Month: June 2010

What a little stunner Oliver is! Bright eyed, so lovable and oh so soft. Just look at these little...

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29Jun '10

Oliver - welcome to the world little man

What a little stunner Oliver is! Bright eyed, so lovable and oh so soft. Just look at these little hands... so sweet...  Oliver, you are a lucky little man. You have the most charming, fun big brother and parents that are smart, intuitive, loving and relaxed. Not to mention that you are...

I just received this note in my in-box this morning.  Hi Karen, Crystal & Christine,Zeke...

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27Jun '10

Angela & Zeke Say "I do"

I just received this note in my in-box this morning.  Hi Karen, Crystal & Christine,Zeke and I had a wonderful wedding, it was better then we expected!We want to thank you for being so wonderful during our day and helping capture every moment of the wedding. From the moment we contacted...

There are some obvious guidelines to being a Patterson. It seems you must be:extremely...

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27Jun '10

The Patterson's must have rules

There are some obvious guidelines to being a Patterson. It seems you must be:extremely approachablequick witted, with a bit of fast thinking sarcasm as the icing on top naturally stylishgood at communicatingridiculously talentedand really darn niceI personally, was just thrilled to be able to...

I always get a little anxious about photographing friends, you would think I would be more relaxed,...

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27Jun '10

My friend Bevin

I always get a little anxious about photographing friends, you would think I would be more relaxed, but nope - I get a little knot in my tummy. I figure they know my work well, and I really want to bring them my best each time. Bevin had a family photograph schedule awhile back, but had to...

Last week, as part of some of the volunteer work I do, I spent the day at Children's Hospital in...

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24Jun '10

A day at Children's Hospital

Last week, as part of some of the volunteer work I do, I spent the day at Children's Hospital in Vancouver with Gabe and his mom Genie. I created a day in the life documentation, which I have to keep under wraps for now. Gabe is fighting Leukemia, and he is strong, playful and as healthy as one...

Phebe - any one who knows Phebe knows unique would be one of the top words to describe her. She is...

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22Jun '10

The final bella-palooza post

Phebe - any one who knows Phebe knows unique would be one of the top words to describe her. She is a true original,  she is intriguing and full of layers. She simply is just a beautiful person, who knows who she is.  Joanne is one of my oldest Comox Valley friends and for that I am...

Shar, a classic beauty, who smiles so sweetly, shares so easily and manages to be both a calming...

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21Jun '10

More Bella-palooza, 13 woman, one night

Shar, a classic beauty, who smiles so sweetly, shares so easily and manages to be both a calming presence and an energizing one Sherry - a true original, always a straight shooter, always questioning, always honest, and always stealing your intention with those incredible eyesKristina, was a...

Just saw this in the beef and bouquet section of the paper and feel a bit shy about sharing but am...

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20Jun '10

Mom, read this

Just saw this in the beef and bouquet section of the paper and feel a bit shy about sharing but am also kind of beaming at how fortunate I am (and know this will make my mom proud when she trolls the blog.) "NO WORDS TO EXPRESS how absolutely incredible Karen McKinnon and her assistant Christine...

There's some families around town that will always be a little extra special.  When I first...

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18Jun '10

Dear Partrick Family, let's talk

There's some families around town that will always be a little extra special.  When I first moved to the valley these families where my cheerleaders. They were excited about what I was doing, they inspired, they encouraged, they told their friends. I connected easily with them and care deeply...

Here are more images from the epic Bella Party. Mel, our leader, without her we wouldn't ever see...

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15Jun '10

More Bella-palooza

Here are more images from the epic Bella Party. Mel, our leader, without her we wouldn't ever see each other so I had to blog two photos of her. Thanks Mel, for making us happen. Mel's eyes are full of  stories and sincerity, it is like she has lived way longer than her years - she is...

At the 2010 YANA auction I got lucky. Something really awesome happened.  A bunch of my...

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14Jun '10

Bella - palooza, 13 woman one night

At the 2010 YANA auction I got lucky. Something really awesome happened.  A bunch of my friends chipped in and bid on me for a Bella Party. Bella Sessions are our own spin on what is typically known as boudoir. Our sessions can go in any direction depending on what you want - they can be...

sun + dancing + tutu + Linden = pure joy and beauty. I see Linden and I see spunk, glowing blue...

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14Jun '10

Linden is back

sun + dancing + tutu + Linden = pure joy and beauty. I see Linden and I see spunk, glowing blue eyes, a smile that will make you laugh, and a girl so loved and adored. No one is going to hold this one back in life. I have had the joy of photographing Linden three times, not including her mom's...

After a week of rain, I woke to a bright light. It really was a wet run of November like weather...

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14Jun '10

Anika and her folks bring us some sunshine

After a week of rain, I woke to a bright light. It really was a wet run of November like weather and on the morning of Anika, Jolean and David's session it finally turned a corner. I think the whole town was celebrating. We spent our morning enjoying the simple beauty of a little trail and playing...

The day started out with so much promise, I had five sessions I was going to blog or at least prep...

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11Jun '10

It's gone

The day started out with so much promise, I had five sessions I was going to blog or at least prep to blog - I was going to be fuelled by my grounding morning yoga class and a healthy lunch. I grounded at yoga, followed by a Starbucks meeting, (does the caffeeing cancel out the yoga?). Both me and...

It has been too longs since I shared a love list. I think about writing one, but get overwhelmed,...

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10Jun '10

Love List, kind of

It has been too longs since I shared a love list. I think about writing one, but get overwhelmed, there is lots to love. I want to share a few local blogs that I adore, perhaps this will become a regular blog feature. So, let's start just with two. First, there is the blogs of all blogs. I imagine...

I am back from six days of Tofino time with family. It is a trip we have been making annually as a...

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6Jun '10

Bye Tofino, thanks for being so good to me

I am back from six days of Tofino time with family. It is a trip we have been making annually as a group for eight years, and sporadically since I was eight. . My time there is always grounding, rejuvenating and relaxing beyond words. It is filled with so many of my favorite things. It was a...