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Free As A Bird

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I always breathe a big sigh of relief when Christmas is over, ever. It always feels as though a weight has been lifted and it’s time to look ahead to the new year.  2013 is shaping up to be a really exciting, really busy year, so I’m enjoying a little down and freedom!

Thank you to every single reader, those who stop by once or everyday, I love you all!!

Xo Alana

(vintage skirt: Shoppalu, last seen here)

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Rise Up

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One of the most gloriously strange days of the year, it began to blizzard, then the sun rose up, warm and strong. My morning started with mittens and snow shovels, then became one of the  warmest, most beautiful days this winter.

Isn’t life beautiful!

I know most photographers would say I don’t have enough light on the subject, but I’ve never been one to stick to any sort of artistic or life conventions:
Backlight? GREAT! Washing a paintbrush when you switch colours? Pfffffttt!  Wearing the thinnest clothes while there is snow on the ground? OF COURSE!
I think it makes life more interesting!

In other news, I’m OBSESSED with this vintage pleated polka dot skirt from Shoppalu. It’s perfection and it’s going to be making regular appearances on this blog.

Cheers!

Alana

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Shades of Aloha

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From the red sand, to the cerulean ocean, and everywhere in between, my time spent in Kauai was saturated with inspiring colour.

xo

Alana

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Paradise Photo Diary

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I’m technically back to reality after my honeymoon, but I’m fighting it every day!

Thankfully ukulele music is keeping me suspended in bliss.

Aloha!

Alana

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Great Kate

A few stills from a photo shoot with the amazing Kate! Isn’t she gorge!?

xo
Alana

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Paint the Town….

Someone asked me, “Why did you spend the afternoon throwing paint at your friends?” To which I had no good answer.  We had a great time, lots of laughter,  really confused the neighbours, and we created some really fun art that day! Photography has become my escape, my favourite hobby, and I hope one day to make it a greater part of my career.  Here’s to living the dream!

See more from this shoot here! A special thanks to my lovely models Erica, Ricki and Kate, all of which I hope you’ll see more of in the future!

Cheers!

Alana

dresses from: Ardene

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Slip Away

“I reject your reality and substitute it for my own.” -Adam Savage

Two images, first from this DIY shoot, the second taken by my sister 10 years ago. I feel like anything beautiful, enigmatic, evocative or magical is welcome in my world, and everything else slips away.

Try it this weekend, let anything that doesn’t enrich your life simply disappear.

Cheers,

Alana

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Duplicity

du·plic·i·ty : the quality or state of being double or twofold

Do you ever feel like you are torn in two, four, 500 pieces? Sometimes I have too many commitments, too many emails or two many projects still unfinished. When I forget what I am doing, who I am, or feel that I’ve lost my muchness I look at this, the rules I live by.

Happy Saturday!
Alana

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A little help from my friends

One of the dangers of being my friend is that I’m eternally making art from my surroundings. One day my roommate came home to me cutting up her playing cards, a sheepish look on my face, and an immediate admittance of guilt.  Another time a good friend and her fiancée came to my house and instead of having some snacks for them, I had plexiglass baking in the oven. I don’t believe ANY of them are surprised by me anymore! They laugh at the weird art found in my car, they support me unconditionally, and sometimes they even participate! (One friend pranced around in a superhero unitard for a uni project! God bless her!)

Today is one example of my guy going outside in ridiculously cold weather while I lay on the ground taking pictures of him. Ohh and he legitimately walked up a wall for me.

Here’s to all my willing subjects! Thank you thank you thank you!

Alana

P.S. My guy saw this picture of himself and immediately thought of Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo! If you haven’t seen this check it out! The magic starts at the 1:18 mark!

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Mirror Face

You know its friday when………. The mirror mocks you when you aren’t looking. Huzzah to the much needed weekend!

Trying to muster up my best “Of course I’m awake” face and get to work!
The thought of getting a little shopping in this weekend and avoiding the Dec 23-24th mad shopping dash is making me very happy.

Alana

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