Way Back Wednesdays: Kat&Kim Creative by Ace Hicks

Katherine Barell and Kimberly Sue-Murray are two extraordinarily talented Toronto based Actors. Years ago (2012!!) we decided to venture out on a creative shoot. Needless to say, it's a real treat to have them in front of my camera. The #Six is full of fierce femme's.  Going through old shoots is inspiring in many ways; to see how far I've come and grown in the past four years and also to reminesce and remind myself how much I love to play and do creative photoshoots with no purpose other than to capture charming moments and have fun with friends.   

"Maui"- the puppy not the place.... by Ace Hicks

My sister is an exceptional peson and incredibly dedicated dog foster provider for Save Our Scruff. Which contributes greatly to their lives and futures and helping to find their furrrrrever homes... Here is Maui- one of my favourite cheeky sweet little guys from this past summer.... 

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And finally the sweet mister thanking me for our fun summer afternoon photo shoot. Moment captured by my sis behind my camera.  

And finally the sweet mister thanking me for our fun summer afternoon photo shoot. Moment captured by my sis behind my camera.  

Galiano Island Goddesses by Ace Hicks

Forgive me for referring to my sister and I as Goddesses, but I'd like to think that any strong, empowered female has goddess status, or at least visitation rights. This is a creative shoot that I did over the week of my 30th birthday. I returned home to Vancouver Island and visiting my favourite vintage store, Eclectic Avenue, is always an absolute must as there are treasures to be found. I picked up some heavenly 60's/70's dresses. I've been tempted to wear them about town.  Luckily, I was headed to the white sandy beaches of Galiano island and Montague Beach later in the week and knew I'd put them to good use. My electrifying and instinctively talented sister, Katie helped me bring this shoot to life in front of and behind the camera; we're always on the same page and ready to explore, laugh and capture beautiful images while we're at it. I had a blissful birthday week with my mom and sister and I'm forever grateful for these photos that embody the bounding love and beauty I felt that week. Galiano is truly a magical island, one of my favourite places in the world.  If you go, you must eat a meal at Pilgrimme.

Here is a journal entry to accompany the shoot:

When you come from the great Northwest your spirit speaks a secret language; it's the language of the land, of mermaids, of magic. The wind that lives in my weighted breaths, the sea that soothes a thousand racing thoughts, the mountains as high as my loftiest dreams; I come home to you to be me again. Your salt, your sand, your sun, your secrets, your synchronicities. I'm held by you, bound by your ceaseless beauty. You are in me and I am in you. Its an aliveness that's so much bigger than my being; it's a beauty that does whatever it can to ooze out of me. It's the beauty of Mother Nature and if you let her spirit take you, possess you; you'll get to glimpse the infinite, the divine, endless connection between all of us