Cococakeland Book Launch

There are no words for the joy I feel when I think of this human.

Talent, heart, style, fight, and the same teenage boy humour seeping out of the cracks of her professional façade.  I've been inspired by Lyndsay for a very long time.  She was in some random class with me back in 2006-2007 when we were at Emily Carr.  She did some sort of music piece.  I recognized her again in Real Weddings magazine and so began the creeping until our friendship blossomed into what it is today.

To have been a single ribbon woven into the fabric of her life is a humbling honour.  To have someone I admire so much trust me with photographing her family, her work, her scary face-off with breast cancer  and now her book launch is one of my greatest joys in my life.  I don't know how she does what she does and I tell her this often.  I admire how she maintains her genuine awesome self, how she has stayed grounded and ever dedicated to her family and friends.  I admire her honesty and I have forever been touched by the consistent messages of support and laughter I receive from her.

The making of this book is such a huge achievement.  I am so damn proud of this woman and all she has been through.  I am thankful for her life everyday as I scroll through her feeds, knowing how precious this life is.  I am so thankful she is still here with us to spread her creativity and her laughter. 

You are a shining star, Lyndsay, and I wish you a long joyful life of continued success!

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WILL ON ICE

The end of the year included a few events out in the city.  It was a great opportunity to shoot in new spaces and escape the bubble of Tsawwassen.  I arrived early to set up, enjoyed a nice chat with Lindsay Elliott in her cozy office, and arrived back to find that my buddy Mike from our ECIAD days, works for this company!  It was a lovely surprise to catch up with him and his husband Ryan before photographing the evening.  A few photos from this fun-loving group of creatives tearing it up during their year end Holiday Party at The Emerald.

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fête carnival | south park's spring fair

Had one last shoot to check off my list the evening before my Cali weekend getaway, the photobooth for the kids' Spring Fair!  I can't take too much credit for the backdrop, I put it together, but all the elements were created and ordered and delivered thanks to the two organizers, Colleen + Lee-Ann!  Enjoy a few select images from our successful fair!

good times

xo
 


Project Bloom 2015

It's hard to believe it's been a whole year since Project Bloom 2013!  This year I was in charge of hosting the Photobooth.  The backdrop was a collaboration between Our Little Flower Company and myself which turned out absolutely perfect!  

 Emily Hastie of Collect & Cultivate, Rebekah Logan of Clark's Audio Visual and Khara Robertson of Showkraft Events

Emily Hastie of Collect & Cultivate, Rebekah Logan of Clark's Audio Visual and Khara Robertson of Showkraft Events

 Lisa Robinson, Advancement Officer at KPU flanked by our two lovely hostesses

Lisa Robinson, Advancement Officer at KPU flanked by our two lovely hostesses

 Rob Lowe of Stir Coffee

Rob Lowe of Stir Coffee

 Sonia MacNair of Turtlenina

Sonia MacNair of Turtlenina

 Erin & Kerstyn of Our Little Flower Company

Erin & Kerstyn of Our Little Flower Company

A very well-behaved Little Malcolm joined me and the 150+ guests in the festivities.  Laughter, tears and delicious food were enjoyed by all!

 

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xo


 

Party like it's 1994

Just a few goodies from last weekend's 20 Year Reunion at River Rock Casino with the kids from Delta Secondary School!  

Our 10 year reunion was a little sad, and after seeing these cats have such a great night, I think I will definitely try to put something together for our 20 year… or why wait, let's make it a 15 year reunion!  

Thanks to Sir Rob Lowe of Stir Coffee in Ladner for letting me a be a part of the party!