Just in time for Mother’s Day ~ One spot Left!!

>>>Spring Minis Photo Play Sessions!<<<

Friday April 4-5pm Queen Elisabeth park – Booked Up!
Saturday April 9-10am  Trout Lake Park – Booked Up!
Sunday April 4-5pm Stanley Park / Queen Elizabeth park – Two spots left

Choose either a $45 ~ 5 / $65 ~ 10 High res, Pro-edited digital images.

Special 15% discount for Single Mamas

To Book, DM me at www/facebook.com/applestarphoto

A Beautiful Belly ~ apple star photo

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A Beautiful Belly ~ Maternity Sessions @AppleStarPhoto . . .

There is really nothing more stunning, more precious, and life-altering than carrying your baby. 

A woman is transformed by this experience in ways that words can’t capture…whether it is your first or your third child, those 9 months that your baby is growing within you, when you have them so close, so silent, right there, are a precious time worth remembering for ever.

 

For many of us, the changes to our bodies and hormones are shocking, if miraculous, and can have us travelling waves of emotion.  Each of us experience this time in our own unique ways, and each pregnancy is different, and yet we are all woven into a shared experience when we begin this journey, aren’t we?

You are beautiful, you are strong, you ARE MIRACULOUS!

I am honoured and ever so grateful for the women who have trusted me with the tender work of capturing their beautiful bellies.

Let me help capture this precious time with you.  Feel free to message me at http://www.facebook.com/applestarphoto for more information, or check out my Facebook an Instagram pages for updates, mini sessions and more.

kindly,

Belinda White, Apple Star Photo

 

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. . . #maternityphotography #beautifulbellies #abeautifulbelly #babybump #maternityphotosessions #pregnancy #expectingmotherportraits #vancouverphotographer #maternityphotographer #vancouvermatenityphotographer

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becoming a brother

~ Sneak Peek ~

How wonderful that my first session of the Spring Season was of this lovely family expecting their second child!  I met them last year at a Spring Mini Photo Play Session and was enthralled by their wide-eyed, sweet, inquisitive young boy.  What an honour to be asked back a year later to do a maternity and growing family photo session with them.

I spent the first of our session playing with their son.  I know that if I take the time to connect and engage the young one on this play level, it will really improve our photo session.  He was of course, over-joyed!!

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#becomingabrother #growingfamily #maternity #belly #pregnancyphotos #familyphotography #applestarphoto #shiningfromtheinsideout #candidfamilyphotography #backlitbelly #lace #naturalmaternity

 

Family in Black and White

“True love exists in moments, stumbled upon by accident…”  Atticus

Sometimes, black and white is just better….because of the light, the texture, the mood…or even to take our attention away from colour, and back to form, connection, space or moment.

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#applestarphoto #familyinblackandwhite #shiningfromtheinsideout #miniphotoplaysessions #candidblackandwhitephotography #family #love #moments

 

It’s that time of year again….

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…time for Fall Mini Photo Play Sessions!

What a pleasure to welcome this sweet family back again.   How much their little one has grown and matured.  And this time around they are welcoming a second wonder.  yay!

Fall is a great time of year to get cosy, cuddle up and play.  A time to focus on all our precious gifts, share gratitude and celebrate nature’s last flashes or vibrant colour!

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Why ‘Play’ sessions?

When it comes to gorgeous family portraits, there are two ways to go: formal posing or candid.  I much prefer the second option.  The trick is how to get everyone happy and smiling at the same time.  Play is the answer!  I encourage the whole family to climb, jump, snuggle, kiss…this gets everyone feeling silly and warm, and helps the children relax.

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Contact me for more information or to book a session at http://www.facebook.com/applestarphoto or text 604 441 6913

warmly, Belinda White

Apple Star Photo

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#AppleStarPhoto #Shiningfromtheinsideout #fallminiphotoplaysessions #playsessions #whyplay? #candidportraits #Vancouverphotographers

Announcing:

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Spring Mini Photo Play Sessions

This is what I love to do.

Celebrate Spring!

I do mini sessions as a way of offering accessible, affordable, gorgeous, pro family portraiture to all. No one turned away fro lack of funds. :)

$20 for a 10-15 minute mini session and 2 pro-edited digital images from 8-10 or

$35 for 5 pro-edited digital images from 12-20.

Contact me at http://www.facebook.com/applestarphoto, or call 604 441 6913 to get details on the next Mini Sessions, bring three other families or groups, and get yours FREE!

Ask about arranging another Mini Session in a location of your choice.                        Warmly, Belinda White, Apple Star Photo, Shining from the Inside Out!

#Springminiphotoplaysession #Springminis #Naturalphotography #Familyphotography #Funphotography #Applestarphoto

Firemaker,

Filling the Myth Gap,

and  The Importance of Story-telling

I’m editing Firemaker photos finally. I’ve been asked to use some on the website. As I go through them, my heart singing with beauty and belonging, I am greatful for what i have encountered about myself and how I fit in this big picure. Slowly, but surely, I am circling in, weaving my own tale of me: I am a story-teller. I use my gifts of sight of watching, observing, gathering, my passions for life-long learning and honouring our unique gifts, and my voice to share storeis like this with the world. This is my job, my greatest yearning. This is how we fill the Myth Gap, tell the stories that count, and the stories that bind us together. Thank you Firemaker for holding that space for me, for linking hands around the circle and allowing me to stand firmly with an open heart in this beautful space, and give my gifts.

 

Fall Mini Photo Play Sessions

I’ve really been enjoying doing these.  Fall is such fantastic time for family photos with Mama nature’s last colourful display before Vancouver’s rain takes over and Winter arrives, the earlier sunset offering it’s golden glow, and the brisk air inviting warm jackets, scarves and fuzzy hats, and a good reason to runs around and then get cuddly and warm! :)  I’m grateful for all the lovely families, large and small, each one unique, that I get to meet and photograph.  The fast, fun pace, tied in with the invitation to play, run, jump, brings us all together having fun and offers some pretty delightful images.  My aim is to capture you and your family at ease, having fun, naturally close, and engaged with each other in a way that is more natural rather than posed.  I hope you like what you see.   If you are interested in capturing some lovely memories like these, contact me at http://www.facebook.com/applestarphoto

What makes a great candid family portrait?  I feel that its more than just a nice picture of the whole family, with everyone smiling and looking their best.  Who are you as a family?  How to you connect to each other?  How do you who love?  What if one of you feels awkward in front of the camera?  Or what about if you have many family members, or your child is shy or won’t sit still?

I feel that a good family photo session allows for the family to express itself naturally.  In short 15 to 20 minute sessions how can that happen?  How can I capture a genuine sweetness and natural togetherness of a family small or large?  For me space to explore is needed, a beautiful and inspiring setting, and freedom to move, especially for the little ones or shy pre teens to approach and gain trust or ease in a way that suits them.  Play is important, using your body, moving away from your family, doing your own thing, regathering to hug, play, joke around.  I sometimes try to explain that I’m like a wildlife photographer who specializes in the human animal, with a special fondness for children and youth.  I have worked with children as a nanny and tutor as well for over 20 years.  I have learned from both research and many hours with kids and families that we all thrive when we’re having fun, whether thats learning, trying something new, or getting over some fears, shyness or hurdles.  Photo Play Sessions are all about this!   Working with children over the years, one of the things I have loved most is watching them shine, watching their eyes sparkle as they come alive engaged in something they love, watching them gain trust as the adults in their life really listen, really show interest in what they care about….all this has added to my photographic style. I hope you like it.

 

What happens after play is amore relaxed pose, where hopefully each member of the family can really sit comfortably with who she or he is, and the family bonds show up naturally.  Everyone feels good, and therefore looks good too.  Beautiful, natural, candid shots, as well as some sweet stolen treasures!

 

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