10 Ways to Prepare for Fall

Each Fall, I am used to getting ready. As a teacher, I would get ready to welcome new students with their  fresh school supplies and eager faces. As a mom, I would help to get my own brood ready with new clothes as they prepared to begin another year of music lessons, or sports. sometimes […]

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Fall Photography Favorites

As Autumn is my favourite shooting month, I have put together a few of my fall favourites. These are most of the essentials of my photography during September- October as I mix and match for my flatlays. A wood or canvas backdrop is perfect for arranging items and both evoke a darker and cooler mood. […]

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Goodbye Fall, Hello Winter

When I was teacher of young children, we often bade farewell to one season as we welcomed in another. I am a lover of all the seasons and this is often reflected in my photography. Enjoy.   Goodbye sunlight Hello darkness Goodbye leaves Hello frost Goodbye bird’s nests Hello berries   Goodbye apple tree Hello […]

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Harvest Lunch

I have been thinking of how to stay connected to my friends even though I no longer see them daily. They could be called “work friends” as we developed our relationship through our work-teaching, coaching and through our bond of progressive leadership and best current practices in the educational field, but they are so much […]

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Autumn Pleasures

I love overcast days in September. They make the days more productive as I am not itching to do yard work, or meet friends for a drink on a restaurant patio the way that glorious sunny days entice us to. Overcast days just motivate me to do more, especially get outdoors and take advantage of […]

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Foraged and Found

A recent prompt from Kim Klassen’s Studio online class meant that I had to gather some natural elements and begin thinking about some styling options for an Autumn still life photo shoot. Unfortunately, I was going to be on the road to Calgary and had to do this remotely. So what to do?  As I flew […]

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Shooting for the Seasons

I can’t help it but the second that September rolls around, I have to pack up the summer clothes, especially the white capri’s, pink sandals and flowered blouses and burst out my soft sweaters, faded jeans and scarves. Autumn is my favourite season ( Have I already said that?) Cool September breezes, the crispness of […]

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Hello

Hello. Glad you stopped by. I am so excited that you have popped in to see me here. I am a mom of 6, a former literacy specialist an college instructor. I led a fast-paced life for 34 years and have recently decided to leave my rewarding career to enjoy more creative living and intentional […]

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Autumn Gifts

I am fortunate this month to begin a studio class with the lovely & multi-talented Kim Klasssen ( kimklassen.com) who will be guiding me ( as well as other classmates) through lessons designed to improve, learn and style still-life photography. I have been creating/styling in this photo genre for awhile but Kim has made all […]

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