forage photography I wandered down from my home near the ravine to Trout Lake, criss-crossing through fields, alleys, bike-paths, the signs of Fall becoming. I was on my way to a Photo Shoot, but the journey between two points is so often my favorite place, as I so love to wander, and see what gifts I encounter.   Here is wonderful Copley Community Orchard,…

Apple Star Learning outdoor class…. My photography informs my mentoring work with children. Inspired by the Reggio model of education, I use loose parts, arts supplies, and an engaged, observant, curious, experimental, inspired approach to my outdoor education classes. I believe fundamentally that attachment to place, creative learning, and compassionate child raising and educational practices go hand in hand. I use my photography as…

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Embodied Learning Holding space, Belonging to Place and Letting Play! I love children! I have worked with babies, children and youth as a teacher, caregiver, nanny and mentor for over 20 years now.  Throughout this time, and especially over the last 12 years since I gave birth to my son, I have also enjoyed observing and photographing children of all ages (including adults) learning…

  Family in Black and White “True love exists in moments, stumbled upon by accident…”  Atticus Sometimes, black and white is just better….because of the light, the texture, the mood…or even to take our attention away from colour, and back to form, connection, space or moment. #applestarphoto #familyinblackandwhite #shiningfromtheinsideout #miniphotoplaysessions #candidblackandwhitephotography #family #love #moments

Cultural Mentoring Stories What an honour it was to be gathered together on Salt Spring island with over a 100 participants to listen to Jon Young weave stories of cultural mentoring based on the 8 Sheilds model. This event is one of many that Jon has organized with the help of ‘acorns’, his son, and dedicated film crew, to record and make available online…

Forage wild food, play, belonging, bounty, sensuality…. Where do they intersect?   What connects us to each other and to place deeply?  What is inner tracking?  How are these questions related to how we learn, raise children, honour each others and our own purpose and gifts?  

Winter Wonderland It’s been quite something here in Vancouver this Winter, lots of snow and freezing temperatures, keeping everything crisp, chilly and sparkly.  Its hard for us older folks to get around for sure, but the children just love the magic and thrill of it all! Who’s up for some, fun playful Winter minis tomorrow at Trout Lake or Clark Park? $45 for 3…

  It’s that time of year again…. …time for Fall Mini Photo Play Sessions! What a pleasure to welcome this sweet family back again.   How much their little one has grown and matured.  And this time around they are welcoming a second wonder.  yay! Fall is a great time of year to get cosy, cuddle up and play.  A time to focus on all…

Forage: The Rose and the Hip What is Forage? A kind of inner tracking, a wild wander, observing how the gifts in the wild or garden reflect the gifts within. I realize now, that the idea for the name of both my photography business and my educational business comes from a  kind of ‘forage’ experience.   In what ways does a ‘fruit’ or example…