Awesome Assistants || Behind the Scenes

I can't run after toddlers or make sure you look your best for that business portrait without the help of some talented folks. Shout out to my Awesome Assistants!!

 Ray - Keeper of the Bags and baker of delicious cookies.

Ray - Keeper of the Bags and baker of delicious cookies.

 Deb - attention to detail. She moved back to England.   :(

Deb - attention to detail. She moved back to England.   :(

 Greg - such a handsome model for the lighting text.

Greg - such a handsome model for the lighting text.

 Bridgett - grey card realness.

Bridgett - grey card realness.

The digital age

The digital age has all but eliminated an important ritual.
The sharing of memories and family history through photographs.

Recently my Mom and I sat down over pictures from my childhood that were thought lost forever. Pictures she had not seen for 40 years, and pictures I had never seen.

Print your favorite memories. Don't keep them locked away on hard drives that no one will ever access. Make photo albums so your family, children and grandchildren will have those important tangible memories of you.

We are stronger together

I joined LOUD Business (Gay & Lesbian Business Association of BC) on April Fools day 2014. However, I am no fool.
Becoming a LOUD member was one of the best decisions I made for myself and my business last year.
Being in LOUD has enriched my feeling of belonging to a community that cares and supports each other.
I have made strong connections and some dear friendships within LOUD and I look forward to those connections and relationships deepening.

Below are some fun shots I took at the LOUD Luncheon in February with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and the Foundation of Hope in attendance.

Confession: I was really excited to meet singer/photographer Bryan Adams.
The first CD I ever bought was 'Cuts like a Knife' in 1985 and it cost me $30.00 !!
I recently got the chance to chat with Bryan about masters who inspire him at his new photo book signing.
His portfolio is epic. Click the video below to see some of the incredible people his celebrity has allowed him access to.

I'm a Mount Pleasant girl but I spend a lot of time in the West End, so I was so excited when WeARTS (West End ARTS) contacted me to be featured in the inaugural issue of Hatch magazine.
My friend Annie Reid wrote the article and she asked me some thought provoking questions.
It was a positive process for me as it forced me to dig deep about who, what and why in regards to my artistic practice.

Just another day at the office....

This was a challenging assignment. Capture behind the scenes images of a nude photography class without capturing the behinds. Thanks to some creative camera angles I was able to do so.
At the end of the day I stole one of the models and found some beautiful window light in the basement to create a portrait of him. It was a fun day. I so love my job.