Beauty shows up in a lot of different ways, but shines most brightly in those who have found their gifts and are giving them away! I’m feeling inspired to take more portraits this Summer…for more, check out for a portfolio https://www.smugmug.com/app/organize/Adult-Portraits- and for more about me and my work http://www.applestarphoto.com I’m so grateful to all those who have trusted me to witness them with…

Memories… The Stories We Tell Are The Stories We Live By The stories we tell, are the stories we live by!Sometimes it’s good to look back and see where you’ve come from, not just with nostalgia, but with great appreciation and awe for the helpers, the stepping stones, and the growth.Here is a taste of what’s important to me in my visual storytelling…stay tuned…

spring joy connecting with plants Bright Forsythia here, with the beautiful light sparkling through Cedar blurred in the background. Forsythia, a sturdy, early bloomer which thrives without much tending and heralds the Spring sun, is an invasive plant to North America, native to China. One variety is used in Chinese medicine: lian qiao, for chills, fevers, headaches and burns… the very youngest leaves and…

The Poetry of Land Deeply missing this land today…feeling the last wind whipped rains on the shores of my love tonight… Filongley, 3 years ago now, January, before the burst of Spring, I thought I’d found love again, but alas it was dashed. What life grows from these long, rough Winters? What clings to the shore, persistent, remarkable, trembling with texture and colour? Ah,…

The Long View and 7 Generations This is the long-view – can you feel it? The great blessing of mountains, of trees, of many layers…. incredible shoulders, arms and fingers of snowy land, created ages ago by huge glaciers grinding the silt fine into estuaries of fertile land and waters, home to so many more-than-human beings, plants, fish, insects, trees, furred and winged friends,…

“What would our lives be like if our days and nights were as immersed in nature as they are in technology?”― Richard Louv, The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder “We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children our love for this Earth, and to tell our stories. These are the moments when the world is…

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~ Celebrating Gifts ~ “You have no idea how hard I’ve looked for a gift to bring You. Nothing seemed right. What’s the point of bringing gold to the gold mine, or water to the ocean. Everything I came up with was like taking spices to the Orient. It’s no good giving my heart and my soul because you already have these. So I’ve…

~ Magic ~ Celebrating Winter in style! So much fun….how I love this magic When I asked Kat if she and her family would be into a celebratory play session at 8:20am as the sun rose behind the lake, she said, ‘Yes!!’ ~ Always up for some glorious costumed creativity and play. Why not celebrate this way? Come visit me on Facebook and Instagram…

Celebrating Fall I can’t help but be so grateful for the opportunities I have had to capture cozy love and play at this time of year!.It’s hard to stay positive during these present times. And all we can do is go one day at a time, do our best to stay safe, protect others, and celebrate simple joys – like rainy days, Fall colours,…