“The Aviva Project” Kick-Off

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We are proud to unveil our project giving back to our community! As 2019 is getting into full swing, it is time to start the year right by giving back to our community. It is our goal with “The Aviva Project” to raise $2000 for various charities throughout the Okanagan using Photo Mini Sessions.  This […]

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The In-Person Viewing Session

After your photo shoot and your images have been edited, I like to sit with my clients for a viewing session. This is where we go through all of the images and choose the favourites. If you are not available for a viewing at my studio, I do offer online viewing as well. However, I…

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Planning a Successful Family Photo Shoot

During the summer months, I am frequently asked to photograph large family groups of 15 or more people. These families are most often gathered together here in the Okanagan for a family reunion or event. What a great time to do a family portrait! Planning for your family photo shoot is key. Hire your photographer…

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Backing Up Your Digital Files

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Many things have it’s pros and cons and digital photography is certainly no exception. When I started shooting over 20 years ago – in 1994 – film was very much alive and well – it’s actually all I knew. Digital cameras were too highly priced for the average user and I had yet to have…

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Is your home a good location for a photo shoot?

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Here are some factors to consider when deciding if you would like to use your home for a photo shoot booked with Aviva Studios: Will the photo shoot be inside your home or outdoors on your property? Consider the sightlines of your property for an outdoors photo shoot. What do you see when you look…

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Studio vs Location Photo Shoots

Curly blond haired girls sitting on a blanket with apples in the orchard sun

One of your major decisions when planning your session is the location of your photo shoot. The first question I ask in an initial consultation is going to be whether the shoot should happen in the studio or on location. Your answer is going to depend on your personal preference. What do you like best?…

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Photography Tips for Toddlers

Photographing toddlers can be tricky. Toddlers are unpredictable, and that’s the only thing you can really count on. Fortunately, I have a few tips on how to make your next toddler photography session a success. As I mentioned earlier, toddlers are unpredictable. There’s no way of knowing exactly how a photo shoot will go, so…

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It’s Fall Family Portrait Season!

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Fall is a great time for family portraits and it also seems to be the most popular time for most families. It seems that once kids are settled back in school and the regular routine of life is back in order and then realization that Christmas is just around the corner hits – families start…

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Take A Better Business Portrait

Business Portrait of a red haired woman wearing black in a green park setting

Professional photos are an important part of presenting yourself and your business to the world. There are a lot of things that go into taking a great professional photo. Let’s run through some of them now! It’s important to use a photograph that communicates professionalism. Your photo represents who you are as a professional and is…

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Expecting mothers wanted!! – September 2017

I am looking to create some beautiful studio maternity and newborn images. For a limited time I am offering free maternity sessions with 10 of your favorite images. These free sessions are available to anyone that also books their newborn session ($350) with Aviva Studios. All moms will receive two sessions for the price of…

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