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Saturday, October 19, 2013
Last month I flew down to Abbotsford, BC to do a family session with the most lovely and adorable people you will ever meet. Here is one of my favourite shots.
They flew me down on the absolute worst weather weekend of the month with high winds and heavy rains but who could ever tell!
This little lady is one year old!
I love this shot because it illustrates how hard parents work to make their kids smile but Little Miss in the middle would not crack. There is a series of these shots with everyone beside themselves laughing and nothing from the little one.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
I had the great privilege of shooting the 70th Anniversary celebration of an amazing couple, David and Aleen, over the weekend. What an inspiring couple both in their relationship with each other and their impact in their community here in Anchorage.
Family from near and far flew in to be part of this celebration and it was obvious this is a family full of love. It was truly an honour to be there.
And how great to David and Aleen look for a couple in their nineties! Too cute.
|David and Aleen stand in front of the church where David was Reverend and also hand carved the totem poles standing behind them. The couple was very active in their church and outreach to the Alaska Native community.|
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
It's not everyday I get a chance to be much to close to a Boeing 727 while it lands on a runway built for small planes. But on this day, February 26, 2013 FedEx was donating its Boeing 727 to the University of Alaska Anchorage's aviation maintenance program.
I arrived at the airport prepared to stand safely on a bank of snow behind the chain link fence. I was amidst a crowd on mostly retirement age people (naturally, as it was 1:30pm on a Tuesday where only retired people and Kindergarten TA's like myself have time off). As we all stood waiting two cars pulled up who had access to the airstrip with a gate opener on their cars. We all just stood there while the gate gaped open for seemingly minutes after the cars drove through. Nobody moved. We were liked caged zoo animals who had just let freedom slip through their paws and cloven hooves.
We soon realized our folly. However, my biggest concern was an encounter with the law for trespassing without permission as one wrong encounter and I'd be deported back to Canada faster than I could say "poutine."
Shortly after a trio of young men who seemed up to something came to the gate with a piece of paper with several numeric codes on it saying, "one of these has to work." Using my investigative reasoning learned at photojournalism school, I deduced that they probably weren't who those codes were originally intended for. Well, one worked and the retirees and I marched on through not to miss our chance twice.
Turns out it was fine and I got a much better vantage point. Who needs a press pass when you ban together with the elderly?
The plane made two intentional passes before touching down on the third pass.