Have you ever had one of those holidays; a new place, so much to see, so little time. You have a checklist of places the guide-book or tourist office has recommended, and by the time you get home you have a camera load of photos, a suitcase full of trinkets, two sore feet and a blur of memories!

I couldn’t resist taking a photo of these two young people. We were sitting enjoying our morning coffee at a little cafe in front of the Cathedral. These two, early for the opening, sat down, and before long were sound asleep against one another, and they slept like this for probably twenty minutes. About five minutes after the Cathedral doors opened they woke, stretched and headed inside, just guessing they collected for more photos and trinkets and memories, after all that is what holidays are all about, aren’t they?

What holiday place so intrigued you that you came home more exhausted than when you left?

ps. for all those back home who know us, we have not yet exhausted ourselves, I am sure you will be surprise to hear, we have learned to pace ourselves!

Treasure hunting; and the joy of old photos

Erin and Ken

Erin and Ken

Erin and Ken were married a little more than 4 years ago, and just over a month ago they were blessed with a beautiful baby girl. I have been lucky enough to be there to share these, and many other special moments, with them.

I have been spending a little time this week going through the inventory of old photos, something I call it treasure hunting.  Today I declare myself rich with treasures, memories and friends.

1 + 1 = 3; Maternity Photos

Amrita and Brett; soon to be new parents

Amrita and Brett; soon to be new parents

Any day now, well to be honest, any day some time in the next couple of weeks! We, your family and friends are waiting patiently for the arrival of the new baby.  My first attempt into maternity photos was a lot of fun, due in large part to the patience of my wonderful friends!  I added a little texture to the image, creating a border and depth to the image.

Can’t wait to get the call, when they arrive home with the new baby!

If you know anyone who lives in the Calgary area and would like to work with me to develop this are of my portfolio have them send me a message!   Happy Friday to everyone!


Happy Anniversary to Karen and Jon,

Karen and Jon’s wedding day

I wanted to take time out of the Camino blogging to wish Karen and Jon a happy anniversary, may you remember the joy and magic of your wedding day.

Silvery, Riley and our Vintage Film Noir Experiment

Sylvery Gray, boyfriend Riley, Vintage Film Noir Photo Session

Sylvery with Riley; Vintage Film Noir Photo Session

I was asked to collaborate with Len Cyca and the model shoot he was doing with Sylvery and Riley. They had asked for Vintage Couple Photos for the two of them, and if time allowed we would also try to do some  “pin-up”type images. Silvery and Riley showed up with the perfect outfits, from there we had magic!

This week’s Photoblog Theme Challenge is “black” check out all the images, I will be submitting my image., check out all the images for some great photography.

Danielle and Simon, married at St. Paul’s Anglican Church June 9, 2012

I was happy to assist Hiro Kobayashi and photograph the wedding of Danielle Grey and Simon Blakey. While the weather was a little grey, the day was a happy one for everyone who attended the wedding. I don’t think anyone looked happier that Simon!

Sunday Brunch with Nancy and Doug

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year!  On Sunday Nancy and Doug invited friends to share Sunday Brunch.  We had a great meal of Egg’s Benedict, fresh fruit, champagne and orange juice, and a great visit.  Thanks Nancy and Doug for inviting me, it was a great morning.

Karen and Jon, sitting pretty at Fish Creek Park

Karen and Jon’s dreamy first dance, as they start life together!

Newly weds, new family……..for the wordpress weekly photo challenge: family.

I have been playing around with Karen and Jon’s wedding photos, and thought I would try something completely different.  I can’t decide if I like it or if it is completely hokey, if it is too busy, and the backgound is distracting, or adds to the “story”

I think I will have to look at it for a while, and I know that it really only matters what Karen and Jon have to say about it, I would like to hear from you as well. What do you think?

Karen and Jon – 5th anniversary of their first date!

In a wedding that truly reflected their personalities and their style Karen and Jon were married on the 5th anniversary of their first date! Karen and Jon were married at St. Patrick’s Church where Jon attends service regularly, and Karen worn her mothers wedding dress, just slightly altered.  And then there was the candy – jolly rancher candy, something they shared on their first date, and when Jon proposed to Karen he hid the ring in the candy for her to find!

I remember meeting Karen and Jon to talk about their wedding, and first hearing their story, and of these details. As they recounted them they would often look at each other and smile. These details have meaning for them, the memories and the feelings that go with these memories are part of their story, and bind them together.  May they continue to add detail, happy memories and stories like this to their life together, that is my wish for them.