Mr. Dave here is a third cousin of mine…
I don’t see him or his family often so it was nice to hang with them for a bit this past week
Had a great time hanging out on Nickel Beach during the last little bit of daylight
They are super cute together - Loving the playfulness of these shots!
Had a great night last monday capturing Rita’s bday gathering in the backyard…
What a lovely evening with all her kids, her mom, some yummy food and some yummy light.
Love capturing special occasions candidly like this of my family and friends.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RITA!
Listen to the wind, it talks.
Listen to the silence, it speaks.
Listen to your heart, it knows.
-Native American Proverb-
Last Monday I babysat my niece…
It was an overcast day and there were sporadic gusts of wind blowing through the trees
I asked Jess if she wanted to go out…
She was all for it so we laid in the grass and felt the wind on our faces
Later that afternoon as the family prepped dinner, Jess wandered back outside..
I glanced out the window and there she was in the middle of the lawn, chin up, feeling the wind on her face
These are the images I captured in the 15 minutes or so that followed…
Backyard weddings are my fave…
What fun this day was!
I absolutely love photographing this type of stuff…
What a great afternoon capturing friends and family gathering to celebrate the journey/love of a couple that have been together for 5o years!
= Sweet Night
Two weeks ago I went off on a fairly last-minute trip to Vancouver to meet up with my friend Tom. He was on his way back from being in New Zealand for eight months. He decided on Vancouver as a pit stop on the way home and I went there to explore with him. It was a short trip, but amazing nonetheless. I arrived early on the first night so I was fortunate enough to have time to grab myself some delicious Indian take-out and watch an amazing sunset at English Bay where the hotel was located. I didn’t realize the hotel was located in such a sweet spot when it got booked. Everyone in this corner was super nice and I’m so glad I got to catch the sunset as it’s not a common occurrence with the rainy or overcast weather they normally have.
Day One was spent visiting a little bit of the city (mainly the Davie Street area), hiking in Stanley Park and touring Granville Island. Stanley Park was absolutely beautiful and Granville was pretty sweet as well with all its shops, restaurants and brewery where we did some sampling (didn’t take any pics on my real camera on this island, sorry).
Day Two we made our way to Hornby Island. It takes about four hours to get there via ferries and driving but it was totally worth it… This place was totally up my alley with all the gardens, beaches, organic foods, deer running around and the most lovely lady, Miss Michelle, who owned operated the B+B we stayed in.
Day Three was spent exploring Hornby and all it’s coolness… The beach (Tribune Bay), the Distillery (Island Spirits Distillery) where they made gin and vodka, the Winery (where I think I tasted my favourite wines ever) and Ford’s Cove where we met Bobcat, the cool looking man with the long beard. He’s one of the locals and has his own radio show. Wished I could’ve of spent more time with him and Miss Michelle. Hornby is quite the special place that I would definitely like to return to.
And there you have it. At the end of this day we had to leave the island via ferry and make our way to Nanaimo for the night so we could take the last ferry in the morning back to the city and catch our flights…
A short trip but I’m so glad I got to go.
HI Winery : http://www.hornbywine.com/
Island Spirits Distillery : http://www.islandspirits.ca/
Grandville Island : http://granvilleisland.com/
Hornby Island : http://www.hornbyisland.com/
My first little attempt at a styled shoot with some a few of my lovely vendor friends…
LOVE how these turned out!
Hair ｜The lovely and talented Sarah Hess
Makeup ｜The wonderful miss Jennifer Liddiard
Florals ｜ The one and one Melanie of Lush Florals
Dresses ｜ Paula’s Elegant Bride
Location ｜ Private Residence