While growing up in Houston, Texas, my ailing grandfather gave me an Olympus 35mm, I loved that camera! It ignited a passion within me for photography. I studied film photography for 2 years. I held onto my dream when I got to University. I wanted to be museum curator and photographer. I studied art, light, and film photography. As John Lennon sings, my University studies shifted and I went to work full time.
Now, I am back and it is a digital world. I love working outside in beautiful BC or into a home setting for more lifestyle shoots.
I specialize in photographing newborn and babies, and kids. These tender moments are so special because they change so quickly.
My style is very simple and modern with minimal props and styling. I lean heavily towards black and white, which is my first love, but I love colour too. I love getting to know families and being a part of the very beginning of these tiny, little lives.
When not with my camera, I can be found with my family, Mark, my partner of 20 years, and our 8 year old son…oh, and my sense of humour.
“A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.” – Annie Leibovitz
Smiles have always been my thing, but I haven’t always been a paid photographer.
While I’ve always been the go-to amateur photographer for my own family reunions, social clubs and school events, I haven’t taken photos professionally until recently.
For nearly fourteen years, I was a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA). I worked for a periodontist, focusing on implants to help patients have healthy smiles. I was injured on the job, and my injury forced me to explore other career options. I felt I finally had the chance to consider my lifelong passion of family photography as a real career choice.
My spouse Shawn, a successful web designer, kept saying, “You’ve got a knack for this!” I finally listened. In 2009, after my older kid turned three, I started freelancing.
I quickly found a network of professional photographers eager to share tips, tricks and techniques. I’ve been inspired by some amazing photographers throughout the world—from BC-based Jasalyn Thorne and her exquisite wedding shots to insights from Me Ra Koh’s newsletter for photographers. They’ve each helped me to build my confidence.
Chickadee Photos is focused on infant, baby and child photography for families across the Lower Mainland. Young families count on me for my invaluable talent to engage kids during a shoot to capture photos of the whole family—from infants to grandparents.
During the past five years, I’ve added many family photo shoots to my portfolio. With the launch of my redesigned website at the start of 2014, I hope to reach even more families in need of photography services in Vancouver and across the Lower Mainland.
Erica Miller is a photographer, an artist and loves to create.
Her photographs are vibrant, fresh, artistic, and natural. Full of interaction and emotion.
She looks at life with beauty that inspires her to create lasting memories for her clients. She has a passion for people that allows her to reach in and draw people out, seeing their beauty and uniqueness, bringing each of her clients stories to life. Getting to know her clients and sharing these important moments with them is an incredible honour that Erica values deeply. She loves to have fun – especially laughing and finding the joy in life every day.
When you book your maternity, newborn and family session with Erica Miller Photography expect to laugh and have fun as your children play outside in the woods, get a little wet as you show off your beautiful baby bump standing in the ocean, give your spouse a kiss with your children around you in a textured alley, or hold your child tight at one of your favourite locations that hold special meaning to you. Erica is hands on but also loves to fade into the background to catch those candid moments of your family interacting as you normally would.
For your newborn session, Erica takes a photojournalistic approach arriving at your home to capture each new special moment as you adjust to holding your sweet babe in your arms, documenting every tiny inch of your little bundle, as well as incorporating props for beautiful newborn poses.
Erica is also a Wedding and Elopement Photographer whose career has allowed her to journey alongside couples building long lasting relationships from their engagement to their first, second or third child. It is one of the most incredible gifts that clients can share with her.
Most importantly, Erica is a wife and mama to four beautiful children 7 and under; 3 wee men and a little lady.Raising her children to be confident in who they are, the importance of family and thankfulness is truly the highlight of her life. She loves sharing about balancing family life and business encouraging other mama’s to take a step toward their passions.
Images by Bethany has been photographing families and portraits for over ten years. Her studio is situated in Gastown for a convenient, beautiful indoor portrait session, however Bethany photographs families all over Vancouver and the Lower Mainland as well. The flexibility of having an indoor location in case of rain is essential in Vancouver!
Bethany is passionate about creating images for her clients that go beyond just a pretty portrait and that capture a real moment. She takes the time to get to know each client, so that their portrait sessions are unique, personal, and so that they feel comfortable in front of her camera. Her style is casual, natural, and intimate.
The feedback Bethany hears from clients is that they chose her because she doesn’t add a ton of “filters” to the images. They are clean and classic. After clients have viewed their images they are often amazed at the moments Bethany was able to capture, the emotion, the moments, and how real it feels for them.
Images by Bethany offers a wide range of beautiful products for clients to display their images in their home. She believe so deeply in the value of surrounding yourself with printed images of the people that you love!
My name is Kelly and I am specialized in maternity, families, newborn and children photography. I am based in the greater Vancouver area. I offer outdoor sessions or in-studio. I have been doing photography for a long time now and it’s such a pleasure capturing these lifetime memories for you.
I absolutely love what I do and love to hear your ideas and being creative. The quality of my work is very important to me and my baby sessions are very relaxing and no rush. It usually happen between 5-10 days of life and the props are provided. If you like my photography style you will love your final images.
My maternity sessions can be done outdoors or in-studio. Sessions are best between 29-34 weeks. The last part of the third trimester can be swollen and uncomfortable. I want to make sure you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible so It’s best to schedule our session during this time. My job is to make you feel wonderful for at least one hour and trust me you will!
Smash cakes sessions are amazing, babies love the sugar fun, and it’s always amazing to photograph them at this smiling stage of their life. In my sessions, I will arrange everything for you: the cake, the cleaning, the balloons and props.
Looking forward to meet you and you family and together create amazing memories for you!
In the years since we first started offering our photography sessions in the Greater Vancouver area we have had the pleasure of photographing hundreds of adorable babies and children and meeting their wonderful families.
We offer maternity, newborn, baby and toddler sessions. Our spacious, fully equipped studio is now located in the peaceful Ocean Park area of South Surrey. Clients often visit the local beaches and White Rock after their session as we are just minutes away.
Our style covers everything from fresh, minimalist through to fine art inspired creations with rich colours. We love creating new setups and combining our always increasing number of props and accessories in new and interesting ways to keep our style modern and unique.
For every one of our sessions we take the time to discuss the themes, styles and colour choices with the client. Understanding that each client has their own preferences and doing our best to incorporate them while retaining our signature style is the key to a successful session.
At our studio sessions we use both natural light and studio strobe lighting; we also offer outdoor sessions for toddlers and maternity photography. There are several great photography locations within our local area.
Clients looking for the very best quality printed products to display the images from their session will be delighted by our wide range of available options including gallery wrap canvases, photo books and image cubes.
Please contact us today to discuss how we can capture life’s most precious moments for you and your family.