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If I have come to learn anything over the last little bit.. it is to never ever lose sight of who you are.

I know that seems like a simple thing to say. We are who we are after all. But, little by little.. that can get clouded, and become a little bit less and less. For whatever the reason, and it doesn’t always have to mean something is crucially wrong with the big picture.. but, sometimes it does. I think for the most part, we don’t even know it is happening until we wake up one day and go.. “what the hell?” ha ha!  If we are lucky, or so I like to think.. we can take that as a wake up call and take the initiative to get back to who we are at our core.

Digging deep and moving forward.. embracing the littlest of things, and working my way through to where I want to be. It is my life after all, time to live it.

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So yeah, that is kind of me right now. For awhile I have felt like there are two versions of me. The me that is present in the day to day.. and the me that has all these dreams and hopes for both the simplest of things and the biggest of things.. and you guys, that version of me has been screaming to get out. I’m not talking completely different person here, I will always be me. Just.. I am no longer afraid to embrace life the way I want to live it.

Simplify.  Create more.  Just live that creatively driven life that I ache for.  I know I know.. I am photographer, that is plenty creative right?  But I mean more.. I mean deeper, I mean right down to every day living. Both for me and the kids.  In everything. Does that even make sense?

Why am I rambling on and probably sharing too much to the whole wide internet world?  Well.. cause that is part of it all.  Less filtering on here, in life and in my work. Just be honest. Live authentic… and just freaking BE! ha ha!

Who’s with me? xoxo

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hello my friends..

This past week has been full of reflection.. lots of time spent deep within thought.  Spring is around the corner.. but I feel it is much more than just a change of season. I am feeling so many other changes as well. So many plans and visions for how I want life and living to be.. finally beginning to take shape. Not so much finally.. I don’t really mean it like that. I suppose more just finally being able to see it.. or maybe more so feel it. Either way, I am loving it.. and I am excited.

Here are a few favourite images gathered on pinterest over the past couple of weeks. Oh wilderness, just swallow me up and inspire me with your ways! ..so much pretty….

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Are you seeing all that pretty soft pink up there? ..I am not sure what is happening to this cool hued loving girl, but I smitten with these soft palest shades of blush. I think after all of these shares, proclaiming my surprised affection for the colour, I should maybe just admit that I am in love.

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Some light filled and sun hazy images on this snowy blustery day. Just because.

Spring is feeling further and further away by the minute! ha ha!  Why not gather up some favourites that remind me of those glorious outdoor shoots.. that will come again soon!  Right? Can you hear me Mother Nature!?  

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Now, lets go back to pretending spring is right around the corner.  Makes me feel better already.. take that winter. ha ha!

Happy Sunday my friends!! xoxo

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It was a beautiful fall morning.. perfect day to capture this little six month old sweetie.  I love love love photographing this age!

It seems like this session was just yesterday, how does time pass so quickly?  LOVING this little Tiny Arrow headband that mom chose from the stash for her photos, so perfect! ..and the boots!? Oh my gosh.

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Seriously, fall clothes are the best.. even for babies!! hee!

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This family has quickly become a favourite to photograph.. and to spend time with, period!

They have been with me since the very beginning and it is always such a pleasure. I am honestly not even sure how many times I have photographed these beautiful faces. I do know that after each and every session, I leave with a full heart! Always SO much fun!

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Love my time with this family! ..it is such an amazing feeling when clients become friends!! xo

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