Sunday, August 31, 2008

m+d = family time!

oh, madison. you are too cute, just like your aunt olivia says. thanks to m+d for having me do you some family photos... they are finally coming together.

this is a step out of my zone... kids are a lot harder to shoot than they look.
they move.
a lot.

so here's to all the child photogs out there (sarah... if you are reading, i don't know how your do it!).

Saturday, August 30, 2008


totally rockin' the tacky tourist gig in victoria.

i'm always a sucker for some lame-o photo-ops... this time, at butterfly gardens in victoria this morning. brandon forgot his handy-dandy point-and-shoot, so the iPhone came to the rescue! pales in comparison to mine. bwah-ha-ha.

and even this small image kinda looks lame. much better on the brand new 24" screen. boo-yah! gorgeous and glossy (mistakes are much more visible; must step up my game). and now, for some pretty flowers! hold the applause. wedding photos to come soon!

Sunday, August 24, 2008


i'm really looking forward to next week and weekend... after much anticipation, ashley's getting hitched in victoria, at the beautiful bear mountian resort. i also have the pleasure of shooting michelle, dave and baby madison (i shot sister olivia's wedding back in may) whilst i'm in town... so fun!

i finally... FINALLY... finished ashley's menus, programs, placecards and table signage this morning. she let me go at 'er, even with her invitations, and i get to be official paparazzi on the big day! i think she puts too much trust in me... i won't let you down, ash! love ya!

here's a sneak peek at the paper goods.

placecards (in sage green)

bar menu detail in ivory linen paper

the set: table names (after trees), dinner & bar menus

and, lilly, after her bath this morning. that look of utter contempt and disdain will haunt me for today. i have to say, brandon and i enjoy her baths... so funny. hey--don't judge. we don't have cable.

coffee + sunday + me = happiness!

Monday, August 18, 2008

trash it.

i've been getting a lot of questions (and some horrified looks) about "trash the dress". so, a quick recap, for those of you who have no idea what i am referring to...

"Go ahead, you know you want to. Trash it. Get it dirty. Get it wet. Roll around in the mud. Drench it in the ocean. Totally trash it. Why? … Why not? You’ve made a commitment to your husband. He’s your one and only true love, right? Then you’ll never need the dress again. And no, your daughter won’t wear it in 20-30 years. So you have two choices: a) Suffocate it in plastic and throw it in a closet or b) Show your husband how committed you are by trashing the dress, and get some great fun pictures while you do it!"

i've got a couple brides interested... and i'm so excited to have some fun and take some amazing shots. sound like something you're interested in? contact me... i have some dates available.

like christina once said: let's get dirrty. ha!

and, whilst you are poking around...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

belated anniversary wishes.

to my great friends, jocelyn + jordan. happy first. i hope that you enjoy the album.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


there are simply no words. this was just too beautiful.
the bride, the groom, the parents, the officiant, the paparazzi (moi), and the helicopter pilot.
a wedding in snow.
in august.
yes, that's right. august.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


after three days of solid rain, the sun came out for this day... and man, did it shine. here are some of my faves from the day (three locations... oh yeah, baby!).

about me

I love coffee.
I love my tilt-shift lens.
I love traveling.
I love flip-flops, and wear them pretty much all year.
I love big cities, but coming home to a small town.
I love peonies.
I love chocolate, in all its forms.
I love early mornings.
I love weddings!
I love taking photos, and I'd love to take yours!

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