life… or something like it.

stone stories

stone stories

there’s nothing i love more than wandering beaches on the pacific northwest and searching for rocks.  there’s such perplexing stories that erupt in my mind when i come across a unique rock.  the layers, the weathering, the color – all these things catch my eye and i’m drawn to pick them up, examine them, and try […]


remembering iceland

remembering iceland

when we flew to holland, we chose to stop over in iceland as a stepping stone on our journey. prepared for myriad types of weather, we packed a bag of cold and wet weather clothes and checked it into a locker at the airport in amsterdam while we enjoyed the warmth of the netherlands.  on our […]


that time, in holland.

that time, in holland.

traveling with kids is no joke.  so much goes into planning and anticipating so that the kids will “be ok” and that we will have “everything they need”.  then it’s all thrown out the window, and whatever will be, will be. that’s what i’ve learned.  just to let go and let life happen.  relinquishing some […]


resurfacing, august 2018

resurfacing, august 2018

hello beautiful online world. it’s been a while.  a long long while. over the past few years i’ve been navigating through a blissful storm of defiance, boundaries, parenting and redefinition.  i’ve been learning from little people and big people alike.  i’ve been taught by colleagues, mentors, friends, babies, children and parents.  i’ve been encouraged to let go, relinquish […]


having fun playing with little people


bun in the oven

bun in the oven

overjoyed to photograph my sister in law and her soon to be baby joy.  right now it’s just a little bun in the oven, but still brings so much joy!  congratulations marijke!


cherry blossoms in vancouver

cherry blossoms in vancouver

it’s that time of the year! actually the cherry blossoms are early this year in vancouver.  it’s been a hustle trying to fit portraits in before they all come and fall so quickly. cherry blossoms in vancouver mark the beginning of spring for me.  it’s the bright beauty that paves the way out of the […]


first days of spring


apple of my eye

apple of my eye

Hello 2016.

Hello 2016.

May the new year bring you many new and exciting adventures…  Enjoy the ride!


Mother’s love, Father’s love

Mother's love, Father's love

The tenderness of a newborn brings out the softest most beautiful sides in us.  We nuzzle with the tips of our noses and cuddle with the utmost tenderness.  It’s beautiful watching mothers and fathers love their new little beings.    


summer sunset

summer sunset

As the fall weather slowly curls it’s cold fingers around us, I see more people buttoning up sweaters they’ve pulled out of the closets and dusting off their closed toed shoes.  For some, it’s a bittersweet time of year, the saying goodbye to the spectacular BC summers.  For those who are braving the changing tides and […]


Life through the eyes of a child

Life through the eyes of a child

“Curousity has its own reason for existing.” ~ Enstien


Love in Bali – Feature on Pacific Weddings Love Notes

Love in Bali - Feature on Pacific Weddings Love Notes

Very grateful for our Bali styled shoot to be featured on Pacific Weddings Love Notes Blog this week!  We were all very excited to have the opportunity to pool our creative resources and produce this shoot.  My very talented cousin, Beverly from Life at Studio B, my good friend Seewah from Uluwatu Surf Villas, and […]


Colors of citrus

Colors of citrus

Some of the Citrus we picked the other day – I got inspired by the colors.  Bright, bold, cheerful!  Just wanted to share.


Family!

Family!

Finally put a family portrait gallery back up on my site.  When I took it off my website two years ago, I had people asking me to put it back up, or questioning why I took it out.  Having a family of my own, now, I understand first hand the importance and joy the images bring – capturing […]


site updated for 2015!

site updated for 2015!

It’s been a while since I’ve updated my site – kind of a daunting task with the plethora of beautiful wedding images that stacked up for me to cull through.  Picking a few images from a few weddings – a tough job, indeed.  But I finally got around to it while the baby slept the […]


my baby is one!

my baby is one!

which means i’ve been a mom for a year… which is crazy to me.  time flies faster than i can explain these days. but it’s all worth it, for the joy that this little life brings surmounts any other. my brother makes fun of me… because all i post is pictures of beau these days. […]


tears and the ocean

tears and the ocean

Love by the Lake

What a fantastic treat to see Dave and Johanna’s gorgeous Whistler wedding on the Pacific Weddings Love Notes Blog this past week.  I just spent a few days with the lovely couple and friends in the warmth of Hawaii, reminiscing about life in university and the wonders of good friendships.  We laughed about a lot of […]


something beautiful to hold on to

something beautiful to hold on to

the best presents have arrived, just in time for the holidays.  always so happy to share the joy my clients experience when they get their goodies!  i can’t wait to hand deliver these and spread some sunshine to a few lucky people on these dreary, rainy vancouver days.  cold, hard, beautiful memories that you can hold. […]


paradise found

paradise found

“The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see.” ~Edward […]


little people – sessions by erica & jana

little people - sessions by erica & jana

it appears the world is experiencing a bit of a little people boom.  everywhere i turn there are the cutest little versions of people i know (or don’t know) stomping their little mini feet on the pavement or being carried in their rolling thrones like kings and sultans.  their little eyes bright up the world […]


little brayden

little brayden