love & lifestyle photography

twin rainbows & a special maternity story; kootenays photographer

Unable are the loved to die
For love is Immortality
- Emily Dickinson

A fave FRESH bride, Caroline's beloved twin sister Christine Archibald, fell victim to the London Terror Attacks last year.  Her caring nature and charitable demeanor roused the #ChrissySentMe movement to inspire others to perform acts of kindness in her memory (as requested by the Archibald family.)  
Alas, love lives on.  
If you view the hashtag on social media, you can see that people around the world actively donated things like money, clothing, time and even blood in memory of Chrissy.  A year later, as I journeyed to Tyler & Caroline's maternity session, a double rainbow appeared in the sky.  Upon arrival, the rain subsided, the twin rainbows dissipated and then the sun shone majestically overhead. 
Caroline's memorial pendant necklace - inscribed Dickinson's "for love is immortality" - danced off her growing belly and shone in the light.  It was a spiritual experience.
And it is clear that this child is well loved already.

this is us; family vacation portraits

This is Us; dusty feet and camp hair.
The place I've been coming to for family vacations since, well, forever.  The place of childhood friendships formed, teenage rebellion mirroring the hail and wind storms that made us rush to put down dancing awnings and chase rogue tent flies. The place my man proposed on my first - and wild - horseback ride. Family potlucks and traditional food. Wake surfing, beach reading, ice cream and campfires.
Also seen in this photo, teenagers made to style their hair and wear clothes their mom picked out. I expect to hear about it from their therapist;)

 vacation portraits, christina lake, kootenays, nelson bc, grand forks bc, trail bc, rossland bc, explore bc, castlegar bc, cranbrook bc, fernie bc, banff, canmore, forever 21, A3 Design, Eddie Bauer, camping, lifestyle photo, adventure photographer, adventure portraits