Posted on October 14, 2012
Well, anyone who reads this blog is accustomed to every post starting with an apology – so why stop now. I apologize for my lack of blogging and returning emails etc. I have not found an assistant yet, and probably haven’t responded to the underwhelming amount of emails I received yet. I am a bit behind as usual with clients and editing etc. Plus we did manage to get away to Kelowna to hook up with my family over Thanksgiving which was wonderful – so priorities are constantly shifting. Unfortunately, Canmore has become somewhat of a blackhole for me – I manage to get a horrible migraine somewhere outside of town everytime we go there and this one has lasted 12 days despite a trip to emergency and every other method I know to break a headache. This means looking at my computer makes me teary and I lose track of days – so I don’t always get a lot of work done during these stretches, but hopefully this will be over soon.
On to the good stuff. Meet little Sadie. Before I show you the gorgeous shots of her – let me preface by saying rumor has it she looks exactly like me (oh, and her dad, my younger brother) did as a newborn. And she is CUTE. She also has a bit of a stubborn streak – not sure where she got that from? She basically would only allow me to take her photos outside. Remember that I take newborn’s photos pretty much every week – and I can tame most of them pretty quickly with my wicked ways. Not Sadie. She wasn’t buying anything I was selling – and when she saw me in Kelowna she started to cry. But I know she really does love me! Here are the shots of my little Island baby….
Posted on August 22, 2012
My apologies for ignoring my blog, Facebook page, website and everything else for so long. I really am here and I am still working despite what creative stories may have surfaced! I have been a bit sidelined with some health issues making it a bit difficult to book clients because I never know when I’m going to hit a tough patch and be out of commission – meaning my timelines are very unpredictable which is not the way I like to run my business. For this reason, I am NOT booking any more clients for the rest of 2012 so that I can really focus on getting myself healthy. Nothing serious – but I’m pretty sure if I don’t listen to my body on this one it could turn into something uglier since let’s face it, I’m no spring chicken.
So in the meantime – I have tons of gorgeous little ones to update to my blog and website, plus a new website in the works that should be launching sometime before November. I am booking for 2013 now , so it’s never too early to send off an email if you are interested as I will not be taking as many clients per month.
I am also on the hunt for an assistant again! If you know of anyone let me know. I would love a young person, a university or college student would be great. Someone who could help me one day a week with some communication, paper work, correspondence, deliveries, packaging, etc. would be amazing. Of course if I could book sessions on the day my assistant was here – it’s always nice to have an assistant for sessions so this could be a great learning opportunity for someone wanting to get into the photography business. Hiring someone will let me focus more on the creative side of my business which is what I really love to do (the administrative side….. not so much!). I think I pay well and can be really flexible with days and times so if you think you know someone have them email me since one of my biggest problems is that I never seem to find time to return phone calls!! I hope to be adding some new images soon and updating other things when I can – I really appreciate everyone’s patience and emails of well wishes over the last few months, I really do thank you for your support.
I will leave you with some fairly recent images of baby Rhys. She is still the happiest little baby – and I am SO excited as I will be an Auntie again in a few weeks! I will be flying out to Vancouver Island to photograph my new niece once she is born and cannot wait to get my first newborn shots by the ocean…….
Posted on February 15, 2012
It’s been an exciting few weeks around here. We were thrilled to meet our newest member of the Wagner family on January 23rd. Sweet little Rhys Lyric Gweneth – the most gorgeous little thing in the world. I finally got a few images edited, there will be tons more to come I’m sure. She is a dream to photograph. She throws little smiles at me all the time – we couldn’t believe she was smiling while we did the little ‘potato sack’ pose. We love her so much already – just holding her makes all your worries disappear. And photographing my own niece lets me try new things and just go with what inspires me. She truly has become my little muse already. So finally, here are some images to introduce Baby Rhys! Congratulations Scott and Lee, you’re good at this.
Posted on July 8, 2011
I’m going to apologize in advance for limited blog posts over the summer. I did not get my wrist surgery but have been told to rest my hand/wrist for the summer, so will be limiting both my camera and computer time. Hopefully this will help heal some things so that I can be pain free in the near future! I will still be working on my new website and a few other things, but for the most part will be taking the summer off to spend time with my family and heal!
Here are some shots from Mexico. It was awesome to just shoot with my kids, it seems like ages since I’ve had the chance to do that… a few new faves in here for sure…..