Month: March 2011

I appreciate you. I appreciate that you allow me to live this life with my camera. As this year is...

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30Mar '11

32 Women - Beautiful you

I appreciate you. I appreciate that you allow me to live this life with my camera. As this year is my tenth anniversary, each month, until October, (the first ten months of the year,) there is a little celebration which is listed on the blog and our facebook page. First we had something for Bella...

Toad in the tree started making a children's hat, which has affectionately become known as the Jenn...

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30Mar '11

Toad in a Tree for big people

Toad in the tree started making a children's hat, which has affectionately become known as the Jenn hat, as it benefits the Love from Jenn Foundation. The hats, which you can pick up at Podlings or by contacting Kim or Amanda directly at kim@toadinatree.com or amanda@toadinatree.com are now...

I have been jet setting, well really, I have been in Vancouver and Victoria. Now I am settled at...

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28Mar '11

crossing back over

I have been jet setting, well really, I have been in Vancouver and Victoria. Now I am settled at home and today is my first day back in the office in what seems like eons. I am crossing back into routine and I am feeling warm and fuzzy about it - it won't be long until I crave spontaneity and...

Three years ago Vanessa and I started mailing each other birthday boxes, they contained seven...

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28Mar '11

About the birthday box

Three years ago Vanessa and I started mailing each other birthday boxes, they contained seven gifts, one for each day of birthday week. We look forward to our boxes, they keep us connected, and well, who am I kidding, we like the gifts. There are a few guidelines to our box.  You must not...

Ever since I was a teenager I remember my mom telling me I have the nicest friends. She was, and is...

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26Mar '11

Friends with No Strings Attached

Ever since I was a teenager I remember my mom telling me I have the nicest friends. She was, and is right. My friends mean the world to me. The amount of time I spend with them can ebb and flow, depending on where we are at, but I still always feel their presence. When I moved to the Comox Valley...

I got home last night from being away with my lovely photo assistant, Powell River photographer...

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23Mar '11

Not a fluffy title about a rainbow

I got home last night from being away with my lovely photo assistant, Powell River photographer Jennifer Dodd at a conference in Vancouver. Although I enjoyed the conference, particularly connecting with new and old photographer friends, what I relished most was the reset and reflection. (Insert...

Janine organized to have her grandchildren photographed, along with her children, herself and her...

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18Mar '11

Requesting a photograph, or to be in one, is an act of love

Janine organized to have her grandchildren photographed, along with her children, herself and her mom. It was an act of love. So of course I was going to write about the photographs my grandparents organized to have with me, my siblings and cousins, and the poofy (goofy?) dress that made me feel so...

A few weeks ago, I did a shoot with the Toad in aTree crew. They will be launching a new website...

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17Mar '11

Love From Jenn

A few weeks ago, I did a shoot with the Toad in aTree crew. They will be launching a new website soon and we had a super sweet shoot, full of cute children, lollipop trees, and of course the Toad in the Tree adorable goods.  The brains and creativity behind Toad in aTree, Amanda and Kim, were...

Carson. I am pretty sure is one of those people who will always be hard to describe, at twee (3,...

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14Mar '11

and then there is Carson

Carson. I am pretty sure is one of those people who will always be hard to describe, at twee (3, for those of you that don't speak toddler,) he is already so multi-layered. Kind of coy, but really outgoing, funny, but serious. He is a heart-breaker, seriously, at the end of the session, he said "I...

Women, I  know how it goes in your family, you take the photos, you are not represented, and...

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14Mar '11

10 Month of Celebration-client appreciation event

Women, I  know how it goes in your family, you take the photos, you are not represented, and if you are, does your hubby or kids really rock out the photos of you? So, around here, we are obviously pretty passionate about people having photos of themselves, I am reminded often why they are so...

Back at it. That's how I am going to feel this morning. I intend to have a coffee with my sweetie,...

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10Mar '11

Juggling

Back at it. That's how I am going to feel this morning. I intend to have a coffee with my sweetie, and then get back at it for the next few hours. Then it is a meeting at a child's school then hopping in the car for a jaunt to Victoria to teach and then an interview for Helping Hearts (more about...

This morning I am off to Jet FM to talk about my involvement with Y.A.N.A. and the families who it...

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9Mar '11

Y.A.N.A Slideshow - Gabe's Story

This morning I am off to Jet FM to talk about my involvement with Y.A.N.A. and the families who it helps. In perticular I will be sharing the introduction I did at the annual auction to Gabe's Day in the Life slideshow. My new buddy Gabe, was diagnosed with Leukemia in February of this year, and at...

I am up early this morning, enjoying the quiet. It used to be my way, to get up at 5 a.m. and by...

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9Mar '11

Feelings this morning

I am up early this morning, enjoying the quiet. It used to be my way, to get up at 5 a.m. and by the time the family was up I was done two hours of my work and the "must-get-done," edge was off. Many of you don't realize, most of the time I finish work at 2:30 in order to be with the kids, so in...

I didn't think I was going to write anything on my blog. However, this morning it is all over...

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7Mar '11

Love for Jenn

I didn't think I was going to write anything on my blog. However, this morning it is all over facebook, and I realized, that  blogging, was her medium. She would want and expect me to. Last night, the dear to so many, Jenn, passed away. For all of you that sent her love, helped money be raised...

Honestly, I had the intention of blogging this session right away. But. Then I thought about what I...

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4Mar '11

A certain red-head

Honestly, I had the intention of blogging this session right away. But. Then I thought about what I would write and I got blocked. This certain red-head, Meg and her partner, Bobby are not a couple you can sum up in a sentence. What i can tell you is that they are part of the heart of this...

This is how we do a snow/wind/rain (or whatever it was that forced them to cancel school,) day. I...

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2Mar '11

Our Sweet Day

This is how we do a snow/wind/rain (or whatever it was that forced them to cancel school,) day. I tried to stay home, just chill, but that beautiful light outside was to much for me to ignore. Plus, I have been feeling really sentimental about photographs lately. I tried to put all four kids in the...

About four years ago I met Hunter's family. I pulled up to their photo shoot and there stood...

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2Mar '11

A week of sentiment, why stop now? Welcome Hunter

About four years ago I met Hunter's family. I pulled up to their photo shoot and there stood Chrystal, glowing, with her stunning family, with a huge bouquet of flowers for me - just because. That is just the kind of family Hunter has been given. The waited for  this little man to come along...

Beautiful.  Glowing. At peace. That is how I would describe Amy. I photographed her first...

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1Mar '11

Amy's Bump - Courtenay Maternity

Beautiful.  Glowing. At peace. That is how I would describe Amy. I photographed her first pregnancy and was more than happy to have her in front of the camera again. I don't know how she did it, but I was sure she looked even younger this second time around. Pregnancy suits here well, perhaps,...

Good morning Lovelies, Here is a little tidbit from Lindy's Bella Session. Bella Sessions are...

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1Mar '11

Bella Lindy - Vancouver Island Boudoir

Good morning Lovelies, Here is a little tidbit from Lindy's Bella Session. Bella Sessions are taking off and I am loving what these Boudoir sessions are giving women. I received the most beautiful note from Lindy after her session letting me know how wonderful she felt afterwards, and she hadn't...