Category Archives: life in the mountains.
It’s been quite sometime since I shared many of our personal photos here on this blog. Adam and I are nearly 10 months into this parenthood journey. It has been a pretty rad ride, so far. I never knew how much I’d love being a mum until I was thrown right into it. Life has been so fun, so exhausting and so incredibly fulfilling since we became a family of three back in January. I’ve learned a lot about babies and a lot about myself. My time management, productivity and ability to run on broken sleep has increased to levels I never knew possible. I love having a built-in adventure buddy always willing to tag along…and pose for the camera, of course.
A couple weeks ago – after the snow but before the freeze – Morris and I took a day trip out to Lake Louise to take in the sights. I’ve never seen this iconic lake looking quite as stunning as it did this day. Coincidentally, this was the day I began to get big, consistent smiles from Baby Mo for the camera…I think he’s going to love winter! If you ask me, I’d say we had a pretty great day together. It’s got me even more excited for all the little outings we’ve got ahead of us as he grows up and becomes more interactive.
Anyhow, here is a bit of mum spam mixed in with some really beautiful scenic shots of our amazing backyard. I hope everyone is enjoying this first little bit of the winter season!
A weekend off in August called for a quick getaway to Fernie with the Boler and my huz.
It has been quite sometime since I did one of these “life lately” posts…I feel as though I kind of bombarded you all with “life stuff” when I was adventuring around Europe. That said, if you just couldn’t get enough and would like to see a bit more of my Euro excursion, you can find all my instasnaps here: search #juliesveagoesabroad. For now though, here’s our summer so far.
| My photo school friend Kira and her husband Robin came for a visit. I took belly photos. | My wonderful aunt celebrated her 60th birthday and my grandmother [in her late 90's!] drank some Sambuca | the 1A is always a good choice for the drive home | My mum had both daughters home for Mother’s Day. We blew her mind by cooking brunch while wearing ridiculous matching dresses. Her favorite pastime as a young mum was dressing her daughters in coordinating outfits. Cute, eh? | Family style wedding dinners are the best. | a pre-season office update was in order | I love the long days around here this time of year. | My cat Goombah is the best napping companion. | I photographed a secret wedding in Calgary…there should be more secret weddings, so exciting! | My parents visited, mum [a serious green-thumb] helped me make some planters for our front stoop and back patio | The crazy June flood had us evacuated from our home, but we had a great friend take us in. Thanks Tessa! We were lucky to return to our house a few days later which thankfully experienced no damage. |
| Goombah is definitely a photographer’s cat. She is always seeking out the best light. | Mumford and Sons | We shared some pretty exciting news with our families and closest friends via FaceTime. My sister most definitely had the best reaction! | Bye-bye ugly 90′s yellow wood veneer office closet…hello BLUE office closet! | Did a few good hikes with my main man | June was a mix of rain [...lots of rain!] and sunny nights with beautiful springtime blooms | Any wedding that involves a gondola ride is good in my books | I made a batch of [incredible, if I do say so myself] homemade ice cream sandwiches for a Canada Day potluck. | Some Swedish relatives were in the Rockies for a couple of days meaning I had the chance to play tourist in my own town…every Bow Valley local’s favorite guilty pleasure! | Boler time! Adam was conveniently wearing the Boler t-shirt gifted by his sister. Not likely a coincidence. | Canada Day in Canmore was a special one this year. It was so good to see the town mostly back to normal after the devastating flooding. Three cheers for all the amazing locals who pulled together to make the best of this horrible situation. | The beer drawer was fully stocked with mountain brew for the Swedes’ visit. | Some wonderful clients, Gregory and Joel [...who will be up next on the blog!] brought me some beautiful and delicious treats from their favorite macaroon shop in Manhattan. | Yep, Gregory and Joel were a blast to work with…I still can’t believe our luck with this cheeky chipmunk during their photo shoot, I’ll share the full story in their blog post. |
| More tourist-ing with Dan and Sven-Ove from…these Swedes got a 24 hour crash course on our region. | Why does camping food always taste SO good?! Chunky camp chilli and Costa Rican marinated beef…all cooked over the open fire. I love being married to a chef. | Nesting is in full swing around here, IKEA has basically been our second home this summer…Adam’s flat-pack assembly skills are top notch. | Tis the season for community pancake breakfasts! | A sunny Sunday wander up Yamnuska | I didn’t realize how much I liked white walls until I realized that pretty much every home design idea I was pinning these days featured clean white walls…so Adam painted our living room white! Seriously, what a guy. | Back to IKEA…we [ADAM!] put up a great mismatchy corner shelving unit in our living area. Finally, I love that room. Now we just need some more seating [I can dream] in there so we can actually enjoy the space with guests. | I was lucky enough to shoot at Lake Louise three times last month…two more coming up this weekend! | We are babysitting the cat of a friend who was displaced due to the flooding. Lucy is a great easygoing, happy houseguest. However, if you were to ask my cat, she would likely say otherwise. She’s not really the biggest fan of sharing her home with another feline. | Weekend walks in the woods | even my iPhone was complaining about the heat | I blogged the last of my Italian vacation…that was a good trip! |
| Mums are the best, even when you’re 29. I forgot a change of shoes for halfway through Kesa and Darren’s wedding…mum met met me with my comfy sandals and saved my poor, blistered feet. | Speaking of Kesa and Darren, I love that they did a witness lottery at their wedding! | Mount Rundle and Grassi Lakes. A couple of Bow Valley classics. | Katie and David‘s Lake Minnewanka engagement was a gem | bike rides. | Lindsay and Justin had their baby girl, I visited them in the hospital the following day to snap a few photos of the new family. | Amelia and Ryan‘s friends made use of their engagement photos in one of the most unique ways I’d ever seen…a custom drumkit for the newlyweds! | Lindsay and Leif‘s engagement session was yet another gem…for our session, Leif refinished an old canoe that had been built by his father many years ago. | Ben and Danielle hosted a welcome party the evening before their wedding…Bubbaq catered the event. Adam and I were super honored to get an invite. | It snowed. In late May. Oh Canmore. |
We loved to go for after-dinner walks along Cougar Creek [the area of Canmore that was devastated by flooding] …it is being repaired, but will likely never ever be the same. | My mum-in-law gifted me a cute new phone case. She has an eye for anything vintage-camera. | Two plants from the same supplier, next to the same window getting the same water for nearly a year. One about to bloom. The other, as far as I can tell, dead. Hmm… | Adam made a pretty tasty selection of sausages with our Kitchen Aide | Cocktails to go…little did I know this would be one of my last bevies before we learned about Baby D | Have I mentioned we’ve been visiting IKEA frequently? I can’t deny that I love Scandinavian design…and hey, the price is right. | My mum created some pretty spectacular cakes for my aunt’s 60th birthday | I had the chance to shoot out at Emerald Lake early on in May…I was happy to discover that the lake had thawed about two weeks earlier than usual. | OOPS…IKEA visit without the Subaru wagon. Luckily the trunk of our little red Toyota is a dumping ground and there were a few inner tubes from Adam’s road bike to secure the load. Resourceful, eh? | Life is good. | Follow along: juliesvea |