my dear, beautiful makaela. this is how i began the letter i typed & printed & sealed in an envelope yesterday afternoon. last night at church, makaela’s last evening at revolution youth, i delivered the letter & hugged her. many, many times. i also said, “I HATE GOODBYES!” in the same tone-of-voice that lloyd christmas used with mary swanson when he dropped her off at the airport & hugged her guts out. classic. makaela enjoyed the reference. i am sad, sad, sad to see this girl go.
photography, portraits | January 12, 2011
life | January 8, 2011
join me in my yesterday. i was up early, a quarter after six in the morning. i woke up in the middle of a dream: a dream so annoying, frustrating, angering that i couldn’t sleep. my subconscious having now been severely lectured, i was out of bed & down to the kitchen. hot peppermint tea, oatmeal with almond butter, plain goat yogurt (thanks trader joe) & a touch of honey. kara & jason arrived at our house last night. i’ve visited them twice in california but this is the first they’ve been up here. their little family is here for the week. unfortunately jason has to work nine to five come monday: he’s a full-time online support guy for showit, so today was the day to see vancouver.
photography, portraits | January 7, 2011
i admire kaitlyn. i admire anyone who can leave their home for six months and fly halfway across the world to stay with a bunch of people they’ve never met. i couldn’t do it. i can be on planes, in airports, in hotel rooms all the time, but i like coming home after a week. two weeks max. i haven’t known kaitlyn for that long; to be honest, i don’t even know her that well. i do know that she is following the Lord’s calling for her life & that calling has led her to YWAM Perth. another thing i do know: she makes a delicious americano. any girl that can do that is A+ in my books. she’s been a barista at one of my favourite coffeeshops, porter’s in murrayville, for the past few months. another thing i know: her sid the sloth impression from ice age brings me great, great joy.
photography, weddings | January 6, 2011
i promise, this is the last best of two-thousand-and-ten post. unless you’d like to me to write one about the best jogs of 2010 or the best hair-days of 2010 or the best-weather-days of 2010 or the best [aka. the least traffic] drive into vancouver of 2010… or my personal favourite, best-emotional-break-down of 2010? tempting, i know. there was no formula to this post: i simply went through the year’s weddings + picked out images or collages of details that caught my eye. i’ve had some super creative brides + grooms this year: i love how by looking at what a reception table or a bouquet, i can remember the bride’s personality and how those elements of style & design matched her. that’s what i love about style: it’s a personal, walking “who are you?” billboard.