund - these are so much fun! love the bokeh and cute smiley face in the last one.

  • Shannon Jones - What great photos! I agree, I would have to squeeze those cheeks on that little girl. Too cute!

  • Kelly R - AWE! What a cute little one. Beautiful family!

  • Em - Beautiful and what a great cause!!

In celebration of Haley Lorraine Photography’s second birthday this month, I have decided to give away a complementary Summer Mini Session + digital images to one lucky person! The 30 minute mini session will take place on a weekday evening in July or August and will include a 10 image gallery where the winner will choose 5 images to receive digitally along with the printing rights. The mini session can include up to 5 immediate family members. The session must take place before August 31, 2011.

TO ENTER: leave a comment below with one (or more) little facts about your family (ie. your youngest loves cars, you have twins, your son’s favourite food is oranges, anything goes!!). I love families, and one of the things i love most about photographing them is finding out the little bits and quirks that make each one unique. Share a little or share a lot, but know that if you win, you’ll be sharing much much more with me as i love getting to know my families as best i can!

FOR ADDITIONAL CHANCES TO WIN:

1. Purchase a Summer Mini Session before June 15th for two additional entries. (Clients who already have a qualifying session booked will also receive these two additional entries if they enter the contest.)
2. One additional entry for liking Haley Lorraine Photography on Facebook. Click here to do so then leave a comment on this blog post telling me you did so.
3. One additional entry for sharing about this giveaway on your Facebook wall (please include @Haley Lorraine Photography so it links to my facebook page) then leave a comment on this blog post telling me you did so.

THE FINE PRINT:

  • cannot be combined with any other discount or offer.
  • prize winner must contact me within three days of being notified, or another name will be drawn.
  • prize covers creative fees + 5 digital images. Additional prints, albums, digital files and other products will be available for purchase after the session.
  • prize has no cash value and expires if not redeemed prior to August 31st 2011.
  • if you win the contest and have already purchased a session, you will be refunded the creative fees.
  • you have until Wednesday, June 15th at 11:59pm PST to enter to win.
  • winner will be selected at random and announced on June 16th.
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  • Nicole Walker - Last year around about this time we did a photo session with you on Granville Island with my son and husband. At the time I was pregnant with our second child. We were expecting to have another boy but we were pleasantly surprised in November and had a girl. Right now she doesn’t have much hair and is the splitting image of my son Nathan when he was the same age. Nathan has proven to be such a lovely big brother to her and my daughter Natasha just loves him. As they grow older I hope that they become great friends!

  • renee sheard - I have these two amazing grandchildren and when we spend time together my 5 year old loves it when I tell her it’s picture day which means I take my camera and she does all these cute poses for me! We both love it and I have amazing pictures of her now if I could just get her 14 year old brother to be as excited about picture day as he is about helping me in the garden!

  • Robin Clarke - we love “fishy Kisses”

  • Robin Clarke - Liked and linked – fingers crossed! (3 out of 4 ain’t bad)

  • Corrina Winder - I have a daughter who’s currently 21 months and i’m pregnant with our second. When we told my daughter “Mommy has a baby in her belly” she started to say that SHE had a baby in her belly! And then, spilled the beans to our daycare provider by saying Mommy has baby in her belly. She likes to give the baby a kiss and i think will be a fantastic big sister come November.

  • Corrina Winder - Already ‘like ‘ you on Facebook (have for a while!) and also shared the link to your give away on my profile :)

  • Judy Moore - My son is 10 months old and is our little miracle. We are currently pregnant with our second and just know that Liam will be an amazing big brother this christmas. He just learnt how to smile for the camera. We call it the Chandler smile from Friends except he closes his eyes. Not a day goes by where that chandler smile doesn’t just melt my heart.

  • Adela Patoni - I have a 4 year old boy who loves dinosaurs and a 6 months old girl. My boy enjoy making his sister laughs! And is everywhere very proud showing her. My husband loves biking and my son also shares his passion. I’m very proud of my family.

  • Olivia Yue - I have two daughter’s, 2 years old and 3 months old. My older one is all lovin’ on her little sister, asking if she can give her kisses every day and wanting to give her big hugs all the time. Watching the two of them together amaze me.

    Already ‘like’ you on FB and just shared your link.

  • Shannon B - my kids are 5 and 7 and love to do yoga poses with me :)

  • Shannon B - liked and posted :)

  • Wanda E - I became a mother recently and my son is 7 weeks old already! He came into this world 3.5 weeks early and in such a hurry that within 10 minutes of arriving at the hospital and 3 contractions later, he was born. No time to even go to a prepped room nor for any drugs. We love him to bits and have been posting a photo a day for friends and families to see. Friends and families of friends are huge fans of him (some of whom we don’t even know) as we witnessed at a recent wedding we attended. We are so blessed =)

  • Lindsey MacInnes - I have 2 year old boy/girl twins. They are really active and love to run and play at the playground. They are interested because they don’t look like twins at all. My son has blonde hair, blue eyes, and my daughter has brown hair and green eyes.

  • Lindsey MacInnes - Also “liked” your page. If you’re interested you can “like” our page too: Concordia Counselling Services.
    Thanks!

  • bethan stewart - My boys are 3 and 6- they sure are growing up! In my 6 year old, I see snippets of a very little boy but also glimpses of who he may be as a grown man. I would love to celebrate who they are right now in their lives and who we are as a family. Love your work!

  • Elizabeth Mann - I have an 11 month old boy who loves music. He loves music toys and will dance to anything with a beat, even the dishwasher or another baby crying!

  • Elizabeth Mann - I “liked” your page on FB :)

  • Sunshiny Day | Vancouver Family Photography » Haley Lorraine Photography - […] First, my Summer Mini Sessions are filling up quickly…THANK YOU! A quick reminder that the birthday contest to win a Summer Mini Session is going until Wednesday, June 15th! You can view the details in my last blog post. […]

  • Brenda - We are a family of 3 boys, ages 6, 4 and 2 months. Tyler (6 year old) LOVES hockey, especially the Canucks. When asked what he likes about hockey, his reply – “The numbers”. It is all about the statistics for him. Miles (4 year old) has been rooting for the opposing team to the Canucks all playoffs because he wants hockey to end so his parents and brother will play with him. But for the finals, he says he’s rooting for the Canucks because it doesn’t matter who wins – hockey will be over and he will have his parents/brother back for some playtime. Last but not least, Jackson (2 months) LOVES his mobile above his crib. It plays music and when the music ends, he’ll squeak to let us know to turn it back on.

  • Brenda - I “liked” your FB page.

  • Brenda - I posted a link on my fb wall with your give away information.

One of the great new products for 2011 is the Gallery Album. This classic album features your choice of 10 or 20 images from your session beautifully matted with archival quality rag mats. Gallery Albums have attractive flush, edgeless pages that add a modern look to this very original album style. These albums are 9×9 and come in a variety of cover options including contemporary linens, beautiful leathers and stunning Asahi silks.

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