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The 411

I sat here imagining what it is that I wanted to portray to those of you who happen to stop by and ponder who I am.

I sat for a pretty long time.

I considered, maybe, that I should start with a cliche quote, such as 'pictures are worth a thousand words'. But I didn't want to sell out on a simple quote like that.

So I sat and pondered some more.

And really, the one thing that I can say about who I am is a photographer, is this:

"Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness" Psalm 115:1

I have been blessed with a passion and a gift, and I seek it out everyday for a purpose greater than my own. I find joy in capturing the true personalities of my clients, because I desire to pursue my passion with integrity.

So, I could sit here and tell you a story about pictures being worth a thousand words, a million words, maybe even an infinite amount of words. But not one of those words would speak truth to who I am or what I do.

So, instead, I give you me. What I do and why I do it; to the core. 

Honesty is the best policy, right? (Ok, one cheesy quote is acceptable).




 

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Christina & Renan: Married! Richmond Wedding Photographer

ShareChristina and Renan are two very incredible people. Renan has the ability to make anyone smile, anytime. He is full of life and laughter yet has a sweet and sensitive side (especially when it comes to his wife and his madre). Christina is a woman who is beautiful inside and out and loves people fully,...

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Prosper.

Share“We have this treasure from God, but we are like clay jars that hold the treasure. This shows that the great power is from God, not from us.”
2 Corinthians 4:7

I sat down today in Wendel’s Café in Fort Langley, BC, patiently waiting for my coffee date to arrive. I had the privilege of...

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harvest.

ShareToday the fiance and I went exploring for some inspiring scenery. I’ve driven over the Pitt River bridge twice a day for a few months now and I always find the view breathtaking! We journeyed through some back roads, past many fields empty from the harvest, to find the perfect spot to walk and take...

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To my clients.

ShareTonight I sat in a coffee shop with some fantastic new clients of mine when a realization hit me- I have literally been blessed with some of the most incredible clients in the world. LITERALLY.
When you spend 10+ hours photographing someone’s most INTIMATE moments, you really get to see the heart and soul of a...

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Fall.

ShareThis weekend I went home (I didn’t get to have turkey with my family last weekend) and enjoyed the crisp fall Alberta weather with my family. My brother, sister-in-law and I are all photographers, so we went out yesterday for a little photo session and walk around a river near our home. Here are a...

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Now it’s my turn to be a wife!

ShareDear friends, family, and blog-a-licious followers,
As of July 10th, at around 3:15pm, I am now a fiancee! That’s right, the handsome young man you’ve been seeing pictures of me with for the past year and seven months has asked me to be his wife. And of course, I said YES.
I know many of you are...

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Cassius Clay.

ShareToday, I ventured into Langley to take some portraits of my cousin’s new puppy: Cassius Clay. He is such a beautiful mix of breeds: He’s a Karelian Bear Dog mixed with a black lab/husky. Adorable.

The dangers of my profession….

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june breaks the spell.

ShareGUYS. TODAY THE SUN IS SHINING. AND IT’S 24 DEGREES! Bring out the bikini’s and sunglasses. Summer is finally here. Thanks June, for breaking the terrible rainy spell we’ve been suffering. I like you A LOT right now.
I have had the perfect day so far. Here is what it has consisted of:

Now, back...

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Langley Portraits: ABC’s of Teaching

ShareToday was the first of many fundraiser shoots for The Busted String Family and their trip to Zambia!
I was given the privilege of photographing four Trinity grads who are just completing their B.Ed program and are finishing up their time as student teachers. As a result, we styled the shoot after the profession that they...

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heart of the matter.

Share“Still I’d rather be working at something, than praying for the rain
So I wander on, till someone else is saved”
We Don’t Eat – James Vincent McMorrow
I suppose this post is the innocent outcome of procrastination and frustration meeting together and creating a love child- me. But sometimes posts like these just need to occur. I...

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