Babies coast to coast …

One of the great things about the holidays is that you get to see friends that you don’t get to see that often.   This year, Leon and I decided to stay in Toronto, which meant that we got to see one of our favourite couples H and E.   The best part about seeing them was the fact that we also got to meet their new little I.

We have been patiently waiting for their visit as these guys live in Vancouver and we don’t get to see them that often.   And when there is a new addition to the family you can definitely tell time has passed.   In this case little I was 2 months old when we first met but I loved him at first sight.   How can you not love this chubby little guy, who won my heart when I first got the announcement of his arrival.

As you will see in the pictures, of all the babies I have ever met, I must say that little I has the best hair ever.  I mean really he is only 2 months old, uses no product, and looks perfect.  I can confirm that Uncle Leon is super jealous, just check out the pics below.

We are planning our trip to Van City in 2013 and are sad that you will be so much bigger from our last visit.  But we can’t wait!!!!

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K+A + Newborn Baby A // Newborn Session

The one thing I love about the Christmas season is getting to see friends at gatherings and getting to spend some quality time catching up on things.  Our schedule is pretty much totally off from the rest of our friends.. where Gi and I are working weekends which makes it hard to visit people as often as we want too.

The pretty cool part was seeing K&A a few weeks before at a holiday gathering pre baby..and only a few later I get to be one of the first to see them with their beautiful little boy. When I got to their place... if i where to judge a book by its cover.. the new parents looked great (although  I'm sure they were both super tired) and baby was super cute and cooperative in the shoot.   To my friends K&A, I can't thank you enough for giving me this opportunity to capture this precious lifestage of your son's life.  Gi and I can't be more happier for you both.  Here are just a handful of pics from our shoot.

Your Friend, Leon Chai
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S+M & Baby A // Newborn Session

I was answering an email the other day where I was asked the question on my thoughts on props for the wedding day?  I instantly thought of S&M’s wedding we captured and all their creative and awesome props they incorporated.

When I heard that S+M were expecting, I was overjoyed for them. Prior to the shoot, I was talking to M and told them to incorporate anything they wanted in terms of props...and fully prepared they were =)

Like any friends I don't get to see often enough, it was great seeing S+M on the day of the shoot and meeting their precious little girl.  We meet at their parent's home, where I was welcomed again with familiar faces and had some fun with this shoot.  Since I personally miss the holiday season...processing these pics brought back that feeling.  To my friends, S+M, thank you both for always keeping me in mind and Gi and I are thrilled that you both are parents to your beautiful daughter.

Your Friend, Leon Chai
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J+B+ Newborn Baby K // Newborn Photography

Ahhh…Feels so good to be back blogging after the holidays.  The end of the year leading up the Christmas and new years was pretty crazy busy for us.  From processing images, shopping, nagging but sweet tall Asian women telling me to clean the house 24/7 to shoots scheduled before Christmas and then right up until New Years day. … that being said if you guys miss the holiday spirit already… pop  back here.. I’ll be posting a few awesome shoots that have that holiday theme.

To start off 2013, here is super cute newborn shoot that was taken right before the holidays.  This shoot was special since we had the honour of capturing J&B’s wedding and now seeing them as parents, it’s totally a joyous time.  The funny part is… I remembered the last time I saw J&B was presenting their wedding pics over lunch at the Hot House and the last words I think J said to me was, “probably the next time I’ll see you is when we have a baby for a baby session” =)

First and foremost, it was great just seeing J&B and their new addition.  During the shoot Baby K was totally great and honestly for new parents, you guys are like pros.  J&B, congrats again and it is always great hanging out and seeing you guys.  Here are just a few pics from our day.

Your Friend,

Leon Chai
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2012 The year of meaning.

I wrote this last year on one of my blog entries and 2012 was a year that truly expressed this feeling:

“Being a photographer is something I absolutely love, it has become a part of me.  But being able to capture the events from of marriages to newborn birth is something that brings meaning to my life and allows me to leave a small imprint on peoples lives.”

When I look back at 2012, I can’t be more thankful. I’m thankful for every opportunity that came my way – from the ones that became our clients and even to the people that didn’t choose us, just having the opportunity means the world to me.  As corny as these sounds, I’m thankful for a “job” that surrounds me with love.  The love of newly engaged couples, love of marriage and to the love of family.

With 2013, I’m so excited for this year to continue to visually story tell the events of our awesome clients and can’t wait to share this with you all.  Wishing you guys a healthy new year filled with laughter, love and many eventful moments to remember.

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