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You ask what I've been up to ........

Well ..... I'm busy balancing work and life.  I can tell you for sure that work has been busy but I also want to mention that I've finally learned how to make the time for family, friends and fun.   Often in my career, I've had to work on weekends and most times, I've spent an entire weekend shooting and or editing.  Recently, I've learned how to "let go" of work on weekends and put it aside until Monday.  (THIS IS BIG FOR ME)  Nothing bugs me more than having work on my mind and work to get done.  Very recently, I have been able to conquer this challenge and it is so liberating!

So in the mean time, people ask, "What have you been working on?"  ..... Certainly not my blog as it's been one of those aspects of my work that I've had to let go because I made time to be somewhere else besides sitting in front of the computer.  Today however, it felt right to make time for an entry between editing shoots.  Perhaps my blog will be a little more sporadic but just know that I'm not going anywhere.  Most times you can see what I've been up to on a daily basis through a wonderful thing called Instagram.  I post at least once a day and find it gives me a quick and easy way to show my followers what I'm doing.  You can follow me HERE  As a creative person, I've learned how to accept that sometimes creativity doesn't always come right away and realizing this is so important ...... and then when you least expect it, it comes rushing back.   The fact that I've taken time to have fun and welcomed some relaxation ........ the creativity and energy has been tremendous...... and I am thankful.

In the last week, I've had really cool and exciting projects with some of the best clients I could ever ask for.  I've included some frames from each shoot I've done within the last week or so to give you a peek into ..... what I've been up to.

Lori Steeves from Simply Home Decorating has an impeccable eye for detail and the devotion she shares for design is truly her passion.

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Having the opportunity of working with the very talented artist Dana Mooney was amazing!  I want to own several of her paintings ..... hopefully one day soon I will.

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Jamie Deck  is truly one of a kind ...... not only is she the sweetest person but super talented!

 

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Working with Ellen Walde from le fil rouge is as pretty as it gets when working with linen and alpaca.  (My favourite textile :-)

 

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Shooting incredible vignettes with Deborah and Nour from Flock Interiors ..... well let's just say that shooting vignettes is one of my favourite things I do and these ladies have the goods to do it!

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When Michelle Gemmill the very talented stylist of Kits Construction had asked me to shoot her home, I swooned the minute I walked through the door ...

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Lastly, working with Karla Amadatsu of Karla Amadatsu Design is a true honour ....

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Would love to hear from you!

So here we are ….. another new week and I was thinking about what I have lined up for the next few weeks for my blog posts, then a thought occurred to me to see what you like.  It's pure curiosity on my end but I always like to stay in line with what my readers find interesting.   So go ahead, comment below I'd love to hear your thoughts.  Have a fantastic week! Typewriter Tracey Ayton Photography

Such a pretty office

Happy new week!  My weekend was full of sunny goodness and  I have to admit that I skipped working inside in order to spend some quality time outdoors.  Hence, why my post is a day late   ;-/  Nothing is worse than having to work indoors when the sun is shining.  A big part of my job is post production at the computer so anytime I see an office/work space that I love, I am totally inspired to bring some of that goodness in my own workspace.  A couple of years ago when I went to visit Erica Cook's home in Calgary, the talented girl behind Moth Design, I  was blown away with how pretty  her office was.  The colors were incredible and her little styling bits .... I swoon.  For me, being surrounded by little bits of goodness and order is what inspires me to work creatively.  I hope this inspires you like it did me! Erica Cook office 6 Tracey Ayton Photography

 

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