December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!




December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!




Hope everyone is having a great Christmas Eve so far!  Just wanted to send out a Merry Christmas to everyone!  Take time to enjoy the holidays with your family + friends and have a Happy New Year!




December 23, 2014

The New Website Launch!



This is a super, exciting, crazy week...  First, there are only 2 days until CHRISTMAS! ...and second - I am excited to announce that my NEW website has launched!  I wasn't even sure I would have it finished before Christmas, so I kept it on the "down-low", but things came together faster than expected and it's now LIVE!

For the past couple of weeks I've spent any spare moment and a couple late nights tackling the site and getting everything together.  I went ahead and did a complete overhaul... on literally EVERYTHING.  From changing to a new web host to scrapping the previous design and starting from scratch.  I'm excited that it's finally all put together and up to date!

The new website and mobile site!
the new PHOTO GALLERIES page! 

If you haven't had a chance yet, head on over to my website and let me know what you think! (Either comment below or fill out my contact form).  You can also participate in a GIVEAWAY to win a photo session. (Scroll down to see how to enter!)

LOVE the new MOBILE version of my site!  Easy  to navigate the photo galleries on your tablet or phone!

LAUNCH GIVEAWAY!

In celebration of the new site (and Christmas!), I will be giving away three prizes!  First prize is a photo session (this can be portrait, family or engagement). Second + Third prizes will each receive a $25 Starbucks gift card! 

Anyone can enter!  Session location is limited to the Lower Mainland and Vancouver area in BC, Canada.  Contest closes on December 31st, midnight and the winner(s) will be contacted on January 5th!  

How To Enter...
There are 3 ways you can enter... or do all three for bonus entries!  

INSTAGRAM - To enter the contest, instagram either a screen cap of the new Cecilia Flaming Photography website or use this image posted below!  Tag + Follow @CeciliaFlaming and hashtag #CeciliaFlamingLaunch and you'll be entered to win a photo session or Starbucks gift card!



BLOG COMMENT - leave a comment below telling me what you most look forward to at Christmas time and you'll be entered into the contest!

WEBSITE CONTACT FORM -  Visit the website and contact me via the contact form!  Let me know why you would like to win a photo session from Cecilia Flaming Photography and you'll be entered into the contest!

Remember, you only need to do one of these to enter... but if you do all three, you'll hae 3 entries total into the contest to win a photo session or Starbucks gift card!
Looking forward to reading your comments and hearing your feedback on the new site!

(PS. If you see any links not working on the website, give me a heads up! haha, I tried going through it all, but I know things can be missed).

December 15, 2014

Flaming Family Christmas Gathering! // Personal



Saturday was the first of many family gatherings for Christmas this year and we celebrated with the extended Flaming family in a barn!

My parents-in-law have an amazing barn with a loft that is big enough to accommodate our whole extended family!  It was a unique place to have a party and a great time visiting and catching up with cousins, aunts and uncles.  Another neat part about the loft was that we were actually eating our dinner in the set for 'Supernatural" as well!  (TV show filmed in Vancouver).  The set was already up and built, ready for filming this week.

Here's just a few fun shots from our Christmas gathering and a couple from around the farm.  Thanks to everyone who was brave enough to get in front of my camera! :)

December 8, 2014

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...



Things have quieted down for Cecilia Flaming Photography... I am officially done all of my booked sessions + weddings for this year and already looking forward to what 2015 will bring!
I realize there hasn't been much activity on the blog lately, but I've been kept busy with inquiries and meeting up with some amazing couples for their weddings next year!  Things are booking up and it's exciting!

If you are still keen on booking a winter family or engagement session for 2014 (or early 2015) - I'm ready to bring out my camera anytime! ...feel free to contact me at cecilia@ceciliaflaming.com

Meanwhile I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas... hope you are already enjoying the holidays... remember to take time to just enjoy this time of the year with your family + friends!

November 4, 2014

Siemens Family // Chilliwack, BC




Can I just say how much I LOVE shooting in the fall?  The colours of the leaves and being outdoors... it's a perfect setting for photos!  Last Sunday I had the chance to drive out to Chilliwack and spend the afternoon with the Siemens family at their property along the river!

When I arrived it was raining... (like the usual BC weather we get this time of the year).  We gathered under a covered area around a fire pit to stay warm and waited out the rain, and it actually disappeared within a few minutes!

Blue sky appeared and the sun came out... just in time. :)  The Siemens family wanted to take photos around their property since this is one of the places that they spend a lot of time together through the year.   The landscape along with the fall colours was gorgeous.

Big thanks to the whole family for doing so great in front of the camera and braving the colder weather!  I had a great time photographing all of you!  Hope you enjoy your photos! :)








All Images © 2014 Cecilia Flaming

See more photos in their online gallery HERE

November 3, 2014

Our 7th Anniversary!



I can’t believe it’s been 7 years since our wedding!  So in celebration of our anniversary I wanted to share a few photos from our wedding day taken by Anita Chapman of Perfect Moments Photography. :)


October 27, 2014

Siemens Family // Preview!



Yesterday afternoon I spent the afternoon in Chilliwack with the Siemens' family on their property along the river for their family photos!  Here's just a couple favourites of mine so far... more coming soon!
I'm so glad the weather cleared up and that the sun even made an appearance! :)



All Images © 2014 Cecilia Flaming

October 14, 2014

Prospera's Annual Photography Competition // Winning Photos!



I found out that a couple of my photos were going to be in Prospera's 2015 calendar a couple months ago... but waited to post anything until they announced the winners... and today was the day!

I am super excited that TWO of my photos won in Prospera's Annual Photography Competition!  All of the winning photos were printed in Prospera Credit Union's 2015 Calendar... which I just got a couple copies of this weekend. :)
The winning photos are posted on Prospera's facebook page...check them all out HERE!  (there are a lot of great, colourful images!).

"Winter Berries" is printed for December 2014, the first image in the calendar.  I snapped this last winter in our neighborhood after a big snow fall.


"Farmer's Market" is the month of August 2015, and who doesn't like asparagus? :)  I snapped this while walking around Granville Island (in Vancouver).  The veggie & fruit stands are always so colorful... and I didn't realize how popular the asparagus would get!


Thank you to Prospera for picking the images (and thank you for the prize money!).

If you live in BC, head on over to your local Prospera Credit Union and pick up a calendar!  They will be out in branches on Credit Union Day, this Thursday (Oct 16).

October 2, 2014

Aaron & Danielle: City in the Park // Heritage Hall Wedding



Aaron and Danielle's wedding took place beginning of this month on a gorgeous, sunny Friday!  I really love all the personal touches that they both added into their wedding... from the jewelry, to the centrepieces, and guests having the chance to play Mario Kart during their reception! (You'll see what I'm talking about as you go through their photos) :)

Aaron and Danielle first met through an online dating site... they were a 99% match! :)  They got engaged on vacation while visiting Angkor Wat in Cambodia.  After walking around for a few hours, Aaron found a quiet place and they sat on a ledge overlooking a pond.  Danielle started looking through their photos captured from that day and Aaron started talking about the various adventures they had been on together... when she looked up he was pulling out the ring! :)

The morning of their wedding I headed over to the Metrotown Hilton where Danielle, the bride, was getting ready.  Danielle was joined by her mother, maid of honor and two bridesmen at the hotel.  Hair and makeup were just finished, so it was a perfect time to get some details and then photos of her getting into her dress along with the final touches...


Meanwhile, Angy, my assistant was over at the Groom's apartment taking getting ready photos of the guys!  Thank ypu Angy for capturing these shots!


Aaron and Danielle chose to have a First Look and all of their photos done before their ceremony... so everyone met up at City in the Park.  This location is amazing and such a great place for photos!  The gardens at City in the Park are inspired by Hampton Court and Versailles and have an amazing staircase feature.

This was the first time Aaron got to see his gorgeous bride!


I want to give out a big THANKS to the whole wedding party for being so patient, cooperative and such great sports in front of the camera - it was great working with all of you and you all looked fabulous!  The blue dress and accents really stood out and looked amazing!


And now for some of my favourites of Aaron & Danielle!


Aaron & Danielle scouted out a "secret spot" for some of their bride & groom phoots in a forest area - it was right across the street from City in the Park!  You would have never guessed that this spot was right behind the tall apartment towers in the area... it was a gorgeous setting and we found an amazing tree to incorporate in their photos.


After all of their photos were captured, it was now time to get MARRIED! :)

The rest of the wedding day was spent at Heritage Hall.   Heritage Hall is a historic and elegant venue in Vancouver, a perfect setting for their wedding.  I loved the atmosphere of the hall... it's a grand scale, huge windows, stained glass chandeliers and pillars that made their ceremony and reception more "magical".


For their reception we stayed at the same location!  The reception took place at Heritage Hall... it was decorated beautifully along with personalized centerpieces that matched their interests and hobbies!  Different centerpieces were themed after "Dr. Who", "Transformers", "Harry Potter" and the "Justice League" and many more... it was really creative!


Now it was time to cut the cake... a Mario Kart wedding cake!  Love how Aaron and Danielle tied their hobbies and interests into their wedding decor and the cake! 


I loved that they set up Mario Kart during the reception so that family and friends could play if they weren't dancing or having fun at the photobooth! :)


Congratulations Aaron & Danielle on your marriage - hope you had an amazing honeymoon and felt blessed by all of the family & friends who celebrated with you on your wedding day!






All Images © 2014 Cecilia Flaming

To see more photos from Aaron & Danielle's wedding, visit their online gallery HERE! 


CREDITS

Assistant Photographers: Angy Townson, Bianca Henderson

Bride Getting Ready Location: Metrotown Hilton
Makeup & Hair Stylist: Mink Makeup + Hair
Bride's Dress: Romantic Bridals // Ruby Bridal
Bridesmaid's Dress: Ruby Bridal
Bridal Party's Accessories: Etsy 
Mens' Attire: Tip Top Tailors

Photography Location: City in the Park
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Heritage Hall
Officiant: Doug Cameron
Photobooth: Hoopla Photobooth