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This is the final installment of our blog circle’s year long project exploring colour in photography.  I have LOVED working through the different challenges and exploring how various colours impact my work.  Interestingly, when I first started my photography journey years ago, I was drawn to the classic look and feel of Black and White images.  But, since having kids, I am more and more attracted to colour when I shoot.  For me, colour helps tell the story of the fun, cheerful, adventurous, silly days of childhood.

This month, our final challenge was to work at incorporating multiple colours/hues together using Color Theory!  For me, this became a fun and freeing way to end the project….and I chose to let loose, not worry too much about the actual theories or technicalities, and showcase a kaleidoscope of colour!  I hope you enjoy my last few images from this project, and please follow along the blog circle for an amazing rainbow of eye candy, starting with the amazingly talented Jill Cassara.

Once again, you can follow along the blog circle by clicking HERE.

Happy New Year!!!!  I know I’ve been MIA from blogging the past several months, but I’m excited to get back at it, and get caught up on editing and sharing my images….starting with my most favourite photography project, ‘The Color Collaborative’.

Our year long journey into exploring colour is nearing an end (only 2 months to go).  This month my collegues and I are focusing our efforts on the fabulous PURPLE!  This was a fun challenge for me, because it’s my daughter’s most favourite colour.  I loved capturing her in her element, doing things she loves, and surrounded by her favourite shade.

Please follow along the blog circle to see how my amazingly talented friends have captured this month’s purple challenge, starting with the lovely Dani Vest!

And while it’s trickier to capture purple images with my son (he doesn’t love the shade as much as his sister), I was able to find a shot of him from back when we were in Hawaii in the fall, where he is showcasing purple perfectly!

Once again, you can follow along the blog circle HERE.

Okay…..I’m officially a super fan of the color ORANGE! Opposite on the color wheel from my favourite color blue, I absolutely love how these two colours pair together.  I also adore how this project is allowing me to creatively explore use of light and haze to capture the beauty of fall.  I hope you enjoy this series and that you follow along the blog circle to see how some of my talented friends and colleagues captured this month’s theme.  Next up in the circle is Nina Mingioni.

Once again, here’s the link to Nina’s blog.

This month’s feature colour was WHITE, and boy was it a challenge for me!  I started the month with an extensive list of ‘white’ things I could potentially incorporate into my images, but ultimately I decided to try and find ways to showcase ‘white’ as the primary character in the shot…or at the very least a strong supporting element.  In the end, I didn’t end up with as many images as I wanted, but here’s what I have and it’ll have to do 🙂

I encourage you to follow along the blog circle and see how other’s took on this month’s challenge, starting with Nina Mingioni‘s amazing travels in Kazakhstan.

Once again, click HERE to follow along to Nina’s blog!

Where has the summer gone?  I honestly can’t believe it’s already that time again….kids go back to school next week!!!!  WHAT!?!

With that said, I’m excited to share some of my RED images from this past month, along with one of my personal favourite RED photographs from last fall’s mini sessions (who can resist a bright pair of red sneakers….not me!!!).

Please follow along our blog circle project starting with the very talented Nina Mingioni.

Once again, click here to continue along the blog circle!

This month’s feature is my absolute favourite colour!

It’s the colour of bright sunny skies, beautifully cool and refreshing water, and my favourite pair of pants…really, what’s not to love about BLUE???  I love capturing blue in my images throughout the year, but this month was especially fun.  I feel the blue featured in these shots really helps convey a feeling of carefree summer fun.  I hope you enjoy my take on this fun hue, and that you follow along the blog circle starting with the amazing Sarah Davis, and see how she interpreted this month’s challenge.

Once again, please head on over to Sarah’s blog!

I can’t believe it’s already the end of June!!!!  What a crazy busy month!  With all the kids’ school wrap-up activities, I didn’t get a chance to shoot as much as I like for this project, but in the end I was able to schedule a quick mini session.

This month’s color YELLOW is cheerful, happy and uplifting, which paired perfectly with my daughter’s silly, goofy, quirky personality in this series of images.  I hope they bring a smile to your face!

Please follow along the blog circle, by heading over to the wonderfully talented Dani Vest’s blog.

Once again, you can link to Dani’s work here.

This month, our Color Collaborative blog circle decided to shoot images featuring PINK.  I must admit, I thought this would be a slam dunk given my daughter’s room is decorated with pink everywhere…not to mention her wardrobe!  But interestingly, it turned out to be more of a challenge then I thought it would be.  Thankfully…the trees in our backyard were in full bloom with some beautiful pink hues, and so I used these flowers as subjects to try and push my creativity a little bit.  I hope you enjoy the month of May through my rose coloured glasses, and please follow along the blog circle to see how my wonderful collaborators captured this colour.  Next up is the amazingly talented and my sweet friend, Erin Konrath!


Once again, the link to Erin’s work is HERE.

This month’s blog circle challenge was to capture SILVER in our images.  I must admit, at first I was at a loss.  Silver didn’t feel to me to fit with my standard vision of the vibrant colours I’m often drawn to in my work.  But, as the month went on, I fell in LOVE with the magical feeling silver conveys in images.  The shimmer and shine it creates, and it’s ability to reflect light, adds something special to an image.  I hope you enjoy my month of SILVER, and I invite you to follow along the blog circle to see how others interpreted this amazing colour.

Next up is my great friend Heather Chang.  She is not only an amazing person, but her photography work inspires me on a daily basis.  To view Heather’s images, click HERE.

Once again, to follow along the blog circle, please head on over to Heather Chang’s page.

I’m so thrilled to be joining an amazingly talented group of photographers in a new blog circle project dedicated to COLOUR!!!!  Each month we will be sharing how we creatively interpret colour in our lives.

This month, we kick off the project with a nod to the Irish.  Below is a little peek into my son’s favourite colour: GREEN.

Please follow along the circle to see the rest of the images from my amazing collaborators, starting with Kara from June & Bear Photography.



Once again, here’s the link to Kara’s images:  June and Bear Photography