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Personal & Travel | Kinsol Trestle

July 06, 2017 - This past weekend we were invited by our friends to resume our explorations of our new home on Vancouver Island. This ti...
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In the Garden

June 06, 2017 - Just planted some new plants in our garden and especially loving the Clematis, Kong Coleus and Cherry Tomato plants. Ho...
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CONNOR BOONE SERIES | JUNE 2017

June 05, 2017 - Who says a 9 year old can't still love having his face painted?
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A Walk in the Park with Boris & Bertie

May 11, 2017 - It's no secret that I'm absolutely loving our new home in Victoria. Getting to know my new city and exploring is so much...
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Connor Boone Series - May 2017

May 10, 2017 - Another great portrait of Connor in his element from a series of amazing captures of him throwing sand at second beach a...
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A Walk at Thetis Lake

April 26, 2017 - I guess you could say I'm way behind in my blogging with lots of new photos to post. They will be out of order but I wan...
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A Visit with a Friend

March 09, 2017 - As I become more and more accustomed to our new home in Victoria, it's only natural that you want to share it with your...
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A Look Back at 2016

February 04, 2017 - A Look Back at 2016 2016 was a fantastic year, albeit that came with many changes. We bought and sold our place in Nort...
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Connor Boone Series | December 2016

December 25, 2016 - Great memory at Ogden Point on Remembrance Day that will go down in history.
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Connor's Turns 9!

December 18, 2016 - This little guy is not so little anymore! Today we celebrated his 9th birthday party with Connor's new friends from s...
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Winter Wonderland in Royal Bay

December 07, 2016 - Victoria I'm told doesn't get much snow in the winter...it snows maybe once every five years. Lucky for us that this yea...
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Victoria // Our New Chapter Begins

November 20, 2016 - It's been a whirlwind year - a move to a new house in July 2015 then almost a year later the decision to start anew in a...
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Connor Boone Series | Fall 2016

November 16, 2016 - Connor with the majestic Rocky Mountains towering over Saint Mary Lake and Wild Goose Island in the centre is a nostalgi...
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Observations at Beverly Beach

July 07, 2016 - Beverly Beach is definitely one of my favourite spots on the Oregon Coast. It's simply breathtaking and worth featuring...
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Connor Boone Series | March 2016

April 01, 2016 - The boy working the saw at Fort Langley, BC
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Exploring the Coast ~ Day 4

March 08, 2016 - It was time to leave Beverly Beach and head up the coast towards home. Of course we made a couple stops along the way....
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A Chmackie Adventure on the Oregon Coast

January 29, 2016 - Our little video to accompany the photos - enjoy!
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Exploring the Coast - Day 3

January 27, 2016 - Another amazing day on the Oregon Coast. Breakfast at our campsite at Beverly Beach and it was good to see Connor getti...
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Watching the Salmon

January 19, 2016 - Back in September, Connor and his cousin Rae were both fascinated and enamoured by the many, many salmon that filled the...
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A Look Back at 2015

January 10, 2016 - Looking back on 2015, it was a year of gaining clarity and focus, but also a year of change and transition. My family an...
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Exploring the Coast - Day 2

January 07, 2016 - Our second day at Beverly Beach, Oregon was simply heavenly. We chose to pretty much stay put for the day and soak in th...
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Childhood Home and Priceless Memories

November 04, 2015 - I've been going through some old photos lately and came across a few of my favourite childhood home. I was four years ol...
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Exploring the Coast - Day 1

October 28, 2015 - I have to say, we had a fantastic summer! The weather was amazing and excitement was in the air as my family and I prepa...
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CONNOR BOONE SERIES | SEPTEMBER 2015

October 02, 2015 - Our little nature boy and animal lover
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Concert Night in Lynn Valley Village

July 13, 2015 - Lynn Valley Village is hosting the Summer Concert Series 2015 which kicked off on July 10 with jazz and blues performer...
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A Little Get-Away to Deception Pass

May 22, 2015 - A little sneak peek from our little camping get-away to Deception Pass on the May long weekend. I'll be posting a photo...
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Mother's Day Weekend Celebrations

May 13, 2015 - Mother's Day weekend for us is a two-fold celebration as it's my husband Michael's birthday on the 8th and of course Mot...
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Ah, The Life of a Freelancer

April 30, 2015 - ...and those little rewards that magically appear every once in a while. As a freelance artist for the past 20 years, y...
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Adventures on Spring Break

March 31, 2015 - My family and I had a lovely March break holiday in the Okanagan. Mike and I were more than ready to hit the slopes at S...
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Time with Family Is Precious

March 09, 2015 - Time with family is so very precious to me. Not a day goes by when I think to myself, "Where did the time go?" and say t...
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Spring Has Sprung

February 16, 2015 - It looks as though spring has sprung early here in Vancouver and it's still only February! The last few days have been...
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We're Officially Proud Soccer Parents

February 02, 2015 - After waiting over a year for Connor to get on a soccer team, we got word a couple of weeks ago that a spot became avail...
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A Look Back at 2014

January 06, 2015 - Looking back on 2014, it was a year of great personal and professional growth for me. I invested a lot into personal lif...
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Christmas Reflections

January 05, 2015 - Well, I guess you could say I took full advantage of the holidays this year and did next to nothing over the holidays ex...
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Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2014 - This little ginger bread house is a beautiful gift given to my family and I by a dear client and a nice reminder about h...
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Remembering Grandpa

November 12, 2014 - Connor announced the other morning that he wanted to visit Grandpa at the cemetery and remember him together as a family...
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Remembrance Day 2014 | Lest We Forget

November 10, 2014 - Our hopes are high. Our faith in the people is great. Our courage is strong. And our dreams for this beautiful countr...
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Fall Ride in the City

November 09, 2014 - I've lived in Vancouver my whole life and have seen it go through many changes. Some good, some not so good. I moved bac...
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Colours of Fall New Brighton Park | Vancouver Photographer

November 02, 2014 - It was a stellar day in the city yesterday and it would have been crazy not to get out in it. We took the kids down to N...
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Reunions and Cottage Bliss

October 04, 2014 - After a wonderful yet bittersweet reunion with my husband Mike's family in Sudbury, Ontario, it was a blessing to be abl...
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Connor Boone Series | August 2014

August 22, 2014 - Our joy-filled boy frolicking au-natural in the Ottawa River at Norway Bay. What a magical time we had with our friends...
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Norway Bay Angel | Child Portraits | Vancouver Portrait Photographer

August 15, 2014 - Our holiday back east was nothing short of magical and there is nothing more wonderful than witnessing a tiny child in b...
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Canada Day Weekend Getaway

July 22, 2014 - We're so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place with so many majestic vistas to experience. Our friends invited us...
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Wildflowers

July 21, 2014 - On recent holiday with family and friends to Anderson Lake near Pemberton, BC, I came across these lovely wildflowers gr...
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Exploring Victoria

May 24, 2014 - What an amazing family holiday we had in early May to celebrate my hubby's birthday and Mother's Day. We stayed in a swe...
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My Sweet Family

May 19, 2014 - The Victoria Day long weekend is coming to a close but not without looking back upon it with so much love and gratitude...
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In the Garden

May 16, 2014 - It was such a lovely spring evening yesterday and so so warm...the kind of evening when you invite your neighbours over...
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Rexy

March 11, 2014 -
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A Look Back at 2013

January 10, 2014 - It's been an eventful year filled with wins and losses, joys and tears and changes both personally and professionally. I...
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Family Christmas Holiday

January 09, 2014 - We took some well deserved family time together with my brother Ian and his family at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort &...
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Christmas Morning Bliss

January 02, 2014 - In the eyes of a child, there is nothing more blissful than waking up Christmas morning knowing that Santa had come and...
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Water Supports Life....Help Connor & I Make a Difference for Communities

November 20, 2013 - Christmas is a special time around the world and as fortunate people to have what is probably the best water in the worl...
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Connor Boone Series | November 2013

November 12, 2013 - Three year old bliss.
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Connor Boone Series | June 2013

June 20, 2013 - Connor is what they call a 'spirited child'. He's constantly on the move and very animated all the time which I have to...
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Calling all socially-conscious youth! 2013 Youth Film Competition is Open

March 27, 2013 - My husband Michael Chmara and his partner Levon Henderson of Novel Pictures have done some really great work with non-pr...
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Stella

March 25, 2013 - Mother's Day is fast approaching and as it does every year, I am reminded of the amazing woman who continually inspires...
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Where did the time go?

February 19, 2013 - It's hard to believe that it's already been five years since Connor was born. It seemed like yesterday and as cliche as...
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Instacanv.as Rocks!

July 11, 2012 - http://instacanv.as/lindamackie Here is one of my favourite images I took using my iPhone 3G. Now with Instacanv.as y...
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The Vancouver Baby & Family Fair Photo Contest is On!

July 10, 2012 - Check out all the cutie-pie kids who participated in the 2011 Baby & Family Fair Photo contest and click here to vote fo...
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Washington Road Trip

May 22, 2012 - I finally get to post about our other amazing road trip last summer to Washington. It was hard to top our incredible tri...
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Connor Boone Series | February 2012

February 28, 2012 - Just over a year old here, Connor is getting over his first flu. I'll never forget his bewilderment at being sick for th...
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The Month of Love Pet Portrait Promotion

February 02, 2012 - Big thanks to Dexter and Regina for being our poster models! So you absolutely adore your pet but don't have any awesom...
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Connor Boone Series | January 2012

January 31, 2012 - Our little boy is growing up!
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Dirty Kid!

January 10, 2012 - Spanish Banks is a place we often explore as a family - it's close to town and depending on when you go, the experience...
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From the Archives | Terry

December 23, 2011 - I've been going through my old film negatives and prints and thought I'd share some of my favourite portraits. This one...
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Claire Bear's 3rd Birthday Tea Party

December 22, 2011 - My beautiful niece Claire celebrated her 3rd birthday on December 17th at her very own tea party with two of her very be...
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Connor Boone Series - December

December 21, 2011 - My little C is growing up so fast!
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Connor Boone Series - November

November 30, 2011 - Halloween 2011 with cousins Claire & Rae
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Oregon Coast Holiday - Day 8

November 02, 2011 - Oh no! We've gotta get home today! At least we don't have a tent to pack up - we just have to make ourselves relatively...
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Vibrant Fall

November 01, 2011 - I can't help but notice how vibrant the leaves on the trees are this year. This photograph was taken right by our home i...
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Oregon Coast Holiday - Day 7

October 28, 2011 - We're definitely fully into vacation mode now, and as far breaking camp goes, we're a well-oiled machine! It's still rel...
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Oregon Coast Holiday - Day 6

October 27, 2011 - Today proved to be a little warmer and a little less windy than the day before... but there's still enough wind for Conn...
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Oregon Coast Holiday - Day 5

October 26, 2011 - Another beautiful day begins! As is the case with any tent camping road trip, we have to break camp first. It's never my...
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Oregon Coast Holiday - Day 4

October 19, 2011 - It's time to pack up and move northward along the coast towards our next destination - Jesse M. Honeyman Memorial State...
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Pumpkin Patch at Hazelmere Farms

October 04, 2011 - Yesterday we made the trek to the pumpkin patch out at Hazelmere Organic Farms in White Rock. None of us had ever been t...
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Oregon Coast Holiday - Day 3

September 30, 2011 - Ahh... the first morning to wake up in the tent. We can hear the ocean waves in the distance and the sound of other happ...
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Oregon Coast Holiday - Day 2

September 22, 2011 - I was up early for a swim with Connor at the indoor pool at the hotel – nothing special but all Connor needed. It's actu...
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Oregon Coast Holiday - Day One

September 14, 2011 - Excited for our week long holiday, we packed the van the night before so all we had to do was wake up, hop in and go. Us...
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Funny Guy

August 26, 2011 - Connor has a really great sense of humour...I captured a few of the funny faces he likes to put on. We especially love h...
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Connor Boone Series - August

August 25, 2011 - A beach boy at heart, totally in his element. Cannon Beach, Oregon
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DANDELION PICTURES - The Story Behind the Name

August 03, 2011 - I LOVE DANDELIONS. One day on one of our wonderful adventures in the Okanagan, I came upon these big and beautiful da...
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Connor goes for a ride

April 05, 2011 - Forget the tricycle...Connor rides his new two wheeler with training wheels that we HAD to get him after trying his cous...
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Connor Boone Series - December 2010

December 21, 2010 - Although we just celebrated Connor's 3rd birthday this past weekend with a little get together with family and friends....
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Daytrip to Whistler with Cousin Rick

July 26, 2010 - My husband's cousin Rick Chmara made his what now seems to be a yearly trip out to B.C. from Woodstock, Ontario to do so...
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Arne's 85th Birthday

July 19, 2010 - Our very dear family friend Arne turned 85 in June and my dad and I were invited to celebrate with him and his family. I...
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Connor loves corn

June 05, 2010 - Connor loves corn and did a wonderful job peeling it for a scrumptious summer family BBQ.
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Connor's Growing Up

August 04, 2009 - It's hard to believe that our little man is steadfastly approaching his 2nd birthday! It seems like yesterday that he wa...
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Candice & Mike's Housewarming

July 23, 2009 - We had a great time last weekend at our wonderful nanny Candice's housewarming! She and her beau Mike put on an amazing...
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Day at the Aquarium

July 06, 2009 - Mike, Katie and I had a blast with Scotia and Connor at the Vancouver Aquarium last week. It was quite the adventure as...
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Happy Father's Day !

June 19, 2009 - To all the wonderful fathers out there celebrating Father's Day with their loved ones! I've gotten to know many amazi...
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Connor Gets An Agent

May 05, 2009 - We are so excited to announce that our little cherub is now being represented by the Carrie Wheeler Entertainment Group...
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Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2009 - As an avid animal lover, when I think of Earth Day, my focus goes directly to living compassionately. We wouldn't have m...
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The Kids at Kits

February 20, 2009 - What a beautiful February afternoon it was when Katie and I decided to take the kids down to Kits Park for a little walk...
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Christmas 2008

February 04, 2009 - Christmas was extra special this year as it was Connor's very first Christmas! It was so exciting for us as parents to w...
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Look Who Turned One!

January 04, 2009 - December 2008 was an extra special month for the Chmackie family as we got to witness our beautiful son Connor turn the...
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Rae Turns Two

October 22, 2008 - My sweet little nephew Rae just turned 2 on October 6 and the gang celebrated with him at that crazy place for kids in C...
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Connor Loves Bathtime!

October 15, 2008 - One of Connor's favourite activities is bathtime...he just loves being in the water. We took him to the Mayan Riviera wh...
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Gymboree

October 02, 2008 - I had so much fun photographing all the cuties at Connor's Gymboree class and am very excited about doing family portrai...
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Connor's Just Too Cute

October 02, 2008 - More photos of our babe to inspire and make you smile!
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Sid Made the Cover of Pet Connection Magazine

October 02, 2008 - Our kitty Sid made the cover of the October-November 2008 edition of the Pet Connection Paper...here's the photo of him...
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Connor Just Over 9 Months

October 02, 2008 - Connor is just over 9 months now and he's thriving. It's not hard to see why he's my favourite subject to photograph, no...
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My Favourite Subject

October 02, 2008 - Connor is just over 9 months now and he's thriving. It's not hard to see why he's my favourite subject to photograph, no...
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Oh Connor!

August 12, 2008 - Our son Connor is 7 1/2 months old here and is a total darling. He loves bath time and just being in water in general. B...
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Fragility in Balance

February 06, 2008 - I'm very proud to announce that my first photographic showing is up and ready for you to come and view at Tricera Imagin...
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

January 12, 2008 - First things first... I have to share with you the most important event of 2007 - the birth of our son, Connor Boone Chm...
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