Friday, July 11, 2014

Palm Springs Rancher

Hello weekend! Hope you all had a great week.

I'm about to head out on a BC road trip. Can't. Wait. Before I hit the highway, here's a look at one of my favourite home shoots ever. This perfect Palm Springs rancher is the vacation home of Sarah and Murray Bancroft and their 2 daughters, Emmanuelle and Charlotte.

Sarah, editor-in-chief of, and Murray, a food stylist, renovated this rancher, designed by Palmer and Krisel in 1959, in just a few months. Read the entire story of their reno, and see many more photos, in the August issue of House and Home. You can also read about Sarah's favourite Palm Springs hotels here.

My favourite feature of the house was the wall of windows and sliding glass doors to the back yard. 

Do you think you could holiday at this house? I most definitely could! 

Have a great weekend! 

Monday, June 30, 2014

A Look at Love It Or List It Vancouver

Hello! It's been awhile since my last post, but there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in a day. I doubt I'm the only one who feels this way?

Some of you may know that I shoot the "reveals" on a show called Love It Or List It Vancouver, on WNetwork, hosted by Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot. It's pretty incredible what Jillian, and her design team, get done in the space of just a few weeks...and this is a weekly show. Thought I'd share a few pics from one of the more recent reveal days. You can click here, to see some of the "before" pics, the entire resource guide and story.

What do you think? Could you see yourself hanging out in this house? 

Check out Love It Or List It Vancouver, for pics of the bedroom, bathroom and office as well, along with all the before pics. It was a massive transformation. 

Have a good day!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Minimal for Friday

Hello weekend! Hope you all had a good week.

I shoot a lot of homes. The best part about it is, I have the opportunity to meet so many homeowners and see their different styles and tastes. It's so interesting, to me, to see what makes a perfect home for someone. Minimal, country, vintage, or maximal (new word?), etc.

This home was shot for Style At Home, propped by Stephanie Vogler (The Cross) and it's featured in the current issue. The homeowners are minimalists, and don't like to live with a lot of stuff. At all. Lots of white and concrete but, with some carefully selected vintage and antique wood pieces, along with their collection of McCoy pottery, it feels warm.

Homeowner, Patty, has a beautiful collection of McCoy pottery and had built in shelves created to  display it all. Still manages to keep it spare looking. 

I actually shot this couple's last home, a few years back, for a magazine called Canadian Home and Country. Take a look at the new issue of Style At Home for a few pics of their last home, mixed in with this one. It's quite a change. 

Do you think you could live minimally? Let me know!

Have a good weekend!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Cottage Crush

Hello weekend! I'm so happy it's Friday.

I'm wrapping up the week with a cottage that you can actually picture owning. Located on beautiful Pender Island (just a 15 min seaplane trip from Vancouver), it's small and sensible and is completely inviting. I love it. Designer, Carrie McCarthy shares the cottage with her husband, Cameron, their young son, Leighton, along with Billie the dog.  I shot this space with Carrie, for the July issue of House and Home, out now. Here's a look....

What do you think? Would you be happy to spend weekends in a cottage like this? I'd love to know!
I certainly could. Sigh. 

For more info on Carrie, click here. You can read the entire story, and see more pics in the July issue of House and Home

Have a great weekend!


Monday, June 2, 2014

Made By Hand - Cathy Terepocki

Cathy Terepocki is a busy mom of three, and a talented ceramic artist, located in a beautiful small town, about 90 minutes out of Vancouver. I had the pleasure of shooting her and her three adorable kids, with the help of my nephew, Jake, for Pure Green Magazine. Her inspiring story is in the current issue (volume 8), out now. Here's a look....

Cathy's kids hanging out at her studio, which just happens to be in her back yard. 

Cathy sells her products online here, and you can also find them at Walrus, in Vancouver, and Spruce in Abbotsford. 

Have a great day! 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A Little Pretty for Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! How's your week going?

I wanted to share some images from a shoot I did for Style At Home magazine, in the May issue. The home was designed by the design team at The Cross, for Perienne Sadler and her family.

Why not have a Marlin on your wall? 

Artwork by Zoe Pawlak

For the entire story, click here. What do you think? Is this your cup of tea? I'd love to know. 

Have a good day!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Tea Party

Happy Wednesday! 

I'm back, after a bit of a break, with some pictures from a shoot I did for Western Living magazine recently. We shot this Mother's Day Tea Party at The Cross. They kindly let us set up shop for the day, while we propped and primped some fabulous treats and flowers. It was pretty handy to have a shop full of the perfect props too. 

Naomi and Lawren set up the food, while Elizabeth and Sylvie get ready for their close-ups. 

This is just a sample of the food we shot that day. You can find all the recipes, of several tea party essentials, in the new issue of Western Living, or online here

Our "studio" for the shoot, in a pretty area of The Cross. They were very sweet to hang a light fixtures for us as well.

So much more, from this shoot, featured in the May issue of Western Living. Just in time for Mother's Day! 

Have a great day!