Month: May 2010

You know how it is in a small town - there are these families, that you kind of know, you have...

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31May '10

Eileen, Doug and Zoe Comox Valley Photographer

You know how it is in a small town - there are these families, that you kind of know, you have similar friends, you cross paths often, you always see each other at Thrify's, you seem to circle each other. That's my story with this family. We are slowly getting to know each other, each time I see...

Oh what a full life it has been lately - May, you were amazing. These photos were from just a...

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31May '10

Sophie, Olivia and Frank - Comox Valley Portrait Photographer

Oh what a full life it has been lately - May, you were amazing. These photos were from just a week ago but it seems like a month. I had quite the weekend, 13 amazing women came into the studio friday night for a Bella Party, Saturday Christine and I rolled our tired selves to the Bellies,...

I am feeling so excited today that I am not going to let the fact that I just wrote a whole blog...

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28May '10

It's kind of an Awesome Day

I am feeling so excited today that I am not going to let the fact that I just wrote a whole blog post and didn't save it, kill my mojo. There is much goodness happening this weekend. Today13 of the most fabulous women are coming into my studio for a Bella Party tonight. Each year at the YANA...

Tara and Warren said their "i do's" in Jamaica late last year, and followed it up with a May...

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27May '10

Tara & Warren Say "I do"

Tara and Warren said their "i do's" in Jamaica late last year, and followed it up with a May reception in Campbell River. The rain had been coming down for days, that is, until the evening before Tara & Warren's wedding.We met at a beautiful spot, that celebrated so much of what the island...

This just makes me smile. Meeting eight day old Sarah, and watching her parents love her brought me...

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27May '10

Welcome baby Sarah - Comox Valley Photographer

This just makes me smile. Meeting eight day old Sarah, and watching her parents love her brought me to tears. She is an absolutely gorgeous baby, and she is so loved and well cared for already. I often have the awareness, that the newborns I see in my studio, are so fortunate to be born into...

 How many weddings are you photographing this year?When I was first starting, the amount of...

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25May '10

How many weddings to photograph?

 How many weddings are you photographing this year?When I was first starting, the amount of weddings you had booked was thrown around like a badge, the idea being the more you photographed the more successful you were. This idea never sat right with me. I realized early on that only I...

I am having trouble with restraint on this one, I want to blog buckets of this session. Jaimie...

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24May '10

Nate + Jaimie Celebrate their anniversary

I am having trouble with restraint on this one, I want to blog buckets of this session. Jaimie organized a shoot for an anniversary gift for Nate - love that! Our planning beforehand had us totally on the page - loved that! They were totally into each other during the session, chatting, blushing...

She shows up in yellow, the sunshine pouring out of her is just as infections as the yellow glow...

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23May '10

Kelsey and Mike Engagment Session

She shows up in yellow, the sunshine pouring out of her is just as infections as the yellow glow from the sky. She looks at him, and they laugh... and so it went on and on for our engagement session. They beamed, the cuddled, they giggled. Yes, giggled, it's true Mike, when she is in your arms, you...

It was an honor to photograph Livea and Ryan's maternity session. I first connected with Livea when...

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20May '10

Livea and Ryan welcome Ella

It was an honor to photograph Livea and Ryan's maternity session. I first connected with Livea when she worked at a shoe store (a fave of mine, that is no longer there,) on 5th street. I was going through my shoe addiction phase, and she was an enabler. A little bit of Livea and trying on some...

The Comox Valley Doulas are hosting this fabulous event. The list of who is going to be there and...

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18May '10

Bellies, Birth and Babies Fair

The Comox Valley Doulas are hosting this fabulous event. The list of who is going to be there and the events throughout the day are going to be fab! It will be super informative and a fun, very well run event. On top of that it is free! So mark your calendars and pass the info along. Of course...

I knew my Mother's Day mini session would be rewarding, but I didn't realize how much so. It was a...

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17May '10

A sun kissed Mothers Day

I knew my Mother's Day mini session would be rewarding, but I didn't realize how much so. It was a day of warm fuzzies - and you know I can never get enough of those. Thank you all for sharing your stories with me and displaying your bond. Thank you sun for kissing us with your goodness. Here's a...

 We have photographs when we are little, parents diligently mark the milestones and then,...

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14May '10

Courtenay - Comox Valley Grad

 We have photographs when we are little, parents diligently mark the milestones and then, maybe it's because we become teens with attitude, the cameras go away. Sometimes people aren't professionally photographed again until their wedding day. Yet between those toddler years and the moment of...

I was going to to avoid a mother's day post.   Because today I feel like I can't write...

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9May '10

Beautiful

I was going to to avoid a mother's day post.   Because today I feel like I can't write about what it means to me to be a mother without crying, without my heart hurting - because the love and feelings are so intense. I am a mom to one, a step mom to four and the daughter of the most...

Probably somewhere in a book about blogging, it advises against late night blogging, However, there...

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7May '10

Ines + Rene are Married

Probably somewhere in a book about blogging, it advises against late night blogging, However, there is an international audience waiting to see these and I like to please. After discovered the Comox Valley on past trips they were drawn back to mark this significant occasion on a west coast...

Well, another dance recital year done. Bittersweet. I adore the whole experience, so I am kind of...

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7May '10

Niamh + Saumya - Seriously?

Well, another dance recital year done. Bittersweet. I adore the whole experience, so I am kind of sad it is over. On the other hand, I am exhausted and I wasn't even a performer. Not sure how those kids who are in 8 dances do it. Last week, before the crazy week started I had the pleasure, sincere...

I have babies, maternity, children, families and news to blog. But this week is all about...

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6May '10

Another dose of Pantuso Groove

I have babies, maternity, children, families and news to blog. But this week is all about dance....So a quick blog post before I head out and shoot in this stellar photography weather. A bit more from the Groove 2010 Pantuso Show. They opened up the balcony so there are still some tickets for this...

It's an epic week, I actually really can't stand the word epic, so I am open to options you might...

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4May '10

Grooving

It's an epic week, I actually really can't stand the word epic, so I am open to options you might have to replace it with a different one. I have been very busy shooting and planning, shooting and planning. The kids have been fighting off sickness and John is busy working through his last month of...