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Rachel Ludwig Photography | Abbotsford Family and Child Portrait Photographer bio picture

Welcome to Rachel Ludwig Photography!

Come on in, grab a cup of coffee (or in my case, that would be a non-fat, sugar-free vanilla, earl grey tea misto) and take a browse through my site. This is where I share images from recent sessions, post updates about Rachel Ludwig Photography, and sometimes I even sneak in a few pictures of my own family.

Want to know a little bit more about me? I've been married to my husband Tim for 11 years, and we have three loud, crazy and fun kids: Ethan (7), Arden (3) and Hudson (1). I also love to take pictures. I'm a lifestyle portrait and wedding photographer based in Abbotsford, BC and I photograph a little bit of everything, including babies, bellies, families, engagements, boudoir and weddings.

Oh....and don't be shy! You can leave a comment, pop me an email or use the contact form at any time. I promise I don't bite. :) I'd love to hear from you!

(Photo byTraci at Real Photography.)

Liam | 6 weeks old | Abbotsford Baby Photographer

I believe that every person and every family has a story to be told, and that those stories not only mold, change and grow that person or family into who they are, but they can impact others too. Everyone’s story is special, but…some stories touch our hearts in extra-special ways. I believe that photographs have the ability to help tell those stories. It’s why I do what I do. One of my goals with photography has always been to capture a piece of that story. They say a picture can say a thousand words, but I think they can say even more when you know a bit of the background info. Which is why I often write a bit (or a lot, as the case often is) of a preamble before I share pictures.

In this case, it’s an extra-special story. Five years ago, if you would have asked Jen & Ken what their story would look like today, I know they couldn’t have imagined where God would lead them. After years of desperately wanting to have children, multiple miscarriages and their resulting heartbreak, they didn’t know if the children they had dreamed of would ever be part of their story. But, since then, they have been blessed with not one, not two, but three incredible miracles. Three handsome, vivacious, busy, fun-loving, wonderful boys through the gift of adoption. Not only have Jen & Ken received these special blessings to raise and nurture, these three boys have been blessed with a healthy, stable and loving home and family. Isn’t God amazing? It just gives me goosebumps when I think about it all, and how lucky this family of five is.

As I sat with Jen during a feeding/cuddling break for Liam, we chatted, and when I asked her if I could share their story here on my blog, her response was “absolutely”. She hopes that the telling of their story would open the doors for others to experience the miracle of adoption.

Thank you for sharing your story Jen & Ken, and for allowing me to capture a small piece of that story for you.

I have to start with this storyboard of the big boys…they were totally cracking me up with their expressions.



My favorite family shot:


They live on the best piece of property…fabulous barns and great grass fields, a perfect location for pictures!


I love the vibrancy of these shots of the three brothers, and how it matches their vibrant personalities:



and a black and white one for good measure :)


Check out those big beautiful brown eyes, and that adorable little belly button :)



Liam was the first of their boys who joined their family as a newborn. He was just over one month (the other boys were around 1-year and 6-months)

when they got him, so it was neat to see Jen experiencing being a mama to a little little baby for the first time.




This little boy was all about his mama. The connection these two have was amazing to witness.

I love how he’s holding onto her finger and hand here :)





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Tina Cockburn - These photos are amazing, but not as amazing as their story. Which is very much like our own. We are adoptive parents three times over as well, and not a day goes by that I don't realize just how bless we all are to have each other. Many, many congrats and continued blessings for this sweet family.

Heather M. - beautiful photos! i especially love the family photos!

frank en miranda - hi Ken and Jen, its lovely to see the big boys with the little one. he is really handsome! hope you get a lot of joy with your nice family. love Frank and Miranda Houweling big hug from Romy and Ivan.

Brenda - These pictures truely tell the Schouten's wonderful story!! Congrats guys you have a beautiful family! Love Brenda

Mary-Ann Vandergugten - Beautiful pictures! You captured the 'big brothers' just perfectly - especially the Biggest (oldest) brother! ;)

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