Sunday, October 25, 2015

Weekend Observations

It was a busy weekend with the boys: soccer games, birthday parties, sleepovers, leaf cleanup, etc. So on Friday the boys were out of school and it was fun just to relax and hang out around the house in our pjs and then that gorgeous light started to stream into that house.

Needless to say, it was hard to resist capturing s few photos of the boys doing their thing in their new jcrew pjs.  How was your weekend?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


From time to time, the well of creative inspiration dries up.  To keep things flowing, I've started giving myself mini-themed photo assignments.  This summer, I challenged myself to take photos of one of my favourite neighbourhoods - East Vancouver - and posted and shared them on Instagram under the hashtag #klikeastvan. I didn't set any other boundaries; the photo could be of people, places, didn't matter, as long as I stuck to that neighbourhood.  I wanted to capture images that reveal what makes East Van awesome and I invited others to join me.

Sharing this challenge was a way of not only keeping myself accountable, but also to be able to discover my favourite neighbourhood through the perspective of others.

Here's how I see East Van:

And a few photos from others who joined me in the #klikeastvan challenge:

photos here by @rockababyguru @glendydarlin @rdurie @iliveineastvan @sillyguts @debsiedo

Monday, October 5, 2015

Lighting Up the Oregon Coast

I had every intention of doing a series of blog posts featuring photos from our trip to the Oregon Coast.  In fact, with so much time having passed since then, I actually thought I did.  Until I looked at my list of posts the other day and realized I didn't.  Have you noticed how quickly we forget things that are left in digital form?

So without further ado, here are some of my favourites from last summer.  (I know, over a year ago -it makes me wonder what other gems are gathering virtual dust in my computer's folders).  Can you spot all the changes in natural light in these shots, especially the photos of Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach.  Though we were there for an afternoon, I was amazed at how often the light changed.  It was foggy one minute, overcast the next, blue skies after that. Over and over, the cycle repeated itself.  Quite incredible and looking back I'm grateful for the chance to experience so many different kids of beauty in one day.