Category: From the Heart

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fitness + mental health

I got diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety and depression around 4 years ago. The first few years were chaos, but I’m happy to say that I’m healthy and thriving after putting in the work, facing the baggage and getting the help I needed. I never thought I would truthfully be able to say those words, and it feels SO good. One of the greatest battles … Read More fitness + mental health

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5 reasons I want to marry my groom:

We grew slow and steady. I was actually in therapy when we met. I remember talking to my therapist about my concern that I was in this new relationship, and there were no dramatic moment of instant love. I also admitted that I didn’t know if I could trust him. There were no reasons not to, but that didn’t mean I could! She smiled … Read More 5 reasons I want to marry my groom:

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What I’m not doing as a bride

I created a wedding planning binder that I found online the other day. I’m a scatter brain, and so this is helpful in making our wedding more organized than my mind 😉 I was looking through the timeline for getting stuff done, and found this: 10 months before wedding: Begin diet and start workout schedule. 6 months before wedding: hammer down on diet, workout … Read More What I’m not doing as a bride

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Time to get bloggin’

I have thought about doing more personal blogging for a long time, and I’ve had requests to do so. I have resisted though. I often feel like I don’t have it together enough to blog, or I don’t have a good enough grasp on who I am ooooor wonder who the heck wants to read what I have in this curly head of mine? … Read More Time to get bloggin’

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You have a big butt and legs

I have been doing some boudoir shoots for clients, and thought I should be the model for one so that I know what it’s like for my people. I wanted to be able to help them feel confident and happy. My first thought was to figure out a diet or amp up a work-out plan, and lose a little weight. However, after some thought … Read More You have a big butt and legs

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impulsive-artist to my planning-pilot

“You are the impulsive-artisit to my planning-pilot.” Those are the words my boyfriend said as we paddled into the sunrise, after waking at 5am, packing up camp, loading our canoe and launching into the waves. Living on the island, making a tent our home and letting the sun be our clock left me feeling inspired and alive. We finished our sunrise paddle that morning, … Read More impulsive-artist to my planning-pilot

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Colour

Do we crave comfort? Or do we crave adventure? i sometimes think i crave the comfort of certainty, absolutes, black and white. I want to know what’s going on, going to happen and has happened. i want to understand it to the core. i want to make choices, and not leave time for pros and cons. i am such an emotionally driven creature, and … Read More Colour

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Magic Happens

I find it so easy to get into the rut of daily life, and forget about what’s really important. I also find it easy to become a hermit and forget how wonderful it is to spend time with the people I love. Except, then I have a night like tonight, and I remember. I remember so clearly. This evening I got to sip wine, … Read More Magic Happens

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You’re awesome.

Silver Birch Photography was created throughout probably the hardest two years of my life. The years of white-knuckles and crying through showers. (I don’t know if the shower is everyone’s “breakdown” place, but my hands are up if we’re taking count.) People often ask what got me into photography, and I struggle to find one answer. I was born for art the day I … Read More You’re awesome.

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Let’s Go Camping.

It’s become a thing to find our island, hang our hammocks and spend Canada Day under the stars. There is just something about running around bare-feet on an island, campfire coffee and sleeping under the stars. Here’s a few pictures at my favourite place with some of my favourite people. <3 “Everywhere I go, I keep falling in love with the trees, and wanting … Read More Let’s Go Camping.

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Water, Planes and People.

A couple weeks ago one of my favourite pilot’s gave me a ride in his floatplane with some friends. Being a pilot kid my whole life gave me a zeal for adventure and a love for flying. You mix my love for water and planes together, and it makes for a perfect combo. Also, my favourite time of day is either morning or evening, … Read More Water, Planes and People.