Coral and Cloud

Trying to keep the momentum going with a few projects from 2016!

Last summer, I joined forces with local Vancouverite and Mompreneur Miko from Coral and Cloud to shoot her Fall Line of modern geometric handpainted jewellry.  The afternoon session included portraits of kids with the new line for the store portion of her website, delicious carrot and cream cheese tea sammiches and some fun candid shots for good measure.  Though the majority of customers are girls or on the behalf of girls, Miko mentioned that a handful of boys really loved her playful colourful pieces which obviously meant I had to pull in Momo to help showcase on behalf of the boys!  Here are a few samples of our collaborative work from last Fall...


Endless colour combinations mean there is not just a necklace for everyone, but multiple necklaces to suit every outfit and outlook of the day!  In addition to the her Doll series, Miko's also got some sweet chunky pieces for adults and some adorable AF pandas on the go right now... Current goodies brewing are for Valentine's Day which means if you are reading this, you are ahead of the game on finding a cute gift handmade for Valentine's Day and supporting one of the sweetest Mamas in Vancity!  Head over to CORALANDCLOUD on Instagram and keep your eyes peeled for the latest news!



Two Girls One Goa

Not to shabby of a timeline to get my India photos up here to share!  Well done, Stephanie, well done.
A small collection to buzz through here...

after hours of flying, we land in Goa
with taxi windows down we take in our first breaths of Indian air on our way to Afonso House


Chapel of St Sebastian in the Fontainhas hood of Panjim
down the street from our guest house

friends who love and live for tea

quick stroll around the neighbourhood
we accidentally take a 5 hour nap and wake up to darkness, just in time to find dinner

headed south to Agonda Beach for a day trip
the drive was 1.5 hours and i was having a hard time breathing in all the pollution

Agonda Beach

Drove my first scooter about 30 minutes further south to take a peek at the recommended Palolem Beach
much busier and less quiet, happy that we booked our place in Agonda for the night

Our sweet little hut for the night at Agonda White Sand

early morning on the beach with the cows
this beach was so beautiful, I would absolutely recommend visiting Agonda

back in Panaji for one last night

Catholic shrines on every corner

Spice Farm on our way up North to Mandrem to meet the wedding party
henna from shopkeeper Kumari in Agonda

Native to Goa, India, this spirit is distilled from the Cashew Fruit

Basilica of Bom Jesus
St Francis Xavier has been in his coffin here since the 1500's
...or so they say....

Riva Beach Resort, Mandrem
after a day of sight-seeing and a lot of driving, we arrive in North Goa

group walk to the market


the beautiful bride and groom

fireworks and lantern releasing

i decided to not bring my camera along on what ended up being my favourite day in Goa
perhaps the universe meant for me to savour it instead of attempt to capture it

... now that you've reached the bottom, feel free to check out the entire Gallery HERE!




Holiday 2016 Crew

Thank you for your patience!  We are into 2017 and I'm months behind on updating here.  The tail-end of 2016 was the hardest and longest stretch but it's over and I feel terrific for all the challenges I was able to take on and the experiences I opened myself to.  As is my custom, sending warm wishes of love and happiness and success to everyone who participated in our Holiday Sessions!  A few quick favourites...


Thank you for a fabulous 2016!


I can't even wrap my head around it because we haven't even hit Halloween yet, but it's that time again!  I'm heading off for a 2 week adventure to Goa, India with Lindsay Elliott to photograph my cousin's wedding!  To be fair, I may have put this announcement off for another week or two, but since I'll be away, I figured I better get myself organized in advance!

I have a good list of keeners booked already, so hurry to get a spot!   If you are new to The Pauhaus, check out a sample of past Holiday Sessions !


$325 Includes
30 Minute Session*
10 Final Digital Images (5x7 Print Resolution)
25 5x7 Custom Design Postcards on Art Linen Paper, Envelopes Included

$250 Includes
30 Minute Session*
10 Final Digital Images (5x7 Print Resolution)

*20 Minute Shoot, 10 Minutes to Choose your Final Images

The Hasties

There are no words to describe just how proud I am of my amazing friend, Emily.  Over the past couple of years, I've listened to her speak passionately on numerous occasions of her dreams and goals on the farm.  There has never been a doubt in my mind that she could not achieve any of the things on her growing list, it has basically been a waiting game as she began paving her way.  I've seen her spread at her thinnest: working tirelessly with her chickens and crops, taking care of her family including an exchange student and a friend in need, working her part-time job (consisting of multiple graveyard shifts in a row, no less...), to finally see her momentum up brings me so much joy.  You reap what you sow, and all this girl serves up is love.  Thanks to everyone who has made the time to come out to Schoolhouse Farm over the past couple of weeks to support this lady with a heart of gold.  

In celebration of her massive crop of sunflowers, a session was definitely a must...