I went home for a visit over Mother’s Day weekend and was helping my mom with a few home reno’s while I was there. I was up a ladder switching out a light fixture when I saw this little guy and climbed back down for my camera. I’m sure she thinks I’m pretty nuts, but when she’s afraid of heights, she takes the help she can get 😉
I recently moved across the water (no, not the ocean, but rather Vancouver Harbour) to a place a little less busy and a lot higher up. I spent a little bit of the weekend exploring my new back yard so to speak, and I couldn’t be happier with the new location 😉
I’ve went four years without a wedding and all of a sudden I had four to attend this year. The first couple to be hitched were Renee and Pat. I had the pleasure of co-ordinating on the day of, making one of the bride’s dresses and jacket, and supplied a few home made apple pie pockets along the way.
The second took place on lovely Salt Spring Island, where I witnessed a VFS friend and his other half tie the knot. While I left plenty of time to dance the night away, I spent most of the time watching the day unfold through one eye and a camera lens. Although it was a bit stressful leading up to the event as I questioned my skill and surfed the web for inspiration, the day itself was a blast and I’m glad I could help preserve the memories with my camera. See the groom’s Flikr stream for more images.
I’m not usually a shopper of finished products, but a few weekends ago I found myself down on Whidbey Island in Washington, and decided to take a stroll down a rather windy but quaint little street. On that street I happened upon a great antique store. Not one of those overpriced Vancouver stores filled with other people’s junk that they don’t want, but rather a great priced shop full of treasures.
My boyfriend picked up a great set of antique binoculars, and I grabbed an old glass soda pop bottle (that I plan on making into a lamp – but that’s another post) and the cooking pot you see above. It has a great hammered copper finish, and while it’s round bottom isn’t very stove friendly, it would have been great for a campfire. Instead, I brought it home and transplanted an aloe vera plant I had. It fits in nicely on my windowsill with a few other succulents in patina-ed pots I picked up at the flea market in the spring.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of photographing a radiant mom-to-be with a quick visit from a shy dad-to-be in the midst of the shoot. Below are a few of the great photos that came out of the shoot.
When I moved to North Burnaby in November, one of the first things I did was to go exploring in the area. I knew there had to be a place up on the mountain that looked down over the city and I found it and a playground right around sunset one evening. You can see more of the full size images on Flickr.
My friend Shawn and I went out into the world (ok, it was just New West, a few blocks from his house) in search of great treasures in the form of static and moving images. I began to notice all kinds of shapes that would be good as frames, and I “collected” them in my SLR. While Stumbling tonight, I found a quote that seemed to be a little more true than not and I wanted to do something with it. Voila! What you see above is what I came up with.
Sometimes I like being a girly girl. I love sundresses, pink, and high heels. I usually play with muted colours in my work, or brighter cleaner palettes. But I’ve always loved juxtaposition (both the word and the actual meaning) and I’ve always loved experimenting with multiple layers, transparencies, and blending modes with various textures to get a sense of depth and energy that’s hard to get with just a single image.
My good friend Shawn Hight and I went out to shoot some photos and footage the other day, and in true experimental form, I brought my findings home and experimented some more. Above you can see what I came up with. Click on the image to enlarge it in your browser.