What I've been up to ....

Welcome to a new week ...... although I'm slightly late and posting on a Tuesday but no matter. I wasn't sure where to begin with this post because I've been up to a lot of things lately ....... Shooting this lovely backyard for the latest issue of Canadian Gardening Magazine was a nice calm shoot..... Until I met Harley, the cutest little lab pup. How can I not resist getting licks from this sweetheart.

Canadian Gardening Tracey Ayton Photography

Linen fabric is a favourite of mine so when Ellen Walde from le fil rouge asked me to shoot for her, I just about died and went to heaven. Her products are so beautiful.


Once A Tree showcase series is now featuring Victoria McKenney from Enviable Designs. The inspiration for her "Comfortable Sophistication" is a recent trip to Palm Springs. This room epitomizes the vintage glamour that Palm Springs once was. The pastel yellows and blues are stunning. If you have time, I highly recommend stopping by and paying a visit. It really is an inspiring space.

Enviable Designs Tracey Ayton Photography

Backyard Blogger Party Featured in Style At Home

Featured in this month's Style At Home magazine is a backyard in which my husband and I had always dreamed our little yard could become. After a lot of sweat, swearing, tears and trips to the dump we finally were able to see what all our hard work had become. Ten years ago we had purchased our home and needless to say, the backyard needed help .... but so did a lot of other things about the house and unfortunately, the backyard had to wait. After taking out an oil tank about the size of a dinosaur, cutting down three extremely large trees, breaking cement with a sledge hammer, building a new deck and tearing down a lopsided shed, we can finally sit and enjoy our yard. I want to thank everyone who came to my backyard blogger party and to Style At Home magazine for featuring it. We were truly proud it made the cover too! Backyard blogger party T Ayton Photography

Tracey Ayton Photography Before

Overhead Tracey Ayton Photography

Table Tracey Ayton Photography

Eats Tracey Ayton Photography

I have to say a big THANK YOU to Karla Amadatsu of Kerrisdale Design who not only did her magic with her amazing styling job but she also prepared the most delicious appetizers and delightful seafood pasta the girls all enjoyed.

Karla Tracey Ayton Photography


Backyard Blogger Party Tracey Ayton Photography


Evening Shots Tracey Ayton Photography

I want to thank the fellow bloggers who helped make this a big hit:

Karla Amadatsu ~ Kerrisdale Design

Barbara Matson ~ Hodge Podge

Rosa Pearson ~ Flutter Flutter

Andrea Johnson ~ Andrea Johnson Design

Amanda Evans ~ Twenty One Two Designs

Stephanie Jean ~ Lulu & Drew

Michelle Mollinga ~ I Dream of Chairs

Nancy Marcus ~ Marcus Design

Lily Ellis ~ Birch + Bird

Danielle Hardy ~ Urbanwalls

Victoria Lambert ~ The Fat Paint Company

Sheila Zeller ~ sZinteriors

Carol Smyth ~ The Design Pages

Colleen Sawatsky ~ Vintage Home

Sari Vaananen ~ Shoe Shinez