It’s funny, isn’t it, the every day events that occur in our lives, ups and downs and highlights that constitute an entire year.  As we live it, it can sometimes feel boring or tedious, day to day, week to week.  But as the year winds down and we have a chance to truly reflect on what’s transpired, re-living those highlights, the laughter, the camaraderie, new friends and experiences we’ve cemented to memory,  reflection allows us to be appreciative of each of those moments and  nuances that was the year past.  And so, when I look back on 2017, I can truly say it was an evolutionary journey on many different levels; both professional and personal.  And what’s a year without growth? Without it we can stagnate and forget our purpose and hell, that’s no fun!! 🙂

I’ve narrowed down my favorites to 25 this year; some were chosen just because I felt I captured exactly what I intended to, some because of the experiences that were associated with them, some because of the people that I met along the way or solidified a deeper relationship, others because I liked the emotive qualities that came from the shoot, and still others because of all of the above (those are my true favorites!)

Some of the highlights included:  Iceland in the spring, heli in and out of Mt. Robson on a 3 day work trip for Tourism Valemount, working with the great people of Agriculture Canada, multiple trips to work with Sun Peaks Resort, a great trip to work with the city of Vanderhoof, assignment work with our magazine, Outdoor Photography Canada, multiple Okanagan excursions and much more.  The images you see are in a rough order from the start of the year to the finish.  Enjoy, because I know I did in creating, and I’m so ready to hit the ground running in ’18.  Thanks for all your support, without which I wouldn’t be able to do what I do!

To see more of my work go to my portfolio page here.  Cheers, and all the best to start 2018!Pieces of Glacier from Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon, bordering Vatnajökull National Park in southeastern Iceland lay on the black sands of the Atlantic at sunrise, following high tideIcelandic horses, Iceland, EuropePhotographer stands on a cliff in south east Iceland, Europe in the springWaterfall in the north eastern highlands of Iceland, EuropePortrait of a beautiful young woman, Kamloops, Thompson Okanagan region, British Columbia, CanadaTwo hikers traverse the top of Sun Peaks Resort at sunrise, Thompson Okanagan region, British Columbia, CanadaA beautiful young woman and her horse pose at sunset for a stylized portrait, Kamloops, British Columbia, CanadaA young woman enjoys a gorgeous sunset in the grasslands of British Columbia, Canada during a commercial photo shootA beautiful young woman enjoys a gorgeous sunset in the grasslands of British Columbia, Canada during a commercial photo shootTwo hikers make their way up the Mumm basin, Mt. Robson Provincial park, British Columbia, CanadaTwo hikers explore a small pond at the foot of Mount Robson, Canadian Rockies, British ColumbiaA hiker is dwarfed at Emperor falls, Mt. Robson Provincial park, British Columbia, CanadaA fashionable lady stops for a portrait in the village of Sun Peaks, british columbia, Canada, Thompson Okanagan regionBarley is grown as a crop for export in Vanderhoof, British Columbia, CanadaA beautiful young woman poses during a fall fashion and stylized portrait shoot in the village of Sun Peaks, British Columbia, Thompson Okanagan region, CanadaA beautiful young woman poses during a fall fashion and stylized portrait shoot in the village of Sun Peaks, British Columbia, Thompson Okanagan region, CanadaA young woman with blue eyes poses for a portrait on a beautiful fall day near Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, Thompson Okanagan regionPortrait of a Mother and her young son, Kamloops, Thompson Okanagan region, British Columbia, CanadaPortrait of a Mother and her young son, Kamloops, Thompson Okanagan region, British Columbia, CanadaA wine maker tests the year's harvest for ripeness, Indigenous World Winery, Kelowna, British Columbia, CanadaThe village of Sun Peaks during a heavy snowfall, British Columbia, Thompson Okanagan region, CanadaThe village of Sun Peaks during a heavy snowfall, British Columbia, Thompson Okanagan region, Canadaholiday kick off weekend and meeting the sled dogs, Sun Peaks Resort, near Kamloops, British Columbia, Thompson Okanagan region, CanadaThe city of Kamloops after a fresh winter snowfall at dawn, British Columbia, Thompson Okanagan region, Canada