my pacey dog was sick on his fact he had to go to the vet and be put under to clean out a brutal ear infection, on his birthday.

the kids were quite distraught about the ear infection..and the fact he had to do this on his birthday , feb 20.

just letting the world know that "maker" is back to his lovable self and has finished his drops and pills as prescribed.

thanks for your thoughts and prayers for the pooch..and us! :)


lonsdale quay..

just a few pics from an afternoon with dar and her kiddies, out at lonsdale quay..


march madness portrait sale


REGULAR sitting fee $200
ON sale FOR ONLY $125
(sitting fee includes digital proofs)

PORTRAIT PRINTS 50% off regular prices
offer good until march 31, 2009 only

for more info contact tracey
|p| 604.512.4679


photographers making a difference

one of my dear friends in the industry, elizabeth soergel, who moved to the okanagan a year ago, has taken on an incredible project.

for every portrait sitting she books, she is waiving the sitting fee ($200 value) and asking parents to donate $100 to the kelowna general hospital kids ward project. what an amazing gift to the ward and to families..the gift of portraiture while giving to an incredible cause.

here's a link to her site to find out more... - children of the okanagan.

if you are in the okanagan or have friends and family in the okanagan, please have them contact elizabeth. she does such amazing work and captures family and children with such magic.

again, you can reach her at her website -

below is the article she was featured in, in okanagan life magazine.


some watertime for caleb :)

so on friday night after our rad MB potluck together, caleb was going to get baptized.

he had told j monday that he thought it was time he get baptized. j asked why and caleb said to him, well cuz it said so in my bible reading today and i want a new life.

so fast forward to friday.

caleb shared why he wanted to get baptized then we all prayed for him..then upstairs we all went to our ensuite tub. :) j baptized him and caleb decided he needed to go back down again..such a funny kid.

and i guess after we all went back downstairs, caleb said to j, "dad, high fives...i have a new life".

pretty much i cried when j told me that.

our kids rock. sigh.. :)


a photo peek into northern voice 09

so like i promised, here are a few pics from my two days at northern voice 2009.

from the opening keynote speaker, stewart butterfield [co-founder of flickr], to some of the unconference spots, by my favorite olives, miranda and reilly to some random pics of lovely people like kimli or objects that represented NV09.


northern voice 2009 - day two... "the final frontier"

0 comments's day two, the final day of NV...and its' been crazy cool!
heard some crazy funny speakers...some interesting geeky factoids..

yes it has been an experience.. :) i will blog some of my photos tomoro..
good times...with miranda and reilly..kimli (albeit she has been under the weather
and been a trooper!)..darren and josh...monica..and a handful of others that are
rather fun. :)

til tomorrow...tweet! :)


northern voice 2009

tomoro and saturday i am attending NORTHERN VOICE 2009, a personal blogging and social media conference. i'm kinda excited. don't really have a clue what to expect. miranda and reilly leivers are also going; in fact i'm hitching a ride with them tomoro at 8 am!

so i will have my laptop and camera in tow, with WIFI at UBC to hopefully let you know what it is exactly, this northern voice. :)

you can follow me on twitter too, fyi..

anyhow...i'll let you know how it goes...for now i will leave with you northern voice's moose - created by bascofive arts.


the ultimate wedding contest


one of my photog collegues and dear friend daniela is part of this EXTRAORDINARY contest...

take a boo over to her site, all you who are getting married...this is something you dont want to miss out on!

daniela ciuffa photography

the longest day

some weeks back, a couple dozen of some of north americans premier photographers got together for "the longest day". take a look at this clip. they are raising money for two extraordinary organizations - thirst relief international and now i lay me down to sleep.

be sure to vote!

some of my pix featured..

..just discovered some of my work was featured on another vendor's website..they were taken at INDIE I DO...these were of the table for de.lovely creative.

jeanette, owner of de.lovely creative, had tammy from uniquity designs do up her printing...take a boo..

uniquity design


erin + pete

this last weekend one of my best friends got married.
funny thing - i introduced them to each other.. giggle. :)

it was such an amazing day..everything was so lovely.
my dear erin was absolutely breathtaking..i was in tears
for a better part of the day.. i was so very happy for her.
pete did awesome during the shoot - he can, at times, be
a little apprehensive in front of the camera..but with him
totally into his new wife, it was not hard to get great shots
of them both!

and of course, i couldnt' wait to post pics so here they be!
and i couldn't just blog a few..i blogged a bunch.. :)
so grab a coffee and enjoy some highlights of their day!