• Shari Saysomsack Photography

    Hi, I'm Shari. Welcome here! I am a photographer in the small town of Oliver, located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of BC. You're invited to check out past client sessions here on my blog and take a look around to get to know me. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, would like to book a session or just want to chat.

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Mothers Day contest Oliver BCIt’s been a while since I’ve had a little contest and with Mother’s Day around the corner this is the perfect time!  It seems that it’s so hard for moms to get in front of the camera either because they are the ones holding the camera or just too busy doing things with their kids to make it happen.  So this one is for all the moms out there, whether you have four children, one child, are expecting or have grown up children.  Whatever your situation is, this contest is for you.

What you can win:

A 20 minute mini photo session that includes 5-10 high res images as well as a printed 8×10 image.

Here’s what you need to do:

Just leave a comment on this blog post with a super short description of your favourite photo with your child(ren). If you don’t have a favourite, just say so.

Want some more entries? Of course you do!

-Share this blog post on your facebook page and leave a second/ separate comment saying that you’ve done so.  You MUST leave a separate comment to get a second entry.

-Like “Shari Saysomsack Photography” on Facebook (you probably already do…so that’s like a free entry.  You MUST leave a separate comment that says you LIKE the facebook page.

**Photo session must be in Oliver or Abbotsford (if Shari happens to be visiting).  The session must be used/ claimed by the end of 2016.

and … Go!

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  • Melissa - My favorite picture of me with all 4 of my kids is from last fall when we went to the Gelatly Nut Farm. I think that may actually be the only photo of us all together!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Shared on fb too! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Becky Zeeman - I have a picture of my two boys from a couple years ago at a farm that I absolutely love.ReplyCancel

  • Becky - Shares in Facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Becky - Liked you on Facebook :). Thanks for running a contest!ReplyCancel

  • Bianca - I love pics with me and my boys but would love to have one of our entire family. We ate due with our fifth boy in a month, and my hubby has never gotten to be in a photo. I would love to remedy that 😊ReplyCancel

  • Bianca - Shared on Facebook tooReplyCancel

  • Eileen Methven - Shared on Facebook I love your photos, excited about having a chance to win a chance to have you capture an ever elusive Mother Daughter photo of Kelly and I 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Shared on FBReplyCancel

  • Amanda - My favourite photo is from two years ago by a river in North Delta. It was a Father’s Day gift for my husband.ReplyCancel

  • Eileen Methven - Shared on FB thanks Shari I love your work and I’d love to have you capture some photos of me and my daughter that would be amazingReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Already like your page on FBReplyCancel

  • Holly - Hat a great idea Shari. This would be great.ReplyCancel

  • Sammy Louie - My mom would LOVE an updated pic with my sister and IReplyCancel

  • Sammy Louie - Sharing this Blog on FB! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Karen - I don’t have a favourite of Kian and me. I love the ones of his daddy with him though!ReplyCancel

  • Tyne Driemel - I think my favourite is the day my daughter was born. I was never supposed to be a Mum… so that day is a miracle!ReplyCancel

  • Tyne Driemel - Liked and shared!ReplyCancel

  • Terri carrigan - This would be amazing to win! I don’t think I can pick one favourite picture but I made a collage of four different poses/faces of my daughter and I that I absolutely love!ReplyCancel

  • Amie Schaftrick - Liked and shared 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea - Hmmm I have few fav pics with each my girls but not a fav I can think of all three of us. I would LOVE a chance to make that happen.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea - And shared on Facebook 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea - Of course I have already ” liked” your FB page too 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Karen - Beautiful gift to win.ReplyCancel

  • Jen Anderson - My favourite picture of Zyen and I is when we are both wearing disco sequins headband around our heads. The picture didn’t turn out all that well but his face is just priceless.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - I have thousands of favourite photos of Mia, one I love of the whole family is us up for a hike on a Saturday messy hair dirty faces but it’s real :p and all big smilesReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Liked on facebookReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Blog shared on Facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - My favourite picture of me and my kids is when I was pregnant with our twins, now ten months old, and my two year old was lifting her shirt to show her belly too. I guess I need some new pictures, now that the babies are on the outside 😉ReplyCancel

  • Erin - Shared on Facebook 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Erin - Liked your page too :))ReplyCancel

  • Rachelle - One of my favorite pictures is of me and my little girl laying on her special blanket at sunset.ReplyCancel

  • Rachelle - Shared this blog post on my fb pageReplyCancel

  • Rachelle - Liked Shari Saysomsack Photography on fb 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Erin - I have one photo from when I was pregnant with my last that is the family favourite. The kids love to talk about who is who and where is baby hiding. That maternity session was such a treasure. Unfortunately, those are the last family photos we have… And the baby from my belly is now 2 1/2!ReplyCancel

  • Candice - I love love love getting photos done with my oh so talented friend Shari!! There are a few favorites from our last photo session down by the river and they are my favs because they are of all 4 kids, David and myself and it just looks complete 🙂 thanks friend !!!ReplyCancel

  • Krystal - My favorite photo is the first photo of me holding my newborn who is now 18 months old. I briefly got to hold her for about 30 seconds before the doctors took her as they was a few complications but in that moment I fell in love. Glad my sister was quick to snap the shot.ReplyCancel

  • Kim Graham - Never had professional pics taken before so this would be awesomeReplyCancel

  • Kim Graham - Liked on Facebook ☺ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - My favs are any goofy selfies I get to take with my son as that’s the only time I get pics of us together.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - Shared on fb!ReplyCancel

  • Josée Bergeron - I don’t have many to choose from….hmmmm…I have one with us at big white a couple years back. Does that count?ReplyCancel

  • Josée Bergeron - I “liked” your Facebook page 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Josée Bergeron - Shared your post!ReplyCancel

  • Coralee Cook - Shared on fb 🙂 my favourite picture with my kids are usually the ones when they were all still little, live looking back on those! This one would be fun to win!ReplyCancel

  • Coralee Cook - Shared on fbReplyCancel

  • Coralee Cook - Post shared on fbReplyCancel

  • Sonja Dyck - My favorite photo is of me with my daughter taken with a timer. I was tickling her and I just love our expressions.ReplyCancel

  • Charmaine Casorso - Liked fb pageReplyCancel

  • Charmaine Casorso - my favorite picture with my kids was last summer out by the tire swing – Shari, you took this picture! 🙂ReplyCancel

001-storyboardWhat a beautiful evening we had in the orchard! I think this one of the last days of blossoms and bees.  With the warm weather it seemed like the blossoms came and went way too fast this year.  This lovely family booked a mini session to update their family photos.  I love that they even brought their dog along, after all pets are family too. Thanks for an great evening K family!


004-Oliver BC Family PhotographerThese four little beauties were so much fun to photograph! Photographing kids can feel a little wild sometimes, I’m sure the parents are often wondering if I’m even getting “anything” amidst all the chaos.  But let me tell you that I always do. In fact,  the chaos images are usually my favourites.  The authentic expressions, the true personalities and the fun experience through it all.  Yes, this photo session was lots of silliness, fun, sweetness and just the right sprinkle of crazy.  Loved it.

This beautiful mamma wanted some images of her sweet littles as well as updated images of herself with her children.  I know that I’m biased when I say that pics like this are the best gift a mom could ask for on Mother’s day (plus a day off).  But honestly, I’m not sure what’s better than beautiful authentic images with your children.  Raising children is tough work, like seriously challenging… sometimes I think I’m going to go crazy kind of stuff.  But at the end of the day we look into our children’s eyes, they wrap their arms around our necks for a hug and our mamma heart swells with a love like no other.  Yes, these days are tough but they are also delightful and incredible.  Rochelle, thank you for allowing me to capture your sweet littles and freeze a moment in time for you as your little man starts to move out of the baby stage.  You are a beautiful momma!

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Last week I had the honour pf photographing a fundraiser for Mike Watson and his family.  Mike and his family live in Kaleeden and are well known in the community.  When Mike was experiencing liver failure and wasn’t able to get a new kidney in BC, him and his family made the life saving decision to head to Hong Kong for a transplant.  Amazingly, his love Lisa was the one that ended up being the ideal match for Mike.  You can read more about the story here in the Penticton Herald. The little towns of the South Okanagan have been a buzz with fundraising efforts for several months already in order to make the trip to Hong Kong and the transplant itself possible.  There is so much beauty in seeing people come together to support and love another.  I have never met Mike and Lisa, but it is clear that they are incredibly loved and cherished. I am so thrilled to report that Mike and Lisa are both doing really well as they recover in Hong Kong.

Anyways, here’s a little visual of what the evening gala fundraiser looked like. A HUGE thank you to Linden Gardens for donating the use of their beautiful facility as well as the incredible catering company and all the many businesses that contributed items for the silent and live auction.  There are really too many to list here, but I assure you that the prizes were awesome!

If you are interested in contributing to the fundraiser for Mike and his family, you can do so here through the You Caring site.