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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' pum'kin with autumn colors, a very round pumpkin, and the very beautiful Derby Reach! Spending a day in the woods with Nicole & Alejandro was a dreamy adventure; anybody who brings baby-sized Converse and wears such adorable boots is … [Read More...]

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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...]

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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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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

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Langley Hospital Newborn: Jesse

One of my new favorites is the photography of birth date newborns. Not just newborns, but newly born.  Arriving at a hospital room a few hours after birth, watching the parents swooning with sleep-deprived adoration … Continue Reading

kitten rescue

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 … Continue Reading