Today I go to Calgary to sit my medical exam for Permanent Residency; one of the last steps in a series of many I have taken to stay in the country. Amongst work, the paperwork and all that makes up daily life, moments in the mountains are fewer than what I would like so far this year (rarer still is finding space to write about it). Summer will be over in as little as 10 weeks and I’m sure we will be surprised by our first snowfall earlier than we think; but knowing there are more mountain adventures to come year after year from here on is pretty exciting indeed.⠀ ⠀ P.S. Thinking of putting this image up as a print—what do you think?
My aunt Juliet makes another orbit around the sun today. My family and I have watched her live with two different primary cancers in the last 8 years. The reality is that we weren’t sure how many birthdays she would have left. Now we cherish every moment we have, knowing how precious the good days are, and how heart-wrenchingly painful the bad days can be. She has shown us the meaning of grace, faith & acceptance in the face of overwhelming adversity. Happy birthday, Tita Julie 🌞⠀ ⠀ Taken on a good day, during an Easter visit to Vancouver.
Shadows on the porch at the start of May, when it felt a lot more like summer than spring, and when June monsoon wasn’t staying true to its name. 🍃
An out-take from April with @christiegrahamphotography. This year, I've started work on a portraiture & interview series on women who create, women who climb, women who hike, and more—simply, I’m looking for women who are doing what they love, and doing it for themselves. I need more subjects so that I can keep the momentum on this going. So, if you're based in the Bow Valley, Calgary, Vancouver & beyond and you know an incredible woman who has a story to share and lots to say, please send them my way: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonus points to these two for getting me to shoot them with their pup. Summer is short but oh, so sweet here in the Rockies—get in touch to book a portrait session with your nearest and dearest before winter settles in once again...