August 17, 2013 Simple fun.
August 10, 2013 August 10 on 10 project
This month’s 10 on 10 project finds us happily nesting at a lake house on Vancouver Island. These happy days involve getting in and out of the lake multiple times a day, long bikes rides, boardgames, walks in the forest and the general freedom that comes with being in the country. The girls relish the familiarity of this place and the new adventures and stories that inevitably unfold each year we visit.
The sights and sounds of being away from city life start to seep into my bones after a week and I start to feel the real benefit of a lengthly break from our busy everyday lives. We wait all year for this trip and now that I am here I am so glad I have my camera around to capture the essence of easy summer days to tide me over during those long, wet winter months.
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July 31, 2013 Summer in the city.
This has been a record breaking summer. We are going on to something like our 34th day of straight sunshine here in Vancouver. As any pacific north coaster knows – this is unheard of! We are relishing this heat and I can honestly say it’s a pleasure waking up to sun every single morning. I now have a wee idea of why my Cali and Florida photographer pals always have such brilliant light in their photos:)
Summer in our little part of the world is looking like this so far. Good bye July and we looking forward to lazy days at the lake in August.
July 25, 2013 The family jamboree.
Well, that’s what I was calling it, anyway. A jamboree might be stretching it, but the Bryck side of my family did all gather in the place we know as home – Saskatchewan, earlier this summer. At one point there were 19 of us under one roof (including a camper and a shed renovated into a guest house!) at my aunt and uncles farm. It was a weekend full of family lovin’, story telling, loud laughing, late night chats, bbq’s, bonfires, dancing, horseback riding, and so much more. My girls loved every single minute they were there. As we were riding back from “Big Ben” (see below) in the back of a pick-up truck (what else??), My oldest daughter turned to me as she gazed out at the vast prairies and said “they are so lucky they get to live there and be so free”. She gets it and I love it. There is something so tangible that happens to my little city girls when they head out to the farm. The letting go and unencumbered exploration gives way to a new found sense of freedom. I love watching it happen and I look froward to many more trips back to the farm.
Of course there was a little riding tractor!
Back of the pick up truck smiles.
On our way to “Big Ben”.
Through the beautiful canola fields.
This is the top of the world – otherwise known as “Big Ben.” The best place to watch the sunset and listen to my cousin Alishia play her violin. One of my favourites places to be. After all, it’s become an annual tradition.
So many amazing memories from our trip. Thanks again to our family for making us feel so lucky. xo
July 25, 2013 Free to be….in photos!
Well, yesterday marked my 38th trip around the sun. Upon reflection, I decided I am one very lucky gal so it was time to pay it forward and share some love. That means I will be giving the gift of capturing the precious memories of YOUR life. One *free* lifestyle photography session with moi is up for grabs. All you have to do to play along is “like” my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CherishBryckPhotography) AND share this post with all you friends. Easy peasy. It’s time for you to win! Contest is open until end of day on July 28th. Happy sharing, my friends!
July 20, 2013 Earth and Sky.
July 18, 2013 Glamour Girls.
My camera couldn’t get enough of this beautiful mama and baby girl. Asha Hayer pulled out her creative design talents to create a ‘glamour theme’ for this session. As an owner of a luxe wedding and event decor company she knew how to bring all the pieces together to create a styled shoot. We all had so much fun and baby Aria revelled in being the star of the show! Something tells me she better get used to it:)
July 10, 2013 10 on 10 – June 2013
We spent last week on my aunt and uncles farm in Saskatchewan. It’s become an annual trip for my girls and I to visit the farm and get my little urbanites a feel for country life. Every year, I love it more. The prairies sink further and deeper into my bones during these trips. Growing up I never appreciated the beauty of the vastness or the alluring simplicity of rural life.
This particular day was abundant, full of the simple pleasures of life on the farm; visiting with family, running free, bonfires and more. By the end of each day we all had a new layer of dust on us, two more mosquito bites, more good stories, hugs, smiles and lots of memoires to keep us going until this time and place next year.
Head on over to see what Annie Otzen‘s day looked like…