My Finding Iceland Crew
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Archived photos from a great hike just east of Jasper National Park. I love these people with all my heart. There is nothing like sharing the beauty of the mountains and losing yourself in their splendour with people you count as friends.
Photo credit to Emmalee for the bottom two. She’s got a good eye.
It’s been one of the craziest months of my life. I do apologize for my absence from my blog as of late. I’ve tried to include some Instagram shots to keep you up to date, but it isn’t the same I know. I’d like to extend a warm welcome to all you new followers and a deep thank you to those who have been with me for some time.
This past month has seen me travelling all over the place. I was blessed to travel to Oklahoma to shoot a friends wedding in Norman. It was a beautiful ceremony and I’m excited to share some of what took place that special day.
Just a day after arriving back to Edmonton from Oklahoma, I departed for Reykjavik, Iceland and spent two weeks in what I have to consider the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. I do promise to share my many photos and videos from that place as soon as I possibly can.
Two days after returning from Iceland Emmalee arrived from Vancouver and we headed south to our hometown of Red Deer to spend some time with our families. This was so refreshing. Family is everything and I enjoyed my time with my parents and siblings. It was also great to get to know Emmalee’s family as well.
After our time in Red Deer, which included a real scare when I thought I’d contracted meningitis, Moe (Emmalee) and I headed west to Vancouver as her semester break had come to an end. We rolled into town maybe thirty minutes before the Canada Day fireworks erupted over Crab Park. I spent a few days in Vancouver, mostly enjoying time with Moe at some cafe or a beach along the Sea to Sky highway. We visited Whytcliff Park and Porteau Cove. I must say I love that city. It was hard to leave this past Saturday, especially given the fact that somewhere along the way I managed to catch strep throat. Not the best 14 hour drive of my life and to make matters worse my car broke down about 45 minutes from home.
Everything feels like it’s grinding to a halt right now, but I have faith they’ll be better soon. I’m feeling healthier and my car is nearly fixed. This summer has been a strange one, but it there are no bad notes, just new challenges to conquer. I hope all is well with you, God bless.
Stops along the BC-5 Hi-way
Four years ago I started my blog and began to work at the art of photography. I never dreamt I would become so passionate about it. I never dreamt this art could take me around the world or be the catalyst to new friendships. More than that photography has fostered a sense of adventure and wonder that I doubt could have ever surfaced had it not become one of my foremost pursuits. It awakened a desire for me to see and collect light from every corner of my life. It changed how I see everything.
It seems to me that I have become more connected with the permanent things in this life: a bible, a rugged path, a mountain top, folk music and strong words. And though photographs in the grand scheme of things are temporary, they bring a permanence to moments otherwise lost in a cloud of memory. These images serve as anchors, pillars for my story, and they can bring me back to the times that mean the most to me in an instant. They become like forceps, delicately pulling every memory, every detail into the front of my mind, so I can recall them precisely as I should.
Emmalee in Lighthouse Park II
My beautiful and talented girlfriend. We went out to Lion’s Bay to catch the setting sun and watch the stars come out.