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tess & what a mirror & a tutu can inspire

around here, rocking out can begin with some high energy dance moves, move into soul lifting ukelele licks & end with some fun on the ‘fiddle’ (in the days before her real fiddle arrived). It’s always an adventure. And just so much fun. Dear tess, you never cease to amaze me.View full post »

“my very own fiddle”

i wish i had a photo of the look on tess’ face as we walked out of the music store with her carrying her “very own fiddle” in her hands. Hopefully it’s etched in my mind for a very long time. And i have these ones to remember the first time she took it out to play. A new baby born, a new fiddle, wrena to teach her how to hold it & the most incredibly heartwarming screeching i’ve ever heard. And she’s been banging away on it ever since…View full post »


she’s a beauty. My youngest niece. And i love her to bits…View full post »

home birth, new life, day 2

the day after the first day. More love, more wonder…View full post »

herring run

on hornby, we know it’s spring when the herring runs. Leaving their eggs & spawn, opaque turquoise bays, foamy shore lines, seaweed rich with roe, the sea lions drunk on so much abundance. The gulls & eagles gather for the feast & the herring fishery moves through, everyone taking what they can. It seems miraculous they come year after year, that any of them manage to make it through all the levels of attack. They made it again this year. And spring is here…View full post »


a walk to the coop. Part way there & then back for her bike. “When i get bigger & can balance on my push bike, i’ll get a peddle bike & ride up the mountain with you & papa”. She’s 2 1/2. And we have the most amazing conversations. And so much fun. Everyday my heart expands a little bigger, wider, fuller.View full post »


“when i get big, i’ll take pictures of people getting married. WE can get married & i can take pictures.”View full post »

2011 – celebration sessions & some moments in between

it’s an interesting exercise to look back through my photographic year & see which photos jump out at me now. It changes day to day, i’ve noticed. And if i were to do this post next week, i’m sure it would look very different. most often when i blog, i post with clients in mind… a selection of photos that will give them a taste of what we captured of their day, of our time together. And also what prospective clients may want to see – what photographs tell theView full post »

chelsea & nila

not all my sessions get blogged. Life gets full & busy & some pass by without my ever posting them. It has everything to do with time & nothing to do with how much i like the photographs. Here’s one that passed me by… a hot summer afternoon, at the playground with chelsea & nila. It feels lovely to have a warm hit of summer sunshine while i sit, wrapped up in wool, at my wintertime desk. very often my favourite photographs are the ones where no one’s looking atView full post »

frannie & dan

i am blessed to call her my daughter. Grateful she married an amazing man. So fortunate to now have a healthy, happy grandson. Thankful they’re both so patient with me – we photographed this lovely session in august, less than 2 weeks before baby k’s arrival. I love her more than i can say…View full post »


she just melts me…View full post »

kesler james

my grandson, kesler james, 1 month old. And his beautiful mama, frannie, who i couldn’t be happier for or more proud of. Such wonder. Welcome to the world, little man.View full post »