Is it dead?

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I’ve been asking myself lately (among the bazillion other things always swirling through my mind) if my blog is dead.

Yes.

And no.

I don’t know.

I guess I haven’t decided how or if I’ll try resurrecting it. I’ve considered many times deleting it and/or starting a new one.  I’ve tried and pressured myself many times to restart or keeping going from where I left off.  I’ve realized that that would be impossible because in the five years since I started blogging I’ve almost become a completely different person.  In five years not only have I gotten married, I’ve become a mother, and my hubby and I have build a house (well, almost…it isn’t finished yet haha.) Going through all of those life events changes you.  Part of me wishes I could have kept up with the blog for my own sake to be able to look back at the memories.

This blog is special though because it’s a little piece of my personal history that will always be there. The pictures and the memories tied to it are priceless especially as I see how much my family has changed as well and how my little siblings have grown up into beautiful teenagers.

I still love creating…and maybe this will grow into a new and different creative outlet.

The possibilities are endless…and maybe that’s the best part?

Always, Aims

 

Feature: Isaac & Amanda

It’s been a little while coming…but here’s a peek at Isaac and Amanda’s lovely wedding day! I was trying to decide what to write for this post and words just didn’t come and won’t do justice to what I want to say.  My sister, my best friend, is married and now lives far away. It’s been fun editing these pictures because I always get to see her beautiful face!

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I was honoured to not only photograph but also be a bridesmaid for this wedding… I’m very thankful for the help of Jess from Jess and Andy Photography for making that possible! So, I’ll leave the words now and let the pictures do the talking!

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Above: PC: Jessica Schlamp

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With their wedding being in March, we knew from the start that weather would be unpredictable (at best!) We were so blessed to be able to use the upstairs of one of our favourite coffee shops for our formal pictures…! The staff were so accommodating!  The atmosphere was awesome!

Below: PC of bridal party: Jessica Schlamp

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Following are a few pictures from the ceremony, since I was a bridesmaid all ceremony photos are credited to Jessica Schlamp as well as the above picture.

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Getting to photograph women on such an eventful day of their life is always an honour….but to be able to do that for my sister…the honour was that much more special!

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A wedding blog post wouldn’t be complete without a few more icluding the bridesmaids and groomsmen…right? Photo credit of the bridal party: Jessica Schlamp

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Picture below: PC: Jessica Schlamp

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Always, Aims

 

 

Lulu in Lovely Light

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When writing my last blog post, this picture came to mind.  It represents some of the thoughts and feelings I was trying to convey.  It’s a picture that’s a little different from my same old “usual”.  But I love that it’s different.  The light and the colours.

Besides…she’s just super duper adorable so I’d probably love almost any picture of her!

There’s more from that evening…this is just a tease! Come back soon to see more.

Always, Aims

Germany: Tiny Village

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I love this picture the more I look at it (which doesn’t happen to me very often!) If I think about it and release my imagination… this picture becomes a story, the tiny village the setting. The story of a quaint village along the river and the unique people who live there. Or perhaps a quiet unsuspecting place for a hero to hide. Maybe the mansion is soaked in mystery, of hidden secrets and long forgotten passageways.

So take a moment and sit back; let your imagination go, allow the picture tell you a story of it’s own…the possibilities are endless!

Always, Aims

Did the picture inspire you? I’d love to hear what your imagination came up with!

Change: Part I {Thoughts on Blogging}

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A personal blog post:

A few thoughts have been swirling in the back of my mind for awhile now…so I’m finally taking the time to see how they will emerge as I try to type them out.

I’m blogging partly because one of the items floating around in my mind is this blog itself. With so many significant changes happening in my life I never dreamed it would hard to blog about them (or that I would just be too busy to blog!) Then before I knew it so much of my life had changed…so much of me had changed that I felt like a completely different person than the one who started writing back in 2012. It was hard to blog because I wasn’t “her” anymore. When I sat down to write or update it felt forced; that’s something I never wanted for this blog.

Another part of me missed blogging

But I felt stuck.  How do you transition a blog through huge personal life changes? For awhile I thought I should start a new blog, and then I thought that I should maybe just revamp this one.  I still haven’t decided what I will do as both options are appealing for different reasons.  Most of all, I just want to start blogging again, get back in the habit and rediscover the joy. Today’s post is my attempt to restart because if I don’t start now, I never will.

I’ve been taking pictures.  I’ve been traveling. More changes have been happening!

I’m excited to be back wether I stay on this blog or start another one.  Please, join me in my journey!

I think this is where I’ll stop today… more thoughts to come soon! Stay tuned!

Always, Aims

Feature: T and K Wedding

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Taylor and Krista’s wedding was an honour to photograph.  They’re super fun and chill…and their wedding party was pretty cool too 😉

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That moment when a groom first sees his bride is always priceless

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Krista is a farrier, so when we were choosing a location and the option of a barn with horses came up…I knew it would be fantastic! It was!  The horses seemed to enjoy the bride and groom too.

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In Canada, you can’t really have a summer wedding without a stop for ice capps from Tim Horton’s

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Romantic paths with dappled light are always a plus!

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I loved the exquisite details of buttons and lace on Krista’s dress

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I wish them only the best as they begin the exciting adventure called marriage!

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Always, Aims

Feature: R Family

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I’ve debated a little on this post… Mostly because it’s my fault. I’ve taken this wonderful family’s pictures before, but with my life being busy…

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…in other words I was preoccupied first with a boyfriend, then a fiance, then with planning a wedding… and if you’ve followed my blog at all (or more likely you gave up on my blog and I lost you along the way haha!) you’ve noticed I haven’t been blogging lately.

So to tell the truth, I have some other photoshoots of this family I haven’t posted yet. Like her adorable baby pictures…(ah those eyes!!)

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And another session of these boys before she was born…

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But in the end I decided for now, to start current… and in the new year I’ll catch up on what I missed before. 🙂

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But back to why I’m here…! We hit a lovely fall day, no rain, no wind…and not too cold for the little ones! I always enjoy the interactions with children, making them laugh and giggle… (and coaxing them to look at the camera! haha!)

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Can’t end without a picture of their lovely parents!

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Come back in the new year, I’ll be posting some more of this awesome family!

Always, Aims

Feature: T-Kids 2014

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Seriously, these kids just get more adorable every year (not that I’m biased! 😉 )

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Can’t get enough of these eyelashes eyes and that closed mouth grin!

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Full of giggles and overflowing with spunkiness (I think I made that word up!) I get a kick out of this kid.

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I could probably do a whole blog post just on her expressions and personality (maybe I will!)

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Brotherly love (Can’t you just see the older-brother-pride in his eyes?)

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That same closed mouth grin just melts my heart.

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Look who’s all grown up?

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I love how they love each other…. the love of a sister is such a special gift!

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Till next time…

Always, Aims

Feature: Wedding – Arienne and Jeff

Last June, I had the honour of photographing Arienne and Jeff’s rustic country wedding.  AimsPhotography_Wedding_Okanagan_Portrait.Photography-6

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Arienne was an absolutely gorgeous bride. She was cool enough to wear cowboy boots and a jean jacket…and to have her horse join in some of the pictures.

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It was a perfectly bright June morning…Arienne and Jeff were so easy.  They’re laid back and relaxed, we had such a great time.

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Their love was so beautiful because it’s real, it’s genuine.

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They were so fun…I just loved how much they loved each other.

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Jeff is a wheat farmer so we couldn’t bypass the opportunity to use the endless rolling wheat fields as a back drop.

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This was only a few weeks before my own wedding, and it was truly a blessing to be at Arienne and Jeff’s. They inspired me to enjoy every part of my own wedding. To take it easy and have fun!

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Arienne and Jeff, it was a privilege to be part of your day.  I wish you only the best in the future!

Always, Aims

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Since Febuary

To sum up my life since February in a few sentences…

I went to Hawaii and fell in love with the ocean, the colours, the sounds, the mysteries.

photoI came home and got engaged a few days later.

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I did some super awesome photo sessions including a beautiful wedding down in the States.

I planned.

I stressed (fact: every bride stresses at some point even if she doesn’t want to).

I learned.

I matured.

I (tried to!) enjoy it!

(As in most similar situations, there were parts of it I loved and parts of it I detested…but that’s typical.)

…and then I got married!

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^photo credit: Daniel Hayduck

Looking forward to catching up on the last seven months…I have some awesome photo sessions to share! Come back soon!

Always, Aims