February 28, 2013

United 2013 Photo Magazine: In Print!

This past week there was a photography conference held by Showit in Santa Barbara, CA called United 2013. Plans didn't work out for me to attend this year (but I will definitely plan to go next year!).

Earlier this week I found out some exciting news from friends Matt & Carissa Kennedy who were attending the photography conference.  Carissa messaged me that 2 of my images were in the United 2013 magazine that showed all of the finalists in a recent photography contest.
Everyone attending the conference received a magazine that shared the Top 10 photos voted into each category of the contest.  

I was looking through the photos from the PASS gallery of the conference and came across these photos...

10th place!  (Photo on bottom right)
LEFT: Original Photo.  RIGHT: Cover of UNITED 2013 Photo Magazine

Rumor has it that the other photo was tenth place as well! (maternity).  If I find a photo of it, I'll post it.  

Thanks Showit for hosting the fantastic photo contest!  I am super honored that even one of my photos made it to tenth place... there are so many amazing and talented photographers in the Showit community!

Photos of magazine by: Lukas & Suzy VanDyke
Used from PASS Gallery: http://pass.pass.us/united2013/

February 18, 2013

Mocha Monday: Personal

Here's today's "Mocha Monday" photo!

It's true, my cat does "model" and pose for the camera... he knows if he cooperates, a treat will follow and I'll stop pointing the camera at him. :)

February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!: Personal

It's February 14th, 2013 and if you're reading this and forgot what today is... go out right now and buy flowers or something for your sweetheart!!!  If it's after Valentine's day and you forgot, then you should probably up your game and get your special someone something GOOD to make up for it! :)

Steve and I have been married 5 years... so this is our 7th Valentine's together.  We don't go too crazy, but we like to celebrate by going out for dinner or doing something fun.
We ended up having our "Valentine's Date" early this time around and went to the Vancouver Giants hockey game last night!  (WHL)  They unfortunately lost to the Kamloops Blazers, but it was still great to watch from the first row! 
Here's a few photos from throughout the game at the Pacific Coliseum... 

First Row Seats!
Had a "camera to camera" face off with the Alaskan Airlines Blimp and it's GoPro!  We both took photos of each other. :)

I would love to hear what are your plans for Valentine's Day or what did you?  Did anyone get engaged?!  

Feel free to leave a comment below!


February 11, 2013

Mocha Monday // Personal

Just a quick shot of Mocha for this Monday... the first Family Day Holiday in BC! Happy Family Day (for British Columbians!).
Hope you all enjoyed your weekends!  

Remembering Opa Siebert: Personal

Last week Tuesday, my grandfather, Hans Siebert (we call him Opa Siebert) passed away.  We started off this past Long Weekend with his funeral on Friday.
One passage that kept popping up as people spoke, was Psalm 23.  The pastor, family and friends all brought it up and I believe it was one of my grandfather's favourite passages in the Bible.

"The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name's sake.
Even though I walk 
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me

in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
- Psalm 23 (NIV)