Mike & Arielle | Remote Maternity Session

The weekend was planned, a baby shower for Arielle and her growing bump.

The day was March 12th, the day before my flight to Calgary. This was also the weekend that a great deal of Canadians cancelled their non-essential flights, this was pre-quarantine life. It was incredibly hard to make the call but we decided it was best if I didn’t fly to the baby-shower. Unfortunately that meant not only did I miss the beautiful party but I was also not able to do a maternity shoot for them.

Arielle and I decided to make the session happen remotely no matter what, with the help of her friend April who respected social distancing while I directed the expecting parents and suggested settings for the camera.

It was such a joy to help her from afar, thanks to April again for helping photograph, Mike Taekema for sending me all the RAWS for post processing, and Arielle for being such a positive mama! I can’t wait to virtually meet their baby later this month and hopefully in person later this year!

The sweetest moment…. I’m sure she’s thinking “You’ll be my baby, and i’ll be your Zoe.”

Andrew & Kayla (plus one) | Chilliwack Maternity Photography

Andrew and Kayla are longtime friends of mine, and I’m talking Kindergarten days. I was honored to shoot their wedding a few years back and even more blessed to hear they were pregnant. On Tuesday August the 27th at 6:49pm Andrew and Kayla welcomed Alivia Grace into the world at 9 lbs 6 oz. I am so excited to see her sweet little face and take her first photos (and of course newborn cuddles)

Much love and blessing to you both Andrew and Kayla!