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Welcome to the Simply Rose blog! I am so glad that you have found your way here. This is where you will find my latest work and musings, anything from weddings to what my son has been doing lately.  There is lots to look at, so grab a cup of something warm and yummy and maybe a blueberry scone to go with it and stay a while. And don't be shy ~ leave a note ~ I'd love to hear from you!  

Travel Snaps

I don’t have a point and shoot camera but really wished I did. Sometimes I just don’t want to haul out my 5 lb wonder to take a quick picture of my kid eating a French fry for the first time. But I’m so thankful that I have my trusty iPhone for those quick moments.

I’ve taken to doing Hipstamatic montages after a roadtrip and putting them on the blog. I figure it’s kinda a fun way to document something. And I’ve got other montages, not always trip related ones, here, here, and here.

We haven’t gone on many as of late but last week we made the huge venture into northern BC with our one-year-old. We weren’t quite sure how it was going to go as you never really do with a baby, but much to our surprise, he did stellar with only one major meltdown on the way up and a few minor ones on the way home. And we did the 13 hour trip in one day on the way back, which was unexpected. And we get to do it all again in a month!

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Glen, Robin and Baby-to-Be Preview

Just a few from my sunny afternoon maternity session this past Sunday in Smithers. Full post yet to come!

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Andrew and Alison Wedding Preview

Just a few from the wedding on Saturday in Smithers and I can’t wait to show more…..


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On This Eve….

I am getting ready for the long trek up north to Smithers. It’s a 12 hour car journey from Vancouver to this little town nestled in the beautiful Bulkley Valley and it will be interesting this time. It’s the first time we are taking our almost one-year-old son with us. We are planning to break the trip into two days to make it more manageable for Fin (and for us!) and will hopefully meet up with some friends in Williams Lake who are doing the same trip from the opposite direction.

We’ll be gone for a week and most of that will be driving. The weekend will be busy ~ a wedding on Saturday, maternity and family sessions on Sunday and Fin gets his very own one year birthday photoshoot with my good friend, Kristie Larsen Photography, who did a studio maternity session with me over a year ago. She does these fabulous cake smashes and yup, we are letting our little guy lose on the sugar. He just better not get used to it.

Here is one of Fin, completely slimy, dirty with some new teeth coming in and ready for a bath. I *heart* him.

  • Nora: OMG, he is ADORABLE!!! I can see how you <3 him so much! xo Nora (March 24, 2023 12:08 am)
  • Simply Rose: Thanks Nora! We think he's pretty cute too =) (March 28, 2023 7:10 pm)

Help-Portrait. End of the Earth.

I’ve been following this for a little while now and the project has been completed on Sasha Leahovenco’s site. I thought this was far too unique and heart-warming to pass up sharing on my blog, so here it is.

Some of you may recall an event that I participated in back in on December 4th of last year in the downtown eastside in Vancouver called Help Portrait. You can read about the event here. This is the same sort of idea, but in a remote part of Russia and the images are an incredible testament to life in an extreme northern climate. The video is wonderful too, so please check it out.

To see Sasha’s full posting on his journey across Russia, you can go here for images and information.

  • elizabeth kowal: rose, this is amazing, and inspiring. thanks for sharing it. (April 1, 2023 11:35 pm)