Monday, March 21, 2016

My boys are 9!

Seriously, how did they go from this:

to this?

Did I just blink, or did nine years actually go by.  My heart explodes everyday for these two. Sometimes, all I want to do is cuddle and kiss them all day. You know those juicy, bite kisses that we Greeks are known for, and with a pinch thrown in for good measure. In the past, I have picked one outfit and created one "official" portrait, but this year it was too hard to decide between these two j.crew shirts. They both look so handsome in them and it was too hard to narrow down for this post.  And as you can see from the outtakes below, these boys can roughhouse, engage in a little mischief and look good doing it.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Light in Vancouver

These last couple of weeks (when the sun made appearance) were particularly magical in terms of photo ops.  The low winter sun shines a light that creates long shadows, lots of contrast and beautiful colours.

This post is a response to all the over exposed, whitewashed imagery that seems to be so popular on Instagram.  It's beautiful, don't get me wrong. And I love it too.  But in exploring light, shadow, contrast and colour, you can expand your lighting horizons, and showcase the character and beauty that some might miss.

We have a few days left until Spring arrives, and the forecast calls for sun.  Seize the day and get out there and see the amazing light in Vancouver.  Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside are particularly inspiring this time of year.  If you're on Instagram, I'd love to see your shadow-filled, gritty, colourful and high contrast photos.  Something that lives outside the white, blush and gold girly aesthetic box.  Tag me on Instagram @kyrani.  I'd love to see it.