The ocean, Dolphins!, Hollywooood, Zoey ( Paige‘s hand), Bubbles, Ventura Pier

Growing up on a farm far from the ocean, I developed a dream of one day being a surfer chick in sunny California. I asked my family to get me a surfboard for one of my birthdays in high school (they said no) and ripped out many a magazine ad to decorate my bedroom walls. I wore skater shoes, anything with the name Roxy and Billabong on it and used Sun-in to get that perfect sun bleached hair color. Right after college, I tried river surfing and had big dreams of getting a car (and license) and spending weekends in the lineup for the river surfing spot here in Montreal. And then something else shiny probably attracted my attention elsewhere.

The attraction of California never died and I was so happy to finally get my butt over there this winter. I am grateful to my friends who helped that dream come true by giving me a place to stay, food and awesome tours. I am already dying to go back, I still need to try surfing and visit a vineyard where I can bathe in red wine. (not literally – though if that exists, count me in!)

In case you missed it, CALIFORNIA IN PHOTOS PART 1


August 26th, 2011

I finally got around (3 months later…) to going through, selecting and editing the photos from another one of the weddings I shot – as a second shooter – this summer. They are up on my photography blog. I have one more wedding and 2 more engagement shoots to post on the blog. I would love to do some holiday shoots this winter so if anyone local – unless you want to pay my plane ticket (yes please!) – is interested, give me a shout! (design[at]