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Milner Chapel Wedding

My second wedding at Milner Chapel dawned a bitterly cold but perfectly clear day in late December.  After the bustle of Christmas but before the rush of New Year's, we snuggled into the ever-cozy, perfectly-charming, vintage-beautiful Milner Chapel in Langley, BC. With the most perfect Christmas charm, the most elaborate handmade details, and THREE pairs of bridal shoes, this Milner Chapel wedding was - to quote Mary Poppins - practically … [Read More...]

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Cherry Blossom Engagement

  He swept her into his arms, bending at the waist to swoop her into a majestic dip, then - rising tall - he swung her back and forth in quick, rhythmic, glee around and around.  It's their own - signature - swing dance move complete with crazy, dramatic, silly faces.  That combination of classic romance and goofy playfulness perfectly encapsulates their relationship: tender love, yes, but also carefree fun.   While we … [Read More...]

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Queen Elizabeth Park Portraits

When I sent out a plea to my facebook followers, I was begging for someone to spend an afternoon downtown Vancouver with me.  Be my friend? Please? Come hang out with me? Pweease? I had high hopes for the fun that we would have in the peak of Cherry Blossom beauty, of course, but never in my wildest dreams did I envision this level of glorious fun and swoon-worthy beauty.  Not much can beat these Queen Elizabeth Park portraits - between the … [Read More...]

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Bellingham in the Rain

To spend time in Bellingham, WA in the winter is to flirt with rain.   To combine an alleyway (my favorite!) with fabulous and quirky sweaters (Beau's favorites!) and a classy pipe (Beau's favorite!) with backlit raindrops (my favorite!), these photos are basically - well - AWESOME. (Said with all the humility possible, of course. :-P) Bellingham in the rain is stunning, even if it's a little complicated. We managed quite the operation: Beau's … [Read More...]

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I went to Alberta

We meandered through the Fraser Valley as the sun set behind us.  We drove through the Coquihalla Pass and stopped at the summit among the snow.  We climbed into the Canadian Rockies, leaving me breathless.  We circled Calgary.  We watch the plains of Alberta whiz by ...very, very, very slowly.  We made it to Edmonton where the road construction mixed with melting snow left Africa-worthy potholes. And somehow, eventually, barely, painfully, we … [Read More...]

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I went to Alberta

We meandered through the Fraser Valley as the sun set behind us.  We drove through the Coquihalla Pass and stopped at the summit among the snow.  … Continue Reading

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Milner Chapel Wedding

My second wedding at Milner Chapel dawned a bitterly cold but perfectly clear day in late December.  After the bustle of Christmas but before the rush of New Year's, we snuggled into the ever-cozy, … Continue Reading

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Queen Elizabeth Park Wedding

Last summer (before I ended up hospitalized with a ruptured appendix), I had the distinct honour of shooting alongside the ever-fabulous, abounding-in-energy, scrumptiously lovable, fabulously talented Jete of Urban … Continue Reading

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Skagit Valley Daffodils

“That is one good thing about this world...there are always sure to be more springs.”   Anne of Avonlea “She turned to the sunlight     And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor:     "Winter is … Continue Reading

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My Self-Taught MBA: The Books

I love to read.  For most of my life, I listed "reading"  as my favorite hobby. Nerdy? Yes. Academic? Yes.  Many happy afternoons eating moon pies and reading library books? Definitely.  Although I haven’t finished … Continue Reading