2017 in Photos

Based on my top favourite photos, I think this year can be summed up as one of grand toddler adventures. My little muse set the tone for much of how we spent our time and I suppose that's how life goes, I'm alright with it! Life is pretty fun with her. This year was a lot more stretching than last, as she entered her toddler years, and it's felt like a bit of a scramble to try and learn and adapt...

Halloween at Edworthy

We didn't set out to make this a Halloween walk, but the dreary skies and bare black trees made it a bit spooky! I love going somewhere where Sloane can lead the way and pick the trail, probably because exploring new trails with few people on them is one of my favourite things too.  At one point on our walk I sprained my ankle and had to take a breather on the ground.  She watched me...

Fall Walk at Nosehill Park

This year, Nosehill park has quickly become one of my favourite places to explore.  I've done several photoshoots here at all different times of the day and it always provides a lovely, dramatic Albertan backdrop. I went for one sunrise run here a few weeks ago and it was basically my dream trail run.  You rarely run in to anyone, only seeing the occasional person and their dog...

Fall Photos

Even though the engagement with blogging is considerably lower than actual Facebook/Instagram posts, I can't quit it. I feel like some photos deserve better than Facebook, and rather than have them viewed individually I feel they work better as a group. So, that's why I blog sometimes.  These evenings have been the kind tinged with magic.  Warm air that lingers past sunset, golden hues...

2016: The Year in Photos

My favourite moments captured in image form...The process of choosing both significant memories and creative favourites was way more emotional than I expected. A common theme of beloved memories were times when we were simply exploring: our backyard, a creek, a waterpark. Allowing space for a child to move at a child's pace in a natural setting is a deep value of mine, because it benefits my...

Christmas in Dover, 2016

Snow Day! from Alexandra Chubachi on Vimeo. My brain is in a million places these days.  I'm working on several different projects, both personal and professional, that are exciting but in varying stages of incomplete.  I know that I am an excellent starter but when it comes to 'wrapping things up' I dilly dally and procrastinate and wonder why I feel so scattered...As per the last few...

Vancouver 2016: Experience Conference

Last month I had a chance to attend the Experience//Arc conference in Vancouver.  While it primarily was geared towards photographers, it was more a collection of creatives challenging each other to push the limits of their craft, love their work, and really see and listen to the people for whom we work.  After the first couple days I felt my creative spirit implode and I was...

Grey Day at Ralph Klein Park

Winter is coming, and it's making me nervous.  Last winter Sloane had just started crawling and didn't have any desire to drag her self around in the cold wet snow, but now she is an active toddler who asks to go outside almost every morning.  What will we do in the winter?  She is still too small to sled or build snow forts, but big enough to want to explore.  And lets get...

Last Getaway of Summer

I'm glad we saved our longest weekend until the end.  We are so lucky to have family in Revelstoke who we can stay and hang with, because it never fails to deliver new adventures, peaceful moments and beautiful views.  We were able to check out a couple of short trails with Sloane and it is so awesome to be able to explore together, and Sloane definitely gained a lot of balance and...

2015, In Review

Phew...what a crazy year.  All because of a new little life in the world.  Almost all of my favorite photos from the year revolve around her, and I feel that's pretty accurate.  The anticipation, the quietness of the first few months, and progressively more photos of new adventures and experiences as she grew.  Our world was rocked this year, in the best kind of way.January...