Month: October 2009

I am usually a warm fuzzy when it comes to any reason to celebrate, birthdays, thanksgiving - bring...

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31Oct '09

BOO Sessions - Complimantary to Thank our clients

I am usually a warm fuzzy when it comes to any reason to celebrate, birthdays, thanksgiving - bring it on! But Halloween and I, we just don't click. My creativity has it's limits - I don't sew, and I would love to bond more often with a glue gun but it just doesn't happen. So my kids  fend or...

It was seriously cold, but with that came this seriously sweet light and very special fog.  I...

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31Oct '09

Eleni, Alex and Ayla

It was seriously cold, but with that came this seriously sweet light and very special fog.  I love this shot of Alex and Ayla making faces at each other and can only imagine how it will mean even more when Ayla is older. This second photo of Ayla just makes me say awww.... look how sweet her...

Tonight after teaching some photography I am going to head over to Roots for the grand re-opening...

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28Oct '09

Roots Event - whoo hoo!

Tonight after teaching some photography I am going to head over to Roots for the grand re-opening of their Courtenay Store. I imagine I will be looking at bit like a drowned rat from shooting outside, but no amount of moisture or ragamuffin style is going to keep me away. I am so excited for them....

These stunning kids are really just as sweet and fun as they look. I joked through the session that...

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28Oct '09

Kayden, Gracelyn and Callie Courtenay Photographer

These stunning kids are really just as sweet and fun as they look. I joked through the session that I wasn't sure if I really did any work, with dad bringing out the laughs, beautiful light and these three beauties I definitely had it easy. It was so lovely to have them in front of the camera, as I...

I am lovin' sharing on the blog these days because I have the most awesome clients. Meet Finah. Two...

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23Oct '09

Welcome Finah - Comox Valley Baby Photographer

I am lovin' sharing on the blog these days because I have the most awesome clients. Meet Finah. Two weeks of life. Finah's folks Misha and Paul hold a very special place in my heart. All my encounters with them have come at pivotal points of my life and each time, I am have been moved by them and...

Let me break it down for you. My studio has fabulously painted walls, I, in my let's make things as...

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23Oct '09

doskoch-a-licious

Let me break it down for you. My studio has fabulously painted walls, I, in my let's make things as complicated as possible wisdom picked the hardest colors to paint - yah, I rock at that. Setting up the studio was a crazy time, we jumped in to the new place quickly, it basically had to be rebuilt...

I truly appreciate my clinets and love the opportunity to remind you of that! Many of you took...

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22Oct '09

Customer Appreciation Time

I truly appreciate my clinets and love the opportunity to remind you of that! Many of you took advantage of our complimentary mini sessions for past clients and now we are offering up the BOO SHOOT. Saturday October 31 we invite you to bring your costumed little one down to the studio for a...

Stuff I am loving right now:1.  Pantuso Dance. This isn't new, I have written about why I...

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21Oct '09

Love List

Stuff I am loving right now:1.  Pantuso Dance. This isn't new, I have written about why I think this is the bees knees of dance schools - but I am not being redundant, I have more to say (big shocker). Pantuso Dance   is a hugging mecca. The kids hug each other hello, parents hug...

There is an abundance of inspiration out there in web world - and some of it is homegrown Comox...

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20Oct '09

Joel Lamaroux Comox Valley Photographer

There is an abundance of inspiration out there in web world - and some of it is homegrown Comox Valley talent. Many of you are familiar with Joel Lamaroux as the morning show host on Jet FM, but he, like all of us, wears a few different hats and has a story. Joel, on his blog and through speaking...

Usually when I work I am in a bubble that keeps me so much in the moment and focused on the...

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18Oct '09

Dream Thanksgiving Session

Usually when I work I am in a bubble that keeps me so much in the moment and focused on the relationships and beauty of the people I am photographing. Last week, as I went though the gates to a gorgeous home to photograph three very special families, the Janzen's, Beausoleil's and Mangles'.  I...

For many of my loved ones this month has brought unexpected loss and challenges. Grey days, murky...

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17Oct '09

Silver Lining and a little color

For many of my loved ones this month has brought unexpected loss and challenges. Grey days, murky timesWe all have them. I was going through some files yesterday and found this photo of a hidden rainbow. When I look at it I can connect to the silver lining that sometimes is hard to see or takes...

Blogging this session actually pained me. Why?1. Too many favorites2. Too many favorites3. Too many...

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15Oct '09

Kim, Scott & Hannah Courtenay Family Photographer

Blogging this session actually pained me. Why?1. Too many favorites2. Too many favorites3. Too many favorites4. Too many favorites5. Too many favorites6. Couldn't decide what to blog. Why you ask?7. Too many favorites8. Too many favorites9. Too many favorites10. Too many favoritesScott and Kim were...

We have known for some time that we need a little help around the house. I am not quite sure why...

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14Oct '09

Help Needed - do you know anyone?

We have known for some time that we need a little help around the house. I am not quite sure why I haven't gotten around to looking for someone - that is probably why I need the help. We are looking for a parent's helper/nanny/childcare provider. The ideal person might help with: laundry, meal...

As part of a series for Benino Gelato I headed out with this handsome. Nicola is one of the amazing...

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13Oct '09

Abbie, Morgan, Mike & Nicola

As part of a series for Benino Gelato I headed out with this handsome. Nicola is one of the amazing women in my book club, and I always feel a little extra pressure when I photograph a friend - but I am happy to report that one of these series is a favorite this year - hands down!We had such a good...

The 9th to the 18th, that is birthday week in our hood, add Thanksgiving, and Halloween and is a...

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12Oct '09

Birthday Week

The 9th to the 18th, that is birthday week in our hood, add Thanksgiving, and Halloween and is a brace yourself and go month. It is also a lovely month. My darling niece Elishka turned 9 this week, which is hard for me to believe, because the first moment I held her is perfectly etched into my...

Generally, I am a pretty nice person, I am also incredibly impatient - brutally so, I am the gal...

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9Oct '09

Sagadore's - Courtenay Family Photographer

Generally, I am a pretty nice person, I am also incredibly impatient - brutally so, I am the gal that can barely contain a birthday surprise for friend. However, today I  am being a bit of a tease, and making the assumption the Sagadore's like a surprise, and am holding back their family...

Adversity comes with gifts. Sometimes you can't see them right away, and other times they are right...

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8Oct '09

Petty Family Courtenay Family Photographer

Adversity comes with gifts. Sometimes you can't see them right away, and other times they are right beside you helping you stand up. One of the greatest things about my life is the amazing people, the list is endless. When Maggie was diagnosed with Leukemia, John had just started working with the...

This is the time of year where I find myself out and about with families. I also find myself and...

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5Oct '09

Family Time

This is the time of year where I find myself out and about with families. I also find myself and new fantastic locations - thanks to families like the Stowe's, who share some of their special places- it's a perk of my job! Thanks Stowe's. You are an amazing, intriguing, beautiful and memorable...

I believe that life is in the details, the little things, they add up, and they build towers of...

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2Oct '09

Steph & Jessea

I believe that life is in the details, the little things, they add up, and they build towers of strong memories, they leave our hearts so full - those little moments of beauty have so much power. Steph and Jessea's wedding was a thing of beauty, made of many special details. Their location choice...

Rio is full of joy, sunshine and personalty, don't you just want to play with...

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1Oct '09

A bit of sunshine

Rio is full of joy, sunshine and personalty, don't you just want to play with...