I'm a wedding and portrait photographer living in Vancouver, BC with my husband Randy.  I photographed my first wedding when I was only 17 years old - and I've photographed over 200 weddings since! I am an avid bookworm, lover of green tea, pretty nail polish & my Labradoodle Harley. Thanks for visiting!

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May 26, 2011


when kristen & i were in ireland, we rented p.s. i love you and watched it together late at night in our apartment, while we slurped ghetto soup [made from onions, frozen vegetables and water. kristen made it taste wonderful. she’s amazing.] — i adore that movie and there’s this one scene that grabs my heart. always always. if you haven’t seen the movie, this is when holly & jerry [later to become husband and wife] first meet on a quiet road in ireland. holly’s on a college trip, jerry is a native irishman. she’s lost, he sees her, they start talking.

jerry begins… What are you studying?
holly answers… Uh, art.
Art? Oh so you’re an artist then?
Um, I don’t know yet.
That’s great. Do you… make anything or…?
I don’t know yet.
Hah. Well good luck with that.

holly laughs & talks with her hands flailing every which direction:
all I know is if you don’t figure out the something you’ll just stay ordinary. And it doesn’t matter if it’s a work of art, or a taco, or a pair of socks, just create something new. and there it is. and it’s you. out in the world outside of you and you can look at it, or hear it, or read it, or feel it and you know a little bit more about you. a little bit more than anybody else does. does that make any sense at all?

they stop walking. lock eyes and jerry answers, an amused look on his face:
Yeah… you’re saying you want to paint… socks.

holly breaks into a grin.




i love holly. jerry is adorable. i love that scene.
and i feel that way a lot.

  • I love that scene! One of my all time favorite movies, I think I’ve seen it a hundred times! So jealous you got to go to Ireland, I’m saving up to go next summer hopefully!
    P.s. Your work is great!! :)

  • I’ve watched this movie a million times … when I say it’s my fave, I mean it’s my FAVE. I didn’t even need to read what you wrote – I could’ve quoted it :-). Livin’ the life, Jamie – livin’ the life :-)!! Xx

  • Yen

    so when i first saw your picture, i thought it was chopped off shoulder length with waves in it… then i realized that the jacket probably covered your long hair. you would look even better than you already do if you chopped off your hair and made it edgy! mk i really just had to share that with you. not creepy or anything.

  • Oh how that movie makes me bawl. Every! Time!

  • Sometimes you say the things I think. I’m glad someone says them out loud. I love reading your words and you look beautiful in that picture.

  • Melissa

    I thought the same about the hair! But it would be so cute like that too!

  • I love that scene and that whole movie

  • :) I don’t remember that scene!! HOW did I forget?

  • melissa page

    love this movie – that scene, his accent, the quote! i love your hair, btw. random thought as soon as i saw this picture! <3 m

  • stacy squires photog

    very cool!!!

  • wow, that is incredibly inspiring. just what i needed this friday morning. :)

    p.s. that photo of you above is darling; i love your outfit and those houses behind you are amazing.

  • omg omg omg omg!!! BEST MOVIE EVER!

  • best post ever :)

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