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  • 18th annual east side culture crawl!

    11.18.14

    for the first time ever,
    i am participating in vancouver’s annual east side culture crawl!

    come visit me, november 20-23:
    1895 powell st, suite 3a
    thurs & fri: 5 – 10pm
    sat & sun: 11am – 6pm

    i will be showing & selling some of my food photography on canvas, fine art prints, and postcards.

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    i am also hosting a fun little contest/activity in the studio,

    details below:

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    here are some other east side culture crawl stops that i recommend:
    my sister Andrea Armstrong http://culturecrawl.ca/artists/andreaarmstrong (her studio is next door to mine!)
    Robbie Vergara – Screenprinter - http://culturecrawl.ca/artists/robbievergara
    Nathalie – Painter - http://culturecrawl.ca/artists/nathalie-denise
    Robyn Williams – Pottery maker- http://culturecrawl.ca/artists/willowcraft
    Union Gospel Mission - http://culturecrawl.ca/artists/uniongospelmission

     

    turning 4 at maplewood farm | vancouver birthday party photography

    09.11.14

    i love birthday parties.
    my birthday is in the winter, so i never get to have a fun (& warm) outdoor party for my birthday.
    this summer i got to attend (& photograph) a cute outdoor party.
    little averi’s 4th birthday party took place at maplewood farm in north vancouver,
    and was an animal-themed, packed-full-of-fun party.
    her mom put so much attention into the beautiful details,
    and even hand-made all the animal masks for the kids!

    to start off the party, each attendee got an ice-cube tray of compartmentalized healthy snacks,
    followed by pizza, and fresh lemonade.
    the little ones then got to go feed the bunnies & pet the baby goats, as well as go on pony rides.
    and to top the day off – cake, of course!
    the gorgeous (and super delicious) cake was made by tracy thorn of cake conspiracy.

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    family photo fun at lion’s park in port coquitlam

    08.06.14

    what a beautiful thing,
    to watch a family grow.

    i’ve had the privilege of photographing this family since they were just expecting their first,
    and now they have two gorgeous (and rambunctious) kids that make the sessions more interesting as time goes on.
    not to mention, i love the hugs i get from little arms at the end, making me the happiest person alive.

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    maternity photo from 2010

    we had a fun day playing at the park, running through the woods, throwing rocks in the river, and fishing.
    (i fully recommend family activities like this during a photo session!)

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    earnest ice cream | behind the scenes

    08.04.14

    i’ve loved earnest ice cream ever since i discovered them when they just started out a couple  years ago.
    back in the day, they were doing production at a kitchen just around the corner from my house
    (which is now burned down, so sad!)
    so it was ever-so-convenient to get my ice cream fix.
    now they are a little ways off over at fraser & 24th,
    where they have constant line ups during the weekend when they are open.

    back in march, i took photos of earnest ice cream’s staff meeting & a bit of their production process
    for an edible vancouver article with writer charlene dy.
    the article, also featuring vancouver’s rain or shine, was in the june/july summer issue.

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    below are a few photos that didn’t make it in the magazine,
    but give a little glimpse into the taste-testing & development of new ice cream recipes at earnest.
    (you can see older photos i took of them for an article i wrote for the dirty apron blog back in 2012: here)

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    bamboo laser-cut commissioned piece by local artist rachael ashe.

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    co-founders ben ernst & erica bernardi

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    a birthday at the beach

    07.14.14

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    feels like just a few days ago,
    but back in may my sister had a birthday,
    and we spent the day celebrating in the best way.

    first, a stop at beaucoup bakery for a coffee & pain au chocolat
    then, the beach for a picnic & some relaxation times.
    it wasn’t exactly a beach day; it was overcast and kind of cool.
    but that also meant the beach wasn’t crowded.

    we ate sandwiches, mangosteen, chocolate, homemade iced tea.
    we picked flowers.
    we drew drawings.

    after our beach day,
    we went to chambar (not pictured below, i didn’t bring my camera)
    with the brother & my husband for some mussels & all-around indulgence.
    it was grand.

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    sneak peek | birthday party photography

    07.07.14

    did you know i love to photograph birthday parties?
    especially really cute & fun ones,
    like this 4 year old birthday party at maplewood farm last weekend.
    it involved balloons, cake, homemade masks, pony rides, and cute little goats to pet – how much cuter can a birthday party get?

    more to come from this party, i assure!

    (also: the cute & delicious cake was from cake conspiracy)

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    in the neighbourhood: found on walks

    06.12.14

    walking in my neighbourhood more,
    bringing my camera when i feel like it,
    and trying to stop and take more photos.
    if you’ve ever been walking with me, you’ll often find me not paying attention,
    because i am distracted by the ‘beautiful light’ over there,
    thinking to myself, ‘damn that would make a gorgeous spot for portraits!’

    (subnote: i never thought i’d ever post so many photos of flowers.
    not usually my thing.
    but seriously vancouver, you have outdone yourself this year with gorgeous florals!)

    here is a bit of what i’ve been seeing these last couple weeks out and about:

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    baby maeve | a vancouver family lifestyle session

    06.07.14

    i’ve known aaron & caitlin for quite some time.
    we knew each other back when we all lived in manitoba,
    but really got to know them  well these last few years in vancouver.

    aaron is a cinematic animator and narrative designer,
    and caitlin is a talented communication designer with a background in photography,
    (she recently graduated from emily carr, with awards,
    the same year she gave birth to baby maeve)
    - she is a powerhouse.

    together, they made a cute baby.

    our session was a lot of fun.
    we took a lot of natural photos in their home,
    (taking breaks for feeding & diaper-changing)
    and had tea & snacks before we headed out to english bay to take a few family portraits.

    here is what our day looked like:

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    food photography workshop with ashley & gabe | recap

    06.05.14

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    back in february,
    i attended a weekend workshop in seattle.
    food photography with ashley & gabe, from not without salt.

    i’ve loved ashley’s blog for years,
    her chocolate chip cookie recipe is my go-to,
    and i adore her food photos, her work-life balance, and her approach to life.

    so when i was gifted this workshop from my parents for christmas,
    i was ecstatic!

    the workshop itself was held in aran goyoaga (better known as cannelle et vanille)’s studio in seattle
    - an amazing light-filled space where we took lots & lots of photos & ate delicious food!

    while a lot of the camera basics we learned were old news for me,
    i discovered a few new tricks,
    and learned to be more confident in my own skills.
    i also now know how to make editing presets in lightroom,
    which is an amazing time-saver in my workflow!
    but the best part of the workshop (or any workshop, really) was the people i met!
    some from the vancouver area, even, like sandra over at raincoast creative salon,
    and erin, who manages a cookery over on quadra island.

    here are some shots i took at the workshop:


    day one: testing skills, experimenting with light, positioning, angle, props, textures, lunch & dessert

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    baby maeve: sneak peek

    05.29.14

    baby maeve is one cute little girl.
    even though she cried and spit up for a substantial portion of our session (she is a baby after all),
    she managed to make the cutest photos,
    even cracking a semi-smile for me once or twice.

    i can’t wait to finish editing them & share more of her little face & adorable blue eyes!

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    take me back to the top!