Kyrstin Woods | Women of Excellence Awards

 

Kyrstin Woods received her diploma in disability studies at Mount Royal University and has been teaming up with families for the past 7 years. She is also working towards finishing her undergrad in Psychology in her spare time. She currently teaches kids of all ages yoga at The Breathing Room Yoga Studio, in five schools and in family homes. She also runs the Adapted Yoga (for families and aides) and Self-Care Yoga (for parents). Along with this, she works one-on-one with children with special needs as a behavioural aide, community aide and respite worker. Kyrstin is an incredible light to everyone she meets and she has and continues to impact the lives of every child she works with. She is a strong advocate for children of all abilities.

Leave a Comment

  • (will not be published)

May your portraits age like a fine wine!

 

The truth is I don’t want your portraits be that cheap pair of flip-flops that broke after one summer of use and then were carelessly tossed into the garbage.  I want your portraits to be that favourite pair of leather boots.  You know the ones!  The ones that just make you feel so darn gooooooood everytime you put them on!  I want them to hang proudly on your walls or rest lovingly on your coffee table. I want your portraits to make you smile every time you walk by that gallery wall or flip through the pages of your album.

 

 

I am wildly aware that this will not work for everyone’s taste and/or budget and that’s ok, because these days there are an incredible amount of photography options to choose from.  But for YOU, you know who you are….. you think less just might actually be more, you would rather have 10 stunning prints for your wall than 100s of files lost on a hard-drive.  For you, I want to create something one-of-a-kind, something long-lasting.

 

 

Seriously though, is it egotistical of me to want the photos I take to be the ones handed down to your great-grandchildren?  I imagine that they will lovingly look through them, perhaps they will need to smooth out a crease from it being accidentally folded into the gutter of a book, or maybe the ink will be slightly faded from sitting on that sunny livingroom shelf, and they will wonder to themselves about what life was like all the way back in 2018 with all it’s strange, beautiful moments and trends.

 

Leave a Comment

  • (will not be published)

Women Of Excellence Gala 2018 | Leona Staples

Today’s #WCW is Leona Staples!! Leona is a fourth generation farmer dedicated to teaching and sharing the history of farming and a growing food in central Alberta. Leona and her husband Blaine own and operate The Jungle Farm, creating family memories with an authentic farm experience. She began influencing the agriculture industry in her teens, as a very active and award-winning 4-H member. After graduating from the University of Alberta, she worked with Alberta Agriculture, and in 1996 moved to the family farm to raise their three boys. Together they made changes to create what the jungle Farm is today. Leona serves as an executive board member for the Innisfail Growers Cooperative, a founding board executive of Calgary’s farmer’s market, and current chair of the old College Board of Governors.

Leave a Comment

  • (will not be published)