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Paige - Grad

The one thing I can truly say about this session is that it embodies the definition of grace and elegance.  

Grad sessions are usually so casual, but Paige wanted anything but that.  I wanted to help her achieve her vision so I spent lots of time putting this session together.  With a little help from some locals, (who had a truly storybook property), and Paige's little sister to assist me, I was able to capture some of the most elegant and artful images I think I've ever taken.  But I was really inspired by Paige and her situation, and that really helped me tap into another level of inspiration for my own work as a result. 

We all face challenges in our life that seem impassable, and sometimes but not always, we find a ways to defeat them and move onto the next stage of our lives...  making us stronger, smarter, and more beautiful than ever before.  Paige is no different.  She wanted to showcase her incredible transformation in this moment in a way that would never let her forget just how important that was to her.

Once we were done and she saw the final images, I could sense that she felt strong, empowered, and beautiful again.  My hope for Paige and for all the rest of the graduates of this year and the next is that you always continue to find yourself in ways you never thought possible, and never, EVER give up on yourself. 


Rock The Dress 2013

Rock the Dress for Breast Cancer - Where everyday women get to be models for a day all in the name of raising money for the cause, to find a cure and to raise awareness.  Every year, for a small donation, the ladies of Salmon Arm, Vernon and Kelowna team up with local photographers, make-up artists, and hair stylists to make sheer photo magic.  Here are just a few highlights from my day with these amazing women trying to make a difference.  Many thanks to all those who were a part of this special day.  Your individual contributions amounted to so much more than just these images.  They contribute to hope.