Beautiful Sounds | Lower Mainland Birth Photographer

It was one of the most beautiful cries I have ever heard.  I waited and held my breath, as I stepped out of the delivery room for this phase of labor.  I paced the hall, and waited to hear it.  When the nurse ran out of the room abruptly calling for help, I began to worry.  I prayed.  I paced some more.  I prayed some more.  And then I heard it.  Loud and clear.  A screamy sort of cry.  The most beautiful screamy sort of cry!  My eyes welled up, and when I met him my eyes were misting up my view finder.


Tea and Ten | Personal

We were shopping for our wedding registry, looking at dinnerware, and I did the unthinkable.  I dropped the really expensive plate I was looking at.  The good news is it didn’t break.  The bad news is, we absolutely NEEDED those plates, price tag and all!

Ten and a half years and four kids later, many of the plates have been broken.  Even the lid to the tea pot has been broken.  It’s a pretty tea pot, but not in the flowery ‘grandmothers’ tea pot sort of way.  In the berry blue and apple green way.  But the tea-pot still makes me smile every morning. Every morning when I throw in a bag of Darjeeling  or Rooibos.  And when I pick it up to pour out a hot cup of tea to sip on while I work in the wee hours, when the house is still and family is sleeping.  Me and my tea sit in the office and read.  And sit at my computer and work.

I suppose I can be thankful that those years ago, I reached down to grab the plate I dropped, and thankfully found it completely intact!


Greg & Tina {Sneak Peek}

I had the honor of photographing Greg & Tina’s wedding on Saturday.  Finally.  ;)  I first met Tina at her sister’s wedding in 2008.  She was fun and full of energy.  I was pretty excited when her mom talked to me about the possibility of shooting this wedding.   Can I mention, I was even more excited when I met them for coffee to talk about what they were looking for?

Our plans were thwarted when a major accident closed the route to one of the locations we were going to shoot at.  We tried to dodge the traffic nightmare, and choose a location close by.  I am looking forward to going through all the images, and posting more.  I can’t tell you how much fun I had!  I was grateful to have Amanda come along and shoot with me.  And Alanna, Tina’s friend was awesome enough to assist us and throughout the day.  Oh, and there was that moment she had to chase us down too.

Greg & Tina, you guys are awesome, and I can see you will have a life filled with much love and laughter.   Thank you for letting me be a part of your day.



Kraft Dinner, Kleenex and the Olympics

I’ve been sick.  I mean lying in bed with the feeling that I  have to sneeze really bad but I just can’t,  boxes of Kleenex being emptied far too rapidly, getting up and sitting back down because the room starts spinning – that sort of miserable sick.  To top it off I got a migraine on Sunday, but the good news is David went out to get me a mocha frap (thanks to my sister’s valentine gift to us – a starbucks gift card)  and I was able to watch Canada beat USA in the Olympic hockey game.  That game was so intense, I think I was about to get another migraine just from the stress of watching it.  That’s why I can’t watch hockey too much.  I get WAY into it.

So, what does that have to do with Kraft Dinner?  Nothing.  But I need to add a picture to a post, because you know what they say,  and that picture was taken just after my little guy finished up every last morsel of his Kraft Dinner.  And I just loved the feel of it.  Crumbs of slightly over cooked noodle, and cheese still on his lips.  Because that’s life.  And it makes me smile out from under my pile of Kleenex.


Silent Confidence

My kids don’t always want to pose for me.  Some days I have a million shot ideas I want to try, and I naturally assume they want to model for me.  Sometimes they do.  Sometimes they don’t.  A long while back I made a few tutus, and it has been a long while since I’ve used them.  I actually took this shot on a day that all my kids wanted to model for me, and really I only needed one of them.