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Say Hi To A Stranger

I have been a Vancouverite since birth and as I have grown, so has the city.

One big trend I’ve been noticing in Vancouver is the growth of individual communities. In the past few years, we’ve seen public community gardens occupy once-abandoned plots of land, cute little coffeeshops and grocery stores pop up in the middle of residential neighbourhoods, public outdoor spaces in downtown and more.


Actions Speak Loud – The HUB & Vancity

I felt like I was going to die. Just kidding. Well, maybe not… But my arm was definitely dying. How did I get there, you ask. Well…

We live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and more and more, people realize that in order to keep it beautiful, or even make it more beautiful, we need to change the way we do things, or in this case, the way we get around. One thing we underutilize in Vancouver is our legs, and by extension, our bikes.


Tactus | Reconnecting People

Many companies make products that help people and make their lives easier. Though this may be true of the apps that Tactus makes, the heart behind the apps is to allow the reconnecting of people.


Paper Girl | The Art of Giving Art

Art is something that seems to be a luxury, but all at once necessary. Would it be possible to live without art? Yes, but the world would be a dreary place with out it. There is something evocative, something that reaches deep within when we engage with art, in whatever form it may take. Somehow, the artist’s voice comes through and touches us, stirs something from within and causes us to think and pause.


Forest and the Femme | Power of Nature

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over,
it became a butterfly…

It was truly a beautiful day when we went to Lynn Valley to shoot with Jamie and the group hike to a scenic river. Along the way Jamie shared about little secrets of the forest that most people miss. With her expertise, she pointed out and taught us about the moss and fungus, giving us a new sense of wonder and amazement to nature. The whole day was overflowing with serenity, peace, and a sense of recovery.


Kailey-Michelle Events | Wedding Planner

Earlier this year, we were on the search for a wedding planner that aligned with our heart, values and passion. In our google search, we came across one by the name of Kailey-Michelle. Her personality, passion and heart came through so evidently on her website and blog that we had to meet her. Long story short, after 2hrs over coffee and sharing our hearts, we decided we just had to tell her story to the world and to have the world engage with her heart.


John Oakley | Redemption’s Journey

“Those who have fallen into self or circumstance
And walk in heartache and despair
Looking for answers to life Lord
And not knowing or seeing that you are standing there
Revive them Lord, with the power of your great love.”

– John Oakley

These words ring powerfully true for John Oakley. As we sat over coffee and heard his story, the hairs on the back of our necks stood. What a journey this man has been on. All over his life and story, you feel and hear and experience the Love of God and His guidance and grace.

We were so honoured to hear and tell his story on film. Thank you John for being a willing vessel for His glory 🙂

There’s enough story to his life to make a movie about it.. but for now, here’s a 4.5 min film on his redemptive journey from the street to a life of love, purpose and hope.

– donna


Three Stones Clothing Trailer

Oh man…it didn’t look good as I pulled down the blinds. I saw nothing but rain. That’s when I felt this sinking feeling from the bottom of my stomach start to grow. A whole month of hard work and preproduction, and it’s going to rain tomorrow?!

Why?!?!

Luckily, with a lot of prayer, I woke up to a sky that wasn’t sunny, nor rainy per se, but more like God put a sponge in the sky to collect and hold the rain for the next 6 hours. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! And from that moment on, I realized, this was going to be an amazing day. : )


Melcor | Identity Statement

I recently had the great joy of revisiting one of my old haunts, a greasy spoon off Nanaimo and East Broadway with my wife. As a high school student, I would go for the $2.95 all-day breakfasts (and they’re STILL $2.95), to-go fries, and the surprisingly good fettucine alfredo, made fresh, no less. It has stuck around for a long time. I think it has stuck around because it stayed true to itself. It didn’t try to be something it wasn’t. It didn’t necessarily follow the trends. It just stuck to who it was, and is.


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