Events

Forging deeper bonds with Wildflower Retreats

I want to share more images from Wildflower Retreats mother and daughter workshops, that have been held recently around Vancouver. It has been such a pleasure having an opportunity to work with Carmen from Wildflower Retreats on her latest workshops for Mothers and Daughters. We first worked together in March this year on an adult Mother & Daughter afternoon which you can see more of at this blog post. Each time I am present at these Read more…

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Events

Diving into you, with YUOLOGY

In April I joined Tonia Mattu, creator of YUOLOGY and YuSchool, to photograph her master class workshop session held at L’Atelier Coworking space in Gastown. My name is Tonia and I’m the founder of YUOLOGY, the study of you. I believe that people are the most successful once they know who they are, and I’ve come up with a framework to help them gain confidence and clarity in the process – called YuSchool. Now that I Read more…

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Events

Self care for educators with Awaken Wellbeing

In April I traveled for the first time to Victoria on Vancouver Island, to document a workshop specifically targeted towards self care for workers within the education system. I worked with facilitator Lisa Baylis and asked her a few questions about Awaken Wellbeing, why she was inspired to start offering these workshops, and why self-care is so important for educators. My name is Lisa Baylis. I am a wellbeing and resiliency mentor as well as Read more…

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Events

Better Life Bootcamp

I connected with Tiffany at a Women in Male Dominated Industries (WIMDI) event late in 2017, and we recently worked together on a workshop she held in Vancouver – Better Life Bootcamp. I wanted to share with you a bit more about Tiffany and why she is so passionate about fostering self care and a well rounded life for young professional people. I was born with an innate wanderlust. Most people say I inherited from Read more…

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Portraiture

Portraits with Mum for Mother's Day

When was the last time you were photographed with your Mum or daughter? Is it something you have always thought about doing, but life has got in the way or you just haven’t got around to it? I really love taking photos of adult mothers and daughters – their relationship dynamic shifts so dramatically, but there are still moments of tenderness between them that reflects a time where the bond was focussed more on nurturing. Read more…

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Events

Wildflower Retreats – The Beauty of the Bond

I had the pleasure of photographing Carmen from Wildflower Retreats at her recent Vancouver workshop for mothers and daughters – Beauty of the Bond. It was an afternoon full of light, love and connection. To find out more about Carmen and her workshops, scroll to the bottom of this post. I asked Carmen to share a little bit about what drove her to work specifically with mothers and daughters.​ I’m a natural born explorer with Read more…

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Portraiture

Birthday self portraits 2018

If you have been following along for a while, you are probably aware that each year just before my birthday, I shoot a new set of self portraits. This year I got to shoot them in the new co-op studio I just moved into on Columbia and 3rd – stupidly close to some craft breweries (coincidence??) This year I wanted to not overly edit my images, something I had been guilty of in the first Read more…

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Portraiture

Kiwi expats come together

Whenever I move to a new city, I join the kiwi expat group so that I can have some connection to a bit of home. It wasn’t so much of an issue in Canberra or Melbourne, since there are so many kiwis living in Australia I usually would end up working with or knowing few in my social circles. After moving to Canada, there were significantly fewer kiwis just floating around since it is a Read more…

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Portraiture

Working with an Aussie actress – Antipodeans unite!

Annabel is personality plus if you can’t already tell from the photos! She has a super quirky sense of style and I loved seeing all the outfit options she brought to the session we had. There was even a full head to toe Spice Girls outfit option – check out what was brought along on Annabel’s IG photo Annabel is an actress from Perth in Western Australia now living in beautiful Vancouver. It was such Read more…

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Portraiture

Why I chose portrait photography

I am a member of quite a few networking groups geared towards women, or women in creative fields around Vancouver. At these groups, you are often asked to pitch about your business, and express your “why”. I am not always the most social butterfly, or like being vulnerable in front of people I don’t know well, which is why some group members have mentioned that it’s interesting to see me talk about my business so Read more…

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