We love the farmers market! Our favourite thing to do on the weekend this past summer, was to wander over and see what was fresh and delicious that week. Our favourite finds were shishito peppers, big bundles of basil, carrots and their tops, and… tomatoes <3
May 4th 2019
I photographed Mel & Steve’s Port Moody wedding! We had fun on the beach, and enjoyed ice cream and craft beer from Moody Ales. Congratulations you two!
Travelling around Victoria, Salt Spring and here and there.
Everyone has an opinion on the colour orange.
My favourite corner store in East Van. I love the amount of flowers that sit out front, you can barely see inside the store.
I have driven past this car wash on Kingsway, in Burnaby BC, many times. Only recently did I finally pass by with my camera with me.
I spent the weekend in Squamish visiting friends, eating well, and soaking up the last bit of November sunshine.
Walking around with my camera, on a sunny October afternoon.
My roommates and I decided to make apple cider from the apples growing in our yard. Esteban and Chris called themselves the Yeasty Boys.
Thousands of angry Vancouverites gathered for an emergency rally to protest the Liberal Government's bailout of the Kinder Morgan Pipeline on May 29th. Holding this protest in the heart of town, with beautiful mountains in clear view and the skytrain whizzing overhead reinforced that Vancouver is a progressive and environmentally conscious city.
Some recent photos from an engagement session with Brenda and Rob. We went up to Whyte Lake trail on a sunny afternoon, and got a little hike in as well while taking photos. We loved the tall trees, all of the green moss and ferns, and the sun trickling through the thick canopy. I will see them again for their cute, farm wedding this summer!
Albert Tang, Nemesis Coffee
For the October 2017 issue of LINK Magazine, I shot our Student Spotlight for the cover. Our Student Spotlight was Albert Tang. Albert is an Architecture Student and Entrepreneur (among other things, he's also a great photographer). He owns Nemesis Coffee in Gastown with his business partners. I don't really understand how he works part time and goes to BCIT simultaneously, but somehow he does and excels at it. I can only assume he stopped sleeping. Nemesis Coffee has a cool logo of an upside down heart, and outside the cafe they have a large glowing, neon sign of their logo. We wanted to utilize this for the cover. I met Albert after hoursand we took some photos around Nemesis. I wanted to capture the blue glow of the sign, and showcase the graphically interesting sign.
I recently visited Salt Spring Island with Ayase Kay. I feel like I have been working in a tornado for the past year, so getting away to a Gulf Island was a welcome escape. As soon as I stepped on the ferry, I felt responsibilities melt off my shoulders. Plus, the added bonus of nearly no cellphone reception was fantastic. On the island, we stayed with Ayase's Dad who is an artist. He is a painter, sculptor and musician. His home was eclectic, with every corner full of art, instruments, books, photos, sentimental knick-knacks and odds-n-ends. I felt inspired and in awe, his home was like the mix of a library meets an art gallery.
We explored the property, went swimming in Cusheon Lake, had lunch at the farmers market. We danced at Beaverton Hall to electronic DJ's late into the night, barefoot while sipping cans of Yerba Matte. I had a potluck dinner on Aloha Aina Farms the next day, went swimming in Spirit Lake and soaked up a long, pink, summer sunset. I felt time move a bit slower, the sun and gravity made my foot steps a bit heavier. I left for the ferry Monday morning feeling relaxed and happy.
Stand Up to Racism
I attended Vancouver's Rally Against Racism on August 19th, 2017 at Vancouver City Hall. It was hot and summery outside, blue skies and the sounds of news helicopters beat in the distance. I walked around and shot some photos, and listened to the speakers. The Alt-Right protesters did not show up, to my relief. I was nervous about attending the rally with all of the violence happening in the world, but that also made a stronger case for myself to attend. I don't want to be afraid to stand up for equality and what's right in the world, and especially not in my own city.
The speakers were inspiring and came from all different backgrounds and perspectives. The crowd was friendly, people would apologize to me when I bumped into them moving through the crowd. I left feeling inspired and light.