New post on the portfolio side of the site! Check out the work I did recently for Edmonton’s Next Gen, PechaKucha Night. The annual event brings people together to share ideas through a series of 7 minute talks. PechaKucha is Japanese for chit-chat and the short presentations force speakers to be concise, kinda like the Twitter word limit.¬† ūüėČ


The Muttart Conservatory at Night

A few weeks ago my family kicked off the holidays by attending a free membership appreciation event at the Muttart Conservatory.

If you’ve never had the pleasure, It’s a sweet little place, a real gem in Edmonton’s river valley. My husband and I had some of our first dates at the Muttart, and I’ve been going since I was a child. Typically, my family would choose a sunny winter afternoon to visit — when we were most missing the green of summer.

One time we’ve never been is at night! Of course, it was scarcely five pm, but it was dark as night. The pyramids certainly took on a different feeling whilst lit only by soft twinkle lights and Christmas decor. It was very romantic and definitely got me thinking about the holidays.

Friends in Front of the Lens

Two of my dearest friends stopped by recently for a mini photo shoot. We didn’t have a lot of time — or light– to get fancy,¬†so we made do with what we had: a little left over sun and willingness to brave the cold.

Amy and Beth are two lovely souls and it was a pleasure to force them before my lens. I can’t wait to take more photos of these ladies in a more formal setting.

As you can see, Amy is a dancer whose gracefulness and poise is rivaled only by her grin. Beth is a scientist with a serious brain for rocks and silliness and, I think, a budding model, no?


Saturdays are for Doughnuts

edited-1Despite being about as Canadian as they come, I’m not a Tim Horton’s gal. No, my heart belongs to a more delectable, gourmet treat then the pre-made pastries that are sold under that glass counter. I’m a local gourmet doughnut-aholic.

My affections currently belong to Moonshine Doughnuts, sadly, I am very bad at waking up in time to buy them. Lucky for me, this weeks market include the option to pre-order. My hubby and I paid for our doughnuts on Friday and slept in on market day. Truly, the way Saturdays are meant to be spent.

Did you know I take outfit photos every now and then? See more of the outfit details on my blog, Light a Candle.