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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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A Pretty Home filled with lights, featured in BC Living Magazine

A friend of mine, Claudine has a wonderful eye and is so resourceful when it comes to collecting vintage stuff for the home. In her spa, Bioethique Certified Organic, you'll notice a lot of reclaimed items such as a fireplace, wood floors, lighting fixtures and small trinkets. She let me know that she had recently installed a large portion of her collection of pendant lighting at her client/friend, Jenna Girard's home. Knowing what I do for a living, Claudine introduced me to Jenna and knew I would enjoy photographing her exquisite home designed by Formwerks Architectural Inc. I'm happy to say that it's featured in the latest issue of BC Living Magazine. Jenna 1 Tracey Ayton Photography

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Here is the collection of lights that are through out the home. So pretty.

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Rick & Lorna's House in Canadian House & Home

Hi Everyone!  I hope you all had a nice weekend.  Just thought I'd share a home that I shot for the latest issue of Canadian House & Home ...... The home itself is not only beautiful but the family that lives there is too.  Lorna & Rick Penner have four kids to keep them busy along with Rick's booming building company Rodell Homes Inc.  He is the mastermind behind the building of their house and Lorna is the talent behind all of the interior design.  Obviously you can see she truly enjoys the process of making her house a home.  The relaxed and airy feel of the home is lovely but what I swoon over most is the amount of linen used throughout and those wood beams ........ to die for!  I think you'll really get inspired like I did while admiring what this home boasts.  Thanks Lorna for all of the yummy cookies and Rick, the coffees were the best ever.

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