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This was the first group. We came together nervous, nobody knowing what to expect- not even me. The new light modifier I planned to use conked out when I turned it on. New plan. The medium we were to use to paint each other was...

I was going through my favourite photos today and came to one inescapable conclusion: I miss Puerto Rico. So Today I'm going to blog about one of the beautiful beaches in Puerto Rico, which we discovered on the 2013 Fearless Retreat. The beautiful Puerto Rico beach of Mar Chiquita...

In 2009 I was in a bad place. I'd been struggling with that lying sonovabitch depression since I turned 15 and that was the year I thought I might finally lose. I'd lost some close friends and then eventually just eased sideways out of most...

"You know I only sing in the background."  We were on our way to karaoke, after a long evening of trying to wrestle a too-big armoire through the too-small door of the studio, and I thought as she said it that those were the truest...

She is funny and sharp-tongued and caring and completely without a filter and damn, is she sexy. She has survived bad marriages and risen to the challenge of her children's intense special needs and two years ago she made this decision: “I’m going have a year filled...

This whole "eating well" thing has gone too far. I appreciate the science and studies and proliferation of knowledge that are helping us create new, healthier lifestyles after a generation or two of chemistry projects thinly disguised as convenience foods.  I myself climb tirelessly (I'm lying,...

This is who they are: Rebecca- Quietly powerful, a reader and thinker, a writer and dreamer.  Sweet with an edge of awesome. Jason- A geek and a poet, a techie and a romantic.  An honest, trustworthy, genuinely good man. We trekked all over Fort Edmonton Park for these...

Here's what you can't see: It was late at night, on a lakeshore in central Alberta. I'd driven through a storm to get there (and gotten completely lost while distracted by the glorious storm-soaked sunset, good light is always my Achilles heel), but it cleared up...

This is who they are: Brandi- a beautiful, strong, empowered, kind and generous spirit who I fell utterly in love with the first time I photographed her Mathias- her sweet, quiet, funny and thoughtful true love You may have heard me say that I "don't do weddings" but the...

So Kim was a sideway friend when she first came in- the sort of friend that you see at other people's houses and like but barely know. She came in for a shoot with another friend a couple of years ago, and because we had...

We're Not In Kansas Anymore The first clue that Lucky Pierre's was not the sort of place I had been to before was the sleekly muscled male dancers taking turns on the pole in the window behind the bar.  Visible to both passersby and those waiting...

The stone courtyard was lit by gas lanterns and candles, warm, golden light that drew the photographers one by one like unwise moths.  We had  laughed and cuddled and photographed and posed nude in a tangle of arms and legs in a pool under the...