Welcome to Mamique Photography! -- Serving Lower Mainland families since 2008. Includes GVRD, Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, Langley and surrounding areas.

Specializing in newborn, baby and maternity photography.

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last updated November 19, 2015

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Here is a little slideshow showcasing many of the beautiful babies I photographed in 2011. I've been blessed to photograph newborns from all over the Lower Mainland, including Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, North Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, Coquitlam, White Rock, Delta, Anmore, Port Moody. It seems like babies came from all over the GVRD this year to capture their newborn photos. It has been an amazing year! I can only hope that 2012 brings as much joy and adventure :-)

Here is to a prosperous New Year to you and your families.

Thank you!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Richmond Newborn Photographer - Ultimate Love

I was so excited when I got word that Mr. M. was born. We had a really fun maternity session with his parents and I was happy to hang out with them once again. Not only was their baby boy absolutely adorable, but at only a few days old, he was so sleepy! As is often the case when I have a very sleepy newborn, I went a little overboard and took quite a few more photos than necessary. This, of course, made it very hard to narrow down photos for the blog post so there are a few more photos than usual this time. Enjoy!

We also made sure to include their "other love" in one shot. I have a feeling little Mr. M. will learn how to throw a Frisbee before he learns how to talk ;-)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Vancouver Baby Photography - Feeling Jolly

I hope you got to have a great time with your friends and family over the last few days! If Santa didn't get you quite what you wanted, did the stores on Boxing Day deliver? I had an amazing time doing absolutely nothing! It felt glorious :-)

It looks like I'm still a wee bit behind on keeping my blog updated, so I really want to blog these adorable kids in their Christmas get ups, before it becomes awkwardly too late, lol. Don't worry, I will be sharing their "proper" blog posts over the next few days.

As you can clearly tell, I only have one Christmas hat, hahaha. Actually it's not true, I have several, but this one is my favorite! I didn't even realize that I forgot to use any of the other ones. Oh well, there is always next year. How is that for planning ahead ;-)

I will be taking things easy over the next few days to prepare for the next wave of adorable newborns. January is nearly fully booked with only 2 spots available at the end of the month and February is filling up FAST! If you're expecting, but haven't had a chance to contact me yet, I highly recommend you book your spot asap. If you wait until after your little one is here, I may not be able to squeeze you in.

Have a wonderful New Year's Eve!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Vancouver Newborn and Baby Photographer - Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to take a moment to wish all of my past and future clients, my fans, my friends and my family all the best this Holiday Season and thank you for making 2011 the best year yet! May your dreams come true, the way you made mine come to life. May the laughter and squeals of Christmas morning fill your heart full of joy to last the year. And may 2012 be a year filled with adventure and excitement as you watch your families grow and change.

I have met so many wonderful families, shared birth stories with new and veteran moms alike, hugged and snuggled all the gorgeous babies I had the privilege to meet, and truly appreciated the gift of trust I received from each and every one of my clients this year. I'm not usually an emotional person, but at this time each year, as I look back at the year passed, I get a little teary eyed thinking about how incredibly lucky I am to do what I LOVE!

It was also wonderful to see so many of my past clients back for some Christmas portraits!

I hope you have a great day! I know I will as I watch my girls unwrap their presents from Santa, and stuff myself silly with my mother-in-law's yummy turkey :-)

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Surrey Baby Photographer - Hard to Believe

I didn't think it would be possible, but I think this little man is even more handsome than the last time I met him! I know I sound like a broken record, but nothing makes me happier than getting a chance to see how my tiny clients grow and change. I love watching their personalities develop, their features mature and their eyes sparkle with amazement with every new thing they encounter. A little shy at first; big smiles were not on his agenda that day, but that didn't stop me from capturing his soulful stares and cheeky half grins ;-)

Oh, and enjoy unwrapping your presents tonight (or tomorrow)!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

North Vancouver Newborn Photography - Room for one more

I cannot tell you how special this session was for me. Just over two years ago I had the pleasure of photographing the anticipation of their first baby and the arrival of their beautiful baby boy. I've known mommy and daddy for many, MANY years, back when we roamed around UBC getting into all kinds of trouble (I'm only kidding about the trouble part, lol, but we sure knew how to have fun!). I was thrilled when they contacted me about photographing their newest family member and I rearranged my schedule to ensure I could find a spot for them. How could I say no to a gorgeous baby girl!

I can't get over how alike they look! Big brother on the left and baby sis on the right.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Vancouver Newborn Photographer - Happiness

What a great and amazing busy time of year it has been! As I put in a few extra hours each week to ensure my wonderful clients get their beautiful keepsakes in time for the holidays, the poor blog, as usual, ended up getting neglected. I will take the next few days to bring everything up to date to ensure 2012 starts out FRESH!

Without further ado, I am excited to share these beautiful boys I photographed way back in October. We had a wonderful morning in the studio, and for being only a few weeks old, little brother sure enjoyed having big brother around! I can see those two having a lifetime of adventures ahead of them :-)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Vancouver Newborn Photography - Simply Amazing

You never know how a session will go. Babies, little dictators that they are, ultimately decide on what I get to do. This little boy, at only 8 days old, was truly amazing at just letting me be in charge. And what a handsome little man! He stole my heart, and I have a feeling he's going to steal lots more as he grows older.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Port Coquitlam Newborn Photographer - Angel

This little cutie was in a big hurry to meet her mommy and daddy and decided to enter this world well before her due date. After spending several weeks in the NICU, her mommy was excited to bring her home and we arranged to capture her first portraits shortly after.

Her mommy warned me that this little girl does not like to sleep, but I didn't mind, it just meant more snuggles for me, and who could complain about snuggling a sweet baby girl :-)

Despite her efforts to not miss a single thing, she eventually found me boring enough to fall into a deep sleep, and I was able to capture sweet photos for her parents.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Newborn Photography - Addressing Safety

Today's post addresses an issue that is very important to me not only as a photographer who specializes in newborn and baby photography in the Vancouver area, but also as a mother of two beautiful girls.

See, there is nothing more precious and delicate than a brand new baby. My own daughter was born 7 weeks prematurely and entered this world weighing mere 4lbs 12oz. She was the tiniest little person I've ever met and she seemed so fragile to me. I admired the way her NICU nurses were confidently changing, dressing and bathing their tiny patients. I quickly learned that their confidence stemmed from having years of experience and understanding how to handle newborns safely and correctly.

Working with newborns is a privilege I am very grateful for. I take my job very seriously and I am honoured that parents trust me with their tiny babies the way I trusted the nurses who cared for my daughter. I have photographed over 100 newborns and babies in the last few years and I'm in awe of how unique each of my tiny clients is. Every baby has his/her own preferences and dictates how the session will go and what pose I can try. As much as I am willing to try a variety of set ups, if I feel that baby's safety would be compromised, I will insist upon safer alternatives.

With newborn photography growing in popularity, there are many new photographers entering the market. Personally, I think it's wonderful that parents nowadays have many choices and many different styles to choose from. I also understand that choosing the right photographer can be overwhelming, particularly since it can be difficult at times to distinguish between an experienced photographer who will safely handle and pose your baby and someone who might not put your baby's safety first.

One thing that is rarely talked about is the fact that many of the unique and whimsical photos are done as composites (2-5 images combined together to create a single image).

I am guilty of not disclosing this information, because I like to keep some of the "magic" hidden. That being said, I am aware of a growing number of photographers who attempt some of these shots without knowing how to do them safely.

If you are a parent looking for a photographer to capture some precious memories of your brand new bundle of joy, do some research and ask questions before you book.

A common trend emerging is for photographers to attend workshops on newborn posing. I think it's FANTASTIC that those photographers are eager to learn safe handling and posing techniques. Unfortunately, this is an unregulated industry and there are many workshops offered by self proclaimed specialists. Sadly, there are very few workshops where the photographers actually get to pose the babies under the careful supervision of an instructor. Instead, there are often several students in attendance, who simply get to watch while the baby is posed. The students are then allowed to take photos for their portfolios without having done any of the set up work or posing themselves. This can be particularly misleading to parents looking at a photographer's website. I cannot stress this enough, if you found someone whose work you love, ask them to show you samples from their most recent 3-5 session (or visit their blog) and ask them what measures they take to ensure your baby's safety during the photo shoot.

I get frequently asked if I offer workshops, mentoring, or classes on newborn photography and posing. I do not. If you're a photographer who is interested in safe posing techniques, contact me and I will gladly point you to some great resources.  Keep it simple! There is nothing more beautiful than baby sleeping comfortably.
Learn the ins and outs of your photo editing software to create some fun images from time to time, 

and most importantly, remember why you're doing this. To give families treasured keepsakes of their tiny miracle :-)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Vancouver Baby Photographer - Oh Joy!

There is simply nothing more joyous than a bouncy, giggly baby girl filling her surroundings with squeals and laughter. She had me in stitches most of the session and I was sad to see her go. As my own girls are growing up, I sure miss the happy baby stage, where everything within reach seems like it's good enough to eat, and every corner needs to be explored, and every friendly face deserves a huge grin.

To me, baby smiles are like chocolate, but without the extra calories. When you're graced with one, it will lift your spirits and leave you happy for the rest of the day. Have a great day!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Richmond Newborn Photographer - A house full of boys!

This lovely family brought their newest addition for his newborn portraits a few weeks ago. He was such a relaxed little dude, which is great, because big brother is full of life! It's so wonderful seeing such a loving family.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Langley Baby Photographer - Sisterly Love

Two little girls means having fun with clothes and accessories! We had such a great time playing dress up and trying on different headbands and hats. I just fell in love with their gorgeous party dresses! So girly, so floaty, so heavenly; just what a little girl needs.

Big sis was practicing the night before our session, so she was ready to strike a pose when little sis needed a snack break. We had a wonderful time playing indoors and out until everyone was tuckered out (including me, lol!)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Vancouver Child Photographer - A Halloween Story

Today, I bring you a story filled with beauty, courage and a bit of devilish charm.

Once upon a time, there lived a happy, goodhearted pirate, who loved her life and the world around her.

She was famous for standing up to injustice and fighting hard for her beliefs.  She was never afraid to help those who were less fortunate.  Pirate Arrrtalie loved all the people around her, but most of all, she loved princess Belle, who was her best friend in the whole wide world.

Princess Belle was kind and gentle and cared very deeply for the people in her kingdom.  She was as polite as she was beautiful, and she always said please and thank you!  She was famous for anticipating people's wants and providing them with what they needed, be it hugs for the lonely, or a drink for the parched.  She was so lovely that the devilish and charming menace from a neighbouring kingdom decided to steal her away.

When pirate Arrrtalie heard the news, she got angry; VERY ANGRY!

"I will not let him get away with this!  No way!" she said.  "I will rescue the princess and teach Captain Yarrr a lesson he won't soon forget."

Pirate Arrrtalie caught up with Captain Yarrr as he was about to disappear with the princess forever.  She bravely fought the mean Captain until he had no choice but to release the princess.

Captain Yarrr tried hard to fight back, but he was simply no match for the strong and courageous young pirate.  When it became obvious that he was going to loose, he pleaded for his life.

Pirate Arrrtalie laughed.  She had no intention of killing the evil Captain.  She had a much better idea.

"Off with your hat!" she yelled.

"No, not my prized possession!" cried the Captain. "I'll give you anything else, but please let me keep my hat!" But pirate Arrrtalie had her mind set.

"Off with your hat!" she repeated, "and never bother people in this kingdom again!"

Captain Yarrr ran away and princess Belle was returned home safely where she could once again grace everyone around her with her beauty and kindness.

And pirate Arrrtalie enjoyed her newest treasure.  She was a pirate after all ;-)


I hope you enjoyed our family's little production.  Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Halloween!

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