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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.)

Arden | Abbotsford Child Photography

This girl…is amazing. I could eat her with a spoon, I love her so much. She fills our days with (mostly!) joy and loves to be a helper. It still boggles my mind that just 3ish years ago she was a completely different child. Full of frustration at not being able to communicate, which resulted in many temper tantrums every day. I dreaded taking her out in public, and simple errands like grocery shopping were so stressful and usually ended in disaster. She was exhausting, and every day I wondered how we would raise this child without losing our sanity. Three years later she is such a different person…she’s a little chatterbox who loves to help around the house, is so happy and easy-going, and a complete delight. It’s amazing what a few years and some amazing speech therapy does! :)

Ever since her birthday in April I’ve been meaning to do a little photo session with her. We had the perfect light one evening, a lovely new quilt top that I found on ebay, and a cute new outfit. After the first few minutes Arden admitted to me that she was nervous. She wanted things just so and to ‘look pretty in the pictures’. I will admit that photographing your own child can be challenging sometimes, but it was so worth it as this session resulted in some new favorite images of my very favorite little girl. I still can’t believe she’s so grown up and going to be going to kindergarten in September!! (please scroll to the bottom of this post for a few of my favorite things about her)

The new quilt top in all it’s glory…love it and can’t wait to use it for sessions!!

Arden Blog 1

The number of facial expressions this girl has never ceases to amaze me. and crack me up! :)

Arden Blog 2

Dancing…I love the motion blur!


my very favorite image of the evening. so perfectly her. Sugar and spice and everything nice :)


not from the same day, but from a special Father’s Day celebration from preschool.

She was so excited to go on a ‘date’ with daddy!

I just had to share a pic of my handsome hubby and beautiful girl.


A few of my favorite things about Arden at 5:

SHE…is definitely sugar and spice. graduated from speech therapy (it still amazes me how far she’s come and how well she can talk now!). constantly creating art…lots of coloring, painting, cutting, glueing and crafting. loves to dance and listen to music. super girly. doesn’t like skinny jeans, and prefers ‘fat jeans’. likes to give makeovers…often involving markers and nail polish! Is well on her way to reading with lots of sight words, and can write the whole alphabet. loves homework. very social and constantly wanting playdates. is into shoes and all things girly (glitter lipgloss anyone?). Scaredy Squirrel books are her favorite. tall and skinny…finding clothes is definitely a challenge! Still loves her long hair, and her favorite hairstyle is a headband. my little sidekick who loves outings and shopping. a great sister who’s always willing to watch out for her little brother (total little mama). Words we hear a lot from her are: actually, uh-huh (said like a southern diva) and sure. Wants to be a mom and a baker when she grows up. Loves the TV shows Cat in the Hat and Super Why. A bit of a tattle-tale (much to her big brother’s dismay). Switches between being a mommy’s girl and a daddy’s girl. Has a good dose of tom-boy in her, and isn’t scared of bugs, snails, slugs or dirt (just like her mama as a girl!). Loves to help in the kitchen and can already make some simple items like pudding and loves to create picnic lunches. Loves fruit, carrots, candy and gum. Favorite toys are Barbies, and just recently she stopped playing with Little People. Loves preschool. Things babysitters are the best. Needs her sleep and she still loves to crawl into bed and snuggle with me in the mornings. Got her ears pierced for her birthday, and was super-duper brave! She loves to lay out multiple outfit combinations before choosing what she will wear for the day. Favorite color is still pink.



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Katy - So sweet. Arden has such a great personality; I remember that summer of babysitting her and it was so stressful. Now she's a super big help and such a sweetie. On some of these pics she looks 10 years older with that long hair and those cheeky facial expressions :)

Kristy K - love the light - super sweet!

Jacoba - Lovely pics - I esp. like the one of her looking off to the side with a little smile - so cute! Can't wait to see some more sessions of your kiddos...hint hint. :)

Tammi - love these Rachel:) Captured her perfectly

Heather Moll - She is so gorgeous, Rachel! I can't get over how big she is. Love that yellow top on her.

Colleen - She sure is getting big! Great photos of your little girl

Amy Hoogstad - Gorgeous, Rachel! She looks much older than 5 - I think it is that she is tall and slender. And wow, does she ever look like her daddy! Exactly like my almost-5-year-old girl:) The quilt top is fabulous. Can't wait to see what you do with it:)

Alyssa - Beautiful pics of a darling, sweet, fun little girl.. love this shoot! You got so many great shots, definitely going to need to get a nice big storyboard printed :) LOVE how the quilt top looks too, gorgeous!

Marg Kostelyk - I absolutely love these pictures. She is such a beautiful girl, and a huge joy to be around. Maybe I am just sappy but this almost brought tears...Nice work again Rachel!

kim - She's such a cutie, Rachel. My favorite is the same as your favorite. Love that shot!

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