profile pic event | phoTobin photography

November 30, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

In today's age of online living and social media we make a first impression before we even meet people! We believe everyone should have a fantastic first impression.  We are having a 2 day event to invite you in for a mini session to update your professional head shots and profile pics.

These sessions include: 1 hour from start to finish, make up and hair touch up (for ladies), 2 outfit changes, 20 minute coached photo session, instant viewing of 15 images to choose from and delivery of digital images in 24 hours.  

The session fee if $50. 
$95 for 1 image
$175 for 2 images
then $75 each additional image or
10 for $650

For more information call Sarah at 778-835-0230 or click "contact form" above and fill out the form or email

We've added an extra day--- the event is now running Friday the 7th too!  


the couture experience | phoTobin photography

November 29, 2012  •  1 Comment

A few weeks back we had the pleasure of Romdoul Long coming in for a session.  When we asked her how she wanted to be photographed she wasn't quiet sure.  I explained what we do and then I remembered a conversation she and I had about the fact that we don't get many chances to dress up.  That's when I asked, "Do you want to dress up super fancy?".  Well, that hit the nail on the head.  Tobin, Romdoul and I were super excited for her session.  

We had her bring in pieces of her own wardrobe, I made a few fluffy skirts and, a couple days before her session, Romdoul and I made a trip out to Ellebay Bridal Boutique in New Westminster and hired 2 dresses for her session.  Ellebay Bridal Boutique is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!  Every dress is handmade.  I LOVED the way Romdoul looked at herself in the mirror in the red dress and it was so meant to be because she was exactly sample size!  We left with our dresses in tow and Romdoul was glowing.  


We had so much fun at her session and here are a few of the shots we got...


Celebrate your relationships this holiday season with phoTobin photography’s GIFTaway!

November 20, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

What an amazing year it has been and to say thank you we want to finish it off the same way we started… with a bang! 

We have “Ultimate Girls Day Out” {contemporary portrait} sessions in December that we would like to gift to some very lucky women.  

Here’s what’s included:

  That way you get to spend a fun day with someone you love, have beautiful portraits taken of the 2 of you together and separately. 

It’s really easy to get your hands on one of these.  Here’s how:

1.     click “contact”  above

2.     fill out the form

3.     Tell us who you are bringing.  You can bring your sister, your mom, your BFF, your partner AND why you want to have a {contemporary portrait} session with phoTobin photography.

OR just give Sarah a call at 778-835-0230 and we can take it from there.


The not-so fine print:

*Sessions are booked on a first come first serve basis and subject to availability.  This offer is for the session only and does not include any prints.  $100 credit can only be used toward the purchase of your prints from your {contemporary portrait} session at the time of your viewing.  There are no rainchecks and this offer has no cash value. By contacting us you are stating that you have read and understand these guidelines.





The Windsor's Three | phoTobin photography

November 13, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Back in July I posted about sisters and how excited I was for my portraits with my own sisters.  We now live in 3 different countries and our visits will be few and far between so when we were all together in Texas in October I was determined to get beautiful portraits of the 3 of us together.  The last time we had a photograph together was over 7 years ago, the one before that was 15 years ago at my wedding and 22 years ago at my eldest sisters wedding.  Ha, it seems to happen every 7-8 years!  So, needless to say it was time.

I will cherish these amazing photos forever and every time I look at them I will remember the special time we had together primping, posing and laughing.

Plus, this makes Christmas shopping for the family done since I am going to send each of them a print!  

Chance made us sisters.  Time made us friends.  I love you Kiki and Jessica!!!

three sisters three smiling sisters


whoa-MEN? | vancouver gentlemen's {contemporary portrait} studio

October 23, 2012  •  1 Comment

Tobin LOVES women!  (in the NOT creepy but appreciative way)  He loves our nuances, our body language, our strength.  That’s why he loves to photograph women. 

As you’ve seen, when Tobin poses women he mirrors them down to the soft ballet hands and the twinkle in the eyes.  He truly transforms himself from a “dude with a camera” to a curvy, soft, feminine being.  Each woman, myself included, giggles  when we see the transformation in front of us and then I know everyone of them thinks, “wow!  If he looks good doing that then I am going to look FANTASTIC!”  Tobin has no problem getting in touch with his feminine side BUT he does have one request for me when I am putting together the calendar…

“Please book me one guy every 2 weeks!”

So, I try to give him his dash of testosterone a couple of times a month.  We have had the pleasure of having amazing men come into our studio with their wives and even on their own for portraits and most of the have sworn that they “have never had a photograph of themselves that they’ve liked”…well, until now!


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