Wow, so it’s been a while… (and some Snowy Coquitlam shots)

What can I say?  Life happened.  In the blink of an eye it went from being summer to starting a whole new year.  Since my last blog post, school has started, the kids did skating lessons, it SNOWED in Vancouver, and stayed around for a long time (in face, as I write this mid January there is STILL snow on the ground.)  We’ve had fun skating, tubing, sledding, snowshoeing, visiting family and friends over Christmas and getting back into the routine of things for January.
So, with getting back into the routine of things I need to blog quite a few sessions.  I am aiming for one or two a week, so we’ll see how that goes!  In the meantime, here are some snowy Coquitlam images from the past month…

Another year, another dream come true. Cariboo Chilcotin Guide

It has always been a dream of mine to have pictures published in magazines.  Last year I submitted 6 images to the Cariboo Chilcotin Tourism Guide and had 3 images published in their guide.  On Thursday a magazine showed up in my mailbox, and I was so surprised to see one of my images as the main double spread for the Chilcotin Region.  What makes it even more special is the fact that it’s a picture of my husband kayaking at Eagle Lake, the lake my in-laws call home.  This guide is distributed throughout British Columbia to tourism centres, as well as libraries, shops and restaurants.  As well, it’s got an online issue that you can see here.  My images can be seen on page 27 and 98.  If you haven’t had the chance to check out this amazing, rugged part of British Columbia, I urge you to do so.  It is wild, beautiful, and amazingly peaceful.

Cariboo Chilcotin GuideI’ll end this post with an excerpt from Fraser’s and my book, Capturing the Chilcotin… a haiku that Fraser wrote about the Tatlayoko Valley:

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Winter’s Day in Port Coquitlam


Even though my business is taking portraits of people, I still love getting out into nature to capture her beauty.  A friend and I went exploring along the Pitt River, hoping for sun, but instead getting fog.  What a fabulous time to shoot, with the soft fog creating a watercolour background and the still waters reflecting. Pilingsbw  There were so many interesting shapes and tones that caught my eye, from the wooden pilings in the water, to an old tree, half submerged, to the reflected lines of an aluminum boat in the nearby marina. boatIn the afternoon, back in Coquitlam, my front yard had undergone a drastic change.  In the morning, the yard was covered in wet, white snow, but on return from our walk the snow had melted and the crocuses were back in full bloom.  I love colour, and the complimentary purple petals against green grass was begging for some shots.  Crocus 1Crocus 3 It seems I went from winter to spring within a matter of hours.  Both landscapes I find beautiful… such is the nature of Nature. Enjoy!