Category Archives: Bellies and Babies

Baby Abel | Chilliwack Newborn Photography | kerensa leigh

since my baby is 5 months old already and weighing in at a whopping 20 lbs i get really excited to get some more snuggles in with new babies! and while Abel wasn’t up for napping he was so calm and quiet and he was just taking it all in. big sister Sage was too cute and don’t tell anyone but i wanted to keep her;)with her blonde curls and she was so friendly. when you see mom and dad though, you know where their kids get their good looks from!

mike & andy | moose maternity | west van photography | kerensa leigh

i love west van, i love stanley park and the surrounding areas, there is something so calming and peaceful being at the ocean. the air is so fresh, the sound of the crashing waves is soothing, and the people there have no where else they’d rather be! it is all so different from the valley. where the air is fresh…with the smell of farms, the sounds are filled with the hustle and bustle of cars with people going to work or back home, both not bad places to be but when compared to the ocean…it does feel a little dim.

mike and andy asked me to help them document their second pregnancy at dundarave park. the photoshoot went great, but events leading up to it and after it were not so golden…we were meeting my parents at stanley park and they were going to look after my boys, well there had been an accident on the 2nd narrows bridge so 5 lanes were merging into 1…we didn’t bother with paying for parking because we weren’t going to be there very long…$40 later:(and after we were done with the shoot my husband impaled his foot with a sharp piece of bark!! he ended up needing a tetanus shot after spending 2 hours in the ER! but like i said, the photos turned out great!

their family nickname is moose and we will be incorporating some stuffed moose into our newborn session…but first, here are some pics from their beach session. we finished this session just in time as baby camden arrived four days later at 5 and a half weeks early…i can’t wait to get some snuggles in:)

baby mika | abbotsford newborn photographer | kerensa leigh

i absolutely love it when past clients contact me to photograph their growing families. i first me keegan and lauren when their first son adrien was born four years ago so to get to see how big he is now is crazy. he is so full of life and welcomed me into his home with excitement! his younger brother jesse is about to turn two and he’s so adorable…and if life with two young boys isn’t hectic enough they added the precious little mika:)with two older brothers to watch out for her she’s sure to grow up feeling like a princess.

they tell me they are all done having kids so that means no more greenwood newborn shoots for me:(hopefully i’ll still get to watch these kids grow up through annual family shoots:)

anyways, here are some of my faves of the day…

baby jack | abbotsford newborn photography | kerensa leigh

so amber and matt discovered they were expecting another baby when their daughter adley was eight months old, after the shock wore off they were excited to begin another adventure as well as expanding their beautiful family.

they were wanting to wait to find out what the sex of the baby was till he/she was born, but an excited clinician let it slip out that they were going to have a baby boy:)

she had a pretty uneventful pregnancy and was scheduled to have a c-section on nov 5 but her water broke on its own on nov 3 and beautiful baby jack arrived safely weighing in at 7 lbs 10 oz!!

while i was very impatiently waiting for my bundle of joy to arrive i had the pleasure of getting some shots of jack…

hello world | chilliwack newborn photography | kerensa leigh

we were so excited when we discovered that we were expecting our third child, especially when it took awhile to conceive with our first baby. i was never sure if it would take long each time but we were lucky and got pregnant quite easily with the last two. in july we found out that we would be adding another boy to our family, i can’t say i was surprised! as much as i wanted a girl i didn’t think it would happen.

we had the blessing of also being pregnant with my sister in law and our close friends. and ironically we were all due within four days of each other! they were lucky to know the date of their deliveries as they both get c-sections…i on the other hand have to wait for nature to take its course…and because we were so close together i made it into a contest of who would get their baby first…i was convinced it would be me…it was not! i’d been having braxton’s for months and cramping for the last couple of months which in my mind all added up to me having a really early delivery and i was mildly nervous about having a preemie…my older boys are both born on the 24th day of their month so when oct 24 approached i thought wouldn’t it be funny if he was born…he was not ready…my sis in law had her baby boy on nov 3rd, two days before her scheduled section…i was still pregnant…our friends had their baby girl on nov 8th…i was still pregnant…my due date, nov 15th…i was still pregnant…i’ve been early with my previous deliveries so this was all new to me, and not in a good way…i knew that i’d have to wait 10 days to get induced which would bring me to the 25th…i never thought i’d possibly make it to the end of nov, but it was beginning to look like that was the case…

5 days past due and i wasn’t really coping emotionally but was told to keep monitoring movement and keep positive…we tried almost all of the old wives tales for induction…4x4ing…spicy food…raspberry tea (btw, i HATE raspberries) nothing was working…day 6 i was told that because i was having such a hard time emotionally that they might induce me…but the hospital was full…day 7 still no room…day 8…i got the call to come in…by 7:30 they had broken my water…by 8:30 i was in labor with a vengeance…but for some reason they wouldn’t give me anything for the pain…i’d had an epidural for my previous deliveries and kind of expected it…but everything was different this time so i should have known…i was told to try the shower…try to walk…try the gas…all i wanted was for the pain to be gone but by the time i had my IV so i could get an epidural i was ready to start pushing…which ended up being the best delivery ever…i was able to actually feel what my body needed to do naturally…and i had very little pain…just a perfect 9lb 3oz baby boy!!

i can’t help but smile as i write this, knowing he will be our last baby makes this so bitter sweet. he is softly snoring beside me and i know i am so extremely blessed to have him in my life and i look forward to marking all of his milestones and one day snuggling his own babies…

here are a few of my favorite shots from our little session:)

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