Irene – Author Bio Portrait

Posted on November 15, 2012

Sew’in Pressed

Posted on April 5, 2012

I jumped at the opportunity to capture the some images for Kandis in exchange for professional tailoring and alterations… who wouldn’t – I mean how many of us moms have that mending pile we never seem to get around to ‘mending’ – seriously, I had some items that were outgrown even by the second child. ;) She also made the girls costumes for the Chilliwack Lion’s Festival of Music and Dance – they were fantastic (the out fits and the girls) :)

It was really fun – hanging out in the sewing studio … and capturing some images here in my studio of Kandis modeling some of her own custom designs. Here work is amazing – I know what I am asking for for my birthday!

You can find her on Facebook:


She is offering first timers a 20% discount on their first workload..valid through 2012!

Run ladies – don’t walk – get your mending in… Kandis’ schedule is filling up quickly and affordable professional seamstress service are hard to come by… you’ll be so impressed. ;) Oh … did I mention – she loves upcycling too. Repurpose – your old favorite sweater – leg warmers are in again! Or make your favorite shirt from last season a cute dress for your little girl… bring it to Kandis – she’ll amaze you with her creativity.

A Year With Frog and Toad – CSOPA Mainstage 2012

Posted on April 4, 2012

This year our daughter Avianna had the privilege of performing in “A Year With Frog and Toad” presented by the Mainstage Musical Theatre Program of the Chilliwack School of Performing Arts. Which took place January 2012 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Here is a link to the press release from our local paper.

Avianna was a squirrel and won this years new “Rookie of the Year Award” – which was really quite an honor.  It was a phenomenal experience not just for her – but for our whole family – to be involved, to volunteer and work along side of some truly talented individuals. Not just the amazing staff: Director Andrew Smith; Choreographer Shelley Wojcik; Musical Director Chris King; Stage Manager Steffi Munshaw; Set Design Kate Whyte; Costume Design Heather Westergard; Lighting Design Jamea Lister. But all the family and friends that came out and poured thousands of hours into making it a huge success. I have to admit – it was a big learning curve the whole way through. The students began rehearsals in September – I became the volunteer publicity coordinator for the show and started that job in October. Coby and I both, as well as the kids got involved in the stage craft side of things in December and stayed pretty close by the whole way through the process of staging, show time and set strike and clean up until near the end of January. It was an amazing first year! Thank you to everyone involved – for a fabulous first CSOPA experience for our family of a mainstage production!

I made up some collages for our kids for their journals for school of some the the images I took. I took many more – some of which can be seen on the “Mainstage” media section on the CSOPA website Here along side images taken by Andrew Smith. :)

Again… Thank you to everyone involved – for a fabulous first CSOPA experience for our family of a Mainstage Production with CSOPA! And to everyone else – I cannot tell you how much of a positive impact getting involved with this local Community Organization has been on our family – check out who CSOPA is: and what they do – how you can get involved!

Laura’s Alice in Wonderland – Vintage 50’s themed shoot

Posted on August 7, 2011

and in her debut photo shoot: Cinnamon Diamond Clempson (Cinny Binny – our bunny) :)

Every detail for this session was creatively made/thought of by Laura to help showcase the Alice in Wonderland/Vintage 50’s themed dress she made for her project in the fashion design program at UFV.  With creativity abounding – time together with Laura is always well spent, interesting and enjoyable. The headband featured in the shoot is Laura’s design as well – if you are interested in purchasing a unique hand crafted mold-able headband for your own – you can contact Laura at:    Our girls love theirs!

All images were captured on location at the always stunning Minter Gardens

Sneak Peek for Laura

Posted on July 27, 2011

I had the privileged of working again with Laura on another creative project recently – a Alice in Wonderland/vintage 50’s themed shoot – is is a sneak peek of what is soon to come.

Contact Model Laura

Posted on January 16, 2011

Well back in this post Laura was getting a few portfolio shots together for the opportunity to model with a contact company… she got it! (and so did I)

Here are a few of the images we took for the contract. Always stunning Laura.


Posted on August 30, 2010

….what beautiful eyes you have, all the better to see you with my dear. ;)

Laura wanted to have some shots taken for a contact company she is looking to model lenses for… I think she’d be perfect for the job.

Hergott’s Goldens

Posted on August 2, 2010

Had ball photographing these Golden Retrievers – the most adorable pups! So full of energy, we had such a challenge trying to line them up for a group shot… but I think I like the pictures more because of that.