Month: January 2011

Just editing, and well, needed a break, so of course, it made sense to blog oneHair: Michael and...

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31Jan '11

What I did Wednesday

Just editing, and well, needed a break, so of course, it made sense to blog oneHair: Michael and Keith at Roots the SalonMakeup: Crystal-Lee at RootsModel: Brittany Penney...

One of my fave families made my day with my introduction to their second babe, little Griffyn. This...

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26Jan '11

Griffyn - born a superhero

One of my fave families made my day with my introduction to their second babe, little Griffyn. This little rock star, has already fought and won the cancer battle. For real. What a way to start your life. I want to find the words to sum up what this means, but really, what do you say to sum up the...

When the Karaminis family called me and asked about shooting at the rink my answer of course, was...

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24Jan '11

Karamanis Family on the Rink

When the Karaminis family called me and asked about shooting at the rink my answer of course, was heck ya!! Okay, well, I am sure I said something more professional, but you get the idea. I loved that they gave some thought into having a session that captured their boys passion, and that they were...

Not a very creative blog post title is it? But for many of you the message is a good one. I heard...

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21Jan '11

and.. it's friday (with Erroll and Alexis)

Not a very creative blog post title is it? But for many of you the message is a good one. I heard people all day talking about how glad they are that it is friday, it must be because ya'll have fabulous weekend plans. Not because your week was a tough one. I continue to have a fabulous days lately...

I have this list of people in my head, that if I lived a life of leisure, I would have long walks...

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19Jan '11

Another one joins the nest: Comox Valley Maternity

I have this list of people in my head, that if I lived a life of leisure, I would have long walks and coffee dates with, and Chrystal is right up there. We first met when I photographed her and her husband and two children, and the day was perfection. I left with a huge friend crush! So I was...

I'll admit it, it is a bit of frantic time. I have collaborations left, right and center. We...

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18Jan '11

Shooting out of the gate

I'll admit it, it is a bit of frantic time. I have collaborations left, right and center. We are heading off soon on a family holiday, I am organizing a wedding show, and going back to teaching at the photography college in Victoria.  I am on a Roller Derby Team, I want to skate. I have...

I always say that one of the best parts of my job is watching families grow, and Maia's family is a...

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18Jan '11

Maia : Newborn Photographs

I always say that one of the best parts of my job is watching families grow, and Maia's family is a special one.  I have had the chance to photograph her sisters and parents, a beautiful family that lives strong and fearlessly. Maia, you are in very good hands! I look forward to seeing you...

I have been thinking  lately about connections, and how it is connections that give us, and...

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17Jan '11

Connections and insipration

I have been thinking  lately about connections, and how it is connections that give us, and bring things to life. Connections between hearts, between  minds - really, how often is a thought a completely solitary creation, how often is though not influenced by others. Connections between...

I have this fabulous studio - really, the place is my dream. Yet, when I think of shooting a family...

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12Jan '11

Embracing the inside, with the Nygren Family

I have this fabulous studio - really, the place is my dream. Yet, when I think of shooting a family my mind immediately goes outside. That's the way I usually like to play it, as do my clients. However, sometimes that option just isn't a good one - like, in big wind storms, or on a frost January...

I don't tend to blog many Bella Sessions, often they are surprises and usually they are not for...

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11Jan '11

Dhea is oh... so Bella

I don't tend to blog many Bella Sessions, often they are surprises and usually they are not for everyone's eyes. I shot a Bella session for my friend and longtime (so very appreciated) client Dhea and asked her if I could share one of her  'not so private' images. She truly is the definition...

I am selective about weddings that I photograph during the holidays, it's a time set aside...

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9Jan '11

Victoria + Adam, a pirate wedding

I am selective about weddings that I photograph during the holidays, it's a time set aside typically for family. When Victoria and Adam called regarding their New Year's Eve wedding I fell back on the truism that there is an "exception to every rule." Their enthusiasm for photography, creativity...

I am a creat-a-holic. Events, plans, projects and more projects. I like to create (I even have a...

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6Jan '11

Collaboration and Creation- REEL STORIES

I am a creat-a-holic. Events, plans, projects and more projects. I like to create (I even have a baking problem, does that count?) If the opportunity to create and collaborate crosses my path, I'm done for, sign me up. My family teases me, that I can't pass up a good collaboration - and they are...

When I was in grade 4 the music teacher told me I could mouth the words - no sh**! Really! My voice...

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6Jan '11

Voices Three, not four :(

When I was in grade 4 the music teacher told me I could mouth the words - no sh**! Really! My voice was a tenor and it didn't fit in. I would lose my usual friendly demeanour if a music teacher told my child that. My parents are awesome, liberal, outspoken, pro-creativity, educated folks, so you...

If you have been following the blog and facebook you know it's a big year around here. Yes, I am...

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5Jan '11

You are a 10 - Our first Celebration, Bella Sessions

If you have been following the blog and facebook you know it's a big year around here. Yes, I am celebrating 10 years of being able to follow my passion here in the Comox Valley. For the next ten months, each month, we will unroll something special. - professional makeup application- one hour...

I am reflecting and carving out my intentions for the next chapter. I don't know what it will...

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3Jan '11

Intentions

I am reflecting and carving out my intentions for the next chapter. I don't know what it will bring, but I know how I intend to treat myself. I will aim to continue on this path of self-discovery of living with intention and being open to what is placed in front of me.  I will continue to...

Come back at the end of the week for January's Celebration! Stay in the know on the blog or on our...

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2Jan '11

Welcome to a year of celebration! Ten Months, Ten Gifts

Come back at the end of the week for January's Celebration! Stay in the know on the blog or on our Facebook page....