I was looking back at some of my first blogs of last year, and I re-read what I was looking forward to most for 2012. Now that 2012 is over, I thought I should take stock and see how I did! The list of was a mix of what I was excited for and of course there were a few goals snuck in there also. The only thing that I wanted to do and never accomplished… a fondue night with my hubby. So, that is at the top of the list for 2013!

The Things I am most excited for in 2013.

1. Fondue night with my hubby! Chocolate? Cheese? Both?!

2. A spring trip to Paris. I’m dreaming of it and already picking out my outfits! Must have these shoes

3. A photo shoot in Paris – not sure how or with whom, but I desperately want to photograph a lovely couple in front of the Eiffel Tower. Inspiration…

4. An incredible wedding season with incredible clients!

5. My big brothers wedding. Cannot wait…

6. My amazing designer sister is working on some new and exciting business branding for me, and I can’t wait to share! Coming soon….

7. Summer camping. Need I say S’more?

Tammy + Scott Engaged

This seems a little late coming, since these two have now been married for over 6 weeks, but we did their engagement session just a few days before their wedding. AND we were in Cuba where the internet services are not what we are used to here in Canada.

So, their wedding happened, and those photos won over on the ‘blog race’. Even though their wedding photos have been posted, I still wanted to share our mini-engagement.

Because it was just a few days prior to the wedding, we didn’t take too much time, as we knew another photo session was just around the corner. Since we were in Cuba, we used the grounds of the resort as our backdrop and it was amazing.

I am always an advocate for engagement photos because I truly feel they give me an opportunity to get to know and appreciate the relationship of the couple. It allows me to get a feel for how they interact with each other, which then will give me a huge step up when it comes to the wedding day.

Thank you Scott and Tammy for being so amazing, and letting me steal you away from the beach for these photos!

raw beauty 2013

Last year, I had the opportunity to photograph my first boudoir session, and from that session I was inspired to create my own version; Raw Beauty Sessions.

I love boudoir, but what I love most about them is that I get to photograph the natural beauty of each woman. I like to keep it simple. Not a lot of props, no crazy costumes or elaborate set-ups, just a few key ingredients to set the stage.

Here is another session we did just prior to Christmas. Thanks to Nicole Sweezey for her fabulous make-up artistry!

If you are interested in your own session, contact me and we can set up a time at my studio, in the comfort of your own home or choice of location!



snow day

These days, most of my shooting time is focused on weddings and engagements, which I love love love. But I also love it when I get asked to photograph a family session!

Winter is definitely my slower time, considering Okanagan winters are not partial to outdoor weddings, so when Cori called me to see if I could come out to Rock Creek over the Christmas break, I was really hoping it would work out! She told me a little about her family, and the more she told me, the more it sounded a lot like my own family! When we officially picked a day and a time, I was excited. I rolled out to Rock Creek in my little rocket of a car (amazed that she made it!), and was greeted by what I quickly saw was an incredible family!

Long story short, I would have to say this was one of the funnest family sessions I’ve ever done. They were all so sweet, so genuine, and a little ridiculous.

Happy New Year to all of you. I thank you for inviting me to your house and I truly had a lovely time traipsing through the snow with you!

There is not much better than sister-love!Cori, you are so beautiful!

Guess who was the joker of the group… just guess.Gorgeous!It started to get a little crazy at this point!