Christmas Mini Sessions || Lifestyle Session

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The details: Mini-sessions will take place on location in Langley, Abbotsford, Surrey or another location in the lower mainland. Your session fee of $250 covers a 20 minute session, 5 digital photos. There is no family size limit. This promotion runs until Dec 21, 2018. A donation from each session will be made to The Surrey Christmas Bureau to help a family in need for Christmas.

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Tree Farm Langley

Tree Farm Langley

Christmas Tree Mini Sessions Langley BC || Fernridge Christmas Tree Forest

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Fall Mini Sessions || Langley BC

Who else is ready for fall leaves and cooler nights......Pumpkin spice lattes and warm knit sweaters? Sounds lovely doesn’t it? Fall is such a gorgeous time of year. Each year as August comes to an end, I am eagerly awaiting all of these things. Some of them just can’t come fast enough!

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In promotion of this fabulous season, that is just around the corner. Sherri Preston Photography invites you to be part of our favourite mini sessions of the year. We have 12 spots available over three different dates.

20 min session includes: 3 digital images (printable to 8x12) and 1 5x7 Print OR 3 8x12 Prints

Sessions fee is $225. A $50 non-refundable retainer is required to hold your spot. The retainer will be used towards the session fee.

Dates Available: September 8, 16 and October 14

Are you ready to book? Drop me a line or reply to this email.

778.223.9329 sherriphotos@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you!

Sherri Preston

Camping in Oregon with a Toddler

We were warned. My dad told us not to go camping with a toddler. But we didn’t listen. We went camping anyways. And while we had fun, afterwards, we needed a HOLIDAY - so what did we do, we went on a road trip - with a toddler. YEP we are crazy, but honestly, we had the best two weeks, saw some of our very favourite people, played in the sand, drank lots of tea, and took in the sights. Then we went home and slept for days. Or something like that.

So where did we go? What did we do? First stop Oregon Coast…. well the first stop was off the 1-5 after Jason drove over a tire and partially ripped some metal sheet off the bottom of our car. Google told us it would take 6hrs and 45 mins to get to Barview Jetty Park…. google lied. We new some time would be added with a toddler on board but it was 10 plus hours before we arrived in the dark and the pouring rain with a toddler who was scared of the tent. We begrudgingly let him sleep with us and of course when you sleep with a bed hog toddler on an old air mattress with a tall husband there is not a lot of sleeping room or comfort. We woke up to wind and rain, thankful for a tarp overhead our very holey tent. We spent the day at the Bayview Jetty Beach and drove into Rockaway for a delicious coffee break. We napped and drank tea and sat around the fire. It sounds so relaxing doesn’t it? Well except for teaching our toddler to stay away from the fire pit and to stop running out of the campsite. Except for that. :D The following day we had sunshine. Glorious sunshine, so we packed up and drove to Cannon Beach, toured around, went for lunch and explored the big rock formations. It was a great day! Enroute home the next day we stopped at Rockaway Beach and got some great family photos. Just don’t zoom in because Jason is blinking! I loved the photo too much to ditch it. So now we have a blinking family photo. Welcome to parenthood :) oregoncoast-3.jpg oregoncoast-7.jpg oregoncoast-9.jpg oregoncoast-11.jpg oregoncoast-12.jpg oregoncoast-13.jpg oregoncoast-14.jpg oregoncoast-16.jpg oregoncoast-18.jpg oregoncoast-20.jpg oregoncoast-22.jpg oregoncoast-23.jpg oregoncoast-25.jpg oregoncoast-27.jpg oregoncoast-28.jpg

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What to Expect and What to Wear for Your Outdoor Photo Session

WHAT TO EXPECT

1. Lots of fun and laughter. Our goal is to get you laughing. Laughing photos are my favourite.

2. We shoot rain, shine, cloudy or snowy. As long as it’s safe, we will photograph you. Some of the best sessions happen in the craziest weather. How can you not laugh at the torrential downpour in the midst of sunshine. With the constant changing elements, we’ve learned to make it great in all conditions. Don’t worry I don’t mind running for cover or having my assistants hold umbrellas over your head. 281A0191.jpg

3. There might be puddles and there might be puddle jumping.

4. If the sun is in your eyes we can work with that! 281A0171.jpg

5. If you really really do not want a rainy day session…. please tell me and I will do my best to accommodate. Last minute cancellations will have a fee.

THE WARDROBE:

A) If you wear really busy patterns, people will see the patterns before you face.

B) Co-ordinate your wardrobes so they compliment each other. 281A0432.jpg

C) Bring an umbrella and or a raincoat. This is rainy country!

D) Bring secondary shoes in case of lots of walking, climbing or puddle jumping

E) White can wash out many skin tones. If you wear white, consider adding a colourful accessory to your outfit.

F) We love props. Do you have things you love as a family that you want to include? Bring it! 281A9876-Edit-Edit.jpg

G) The Vanelles are our merchant for props and knits for our newborns and toddlers. If you have something in mind let me know and do our best to make it happen! Fees may apply.

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Remember these are just my suggestions from my experiences. You can do whatever you want!

Maternity Styled Shoot || Granville Island

A year and a half ago I had a baby, and as I changed and joyfully walked blindly into the newness of motherhood, I knew my business had to change with me. I was different - the miracle of pregnancy and child raising let me enter an exclusive club of motherhood - I didn’t even know existed. I still can’t even comprehend that in one moment my baby was in womb and then he was out. There are no words to describe it. Instead of speaking the words that are amiss - I photograph life. Babies, newborns, families and expectant moms (and dads) - both adoptive and biological. That is my business. The miracle of life. When I planned this shoot a year ago, I knew I wanted Claire to be my Momma-to-be - her natural beauty and gorgeous eyes and incredible joy and excitement to enter motherhood were the perfect combination. As long as I have known Claire, she has wanted a family. Before motherhood she was a fierce businesswoman (award-winning kitchen designer extraordinaire), and now she has taken on the role of Motherhood with grace. Claire is a playful, take life and run with it kind of girl. She also loves things to look beautiful; I wanted her playfulness and her love for beauty to shine amongst her beautiful baby belly. So enter Claire and her precious soon-to-be-born baby girl (now almost one year old), to the playful and colourful Granville Island, a gem in the heart of Vancouver overlooking False Creek and the Burrard Street Bridge.

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Much Gratitude fo Jayme at A Unique Botique for her ever lovely florals. Your floral crowns were lovely. To Sarah from Killenink for her amazing make up artistry. She's got talent folks. To Courtney for holding my relflector and coming along for the ride. Thank you to Granville Island for being the perfect venue, over and over. And of course thank you Claire for being the most cooperative and beautiful Momma.

A Walk Along False Creek || Vancouver Family Photos

When I first met Johnny and Kelly about 6 years ago they declared themselves, “Just friends.” We all knew better. Meet Johnny and Kelly and their sweet little girl. Kelly and Johnny love the city and hoped for photos that echoed their love for it. Photographing this family was easy, they were so relaxed and ready for anything. Even baby L was on board with our adventure. Johnny and Kelly have entered into parenthood with a calm grace. Baby L is a blessed little one. 281A0296.jpg 281A0299.jpg 281A0307.jpg 281A0321.jpg 281A0362.jpg 281A0381.jpg 281A0385.jpg 281A0405.jpg 281A0426.jpg 281A0432.jpg 281A0458.jpg 281A0464.jpg 281A0494.jpg 281A0528-Edit.jpg 281A0535.jpg 281A0548.jpg 281A0597-Edit.jpg 281A0628.jpg 281A0638.jpg

Much Gratitude to Michelle from The VanElles for her lovely knit pouf to Joey from Joey Armstrong Photography for all her help and to False Creek Ferries for the amazing ride along False Creek. The sites don’t get any better than the view from the water.

Four Friends, Four Moms, Four Babies: Langley Maternity Photography

Being pregnant is a blessing, but it can also be very challenging. What a beautiful thing it is, when you get to have a friend to share it with. Well these lovely ladies each had three friends. As the seasons changed we documented them together, before each birth, and again once all the babies were born. As you might notice, the order changed at the end and we are missing a photo because dear little baby M decided to join us early and baby A decided (much to his momma's dismay) to come really late. Thus the last two babies entered this world only days apart. What a celebration. Four babies in almost four months. Welcome to the world you beautiful babies. I just know you'll all be friends.

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Motherhood

The other day after a one year old photo shoot, I asked my assistant if she would like a juice box. I grabbed her juice from the back seat of the car, and as she said, "you're such a mom." I was proceeding to remove the wrapper off her straw... Needless to say, I stopped, and let her finish her own straw. We laughed about it and went on our way. But weeks later, I realize how much of a defining moment that was, how fast I became a mother. How seamlessly, Joshua has fit into our lives. yearone_03.jpg

From the moment he was placed into my arms, I couldn't imagine it any other way. I can no longer watch or hear about sad stories involving kids or babies, without wanting to burst into tears. Motherhood. It only takes a moment to become a mother. One. Tiny. Moment.

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Joshua brings so much laughter and joy into our world. He is already an adventurer. He will climb anything he can, and try to climb everything he can't. He never stops trying - or moving! He is always waiting for us with a smile. He could be crying and crying, but we know the tears will dry faster than we can think and out comes his little cheeky grin. The cheekiness is ALL McLeod. (Thanks, Dad) The other day we were hanging out at the Watershed Cafe and he was hamming it up with the lady sitting behind Jason. She turned and said with a bright eyed smile, "you need to make 5 more of him!" Well maybe not 5 more! But first, we need to teach him to share!

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Photo Credit: Jason Preston

Welcome to the World Baby K || Abbotsford Newborn Session

This soon-to-be Toronto Blue Jays fan just melted my heart. An obvious Daddy's girl already, Baby K is 6 days new and what a precious bundle she is. Don't worry little girl, mommy will make sure you get to do girlie things too. What a life you'll have, your parents adore you. 

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Cheesecloth Wraps by Sherriphotos

Promoted to Big Sister || Langley Maternity Photographer

This little sweetheart has been promoted. She is officially a big sister, and she is excellent at her job. I love maternity sessions, lit in natural light. I love casual photos where the kids get to play & photos that show the love of family. These three. I love these three. Mom-to-be is one of my favourites. She has been in my life for 14 years. Thats a good long friend. She's the real deal. Loyal, funny, & honest. She has the biggest servant heart of anyone I know. She has saved my butt on more occasions than I can count. And thing about it, she NEVER complains. That my friends, is a rare gift. I am so grateful for her and so happy for her as she is officially a mom of two. Congratualtions my friends.vancouver maternity photography, langley maternity photographer, maternity, mom-to-be, big sister, purple, natural light, sherri preston, lifestyle photography, mother-daughter, blue eyes vancouver maternity photography, langley maternity photographer, maternity, mom-to-be, big sister, purple, natural light, sherri preston, lifestyle photography, mother-daughter, blue eyes vancouver maternity photography, langley maternity photographer, maternity, mom-to-be, big sister, purple, natural light, sherri preston, lifestyle photography, mother-daughter, blue eyes vancouver maternity photography, langley maternity photographer, maternity, mom-to-be, big sister, purple, natural light, sherri preston, lifestyle photography, mother-daughter, blue eyes

The Martins: Fort Langley Family Photos

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Many many days ago, I had the privilege of spending a couple hours in Fort Langley, with this amazing family. As I photographed them, they laughed, they joked, we walked and talked and eventually ended the evening with ice cream from Marina's Gelato. Extended family shoots, are one of my favourites. There is always so much love, and warmth and of course there is always fun. You can see the true love this family has for one another, in how they interact, their expressions. They are beautiful.

This shoot, a gift to Grandma for Mother’s Day. And though, I photographed them this past summer, we kept the shoot under wraps so the photos could be a Christmas surprise for even more extended family, and of course, friends. What better day is there to blog these precious photos, about these precious friends of mine, but on family day. So here you go. Meet the Martins - a family that loves, a contagious welcoming love, that makes everyone around them smile.

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No More Waiting: Campbell Valley Family Photos || Langley BC

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It took some time, some waiting and a lot of love and grace, but this spring, the adorably loving couple were able to bring home their sweet Bennett. They waited so long for him, prayed so hard for him and now here he is the perfect addition to their sweet family. Last winter we secretly did a “waiting for you” session. They knew one day a little boy would be theirs. They didn’t know what little boy, with adoption you can never be sure. They just knew that there would be some boy in need of love and family. So welcome Bennett, to your forever home.

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Announcing Christmas Mini Sessions: McFee's Christmas Tree Farm

Hello! We are so excited to announce this year's Christmas Mini Sessions! We have been able to secure an awesome location, and it will be completely private. McFee's Christmas Tree Farm has kindly offered us the use of their farm on Nov 23rd from 1-4:30pm.

We want these sessions to be about you and your family. We ask that you bring that special ornament or decoration to put on the tree closest to where we will be taking your photos.

Session fee includes: 20 min session, 6 digital images, 25 family photo Christmas cards (all cards are the same), 30 online gallery

For more details and to book your session, please contact Sherri at 778.223.9329 or sherriphotos@gmail.com.

We can't wait to photograph you and yours!

Sherri

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A Nanoose Bay Beach Wedding || Andrea and Jay

Andrea and Jay have a beautiful love, an electric chemistry. Their wedding day was perfectly them. Down to earth, relaxed and stress free, ending with a swim in the ocean, drinks with their dearest friends and family, and of course a Harley ride, or two. 2014-09-03_0001.jpg 2014-09-03_0002.jpg

Andrea grew up going to this beach, this cottage. She spent weekends here as a teen and then as an adult. It was her dream to be married in this place, that held so many precious memories. Her grandparents owned it at one time and now it’s a family property shared amongst her mom’s siblings. When Jay proposed they didn’t have to search venues. All they needed was a tent in case of rain. But the weather was on their side. It was a beautiful sunny day that Saturday, with the perfect amount of cloud cover to make the ceremony light perfect.

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The moment she started down the isle with her arm linked in her dad’s took my breath away, it was hard to maintain composure as I fought to fight back my tears of joy. Andrea’s dad worked hard to be able walk her down the isle. After over a decade of suffering from Parkinson’s, his ability to do so was difficult, but as the months and weeks led up to Andrea and Jay’s big day, he worked with a trainer so he could have the joy of walking his only daughter down the isle.

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Congratulations, Andrea and Jay. Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your day. To celebrate with you. You two, are beautiful.

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The Barretts: Derby Reach Heritage Area || Family Portraits

Meet the Barretts. You know what I adore about this little family? They are not afraid of a little fun, a little spontaneity and a little romance. They love and smile big, A beautiful reflection of the faith they live by, they don't just love Jesus. They live it. You don't see them complain when life throws them curve balls - you see them learn from each experience. They don't just live life, they embrace it. When my husband and I first met them, they told us we seemed like a seasoned couple. But the truth is, that's what we see in them. A true team and now a precious family.2014-01-30_0003.jpg 2014-01-30_0001.jpg 2014-01-30_0002.jpg 2014-01-30_0004.jpg 2014-01-30_0005.jpg 2014-01-30_0006.jpg 2014-01-30_0007.jpg 2014-01-30_0008.jpg

In Loving Memory: Fish Trap Creek Park Family Photos

I was worried about this shoot, I thought it would be hard. I prepared for the unexpected because in just a few short hours, this precious family would go to church, where they would say goodbye to someone they loved. They would celebrate the life he lived and who he meant to all of them. For Marilyn (Mom and Grandma), this person was her husband, Alan. She was one of the first ones to arrive at Fish Trap Creek Park, and she told me that this was the place her and Alan walked often. She looked wistful as she reminisced these times. It was a happy place for her. Hannah (to whom Alan was called Poppy) shared that nature was his place to connect with people, with his family. It was a place he loved to be. As my assistant and I arrived at Fish Trap the rain was out in full force, but as we prepped and scouted the area, the clouds started to part and by the time the whole family arrived, the sun shone. It was like a little gift to a family who needed a little something special to get them through a tough day. As hard as I thought this shoot would be, it wasn't. There was laughter, there was family, and there was sunshine. It was a beautiful time spent to honour a man they all loved and cherished.

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The Brandners: Family Portrait Session || Campbell Valley Regional Park

Meet the Brandners. It was such a privilege to photograph this lovely family for the second time. Last years session, poured rain until about 30 mins after our session when the clouds broke. At the time, I rolled my eyes at the blue sky playing peak-a-boo. Probably because I was sitting my car drenched and my camera soaked (thankfully it faired well). Despite that moment, I am glad it rained. I got to be a part of something special. I got to see an incredible family take circumstances as-is, and run with it. We got some great photos that day. Some great smiles and even greater memories. This time around the rain held off and we met at Campbell Valley Regional Park. It's such a great location for a family session with old heritage farm buildings and lots of wide open space. campbell valley, sherri preston photography, sherriphotos, family photos, lifestyle photography, langley photographer, surrey photographer, kid photography, park, barn, heritage campbell valley, sherri preston photography, sherriphotos, family photos, lifestyle photography, langley photographer, surrey photographer, kid photography, park, barn, heritage campbell valley, sherri preston photography, sherriphotos, family photos, lifestyle photography, langley photographer, surrey photographer, kid photography, park, barn, heritage campbell valley, sherri preston photography, sherriphotos, family photos, lifestyle photography, langley photographer, surrey photographer, kid photography, park, barn, heritage campbell valley, sherri preston photography, sherriphotos, family photos, lifestyle photography, langley photographer, surrey photographer, kid photography, park, barn, heritage campbell valley, sherri preston photography, sherriphotos, family photos, lifestyle photography, langley photographer, surrey photographer, kid photography, park, barn, heritage campbell valley, sherri preston photography, sherriphotos, family photos, lifestyle photography, langley photographer, surrey photographer, kid photography, park, barn, heritage campbell valley, sherri preston photography, sherriphotos, family photos, lifestyle photography, langley photographer, surrey photographer, kid photography, park, barn, heritage campbell valley, sherri preston photography, sherriphotos, family photos, lifestyle photography, langley photographer, surrey photographer, kid photography, park, barn, heritage campbell valley, sherri preston photography, sherriphotos, family photos, lifestyle photography, langley photographer, surrey photographer, kid photography, park, barn, heritage campbell valley, sherri preston photography, sherriphotos, family photos, lifestyle photography, langley photographer, surrey photographer, kid photography, park, barn, heritage campbell valley, sherri preston photography, sherriphotos, family photos, lifestyle photography, langley photographer, surrey photographer, kid photography, park, barn, heritage campbell valley, sherri preston photography, sherriphotos, family photos, lifestyle photography, langley photographer, surrey photographer, kid photography, park, barn, heritage campbell valley, sherri preston photography, sherriphotos, family photos, lifestyle photography, langley photographer, surrey photographer, kid photography, park, barn, heritage

Jericho Beach Family Photos : The Lazarian Family

It was supposed to rain, but thankfully for this adorably fun family the rain held off. We had so much fun as the kids played in the sand and ran around on the beach. The family dog in on the running action jumped in to make the most perfect family photo at the very moment I snapped the shutter. I love smiling laughing photos. My favorite are these unexpected moments that create the most natural happy face. 2013-12-28_0018.jpg 2013-12-28_0025.jpg 2013-12-28_0026.jpg 2013-12-28_0028.jpg 2013-12-28_0023.jpg 2013-12-28_0024.jpg 2013-12-28_0019.jpg 2013-12-28_0029.jpg

My husband was my second shooter on this lovely saturday morning. He caught some of the beautiful candid moments of the kids.

Holland Park Surrey BC Family Photos : The Sangha's

I love family. I adore families who gather together. This extended family knows how to laugh and joke and carry on. It was non stop laughing through the entire shoot. They just loved to be together and loved to shine. It warmed my heart that to them, family didn't stop at immediate, but kept on going. A family who loves, laughs, and cherishes one another. That's the real deal.

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