Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I've moved!

Hey everyone!!! I have some super exciting news for you all! 
My blog has moved to just in time for my Creative Odyssey post. 

So head on over to my new "home" to read my creative goals for 2011. 

Please update your bookmarks to my new address. I look forward to seeing you there! 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hey lovely readers!!!

I will be back better than ever soon!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Catching up!

We started working on our New York City photo slideshow today

Lazy photo...

I talked to my sister and niece on skype for a couple hours tonight! :) 
Gosh I miss them!!!

Coin bank I found at a thrift shop

Beautiful Sky

{All images are Personal Photographs}

Friday, September 17, 2010

Why yes, I really do eat candy out of a fancy cup...


...and other normal things milk in a wine glass, ketchup in a martini glass, etc.
I am weird like that. But its fun!
{Personal Photograph}

Thursday, September 16, 2010



Belongs to my new shirt! It is super cute and looks lovely with a purple shirt underneath it!
{Personal Photograph}

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Desk Lamp


I got this lovely lamp from Josh for Christmas one year, and just recently made the faux bois shade :) 

{Personal Photograph}

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Almost Autumn...

The view from my balcony.
{Personal Photograph}

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tomb Kings


Just a quick photo of a tiny bit of Josh's warhammer
{Personal Photograph}

Sunday, September 12, 2010


{Personal Photograph}

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Cute owls


I bought these cute little salt and pepper shakers awhile ago. {I don't actually use them for S&P as I never use those spices anyway} So they get more use sitting on my desk being cute! 
I love how the little guy on the left has his own bashful/curious personality! 
{Personal Photograph}

Friday, September 10, 2010

A few things I love...


Photo Processing...

Josh & I went for a little walk to location scout for an upcoming photo shoot I am doing. I found a location, but am worried it might be a high traffic area in the afternoon. So I am going to go either tomorrow or Sunday to look at another location for a more diverse shoot.  
I obviously brought my camera with me to take photos and hope to get my photo of the day while out and about, but I was just not feeling the photography today. {I guess I was just more concerned about location scouting than anything} 

{Personal Photograph}

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I'm Still Learning...


First off...A month ago I started this project!!! {And still going strong!!!}

This photo is of my lovely calendar I bought from Red Velvet Art. Posted is Septembers photo, a classic back to school painting. Even though I have been out of school for quite some time, I am always still learning. Lately it has been to take photos in pure manual setting to get them as best as I can in camera. I have also been learning more with Photoshop and different techniques to make images look the best that they can be. {I think I have improved quite a bit on both fronts!} 

{Personal Photograph}

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Rain on the Window & Bokeh


Ugly Day/Beautiful Night...
I don't know what it is about rainy nights, but I love them. The lights reflecting on the wet pavement, the fresh smell, the sound of water splashing from vehicles driving by...
It's just lovely...
{Personal Photograph}

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Deer & Sunflowers


Just a cute little deer I have.

{Personal Photograph}

Monday, September 6, 2010



I have started a collection of old cameras.  I would love to have a whole shelf full of them one day! 
{Personal Photograph}

Sunday, September 5, 2010



Found a few pinecones on the way home yesterday, thought it would be neat to photograph them...
{Personal Photograph}

Saturday, September 4, 2010



I woke up crazy early for some random reason, took this photo of the gorgeous sky and went back to sleep!

{Personal Photograph}

Friday, September 3, 2010



Just some apples, nothing too special... 

{Personal Photograph}

10 Things I Love...Movie Edition

Here are a some of my favourite movies

Romeo & Juliet


Moulin Rouge


Nightmare Before Christmas


Across The Universe

Phantom of the Opera

PS I Love You


All images are sourced from weheartit

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Corpse Bride


I know I have taken a photo of her before, but I like the composition of this one better! 
I think it adds emotion to the photo...

{Personal Photograph}

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Lately, I have been torn between two hobby business ventures, and one of my goals before I turn 25 was to figure out what it was going to be. {I thought about it since I wrote that goal down, and was one sided for a bit, then split, and back and forth for...well, daily for about 10 months} Then the other day, it hit me. What my TRUE passion is and what I want to do as a side business and one day expand into a full time adventure. {PS It is Photography if you were wondering! And the other one was a crafty business.} At one point I thought about doing both at the same time, but because I put 110% in anything I do, I didn't want to compromise one over the other at any given time. I want to be there for the people I photograph. Get to know them, and deliver extraordinary photographs for them and their families to cherish for beyond a lifetime. 

Nearly a month ago, I started my 365 Days in Photos project, and some days are tougher than others. But I think it is going along well. I am learning more playing around with my camera everyday and learning new things in post processing. {Like simple things to make your image stand out better-like dodge/burn, and using the RAW editor more.} Which leads me to a good opportunity to vow to never shoot in .jpg again! Which I did for a good portion of my New York City photographs. {Oops!} PS I will post those once I get through editing them {There are 1700! But of course, not all are going to make the cut...maybe 500 or so. I took a lot of multiples and potential panoramas.} 

I am super excited for a Autumn photoshoot project I am working on. It is just a concept I have had for a while. I have 5 wonderful ladies modelling for me, who responded ever so quickly-which was awesome to see people excited {and honoured} to work with me in creating my ideas. {I am honoured to be working with them!!!} I have to do some location scouting for the perfect place and find some cool stuff for the shoot! Then we just have to wait for the lovely leaves to turn Autumn colors. I am also planning on having these types of photoshoots every season. Something with a few models and a concept behind them. And a bit fashion editorial like. {I already have the upcoming Winter, Spring and Summer ones planned out-I am such a dork!} Then, have some smaller one on one concept shoots and of course, hired work shooting portraits, families, etc. {Which I just got an email of something pretty darn exciting for me for next summer! I can't wait for that special day!} 

I chose today, September 1st as the day to embark on my new journey {even though I have slowly been getting to it for the past year} now it is going to be serious business {while of course still having fun and having the best time of my life} The reason I chose today is because for one, why wait until January 1st to start new goals and dreams? Goals and dreams can be created at anytime of the year. {I feel that day to be so cliche for starting a goal.} And you will probably complete the goal if you start it at another date, when you are ready for it. Without pressure. {I started my 365 Days of Photos project twice on January 1st-and failed. So I restarted it on August 9th-our Anniversary. Third time is a charm, right?! I also have started to create new goals and dreams to be completed before my next birthday-this year was 24 before 25...}

I will also be changing my blog up a bit, so that is why there will be less posted for a little while. {I will still post my 365 Days of Photos everyday} I just have to finalize my new blogging content and schedule. Which won't be as frequent as it used to be, because I will be simultaneously blogging on my photo blog as well.  

Well, I think that was long enough! Thank you ever so much for reading through it and being interested in my new journey. I hope it takes off well!

Take care!
Love you all! xoxo



Bought for tomorrows dinner, but I had to take photos of them first! 

{Personal Photograph}

Tuesday, August 31, 2010



I went location scouting for an upcoming photoshoot tonight, and this cross looked kind of neat.

{Personal Photograph}

Monday, August 30, 2010

Soot Sprite & Lei


I bought the cute little Soot Sprite YEARS ago and the Lei are from our wedding shower 
{Yes, I did go with the ever so cliche tropical themed shower. However, it wasn't ridiculously tacky if that counts!} I have these hanging off my lamp in my studio area.

{Personal Photograph}

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Inspirational Sunday

Just a bunch of inspiring quotes in one! 

Owl Necklaces


I have wanted to do this photo for quite awhile. So I FINALLY did it and LOVE how it turned out!!! The bokeh definitely add softness to it.

{Personal Photograph}

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Studio Peeks...

Today I wasn't feeling so well, so I decided not to work on any crafts that I had planned on doing. 
{Just incase I messed up!}

So instead, I played around in Photoshop with a photograph from my New York City trip to create a tilt-shift effect. 

Here are the before and after images

{Both images are personal photographs}



I looked out and saw this rainbow :)

{Personal Photograph}

Friday, August 27, 2010

Bowl Detail


Detailing of a bowl I got from my Parents. I just adore it!!!
 I can't wait until I get my dining room decorated like a cute little coffee shop! It will be the perfect fit!
{Personal Photograph}

10 Things I Love...

I had a smore for the first time ever last weekend-yum!
And now that I am away from a campfire, I shall make them in my microwave...haha!

Board Game Nights
And staying up until all hours of the night to play them.
I just started playing Settlers of Catan and really like that game too. 
{Risk is my all time favourite-but my heart is still for the old school version with the wooden blocks-which I hope to get my hands on a copy of}
{Personal Photograph}

We hardly ever see stars in the city at night. But going back home for the weekend is the perfect fix of the beautiful night sky. {It gets completely dark and quiet, it is so peaceful}

Particularly this one with the little floating house. So cute!!!

Rookie Blue
I love this show!!! And it is pretty awesome that I know a Rookie!
You are going to go far!

Hot Air Balloons
Instant smile when I see one! Sometimes if I am lucky, I will see one in the morning on my way to work. 
I really want to go on a ride one day!

Northern Lights
This was the first time I have ever seen Northern Lights in the City
{Personal Photograph}

Vegetarian Sushi {And Starbucks Frappuccinos}
It is my all time favourite photo-editing dinner
{Personal Photograph}

Bubble Tea
So delicious! Mango Peach Tea with tapioca or Raspberry Milky Tea with tapioca are my favorites
{But then again, I really haven't tried any others either...}

The Swell Season
Beautiful music!!!