Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!
And lest you think that I have three wonderfully behaved children who sit adoringly for me in front of the Christmas tree this is what they were doing most of the time. Sigh………… it doesn’t really get any better as they get older does it?
Living in the Fraser Valley we don’t get snow too often around here. But when we do oh how beautiful it is. I have mentioned before how much I love the snow. I find it to be breath taking and I just love the blanket of white that covers the city. This afternoon Rod and I were doing some errands and we drove past a part of the Discovery Trail. I think there was an audible gasp that came from my mouth. I made Rod drive straight home to grab my camera and then we drove straight back to photograph it. Gotta love a husband who understands the important things in life! This was my little piece of heaven today.
If you happened to miss part one of this post you can check it out here.
Micah was welcomed into the world on Wednesday, November 27th at 8:28am weighing in at 7lbs. Micah Kenneth Leroy Bjoragn is the fifth child for Chad and Naomi. As I mentioned in the previous post this isn’t the first time I have photographed a birth for Chad and Naomi. Naomi herself is a midwife and childbirth is an everyday topic in their house. Their children are very much a part of the process and it is a beautiful thing to witness.
Chad and Naomi I want to thank you for including me in this precious and sacred moment in your lives. Thank you for allowing me to capture these memories for you.
If anyone is interested in having the birth of your child photographed you can find information at the top of my page listed under “Births”.
This week I had the incredible privilege to photograph a birth. Very late on Tuesday night I got the text saying it was time! I got out of bed, quickly got dressed, grabbed my camera bag and I was out the door. This is not the first time that I have photographed a birth for Chad and Naomi. This was their fifth child and based on previous labors we were expecting things to go quickly.
Once I arrived everything was so calm and peaceful. Chad and Naomi were in a groove and doing their thing. For the middle of the night the house was sure hopping! Naomi’s mother in law was baking a cake and various people kept showing up that Naomi wanted included in her birth experience. Slowly one by one each of Naomi’s children wandered down the stairs to check out what was happening and joined in.
Naomi was absolutely amazing. This birth did not go as any of us were expecting. Micah was content to take his sweet time. Naomi showed incredible strength and was a force to be reckoned with. Note to self don’t ever mess with this woman! Micah made his appearance at 8:28am on Wednesday, November 27th weighing 7lbs.
I find with births that there are too many photographs to try and put them all into one blog post. Below you will see the photographs of Naomi laboring. Make sure to come back and check for the photographs of Micah.
If you have been following this blog for more than a year you will remember me posting about Poplar Market last year. My childrens school (ASIA – North Poplar) put this market on again and it was amazing! This market was a fundraiser for our school and it featured all local handmade and vintage items. Kelly and Bethany (along with an awesome team of people) put on such a fantastic market. The school was completely transformed and it looked incredible.
This year I also participated as a vendor! It was my first time selling and oh my…….. it is so much fun. True Delights made its debut and I do say I don’t think this will be my last market.
The vendors that attended Poplar Market were all local artisans and the quality of the items was incredible. Poplar Market also had some incredibly generous sponsors. Our sponsors included Price Smart, Staples, Spruce Collective, GoMAC, and Bourquin Printers & Signs. For a full list of all of the vendors at Poplar Market you can follow the link to the Poplar Market website.
Enjoy the photographs and make sure to mark it on your calendar for next year!
It has been awhile but last week I was able to photograph another True guitar. Rod has been working on this guitar for quite awhile. It is finished and it is beautiful! Stunning really. The rosette that looks like a stained glass window is just gorgeous. If you get a chance to hear this guitar played it sounds just as incredible as it looks. The amount of time and skill that goes into building is inspiring. This guitar has now been passed off to its new owner. Enjoy your guitar Eric!
Meet the Klassen’s! I met up with Ray & Wendy and their kids yesterday for a family portrait session. The weather was not looking very promising at all but as the clock ticked closer the rain stopped and the sun even began to peek out. We had a great time walking around. This family is super talented. They are smart. Did you know that a rainbow is a full circle? They can sing, and well! And Wendy……….. my goodness! I could do a whole blog post on her. Basically you name it and she can probably do it. Most of all this family knows how to have fun and to laugh together.
Oh and frogs. I have never seen so many frogs. There were many stops made to look at them, pick them up, and try to avoid stepping on them. A few of them may or may not have even been named.
Thanks for a wonderful time together and for allowing me to photograph your family. Enjoy the photographs.
Today marks a very special anniversary for our family. Today is the 20th anniversary of my sister, Julie’s adoption. Twenty years ago today I remember driving to Vancouver airport and anxiously awaiting to meet my sister. I was giddy excited with a grin that couldn’t be wiped off of my face. I held a bouquet of flowers and we waited so eagerly to meet her. I will forever remember seeing those big brown eyes and wondering all of the emotions that she must be feeling and what she was thinking. I remember standing in YVR with people all around us and our first group hug as a family of six. In that moment I knew that we were blessed and that our lives had forever been changed.
Julie you are an absolute gift and delight to our family. Growing up I had always wanted a sister. I had to wait eighteen years but it was worth the wait! You are one of the most compassionate people that I know. You truly love your family and care for other people. You have a great sense of humor. You have an adventurous spirit and zest for life. You bring a sparkle into any room that you walk into. You are amazing with kids and your nieces and nephews adore you. The truth is that we are all rather fond of you and love you; forever and always.
Happy 20th Anniversary Julie!
This morning my sister came by to visit and she brought with her this strikingly beautiful bouquet of dahlias that she had picked from our Mom’s garden. The colors were so vivid. Nobody else saw the sign but I could have swore that there was one that said, “must be photographed!”
Thanks Julie for the flowers and I hope you don’t mind Mom. We are thoroughly enjoying them.