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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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Love love love Valentine's Day

This week, I'll keep it short but as I do every year, I can't help but tell you how much I love Valentine's Day. I get caught up in all of it ....... as for my husband, not so much but at least he puts in the effort to make me happy. I hope you enjoy the pics as much as I had taking them. Happy Valentine's Day!!! Fleur 2 Tracey Ayton Photography

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Gild & Co. featured in Canadian House & Home Magazine

Just back from our short jaunt to Palm Springs and delving into a new week with a store I shot for the latest issue of Canadian House & Home, Gild & Co. Just as their website describes: Curators of vintage and new furniture, home decor and accessories. I couldn't have said it better :-) Bonnie Wilson is the mastermind behind this gem of a store located on the West side of Vancouver and after meeting her, I understood why Gild & Co. is such a success. PASSION! Bonnie exudes this love for every piece of furniture, textile, trinket, mirror, vintage find …… I love how inspired I am with every visit and a matter of fact, I'm due for another one this week. "Lets see, I need fabric and am in the market for a chaise lounge" See you soon B! Gild & Co. Tracey Ayton Photography 2

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My very much coveted sofa ……

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Oh and you should see what they have in store for the holiday season!!!!

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