Derby Reach Family Photos

When your family has been around the world and back, a longer-than-expected trek into the woods doesn't signal consternation.  On the contrary, it's an opportunity for adventure and excitement and conversation and exploration! =) I had clocked the walk along the Fort-to-Fort Trail at Derby Reach to the old barn as a reasonable .5km, but in the rain and from a farther parking spot, the walk seemed a longer, more arduous, less pleasant walk than … [Read More...]


Married: Drew and Candace

Ah, weddings. The giddy excitement that pervades the day. The abundant beauty, the overwhelming beauty, the awe-inspiring beauty.  The way the groom smiles at his bride, and the way she lights up when she sees him.  The bridesmaids as they continually prove their love for the bride-friend.  The groomsmen goofing off waiting for the party to start. The tearful mother of the bride.  The proud father of the groom. As a wedding photographer, I see … [Read More...]


Engaged: Shanna and Steven in Vancouver

When I first met Shanna, I was running around my neighborhood desperately trying to coax my kitten to return to me.  I'm not sure I even said "hi" to her as I raced past her, lunged for the cat, and ... well...missed. I wheedled.  I begged.  I bribed.  I stalked.  Yet my four-month-old kitten wasn't interested. At all. Eventually, with the tantalizing distraction of a yellow scarf dancing juuuust on the other side of the bush and some impressive … [Read More...]

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how to buy a camera: geek speak

You shouldn't need a Geek Squad to decipher the Geek Speak.  Especially not when trying to decide what camera to purchase; a camera that will document your child's first year of life, your twentieth anniversary adventure, your mountain hike, your girl's night out.  Your camera is about to fill a very practical function, and each of the geek-eeze mumbo jumbo is telling you how the camera will meet your needs. As I wrote last time, the fundamental … [Read More...]

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the kitten rescue

The #kittierescue (you can follow the journey via hashtag on Instagram) effort began with a hissing alpha-kitten, a quivering runt-of-the-litter, and a missing mommy-cat.  Armed with leather gloves, a bulky-sleeved sweat shirt, and a towel-lined box, I pulled the litter out of their cubby in the chicken coop and started bottle-feeding. After a few challenging days (and too many nighttime feedings :-P), the kitties were starting to gain … [Read More...]

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Family at the Beach

Over the river, through the woods, past the ocean bay, along a stretch land barely wider than the road, and almost into the ocean at the end of … Continue Reading


Exceptional Family Photos (Pt. 2)

The rain didn't just threaten, it poured.  It poured so hard, we canceled our time together and rescheduled for later in the week.  Bummer of a morning, right?  Wrong.  Already fully prepped for a rainy day, my … Continue Reading


Maternity at Derby Reach

In the season of pumpkin pies and pumpkin cookies and pumpkin spice lattes (all of which I may or may not have devoured in the past day or two), it seems more-than-fitting to celebrate the coming of a new lil' … Continue Reading


Exceptional Family Photos (Pt. 1)

The fourth family photo session in as many years with Michelle & Bryant's family was a rousing success. To add victory to the victory, this time we had the most kids and the least amount of stress and the best … Continue Reading


Newborn: Oscar [Ten Days Old]

What sort of crazy creature is this?! One who plays with kittens more than puppies and who comes into my house just when my New Best Friend is trying to sleep!?  Cleveland came scampering to the door to check out … Continue Reading