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:: Welcome to my journey.. Through the lens of my camera. The visual storytelling of events, moments, and special days.I savour every moment, and hope to inspire you to do the same. ::

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A clean start, a clean car!

I had a great time taking the photos for Keener’s Mobile Car Wash with General Manager, Andrew Bryson and crew.  They come to your door, steam clean your car, and are available for online booking.  Not only that..  They are a Social Enterprise, so at the end of a long car washing day, every net dollar goes to support programs for homeless youth.  Seriously!

Check them out here, www.keenerscarwash.ca

Or on Facebook and of course Twitter.

Check out some pictures from our steamy day!

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Canoe Hideaway

A little cover was needed on our camping trip to Manning Provincial Park!  Sometimes the moments that go wrong, end up as the very best memories..  You know what I mean?

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A Little School in the South of France

I took a little trip to Italy and France, and this one room schoolhouse was one of my favorite days.  Thus it is my first blog post about my trip!  

Noah and I were invited to join the class for thier English lesson and to take pictures.  We were not to speak any French so the class could practice their English skills on us!  We answered questions such as, “Do you like chocolate?”, “Do you have a cat?”, “Do you like banana?”.  It was an absolutely magical afternoon, which so many laughs and it was absolutely delightful to hang with these lovely students.

And yes, it is a stone schoolhouse in the French countryside, they do wear the cutest frocks, they share little wooden desks, and thier excersizes are done on slates with chalk!

A big thank you to Stephanie for bringing us in, the students who made us laugh and to the parents for their permission to share these pictures.

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Jenna + Brandon.. For LOVE and Haiku!

I had the privelege of being a part of the wedding of Jenna & Brandon McKay.  It was an elegant affair, full of good friends, spontaneous musical numbers, all things recycled, homemade potterey, old wooden clothes pins, cabbage bouquets, corn on the cob, lots of pie and lots of LOVE.

Noah and I each have a superpower.  His superpower is writing Haiku’s.  His superpower was very useful as he MC’d..  And he allowed me to share his poetry along with the photos below.

Enjoy and celebrate with us, the LOVE of Jenna, Brandon and all who came to bless them on their special day.

Enjoy each moment captured in picture..  And Haiku.

All Haiku’s by Noah Brunn.

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Oh slow Highway One

You make this nearby garden

A destination wedding

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Brendan and Jenna

After today, those two names

Have a ring to them

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Great honored couple

Fill us with celebration

And wedding meat sweats

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Capacity reached

No room at the inn for you

Lonely dinner roll

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One of these great lines

Is from another Haiku

I won’t say which one

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Stomach a flutter

Huge buffet then dancing

Tummy like bingo balls

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She’s ready for a kiss

And licks her icing covered lips

Now that’s baited breath

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Rasberry radius

Pastry circumference

Pie r ready

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Lower the lights

The orchestra is done tuning

Bedroom symphony

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Hold your hand skyward

Patience for your true virtue

Black bird fly to me

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Parents of the pair

New families swap old stories

Laughter dowry

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Sarry eyed lovers

Hold hands with matching freckles

New consellation

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Scented daytime soaps

Warm showers at odd hours

Where did the day go

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Roll down the windows

Wind blows open the roadmap

And reveals new paths

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Fuzzy Facebook!

How can I resist the request for a new Facebook profile picture?  Especially when this fuzzy hat is involved.  Carl looks quite splendid in the Calgary sun, if I do say so myself.  :)

Autumn Transit

Early one Sunday morning in September, was riding the skytrain and wandering a park in Coquitlam.  Something about the dew, and leaves and golden letters made me want to bring out my camera!

Pike Place + Chocolate <3

Noah and I spent a fabulous weekend in Seattle.  Sipping chocolate from Chocolate Box, my lovely cousins Mandy, Arden and Charlie, a great little suite from a local through airbnb and a George Nelson exibit at the Bellevue Arts Museum. 

I can’t wait to go back.  :)

Treats away! Amy's Buns

I have a new roommate, and she is going to The Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts..for baking!  Oh my stars.  It’s only her 3rd day, and already our house is full of bread buns, chocolate chip cookies, rice crispy’s, hay stack cookies, and who knows what other delish morsel will come through our door next!  There goes my diet.  :)

She walked in with these buns after her first day of school, and I just had to take a few pictures.  To see her other work and transition to the metropolis of Vancouver, you can check out her blog, Sweet Moments.

Stephanie + John = 1 week to go!

Stephanie & John are getting married in 10 sleeps!  A year ago, I was able to shoot their love, and capture a few precious moments with Nathan in a little park, under a tree, in Calgary. 

I can’t wait for your big day Stephanie & John!  To start us off on this blog posting…a poem by another John written just over 400 years ago. May your love be without reason and I hope you dote on each other ever.

Love not me for comely grace …
By John Wilbye

Love not me for comely grace,
For my pleasing eye or face;
Nor for any outward part,
No, nor for my constant heart:
For those may fail or turn to ill,
So thou and I shall sever.
Keep therefore a true woman’s eye,
And love me still, but know not why;
So hast thou the same reason still
To doat upon me ever.

Up first, Nathan and his daddy.

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Ice Cream Party!

A spontaneous Labour Day garden party was a perfect way to eat ice cream, bring together friends and share toppings! Island Farms Vanilla and Moose Tracks.  Oh my stars. 

The rules..

Bring $2 to pitch in for ice cream.  The ice cream was destined for a wedding..  But forgotten!  So we thought we’d help out the honeymooning couple by eating some..  And giving them toonies in exchange!

Wear white!  Apparently that is the traditional Labour Day thing.  No more white shorts in the fall season!

Bring a topping..  Baileys, fresh strawberry jam, mint and blueberries picked for the event, peaches, plums, chocolate sauce, blackberry liqueur, sprinkles and cranberries!

Warning:  You may need crave ice creamy goodness after checking out this post.  Enjoy!

I believe that below is the universal symbol for, “This is my 3rd ice cream sundae today!”.  Good work Noah.