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  • Do you desire a life where you know and live your inner purpose? That instead of floating through life you know exactly what your true desires are and living to your fullest potential? Do you feel like what you are longing for is just hidden under the surface and once you discover it there will be no holding you back?

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Woah, sorry for the hiatus; totally didn’t intend on doing that!  I guess getting married makes you have ‘wedding brain’ and you’re completely consumed with making sure everything is settled and ready to go, which I had the task of doing.

Our wedding was fantastic, which I hope to write about soon.  But at the moment I’m catching up with reality (read: getting my head out of honeymoon land), editing photos, and putting our house together.  I have a family session in the works as well as a maternity session, so stay tuned.

A post isn’t actually a post without a photo so I’ll leave you with this photo.  We took this when I opened up the box to my nex lens the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM.  To say we like it would be an understatement, adore is more like it.  Before we jumped on a plane to Karpathos, Greece we stayed one night with our friends in Seattle. Their guest room is one of my favorite rooms ever and this is the chandelier they took from their living room and put into their guest room for us all to admire.

  • July 8, 2009 - 6:56 PM

    Abi - ohhhhhh love the pic! And wait til you really really shoot with that lens! Its a dream come true!!ReplyCancel

  • July 8, 2009 - 8:26 PM

    Karen Roeck - Glad to hear you’re back! Hope you had a fabulous time and can’t wait to see our photos :) ReplyCancel

  • July 9, 2009 - 6:50 AM

    lulliloo - your wedding pics are breathtaking, jamie did such a good job! hope you had a blast, please don’t rush reality, instead enjoy the brevity of every moment as it really does go by so fast…be a bride. be a newlywed. be his. you’ll not regret it~ReplyCancel

This past weekend I was out of town in Peachland, BC enjoying some R&R with my ladies for my upcoming wedding.  We stayed up late eating veggies and candies, sipping vino, and talking about love and relationships.  The weekend was full of poolside sunbathing, laughter, and a lot of partying.

My ladies are wonderful, absolutely wonderful!  Usually for a stagette they dress their bride up in white and a very ugly fugly veil.  Not my ladies….they were mourning my single life.

Little black short-shorts, red hot shoes, a black birdcage veil, and bright red lipstick was my outfit for the evening.

Thank you Natisha for taking the awesome photos!

Less than 2 weeks and I’ll be dressed in White instead of Black!

  • June 8, 2009 - 3:56 PM

    Lindsay Thompson - Looks like you had a lot of fun. Looking forward to the wedding pics. Good Luck with everything!!ReplyCancel

  • June 12, 2009 - 5:45 PM

    lulliloo - you look vampish…in a good way:)
    can’t wait to hear more wedding details~ReplyCancel

Remembering: I used to work with this youth pastor who used to tell us of his days selling alarm systems.  He told us he got used to hearing the word no when he approached people about the alarm system because he knew, one out of the 10 nos there had to be a yes.  Well today I attest to that.  I sent out 10 marketing emails telling some friends about family portraits, and one came back!

Combining Names: Tomkat, Bennifer, Bragalina, or even Speidi from “The Hills“.  I used to laugh at the thought of people combining their names.  *Cough* I take it all back.  Today while I was going through some youtube videos I saw the combined names of a TV couple and thought “how funny and cute, I want one!”.  Wait!  I do have one!! It’s called Adley!  Adam + Lesley = Adley!  Apparently we’re a super couple now!

Reading:  I’m really enjoying the library lately and decided to dig deep and find some interesting subjects to read.  I picked up a book titled “Portrait Photography”.  Wow, is this book old!  Soft focus, glowing edges, hardly any crispness at all!  It’s amazing what is mainstream and what trends come and go.

Listening: I used to be a music junkie.  I would spend hours at a time researching new and up and coming artists and then play their music non stop.  Once I started working in an office that didn’t really allow me to listen to my music I slowly fell away from it, but now that I’m searching for music for our wedding, I’m loving youtube!  I’m currently listening to these two songs over and over.

Sound: Spring Rain!  Can’t get any better then that.  Actually maybe spring rain mixed with freshly cut grass….but ya know.

Little Things: My wooden elephant.  I have a collection of elephants, but this is the only one that has made it with me to my new place.  Eventually, one day, the rest will come with me.

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  • May 13, 2009 - 4:08 PM

    Jamie Delaine - Um, I just realized that Adley is Adam+Lesley combined. Just now. I was wondering where it came from!ReplyCancel

  • May 13, 2009 - 10:08 PM

    brenda - the name of your studio is really cute. i listened to the second youtube song–the one witht the little boy and lion–and i really liked the way it sounded. i’m always wanting to hear new music but there’s never enough time to search for it!ReplyCancel

  • May 21, 2009 - 5:16 PM

    Abi - Hey Lesley! So exciting that your getting married in a month!!! Where is it? Is Shyla doing the pictures?? Ahhhh so fun! I want all the details!


This new life that I’ve recently been living has allowed my eyes to open to the beauty that surrounds me.  I’ve always known it was there, but experiencing it and seeing it in my mind are 2 different things.  At the end of the week a very good friend of mine called me up and let me know he was going to be in town for the afternoon.  So we gathered up our cameras and headed out into my neighbourhood – Gastown.

I was determined to find some interesting/artistic shots since I tend to enjoy taking photos of people more.  Something I realized this weekend though – I *love* detail shots.  There is something about creating such emotion with a few little details that I get all excited about it!

We made our way to the New Convention Centre and whatever comment I might have made to him before we reached it (something along the lines of….”I don’t like it”) I immediately took back once I saw this beautiful location.  I’m swooning over this!

  • May 12, 2009 - 10:34 AM

    Robert J. Trenske - I love these city details. I have always wanted to go to Vancouver but haven’t had the chance yet. Nice job on these.ReplyCancel

  • May 16, 2009 - 9:11 AM

    Kara May - Very cool shots – love the spiral staircase. All of these are ‘to die for’ locations!!ReplyCancel

I just got back from my first visit to a public library in I swear…10 years; I had to sign up for a card and everything!  It is not that I didn’t want to go to the library over the past 10 years, it’s just….well….I was delinquent on returning some books back in high school that resulted in some…fines and now they won’t let me take out any more books – at the particular city.  Now I’m in a new city…muahahahaha. :)  Anyway, I had a mission and I went to the library to accomplish it.  Completely forgetting that there are computers now where you can enter in the title of the book you are looking for I just asked the front desk where the business section was.

“4th floor”.

So up I went.  2 escalator rides later I found myself on the 4th floor surrounded by rows upon rows of books.  If it wasn’t for the odd man sitting at a table laughing at my overwhelmed face, I’m sure I would have stood there longer trying to find my bearings.  But since he was chuckling at me, I charged right ahead into the sea of books.

I weaved in and out finding myself more and more confused until I saw a sign that said “Small Business”.  I almost put up my hand and screamed “That’s me!!”.  But don’t worry, I contained myself.  I turned the corner into the section and came face to face with an overwhelming amount of small business books.  I had no idea where to begin.  I knew the book I was looking for was already checked out, but I was here to get some more inspiration and information.  Where does one start when faced with more than enough opportunities?  Do what anyone will do who is attracted to things visually – look for the best title, some colour, and some good typeography.

Note: No I’m not planning on getting rich, it’s the front of the book (fishes!) and the content of the book that attracted me.