November 27, 2013

Steve & Cecilia // Our Photos from Shoebox Photography!

It's that dreaded moment when you realize you have to be on the other side of the camera... oh boy.  We hadn't had any photos of ourselves (taken by another photographer) since 2010 and it was time to get some new ones for the website and our Christmas cards!

In November Steve and I had our photos taken by the lovely Melinda Werner of Shoebox Photography.  Now, you may think that being a photographer makes it easier to have photos taken of yourself, but that's not always the case!  We definitely needed direction from Melinda as she worked her magic.

It was a great learning experience... and helped us think about how our clients may feel in certain circumstances... sometimes their engagement session or wedding may be one of the first times they get professional photos done and that can make you feel awkward (like me!) or uncomfortable in front of a camera.

Here's a few of my faves taken by Shoebox Photography!  Thank you so much Melinda for the amazing photos!

All photos taken by: Shoebox Photography

PHOTOGRAPHER: Melinda Werner of Shoebox Photography
LOCATION: Barnet Marine Park, Burnaby BC

November 25, 2013

Shoot & Share Magazine // Featured!

I'm excited to share this morning that one of my images has been featured in the Shoot & Share Magazine!
The Shoot & Share Magazine is a monthly photography magazine and digital publication that shares photography tips, photo features, articles, videos and more.

My photo featured is from the Page Family's session, taken in their home in Sechelt, BC, right in their bedroom.  It was one of my favourite family sessions from last year and I'm excited to see that it continues to get attention! :)

The photo is featured alongside other amazing family portraits in a featured called "10 Family Portraits to Inspire You".

Click HERE to see the online version now!

Page Family

November 22, 2013

Brad & Sarah // Derby Reach Engagement

Brad and Sarah are friends of ours... and it made this engagement session a lot of fun!  This past summer they were engaged and will be getting married in the oh so sunny Mayan Ruviera, Mexico in March of 2014. (I'm already wishing for that warm weather now!)

We met up on a Sunday morning in October at Derby Reach Regional Park.  Derby Reach lies along the Fraser River just west of Fort Langley, BC.  I've shot a couple weddings and sessions here before, and wanted to head back for the fall colours.  Thinking I was "brilliant"... I suggested getting up early and capturing shots with the "amazing" sunlight that you get during a sunrise... Only, we ended up with a morning full of fog. :)  I guess I should have expected that our typical BC weather would kick in after all of the gorgeous sunshine we've been having this Fall.

Steve, my husband, was along to help out, carry bags, get Zoe's attention and hold the off camera flash when needed.   Brad and Sarah brought their dog, Zoe along to be included in some of the photos and she did so well!

Congratulations Brad and Sarah on your engagement!  It was a lot of fun photographing you both! 

All Images © 2013 Cecilia Flaming

November 18, 2013

Help-Portrait 2013

It’s getting to the time of the year where our wedding season slows down (due to our lovely BC weather) and where we all start thinking about Christmas! 

I’m thankful for the down time we have... the chance to spend more time with family and friends and to be able to get together with other photographers.  Another part is the opportunity to help out at different events like Help-Portrait.  

You may recall me talking about Help-Portrait in the past on the blog (2010, 2011).  Last year I missed out because we were out of the country, so I was super excited that it worked out this time around! :)  I will be helping out at the Abbotsford Help-Portrait this year on December 7, 2013.

What is Help-Portrait?

Help-Portrait is a global movement of photographers, hairstylists, make-up artists and volunteers using their time, tools and expertise to give back to those in need.   Basically... we find people in need, and take, print and deliver their picture!  

So far over 282,000 portraits have been given out since Help-Portrait started up in 2009!

If you live in the Lower Mainland, BC and are interested in volunteering or donating to the Abbotsford Help-Portrait event (Dec 7), we would LOVE to have more volunteers helping and any donations to help make our day a success!  So far we have around 35 volunteers signed up...and would love to double that amount if possible! :)

You can check out the Abbotsford Help-Portrait's blog for volunteer registration and information here!  There's also a facebook group that you can join here! Or feel free to send me an email or message me on facebook toget involved.   It would be fantastic to have more photographers, hair stylists and makeup artists get involved... the more the merrier!

Help-Portrait Links:

Help-Portrait Website
Abbotsford Help-Portrait Blog
Help-Portrait on Facebook

November 3, 2013

Our 6th Anniversary!

6 years ago today, Steve and I got married... and today is our Anniversary!!!

Our wedding took place on a really RAINY day in November.  We had expected the chance of rain and opted to have our photos taken inside the SFU Surrey Campus at Central City instead of getting soaked.  :)
Here's just a few photos from our wedding day... taken by the super talented Anita Chapman of Perfect Moments Photography!

Happy Anniversary Steve! I have loved being married to you for the past 6 years and look forward to many more!! :)

Steve & Cecilia's Wedding - November 3, 2007
Photos by: Perfect Moments Photography (Anita Chapman)