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.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Rainbow Magic!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Done out in Deco.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Walking home from the evening shift at Mt St Joseph's. Thinking about burritos.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Breakfast with Pandas. Coloring and learning all about the ABCs.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Saturday night out with my best friend Alanna. We haven't gone out just the two of us in years. Somehow we ended up shooting tequila at the Number 5 Orange. Trouble.

Friday, November 5, 2010


Another AMAZING autumn day with my family. Stanley Park, on our way to the aquarium because we all had the morning off. Hanna is usually a workaholic.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Hanna learned to smile and say cheese. Hipstamatic.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Clearly ignoring the greater task at hand. I think Syx must have taken this one.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Night time weaning walks. I love living in East Vancouver.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Hanna in the leaves. This was an amazing fall day, we played outside aaaaall day.