Monday, December 14, 2009


It's pretty exciting to have some snow dusting the streets of Vancouver.

I'm reminded of a winter wedding I photographed at Cypress Hills Provincial Park where the groom's biggest hope for his wedding day was snow... and we got plenty of it! these!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Wide Open Spaces Series

My computer lately has begun to take on the "look" of my office - slightly unorganized chaos. (The sign of a genius, right?!)
My filing system is currently a little mixed up, and upon searching for a certain prairie image, I stumbled upon these - images that I haven't shared yet.

I had been visiting my folks in March of 2008 and my dad (who initially inspired me and nurtured my love of photography) took me into the rolling hills of Southwest Saskatchewan along the old Red Coat Trail. There's not much there anymore, except for some glimpses of the past and reminders of what was.

These show my love of the landscape where I grew up - big skies and rolling plains. As much as I love Vancouver, there's a piece of my heart that will always be in that land.


Monday, December 7, 2009


I was so lucky to spend the afternoon with Raine & her mom at one of their favourite places - Granville Island! Raine has such beautiful, bright eyes, a contagious laugh and a great fashion sense! (I think she gets that from her mom - the owner of Narcissist Design Co.)

Needless to say, I had such a great time!
Thanks ladies!

The Jump!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Raine... and no rain.

I was all set with umbrellas at Granville Island for typical Vancouver November rain... and as luck would have it, no rain for Raine's session! :-)

I had so much fun photographing this energetic fashionista!
This is just a peek... I'll be posting more soon!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


I've been a little busy bee these last few weeks working away on things I haven't posted yet... like cards!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Kitchen Uncorked - Celebrating the DIVA in YEW!

What a fabulous event to be a part of...again! The Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver's Kitchen Uncorked event was celebrating Diva Fridays in the YEW restaurant this week. Unbelieveable dishes, desserts and drinks to sample!

Thanks to the Four Seasons for having me as a part of the event!

Cheers & Enjoy.
~ Marlis

Image featured in the Globe and Mail & CTV's website

I'm pretty excited that this image of the Bronze: Montreal 1976 cocktail from the YEW restaurant+bar has made it into the Globe and Mail, as well as CTV's site!

If you missed it, images of the Gold: Vancouver 2010 and Silver: Calgary 1988 cocktails are on my Gold-Silver-Bronze at YEW Restaurant+Bar blog post, and Suite


Sunday, November 8, 2009


This puppy's name was "Grrrrr!" - what a sweetie!
It was pretty difficult to distract Grrrr from all the smells and leaves, but we did and only for a moment...

Thanks for playing in the sun with me!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Family Time

I've got a pretty fantastic job - I get to meet new people all the time! And every connection is a little different. This family came to me through another photography friend and I lucked out with some sunshine during our session!

I love seeing people change from formal to casual in an hour's time - a mini-glimpse into their lives.

Thanks for all the smiles!

Catching a smile

Smiles... sometimes it requires a little extra work to bring out of the little ones...

... the trick with this little guy is The Swing. Apparently it works every time!


Friday, November 6, 2009

Glorious colours, wind and waves

Rainy days are funny in Vancouver... they give you brief moments of sunshine, and you've got to jump on it!

The sun came out, and, despite the winds, we made our way over to Stanley Park for some fabulous sunshine and fall colours!

I absolutely LOVE this one!

What a day! So happy to post these - hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Red Sands of a special Nova Scotia Beach

I spent Thanksgiving in the Annapolis Valley (Nova Scotia) this year to see the autumn colours and catch up with a few dear friends. Beautiful... I love that place.

While I was there, I photographed these fine folks...

Teak loves the beaches!

This was one photosession I was extra excited about for a few reasons:
: I photographed Emma & Eugene's wedding on this same beach & cliff a few years back
: I finally got to meet & photograph Liam, a year after he was born!
: I love the red sands and big tides of the Minas Basin

I wish it wasn't a 7 hour flight to get there from where I live now so I could visit more often! Thanks for this session - love you guys.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sarah Holmes Jewelry Design

Beautiful & Unique!

Sarah Holmes is a live wire - full of life and big laughs, and she's able to create beautiful and interesting pieces like these. I was lucky to be able to photograph them... actually, I think it was the easy part! Creating these pieces seems so complicated to me, but not to Sarah. She just works her magic. ;-)

Sarah is currently based in Vancouver and can be reached at

Fall Photo Promotion - extended!

Our Fall Photo Promotion has been EXTENDED to November 30th!

Think cozy, warm sweaters and lots of fun.

The Goods:
: up to 90 minutes of my undivided attention at a location you love*
: a free 5x7 print from the session

And even more Goodness with the Fall Family Photo Package:
: the 90 minutes* and free 5x7
+ 25 cards with envelopes
+ 8x10 print from the session
+ 10% off all other print purchases!

Need to know more?
Send an email to or call me at 604.836.9209!

Don't wait to long to book! Fall photosessions are in limited supply.

See you soon!
~ Marlis