Welcome to SHARLA PIKE PHOTOGRAPHY!

Lifestyle, Fashion +Wedding Photographer, Sharla Pike

Welcome to my website thanks for stopping by!

My name is Sharla Pike and I am a photographer in Kelowna B.C. but travel worldwide including Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB,
and Los Angeles. I specialize in family photography, newborn photography, maternity photography, Boudoir Photography as well photography for Model and Talent Agencies and of course Weddings!

Why Newborn Photos should be done by a Pro-Baby Hunter’s sneak peek!

Ok so getting a professional Photographer for your wedding day is a no brainer right? After all it's one of the most important day of your life… right? Well… for most couples yes it definitely is the most important day, However speaking from experience, for those couples who decide to bring a child into the world, the day your little baby arrives Trumps any wedding...no offense husbands... Love will become something bigger than you ever knew was possible from the VERY first moment you see + hold your newborn baby – your entire world will change.  Your wedding day will be a distant memory– THIS will now become most important day of your life, trust me. So why wouldn't you capture that. You've all heard it many times before, time goes by WAY to fast, and our children grow up right in front of our eyes, after one week, after three weeks, one year is here before you know it– they grow, change and develop and continue to do so whether we like it or not! Too bad sometimes we can't freeze moments HUH?> Actually..... That's MY job as a photographer. Newborn babies change the fastest every second. Its very Important you find a photographer that knows what they are doing and has some experience, they will be handling your week old baby for 1-2 hours, posing them changing them,soothing them back to sleep. Its an investment that is worth every penny. Remember Newborns photos cannot be re-done, they are only "new" for a very short time.If you don't choose the right person you may end up with images like these gems I came across on pinterest! FAILS So you get my point:) I recently had the pleasure photographing my friends new baby Hunter. I have met a lot of new parents but I have never met a couple so positive and excited about becoming parents as these two were. That baby could scream all night and Suzanne wouldn't even flinch, she'd still be smiling and talking about how great motherhood is, and that she's prepared for anything that comes along. Congratulations to you guys, Hunter is a lucky little boy, looking forward to watching him grow:) xoxo   sock-monkey-newborn-hats-photography-IMG_9978newborn-knit hat-teddy bear- newborn pose-baby sleeping- photography-IMG_9959firefighter-dad-hero-turnout gear-west kelowna- fireman-newborn-IMG_9901fire helmet-newborn-sleeping baby-west kelowna-photographer-IMG_9895new family- mom-dad- baby-just born-IMG_9785baby sleeping-new baby-wecome baby-sleepingphotography -images_9666 mommy and baby-mommy-boys-newborn-maternal-IMG_0143dads arms-newborn photography-newborn photos-kelowna-IMG_0065

~Cam + Amber~ Baby #2 sneak peek!-sharla pike photography

Cam + Amber make such CUTE children there couldn't be just one of them in this world! I was so honored when they asked me to document yet another amazing milestone in their lives! I have had the pleasure of documenting MANY milestones in their life, engagement, wedding, Trash the dress, maternity #1, baby Clayton as a newborn, family photo sessions, and now baby #2. I  truly believe that there are times in our lives we should document regardless of how we feel about our bodies, sure pregnancy isn't always glamorous, crazy hormones, we are Tired,  have an extra 40 pounds to lug around etc. etc.... we don't always feel our best. HOWEVER Pregnancy is by far one of those precious times that you need to capture. Maternity photos are not just about a bump, or something to be able to put in a baby book,  they are a way for us to celebrate! Celebrate the baby we’re about to meet, celebrate the family you have created together, celebrate the strength and all our bodies can go through, Women are powerful, WE  ROCK. plain and simple. So to every pregnant mama out there remember....That baby bump of yours stretch marks and all is SO beautiful. Clayton is so pumped to meet his little brother in a few short weeks and I am sure they will get along perfectly and become great friends. Clayton will be able to show him many things, like  how to break a leg  under a year old, do flips into the pool unannounced and how to be daddy's number one fan at Monster Jam. Congratulations you guys we Love you and can't wait to meet the newest member of the McQueen family~ xoxo   parents-maternity-couples-pregnant-mom-dad-babybump-baby belly-IMG_8127family photos-kelowna-family portrait-maternity photos-IMG_8267blue-eyes-toddler-big brother-IMG_8300family-big borther-baby number 2-son-maternity-IMG_8306kelowna-knox mountain-baby belly-baby-maternity-pregnant-IMG_8490baby-bump-maternity-pregnant-mommy-IMG_8499    

Cousins…Grandmas, Grandpas + Kids…oh my.

How well do you know your cousins? Remember looking back at your childhood and having tons of memories that were made with family and cousins?Relationships between cousins can be very special, I know mine are! Its hard when parts of your family live far away to keep in touch, thank goodness for social media which helps us stay connected a little better. A few years ago while at a family gathering in Alberta, my mom and her brother made a comment about how it's up to us to keep the relationships going in the family....meaning that our children  and my cousins children need to know each other or else it will stop at us...This made perfect sense and it was sad that our children had maybe met only once ! So it was time to make a plan and start our own family traditions. For the past two years and probably many years to come, my family, my cousins and their families along with our parents and our grandma ( all 20 of us)... go to Kimberly to my uncles cabins for a few days in the summertime, which is sort of half way for all of us. The older the kids get the more fun they have together,it's so neat to see them interact and begin to make relationships and  memories just as we did when we were kids. Here are two of my cousins daughters, a quick shoot we did in Kimberly about 10 minutes before they were heading out the door back home;) They are just precious and I'm so glad we will be around more to watch them grow up.   IMG_1993IMG_1946IMG_1933IMG_1891IMG_1866IMG_1885IMG_1842IMG_1828IMG_1819IMG_1816IMG_1960IMG_9723IMG_17608