The place I get more sentimental about than any other place on earth. We’re coming for ya! ⛺️🍷🥓🍳🏔
He puts up with me every wedding season and I don’t know how he does it. (Only 3 more months @mrusso86 😬) Weekends at 8-14 hour weddings, weeknights holed up in my office editing and body aches that need many many massages. (Don’t get me wrong, I LIVE for wedding season 😍 but man it’s hard on the body!) He pours me wine, buys me chocolate on the the way home from work and offers to make dinner AND do the dishes when I have a pile of editing to do. He reminds me that I can’t do everything no matter how hard I try (and that’s ok) and that I should drink more water and take a Tylenol for my headache. After dinner I cuddle attacked him him the kitchen, which he loves 😏, especially when he’s trying to do the dishes....I tried to be sexy (which resembles an awkward dance) and he tickled me and I smacked his arm and then I said “is everyone this in love 10.5 years after being married?” Followed by “does everyone’s spouse annoy them as much as you do after being married this long?” 😂 But seriously being married is the best thing I’ve ever done. ♥️
A friend of mine who is a few years younger told me a few months ago that my life seemed so put together and that she wanted to be “just like me” when she grew up...our life looked so perfect to her. She meant it as a light joke but it made me so uncomfortable and I stammered a response like an awkward teenager. I would never ever describe myself as put together. Or anyone that someone would want to become more like. I want how I feel on the inside to match my outsides so people know the real me. But I think society has brainwashed me into automatically seeing all the good “instagram worthy” moments and immediately think “oh that’s so amazing, I’ll share that.” And then when the quiet struggles, the loud meltdowns and the hard emotional moments happen, I take a step back and choose not to share. I also think there’s nothing wrong with that at all, but for me, I want to share more... I just finished @glennondoyle’s “Carry on Warrior” book for the third time and once again fell in love with her wide open sharing of her insides. I want to share like that. I want to make other women feel like we are all in this together, because we are. I want to connect with others more and be more present. I hate when I feel my guard go up and myself disconnecting. As Glennon says, “life is equal parts beautiful and brutal. And/both. Life is brutiful...sharing life’s brutiful is what makes us feel less alone and afraid.” 🙌🏼
My mom said she really wanted to see elk while we were in Banff! On our last day, we drove my favourite loop drive in the park....we turned me corner and there was a herd of 26 elk!!
Yesterday I photographed my 100th wedding!! 🎉 But even better, it was @lauraannejensen wedding!! She’s been a close friend and fellow photographer for quite a few years and we spent many afternoons having workdates in my kitchen drinking coffee and listening to Taylor Swift! Not much work would get done as we’d spent most the afternoon talking! 😂 She’s the kind of person you can dive right into deep conversation with and she’s one of the warmest and best listeners I’ve ever met! Many of our conversations revolves around relationships and how much she wanted one with the right man! Brandon is so the right man and getting to see how happy he makes her made me tear up multiple times!! ❤️ Congrats Laura and Brandon!!! ❤️ xoxo
When I first started marketing for Banff, I had no idea it would bring me a summer of 7 trips!! This is trip #3 and this time there’s ZERO work involved! It’s been just me and my Mom! ❤️ (and some mountains, shopping and wine!)
🇨🇦 HAPPY CANADA DAY! 🇨🇦 Having a lazy morning (still in our pjs!) celebrating our country. I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else and I am so darn proud to be Canadian! A throwback to my favourite photo of the kids in one of my most favourite places!! Cya in two days Banff! 😍
This time of year always makes me super sentimental. The kids are almost done school and hearing what grade they’re entering next makes me a little panicky, and I also go overboard planning epic summer adventures and activities!! (With a healthy mix of lazy days in the backyard where we don’t leave the house or change out of our bathing suits 😉) 3 more days and it’s summer lovin’!