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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Our Love Story
Growing up, I never understood why I was born in Canada, given a loving, safe, warm home and an opportunity to attend school (among many other things!) but had I been born in another country, possibly none of these gifts would have been mine. It’s not fair. And no, I’m not silly/young enough to think we can make everything “fair” in our generation or that poverty could truly ever be eradicated, but I am “silly” enough to think we have a responsibility to do what we can.
This is a personal project of mine, one that will likely stretch for the next year. I want to write our love story, in detail, so many years from now I can remember what drew us to one another. The introduction of Forge can be found here and Part One can be found here. Part Two can be found here. Part Three can be found here. Part Four can be found here. This is Part Five.
Randy and I had an amazing getaway this past weekend to Ucluelet and Tofino with his best friend Mark and his wife Kim. Randy is originally from the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island (where Mark and Kim still live) and we had been there all week staying with Randy’s Mom. Tofino is located on the very-most western point of Vancouver Island (basically… the west coast of the west coast!) and it’s quite the trek from the Vancouver area – a full day of travel. But from Comox Valley? It’s only a three hours drive! The best.
January 12th is the 5th anniversary of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that destroyed much of Port au Prince, Haiti and surrounding areas. Hundreds of thousands of lives were lost, hundreds of thousands more were injured. The country was filled with fear of another quake, sleeping in tent cities far away from what little was left of buildings and homes. Thousands of schools were also destroyed or damaged on January 12th, five years ago, leaving many kids (the few fortunate enough to attend a school) without a building to call their own.