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This Summer

Hi friends! 

This summer has been a whirlwind, and I feel like I'm just getting a break for a second to say hi, how's it going, here's a blog post, I need a nap. 

I graduated with my Masters in Counselling, Jamie and I moved into a tiny 70 year old house with a beautiful apple tree (and a cantankerous giant raccoon we've named Marge), and last weekend my brother got married to one of my most favourite people in the universe, Brittany. 

I also said goodbye to my dear cat Jax, a little orange floofball who travelled to B.C. with me way back in 2006. I miss him. 

Things are settling down a bit post-wedding, so Jamie and I are able to start unpacking, and I'm taking a little bit of downtime for me, too. I have a session tomorrow, and sessions this weekend, but after that I'll be taking a bit more time to just move into this house before the weather turns too cold (it's coming, it really is). 

Here are a few photos from the last few months, I hope they've been lovely for you all, too! 

(And a quick reminder: we're still taking sign ups for the 24 hour portrait project!) 

 

 

Photo shoots with Audra and Jennifer Marie, a Mary Rose, my mom and brother, Mary being fed by her cousin, my mom modelling the veil we made from crepe paper at Brittany's shower, a beautiful bird at the Kangaroo Farm. 

Photo shoots with Audra and Jennifer Marie, a Mary Rose, my mom and brother, Mary being fed by her cousin, my mom modelling the veil we made from crepe paper at Brittany's shower, a beautiful bird at the Kangaroo Farm. 

Connor chilling in our back stairwell, me and my bestie hanging with Tim McGraw in Merritt, a capybara done with visiting, and Mellers at Gray Monk Winery, Kelowna. 

Connor chilling in our back stairwell, me and my bestie hanging with Tim McGraw in Merritt, a capybara done with visiting, and Mellers at Gray Monk Winery, Kelowna. 

My mom's school retirement party, Miss Mary, my dad and Mary, Chillin' with Kali, Jennifer Marie and baby Kash, Connor in our backyard, me and my Jax who passed in June <3 I miss him so much. 

My mom's school retirement party, Miss Mary, my dad and Mary, Chillin' with Kali, Jennifer Marie and baby Kash, Connor in our backyard, me and my Jax who passed in June <3 I miss him so much. 

Kiddos playing at the rehearsal dinner, Connor, Beans glaring outside, my little cousin Lilia, Gwynne Vaughan orchard ground apples, my beautiful cousin Melissa, all of us hanging out before they head to the island.&nbsp;

Kiddos playing at the rehearsal dinner, Connor, Beans glaring outside, my little cousin Lilia, Gwynne Vaughan orchard ground apples, my beautiful cousin Melissa, all of us hanging out before they head to the island. 

My little Mary Muffin, my mom and Connor at Brad's wedding, my love looking sharp, and Brad and Brittany's first dance.&nbsp;

My little Mary Muffin, my mom and Connor at Brad's wedding, my love looking sharp, and Brad and Brittany's first dance. 

Saying Hi!

Home base at my old elementary school playground

Home base at my old elementary school playground

I'm a terrible blogger, but life has been busy! I'm editing all the photos I took over the past month, some client work, some personal work as I figure out what I'm going to do for my thesis. A year ago I felt like I had a really solid plan, and then a year passes, new experiences happen, things shift, and voila - 5 or 6 other ideas come crowding in. What I'm REALLY interested in is communication - the way we tell our stories to others - and so I'll keep walking down that road for awhile, exploring my own story as I go. Maybe one day I'll even share some of the images I took in Thunder Bay, - the ones I took for me - here.

I also had some mild surgery as soon as I got back from my trip, so as I write this I'm still recovering - it's meant a lot of shows (I'm binge-watching Modern Family & Forensic Files), falling in love with Kesha's new album, and even finding time to read - I'm reading a series by Dan Simmons called "A Winter Haunting", and so far it's great. This has also been some good time to just reconnect with my thesis ideas and actually settle into the fact that it's my last year of university (and maybe my thesis is my last paper ever?!?)  

I hope all of you have had a wonderful start to July!  I delivered three galleries last night and have a few more to edit through, so if you're waiting - they're coming soon! I have a couple of spots left in July, but am otherwise booking into August and September - and I would love to photograph you! Head to the Get In Touch page to drop me a line!

Happy summer everyone!