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Sep 04 / 2014

  Thursday, I came home and iced my feet as they were bugging me after a weekend of shooting and I had another two-day wedding coming up: Friday, we went over to some friends for dinner, board games, and hot chocolate.  We haven’t gone out in the evening together to play games with friends in […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 240 – 246)

Aug 29 / 2014

Thursday, I had a request from an upcoming wedding to do some cool photos using sparklers.  I wanted to make sure I had ballpark camera settings ready, so I borrowed Nick for a quick test drive.  It’s hard to remain perfectly still and draw a heart in the air, so it isn’t perfect, but it’s […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 233 – 239)

Aug 22 / 2014

It’s still August.  It’s still Summer.  But it’s changing.  The light is disappearing noticeably faster each day.  It’s taking on its Autumn-gold tinge too early.  I swear I saw my first red leaf yesterday boldly announcing that school buses will soon be retracing familiar paths and Pumpkin Spice Lattes will be gracing office desks. The […]

Photography 365 Project: (Day 232 – Summer’s End)

Aug 20 / 2014

I’m not going to lie, it’s getting tough to keep up with a photo for every single day.  I still haven’t missed or had to make up any, but I’m really glad we’re 231 done and only 134 to go!  I love shooting, and I love this project, but boy is it time consuming to […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 223 – 231)

Aug 11 / 2014

Tuesday, August 5th, I was looking back through my photos from this project so far and feeling pleased that, as a whole, they really do seem to represent our lives in 2014.  This was always my intent – to have a daily photo journal of the year.  I found a picture of Bacon from back […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 217 – 222)

Aug 05 / 2014

Last week Nick offhandedly mentioned that the summer camp we both worked at together ages ago asked him to go over and spend a couple days shooting a video for them, and they offered that I could come along as well.  Since Nick works Saturdays and I had used up all my holidays at work […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 215 – 216: Island Adventures)

Aug 03 / 2014

Thursday, around 8pm, we packed up the car with some snacks, an air mattress, camera gear, and a computer pre-loaded with a movie to watch.  I took Friday off work, so I knew we could stay out late.  We headed West to drive along the ocean to find a good location to see the stars. […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 212 – 214: Star Gazing)

Aug 02 / 2014

Ever since I moved down to the coast just over 5 years ago, we have had a summer tradition of going to  one night of the Festival of Lights, which is an international fireworks competition held in our city.  We did miss last year due to the craziness, but we’re back on track this year […]

Photography 365 Project: (Day 211: Festival of Lights)

Aug 02 / 2014

I’ve been a little absent lately online.  The end of July proved to be a bit busier than expected.  A few more piano students popping in for summer lessons, a heavier workload at the office, and a lot more photography gigs than anticipated, and way too many late nights.  All mostly good things.  Just busy […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 199 – 210)

Jul 18 / 2014

Thursday night, Nick had a meeting, so I had the place to myself and not much to do.  It was really nice! Friday was the beginning of a heat wave in these parts: Saturday I spent the entire day home alternating between editing photos and napping while Nick was off on a wedding: Sunday, after church, we headed out […]

Photography 356 Project: (Days 191 – 198)

Jul 10 / 2014

Wednesday, July 2nd, was a pretty ordinary day.  A little bit of piano teaching (to make up for not teaching on the Statutory Holiday the day prior), and still enjoying finishing my day in the daylight!  I so love Summer with my whole heart. Thursday, I had every intention of going to bed early.  Bringing my […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 183 – 190)

Jul 03 / 2014

I can’t believe that by the time I hit “Publish” on this blog post I will be officially half done my 365 project.  Craziness!  The people that I’ve met and the friendships that have formed through this are just a bonus to having half of 2014 documented in a photo book I’ve been creating as […]

Photography 365 Project (Days 174 – 182: HALF WAY!)

Jun 24 / 2014

Tuesday, June 17th, I may have set a record for how late we ate dinner.  Actually, scratch that.  (We ate dinner at 11:00pm last night).  Ironically, part of the reason for the delay was because I was working on this photograph.  I didn’t want to control my camera from my phone.  That would be too […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 168 – 173 with a LOT of extras!)

Jun 17 / 2014

I never used to be a huge fan of black and white photography, but I have to admit that it’s growing on me.  I find it especially useful for the times my husband’s face is lilac-coloured from a purple computer screen.  Here is my lovely SOOC (straight-out-of-camera): This is what the photo looks like in […]

Photography 365 Project: (Day 167: Converting My Everyday)

Jun 16 / 2014

Tuesday night, after teaching, we enjoyed some nice BBQ’d steaks for dinner, and cuddled on the couch to catch up on t.v. shows.  Watching t.v. is always better with a 7-11 break to run for candies, don’t you know 😉 Wednesday night I didn’t have any piano students after work as the three I would normally teach […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 161 – 166)

Jun 11 / 2014

160 CONSECUTIVE days of shooting and not a single miss so far! Thursday, June 5, I had the evening and house to myself after my last piano student, so a relaxing bath was in order.  I usually get bored in the bath, so I drag in a stool and my computer.  However, after the mysterious “water […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 156 – 160)

Jun 05 / 2014

  Tuesday life was started to feel EXTRA hectic (if that’s possible).  Dinner (yes, a REAL dinner) made it into the oven around 10pm and also served as lunch for the following day. Today, Wednesday, I was sooo tired when I woke up.  I was dragging my heels through the entire day at the office and wondering […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 154 – 155 – Piano Funnies)

Jun 04 / 2014

Where has the last nine days gone!?  Sometimes time seems to fly by so quickly it leaves me wondering what happened when and how we got to today!  I’m so thankful for this 365 project which leaves me a little remnant of each day so that it isn’t forgotten, or doesn’t blend too thoroughly into […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 145 – 153)

May 25 / 2014

Life is old photographs served best with a side of snickers and groans.  Life is freezing time in your mind and soaking the present into your pores.  Life is unleashing the imagination onto the blank canvass of future. Life is staying up til 2 in the morning laughing like school children and playing “what if”. […]

Photography 365 Project: (Day 144 – Life)

May 24 / 2014

Friday night was date night.  We had some other plans that got cancelled early that morning, so we quickly regrouped and planned a fun evening together.  The new X-Men movie was coming out that night, so we went online to redeem some Scene Points.  We booked our tickets at 8am and got some of the […]

Photography 365 Project: (Day 143 – Date Night)

May 23 / 2014

The past couple days have not been my favourite.  Around noon on Wednesday I started to feel a headache coming on.  I just ignored it and continued work throughout the day.  By that evening it was worse, and I was sweaty and nauseous, too.  By that night I could barely do anything without being constantly […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 141 – 142)

May 23 / 2014

I am a self-admitted internet addict.  It’s how my life goes round.  It’s how I stay connected with so many friends across the globe.  It’s how I chat with my husband throughout the day as neither of us can talk on the phone, but we’re both always in front of a computer.  It’s how I […]

Photography 365 Project: (Day 140)

May 20 / 2014

  Sunday, May 11, was our first day home after our trip.  We had done most of our chores the previous night, so we enjoyed some relaxing time before getting back into “real life”.  We pulled out the hide-a-bed in the office and binge watched a new Netflix show.  We didn’t even go grocery shopping, but […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 131 – 139)

May 11 / 2014

First off – a note that the promised video of The Great Adventure is more than half done and still coming soon 🙂 So I realize that in all the world travelling we’ve been doing, I’ve not been posting my dailies each week.  A lot of these are redundant if you’ve been following along with […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 100 – 130)

Apr 10 / 2014

Well, I guess I’m a couple days late posting this week.  Between my current online photography course, being sick, and changes at work, I’ve been pretty busy.  So busy, in fact, that our vacation crept up on me and is suddenly one week away today!  Very excited.  Here’s a little glimpse at the hectic previous […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 86 – 99)

Apr 02 / 2014

Wednesday Nick was feeling pretty rough.  This is the second time in all the years that I’ve known him, that I’ve seen him get this sick.  Some late night tea after Life Group to still the coughing was in order: Thursday I was really starting to feel it, too.  I taught all morning at work, and spent […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 85 – 91)

Mar 26 / 2014

And suddenly I remember it’s Tuesday and now it’s late and I’m tired.  Thus, here’s a very short recap of my week in photos. Wednesday’s shot was grabbed in the car between Burger King and dropping Nick off at Life Group so that I could go have a coffee date with my mentor.  I found […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 78 – 84)

Mar 19 / 2014

This post is going to break my weekly tradition a little bit because it’s my blog so I can do whatever I like ;).  I want to share with you a bit of my love of editing.  As much as I enjoy shooting, what I really love is settling down at the end of a […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 71 – 77, with a twist)

Mar 04 / 2014

Wednesday was a beautifully sunny day where you could “almost” get away with just a vest and no jacket.  It was the perfect kind of day to go for a walk with a coworker to grab a free McDonald’s afternoon coffee.  Little did we know the snow was on it’s way again. Thursday I took a picture […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 57 – 63)

Feb 26 / 2014

We’re officially 8 weeks into our project and it’s going great!  Out of the 60 of us that started together two months ago, more than half are still going strong and posting almost daily.  Here’s hoping that we all make it to the finish line! Wednesday I headed out to our old city to teach my […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 50 – 56)

Feb 18 / 2014

Life is moving a little quicker than normal lately.  I’m having to be smarter with maximizing moments to work on photo projects, and blog, and the like.  Being down to just me at work is doable, but the pace has quickened and thus I’m always having to be “on”.  I don’t get the same emotional/intellectual […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 43 – 49)

Feb 11 / 2014

Is it possible that last week already seems like a month ago?  I look back on these photos and they don’t seem recent to me, yet they are. Last Wednesday (or Tuesday late afternoon to be precise) I found out my only coworker is being taken away until the Fall to work on a project. […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 36 – 42)

Feb 04 / 2014

Officially 1/10th done! Wednesday was a typical, rainy, wet day.  The construction workers in the alley were probably wondering why I was crouched on the ground with my umbrella cast to the side, but I wanted to capture some of the misery.  This alley is a shortcut we use to get from our main office […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 29 – 35)

Jan 28 / 2014

Week 4 comes to a close!  Almost one full month in 🙂 Wednesday: Twice a month I have an extremely long day.  Every other Wednesday I alter my hours at work to 7:25-3:25pm.  This necessitates a 5:15am wake-up call.  Then, I leave work early to head out to a city where we used to live […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 22 – 28)

Jan 21 / 2014

We’re three weeks in on the adventure and so far so good!  I haven’t missed a day yet, though there have been one or two close calls.  Here’s a glimpse at the past week: Last Wednesday was a little less work than usual.  My 17 year-old student (who is the last student every other Wednesday) […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 15 – 21)