“Liberia” It is pronounced “LIE BEER ee aa”… not “LEE behr EEa” like I thought. Now that that is out of the way we are here! It feels like a week has gone by… our adventure started in Comox with […]
I’m enjoying ‘the week before leaving’ this week! You know how when you are going on a trip and you get almost as much enjoyment out of knowing you’re going as you do when actually being away? There’s also a […]
“Sometimes what you are most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free” You might have noticed a new gallery here on Seadance. It’s new genre from me and I’m calling it Sensual and Boudoir Photography because there is more to […]
Croteau Beach is only a block away from where I live so I visit there often. It’s a place that I never get bored of and when my portrait clients ask where we should go I enthusiastically recommend Croteau Beach. […]
I recently had the pleasure of capturing many of the happy participants at the Comox Recreation facility. Comox Rec decided to update their image gallery and use custom professional photos of people at their own facility instead of purchasing them […]
It feels like yesterday but it has been many years. It was a period in my life that changed me forever, in a good way. It was the time when my hubby and I put all our stuff in storage, packed a roller-bag with camera and dive gear and headed out to see the world. We were bitten by the urge to experience and to gather arm-chair memories and it carried us through 14 countries and uncounted cities.
We had no fixed travel plan so if we liked where we were staying we’d hang out a little longer. There were a few places that we got ‘stuck’ in for a month or more, ‘stuck’ because we loved it and really wanted to settle in a little deeper. Places like Malacca, Malaysia, Rio de Janier, Brazil, Varkala, India, the island of Bali, Indonesia and Bangkok (Bangkok twice!)
I learned to speak spanish in South America, saw the Taj Mahal and the Golden Temple. I stood over the equator with one foot in the nothern hemisphere and one in the south. I saw the Southern Cross. We experience monkeys and fireflies and slept with just a sheet instead of a quilt. We rode scooters into the mountains of Laos and met bare-breasted women gathering bamboo shoots for dinner.
Our lives were touched by SO many people and places. We learned that we needed to ask the right questions in order to get proper answers… like ‘does the room have hot water’ should be phrased ‘does the room have hot water from a tap 24 hours a day’ in India and ‘do you have a kitchen’ should be ‘do you have a kitchen with pots and pans and propane to cook with’ in Bolivia. It was a learning curve!
It took me a year to re-adjust to life at home in Canada. It was overwhelming being here… so many choices. In my first week back I remember standing in the grocery store in front of a wall of milk, high fat, low fat, fake fat, cream and skim. I remember purchasing milk, a bag of nuts and some hotdogs (funny what you crave after being away!) and the bill coming to more than $40! That was a week’s budget in South America. I couldn’t handle the thought of being here….but here I am!
When I migrated my website last fall I ended up losing more than 1000 images from my old site and I am pleased to say that they will start to re-appear here over the next little while. We’re also planning another adventure in February so you’ll see some fresh stuff too! I put the Travel Gallery under the Fine Art Gallery because there are some that I’ve had printed and look amazing and some that are available stock and as always, it’s free to look and I’ll be sharing stories in my blog so if you are interested… stay tuned.
If you have any questions about printing or licensing the images please contact me!
I was recently nominated by fellow photographer April Bencze to participate in the Black and White Photo Challenge on facebook. This challenge has been around the world and back and I had so much fun doing it I will carry […]
It hasn’t been difficult to find rain this month! I decided to embrace the winter weather and create a series of images “In the Rain” (which usually arrives with big wind in our area as you’ll see in the first few […]
This year I have decided to embrace the winter rains. I already own a selection of raincoats with varying accessories like oversize hood to zip off hood, lots of pockets to no pockets plus I have a couple pairs of […]
Ahh… those amazing fall colours just light up the season! Those rich oranges, reds and burnt umbers. This is truly an amazing time to enjoy the outdoors and create a memorable portrait. Book a (Family or Only You) Ode to Autumn half […]
Linda and Tom got married in a very special way, they bucked the trend and had an intimate wedding. They exchanged vows at a private ceremony which they shared only with their closest family members ~ those moments will forever be […]
Business Branding with images in Courtenay and the Comox Valley I was thrilled when Isabella from LaBellAmie hair studio contacted me to photograph her beautiful salon for their new website! Websites replaced phonebooks a long time ago. They are how people […]
First impressions count! I bet you have already had a look at my profile headshot photo to see if you’d like to work with me! Did you know that according to studies it only took you one-tenth of a second […]