Of a little girl and sunshine



My trip to Colorado in April inspired me in many ways. One of those was in using my flash more in my photography. Β So earlier this week, I decided to just get out there and play with it. Β Thankfully Boo was willing to be my model. πŸ˜‰



I enjoyed it πŸ˜‰ Purposely, I chose to do it in the bright afternoon sun. Why? Because the conditions were NOT exactly ideal…and because they never are when we want them too. Β I wanted to play with them in a less-than-ideal-situation partly because if Β we always sit around waiting for the perfect picture taking situation to happen… we’d wouldn’t get many pictures taken!

(the book and pen were her choice – not mine! πŸ˜‰ I was just glad she was letting me snap her picture πŸ˜‰ ) Good chance to play with rim lighting.




I think this is my favourite picture of the afternoon. It’s something about her expression, I can’t explain it. Almost as if there’s a hint of the woman she’s going to grow up into. Β One of those “catching a moment” pictures



Always, Aims

P.s. Note to self: If you’re planning to play with your flashes…it might not be the best idea to a get a five year old who doesn’t usually sit still anyways…to be your model. πŸ˜‰

Define: Normal


Today marks the first official Family Day here in British Columbia! A long weekend between Christmas and Easter…is well, kind of awesome! It’s a day meant to spend with your family. Β So here’s a peek at some of the people with which I get to spend today.


But it’s a little of the “other side” of us…or perhaps a more normal side πŸ˜‰



As a plaque in our living room reads: As Far as Anyone Knows, We’re a Nice Normal Family. As much as the words make us laugh…there’s definitely some truth ringing there! πŸ˜‰









Always, Aims

Hat Post: To Match…


My six lovely sisters, my Mother, and I. πŸ™‚ While Jane and I were in California a couple months ago, we brought back matching hats for all of the girls (ok, they didn’t have Lulu’s size so she didn’t get one!)

I thought this was a nice continuation and 2013 start-up for my “hat posts”.

Always, Aims

Sister Love

People keep asking what Boo thinks of Lulu… I think this sums it up quite well.

Boo adores Lulu, loves to give her kisses…always asks if she can hold her. They’re going to have piles of fun when they’re older! πŸ˜€

Always, Aims

Summer = An Outdoor Tea Party

Sometimes, life is about taking a moment…and enjoying it. πŸ™‚ In this instance it was taking an extra moment to set up a tea party.

Three of my younger sisters, ready to partake of their tea.

It’s about dressing up…

…and using real china…(a little mismatched though it may be…) πŸ™‚

A bouquet of flowers from around our house.

It’s about pretty hats…

And German chocolate…and lace.

And tea…

But the best part? Spending a little bit of quality time together…talking, visiting.

Smarties taste better when they come from a pretty dish, wouldn’t you agree?

I had fun setting this up for my little girlies…hearing their excitement as they choose their outfits and hats. The sound of their laughter and giggles and fake british accents during the party.Β They’re such special little kids, after I snapped the pictures I joined them…the memories are more precious than anything else I could’ve done with my time that morning.

Always, Aims

It “happened”: Orange

Sometimes…pictures just work, just happen.

Yesterday…I “happened” to have my camera, Boo “happened” to be wearing orange, she “happened” to be holding an orange kitten, there “happened” to be awesome lighting. πŸ˜€

The result? My new favourite picture of Boo.

Yes, I still love orange kittens πŸ™‚

Always, Aims