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  • MY VISUAL ADVENTURE

    The people that are closest to me will tell you that I am not known to be a quiet person. I talk a lot. I have a lot of stories. Even if the story is nothing special I will put my twist on it to make it the best damn story you have ever heard. "So I went to get groceries and you'll never guess what happened....."
    I decided that I want to put all of this energy into something even more important. The stories of other people. Everyone has a story and not enough of them are told. Photographs are a way for me to tell those stories. A series of photographs can easily be turned into a Visual Adventure.

    Let me tell your story. I think you will be happy that you did. Peace!

Meg + Guillaume

Back in October I ran a contest on my Facebook Page ‘What is your Love story?’

I decided to pick three winners (instead of two) because the stories were just that great. We had a lot of beautiful stories sent to us so it was hard to pick. Thank you again to all of the couples that submitted to their entries.

The first couple to be shared is Meg and Guillaume. Here is their story:

“I was a flight attendant and it was my last shift before I quit, last winter, so I sold everything and headed to South East Asia / Australia on a one way ticket for a year.  I noticed a really cute passenger onboard my flight, the other flight attendants thought it would be funny, because it was my last flight, to give him my number on a napkin with a lipstick kiss mark on it!! So I thought why not. I was very nervous/chicken/scared but I did it and I will never forget it! We met up for some beers after my flight and had a nice conversation.  Long story short, we thought it was a fun, random date, never expected to see each other and I still went on to Asia.  We kept in contact and then before I knew it, he booked a ticket to Bali, Indonesia to come visit me and that’s when WE FELL IN LOVE!  We still have the napkin I gave him (photo below) and it’s framed beside our bed!”

Now is that a great Love story or what?  Meeting Meg and Guillaume was a real treat and the photo shoot was an absolute blast with amazing Okanagan weather.  They never stopped laughing and having fun…they basically directed themselves and I just clicked away. Here is my first post of 2014. Enjoy!

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KAILUWEIT FAMILY – SIBLING LOVE

I received a phone call from one of my closest friends saying, “Dude I need some photos taken…” (Well that’s the way I heard it anyways).

For the first time in my life I finally have a better understanding of who my friend Thomas really is and where he gets all of his witty material. He gets it from his sisters. True Story. You have to know Thomas to really understand his humor but I swear his sisters have all the material. They were on him constantly (in a loving sibling haha funny kind of way) to the point of telling him to take off his shirt, tied his hands and gagged him. If you don’t believe me just scroll down and see it for yourself;)

I had a great time shooting this Family today in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. When the skies give us the right light nothing but good can come out of the camera. All smiles and blinding eyes for the beginning of the shoot and leaving us with a most excellent sunset. Life is good people. Life is good.

Peace.

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Stephen + Leanne

Where do I even begin with this post……..?

The Johnson’s. Stephen and Leanne. Although I don’t keep in contact with them nearly enough these two bright shining starts are among an elite class of my favorite people.
This was my first wedding that I shot back in 2010, July…it was so hot inside and out I thought I was going to die. Lugging around a 5D Mark II with no strap my arms got the best work out they’d had in years. The ceremony was held at the beautiful Hastings Lake Gardens a place that I had never been to before. I have never been so nervous in my life. I literally lost my breakfast on the way to this shoot. Its a wedding…my first one…what if I ruined it?

I met Stephen working up North in Fort McMurray and although I was more than likely loud and obnoxious, I think he took a liking to me. Stephen is one of those men that smiles non-stop and cares intently about every word you have to say. He is a man of Faith and he absolutely beams when he talks about it. Leanne…the first time I met Leanne was a brief encounter at the West Edmonton Mall. I remember this day because without skipping a beat, with the biggest smile on her face, she introduced herself. Sounds like a normal introduction but it wasn’t to me at all…She was SO bubbly and happy and like Stephen, was smiling ear to ear and came across as such a genuine soul. I loved it.

Stephen has been an ear for me a few times in my life and played a big role in helping me rediscover my faith. Stephen once said to me that he had prayed for me from time to time and a lot of people might just let that slide but it filled me with such joy that it was hard to hold back the tears. I will never forget that moment in my life. He is such a good man and she, such a good woman that I felt it necessary to re-edit my old photos. My first wedding. To this day they are some of the best pictures I have ever taken and My previous skill set just did not do them any justice.

Peace

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December 2, 2013 - 2:46 am

Christa jones - Their wedding was beautiful and so much fun!!!!
The originals were great but Your re-edits are gorgeous Chris! Nice work! You made us all look good! LoL!