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I take a relaxed approach to newborn photography. I'm not one for stiff posing or awkward smiles. I like movement, real laughter, and lots of love. I aim to make newborn sessions as stress-free as possible so we can focus on the most important thing - your family loving on the littlest new member, in the house you've made your home.

 

The best images are created when families have zero expectations and go with the flow. Relax, embrace whatever comes, laugh, and have loads of fun. Every shoot is unique because every family is unique. Your session is all about YOU and capturing your life exactly how it is on the day of your shoot.

About

Hello! I’m Kathy Lui and I’m a Vancouver lifestyle portrait and wedding photographer. I strive to capture not only pretty portraits, but it is also my hope that my images convey a sense of emotion and love. My goal is to help you preserve memories in the form of photographs that will be treasured for generations to come. I specialize in custom, on-location photography. I am blessed to be able to do what I love and love what I do. This site is my little home on the internet to show you a glimpse of how I see the world with a camera in hand. I’m married to the love of my life and a mother of two. When I’m not busy with photography, I enjoy long walks near the beach, spending time with family + friends, reading, and having tea time.

Featured on Pretty Fluffy (April 22 and May 22), Daily Dog Tag (March 18, April 16, May 30, and February 19).

Sessions are available throughout the Lower Mainland.

If you like what you see and you’re ready to take the next step, let’s talk!

(Bio photo by Julie Christine Photography.)

WHERE SHOULD WE SHOOT?

Newborn sessions take place in the comfort of your own home. We will be using the brightest rooms and those are usually your living room, kitchen, master bedroom, and nursery/baby's room.

 

WHAT TIME SHOULD WE SHOOT?

I recommend taking a few days to study the light in your home. The best time to shoot is when the light is the brightest. That makes for very pretty and natural looking images.

 

WHAT IF MY BABY IS FUSSY?
As a mother myself, I totally understand that babies are rather unpredictable. If your baby is fussy, we will take a break so you can comfort him/her and perhaps do some feeding. We will continue once baby is happier.

 

HOW SHOULD WE PREPARE?

I always recommend feeding baby before the session. That way they're content and sleepy. Turn up the heat as baby will sleep better in a warm room. If there's anything you would like to be used in the shoot (e.g. change of baby clothes, swaddles, headbands, accessories, etc.), gather them up so they're all ready to go. Some parents love having their babies just in a diaper and/or swaddle at least for some photos.

 

You don't have to go nuts cleaning, but it does help a lot of the background is clutter-free. As mentioned above, we'll be using the brightest rooms in the house, so making sure those rooms are clean and photo shoot ready will greatly help.

 

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

The first rule of thumb is to dress like yourself. Wear something you feel awesome and beautiful in. Having said that, there are some tips to follow which can take your images from good to simply ahh-mazing.

 

GOOD:
+ Casual

+ Neutrals and earthy tones

+ Natural fabrics

+ Flowy and lots of movement

+ Texture

+ 3-4 color palette maximum

 

BAD:

- Big patterns

- Logos

- Bright colors

- Too much white (ivory/cream/beige is a better choice)

- Snug fitting clothes

 

Here is a link to my Pinterest board to give you some wardrobe inspiration:

https://bit.ly/39sm13R

 

I love helping my clients style their sessions, so e-mail me anytime if you want any suggestions or opinions on your outfits. :)

 

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment

until it becomes a memory."

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kathy@kathylui.com

Vancouver, BC