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it’s funny how photos can give one a panic attack

Except it’s not.

I have a love/hate relationship with going through my photo archives. I read this post by my friend Suzy about not wanting to be a “real” photographer and it made me think of when I did her engagement photos and how much fun it was and then how I quit being a “real” photographer a couple months later when some bridezilla made me hate my life.

Anyway, so I was searching through my photos trying to find the photos from Suzy and Barclay’s engagement and I could not find them, which means that they’re in a giant stack of discs that I do not have the desire to go through because dealing with a sick Liliana has basically drained my will to live. I mean, I want to be the one to care for my kids when they’re sick, but my goodness. If caring for a sick Liliana were a paid position, the salary would be ONE MILLION DOLLARS. An hour.

But, I needed a distraction (and also I was procrastinating putting a load of laundry in, partly because my legs were aching from doing three days’ worth of dishes and partly because I’m just lazy), so I went through photos month by month not really paying attention to what month I was on till I came across certain photos which caused my heart to start beating wildly and I couldn’t breathe.

I’m not the smartest. I’ll avoid those folders from now on.

But, aside from those fun times, I did find quite a few of my favourite photos and here I shall share some of them with you.

The first photo I always think of when I think of my favourite photos is this one:

May 2007

Liliana was only a few days old, and Kaylie was rocking her and singing to her. I’m not sure why I haven’t printed this one yet, but it’s probably because I suck at printing photos. I should really change that.

The second is this one:

Wascana Lake, Regina, SK, January 2010

I love the combination of hoar frost and blue sky. And I miss Wascana Lake something fierce. I know some people find it stinky and fake, but I find it beautiful and perfect for running around.

So, there’s those two, but then I started going through more and more folders, choosing my favourites, but then it became all about fairness, and I just chose one of Liliana and now I need to choose one of Kaylie and THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE JUST ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY because I’m a little bit crazy. So I tried not to be so fair, and here are a few more that I like.

Photos were taken in the city we were living in at the time, unless otherwise stated. Titles assume photos below are from the same time/place.

April 2007
noah & liliana (April 2007)_600

August 2007
liliana & football (August 2007)_600

Byron & Laura-Mae, Canmore, AB, July 2008
B&L (July 2008)_600

November 2008
K&L 2 (November 2008)_600

Wascana Lake, January 2009
bench (January 2009)_600

thin ice (January 2009)_600

kaylie winter (January 2009)_600

April 2009
Liliana 2 (April 2009)_600

Kaylie (April 2009)_600

Liliana (April 2009)_600

Wascana Lake, January 2010
parlaiment (January 2010)_600

White Rock, BC, February 2010
coffee sun (February 2010)_600

shoes (February 2010)_600

White Rock, BC (February 2010)_600

Telkwa, BC, March 2010
bridge in Telkwa (March 2010)_600

Saskatoon, SK, May 2010
Kaylie 2 (May 2010)_600

May 2010
Kaylie (May 2010)_600

Vancouver, BC, July 2010
city of Vancouver (July 2010)_600

daisies (July 2010)_600

stairs (July 2010)_600October 2010
tree (October 2010)_600

sunrise (October 2010)_600

April 2011
newborn preston (April 2011)_600

the three (April 2011)_600

football baby (April 2011)_600

May 2011
tattoo (May 2011)_600

July 2011
Preston (July 2011)_600

September 2011
Liliana (September 2011)_600

October 2011
the three (October 2011)_600

November 2012
hoar frost

Is it weird to anyone else that many of these photos are taken in the winter? Maybe I like the season more than I thought I did.

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  • Bobbie P Thursday, January 10, 2013, 10:37 am

    It is weird, that most are winter photos! I was thinking that, and also that you have a GREAT eye for photography! that is a gift my friend :)

    • jen Thursday, January 10, 2013, 1:43 pm

      Thanks! I also found one of Rivers and .. Bronson? from the summer of 2011 that I really like! It reminded me of Preston and Kesler. Two little buddies. :)

  • Kami Thursday, January 10, 2013, 2:26 pm

    Beautiful! You are a fabulous photographer and I love seeing your photos.

    Winter photos are stunning. Winter is just bloody cold. Two different things ;)

  • mamalang Thursday, January 10, 2013, 3:25 pm

    First, I think you take more pictures in the Winter because you are trying to keep yourself busy, so you don’t think about how much you hate it :)

    Second, is it creepy if I say that I kind of adore your kids if I have never actually met them? Their personalities shine through in your pictures.

  • Cheney Friday, January 11, 2013, 12:12 am

    Your pictures are beautiful… and I want to smooch your baby and pinch his cheeks and stammer at him like a fool.

  • suzy krause Friday, January 11, 2013, 11:13 am

    i’ve always loved your pictures. in fact, i would say that being facebook friends with you and looking through all your photos {creep} was what made me want to take pictures in the first place. :) if you can’t find those pictures, i can put them on photobucket or something for ya! :D

  • Jen Saturday, January 12, 2013, 9:29 pm

    I remember almost all of these pictures from over the years! You have a great eye for photography. :)

  • Joanne Sunday, January 13, 2013, 6:02 am

    You are talented – and take great photos! You capture life’s moments beautifully. Don’t pay any attention to Bridezilla – she is the one who ‘lucked’ out ! It is likely no one can please her – good luck to her man :)

  • Sarah Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 6:35 am

    Lots of lovely shots in there. Clearly winter isn’t all that bad ;-)

  • bethany actually Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 2:43 am

    I must have known you for longer than it feels like because I remember many of these gorgeous photos. I guess I’ve known you since Lili was a baby!