Mother’s Day Mini Sessions

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Mother’s Day Minis!!

All we really want to do as parents is remember. Remember all of those little things that make up our child at THIS moment, remember what it feels like to be a parent–RIGHT NOW. Time flies. Faster than we realize sadly. That’s why it’s important to take the opportunity to celebrate your relationship with your children and capture this moment in time with a photograph.

Sessions will take place at Campbell Valley Park for a natural setting and Fort Langley for a more urban setting. Both locations include:

  • 20 minute session
  • 5 images fully processed
  • Private online gallery where you can view and download your images

Sessions are limited and will take place in the mornings and evenings to ensure the best light. To book a session and reserve your time, please email steve@stopbathimages.com. A $50 deposit is required to hold your session time.

Evolution

There is nothing worse than being stagnant and stuck in a rut. I wouldn’t say that I was stuck in a rut but I did want to continue to improve my skills and be better at what I do. I recently did an online course with Meg Bitton to learn how she processes her images.

What do I love about her images? The warmth simply put. The course was much more than that though. She mentioned so many little things, some I knew, some I didn’t, that help to make a photograph truly special and stand apart from the rest.

Here are a couple of before and afters that I have been working on. Can you spot all the changes?

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Studio Dance | Sophie and George

Wow what a fun session this was with a full time dancer Sophie and her swimming/part-time dancing brother George! Sophie was all in for this shoot. George however needed a bit of convincing but once he realized these weren’t your normal dance photographs he was game!

Dancers: Sophie and George

Choreo/styling: Jaimie Ashworth

Photography: Steve Lowe

Jaimie – Outdoor Dance Test

Shooting dance in the studio is fun and you can do so much when you control the lighting but outdoor is a whole different thing. Jaimie and I have been photographing quite a few dance sessions lately in studio and I thought it was time to get out into nature again.

I saw this location on a friend’s Facebook timeline and asked the location. It took about an hour to scout out the area and find the best spots and times to photograph. A bit of arranging and we headed out to see what would happen. We had another photographer come along who happened to be one of my old students. They had never really photographed anything like this before so why not give someone new an opportunity? Checkout her images on Facebook and the web ~ Daniella Dolmans Photography.

We were hoping that potential clients may want to try something a bit different and do some dance in a location like this but I have to say it was challenging for Jaimie. Slippery and uneven footing mean a lot of ground poses. Jaimie almost took a bath a couple of times! Good thing I have a bunch of other outdoor locations on standby if someone wants some really different dance photos.

Some of the images from our adventure that day.

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Sherrill and Peter ~ Wedding

I’ve known Sherrill for a quite a few years now and was very happy when she told me that she was getting married (actually we talked about it even before she got engaged)!! When she asked me to do her wedding photos I was even more excited. I’ve been looking forward to photographing this wedding from the day she asked. I love being able to tell a story with photographs and what better to do that with than the wedding of a good friend?

It was a small and intimate wedding with family and friends at the historic Milner Chapel in Langley. The reception was at the Little White House in Fort Langley and if you enjoy shabby chic, you’ll love this venue!

Thank you Sherrill and Peter for letting me be part of your day.

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Top 25 of 2014

It was a fun year photographically. I got to photograph some amazing athletes during the Canadian Special Olympics held at UBC, photograph some amazing families and grads, had a great reconnection with a past student who’s an amazing dancer, person, and I’m happy to be collaborating with in the new year on more dance sessions. I’ve been very lucky to have had wonderful support from many different people and most of all, an amazing family that supports me. I’m looking forward to seeing (and photographing) what comes up in 2015!

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Studio Dance Part 2 | Dante

I met Dante through a good friend who set up this session to help him with applications for dance scholarships and contests in the States. She bandied about things such as “too many credentials” and “most talented in his age group to hit the Vancouver scene.” I was contacted because she wanted “that pic” to help put him over the top with his essays for the contests. She then sent me a photo of him doing a crazy overstretched Russian and I was in!!

We coordinated times and I planned and enlisted Jaimie to help with choreography and styling (and to do some photos of her too). The day of the session I found Dante to be one of the most amazing 11 year olds I’ve met. Polite, funny, mature, and most of all coachable. Can’t ask for much more than that. This is what we came up with.IMG_7873IMG_7892-Edit IMG_7903-Edit-Edit IMG_8025-Edit

Studio Dance | Jaimie

Professional dancer, choreographer, teacher, and part time student. These are just a few of the words you could use to describe the amazing and talented Jaimie. I’ve known Jaimie since she was 12 years old and even then her drive and talent was very evident.

We had reconnected over the summer and had planned to do a session but weren’t able to get it together until recently. What a great session. Power, control, passion. Loved it!

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