This little wall at the top of my stairs makes me smile from ear to ear. I call it my wall of happiness. My own family captured and displayed in a simple, modern and smile-worthy way. Are your walls this happy?

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This is the second in a series of posts I will share throughout the year around the theme Print Your Art. You can click to read more about my favourite photographic keepsake. In this digital age it is too easy to forget to print our images. I am guilty of this and I am sure some of you are too. We let them sit on our hard drives collecting imaginary dust. But the thing is…images look so much better in print!

Being a newborn and family photographer in Vancouver and the Sea to Sky Corridor (Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton) brings a lot of joy to my life and a lot of joy to the lives of the families I have the pleasure of working with. Awesome families hire me to capture their lives and to create amazing keepsakes or wall displays for their homes. Now don’t get me wrong, I do sell digital files from my photography sessions. In fact, digital files are one of my most popular products. Even so I like to ensure my clients leave their custom photography session with some printed items.

I strongly encourage you to print your images. When hiring a professional photographer choose one who can create a wall of goodness like this for you and smile every morning as you walk past it. Not only will it make you smile but it will make your children feel special, loved and important. They will love to pause to see the images, name all the people and notice how much they have grown and changed. It really is an investment you will treasure forever!

Displaying Family Photographs

Haley Lorraine is newborn and family photographer in the Vancouver, BC area and the Sea to Sky Corridor (Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton). Contact Haley Lorraine for more information about booking your custom photography session. Now booking Spring/Summer 2014.

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It was a very rainy Vancouver morning when I arrived at little Hugo’s home for his newborn session. Inside it was so warm, peaceful and cozy. His Mama gave me a tour and together we selected the master bedroom as the place where we would capture most of the images. With beautiful north facing widows the bedroom had the most beautiful light.

We began with images of the new family of three. I love watching new parents love on their new baby. It is such a beautiful thing to witness. Sitting together and admiring their new son. Baby kisses, family snuggles and relaxing together we created genuine photos full of love. Of course we did capture some smiling at the camera shots for Grandma but the images filled with interaction and emotion are always client favourites!

I then focused on little Hugo in his soft organic cotton sleep sac. I love how small he looks both in his parents arms and on their bed. After a quick feed Hugo was swaddled in a muslin swaddling blanket. This time I focused on all the tiny details. His tiny little ears, his precious fingers, his full head of hair and his beautiful lips. These are the type of images that I want to capture for you during a Lifestyle Newborn Photography Session, so you can remember those details forever.

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I was so glad Grandma + Grandpa dropped in for a few photos. He is the first grandchild on both sides which is something special to be documented. I have a feeling little Hugo is one extremely loved little guy!
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Haley Lorraine is Vancouver’s Lifestyle Maternity, Newborn + Family Photographer serving Vancouver, BC and the Sea to Sky Corridor (Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton). Contact Haley Lorraine for more information about booking your Signature Newborn Lifestyle Photography Session. Book your session BEFORE baby arrives to guarantee a spot on my calendar.

Click here to see another favourite image from this session.

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  • Caroline Clark Martin - beautiful images, Haley! that last one with grandma is sure to be cherished for a lifetime (or two!)

I first met this beautiful family before the birth of their first child. We celebrated their pregnancy with a maternity session and then met soon after for their newborn session. They are really laid back, fun and loving with each other. Such a great family and we always get the best photos. The images we created during their most recent family maternity session are some of my very favourite.

I love the images we were able to capture at home of this sweet little newborn at only nine days old. Newborn photos captured at home can be so relaxed, peaceful and personal. In those early days after you welcome a new baby your home is your world – where you spend your time together, where you are most comfortable. It allows me to focus on creating images that show the new connections and bonds your family shares. It also allows us to incorporate elements from the home. The antique cradle shown below was Dad’s when he was little and the bright and fun button rug was found in big sister’s playroom. I believe images that show your families connections and elements of your space are the images that will mean the most years from now.

The images we created together work to tell the story of this amazing and special time in this families life. I will be creating an heirloom keepsake album for them very similar to the one we created when their first born arrived. It is my hope that these books become treasured family keepsakes to pull out, cuddle up on the couch and remember. I imagine that someday these two will be sharing their albums with their own children remembering how little they were, how young Grandma and Grandpa looked and how much their own newborn baby resembles them.

For now let us step back into the present and celebrate the arrival of Quinn. Welcomed home with love.

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Haley Lorraine is a Lifestyle Maternity, Newborn + Family Photographer in the Vancouver, BC area and the Sea to Sky Corridor (Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton). She loves photographing newborns and families. Contact Haley Lorraine for more information about booking your Signature Newborn Photography Session. Book your session BEFORE baby arrives to guarantee a spot on my calendar. Now booking Spring/Summer 2014.

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This month’s theme for my blog circle is Something you Love. I very much love these two. I love how they play (for the most part) so well together. I love when Corinne helps Owen find something or show’s him how to do something. I also love watching my little ones being creative and crafting. We found these great paint sets at Target the other day and the kids have loved putting them to use. So many new paintings have been created!

We would love to share the joy…so how about a GIVEAWAY!

Comment below in the new Facebook comment section. Indicate which image in this set is your favourite and why. Winner will be chosen at random next Friday, March 7th and receive a $10 Target Gift Card perfect for purchasing their very own Kid Made Modern Watercolor Kit. Good luck!Squamish Family Lifestyle Photography

Click here to view Bozeman Family Photography, Kelly Kuntz’s take on this month’s theme.

Haley Lorraine is a Lifestyle Maternity, Newborn + Family Photographer in the Vancouver, BC area and the Sea to Sky Corridor. She loves photographing newborns and their families. Contact Haley Lorraine for more information about booking your Signature Lifestyle Family Photography Session. Now booking Spring 2014. Think cherry blossoms and tulips…they are coming!

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  • Becky Fletcher Keller - These are so cute Haley – Love them!

  • NC Newborn Raleigh Photographer – March Goals » Raleigh Newborn, Family, Senior, and Child Photography - […] theme for my blog circle is Something you love….just love this little guy. Click here to view Squamish Family Lifestyle Photography Haley Lorraine Photography’s take on this month’s […]

  • Anne Gosse - Lovely pictures of your children! It nice to see them. Aunt A

  • Clare Tea - Love the middle montage of your son with the paints! Adorable, Reminds me of my little nephew .

  • Marion Blundell - Fun winter activity. Still seems strange to see Owen with his net hair cut: Grandma

The second installment in my personal project for 2014. Five minutes with us (see the last five minutes here). Short and sweet and from our recent trip to Kamloops. These images may have been taken quickly but they include all three of kids in one place at the same time…a small miracle!

The girls had a the week off school so we took the opportunity to pack up and head to Grandma’s place in Kamloops. My Mom moved from North Vancouver to Kamloops when my oldest was one year old. She visits often and we try to make the trip up at least a few times a year. The weather was beautiful but all three of my kids were sick. Sorry Mom!

These images were captured on a quick trip to the park to get some much needed fresh air and soak up some sunshine. I was using my AF-S 24-70 mm f2.8 lens which I have been neglecting for the past few months. It is funny how I go through phases as to which lens is my favourite. The 24-70 mm is big, bulky and a bit too flashy when at the park playing with my kids. I usually bring a smaller lens when out and about or just use my iPhone. I was glad I brought the “big camera” this day and even more happy that I chose to pack the 24-70 mm. I love having the ability to capture the wide angled image and the beautiful scenery.Vancouver_Family_Photographer

Oh and look there I am with all three of my kiddos!North Vancouver Family Photographer

Haley Lorraine is a Lifestyle Maternity, Newborn + Family Photographer in the Vancouver, BC area and the Sea to Sky Corridor. Contact Haley Lorraine for more information about booking your Signature Family Photography Session. Now booking Spring 2014. Think Cherry Blossoms and tulips…they are coming!

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