About Me


My name is Karen Ley, photographer and owner of Sweet Dreams. I fell in love with family photography 7 years ago. I've always loved children and photography and joined them to create Sweet Dreams Photography. It's been an amazing adventure and I feel fortunate to be doing something I'm passionate about. My clients are very special to me and every session is unique. Whenever I get a tiny hug from the little ones or the awes I get from parents when they see their images for the first time, it’s priceless.

Sweet Dreams Photo Studio

Here at Sweet Dreams we capture photos of beautiful mamas with their baby bumps from exterior to studio shoots. Later on our mamas come back to get their amazingly detailed and adorable newborn photos. Six months pass and we get to see our babies sit and crawl for the first time. Now the fun starts, the one year mark! Cake Smash! This is going to get a little messy but I can tell you that our one year olds have a blast munching on cake. This session gets fun and creative for those moms that want a special themed for their cake smash session! We help you create a personalized photoshoot that goes perfectly for you and your little one. Don’t hesitate to send me an email or contact me through Facebook, and Instagram. I’d love to hear from you!

Surrey.BC Location

Testimonials

Testimonials

“Seriously in love with this photo
from @sweetdreams_studio....
cannot wait to see the rest.
Karen, you’re a genius, thank you”

FAQ

what colours to wear?

Earthy tones work best!
Beige, brown, grey, orange, mossy green and mustard.

what to wear?

Outfits without patterns work best since big colourful patterns or logos can be distracting in portrait photos.

Husband: khaki pants and a simple t shirt or casual dress shirt would work great.
Mom: Moms are our light in our home so I love when mom wears a flowy orange or mustard dress.
For little girls: Simple dress or romper looks very nice.
For little boys: For little man I would suggest something similar to dad or a romper.
For Kids: If we do outdoor shoot I love having little one bring along boots so we can get some shots of them splashing in puddles or the pond.
Newborns: We have a couple of outfits and wraps here at the home studio, don’t hesitate to ask for photos!

I have a couple of client outfits for mom and little ones. Mom is able to try them on days before the shoot to see if it fits correctly. Ask me what I have in my client closet.

Again, these are just suggestions I give from my experience. You are welcome to wear anything that makes you feel comfortable.

How many Outfits should I bring?

For Home Studio or At Your Home Session you are able to bring as many outfits as you would like. For ourdoor sesions we would suggest for adults to bring clothes you can put over what you are already wearing to change it up a little bit. It's easy enough to change the little ones in the park.

What should I bring to my session?

I’d suggest to bring snacks and water! Bring snack incase the family gets hungry or thirsty. Tips: Bring snacks that aren't messy, we don't want to end up with a little stain.

How long are sessions?

Classic Sessions 1 - 1.5 hrs
Newborn Sessions 1 - 2 hrs

Do you have mini sessions?

Yes! We definitely have mini sessions, depending on the Holidays coming up! Follow me BELOW on Instagram or Facebook so you can be the first grab discounts or booking dates for our famous mini sessions!


How long after our session will our gallery be ready?

One to two weeks.

What is "At Your Home Session"?

At Your Home session is when the session takes place at the comfort of your own home, I bring all the equipment that is needed. I am able to shoot in your favourite parts of your home, baking cookies in the kitchen, hanging out in the living room with the kids or even some beautiful shots of you and your newborn in their new nursery.

What is a "Home studio session?"

This session takes place at my apartment located across the King George skytrain. Being a home studio we have all the props needed on hand. So sit back and relax while you enjoy a cup of coffee/tea and snacks on me.

How long will my online gallery be live?

1 week

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Surrey Vancouver BC - karenley.sweetdreams@gmail.com - 778.814.9022