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    Hi there + welcome!

    So glad you stopped by, as this is where my most recent work is shared + archived. It contains all RHP projects, from weddings to newborns. If you're looking for a specific session - just use the search option or click the "recent work" folder. Or perhaps you're interested in using RHP for yourself? Then simply click "contact" - or head to my website for current packaging + pricing information.

    I look forward to connecting with you *smile*.

    * Tania

This session is super special to me … in fact, I’ve kinda been delaying in posting it – wanting it to be perfect.

But it’s not actually possible to do something perfectly, is it?  So I’m going to give it a go, and give myself a break if it isn’t as perfect as I wanted it to be …

See — this couple, Kurt + Char, are my lifers.  I’ve known them both since we were teens, we have a bazillion memories made together … we were married six weeks apart and have basically done life together since forever.

We’ve celebrated so many things together, and lifted each other up during the times that got us down.  So when Charlene texted me those words … my world went spinning.  “They found cancer”.

What??  No, no, no … that’s not right.  “You’ve got that all wrong, Char,” I wanted to scream at my phone as those words seemed to scream back at me.

But if you know Kurt and Char … they’re troupers.  Like – MORE than troupers.  And they are humble.  They don’t see their lives as much different from anyone elses.    They have a beautiful family, they love their jobs, they are currently remodelling their home – which is always exciting – they have a massive village of family and friends …

They are truly loved.

So when this diagnosis was presented to them and they made the difficult decision for Char to have a double mastectomy just a few short weeks after her diagnosis … I simply asked,”can I do a photo shoot for you then?”

And they totally took me up on it.

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I LOVE THIS ONE … Karter is a real character.  He definitely chooses whether he wants to look at you or not.  Oh how I’ve tickled him and teased him about looking the other way.  So photos can require me to do some serious cardio *grin*.  I think he knows I need that LOL — and we were doing this as quickly as possible, as Kurt and Char had a busy day ahead of them that morning …

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Their daughter, Paige, is a couple of months younger than my eldest.  They attend the same school, the same youth group — they’re basically “cousins” lol.  And what a lovely young women she is becoming …

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Carter was officially “double digits” this year – with a laugh that makes you want to make it your phone-ringer … I’m telling you.  His giggle is absolutely contagious …

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I want to tell you that her surgery was completed almost four weeks ago.  And – the best news of all – is that they are confident she is now cancer free!!  She will not be needing chemo or radiation … this chapter will be closed after her recovery process is complete.  The tears-of-joy that came with that news was like none other …

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They may not know it – but whenever these two’s names come up, it usually finishes with something like, “wow – they’re so amazing” or “I’ve never seen a marriage like that” or “man – he really, really loves her” or “have you seen the way she looks at him?”.  No lies.  I’ve heard it all … they are an incredible team, one that is admired by so many.

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Kurt, Char … YAAAAAAAY!!  How amazing to look at these pics, taken just a few short weeks ago – and see how far you’ve come; how far the Lord has carried you and your family!  He is GOOD.  And I am so incredibly thankful for who you both are to me, to my family … much love to you both as you move on to whatever amazing chapter God has ahead for you and your family xx

What about you?  Maybe you’re thinking, “man – I really need a photographer to capture … ” something? Maybe your fiancé just popped the question – and you have some questions about RHP.  I’d love a chance to meet with you and see if we’re a good fit.  Or maybe you’re looking for the perfect gift for a new mom-to-be with maternity or newborn photos?  Maybe you haven’t had your own family pics done since your 10yr old was a toddler?  Maybe you have an event coming up – a parent’s anniversary, a baby shower, a milestone birthday, out-of-town-family in town?  I would love to hear from you!  Email me at tania@redhandedphotography.com.

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In case you missed Part One – you can view that HERE.

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This #RHPExtendedFamily session went really smoothly — and having it in a park was perfect for this Hong Kong family.  I loved watching them take it all in – something that us locals take for granted.   It really was a beautiful day …

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It’s always important to get the “grandchildren” photo …

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The perfect group shot …

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Jackie, Natalie – I am so honoured the you would choose RHP for your family photos while visiting my favourite city in the world!  I trust that these photos will bring you much joy, for many years to come!

What about you?  Maybe you’re thinking, “man – I really need a photographer to capture … ” something? Maybe your fiancé just popped the question – and you have some questions about RHP.  I’d love a chance to meet with you and see if we’re a good fit.  Or maybe you’re looking for the perfect gift for a new mom-to-be with maternity or newborn photos?  Maybe you haven’t had your own family pics done since your 10yr old was a toddler?  Maybe you have an event coming up – a parent’s anniversary, a baby shower, a milestone birthday, out-of-town-family in town?  I would love to hear from you!  Email me at tania@redhandedphotography.com.

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If you’ve been watching my Facebook previews (you can always “like” m y RHP Facebook page – do that by heading HERE ) you will have seen a few of my fave photos of the season.  I’ve been so excited to share this session with you  …

It was a #RHPExtendedFamily session – which means a hundred combinations of a large group of beautiful people … but even more amazing for me?  This family was visiting from Hong Kong – and had booked me while still overseas.  To be chosen, feels pretty great …

The location was important to this family … “somewhere with lots of trees,” they asked.  Williams Park seemed like the perfect choice, and it was.  I loved how in awe of the landscape this family was.  “We don’t have many trees in Hong Kong,” they explained while snapping photos of different plants on their phones.

But enough about that … let’s get to some pics!

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Jackie and his little girl, Kaitlin … I LOVE THIS (already — get ready for me to say that a LOT …) …

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Natalie also got a few with Kaitlin as well …

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YUMMY …

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… their youngest wasn’t super keen on having her photo taken …

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… but all together, she was good.

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Jacqueline is Natalie’s sister … and her son is just the sweetest little guy ever … 
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Fred loved on his little guy too … 
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bloglowres-237-of-323I mean – come ON … how cute are they?
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We got “The Original Four” …

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… I love natural photos … to me, this is so perfect.

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Then, the “Original Two” … and when I asked for a kiss, Mom got all shy and Dad planted one on her cheek.  There were LOTS of giggles …

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Since we were doing “couples” … might as well get them all, right?

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And these three together???  So cute …

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There is SO MUCH MORE … you’ll have to stay tuned for Part Two, coming up soon!!

What about you?  Maybe you’re thinking, “man – I really need a photographer to capture … ” something? Maybe your fiancé just popped the question – and you have some questions about RHP.  I’d love a chance to meet with you and see if we’re a good fit.  Or maybe you’re looking for the perfect gift for a new mom-to-be with maternity or newborn photos?  Maybe you haven’t had your own family pics done since your 10yr old was a toddler?  Maybe you have an event coming up – a parent’s anniversary, a baby shower, a milestone birthday, out-of-town-family in town?  I would love to hear from you!  Email me at tania@redhandedphotography.com.

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In case you missed it – you can view Part One HERE .. there was just too much to share for one post …

So yeah – more Nick, Jess and baby …. GIRL.

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… and her name?  She will be named Eliana, isn’t that lovely?

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But Nick and Jess’ little pooch wasn’t too sure about ANY of it …

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… aweeeeee …

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I LOVE THIS …

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Jessica did a quick outfit change … and was all smiles.

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My FAAAAAVE ….

bloglowres (258 of 276) bloglowres (271 of 276)Nick, Jessica … what an honour it has been to capture another milestone in your lives!  Thank you so much for letting me be a part of this incredibly special time – and for choosing RHP.  I can’t wait to meet your little girl and capture your first “family” photos!

Up next?  A family from Hong Kong met with me for an Extended Family Session … stay tuned!

What about you?  Maybe you’re thinking, “man – I really need a photographer to capture … ” something? Maybe your fiancé just popped the question – and you have some questions about RHP.  I’d love a chance to meet with you and see if we’re a good fit.  Or maybe you’re looking for the perfect gift for a new mom-to-be with maternity or newborn photos?  Maybe you haven’t had your own family pics done since your 10yr old was a toddler?  Maybe you have an event coming up – a parent’s anniversary, a baby shower, a milestone birthday, out-of-town-family in town?  I would love to hear from you!  Email me at tania@redhandedphotography.com.

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These two may look familiar … remember the helicopter-taken-mountain-top-wedding-session?  Well — you can see that HERE.

Nick and Jessica’s wedding was amaaaaazing — and now?  There’s a new addition coming.  And Jessica was glowing …

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We headed to Fort Langley – to a location where Jess had seen another of my maternity sessions …

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It was perfect.

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… they brought their “other” baby … pink bow and all :).  
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There had been a dock … but somehow, it had been taken down.  Which wasn’t so great for me – but didn’t change how stunning Jess was ..

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I love this one …

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And this one too …

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SO yeah — that’s Part ONE.  That means – there’s more *grin* – so stay tuned!

What about you?  Maybe you’re thinking, “man – I really need a photographer to capture … ” something? Maybe your fiancé just popped the question – and you have some questions about RHP.  I’d love a chance to meet with you and see if we’re a good fit.  Or maybe you’re looking for the perfect gift for a new mom-to-be with maternity or newborn photos?  Maybe you haven’t had your own family pics done since your 10yr old was a toddler?  Maybe you have an event coming up – a parent’s anniversary, a baby shower, a milestone birthday, out-of-town-family in town?  I would love to hear from you!  Email me at tania@redhandedphotography.com.

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