Newborn Photoshoot

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Baby Chan, Family | 0 comments

Part 2 of our baby photography journey with Joee Wong is the newborn photoshoot.  Our little monkey was 4 days old when he came over in the afternoon to snap some pics.  Looking back at them now, they are just so precious.  Babies grows so fast.  Abigail is 1 month already by this time, and looking at these pictures makes me feel nostalgic already!! Her little cute blue dress that Daddy specially bought for the photoshoot is now a shirt!  We are so glad we did this newborn shoot. Though we have been taking a lot of pictures of Abigail on our own, there really isn’t many of us together as a family – plus Joee is a baby whisperer.  Just some of my favourites here.  She is just too sweet. love her.

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All photo credit on this page goes to Joee Wong Photography.

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Maternity Photoshoot

Posted by on Sep 24, 2016 in Baby Chan, Family | 0 comments

We decided to officially capture our journey to parenthood with a 3 part photography session with Joee Wong; he was a photographer for my friend’s wedding and we really liked his style.  I recall one of the most important I asked of him was whether he likes dogs, and whether he has taken photos of dogs.  To which his response was YES!

I was 32 weeks when Joee came over to the house.  My baby bump wasn’t huge then.  Joee had to keep telling me to craddle my belly so that it would show more in pictures.

We started just us around the house:

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and then we grabbed Ellie (of course) to try to take a pic with us.  She wasn’t in the mood (at that time) as you can see:


Went up to the nursery to capture a one last shot before heading out:


And then we went to a nearby park for some natural scenery.  This is the absolute BEST photo ever. Even Ellie was modellling!


Some more of my favs:

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That’s it…we are ready for you little baby!

All photograph credits on this page goes to Joee Wong Photography

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we have an Announcement!

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Baby Chan, Blog, Ellie our Samoyed, Family | 0 comments

I think it’s about a year and a bit ago that we made an announcement…about our Ellie girl coming into our lives…

so for our 2nd announcement to our friends and family…this’s a human baby coming into our lives!  We are so excited for the new addition.  This is our rainbow baby for those that knows what that means.  And though we are a bit nervous, we have passed the 12 weeks mark and into the 2nd trimester!  Nick and I have never made it this far, so we are allowing ourselves to be excited now.

Nick also knows I was holding off doing anything for the nursery this time around until we make it pass the 12 weeks.  And then the flurry of “nesting” activities begins (need to catch up on the blog posts!)

One of the first thing we wanted to do was involved Ellie in our announcement – so we did a mini photoshoot at home.  Man. photographing a puppy doing what you want it to do (sit/stay/look) is hard.  It’s just as hard as I understand it to take pics of babies. You have the precious 2 secs before it all changes.

I was so happy with the result, so wanted to share it here:

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Doesn’t she look like a proud big sister already?!

(side note – we are keeping the baby gender a surprise, so we really have no idea if it’s a boy or girl – but some people thought the saying “big sis” implies i’m having a girl?!  no.  the Big sis refers to Ellie.  She is the older child here.)

Also want to share the pics that didn’t make the cut…but I think it’s still cute.

This was the runner up:

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And the ones that never made it to “editing”:

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Ellie is such a cutie.  Some of the shots she looks curious and confused by the little human shoes.  Good thing she’s out of her chewing phase!

Will sharing what we’ve done in the nursery soon – stay tuned!

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Wedding Highlights

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in Blog, Photography/Videography, Random Thoughts, Wedding | 1 comment

Our professional pics are back!! so excited!  it’s only been 3 months since the wedding, but reviewing it with Nick just brought back so many happy memories!

The pictures are taken by our talented photographer: Stephen Franklin and his assistant.  They followed us the entire day, not missing a single moment.  Can’t stress the importance of having a great photographer/videographer…these are your forever memories!

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