Tuesday, April 23, 2013

BC Faces

Took my niece to the Royal BC Museum and captured these dramatic shots. Who knew the museum would be such a great photo shoot location?


Friday, April 12, 2013

5 Retreats

So, so, so exciting to see my first cover feature in British Columbia Magazine! I was whisked away to the Kootenay Rockies to visit five retreats, write about it and snap a few photos. Here are a few of my favourites that didn't find their way into the pages.

Johnson's Landing Retreat Centres

Quantum Leaps Lodge and Retreats

Simply Delicious Lodge

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I'm a bit behind on posting my photos. Let's just say I have spent more time writing articles and habituating to Facebook, which somewhat negates the creative need to express here. That being said, sometimes this safe haven is just what I need. It's more personal, more emotional. In that spirit, here are a few personal photos I had to share. This time, spring in Beacon Hill Park with friends.

Spring blossoms, green grass, bright flowers, golden hair, smile.

When she doesn't think I am looking, that's when I really see her.

This is what family looks like.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Photo: Susan Rybar / Canadian Tourism Commission

Every once in a while I google my name under "images" to see what comes up. As a stock photographer, I don't always know where my name and photos will appear. Like today! I just found out my image of Steveston, BC appeared on the Smarter Travel website this summer for an article on 10 Fantastic Fishing Villages. It's kinda like Christmas for me - just a little surprise present.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pan Abode in Print

One of the highlights from my summer was learning and writing about Pan Abodes, a type of log cabin. Think Lincoln Logs, the toy cabin where you can stack the logs together one by one. I was fortunate enough to boat to Sidney Island just east of Vancouver Island and given a tour of the development and an inside glance into the Caza cottage as it was being finished. Sometimes being a writer gives you inside glances to beautiful worlds, and Sidney Island was one of those worlds I could live in for a while.

Well, the article just came out and I thought I would share a few shots. The first shot was featured in Cottage magazine along with the story.

Sunday Afternoon

And that is how we roll on a Sunday afternoon. Sleeping on chairs, cat in hand.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Under the Maple Leaf

Just as Kje got most of the way home from school yesterday, it started to rain. He arrived home a bit wet but proudly clutching a large green maple leaf above his head, as if it were an umbrella. As I let him into the house:

Me: You should bring your raincoat to school.

Him: Nah, I don't want to.

Me: Well then, how about we get you an umbrella?

Him: No thanks.

Me: So you're just going to get wet then when you walk home?

Him: Nope. I'm going to use maple leaf umbrellas. They are organic and eco-friendly!

I love that! He comes home wet and happy and ready to change the world. Go Kje go!