Lynn Canyon

It still amazes me, even after living in Vancouver for three years, just how beautiful this city is. The ability to hop in your car and be in the mountain, or lounging on the beach (when it isn’t freezing cold in the middle of January), or exploring a nearby park; the options are limitless. Having said that, my current favourite place to take friends and family who are visiting is Lynn Canyon. It is free to visit, there is an amazing suspicion bridge, and a small hike that is suitable for nearly everyone. Rob and I were bored last weekend and looking for something to do, and after driving around for a few minutes in North Van (we may or may not have gotten a little lost) we somehow ended up at Lynn Canyon. It was a beautiful day so we decided to hop out and go for a stroll. Below is a few shots from our short hike! Enjoy!

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Meet Nigel, Joe, and Tristan!

We are in the midst of getting our summer camp guide put together at work and discovered that we needed some shots of a few coaching staff to include in the publication. Given how little time we had I quickly volunteered to meet with the coaches to take some shots. Nigel is our soccer camps coordinator and this will be his second year in the role. I’m very excited to be working with him again! Joe and Tristan are the coaches for our strength and conditioning teams here at UBC, and are running brand new camps for summer 2016. Nonetheless, here are a few pics from my quick photoshoot with Nigel, Joe, and Tristan!

Tower Beach

I’ve heard that Tower Beach at UBC is a nice, quiet spot to check out, but I had no idea just how beautiful it would be! We weren’t really dressed appropriately given the weather, and definitely didn’t have the right shoes on to be trekking through the trails and along the slippery rocky beach, but it was worth it! In case you aren’t sure where to locate Tower Beach, check out the map below.

 

Free Photoshoot

Hey Vancouver! As I am slowly getting things up and running with my website I am looking for friends, family, or acquaintances to do a photoshoot with. This will merely give me the opportunity to fine-tune my skills a little further before I start booking official appointments. If you are interested send me an email and we can hopefully find a time that works (usually on weekends)!

Ultimate Frisbee

As always I spent some time in Fredericton, NB over the holidays so I could visit friends and reminisce about my university days. A close friend was playing in an ultimate frisbee tournament on campus, so I decided it would be a great opportunity to practice my skills at capturing some action-shots. The lighting in the facility was quite dim, so I was forced to turn my ISO up (which I generally don’t like to do), but I was left with no other option. Nonetheless, I’m satisfied with the result!

Niagara Falls

My sister and I found some free time in our calendar’s to make a quick road trip to Niagara Falls. We both hadn’t been since we were very young and wanted to check things out again as adults… and unfortunately we were a little let down. Niagara Falls kind of feels like a cheap version of Vegas (even though neither of us have ever been). All of the shops, stores, and restaurants appear very “gimmicky” – and business try to pull you in with their extra sparkle… but we certainly weren’t fooled. The actual “falls” however were a completely different story. The impressive power of the rushing water as it sprints past you toward the horseshoe shaped cliff is nothing short of impressive; and no gimmicks are needed! One brave soul climbed the fence to get a little too close for comfort, but thankfully he managed to safely return from his trek. All in all, if you haven’t been to Niagara Falls, you should definitely check it out; just don’t plan to stay for more than a day.