Utter Adorableness

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I fell in love with this picture the minute I saw it upload from my camera.

The moment.

The love.

The expression.

The eyelashes.

The hint of a smile or forthcoming laugh.

Sometimes the most beautiful things in life are a fleeting moment, I was excited to catch one in my lens.

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Of Beautiful Friends and Beautiful Light

Kelowna_Photographer_Portraits_HeadShots_AimsPhotography.photos-2Sometimes there’s perfect light when you’re not waiting or looking for it – suddenly it’s just there. This happened a few weeks ago…but the best part? Some of my lovely friends happened to be with me… Kelowna_Photographer_Portraits_HeadShots_AimsPhotography.photos-7

 

“The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.” ~Audrey Hepburn

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“I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls.” ~Audrey Hepburn

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And I was reminded again of the gift of friends and friendship. Of laughter. Of moments…because perfect light doesn’t last, it’s gone soon after it appears, but true friendship will last as well as the memories we share together. 

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Thanks for the moments and the new memories, girls!

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Feature: The S Family

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Kelowna_Photographer_Family_Baby_AimsPhotography.photos-11I had the honour of doing a photo session with this lovely little family a few weeks ago. I’ve wanted to blog a few of my favourites but haven’t had time until now.

Kelowna_Photographer_Family_Baby_AimsPhotography.photos-10We met for a morning session because it fit best with baby Ireland’s nap times and it wasn’t as hot outside yet… of course I was thrilled because morning light is always gorgeous.

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And the beyond adorable baby, Ireland.Kelowna_Photographer_Family_Baby_AimsPhotography.photos-2-2

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Kelowna_Photographer_Family_Baby_AimsPhotography.photos-14I was really excited when Melissa asked for a few “couple” pictures. It was fun, Tobias and Melissa were so chill and relaxed… and in so many ways still acting like newly weds… they kind of made my job super easy.

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Kelowna_Photographer_Family_Baby_AimsPhotography.photos-9I seriously had the hardest time trying to choose which pictures to blog, I came out of that session with so many great pictures! (So maybe I’ll just have to do a part 2 😉 )

At the very end it was getting to be Ireland’s nap time and she fell asleep on her Mom’s shoulder…

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Thank you, Melissa, Tobias, and Ireland for a wonderful morning and for a special glimpse of the love you three share!

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Summer Sunlight

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Earlier this week, I took one of my sisters with me to assist for a photo session.  We were there a little early to scout out some locations for the photo session…she happily complied when I asked to to model for me.  These are a couple of my favourite snapshots.

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(Thought the epic sunflare was kind of funky 😉 )

Ah, the gloriousness of ‘early’ morning light.

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Summer Days

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Summer is upon us – wow! Where has the time gone?!  To me, summer never feels “official” till July 1.  I was skimming through pictures on my iPod earlier today and had an idea.  I want to enjoy this summer – busy as it will be – and I want to remember it.  So for (at least!) July and August I want to take (at least!) one picture every day (be it on my phone, my iPod, or my DSLR.)  Yes, I know this idea isn’t new – people do the “picture a day” thing often.  But, I’ve never done it – and I just feel like this summer is going to slip by before I know it!  I’ll be uploading pictures to instagram and will do a weekly blog post of my daily pictures from the past week.

You see, I’ve come to realize that…I never regret taking pictures…capturing moments.  If I regret anything – it’s that I DIDN’T take more! So to start off here are a few random snap shots from the past couple of months – mostly taken on my ipod. Some made it onto instagram already – some didn’t 😉

First off, I’m kind of SUPER excited this guy is back! My brother, Mitch, was in the Philippines for almost 3 months.  He came home last weekend. 🙂

 

 

IMG_0486By the way…I LOVE the panorama feature on my iPod!!! Here’s a “perfect”rainbow I captured a few weeks ago (no filter) 😉IMG_0201My Oma (Grandma) baked my Dad her iconic Kaffee Torte for Father’s Day.  This is something very special and I wanted to remember it. IMG_0364My bro got his Barracuda on the road for the summer… Looking forward to some summer crusin’. IMG_0283Not to long ago I gave Lulu her first ride on a swing. IMG_0359

 

IMG_0362Speaking of Lulu, she just turned 1 year old! I can’t believe how fast time has gone!  Here’s a picture I took of her and I on her birthday last week.

A friend of ours was married last weekend here are a couple pictures from that day.  Another reason I love the panorama feature…I figured out how to get the same person into a panorama 3 times. See him?IMG_0432

 

IMG_0485And when there’s a gigantic arm chair…? You take a picture.IMG_0458

 

IMG_0392This was the sunset on Canada Day, July 1st, as we waited for the firework show.IMG_0472

 

And sometimes life is about seeing how many people you can squish into one picture!

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Moments go by quickly… we really only have right now! 🙂 So here’s to having an amazing summer!

Follow me @aimsglanz on instagram to see my daily pictures!

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Wedding: Eugene and Sabina

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I’d known Sabina a few years ago when we both attended the same youth group, so I was excited when she sent me a facebook message one day telling me she was engaged and inquiring about me photographing her wedding.

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I met Eugene for the first time when we all met for coffee to talk wedding and photography.  I noticed right away how much he cared for her and what was important to her, and that he had her best interests in mind.

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Their story is cute.  Sabina bought some speakers for her vehicle from Eugene’s brother.  However, she didn’t know how to instal them, so he suggested she go to his brother, Eugene, who is a mechanic, and have them installed… well, as you can see, that was only the beginning of their story. 😀

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We were all so very thankful it didn’t rain! It rained the day before and then a little in the morning and during the ceremony, but for the pictures later it was dry and the sun even came out later!

Hum yeah, aren’t they a cute couple? Lots of laughter that day!

 

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It’s always so hard to decide which pictures to blog – and to not overload a post with too much! But here are a couple more of the lovely bride!

 

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Starting their journey, side by side – together.

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Sabina and Eugene, I wholeheartedly wish you all the best as you start your life together! Thank you for allowing me to share in the joy of your day!

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Feature: Liebelt Family

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So excited to feature the Liebelt Family on my blog today!

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Especially little Leon…

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(Hum yeah, I kind of fell in love with those eyes!)

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…The day before our photoshoot Leon celebrated his FIRST birthday!

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It’s hard to believe he’s a year already…He sure doesn’t look like the same newborn featured on my blog last year…Yeah, I did this cute little guy’s newborn pictures….wow time flies!

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Then his mom brought out the bubbles…

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Leon was a trooper, our photoshoot ran into his nap time, he did pretty good though – considering. 🙂  He’s also the first child that LOVED my camera….maybe because of the clicking sound? We had a hard time getting him to sit still and NOT crawl for the photographer… (I was flattered though 😉 )

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We ended the session with a little cake smash… he was really tired by this time so the cake wasn’t that interesting to him… but it was fun 🙂  Maybe we can do another cake smash when he’s 10 or something – now THAT would be…crazy! 😉

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And just one more to end today’s post. I seriously had a hard time choosing which pictures to blog…there were so many adorable ones!

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P.s. You can see Leon’s newborn photos HERE.

Stylistic Portrait: MJ

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Here’s a portrait of my friend, MJ.  He was my fellow intern in Colorado…and piles of fun! 🙂  It was really fun to hang out with him because our photographic styles are different (you should see what he can do with a flash…or two…or five!) …I so enjoyed his perspective and ideas.  Definitely came away from that week with new inspiration!

Oh yeah…he likes hats too – How cool is that, eh?!

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P.s. Sorry again for my “lack-of-blogging”- life has been super crazy! (which makes me 😀 and 😦 haha!) Anyways, check back soon (like tomorrow or the day after! 😉 ) I’ll be posting my most recent family shoot as well as the wedding I photographed a couple weekends ago – soon!

Baby Details: Naemi

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Here’s just a quick little continuation from yesterday.

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I just love babies, and how ‘perfect’ they are…I can’t get over how something so small can be created so perfectly…ten little fingers…ten tiny toes.

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“…You knitted me together in my mother’s womb…I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalms 139: 13-14

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