Friday, December 31, 2010


Can't take any credit for this amazing photo by Syx. It's really really good to be home. Happy new year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010


Womp womp.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Lot of Learning Left

So what I learned about shooting weddings: you sweat your ass off running all over the place to try to get the shot, not wanting to miss a second. It was another great learning experience and really reinforced that I have a lot more learning to do. I walked away with a lot more usable shots that the first wedding so we'll consider it a win. And I know the clients considered it a win too, so that's all that matters. This is one of my favorite shots from this time around.


Pretending to be a professional, looking like I'm doing a good job. Rebecca and Rob's wedding. What a beautiful family, what a fantastic day!

Monday, December 27, 2010


Miss Panda in the snow in Nan and Pop's backyard

Sunday, December 26, 2010


This is what your bathtub looks like when you have kids.

Lens: John S
Film: Ina's 1969

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Guess what we got for Christmas?!?!

Friday, December 24, 2010


I can't even believe I'm posting this. It's sad to admit this is what I look like most mornings.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Checking out the location for a wedding we're shooting in Harrow at Sprucewood Shores winery. In the barrel room. Test test test.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Testing testing. 1.2.3. Shooting Eric in his environment, always the lighting tester. Half way through set up.

Monday, December 20, 2010


After an evening in at the Hilton and too much champagne, a hangover breakfast at the Flying Saucer was in order. The last time we were here we split the Honeymooner's Special.

Lens:Kaimal Mark II
Film: Ina's 1969

Another Hipstamatic.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Niagara Falls Hilton. Honeymooners!

Saturday, December 18, 2010


We all do a really great fish face. Wedding celebrations!

Friday, December 17, 2010


Another great iphone shot. Using a panorama app called 360. Pedicures with my Mother in Law getting ready for the party on Saturday night!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Learning the family cabbage roll recipe. Syx's aunt Janice, cousin Tania and my mother in law. A great group of ladies to spend the afternoon rolling cabbage with. We rolled hundreds for our Ontario wedding reception.

Photo by Syx. Edited by me. More lessons in Lightroom with my husband on a lazy sort of afternoon.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


When you have a toddler, every trip out becomes an ordeal. You pack diapers, snacks, and you have to make sure you have a sippy cup and you have to make sure you bring something to keep them entertained. We have a really big camera and sometimes it's a really big hassle to lug it out every time. I often find myself thankful for my iphone - it actually takes decent photos and I even have a photoshop app!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

favorite things

One of the reasons I love taking photos is because my husband looks at me like this when I have a camera in my hand.


Lunches with Oma Langemann. Photo by Syx.

Monday, December 13, 2010


More snow. Look at Hanna's face. She is a button!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Hipstamatic - John S lens, Kodot XGrizzled film. Snow. A lot of it!

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Hotel room in Windsor! Parents night out.

Friday, December 10, 2010


Friday night out in Leamington - Jose's Noodle Factory makes a mean ceasar.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


$10 hoodie!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Just driving around Leamington.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


A BIG FAT FAIL!!!!!!!!
Getting ready for vacation/working like a mad woman.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


I really love this shot. Taken with my iphone, converted to black and white and cranked the exposure and contrast to really make those shadow lines pop. This even inspired my husband, the real photographer, to take a similar shot.

Friday, December 3, 2010


Another fail, so here's another portrait by someone else. This amazing family portrait was taken by Joe McNally while he was in town teaching a workshop for VPW. So brilliantly beautiful. It was such an honor to have him shoot us.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Barely there. Hurry up vacation!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010



Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I failed again. So here's another portrait of me by someone else. An acquaintance we met during the Tattoo Project made this for us as wedding present. Thanks Ken!

Monday, November 29, 2010


I totally failed today, so instead here's an illustration my amazingly talented friend Phanie made of us as Pandas. I'm going to use it in the header of my other blog.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Another work day. This is what Sundays are like on my ward. I may poke my eye out with a pen.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Back to work. This is my whiteboard. By my whiteboard, I mean MY whiteboard. You should've seen the mess of it before I took over and made it so beautiful and neat. I'm a little OCD in case you hadn't noticed.

I stepped up the iphone photos a bit and downloaded Hipstamatic - John S lens and Kodot XGrizzled film.

Friday, November 26, 2010


Okay, so I totally failed on Day 63. I'm honestly surprised that I made it this long before I slipped up. BUT even though this shot was taken with my iphone I opened up Photoshop for the first time and was coached through using an adjustment layer for black&white and curves. I even used a s curve for contrast. WHOoooOOOoooOOoo.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


SNOW DAY!! It was really hard to take a picture of myself because of the lens I was using so here's one of Hanna and Syx. The snow threw my exposure off and made everything too dark so I had to use the exposure compensation tool to compensate. Apparently your camera wants to make everything 18% gray. Who knew? Another good lesson. I really need to focus on my focus. It bums me out when it's just a BIT off in an otherwise pretty good shot!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I do a really great fish face.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I love taking pictures in this mirror.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Portrait of a mole - Pt 2. The chin mole. This mole is the bane of my existence and I seriously don't know why I haven't had it chopped off already.

So far the only photo editing I've done is cropping in Lightroom. On this file though I actually played with some of the contrast and brightness. Not very exciting but now that I'm getting comfortable navigating Lightroom I'm starting to explore all different things it can do. It's a step in the right direction!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


We had the pleasure of having a family portrait taken by Joe Mcnally today. This is a lighting test that I loved.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Vain mirror photo of my hair. Because it takes two hours to do this and can only be bothered to do it about once a year.

Friday, November 19, 2010


Thank you for coming to our wedding! xabazillion

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Rainy day animal friends.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

not really 53/365 but.....

Joe McNally demo at the Planetarium. Amazing photographer, absolutely inspiring. Need to learn flash. Need to learn studio lighting. He has the best stories about lighting the most interesting things and scenarios and has this way of making the most complicated set ups make perfect sense. Check out his blog. He's in town right now doing a workshop with VPW and Syx is out tonight (and has been all day) assisting him with a shoot.

It's hard to believe that the last time he was in town I was just pregnant with Hanna P. He took this beautiful portrait of the 'three' of us as a demo during his workshop last time around.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Long legs, fish feet.
Wow. Note to self - pedicure.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


From C to A.. just. like. that. Bye bye breast milk, bye bye breasts. Bye bye beautiful cleavage.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Arts and crafts at Vancouver Aquarium. Two hours later she pulled all the letters off and threw them in the cake batter.

Friday, November 12, 2010


fuh fuh fuh fuh frazzled.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


A portrait of a mole.