Cameron Family & Baby Lucy | Victoria BC newborn photography

The Cameron Family was one of the lucky parents to receive a gift certificate from their friends, and took advantage of my brand new 2012 boutique sessions to photograph their new arrival. Baby Lucy was wonderfully sleepy through her session, and I’m in love with her photos. She’s quickly become one of my favourite babies. :)

{ Baby Z is five months } – Victoria BC baby photographer

My brand new little girl Zephyra is now 5 months old… coming up on six! I’ve been taking regular photographs of her each month to put together in a book when she gets older to show how she grew and changed. These were my favourites from her five month shoot.

{ Baby Dash } – Victoria BC baby photographer

I was supposed to shoot mama Claudia’s maternity session, and her birth… but unfortunately baby Dash came very quickly and unexpectedly so we missed both! In fact, we were booked in for her maternity the day after she went into labour at 38 weeks… but someone had other plans.

So we’re making up for Dash’s impatient nature with some family sessions over the next year, so I get to watch baby Dash grow and enjoy his mom, dad and big sister Naima. This first session was a mini slipped into a busy weekend to make sure we got some of Dash’s newborn-ness before he outgrew that at lightning speed… and with a little monkey nickname how could I not break out the monkey gear? All monkey supplies lovingly hand-crafted by the amazingly talented Elsie Brown at Baby Oopies creations available on Saltspring Island, or by custom orders at her website: .

This was an out-take… but I love it!

Congratulations mama Claudia and baby Dash!

{ Dina and family } – victoria bc family portraits

I drove into Vancouver to take these once-in-a-lifetime family portraits of Dina and her whole family as they all came and met up in the area for the first time in years. We wandered around a beautiful park in New Westminster, Vancouver and found some great scenic spots to shoot in front of.

Who says big family pictures have to be boring?

{ Baby Owen } – Victoria bc newborn photography

Baby Owen came a little bit earlier than he intended to, but healthy and happy regardless. I was so excited to meet him… he’s a little redhead just like my first daughter! I have a terrible weakness for redheads.

Sleepy baby.

My absolute favourite image of the day.

Now that’s an adorable family.

{ Alexia’s Bump } – Victoria BC maternity

I took Alexia’s maternity photos with my nine day old baby in a sling so we could make sure to get them done in time for birth… and boy were we lucky, she went into labour just days later even though she wasn’t due for over a month! Congratulations Alexia on your peaceful homebirth. Here are some highlights from her bump session in her home and out at Saxe Point.

Mini sessions going on at Goldstream this weekend!

You may have noticed this blog feeling rather empty, and that’s largely because of my extended maternity leave. I’m starting to open up more bookings now, as my baby is now approaching six months. I’ve had a lot of interest in mini-sessions for holiday cards and portraits, so I’m devoting the next two weekends to them!

If you’ve been wanting some updated portraits but want to save some money for a holiday shopping spree, mini sessions are perfect for you.
$85 gets time and talent for half an hour at an outdoor location, plus a finished 8×10 and full resolution digital file (same image) for printing at your leisure! There will also be special deals on mini-session print and CD packages… stay tuned!

Family mini-sessions are going on this weekend at Goldstream park! I have a few openings left this weekend, but you’ll have to confirm your booking by Thursday night (Friday afternoon at the absolute latest!).

Here are the times I have left.
Saturday the 26th
I can also squeeze someone in for a 3:45pm if needed.

Sunday the 27th

If those are too soon, I’m also taking bookings for the following weekend (December 3rd and 4th). There will also be a few weekday sessions during school hours for those with babies, or who want some portraits of their little one/s who aren’t in school yet! Message me on Facebook [ at my fan page, Heather Armstrong Photography ], or email me at heatherphoto at gmail dot com to book!

Janice + Jack

A special for the New Year! | Victoria BC Photographer

2011 is quickly approaching, and if you’re in need of a new family portrait or a fun session to commemorate the new year, this special is the perfect opportunity! What better way to use the gift tucked away in grandma’s holiday card than to give her a beautiful portrait of her favourite grandkids? :)

If you call or email by December 31st to book a session in the New Year, you’ll receive two free 8x10s with your package. There are limited slots available, so make sure you get in soon!
Contact me by phone or email to book your session.
P: 250.507.8747
E: heatherphoto at

A new face | victoria bc baby newborn photographer

There’s a new face in my family… and it’s a beautiful one.

No, she’s not mine (mine isn’t due until May/June!), but she is my very first niece! My brother and his wife had their first child, a gorgeous baby girl on the morning of October 18th. I came in to take her newborn portraits when she was about 12 days old. Expect to see a lot of Sophia on this blog, especially while I wait for my own to arrive. ;)

Proud papa.

And loving mama.

And for a fortunate change… grandma! I so rarely manage to get grandma in the newborn session, it’s always fun to have extra family join in. :)

My favourite.

And for a final creative shot: Sophia sitting in her mama’s belly cast… taken only a few weeks before she arrived!

On a personal note: sessions, jobs and blog updates will be coming a little more slowly than usual for a little while! My pregnancy has been an exceptionally difficult one thus far, and it has thrown a wrench in my normal work schedule. For those clients awaiting orders, a delay is expected, and for those awaiting a reply on session inquiries, please have patience as my normal reply time has gone up from 1 day to 3 days average as I catch up and rearrange my schedule to keep up.
The amount of sessions that can be booked per month will be limited through next summer, so if you plan on having some family portraits taken make sure you get in soon! I’ll only be taking on a few families per month until further notice, and those spots will be all booked up very quickly. Dates are currently being reserved 3-4 weeks in advance minimum, so unfortunately this means that we’re almost done for portraits in time for Christmas! I do have three openings left, so jump on in if you’ve been waiting. :)

Thank you all for your patience and understanding.