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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…
= 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/
A little day trippin’ to visit our friend Charity at her cottage in Grand Bend
It’s always great getting to photograph other photographers
Me and Samantha assist each other from time to time on weddings
Here is her sweet little fam at the quarry and on the beach
A couple of weeks ago I got to attend and photograph the wedding of Alicia (my brother in-law James’ sister) and Nick.
It was a great day…
Alicia look absolutely beautiful,
James walked her down the aisle which was super sweet,
Miss Jessie Sue (my niece) was a flower girl for the first time,
Nick may or may not have shed a couple of tears,
And the reception was a late night dance party.
So much fun!
Congrats Alicia , Allie and Nick…
You make the sweetest little family xoxo
Reception Venue : http://www.freewebs.com/bondlake/bondlakepark.htm
It really doesn’t get any better than capturing the little ones of your closest friends
These photos make my heart happy ❤❤
Such beautiful creatures
I can’t resist sharing a few pics from my sleepover weekend with my niece.
Spending time with her makes my heart happy…
I can’t get enough of all the snuggles, all the different expressions that grace her face, and the joy that comes from simply just sitting and watching her eat.
It is definitely the simple things in life that makes this crazy thing call life so beautiful …
PS. We like to spend time in the kitchen
Got to spend the last couple of days with my niece
Always a much loved time…
Here’s a few shots just hanging out in my apartment and then outside in the beautiful snow.