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A halfheartedly updated record of all the things that make my heart sing + a celebration to all the rad people I get to create with

Elizabeth | Chilliwack Portrait Photographer

This shoot was short & sweet, simple and super, super cold. I had found this really beautiful space I wanted to shoot in, and so I asked Elizabeth to meet up with me.

I feel like Elizabeth gives off some real Jo/Beth March vibes every time I shoot with her. We’ve done tons of shoots together in the past, including one of my favourite Trauma Roses installments. I like to think of these images as Jo March If She Were Casually Taking a Break From Her Novel to Hang Out on a Beach in the Middle of November.

Slightly different saturated edit on these, too - it’s nearing the end of winter and I need more colour in my life these days - how about you guys?

Model: Elizabeth Mary Seaman

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Hannah | Chilliwack Portrait & Beauty Photographer

I love flowers, but forever & always, my favourite flowers will be the ones that come as the first signs that winter is over. I love the wildflowers & the weeds - and nothing makes me happier than seeing fields of happy yellow dandelions, buttercups, bluebells, and daisies. 

I also love these willow trees. They sit in a secret spot I visit sometimes, taking long drives to the river to listen to podcasts, or singing along as obnoxiously as possible to Adele albums, and you can go right underneath them, in this great big sea of dandelions, while the branches wave to and fro above in the wind. It's one of my favourite spots in Chilliwack. 

Here's just a little portrait session with Hannah, on an incredibly beautiful May day in our beautiful spring-filled city. 

Also: a quick little note to say that this is the last week to sign up for the 24 Hour Portrait Project, happening this June. AND I've added session spots open for Saturday June 2, and Thursday June 7th. June is one of my favourite months to shoot in - hit me up and let's make some magic together!

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Three Corners Artisan | Styled Shoot

So many feels for this shoot highlighting artist Aleena Lay Webber's gorgeous work! Aleena is the creative force behind Three Corners Artisan, a local pottery & workshop studio in Chilliwack, B.C. Aleena and I have been shooting together the last couple years, and I'll be honest: often our shoots turn into giant, amazing hours long chats about creativity, project planning, and sometimes like the best kind of indoor lighting for a studio (the struggle is real: tungsten or daylight bulbs people?)

Aleena and I have actually done a number of shoots (and video work!) over the last little while, so I'll be posting those soon, too. Honestly, I could photograph pottery all the live long day - what people can make with their hands is AMAZING, and I love how every potter I've met is able to reflect their own artistic voice and style in the work they create. It's like photography: we all interpret our worlds differently, even when we shoot in the same space.

Something else to know about Aleena: she makes a mean cup of coffee. Dream photographer life: hanging out in cozy studios, watching artists work, drinking great coffee. 

This was one of our first shoots together, which should give you a bit of an idea of how far behind I am in blogging. 

So many people came together to make this shoot that we (ambitiously) tackled in a day!: 

Aleena's hair and makeup were done by Believing in Beauty, Styling by Sequel Events, jewelry by Lost Arrow Designs, florals by Blossom with Quik Pik, and assisted by Aimee. 

Check out Aleena's work through her website here, and follow on Facebook to hear info about ladies' night workshops, markets and more. 

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