In extraordinary company

Humbled. Flattered. Honoured. Touched. Thrilled. Inspired.  I am running out of past participles in response to Avenue Magazine Edmonton selecting me as one of the Top 40 Under 40 for 2011. As was the case in the previous two years, the list of Edmontonians they have recognized in 2011 is an impressive one.  Professors. Media celebrities. PhDs. Creative gurus. Presidents. Artists. Technology leaders. Educators. And one rockstar chef. I like to think I work hard, and give back whenever I can. And while we all love to be appreciated, I think many of us just live our lives always choosing [...]

How to look good in photos: Secrets of a professional photographer

Do you hate having your photo taken? You are not alone. Inspired by my recent, one-time experience as a poster girl, I decided it was time to get over this silly hang-up with some insider info on looking good in pictures from my favourite photographer friend.  Meet Curtis Comeau, a photographer from Edmonton that gets to photograph some amazing people and places across Western Canada and around the world. Every time I talk with Curtis, he is just off to or back from some exotic or adventurous destination. Check out Curtis’ blog if you love beautiful photographs (including ones of [...]