THE MOUNTAINS ARE CALLING

Updated: May 26, 2019


The mountains are calling and I must go. On Saturday morning, we awoke early to begin our travels from Washington through Canada. We packed up, grabbed the cameras, with the help of my nephews, and headed off to British Columbia. The sight of mountains, real mountains, Rocky Mountains, for the first time amazed me. Their sheer size and grandeur was beyond impressive. I could write a book about a week of travel but I’ll let the photographs tell the story.




We weren’t searching for fool’s gold amongst the Canadian Rockies, but we sure did find treasure.

Sinclair Canyon in Radium Springs, British Columbia






Alberta | Banff Avenue | Evelyn’s Coffee World







Banff National Park | Banff Gondola | Sulfur Mountain

To be above the clouds, the climb to the highest point 7,000 ft above the ground, to live, to breathe.

























Banff National Park | Vermillion Lakes







Manville, Alberta | Grandparents House





Lake Louise | Banff National Park








Lake Minnewanka | Banff National Park












Johnston Canyon | Lower Falls









While on the trip, I read Present over Perfect, and I would highly recommend. The book quoted Eugene Peterson, “Busyness is an illness of the spirit.” Those words resonated with me immensely on this trip. I was in the grinding, non-stop, work until you drop phased and unfortunately I believed the lie that being busy equates to productivity, value, and purpose. Reading this book helped me remember that busyness does not equal inherent worth. All it does is steal joy from the present moment. So as I sit at home writing this, a week after the trip, I am happy to say that I am earnestly trying to slow down, sit back, and enjoy the seasons of life.


I hope you, too, learn to soak in every season has to offer and “I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”


Black and White Medium Format 120 Kodak Tri-x 400 Film











NOT JUST ANOTHER "PHOTOGRAPHER"

Nicole is a wedding and portrait photographer based out of the Metro Detroit area. Residing in Royal Oak, she photographs in Michigan and abroad. She began her career in 2012 and is now a published artist and professional photographer. Nicole started documenting weddings in 2014 and passionately pursues photography daily, teaching film and digital photography to high school students, and documenting life and love on the weekends. Specializing in Weddings, Portraiture, and Lifestyle photography, she is a diverse and creative artist. Does this sound like the photographer for you?

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