HERE YOU GO, a highlight of some moments i am glad I captured this year. If I was any good at scrapbooking my album would be huge! 2016 was full of events & friends I love with all my heart.
People love/hate that I record & take pictures of everything.. from food to something ridiculous they are doing. I usually get away with it by saying it's my version of journaling?! I cherish every picture I take and do not regret the storage space that is filled up on all my devices. Careful, I also keep the embarrassing photos to use on your birthday... I think I love in the moment pictures I have been saving off of snapchat & instagram stories more than the creatives photography styled shots simply because I get a warm fuzzy flood of happiness when I come across old funny videos or pictures I took.
PHOTOGRAPHY & OPPORTUNITIES
JUNE 2016, the month I decided to take photography seriously. My dad gifted me the used Canon I had been dreaming of getting. I knew I was always the person with a camera or phone handy since high school, but never did I think I would be interested in taking photos in a professional & storytelling way.
This may only seem exciting to me, but this year I got to meet every influencer I had always been admiring from a distance!!
Sometimes all it takes is a quick bold moment of courage to write a message/email/DM, entering numerous contests, showcasing your best work or looking for local opportunities. I
JOHN DONNELlY - Him and his associates have my dream job. Watching him & the City of Surrey special events team run some of my favourite festivals so smoothly gave me clarity to what type of jobs I could put my creative and organizational skills to. They are the reason I decided events & marketing was something I wanted to purse as a career. (how I ended up at BCIT)
TREASURES & TRAVELS - I first stepped into their cute studio for a coffee with creatives hosted by Later Media. (who has been so supportive of my photography & events passions, thank you for the amazing volunteer opportunities by the way!) Meeting Tegan & Lindsay and hearing their story inspires me to create more content! Being part of their market they curated for the Vancouver Mural Festival was a blast.
no big deal, but I also met the 3 other people who creatively inspire me the most through social media.
@tothmedia & @wearetothe9s
ADVENTURES & MY FAITH IN GOD
2016, you scary, sneaky, exciting & unpredictable you!! I learnt that God provides, forgives, saves and heals broken hearts when you trust in him. He has protected me and my friends whilst chasing waterfalls, mountains, sunsets, lakes and beautiful scenery. There is still so much of BC and the world to explore!
FRIENDSHIP & COMMUNITY
To my littles ones who are not so little. Thanks for being the raddest youth kids out there. xox
Southgate family, I love you. Thank you for helping me grow as a person and challenging me to use my talents to serve!
Village church, youth leaders & community group gals. wow. Thank you for your warm hospitality. I feel right at home and I can't wait for 2017.
Ella Klassen , our relationship went from strangers, customer/associate, to being sisters in no time. I won't share too much in this post but I am so excited to be returning to Hawaii with her family in less than a week while this girlie travels Thailand & the sea. I miss you already!
So my dear friends.. thank you, for being photogenic, and letting me take pictures of your faces. Thank you for all the laughs, for offering to drive my car for me because I hate driving, for going on spontaneous adventures and for making 2016 such a community & coffee filled year. My heart is full. I have never felt so loved despite the ups and downs that occurred in the last 12 months. LOTS OF LOVE,