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The Secret Garden: Government House

  Classic children’s literature is one of my passions and when I can combine that love with photography, it’s a magical thing. Gracie and I read The Secret Garden last year and decided that we’d do a special photoshoot based on the book this spring. We love planning character shoots as a creative activity together. […]

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March Favourites

  March, and Spring at last! We usually start our spring a few weeks earlier here in Victoria. But this year we weren’t bragging about flowers in February or beach days in March. Our cold weather turned to wet weather and the blossoms reluctantly bloomed around the first day of spring. This was the dreariest […]

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One Second Everyday – March

I can’t believe March is over already! March is a fun month for us with Spring Break the last two weeks and Thomas’ Birthday on the 28th. We took a trip to Mt. Washington at the beginning of the break. For most of March we tried to enjoy the warmer weather, although it rained almost […]

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February Favourites

February was such a wonderful month for photos that it was overwhelming to try to choose my favourite ones. We had snow in Victoria which is rare and amazing. We also had some sunny days; winter sunshine can be the best light. I was thrilled to be able to do our Narnia Character Shoot on one […]

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Kelp & Moss: Snowshoeing, Mt. Washington

  During spring break we spent a couple of days up at Mt. Washington. Sean and I used to go up with friends when we were in university, but we had never taken the kids. We’re not especially experienced skiers or snowboarders, so anytime we head up to the mountains it’s mostly just to play in the snow. […]

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Kelp & Moss: Arbutus Cove

This winter we’ve been making it a priority to get outdoors and explore as often as possible. We’ve been getting out once or twice every week even in the cold, snow and rain. And believe me, no one hates being cold more than I do! I don’t drive so we usually get around by bike. In […]

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The Magic of Character Shoots

I ask my kids to participate in a lot of photo shoots. Usually it’s as simple as wearing a particular item of clothing to a specific location (I love styled shoots). Generally they don’t have to do much actual modeling, they just need to be themselves and I do the rest. Usually I have a vision and […]

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One Second Everyday – February

February flew by! It was a beautiful month here in Victoria with lots of snow and a bit of sunshine. I’ve kept up with shooting a video clip each day for my One Second Everyday project and I’ve put together a little video with February’s seconds. I made this month’s a little longer with some […]

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Kelp & Moss: An Adventure Blog

  It’s time to start a new adventure. It’s easy to scroll through photos on Instagram and admire the beautiful landscapes and the smiling people and just wish it were us. But it’s time to go and discover what is really out there.     A few years ago I had a great little blog […]

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January Favourites

I thought it would be fun to create a post showcasing my favourite photos at the end of each month. I share photos on multiple platforms, and some I don’t get a chance to share at all. So this will be a new way to put them on display. This photo of the children in the tree […]

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