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There was a calmness. At first I thought it was the weather that was creating the mood, but...

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11Aug '17

Erin and Brandon wedding - among the flowers and peaks

There was a calmness. At first I thought it was the weather that was creating the mood, but reflecting back I realize it was  Erin and Brandon themselves. Now the calmness didn't negate a mood of celebration, that was definitely strong, but there was also this harmonious stress free atmosphere...

It is always a joy to pull up to one of my favourite island wedding locations, Dolphins Resort,...

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8Aug '17

Amy and Graeme - Ferns & Ocean Wedding

It is always a joy to pull up to one of my favourite island wedding locations, Dolphins Resort, especially when I am there to capture the day of a couple I have grown to care about as if we have been friends for years. Such was the case with Amy and Graeme. From a convenient first meeting, to our...

Every now and then I hit one of those wedding days where I worry a little - where we don't have too...

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7Aug '17

Julie and Darrel - stunning Mount Doug wedding

Every now and then I hit one of those wedding days where I worry a little - where we don't have too much time for photos, where the sun is hot and the light is harsh.  Generally I work with my clients beforehand to make sure the schedule is one that isn't going to put us in a challenging spot, but...

Who doesn't love a story about a second chance? Karla and Russ were each other's first serious...

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29Jul '17

Karla and Russ get Married - a second chance

Who doesn't love a story about a second chance? Karla and Russ were each other's first serious boyfriend and girlfriend and 30 years later they found each other again. Two dates later, a little dinner and dancing and they were in love all over again. After two years of a long distance relationship...

I planned on blogging this session right after we photographed. The photos were ready but the words...

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21Jul '17

If you know this family - Courtenay Portrait Photographer

I planned on blogging this session right after we photographed. The photos were ready but the words weren't. They still aren't, because,  I am having trouble writing about the special feelings I have for them. So apologies in advance for not being able to get it all into the words that express how...

When I get the chance to capture a momentous anniversary I get the same butterflies as I do about a...

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10Jul '17

50 years strong - Comox Valley Family Portraits

When I get the chance to capture a momentous anniversary I get the same butterflies as I do about a wedding - maybe more. It is not just a celebration of love, it is one of resilience, commitment and strength. Hertha and Harry brought their family together from the island and Alberta to mark their...

 I first met Sasha when she was an elementary school student. She had a unique quality about her...

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4Jul '17

Comox Valley Grad Sasha - Kind of like Italy - right?

 I first met Sasha when she was an elementary school student. She had a unique quality about her that intrigued me. It still does. It's simple really, well it is simple to explain, but not simple to achieve. This girl is herself and she doesn't try to be anyone else. THIS IS HUGE. It's just part...

When I started back to school for my masters program I rubbed my hands together in greedy...

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4Jul '17

I am happier at times, but let's be real, also a bit grumpier

When I started back to school for my masters program I rubbed my hands together in greedy anticipation of all the material it would garner for blog entries. My identity as a single mother, self-employed photographer and now grad student came with an overflowing basket of instagram material....

So this is my first week of school post. Appropriately two weeks late.  I start week one all...

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18May '17

Week 3 of school. Crazy making? Surviving and maybe thriving?

So this is my first week of school post. Appropriately two weeks late.  I start week one all set.  - fridge and freezer are stocked - house is clean - dog is groomed - work is caught up - very rested Three days into week one:  The house is a total mess. I am functioning at 30% because...

The weather is a hot topic of conversation these days-  well, hot is likely not the right word. It...

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16May '17

Victoria Wedding Photographer- It actually was spring

The weather is a hot topic of conversation these days-  well, hot is likely not the right word. It is the the worst season I can remember for the yo-yo of weather indecision. On my way to this session in Victoria I went through hail, rain that brought me to a 30 km highway driving speed and...

Today it starts. Pantuso dance week. A ritual in our life for nine years. It's one of the most...

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2May '17

Vancouver Island Dance - look back..oh those cheeks!

Today it starts. Pantuso dance week. A ritual in our life for nine years. It's one of the most beautiful weeks of the year. Pardon me, when I tell you, it has very little to do with dance and,bear with me, as I try to find voice to what it means to our family.  Words that come to mind when...

I am not going to say much here. I am just going to let her energy and radiance speak for itself....

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1May '17

Vancouver Island Boudoir - Jenna

I am not going to say much here. I am just going to let her energy and radiance speak for itself. Well, it is me after all, so I am going to say something... of course. Jenna and I have history. We knew each other years ago, we were both at a different place, literally and emotionally. Spending...