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Lennon ~ Langley Birth, Newborn & Baby Photographer

This is potentially a somewhat long (read: gushy) post about an amazing experience that I was absolutely honored to be a part of in early February. My dear friend Ashleigh Wells and I met a few years back…. we’re both photographers and we immediately clicked (maybe it’s the redhead thing… I dunno!). It’s pretty cool when you find someone that you really “get” on many different levels. We both are super opinionated (again… redhead thing), but we agree on almost everything so it works! We don’t get to actually physically see each other as much as we’d like… life, kids, owning our own business’s, it all gets in the way. But thanks to modern technology we talk, debate, and support each other every single day. So of course, when she found out she was pregnant with her second daughter, I was crossing my fingers that out of the array of photographers she has available to her, she would pick me to document this time in her life. I was honored, humbled, elated when she asked me to tell this story and it’s been an amazing one to tell.

We started with her maternity images in October where we braved the cold and waded in freezing cold water (and her half naked!!!) to get the shots we were both envisioning. You can click here to see those!

And then she asked me to capture her birth story. I have shot a couple handfuls of births but every single one is unique, special and glued in my heart and mind forever. It is one of my photographic passions but due to time and childcare restraints, I just can’t do it as much as I’d like. But this one…. this one I was not going to miss. It started in December with threatening pre term labour and all sorts of dramatic goings-on, but didn’t end until February 5th when I got the call that Ash was about to be induced. It was a long day for everyone (my guess is that it was even longer for Ash) and in true fashion, ended quite dramatically. But Miss Lennon Rose finally arrived to the overwhelming love of her entire family. Sadly, I didn’t capture the actual birth (as I said, dramatic happenings made the delivery happen in the O.R. where I wasn’t permitted to go), but I think I still managed to capture the jist of the story… check out the video here:

But of course, as soon as Lennon was ready, we had her in the JK | Baby studio for a full newborn session of her own. Ash’s best friend is Hayley from Just Hatched Photography Props  which is SUPER awesome for me because not only does Hayley outfit my entire studio with her gorgeous work but she also outfitted our entire session with Lennon! Little Miss Lennon (who isn’t actually that little… if I hadn’t witnessed it myself, I would swear she was a 3 months old!!!) put up quite the fight during our session. She did NOT want to cooperate for her Auntie Jill, but we were persistent, her big sister Ella was an absolute STAR and we got adorable images for them to keep always. Thank you Ash, Bryan and Ella for allowing me to be part of the last year of your life. It’s truly been my pleasure to capture it all in photographs and watch you grow in to a family of 4. Can’t wait to do it all again next year!!  (hint, hint!!!) ;)

Introducing Miss Lennon Rose…

  • Ashleigh Wells - OMG *sob*! Stop making me cry with all your beautiful images and now your words! I am so so grateful we met and I only hope I can do your family justice when we get out for YOUR family session this summer…and I’m MAKING you take me up on that! Looking forward to 2016 baby 3 with you lmao!

Colin ~ South Surrey Baby Photography

‘Tis the season for baby sessions! Every year I am inundated with newborns in the summer… June, July, August. And then when January, February, March roll around I am inundated with the 6 months update photo sessions. I adore seeing these little ones come back to me once a tiny little ball of squish and now full of personality and laughter and pudge. Love it!!! Colin is no different! Isn’t he just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen!? Those eyes… they get me! Hope to see this little man again very soon!


Ryder ~ Vancouver Baby Photographer

Sweet baby Ryder came in to the studio a couple weeks ago for his 4 months photos. I just couldn’t get over how relaxed and chill he was. At this age, you usually have to move quite quickly as these babies can become a little overstimulated pretty fast. But sweet Ryder just went with the flow and let us get tons of adorable little shots of him!  I hope to see him again very soon to update these photos!! xo

Jillian Kirby is a Nationally Accredited Newborn, Baby and Child Specialty Photographer with over 6 years of experience and over 600 newborns and babies photographed. Her natural light commercial space is in downtown Langley and is suited perfectly to the new baby and his/her new family. Jillian proudly serves Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and surrounding areas.



Complimentary Birth Announcements!!!

I am so excited to offer this awesome promo again. The last time we offered it, people loved it! And to be honest, I loved it too as I adore creating these adorable little birth announcements and packaging them up and sending them on their way! We have a whole new line of fully customizable birth announcements for 2014 and I can’t wait to share them with you!

So go ahead! Book your newborn session for 2014 and receive your complimentary, fully customizable set of 25 birth announcements!

You can email us at jillian@jilliankirbybaby.com OR just use the Contact Form in the menu bar above!

Can’t wait to see you and your new little one in the studio!


Newborn Posing Naturally – Online Newborn Photography Mentoring

Hey Folks! Guess what!?!

Registration is now open for the next round of Newborn Posing Naturally!! Classes open online on February 17th, 2014 and I am so excited to meet the new set of attendees! This three week class has instructional videos posted every Monday and then live q & a chat time with me every Thursday.  We also have our own open Facebook chat group that stays open after the class is through so that we can all support each other and continue to learn and grow!

Tuition is $499 but if you register now you get the Early Bird Special of $399!!!

Check out the website or email us for more information!! Looking forward to chatting with you!

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