My Favourites of 2014 | Langley Photographer

There are so many reasons why an image might be my favourite. Sometimes it’s the lighting and sometimes it’s the location and sometimes it’s the subject, but for the most it’s the story behind the image. This year I could have chosen the best light or the best composition or the best technical stuff but instead I chose some images that have a story behind them. Here are a few of my favourites from 2014.

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An image can be gift for someone very special. Maybe you even sneak that someone very specials personal item out and add it to your image. Or it could even be that your lipstick matches your shoes and it lights up the image like a firecracker.

 

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It might be the moment you have an additonal bride trying to steal your thunder.

 

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But more likely it’s the message behind your ink that makes you happy when you see it.

 

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It could be that special session that you have that will continue to bring you memories of something or someone that meant the world to you.

 

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It could be the perfect pose that only a dancer can create in a blink of an eye. ( and the sunset…. it’s always the sunset)

 

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It might be the location. A location that no longer exists in the same form. A location that has alot of meaning to those who have lived and grown up there. A location that is covered with a beauty of its own.

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It could be your gramma making faces so that you will stand still long enough to get that perfect shot.

 

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It could be a beginning to something beautiful.

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It could be the moment of joy that you have when you are a child enjoying the nature the way it was intended.

 

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It’s possible it’s a moment of connection between Mother and Daughter

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or between lovers.

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It might be a moment when you look at your family and say damn…. I am one lucky man.

 

 

 

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It might just be that inside joke you have with your two favorite people. Your sisters.

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or your cool new gloves and the fact that you are growing up so fast.

 

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It could be the love of a new little member to an already amazing family.

 

 

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or the realization that your children are growing to be amazing young adults bursting with talent.

 

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How about your infectious smile and attitude which contributes to your success in business.

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or a body  transformation that gives you strength health and peace.

 

 

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It will depict an adventure ahead of you that empowers your mind body and soul.

 

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or the coolest outfit that makes getting your picture taken that much easier.

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It could be something old something new something borrowed and something blue

 

 

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or a difficult change that teaches you how powerful you really are.

 

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It might be a quiet moment with the love or your life

 

 

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or the sheer joy of knowing that you will be adding more love to an already amazing life.

Photography is about the human connection. Perfect or not it will touch a part of your soul and capture a moment in time worth keeping.

Be Beautiful | Be Amazing | Be YOU

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Beach Ballet | White Rock Photographer

As many of you know one of my favorite subjects to photograph are dancers. Having two young dancers myself  and being around the dance community I have the opportunity to marvel in the beauty of dance. Recently I did a casting call for Ballet on the Beach and had an overwhelming response. It was very difficult to choose so I decided to narrow down the call to those that are in my immediate dance family.

Patrick is a talented young man who graduated from our dance school two years ago. He was part of a dance troupe who amazed the audience with their talent and musical theatre flair. It was an emotional day when everyone said goodbye to that amazing team of dancers. We all bet on Patrick to hit Broadway and some point in his career. A big goal thrown on him by his fans but quite honestly its because he is simply talented.

Samantha is pure beauty and grace. A long time dancer who was part of the same amazing troupe mentioned above and a talented instructor we are very lucky to have her lead our girls for the past two years. Miss Samantha was an easy choice as I had the opportunity to photograph her before and she is a natural in front of the camera. I was confident that she would be able to help bring my vision together.

During our session we made our way to the trestle. Just weeks later the trestle was removed and replaced. Very thankful to have to opportunity to photograph it before this long time piece of history and artwork was removed.

Throw these two in front of the camera, add their passion for dance and their connection as friends and fellow troupe members and finally bring us to White Rock beach, my favorite place on earth, during the most amazing sunset and this is what happens.

THANK YOU Mr Patrick and Miss Samantha. Hope you enjoy your images.

“And you shall find upon the beach the traces of my dancing” ~ Stella Benson

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Be Beautiful | Be Graceful | Be YOU

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The Passionate Home | Langley B.C

‘The Passionate Home is all about the unexpected and wonderful things in life!’

I had the honor of photographing a couple of beautiful ladies amoungst some of the things they love. Nature, chalkpaint, and some inspiring vintage finds. We met at a location when the cherry blossoms were in season to capture these two amazingly talented women.

Carrie, the owner with an incredible vision can be found in her lovely shop in Downtown Langley. If you havent had an opportunity to visit The Passionate Home I encourage you to go down and take a look. Located at 20506 Fraser Hwy in Langley BC . Carrie, Elinor and the team of ladies are not only friendly but a wealth of information when it comes to re-purposing vintage treasures. The store is filled with one of a kind pieces along with jewlery, artwork and some pretty amazing fleamarket finds. The Passionate Home team also offers DIY workshops and supplies to create your own pieces. Check out their ->website for a current schedule or follow along on their -> blog for more information.

Here are some of my favorite images from our session this spring.

Thank you again Carrie and Elinor for allowing me to capture your vision.

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Be Passionate | Be Inspiring | Be YOU

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