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Holy crap, my body is changing!

On my thirtieth birthday (yes, I turned thirty this year) I slowly raised myself from the warmth of my duvet and turned on the shower to begin my morning ritual. I undressed from my winter sleepwear and while the shower began to fill the room with steam I looked at myself in the mirror and…

  • CarinaMay 17, 2012 - 3:11 PM

    No matter the change of your body, you look like a stunning 30’er 🙂
    And I must say, the 30’s feel like the best years, so it’s another new beginning for you 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cathy EmpeyMay 17, 2012 - 9:41 PM

    I love this Leslie!!! I am celebrating right along with you in my 40th year!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise (Modern Love Photography)May 17, 2012 - 11:24 PM

    I am going to print this and read it daily!ReplyCancel

Early Christmas

This year’s Christmas was like no other; it was full of emotions and many happy moments! The week of Christmas I wasn’t sure if Mister would be home for Christmas, as he got stuck at the Heathrow Airport due to crazy weather conditions. But he surprised me with an early morning text the day after…

  • Chelsea BanwellJanuary 5, 2011 - 1:26 PM

    Congratulations hun! That is really exciting! Best of luck!!!!!

  • Lindsay ThompsonJanuary 5, 2011 - 1:28 PM

    So exciting! What job was found? Any idea where you’ll be living ~ have you found an apt or will you start looking when you arrive?

  • NickJanuary 5, 2011 - 1:47 PM

    Congrats Lesley! That’s so cool!!

  • Rebecca SehnJanuary 5, 2011 - 1:55 PM

    My family is from Holland – you are going to LOVE it there. Make sure to check out Friesland too – so beautiful!

  • MikaelaJanuary 5, 2011 - 2:00 PM

    what an adventure ahead for you guys! best wishes! can’t wait to see photos 🙂

  • AlannaJanuary 5, 2011 - 2:38 PM

    So thrilled for you guys 🙂 What an incredible opportunity! I sure will miss you though!!

  • NikiJanuary 5, 2011 - 3:52 PM

    Oh you lucky girl!! I’m so happy for you and a bit envious too! well maybe more then a bit 🙂
    I LOVE Europe so much.. and being born in Croatia & living there until almost 9, that whole culture is in my blood. I would take any opportunity to go there if I could. You will have the time of your life – congratulations to both of you. What an amazing opportunity! You must go down to CRO sometime – to the coast.. Split area. You will love it.. and the best part? you can drive to wherever you want! lucky lucky girl!

How wonderful you are

I’ve been asked quite a bit recently why I don’t photograph weddings, and at first I didn’t know how to respond, but now with no hesitation I know why. I don’t want to shoot them. I used to feel really awkward saying that, almost like I wasn’t an actual photographer because I chose portraiture over…

  • jamie delaineJune 8, 2010 - 4:17 PM

    WORD! 🙂

  • LindsayJune 8, 2010 - 4:18 PM

    Love it! Almost didn’t recognize you 😉

  • NikiJune 9, 2010 - 5:11 AM

    Thank you so much Lesley!! Just the inspiration I need for our session next month!! cause I am nervous 🙂 PS. You look FABULOUS!

  • RebeccaJune 9, 2010 - 9:01 AM

    LOVE. IT.

  • AlannaJune 9, 2010 - 1:06 PM

    beautiful message! thanks for the encouragement!

  • Kim SpearsJune 10, 2010 - 10:12 AM

    You are GORGEOUS !!! What a fantastic image. I loved your words in this post. I think it is awesome that you are following your passion and nothing will stop you from being wildly successful !! 🙂

  • JasonJune 10, 2010 - 1:50 PM

    Way to go Leslie! Great to see that everything is going well! Chat soon!

  • shannon sewellJune 13, 2010 - 7:02 PM

    soooo beautiful 🙂 and i totally agree with your message… 🙂

The bus to Burrard and 5th

Today I met up with an amazing and inspiring woman, Morgaine Owens. I have been following her blog for awhile, but we recently connected on Twitter and we met up so that I could show her samples of Wall Blanksprints (if you’re looking for beautiful printing options, check these people out!!). What at first was…

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  • lilyMay 17, 2013 - 8:22 AM

    Lesley, you are AMAZINGLY talented!!
    I can only read music and until today have failedto learn to play by ear! 🙁ReplyCancel

Inspire to be!

It’s been on my mind for a long time, constantly there…lingering, knocking, persisting, never letting up. I would try and push it aside telling myself that I couldn’t do it, that I’m not smart/knowledgeable/cool/old enough, that I wasn’t the right person. But it was persistent pushing even harder against my heart telling me I should,…

  • MartaApril 9, 2010 - 11:02 AM

    Great idea Lesley! Someone recently told me that there is scientific evidence that women get the same positive chemical reaction going on in their bodies from talking to other women as they do from eating chocolate. Who knew!

  • Melissa MontgomeryApril 12, 2010 - 10:03 AM

    Great idea!! Best of luck in this new adventure, you can do it! Great shots too!! 🙂

  • TracieApril 13, 2010 - 1:06 PM

    Lesley, I am so into your idea, there is nothing better than peer mentoring and encouragement. Also knocking ideas around with different people can really help solidify a tiny thought into a great idea. You can count me in if you are still looking for someone. 😀

  • TracieApril 14, 2010 - 8:24 AM

    Looking forward to it!