Month: September 2010

I have SO much to blog, so, so much - however, today's beautiful fall weather called for this post....

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30Sep '10

Douglas Family brings in Fall

I have SO much to blog, so, so much - however, today's beautiful fall weather called for this post. The lovely, stunning family is one I have been blessed to have photographed before. They make me happy! Thanks Douglas family for coming out for welcoming fall with me and for bringing you...

One of the many perks of living in a small town is crossing paths with the same people in your...

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29Sep '10

Alonso and Isabel - Vancouver Island Children's Photographer

One of the many perks of living in a small town is crossing paths with the same people in your regular day routine,and just by that you get to watch the children in your community grow up. This session is one I love. Mom had been talking to me about creating photos for a  long time, and it...

The men were chilling in the hot tub, the woman were giddy, and the scene was being set for Tara...

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28Sep '10

Tara and Craig's romantic beach wedding

The men were chilling in the hot tub, the woman were giddy, and the scene was being set for Tara and Craig's beach wedding at Dolphin's Resort in Campbell River. I love photographing the bride getting ready in their quaint and romantic rooms, and Tara's exquisite dress fit the ambiance perfectly....

The flu has hit me. Have you heard of the flu? I think I had it once before, and I hear of people...

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27Sep '10

So this is what it is like - yuck

The flu has hit me. Have you heard of the flu? I think I had it once before, and I hear of people having it. These people, I now feel great sympathy and confusion when I think of them. I hear some of them get it often - how do they cope? What do they do with their day? How much chap-stick...

She could have been wearing her oldest pair of pajamas, or a tattered pair of jeans, it wouldn't...

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24Sep '10

Danielle and Lonny - the next chapter

She could have been wearing her oldest pair of pajamas, or a tattered pair of jeans, it wouldn't have mattered because Danielle would have looked beautiful. Despite the stunning dress, and perfectly done hair and makeup, it was Danielle's smile that gave me goosebumps. I have seen her smile before,...

I have watched these girls grow up, and they just become more poised and more interesting. I love...

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24Sep '10

Yah, the Lawrence Family is cool

I have watched these girls grow up, and they just become more poised and more interesting. I love that they chose a unique location for their photos. We had such a great time creating their images. Thank you beautiful Lawrence family! ...

You wake up, you feel fuelled by a creative urge, the quiet in the house is affirming - time to get...

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23Sep '10

Outside of yourself

You wake up, you feel fuelled by a creative urge, the quiet in the house is affirming - time to get to work. I am off to a rocket start, and then my throat starts to hurt. Lame. Then I get this. Please take a minute to read it: Baby Will You Love Me When I Am BaldPlease. Jenn is a friend of mine...

The last shot from my 2010 summer wedding season......More to come in the next while of Tara and...

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22Sep '10

A wee bit of magic

The last shot from my 2010 summer wedding season......More to come in the next while of Tara and Craig's fabulous wedding! ...

Sometimes, people aren't jazzed for their sessions. Honestly! Well what I should say is sometimes...

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21Sep '10

Sydney, Tamara and Justin- just not sure about photos

Sometimes, people aren't jazzed for their sessions. Honestly! Well what I should say is sometimes the kids in the family aren't jazzed for their session. Really, the situation is that they just don't know what to expect. Sydney, Tamara and Justin, I hope you don't mind me sharing that this was your...

I was so excited to meet little Ronan, number three for this family. Parents Chris and Jessie are...

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21Sep '10

Ronan - Welcome to the Comox Valley

I was so excited to meet little Ronan, number three for this family. Parents Chris and Jessie are great people. I know Chris from the great service he has given me at his store Cockeyed Optical and Jessie from her work as a Comox Valley Doulas and it was such an honor to photograph their little one...

It's been building up. SInce he was born actually. I photographed his sister a few years ago and...

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19Sep '10

Oliver makes his debut

It's been building up. SInce he was born actually. I photographed his sister a few years ago and the photo has won awards, has been on magazine covers and more - so there was  bit of pressure! But Oliver is a different person, and we went into the session just letting him be himself. Which...

If you recall, my post title for Justine and Ian's wedding was "Anatomy of an A+ wedding. Let's add...

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19Sep '10

Goofbooth - Justine + Ian

If you recall, my post title for Justine and Ian's wedding was "Anatomy of an A+ wedding. Let's add another reason to the list. click HERE to see it larger. For the reception we set up a Goofbooth (aka a photobooth). This is no ordinary photobooth. Complete silliness, goofiness and...

I have so much to blog, so many great families and sessions I love. So, in the effort to not have...

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18Sep '10

all together now...with a little rain

I have so much to blog, so many great families and sessions I love. So, in the effort to not have people waiting until next Halloween for their sneak peek, I am doing a group post. The thought of falling behind in any work makes me loose sleep, which ultimately will force me to fall behind. This...

This truly was one of the funnest weddings I have shot. So, let's break it down. Take two amazing,...

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15Sep '10

Anatomy of an A+ Wedding - Justine + Ian

This truly was one of the funnest weddings I have shot. So, let's break it down. Take two amazing, gorgeous people, let them run wild creating a day that reflects their style, love of each other and appreciation of their friends and family. Add incribly supportive parents, (with great senses of...

How's that for a blog title?I love the word super, it's kind of old-school and has an innocence to...

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15Sep '10

super awesome family, yup that's my post title

How's that for a blog title?I love the word super, it's kind of old-school and has an innocence to it and for some reason makes me think of cereal.And awesome, well I try not to use it but I'm weak, and succumb. Melanie and Jamie, are the role models for the super awesome family club. In planning...

Today wasn't the day I expected, but that's okay. Okay, wait a minute - let's keep it real. Today...

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13Sep '10

darn you for ruining my pity party

Today wasn't the day I expected, but that's okay. Okay, wait a minute - let's keep it real. Today wasn't the day I expected, really, today was crappy - (sorry for the lack of linguistic elegance, I gave it some thought and this really is the best word to describe my day.) It was a total bummer and...

When Mikhaila (who is stunning to photograph by the way!)  first told me about Greg, I am sure...

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11Sep '10

Mikhaila & Greg Engaged- everyone say "Awwww"

When Mikhaila (who is stunning to photograph by the way!)  first told me about Greg, I am sure I said "awwwww." he sound so sweet. Then, went she went on about how fabulous he was I am sure I said "awwww"So when I finally met him I had big expectations. He is everything she said he was. Solid,...

Avery and her family came into the studio when Avery was just nine days old. This is the absolute...

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9Sep '10

Avery Nicole at nine days old

Avery and her family came into the studio when Avery was just nine days old. This is the absolute ideal time to have your baby photographed. I know, it sounds crazy! But trust us. First off you are welcome to come in your PJ's, secondly we promise you can power nap on the studio couch while we...

Jessica started her day a little frazzled, but that didn't keep her from lighting up the room with...

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8Sep '10

Jessica and Loren's Island Wedding

Jessica started her day a little frazzled, but that didn't keep her from lighting up the room with her smile and making everyone laugh. Her stress faded away when she saw Loren, standing at the far end of a field overlooking the ocean waiting to say the words they had been preparing for. Under a...

We cross paths online all the time, - isn't that a strange thing to say? However, you know what I...

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7Sep '10

Luke, Robyn and Kylie

We cross paths online all the time, - isn't that a strange thing to say? However, you know what I mean those people you see on facebook, and on forums. We also have tons of friends in common, yet, we have never met. Well Robyn, it was about time. Thank you Robyn, Luke and the very cute Kylie for a...

I have the best crew working with me. Ya'll know about how my office manager Christine brings the...

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6Sep '10

Speaking of Labour Day, should I be concerned?

I have the best crew working with me. Ya'll know about how my office manager Christine brings the fabulousness, but do you know about Jen and Michael?Jen is  my work wife. We came to each other when I photographed her and Kevin's wedding five years ago, then her maternity session, her...

YESTERDAYTODAY  Ok, I am the worst at lying. So, I have to admit the above photos is more of a...

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5Sep '10

Oh YA!

YESTERDAYTODAY  Ok, I am the worst at lying. So, I have to admit the above photos is more of a fantasy than a reality, but maybe, just maybe, it might happen....

How many jobs allow you to laugh at your clients while telling them how cute they are! Can you...

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4Sep '10

Laughing at your clients

How many jobs allow you to laugh at your clients while telling them how cute they are! Can you imagine? Mine does. Gavin's one year session was pretty darn spectacular and bubbling over with personality - just how I like it. such a cutie!...

Echo walked down the aisle at Painter's Lodge to a man who really couldn't be smiling any harder....

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3Sep '10

Echo & Collen say I do

Echo walked down the aisle at Painter's Lodge to a man who really couldn't be smiling any harder. Collen, the look on your face brought goosebumps and tears to those who watched - I can still feel it. After a meaningful ceremony which included a beautiful song  by bridesmaid and...

Julie, Rod, Ellen and Jordyn met me at the beach despite some aggresive, looming rain clouds....

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2Sep '10

Don't let weather scare you away - Family session on the beach

Julie, Rod, Ellen and Jordyn met me at the beach despite some aggresive, looming rain clouds. Unless there is a wind storm or full-on rain we always try to go ahead with our outdoor sessions, and pretty much, if there is some interesting weather, it adds to the beauty of the session. It was a dark...

This, professionally, as my summer:........................... beautiful families, celebrating...

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1Sep '10

Sigurdson - the kids will be making headlines!

This, professionally, as my summer:........................... beautiful families, celebrating their dedication and love for each other and documenting it in a photography, such as the Sigurdson's. So when a child asks me a question about my camera, watch out, because I will go off - and suddenly...