Category: grad

I have been meaning to share these photos for the last week, but I was in decision paralysis as I...

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5Jun '18

Brea shines on the beach (grad session)

I have been meaning to share these photos for the last week, but I was in decision paralysis as I just have so many favourites. This happens often. Choosing what images to share is an interesting process to pull apart, there is a rollercoaster of creative self-analysis, both high and low, ...

  It seems like just the other day when we gathered for grad and family photos when big...

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30May '18

no longer such a little brother, grad session (and a little throwback)

  It seems like just the other day when we gathered for grad and family photos when big brother Reid was graduating,  but it was five years ago and a few weeks ago we captured Sam's grad milestone! Five years ago when I photographed this family, Sam was already an old soul, now,...

13 years ago, she walked into the room, said hello, sat on my lap and handed me a book to read...

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30May '18

13 years together, and she is still mine, and I am still hers - and today we celebrate her high school grad

13 years ago, she walked into the room, said hello, sat on my lap and handed me a book to read her. It's a moment that I will never forget. That is when I met Gabbie. I had been dating her dad and this was my first meet with his children. I remember it perfectly, she had a curiosity, a...

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...

 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...

I was looking through my archives to pull photos to promote grad photos and I am stuck in a mush of...

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16Mar '17
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Grad photos - last session as a child, a look back

I was looking through my archives to pull photos to promote grad photos and I am stuck in a mush of sentiment. I remember each of these photo sessions like it was yesterday - I can tell you what we talked about and how the air felt. This is some feat, because I was  trying to remember what I made...

There is a lot that I gain from photographing grad sessions for incredible youth like Deirdre....

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6Jul '16

Deirdra- Comox Valley Grad

There is a lot that I gain from photographing grad sessions for incredible youth like Deirdre.  Grad sessions offer a certain amount of freedom - there is always permission and time to play behind the camera.  They also offer a personal satisfaction beyond the creative. Firstly, the sessions are...

I don't even know when I first Claire, but I do know I have adored her, first as a kid, and now as...

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30May '16

Grad Photography - Courtenay, BC

I don't even know when I first Claire, but I do know I have adored her, first as a kid, and now as youth. She is the type of person I would want my kids to have has a friend, ok let's be real, I want to be her friend. She is kind, wise and engaging. Oh and her style.. she (and her mama) have...

  Are you looking for a bit more than the traditional cap-and-gown photo to capture your...

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27Apr '16

It's time for Grad Bookings

  Are you looking for a bit more than the traditional cap-and-gown photo to capture your child's graduation? This time of year we are getting inquiries for grad sessions, so here is a bit about why they are so awesome.  Having your child photographed at graduation is often the last...

When I was asked to capture some dance photos of Cleo, I knew I had to go further then dance...

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16Jan '16

Dance Photography - Vancouver Island

When I was asked to capture some dance photos of Cleo, I knew I had to go further then dance photos, I wanted her to be able to look back at this time in her life and see what others see - a true creative spirit, with a beautiful, honest energy. Photographing dance has become another area of...

It is no secret that I love photographing high school grad session. The marking of time, mixed with...

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24Aug '15

Comox Valley Grad - Cassie

It is no secret that I love photographing high school grad session. The marking of time, mixed with the grad's burgeoning sense of self and wonderment, creates a magical mood for me. When you have known the grad, since she moved in across the street as a quiet grade-schooler, and you have been so...

I have known of Shea for years through the dance community and always enjoyed watching her. She...

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1Jun '15

Comox Valley Grad - Shea

I have known of Shea for years through the dance community and always enjoyed watching her. She was talented, kind and had a wonderful laugh. Then, a few years ago something shifted and when she walked in a room you couldn't not notice her, suddenly, she seemed radiant, and with that she was...

I know I am four years away from seeing my own daughter graduate, but I can't help but look at...

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31May '15

Simone - Comox Valley Grad

I know I am four years away from seeing my own daughter graduate, but I can't help but look at these photos and be filled with wonderment, how does it happen so quickly? Yesterday the Comox Valley grads from Highland Secondary celebrated their years of hard work. This beauty, who I have had the...