Crazy Pants

Yesterday was my 26th birthday! It was a great day spent lounging by the pool, reading chapter after chapter in my book, bbq steaks for dinner, my favourite cake for dessert, a game of mini golf that I won, and a gorgeous gift from my whole family! I'll post about that later. I still need to take some pictures!!

Today's post goes back a few months...

When I was in Australia I picked up a pair of sweet pants for Cheyenne. I couldn't resist. They were just. too. cute. Australia has a lot of Thai and Indian influences in their stores, which is where I found these. Cheyenne loves them, or at least she used to! We called them her 'Crazy Pants' because, well, they look pretty crazy! haha. I took these few months ago. Cheyenne and her crazy pants...


The Last of Vegas

I told you I had some serious catching up to do with my editing. Being away from home with the rest of my family means ample amounts of time to myself since there are 5 other people around that would gladly take Girlie off my hands! So, on a rainy day here I sat down and started at the top of my folders in Lightroom. That took me back to January. Pictures of Cheyenne that I hadn't edited yet, she was 7 months younger. Wow, it's amazing how much someone can change in 7 months! I'm still not anywhere near fully caught up, but I've got a good head start!

So, here are a few more images from my time in Las Vegas in February.

Also, today is my last day as a 25 year old. Tomorrow is my birthday. July 28. Mark it in your calendars. Just kidding. It's been a long, long time since I've celebrated my birthday in this town. Growing up we were always here for my birthday. So it's nice. Hopefully the weather will be in my favour! It's kind of hit and miss here this year. Oh well. Still loving being away from home for awhile and having a pool to lounge by on the sunny days!


Downtown Vancouver Wedding /REBECCA & PATRICK

In June, I second shot this wedding for Lyndsay. It was such a beautiful wedding. The weather was gorgeous, the couple was adorable, and the style was so elegant. Gorgeous peonies, BCBG bridesmaid dresses. It was all so beautiful!

And it was a pleasure working with Lyndsay! I love seeing how other photographer's work on a wedding day. And I love second shooting and having the freedom to take different shots. So, be sure to check out Lyndsay's blog because her pictures are amazing!

This wedding took place in Vancouver, portraits were done in Gastown and the reception was held at the gorgeous Vancouver Club.

Lyndsay asked me to take some ring shots so I grabbed her 100mm macro lens and tried it out for the first time. Yes, I bought my own that next week! haha. So I took a bunch of ring shots to test it out.

Then I met up with Patrick and his men and grabbed a few shots of them.

After the ceremony.

I just love peonies. SO beautiful! And her wedding dress combined with her bridesmaid's dresses were a perfect match!

Lyndsay in action!

I took a lot of flower shots and of Rebecca's dress because they were too gorgeous!

See? Gorgeous.

There was a cute little alley way in Gastown that was a perfect location for portraits!

Loved this lighting at the end of the shoot.

Cocktail hour at Vancouver Club.

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I Love DIY... Especially Fabrics!

I spent two hours in the fabric store with my mom the other night. We're planning to rid of all the gross metal pull-up blinds in our house, starting with the main floor. Man oh man. Creativity overload. So many choices/options/ideas/textures/colours. Wow. At the end of the visit, I walked out with 4 fabrics. One for the sliding doors beside my desk which will be roman blinds; one for the valence for those blinds; two for accent pieces, either pillow cases or to re-cover this awesome retro chair I bought at the Salvation Army the other day. Here's what I brought home (I took these pictures at night, with the spotlight on them, so the colours are a bit off, but you get the idea!):

The white fabric with the dark grey pattern is for the sliding doors; the fuscia satin-y material is for the valence for that door; and the other two are for my accent pieces. I'm on love. Excited to pick out more for the rest of the room!

Spending some time away from home with my whole family for ten days at the moment. It's glorious. Hot, hot weather (aside from the rain drops that are currently falling from the sky) and lots of visiting, talking, and I brought my computer so I can edit and do the things I never have time for at home (like make a Pinterest account! haha!!)

Happy Monday!