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Engagement Pictures at Sunset Cliffs

You know how sometimes circumstances change dramatically in the eleventh hour? And sometimes it's ridiculously discouraging?  And often it's hard to see the beauty of the change? One week ago, it was a deliriously warm and sunny Sunday afternoon in southern California.  This Canadaland resident was basking in the glow of her red-white-and-blue homeland, the delight of a  vacation away from raincouver, and anticipating a Chick-fil-A Monday. And … [Read More...]

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A Painting Party

Choose joy.  Some days, it's easy. Choose joy in fingers dipped in paint.  Choose joy in little nuggets of artwork created by little gems of people.  Choose joy in rainy days filled with yellow flowers and smiling children.  Choose joy in globs of paint in blonde hair. It's easy to smile when creating artwork and giggling with littles and watching little pigtails swing in paint-filled delight. Choose joy.  It's harder when trouble closes in, … [Read More...]

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Portraits at Aldergrove Lake Park

A holiday all about pink and all it's variations: Valentine's Day. I mean, truly: does it get any better than having a holiday for my favorite color? Yes, it does: Valentine's Day is also the holiday of my favorite candy(conversation hearts, in case you're curious) and the holiday of my favorite emotion (duuuuh! loooove, of course). But, more than that, it's the holiday that splits winter in half, symbolizes the coming of spring and the ending … [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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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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A Painting Party

Choose joy.  Some days, it's easy. Choose joy in fingers dipped in paint.  Choose joy in little nuggets of artwork created by little gems of people.  Choose joy in rainy days filled with yellow flowers and smiling … Continue Reading

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VSCO Before and After

[Warning: moderately geeky post to follow. :-P] When I was poking around all over the internet looking reviews of VSCO's six film collections,  I found a whopping three options that showcase vsco before and … Continue Reading

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Langley Portrait At Home

Comfortable in her own cozy world, just a few feet from where she had enjoyed lunch, and without any hassle of coats and car rides, Kaitlyn had a serious case of giggles. She gnawed on her fingers, tried to keep a … Continue Reading

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Family Portrait at Cliff Falls Park

Remember when we were still in November and looking forward with glad anticipation to Christmas?  No?  Me either.  But then I was going through favorite photos in preparation for the publication of my first edition … Continue Reading