Key West Florida, Sun Sand and sky


Ashley, Calgary Model

I love working with young ladies, and creating portraits and while some would have cropped this image closer – i like the idea of the faces behind Ashley, kind of guardian angles watching down over her!

Ashley was one of the young ladies that helped us out last Sunday for the portrait workshop, I have many great images of Ashley – she was so easy to work with – this is more of an environmental portrait, using only natuaral light on the stairs!

Beautiful Britney

yes I have been doing a lot of portraits lately, a great opportunity to work with so many great young ladies! I have learned so much, met so many great people and joy fills my life!

Leaving on a Jet Plane

I love flying – for so many reasons!  Usually it means we are going some place new or special. It is a break for the everyday routine, seeing new sites, eating in new restaurants, and meeting new people.  I love the take off – the plane racing down the runway – the nose reaches for the sky, I am gently pushed back into my seat, we are off for another adventure!

Glass by Robert Held

I have this lovely glass vase, made by Vancouver glass artist Robert Held, using my Canon 100 mm macro lens I created some great abstract landscapes!  Glass is amazing, and what artist like Robert Held do with it is even more amazing.

I have been participating in the photoblog challenges, the creative project for this week is glass, check out the other creative projects.

Keri and the Hat

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
— Dr. Seuss

Keri helped us out on Sunday with our portrait workshop, one of the other photographers brought a couple of hats! It was a little big but it was a great prop!  Of course the hat is enough to trigger thoughts of Dr. Suess, his books are not only full of great entertainment they are full of life lessons for kids of all ages. Best of all, they are fun to read out loud! 


Beauty         pleases the eyes only;         Sweetness of disposition charms the soul         ~Voltaire         (1694-1778) ~

Angelica was a wonderful addition to our portrait workshop, sweet enough to charm any soul, easy to work with and well the beauty part needs no explaination.  Thanks Angelica for helping us out. It was wonderful to see you again.

two beautiful daughters, one lucky mom

A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.  ~Author Unknown

Erin and Keri make me smile, and I want to thank them for helping us out on Sunday. They spent several hours posing for different photographers during a portrait workshop, and it would not have been as much fun without them!  They make getting great portraits easy. 



Venice Rialto Bridge

”We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth can make them come back again. We cannot develop and print a memory.”     Henri Cartier-Bresson

After another busy weekend, I am not really ready for Monday! It arrives and compels us forward ready or not! Today’s image was taken on our last trip to Venice.  Working with textures I gave the view an aged look quite suitable for the age of the city.

I wonder if our memories are as easily altered to suit our needs?  Henri Cartier-Bresson might have been amazed at what we can do with our photos with today’s technology!

Double the Fun, Double the Giggles

There’s two to wash, two to dry; There’s two who argue, two who cry…. There’s two to kiss, two to hug; And best of all, there’s two to love! ~Author Unknown

for more pictures of the girls and their family: Jen