laryn van dyk

Camping @ China Beach

A few friends and I decided to make a camping trip to the island, and it magically came together one weekend in August. We all met at the ferry terminal where we learned of Scot's wasp bite. His hand was swollen and steadily growing - a story that would develop all weekend...

We started off the weekend with a plethora of bacon and the classic coffee and Baileys and continued down to a foggy China Beach. Though the fog foiled our tanning plans, it gave me the chance to snap some great shots of the beach!

(Note the growth of the hand!)

It was a great weekend and the perfect little get away from my busy summer schedule! Though Scot's hand ended up wrapped up and in a sling after an emergency room visit, it was still a fun time! Blessed to be surrounded by great people - especially friends who put up with my camera lens in their faces!

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Vancouver Pride

After living in Vancouver my entire life, I finally made it to a Pride Parade! After a fun evening of fireworks, Scot and Laryn let me tag along with them down to English Bay to watch the parade! In the head of the summer, it was great to see people join together to support everyone simply being themselves.

After the parade, we wandered through the different booths and food trucks and found a few familiar faces along the way ...

 It is days like these than remind me how unique and beautiful our city truly is.

xx Jana

Brassneck Brewery

A while ago, a few wonderful friends and I ventured out to check out Brassneck Brewery on Main Street for ourselves and to refill a couple growlers.  The night was simple - filled with good brew and great conversation. Needless to say, the tasty beers were enjoyed by all, though with different favourites. If you have a free night, I'd definitely suggest checking out this little brewery before it gets all too popular, busy, and expensive. Check them out here: http://brassneck.ca/

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Birthday Month!

Every September rolls by and I feel extremely blessed to have an amazing family and group of friends who spoil me, and this year was no different! My birthday was filled with cat birthday cards, love, and laughs. I was treated to a new 50 mm lens that I experimented with all month long. Here are a collection of photos from the entire month at different events to celebrate my birthday! From birthday brunch with my best friend, exhaustion at the Extreme Air Park, dinner at Rogue, and my Sunday dinner request of Breakfast - it was all amazing. Here's to another year of life!