Tag: Roots the Salon

Imagine a day that starts with a kitchen full of all your friends and family pulling together...

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5Sep '17

Megan and Steven Married at the Lake

Imagine a day that starts with a kitchen full of all your friends and family pulling together making bouquets, laughing and helping you pull off the perfect celebration. As their friends put the final touches on the day, Steven and Megan and I headed out around their neighbourhood for some...

There was no engagement ring, and instead the groom proposed with cowboy boots. Their horse had a...

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4Oct '16

Nanaimo Wedding Photographer - Tammy & Keir

There was no engagement ring, and instead the groom proposed with cowboy boots. Their horse had a starring role. The bridesmaids all met through horse culture. They said "I do" on a ranch and it was all a beautiful reflection of who they are. I first met Tammy when she was in front of my camera...

The stunning Julia came in for a boudoir session as a gift for her (very lucky) boyfriend, to have...

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1Mar '16

Julia - Comox Valley Boudoir

The stunning Julia came in for a boudoir session as a gift for her (very lucky) boyfriend, to have a super fun experience, and to celebrate herself. I am so glad she did as she was such a joy to photograph. She was funny, smart and I got a snippet into her passion for life - this woman has such a...

It likely isn't surprising to you that when I received a call about meeting to discuss a...

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2Dec '15

Halloween Wedding - Courtenay, BC

It likely isn't surprising to you that when I received a call about meeting to discuss a halloween wedding that I turned into a giddy child. The type of person who chooses this day, it is fair to assume, is going to be super fun and open minded, plus, lets get real, it gets me out of standing...

It is an interesting time in the life of those close to me. It seems transitions are everywhere,...

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14Sep '15

Comox Valley Wedding

It is an interesting time in the life of those close to me. It seems transitions are everywhere, inner shifts and big life steps. Beautiful ones. My friend Pagan brought great joy when she announced that her and Pete were ready to seal their love with marriage. Despite living in different...

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...

It had been a beautiful few weeks with the sun shining hard on our little island, and then the...

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10Aug '15

Courtenay Photographer - Rainy Day Bliss

It had been a beautiful few weeks with the sun shining hard on our little island, and then the skies opened up. On the morning of July 11th, we all looked out our door to terential rain. However, seeing how we were in the middle of a serious drought, no one could complain, not even the bride and...

Earlier this year, in exploration of my creative process, I wondered what it would it be like to...

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7Jul '15

Courtenay Medieval Theme Wedding

Earlier this year, in exploration of my creative process, I wondered what it would it be like to shoot a wedding in which I had total freedom. No input from my couple of what images I needed to take, no set start time, and no set finish time. Just me, no assistant. So against the advice of many...

A bit about Lisa. What is the definition of fearless? Well, it isn't a one word, or a one sentence...

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30Apr '15

Lisa - Courtenay Boudoir session

A bit about Lisa. What is the definition of fearless? Well, it isn't a one word, or a one sentence answer, but a significant part of my definition includes choosing to live with vulnerability and allowing people to see that. When you meet Lisa for the first time, when you look into her eyes, see...

A kick-ass hairstylist at Roots the Salon, a singer, a rock-climber -  an artistic soul with an...

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5Mar '15

Ashleigh Boudoir session - Comox Valley Boudoir

A kick-ass hairstylist at Roots the Salon, a singer, a rock-climber -  an artistic soul with an athletic streak. I pretty much adore this woman and her down to earth, playful, kind, honest,  energy. Oh and sexy.. yes. .there is definitely that. xoxo <3   Are you ready for...

You know this is a year to take those steps towards fear, jumping through some hoops in the...

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18Feb '15

Something that scares you - Boudoir

You know this is a year to take those steps towards fear, jumping through some hoops in the direction of stronger self acceptance, abundance of fun and life experiences. Each month in 2015 you are taking on a challenge of something that scares you. Month two - A boudoir session. In front of the...

Here is another snippet of my Filberg Park Wedding photo shoot that I posted a few weeks...

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8Sep '14

Filberg Park Wedding Creative

Here is another snippet of my Filberg Park Wedding photo shoot that I posted a few weeks ago .This was a coming together of many passionate  Comox Valley creatives. You can see more of their work on the other blog post as well. o. This was all put together by the amazing Maria of Sublime...

A comox valley love story whose seeds were planted in elementary school led to a comox valley...

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16Aug '14

Ian + Laura - Comox Valley Wedding

A comox valley love story whose seeds were planted in elementary school led to a comox valley wedding. Simple. Beautiful. Laura remembers meeting Ian at their church Catechism class when they were kids. He winked at her, and she,"thought it was strange." Little did she know then, that in  in...

Sometimes when a potential bride contacts me, I feel like I am holding my breath as I open up my...

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2Jul '14

Cindy and Kevin say I do at Tigh-na-mara Resort

Sometimes when a potential bride contacts me, I feel like I am holding my breath as I open up my calendar to check my availability. Not every time, but it happens that someone sends me the sweetest inquiry, they know my work, and seem to already "get" me, which means, I will "get" them and that...

Like many these days, Laura and Scott met online. She was living in Tofino, him in Courtenay, but...

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21May '14

Laura and Scott - Kingfisher Wedding

Like many these days, Laura and Scott met online. She was living in Tofino, him in Courtenay, but knowing she would would move back eventually, she took a chance on connecting with him. After their first date - she knew.. like Scott says, "it just took off." Laura is one of those people that are...

One of my favorite parts of my job is when I have the opportunity to collaborate. Over the years I...

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8Dec '12

The Roots November Creative - Taylor Swift?

One of my favorite parts of my job is when I have the opportunity to collaborate. Over the years I have developed some meaningful partnerships to do so. One of those is with the crew at Roots the Salon. I first started creating images for them three years ago, and since then I like to think I have...

Mid-october I had the pleasure of creating yet another photo shoot with Roots the Salon - so much...

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13Nov '12

Another Roots beauty

Mid-october I had the pleasure of creating yet another photo shoot with Roots the Salon - so much fun! Hair: Ashleigh W. Make-up:Kayla-Rea Model:...

When I was a photography student I remember the energy that would whirl around us as we concocted...

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2May '12

We all came together just for the love of it

When I was a photography student I remember the energy that would whirl around us as we concocted photo sessions just because.. of course we had piles of assignments to produce, but still a Friday night usually meant it was time to goof off - with our cameras. There was a freedom about these...

In grade three Mike asked if he could sit next to Josie - she looked over at him, with a dirty...

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18Mar '12

Josie and Mike - Crown Isle Wedding

In grade three Mike asked if he could sit next to Josie - she looked over at him, with a dirty look. Apparently it wasn't his time. They grew up, and teenage life hit, he was there when he was needed, and she started noticing him... a bit. Although the path was set in the early elementary years it...

I feel emotional, it is what happens when you have a weekend that you knew would be fabulous, but...

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23Jan '12

How to sum up a weekend like that... the Boudoir Marathon

I feel emotional, it is what happens when you have a weekend that you knew would be fabulous, but then totally exceeds your expectations.  It happens when you are surrounded by inspirational women. Leading up to the Boudoir Marathon I felt a great sense of calm, until Friday, when the vibe...

Yes, they were surrounded by loving friends and family, many who dropped a tear during their...

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26Aug '11

Lauren and Juan Carlos say I do under blue skies

Yes, they were surrounded by loving friends and family, many who dropped a tear during their ceremony, which was in front of a clear blue ocean view. However, he looked at her and she looked at him, and it was easily as if they were the only ones there. When holding hands, hugging or just standing...

It was the night before their first day of medical school, and their lives were heading in a...

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24Jun '11

Justine and Phil say "I-Do" at Strathcona Park Lodge

It was the night before their first day of medical school, and their lives were heading in a different direction, more so then they anticipated. Phil walked into the med school social, and noticed a girl with a beautiful smile. He thought she would be out of his league, but he gave it a go, and was...

Casey was the lucky recipient of a recent Roots the Salon make-over which included a photo session....

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19May '11

Casey made-over

Casey was the lucky recipient of a recent Roots the Salon make-over which included a photo session. You can see her submission here. She was tons of fun to shoot, we played around in the studio and capture a few different looks - this one jumped out to me, she looks gorgeous and you know I love me...

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...

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...

Earlier this year I volunteered to photograph 12 of the Comox Valley's fabulous realtors for a...

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15Dec '10

Some epic shoots, for a really good cause

Earlier this year I volunteered to photograph 12 of the Comox Valley's fabulous realtors for a project they were doing to raise money for "Y.A.N.A ":http://www.yanacomoxvalley.com/- it was quite the project. We faced snow, harder rain than my camera had ever experienced, we lit fires, we...

It is crazy to be out of town rather than  in my office or studio during the first week of...

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2Dec '10

Reminding yourself about the light

It is crazy to be out of town rather than  in my office or studio during the first week of December - but tradition and celebrating come first. This week is Hanukkah, the 8 day Jewish celebration of lights, and we always take time to attend my parents big Hanukkah party. I am Jewish, and so,...

We have a little thing that we like to call, random awesomeness, happening over on the facebook...

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18Nov '10

tick.. tick.. giveaway closes tomorow

We have a little thing that we like to call, random awesomeness, happening over on the facebook page. Just a way to say kudos to those of you that show us your support by following us on Facbook. We are giving away a Roots All-Star Package to one of our facebook followers. The draw will happen...

A group of the stylists and a lovely new esthetician  from Roots the Salon needed some updated...

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5Oct '10

Roots marches in - leave a comment and maybe win a treat

A group of the stylists and a lovely new esthetician  from Roots the Salon needed some updated photos so they all came into the studio to play. Leave a comment below and be entered to win a little bag of Roots The Salon's Hair Product. Meet - Megan and Andrew April, Aimee,and Andrea Mel and...

I have been avoiding this post, even though I knew it was coming. Am I really going to blog about...

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28Jul '10

Yes, this is a post about make-up

I have been avoiding this post, even though I knew it was coming. Am I really going to blog about makeup? A post about makeup from the gal that is lucky if she has her lipstick on straight and puts on her makeup while, brushing her teeth, talking to the kids and drinking coffee? You betcha. This is...

I am feeling so excited today that I am not going to let the fact that I just wrote a whole blog...

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28May '10

It's kind of an Awesome Day

I am feeling so excited today that I am not going to let the fact that I just wrote a whole blog post and didn't save it, kill my mojo. There is much goodness happening this weekend. Today13 of the most fabulous women are coming into my studio for a Bella Party tonight. Each year at the YANA...

Tonight after teaching some photography I am going to head over to Roots for the grand re-opening...

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28Oct '09

Roots Event - whoo hoo!

Tonight after teaching some photography I am going to head over to Roots for the grand re-opening of their Courtenay Store. I imagine I will be looking at bit like a drowned rat from shooting outside, but no amount of moisture or ragamuffin style is going to keep me away. I am so excited for them....