Tag: Courtenay Photography

A best friend from grade 5. Despite her moving away during our teen years, regardless of her living...

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16Apr '14

One of my fave's - couples session Ashland, OR

A best friend from grade 5. Despite her moving away during our teen years, regardless of her living in different continents, and now a neighbouring country, she is still one of my faves.  During spring break, myself and my youngest daughter hit the road for at two week road trip, with the goal of...

  Erika and Emili met while doing their undergrad in Pennsylvania and after years in school...

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5Jan '14

A love story finally sealed, Emili and Erika say I do

  Erika and Emili met while doing their undergrad in Pennsylvania and after years in school together, it was a close friendship, and nothing more until, as Erika says " I went to the nearby Renaissance Faire, and saw Emili striding across the park in her pirate garb full of corsety goodness...

I photographed Alex's first pregnancy in the studio and it was lovely to go outside and play this...

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7Jun '12

Alex expecting and glowing

I photographed Alex's first pregnancy in the studio and it was lovely to go outside and play this time around. This mama fascinates me - she has stories, experiences, brains and beauty. She is strong, she will wow you with how articulate she is, but she is also adventurous and sentimental - she...

I feel so fortunate to be the photographer for Josh and Asia's 2013 Victoria, BC Wedding. Last...

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24May '12

Josh and Asia - Engaged

I feel so fortunate to be the photographer for Josh and Asia's 2013 Victoria, BC Wedding. Last year I captured Josh's sister's  Maui Wedding and during that time was able to get a peak into how fabulously fun these two are. Josh and Asia.... just thinking about them makes me smile... ok, and...

It could have been the beautiful art on the wall, the warm, welcoming and cleanly designed house,...

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21Jan '12

A family full of magic - the Clarks

It could have been the beautiful art on the wall, the warm, welcoming and cleanly designed house, but chances are it was what happened when they opened the door. When I went to check out their home in preparation for shooting I was greeted by the warmest smile. Mom Lauren radiates warmth and...

Rita planned a boudoir photo session to surprise her husband for Christmas but just couldn't wait...

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21Dec '11

Ruining the Surprise: Boudoir

Rita planned a boudoir photo session to surprise her husband for Christmas but just couldn't wait and gifted him the images last week. His response was exactly what she was looking for saying that "He had his own super model." Although he thought the session was all for him, us women know...

Welcome to day one of 12 days of Christmas. The culmination of my celebration of my 10th...

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5Dec '11

On the First Day of Christmas: Day 1

Welcome to day one of 12 days of Christmas. The culmination of my celebration of my 10th anniversary of photographing in the Comox Valley. For the next 12 days, each day, there will something a little special listed on the blog and on my facebook page.  Here's how it works:- Each day I will...

I first photographed Karla, Brian and Zander two years ago, it was chilly, and damp and they, along...

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18Nov '11

Karla, Brian & Zander

I first photographed Karla, Brian and Zander two years ago, it was chilly, and damp and they, along with their extended family were rockstars. This year, it poured!!! POURED! Their was talk of photographing them in the studio, however as the owners of Cona Hostel in downtown Courtenay and Cona...

My lovely friend Trish radiated through her maternity session, which you can see HERE, and now she...

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13Nov '11

Welcoming Serina Joy

My lovely friend Trish radiated through her maternity session, which you can see HERE, and now she has a complete different glow - that of a new mama who is deeply in love. Trish and Jamie have been busy raising two adorable boys, and now, they have a girl to round out their beautiful...

Sasha's parents have been intending to organize a photo session for her for sometime. So, while I...

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4Nov '11

Sasha in Hawaii

Sasha's parents have been intending to organize a photo session for her for sometime. So, while I was in Hawaii to photograph her sister's wedding, I was doing some location scouting for the wedding and found this place that left me totally inspired. The spot wouldn't work for the wedding, so I...

It was as real as a wedding can be, it was't about how the napkins were folded, or a strict...

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2Aug '11

Tara and Gary Say I Do - Courtenay, BC

It was as real as a wedding can be, it was't about how the napkins were folded, or a strict itinerary, it wasn't fussy - it was just warm. It was about friendship and partnership. Tara and Gary new exactly how their wedding would be. When Gary, a dedicated bachelor, met Tara, he immediately knew...

Young Loveit's the sweetest. Angela and Tim, have it all together, they are both doing jobs they...

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20May '11

Angela + Tim = sweet love

Young Loveit's the sweetest. Angela and Tim, have it all together, they are both doing jobs they love and they are in-love. I don't think they quite realize how it radiates from them. She smirked  as she told me about how she sits through "his" movies, they  gazed at each other when they...

This family is one of my favorite to photograph. There I said it. I have favorites. I first started...

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10May '11

Meave and Frida - in my top ten

This family is one of my favorite to photograph. There I said it. I have favorites. I first started photographing them with the birth of their eldest daughter Meave and it was a click. Me and Meave got each other, and her photos have since be used on my website and magazine covers. Then little...

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...

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...

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...

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! ...

Well, another dance recital year done. Bittersweet. I adore the whole experience, so I am kind of...

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7May '10

Niamh + Saumya - Seriously?

Well, another dance recital year done. Bittersweet. I adore the whole experience, so I am kind of sad it is over. On the other hand, I am exhausted and I wasn't even a performer. Not sure how those kids who are in 8 dances do it. Last week, before the crazy week started I had the pleasure, sincere...

I was living on my own raising my two year old daughter, I had recently become a single mom and...

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18Feb '10

Liz + Jamie tie the knot

I was living on my own raising my two year old daughter, I had recently become a single mom and there was many daunting aspects to my new life. Emotionally, I was in the right place, but sometimes the logistics overwhelmed me. Like the time my daughter got the stomach flu in the car, and in the...

One:There's a lot of people I want to be when I grow-up and the writer of the Simple Mom is one of...

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20Jan '10

Three completely unrelated things I like

One:There's a lot of people I want to be when I grow-up and the writer of the Simple Mom is one of them - check her out, she has good things to say about living green, living love and family life - and does it all in a down to earth non-preachy way. Two:I was floored by how many people read the...