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Ordinary Miracles

Ever since I was a child I’ve been drawn to the ordinary. There’s always been an innate sense urging me to pay close attention. It’s funny though if you think of it, everything that is ordinary really is rather extraordinary. For me my mother was, and still is, an ordinary miracle — she lives on […]

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When you least expect it

It’s so true that we discover some of life’s most extraordinary moments when we least expect it. I had just walked a public labyrinth located in Victoria, BC and was drawn to a colourful and amazingly well kept church across the street. Camera in hand my intent was simply to get a few shots of […]

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Shutter Sister’s photo challenge

I belong to a wonderful online group called Shutter Sisters. Among the many wonderful and inspiring aspects of belonging to this group is a challenge called the Superhero Challenge. The current challenge by Jen Lemen is, “For this week’s Superhero Photo Challenge, go to your kitchen counter and capture that glimpse of ordinary magic you […]

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Photographing Dogs

The more I photograph dogs (and horses too), the more I enjoy it. Dogs don’t worry about posing and they live in the moment. A week ago I had the pleasure of doing a photo shoot in Muskoseepi Park in Grande Prairie, Alberta with a delightful American Bulldog. Yes, he may look very similar to […]

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photos from the birthday party

Here’s a few more photos from the birthday party. I can hardly wait until someone else asks me to shoot their birthday party! Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time. ~ Jean Paul Richter Of course some of the fun was outside! And, of course, there was cake! Oh yes and I […]

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Birthday Photos

Birthday parties can be so much fun, whether you’re a guest or a parent — or the photographer! I was so excited when I got my first birthday party to shoot a few weeks ago. It was a day of firsts — the birthday was for a little boy reaching his first birthday. The first […]

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