February 6, 2013 In life, photography

Quebec Reminiscing

This is Part 2 of “Winter Project Show & Tell.” After creating a Blurb album of my United Kingdom trip in the Spring of 2011, next on the list was 3 weeks in Quebec in Fall 2011. I designed a 12×12″ book to show off all of my Montreal and Quebec City images. Because I was alone for the most part, there are no photos of myself… or people. Ha! It’s simply a travel photography album and I’m so proud of how it turned out.

Quebec was a life changing trip. I learned how to be still. I learned how to be alone. I learned when I am alone, I’m never really alone, because I can spend time in prayer with God wherever I go. While I walked the streets of Montreal, browsed the underground mall, waited for the Metro, sat in a corner cafe with an americano–I wasn’t alone. I was learning. While I drove my rental car into Quebec City from the suburbs every morning for over a week, I listened to worship music or sermons and although I was alone…. I wasn’t alone. I packed my Nikes and after a few hours at Starbucks just outside of Old City Quebec, I ran through a park overlooking the river alone. But I wasn’t really alone.

And as I spent most of my evenings in various guest bedrooms, reading my Bible, writing, praying, listening to music, thinking, I was alone — but I wasn’t alone. God was so faithful to speak to me on that trip. I learned a lot about myself and the woman I was (and am) becoming. A cool, challenging trip to take as a single 21 years old. I enjoy re-living it through my memories often. And I’m happy to have a book to assist those memories now. ;)

ps. Books were printed at Blurb.Com // as mentioned in the first paragraph. Buuuut, judging by emails and comments – it seems to have been overlooked! Enjoy!

Here are the posts I wrote during my time in Quebec:
1. Don’t Waste These Days
2. Passing the Time
3. A Woman of Extravagant Generosity
4. Delightful Days
5. Coffee Matters
6. Life Can Wait

Photography Sessions
7. Mari & Scott Engagement
8. Kandise & Andre Portraits
9. Melissa Bio Portraits

10. Quebec City
11. The Home Stretch
12. There He is Waiting

  • I’ve wanted to visit Canada for a bit now but this JUST confirms it. :)

  • Gorgeous… and funny, because my blurb book of the same trip just arrived a few weeks ago!

  • Montreal is one of my favourite places to visit in the world, I long to go back every year! :)

  • Ang

    these are gorgeous, Jamie! I just got a blurb book of my twins’ first year in the mail today and I am SO excited for it! :)

  • I had somehow forgotten how much I love your photos from that trip – and how much I love that beautiful city. :) Thanks for this post Jamie, I enjoyed it!

  • This is beautiful. I lived in Montreal when I was a little girl but I never went to Quebec city. I think I need to go. :)