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Mar 24 / 2017

“We have to stop thinking that anything less than perfect is failure.  We have to choose grace for ourselves and our abilities.  Because the minute we decide we’re going to stop being defined by what we don’t get done and instead take pride in what we are able to achieve, grace lets truth win and […]

DITL (Day in the Life) – March 2017 | Sick Days…

Mar 01 / 2017

“Because, friend, even if you are on top of it when it comes to cleaning and organizing, even if you haven’t related to one sentence of my stories about laundry-filled couches, even if you can’t stand clutter and your house is always put together, I want you to hear me say this:  The messy areas […]

DITL (Day In The Life) – February 2017

Jan 13 / 2017

It seemed fitting to do a wrap-up post for 2016 with not only my favourite highlights from client shoots throughout the year, but also a post for my favourite personal photos as well.  A lot has happened in our lives recently.  New baby.  Trip to Iceland.  Family moving into town.  New home.  Another new baby conceived. […]

New Year’s Post

Jan 09 / 2017

Once a month, for 2017, it’s my goal to do a day-in-the-life post to document our year and the changes within it.  The moments that seem boring or ordinary now, I know I will want to remember down the road.  You think you will remember it all, but you don’t even remember most of it. […]

DITL (Day In The Life) – January 2017

Aug 13 / 2016

Dear Micah, Well, we are back from Iceland, re-establishing our routines, and playing catch-up.  You bounced back faster than either mommy or daddy did. Later on in the month, we took a rare weekend off weddings to go visit your great grandparents.  Since you’re going to grow up and probably destroy things, we thought a more […]

July – 366 – Letter To My Son

Jul 02 / 2016

Dear Micah, Another month has come and gone, and I’m pretty sure this is the last month I can pull off calling you a “newborn”.  Thankfully, I think the intense growth spurts have tapered off, and you’re staying in 9 to 12-month clothing now without us having to pull out new outfits constantly.  You still […]

June – 366 – Letter To My Son

Jun 30 / 2016

  DAY 8 Today was a bucket list item day!  I was so glad to discover that, even though it’s almost July, there were still remnants of turquoise-coloured ice to be found!  We don’t have too many family selfies from the trip due to Micah always napping in the car, but he was up for […]

Iceland Adventure: Days 8 – 10

Jun 27 / 2016

DAY 7 I realized that we are on this trip for 10 days, so if I post in batches of three, one day has to stand alone.  I chose today because we found our favourite part of Iceland so far!  We traveled pretty much down the entire Eastern side of the country today and it […]

Iceland Adventure: Day 7

Jun 26 / 2016

DAY 4 Friday was our last sunny day (so far), which is kind of sad!  We only had a 90-minute drive to get to our next location so were fully prepared to meander and take our sweet time.  However, an accident ended up closing the road about 30 minutes in so we took the longer […]

Iceland Adventure: Days 4 – 6

Jun 24 / 2016

Why Iceland?   That seems to be the question we get asked the most since announcing our travel plans.  Honestly, though, why NOT Iceland?  A couple of years ago, we asked ourselves where the most picturesque places to go and shoot would be, and thus Iceland and/or New Zealand were put on our proverbial bucket […]

Iceland Adventure: Days 1 – 3

Jun 14 / 2016

Dear Micah, It’s been 4 months now since you’ve joined our family and May was the month that you really became your own little person.  You are your father in every way.  You love people, you’re super friendly, and you’re pretty chill and laid back.  You also take after your mom’s love of sleep which […]

May – 366 – Letter To My Son

May 03 / 2016

Dear Micah, Life feels pretty normal now.  You’re no longer this strange being in our household that we are trying to adjust our lives around and learn to understand.  Don’t get me wrong, we’re still working on balance and you still bring constant newness to our every day, but you feel like one of the […]

April – 366 – Letter To My Son

Apr 04 / 2016

I can’t believe it’s already April!  At the same time, as I look back over my daily photos for the last month, some of them seem like they were taken ages ago now.  Anyway, here is March together as a family of three! WEEK ONE: The first week of March was full of taking care […]

March – 366

Mar 23 / 2016

I have always loved “Day In The Life” posts. They’re like little windows where you can see into a whole new world of someone living a completely different life. It’s kind of like reality t.v. for the photography world! In fact, I was so intrigued by the idea that I did one back in August 2015. […]

A Day In The Life (of balancing work and motherhood)

Mar 07 / 2016

As I was looking back at all my daily shots from February, I was thinking, “boy, there’s a lot of baby photos in there!”  Sometimes it’s hard to remember that he’s only been around for 7 short weeks and is still so brand new to us.  Back at the beginning of the month (when he […]

February – 366

Feb 10 / 2016

This post will be short and sweet in terms of text because momma is tired and has lots to do!  I will say that doing your own newborn photos is very emotionally and physically challenging, but also super rewarding.  I learned to just embrace some imperfection, and as a good friend of mine says, sometimes […]

Baby Micah – Coquitlam Newborn Photographer

Feb 04 / 2016

This year, I’m doing another 365 (a photo each day for a year), though technically it’s a 366 since it’s a leap year.  However, January is also the month our little one decided to arrive early so I’m combining this post into a “birth story” as well since I’ve had a few people ask after […]

January – 366 – A Birth Story

Oct 16 / 2015

So, I’m cheating a little bit for this “15” post since all 15 photos were taken within about 15 seconds of each other ;).  Today is the day that we finally opened the envelope that has been sitting on our kitchen counter for the last week and a bit with our baby’s gender inside it! […]

October 15 on the 15th for 2015 | Baby Gender “Reveal”

Oct 11 / 2015

It’s been 6 years today since I said “I do” to the most amazing, caring, considerate man I have ever met!  In the past year our lives have changed so much, and yet it feels so little all at the same time. In the last 12 months, we have spent wonderful lazy days in bed, […]

Happy 6th Anniversary!

Sep 16 / 2015

So the original plan was to keep these 15 on the 15th posts for my personal projects.  Well, I lasted until September!  But, alas, I have taken all of THREE photos for myself in the last month.  August turned out to be crazy busy with multiple photoshoots per week, and a good amount of weddings […]

September 15 on the 15th | Month In Review

Aug 15 / 2015

Thanks for stopping in on our little blog circle again!  Don’t forget to head over to my friend Jennifer’s blog when you’re done here! I’ve wanted to do a Day In the Life (DITL) post since I first heard about them, and finishing my full-time job downtown was the perfect excuse to finally grab my […]

August 15 on the 15th for 2015 | Day In The Life

Jul 15 / 2015

Due to a still recovering hand injury, I’ve been out for the past couple of months on sharing my 15 on the 15th.  And even now I’m taking it pretty casually, but I’m glad to be back in the circle again and sharing :).  When you’re finished here, feel free to take a stroll over […]

July 15 on the 15th for 2015

Apr 14 / 2015

This blog post is going to be a little harder to write than normal.  I had all sorts of plans for it originally.  We were heading back to the Valley that I grew up in for Easter, and I was so excited about some of the shots I was going to get for this month’s […]

April 15 on the 15th for 2015

Mar 15 / 2015

This month’s photos came from a grand adventure.  It all started with a casual Facebook conversation with a fellow photographer down in the States whom I’ve never met.  I have a lot of friends online that I’ve never actually met in person, so this wasn’t out of the ordinary.  Somehow, though, we got to talking about […]

March 15 on the 15th for 2015

Feb 15 / 2015

Somehow the 15th of February snuck up on me, and I had to madly dash around to try and collect 15 photos in the last week.  (I am trying deliberately not to use client shoots for this project as the whole point of it is to keep me shooting for ME, and to keep pushing my limits […]

15 on the 15th for 2015 – February

Jan 15 / 2015

  Those of you who have been around here for a bit know that last year I was heading up a 365 project.  One single photo, taken every single day, for a full year.  I am beyond thrilled to have completed it, but will be honest and say that I’m not up to that level […]

15 on the 15th for 2015 (January – Mexico)

Jan 01 / 2015

The end.  The full project in its entirety can be seen HERE!  

Photography 365 Project: (Day 365)

Jan 01 / 2015

You know what makes writing a New Year’s post easier?  Having your entire year documented daily in photographs!  I feel like 2014 was a big year for our family.  We started the year with a lot of new beginnings:  New business.  New job for Nick.  New direction in life.  We enjoyed having more time than […]

2014 in Review

Dec 31 / 2014

We are almost finished!  We made it through the longest personal project I have ever endeavoured (once I take the last picture today).  We were a couple hours late on a photo once, but other than that, we never missed a single day!  I say “we” because my poor husband was the subject of 73 photos […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 356 – 364)

Dec 22 / 2014

I can’t believe there are only 10 days left before I have completed the entire year!  This really was the perfect year to document with so many exciting adventures and things changing in our lives.  I’m a little sad to lose that as we start 2015, but not sad enough to keep shooting every single […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 349 – 355)

Dec 16 / 2014

Saturday, December 6th, Nick and I woke up to the pouring rain and promptly cancelled the morning’s photo shoot I had booked.  We crawled back into bed for a few more hours before deciding to tackle our Christmas shopping list.  We managed to hit up Costco for some groceries, stop to get some new jeans […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 340 – 348)

Dec 05 / 2014

Wednesday, November 26th, was guys’ night at Lifegroup, so I stayed home after teaching and had the house to myself.  I spent the few hours Nick was gone editing and polishing up a portfolio for submission.  I took a quick break to grab a photo, but the vast majority of my evening was spent staring […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 330 – 339)

Nov 26 / 2014

A couple things are in my mind as I start to type this blog entry.  1.  How did it already  get to be a week and a half already since the last time I posted?  2.  Do I seriously only have 36 days left in this year-long challenge? Well, let’s zip back to the 16th of […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 320 – 329)

Nov 17 / 2014

Sunday, November 9th, I spent the day catching up on editing and paperwork, but made a quick trip to the Dollar Store for some fun props.  I picked up some confetti and glitter, and waited for Nick to get home from set.  When he eventually came home, I instructed him to lay on a black sheet on […]

Photography 365 Project: (Days 313 – 319)

Nov 09 / 2014

So last night marked the end of our one-month-without buying anything.  I’d have to say that it was a lot easier than we thought.  When we got within 5-6 days of the end, I started craving some sushi, though, haha.  We learned not only to be more thankful for what we have, but we also […]

One-Month-Without Finished!