Wedding photographer for the genuine & down to earth couple. Based in Maple Ridge, BC - open to trav
Operating as usual
WE JUST LAUNCHED THE BIGGEST GIVEAWAY WE’VE EVER OFFERED!! Go check it out on my Instagram, you’re not going to want to miss this $8500 giveaway!
PLANNING A WEDDING FOR 2022??? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I think we can agree, Covid has been sh*t!... So it's time to give back and make someones wedding planning a little less stressful! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
@jordandoakphotography and I cannot wait to share what we have in the works! Make sure you're following us both, you're not gonna wanna miss this!!
📷 : @robynstrongphotography
“I gave you life but really, you gave me mine”
Mother’s Day sessions are here! ❤️
April 18 & May 2nd
15 images - gallery upgrade available
$275 - 50% due at the time of booking
...Or spouses... treat your ladies!!
Click here to book:
What's a session with me like??
It's full of laughter, a ton of sarcasm and pretty much me just constantly embarrassing myself trying to get get the kids (and adults 😉) to become my bff!!
No matter what type of session it is (family, maternity, engagement, wedding etc.) My goal is simply to just have FUN! To forget about all the crazy sh*t going on in the world, focus on each other & just spend some laid back, stress free time together all while I capture the in between genuine candid moments that really showcase who you are!
Soooo... Let's hang out!!
My session rates will be increasing come January 1st but you can lock in my current rates for a session anytime next year (date does not need to be selected yet) with a deposit!
I am currently booking sessions into the spring and almost all summer session dates have been filled. Weddings are booking into 2022... so shoot me a message and let's hang out!!
Maybe posting an image of a happy adorable care free child will help to remind us that there is still happiness and joy in the world ❤️
And just like that my last baby is 2!!! ❤️
Blake is the “wild” child of the three thats for sure 🤣 but I have a feeling her feisty, stand up for herself, knows what she wants personality will take her great places! 🙌
I love you my sweet Blakey, you have completed our family in the absolute best way possible!! ❤️ Happy Birthday!!
Sometimes you have to just turn on “Let it go” & dance your damn heart out during the most magical sunset.... & I’m here for it! 🙌🥰
Are you a list person too? The satisfaction of crossing something off a list is like no other 🤣
Every Sunday night I compile a list of all the things I need to get done for the week. It not only helps me stay on top of everything but helps me feel very productive!
& sometimes when my to do list is through the roof and I know I won’t be able to do it all I’ll add things like “shower” & “eat lunch” just to make sure I have something to cross off 🤣
What helps you stay productive??
You know... there are MANY things I wish were not happening around us right now. But I honestly cannot wait for the day that paranoia, anxiety and the unknown doesn’t take up a lot of our days anymore!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I miss whatever it was that we all talked about before March.
TREE FARM MINI SESSIONS!!
update: sessions have been filled ❤️
I have opened up 2 more dates for tree farm sessions and there are only 4 spots left!!!
Gallery upgrade available
Located in Maple Ridge
Head here to snag one of the last spots!
Let’s celebrate the small stuff. What are you grateful for today??
I’m grateful for Disney plus ... because I’m way too freaking exhausted to parent today 🙌😉
Did you know that before diving full time into photography I managed a daycare centre? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Yup. I worked in daycare for almost 8 years. I loved working with kids, & of course I still love kids! Also, the experience I had while working in childcare has helped me extremely while interacting with kids during a shoot!! I started off shooting so many of the families and friends I had within the daycare and it definitely helped me grow my business from the ground up! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I am so thankful to have the most supportive husband who trusted me to take the chance, and encouraged me to go full time with photography after we had our second child! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Moral of my story, sometimes new things are scary. Sometimes chances are scary. But if you love it. Do it. If you dream for it, work at it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Where did you start out? Was there a job that you've had that you are so thankful for helping you get to where you are?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tell me below!
🎉 * * *𝑇 𝐻 𝐼 𝑅 𝑇 𝑌 𝑇 𝐻 𝑅 𝐸 𝐸 * * * 🎉
Cheers to another amazing year filled with not taking myself too seriously, spending time with everyone I love, doing what I love, singing horribly, dancing like no one is watching & not giving a sh*t about anything that doesn't give me happiness!
Thanks for being a part of another great year! Love you all! ❤️
I don’t know about you but this patch of sun we’ve had the last few days has been gooood for my soul 😍😍
Let’s just not talk about what the rest of the weeks forecast looks like 🙄
“𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑙𝑖𝑚𝑖𝑡, 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑦 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛 𝑖𝑡“
If having my entire schedule wiped clear for 3 months taught me anything it was a full on realization that I was over working myself!!
One of my hardest challenges about being my own boss is simply SAYING NO!
& it took me seeing how much sleep I was missing, spending quiet days with my kids knowing that I was fully caught up with my editing and that I didn’t have to rush to the computer every single chance I got & looking forward to a family day on a weekend which did not happen often enough! To realize that I need to...
• say no
• stick to the limit of shoots that I set for myself per week
• give myself a more clear work schedule as much as possible with 3 kids and no childcare 🤦♀️
• sleep more!
• take a weekend off!
• sit on my ass & not feel guilty about not working!
I know that my value and worth as a photographer DOES NOT come from how many shoots I can complete in a month, but from the quality I can provide & the time I can pour into caring for each & every one of my clients!
But that also means that I only have a couple of dates left for summer sessions and my fall is now filling up! So message me if you’re thinking about booking this year!
& to all of my fellow photog friends who don’t know when too much is too much, you’re not alone!!!
Just remember that you do not need to fit in that last minute client just because you feel guilty saying no! Because if you do, you will feel swamped and completely overwhelmed in every way possible... & you know you will!
I feel you. I was you.
I love photography more than anything!! I can’t imagine doing anything else!
But I am a better mom, wife, friend, business owner, photographer, daughter etc. When I take a break & fill every area of myself!!
But hey, good thing it only took a pandemic to realize that. 🤣
Comment below if this resonates with you! & then do yourself a solid this week by saying no. Your business won’t fail because of it, I promise! ❤️
This is week 10 of homeschooling ... WEEK 10!! 😳
Never in a million years did I think I would have been at this for so long & I’m proud to say I’m not entirely losing my mind! So that’s positive right? 🤣 The first few weeks were rough but we found a groove and I realized there was no way we could do all that was being asked of us so I cut it in half! Best decision ever!
I’ve realized that I can love my kids more than anything in the world and never ever want to homeschool them and that is totally ok!! I am not less of a parent because that!
So if you’re also in this position, just know that you’re not alone! I am loooving this extra at home time with them and I’m so grateful to have it! But I’m 100% on the countdown to summer!! ✌️
Saying “I do” with just you two and your best friends by your side is pretty damn special if you ask me!! ❤️
𝐼𝑆 𝑌𝑂𝑈𝑅 𝑊𝐸𝐷𝐷𝐼𝑁𝐺 𝐵𝐸𝐼𝑁𝐺 𝐸𝐹𝐹𝐸𝐶𝑇𝐸𝐷 𝐵𝑌 𝐶𝑂𝑉𝐼𝐷?
If it has been, what have you chosen to do with your plans?? Hearing what others are going to do can be so helpful for those who are still unsure and making a decision about their day!
Have you decided to wait until next year?
Or maybe to elope?
Have you chosen to go ahead with your date with a smaller guest list?
Or maybe you are choosing to have a small ceremony this year and planning for a reception next year?
There are so many options regarding this entire thing & I know having some insight from other couples who are also going through the same situation can help so much!!
No matter what just remember that your wedding is a day, your marriage is a lifetime ❤️
I wanna hear it! What do your future wedding plans look like??👇
"wow my eye looks like a really pretty sunset!!" is probably the most positive way my 4 year old could respond to a massive black eye and stitches. ❤️
I've been snuggling her extra tight this week because this incident was the first time in my almost 7 years of being a parent that I officially realized I can't keep them in a bubble forever. 🤦♀️
All I know is that she didn't get her tough side from me, thats for sure. 🤣
This is EXACTLY how I’m feeling inside right now!!
I needed some good news and what was released today on moving forward with small gatherings and hugging our family could not have come at a better time for me!! I’m feeling ALL the feels right now!! I know it’s not back to normal and I know these are small steps but these small steps are HUGE for me and for my mental health! 💕
On that note... I am officially back to booking sessions!! AND IM SOOOO HAPPY!!! I will be in contact with everyone who had to get rescheduled from all of this and taking on new bookings as well! I will of course be complying to the 6 foot distancing rule while shooting and all sessions will take place outdoors!
SO if you were wanting to book your engagement session, family session, or just a “yay we can see the light at the end of the tunnel session!!” I am down!!!! 🎉
Double tap if you’re as excited about this as I am!! 🙌
I may not be able to go out and shoot right now but I'll be damned if I don't use this time to be productive on the back end of my business!!
Soooo with that being said... I need your help for something I am working on!!
If you got married or are getting married in the Fraser Valley/Vancouver area... which vendors from your wedding would you tell your newly engaged friend that they ABSOLUTELY need to hire!?
WHO did you absolutely love working with and would recommend in a heart beat!
Maybe your flowers were exactly what you had envisioned, your coordinator helped your day run so smoothly, your cake was the most delicious (moist😉) piece of heaven youve ever put in your mouth, or your DJ lit up the dance floor!
Whoever it was that stands out from your day or in your planning process so far, I would love to hear it!!
Tag them below!!! 👇👇👇
Tell me, what is the first thing you’re going to do when this is all over???
After hugging every single person I know, going to a store and casually shopping without feeling rushed or too close to people... I’m going run my little legs as fast as they can go straight to a restaurant or pub with a bunch of my friends! 🙌
Some days I struggle to make it through, I have tears in my eyes, I’m on edge & I’m SUPER stressed- like stay the f away from me 🤦♀️🤣 ...
Other days I feel like I can conquer the world!! & I somehow become super productive! 💪
And then there’s days like today.
Days where I sit back and observe, feeling thankful that I get to spend this time with my kids, feeling grateful that I am here & I am happy & healthy, and instead of worrying about the world, my business, being a homeschool parent, doing the best I can for these kids everyday, what the rest of the year is going to look like and every other worry I could possibly have right now... I just hug these 3 and enjoy these moments.
We are not in control of a lot right now and I don’t know about you but I am on some wicked emotional rollercoaster that I would like to get off of but there is nothing we can do to change what is going on, so why not just make the most of it while we can? 💕
Another Saturday where I should be celebrating 2 people getting married 👎😥 Audrey & Jeff I’ll be cheersing you from here!! 🥂❤️ Can’t wait for your day to finally come!!!
Reminiscing back to day’s that consisted of day drinking by a pool in Mexico... not just day drinking in my kitchen 🤷♀️🥂
I can only hope that when all of this is over we start embracing all of these things we are missing out on right now that we never even realized we were taking for granted in the first place.❤️
If there is anything you can do right now ... try and be kind, be empathetic towards others, be humble & find a reason to smile through all of the unknown. We’re all in this together & in my opinion, choosing to be a kind human being needs to be higher up on everyone’s priority list right now. ❤️
Day 2 of no school and I learned a VERY important lesson today that I definitely should already know... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Do not.. I repeat... DO NOT leave your 4 year old unattended for ANY length of time with glitter ...
It looked like a magical unicorn puked in my kitchen. 🤦♀️
Also, I should reconsider ever attempting to pee alone again.
#day2 #ivegotthis #wereallinthistogether
Jessie and Aaron eloped on February 29th with their 2 closest friends by their side. And it wasn’t one of those situations where everyone knows they’re doing it and they just wanted 2 guests... barely ANYONE in their lives knew that they were getting married!!
Their day was full of laughter, genuine love, cupcakes, champagne & the best Jell-O shots I’ve ever had.
They brought a sign from their house for some decor that said “nothing fancy, just love” and that pretty much sums up what every relationship should focus on ❤️ I am so grateful to have been there to witness their amazing 10 year relationship become a marriage (on a leap year 😍) and I can’t wait to see where their lives go from here! @ Rowena's Inn On the River
One week ago today we were on the beach in Mexico partying our hearts out while celebrating Matt & Brandi & I already miss it so much!
Between their amazing vows, not only for each other but the ones they wrote for their son (I cried like a baby), the undeniable love they have for one another, the support of all of their friends and family that joined them in Mexico, some of the best speeches I’ve ever heard, cake smashed all over each other’s faces & Matt’s epic lap dance which opened up the dance floor to an amazing party! This wedding was one to remember that’s for sure!
I am so grateful to have made some amazing friends for life! ❤️ love you tons!
Watch out Mexico, we’re coming for you! 😉🍹
Lets talk about balance for a minute.
I get asked a lot "how do you manage a business, 3 kids, being a wife & everything else?"
And to be honest. I don't even know. Its hard, REALLY hard. The last thing I would ever want to do is come off like I have my sh*t together because trust me I do NOT!
I don't have regular "work days" where I can just sit down with no distractions and get sh*t done. I work during Blake's naps, or random times during the day when I turn the TV babysitter on to occupy the kids, and in between all of the other running around and activities the kids are in, and then for hours after the they go to bed. I’m not going to lie... Its exhausting and emotionally and mentally draining . BUT I do it because I love it, and it is worth every late night, or emotional breakdown.
So do I know how to balance it all? Nope sure don’t!
Do I have some magic system that I follow to help? Hard No!! But I freakin' wish I did!!
Do I feel frazzled and like a crazy person half of the time when my brain is running 1000 miles a minute thinking about every single little thing I have to do all day long at every waking moment. Yes, yes that happens a lot.
But I just do what feels right for me, if I need a break from something (like trying to keep up with posting on here) I take it, if I need to go to bed at 8pm when I have a ton of work to do, I do it because I’ve learned how important self care is!! And no matter what, I ALWAYS remind myself that everyone who acts like they have it all figured out most likely does not! & I'll continuing being a member of that club any day. 🙌
So tell me, is anyone else out there part of this club? 🙋♀️ Or possibly have any input on balancing life? (besides drinking 🤣) I'd love to hear it!👇
Photography with a focus on the small details.
Traveler, photographer, father, adventurer and wilderness ju**ie who has a VERY long bucket list. Posting pretty photos from here and there.
I see fashion and beauty and turn it into art.
Are you looking to have family photos or even school photos done but with less stress well i'm your gal.
Family Photography,children, ,couples and maternity.Reasonable and affordable prices!!
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Natural light & lifestyle photographer
Photographer based in Maple Ridge, BC.
Retired but not idle. Still a bit of a political ju**ie. Prefer building bridges to walls. Hobbies include house renovations, travel, and photography.