Friday, March 4, 2011

Natsumi Hayashi

The levitating girl. What an amazing project.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Hanna checking out baby Chloe.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Making home made playdough!

Monday, February 28, 2011


Building kitty houses.

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Okay, I said it before - I know these are supposed to be portraits of me - but she's definitely better looking than me.

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Mi familia.

I really have to watch my focus point.

Friday, February 25, 2011


Sleeping Beauty.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


We took a trip to the library to pick out bedtime stories. Hanna was more interested in running through the stacks screaming.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


We're watching American Idol.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


ISO 200, f2.8, 1/60sec

Just Hanna and Mom and a house full of chaos.

Monday, February 21, 2011


Sunday, February 20, 2011


12 hours of overtime. Bed is good now. REAL good.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Saturday afternoon at our favorite coffee shop, waiting for Liz and Koa.

Friday, February 18, 2011


Oh hai there.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Wow, look what keeps coming out of boxes.

Syx bought this for me a few years ago and I never used it. Sorry honey, but I'm excited about it today!

Hidden in a box.

Contax G1, Carl Zeiss Planar 45mm, f2 lens

Doing a little early spring cleaning and my husband pulled this out of a box. I can't wait to get this little gem some batteries and try it out!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


....and we're back on track. HP went down to bed, Syx is at school so I decided to break out the sparklers and glow sticks and try light painting, which I have never tried on my own. It took a bit of trial and error with materials and exposure time- I found the glow sticks didn't give off enough light in this setting, but I suspect they would be great in a darker setting. This was using a sparkler and I'm at ISO 100, f9, with a 6 second exposure, no edits

It looks magical in my living room tonight!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Big fails.

I've been having a hard time keeping up with the 365 project between working, participating (trying to) in a writing class and planning an up and coming toddler art class at the Mt. Pleasant Community center. So here's to pressing forward and not obsessing over the missed days, like I would normally do. So here's what I do have, there are gaps in days and I'm not sure that they're all in order - expect to see me back tomorrow with day 130.


a rare afternoon off together these days. the cloud broke just long enough for us to go play.


i'm smiling because Hanna is napping.


i'm kinda obsessed with my hair. my hair has never been this long in my life.


losing steam. power nap


tuff girl.


i'm not really sure what's going on here.


writing assignments. the things we carry.

a beautiful day in the park.


her mother's daughter.

Monday, February 14, 2011

This is Ian.

My husband told a great story about our dear friend and neighbor Ian McKay over on his blog today.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Alex Stoddard

Alex Stoddard is 17, and had never used his camera outside of it's auto settings before he started the 365 project. His work is completely inspiring and thought provoking. If he's producing these types of images at 17, I can't even begin to imagine what he'll be shooting in 10 years.

Anyhow. He also uses flickr like a lot of my peers seem to be- plus I just downloaded Lightroom 3.3 which has an option to directly upload to flickr- so I jumped on the bandwagon - I'll probably be uploading some images in the next few days and checking things out.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Sitting in on Tim's weekend workshop!

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Lighting test. Always lighting tests. Taking my parents anniversary portrait. Syx took this one! Wearing the best t shirt ever!

Friday, January 21, 2011


Friday night out! Sauna and junk food! REALLY good company!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Alphabet Soup.
(I know it's supposed to be a photo of you a day but my daughter is way cuter than me.)

Lens: Lucifer VI
Film: Kodot XGrizzled

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The World Around You (116/365)

Inspired by the topic of Photohaus Gallery's upcoming show on Friday January 28th, I took these at work one slow evening for a bit of practice.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Remembering when...

f4.0, 1/125, ISO 1600
Introducing, my watermark!

Monday, January 17, 2011


Lens: Lucifer VI
Film: Alfred Infrared

Mommy's reading list.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Lens: John S
Film: BlacKeys B&W

Late nights writing.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Mila Valentina and Hanna Panda.

Friday, January 14, 2011


We always makes a little time for each other in the morning.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Hanna likes cats and jam. Fer reals.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

As you can see, I've done a whole lot of back-posting. It's been a crazy couple weeks back in Vancouver. We've all been under the weather with a few different seasonal goodies despite our desperate attempts to avoid them. Point being, I got a bit behind on a few things but am really trying to start the New Year off positively! Now that we're all on the mend it's time to clean house and start some projects.

Over the holidays I had the chance to help Syx shoot a wedding for an old friend of his. What an amazing experience, both photographically and personally. There's a great energy in a room filled with that much love. And on the photographic side, Syx took some rad creative shots and go real creative with lighting and it was nice to be able to observe and learn.

I can actually feel myself slowly becoming a photo geek. All of a sudden my eyes aren't glazing over when the boys are talking gear or lightroom.

We stayed in Niagara Falls after for a few nights and got a chance to hang out with our friends Holly and Eric which also turned into a great impromptu lesson. Syx ended up shooting Eric in his attic workspace and I helped! We got creative, and the shots turned out great!

I'm hoping all these lessons help fuel my own creativity this year. I really feel like I have this itch I need to scratch.