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It’s already a month into summer! How have you been spending it? Don’t regret a single minute of it and let it go to waste!

LIVE IT! You’ll never get it back~

This morning, I saw a tweet about Taurus’ (I’m not a ridiculous believer in horoscopes, but it’s fun from time to time!)

It said, “You cannot tell a #Taurus to stay at home” (@XSTROLOGY)

I found this amusing. It’s a bit true to me personally, especially for this summer. I refuse to stay in my house and be bored and unproductive for even a single day because it’ll drive me nuts (even when I stay home, I clean or take photos). Don’t be that person who SAYS the things you want to do … but doesn’t end up doing it.

Seeing a friend of mine, SummerGal 101, write a post about her summer motivation (http://lola455567.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/summer-of-motivation/) and making a bucketlist was simply inspiring~

“What do you want to have accomplished by the end of your summer?”

Don’t think of it as a major pressure to do “extraordinary” things, but rather, have a highlight to your day, something that you enjoyed as small as it may be~

So far, I’m enjoying my summer already!

  • Working as much as possible (while looking for another job)
  • Late night days at coffee catching up with old friends for HOURS
  • Lots and lots of photoshoots
  • Going to Centre Island
  • Summer school (Photography 1, woohoo!)
  • Actually watched a hockey game
  • Set off fireworks for Victoria Day
  • Planning movie marathons
  • Planning a road trip to Alberta to visit a friend
  • Booking off vacation time for the first time in my life!
  • Explore the city
  • Create personal projects
  • Finding new places to go to
  • A bit of clubbing and partying here and there~
  • Going to high park to see the Cherry Blossoms
  • Photographing concerts with the old volunteer team
  • Working in a darkroom again for the first time in years
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Thrifting adventures

What will you do this summer?

Make a promise to yourself and keep it~

xoxo Dana

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Feb.18th was my last post?! I’M SO SORRY! That’s terrible of me!

However, schools out and I am BACK! A lot’s been happening! I’ve really been getting into my photography and trying to step up my game!

If you wanna see what my works looking like now, here’s a link!

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/BrittanyArjunePhotography

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brittanyarjune/

I have a lot of goals for this summer and I plan on executing them!

I promise I’ll be posting a lot more outfits too because guess who’s obsessed with maxi skirts and dresses!?

xoxo Dana

Mwuaha! It’s halloweeeeeen~

Bring on the ghouls, monsters, witches anddddd pumpkins!

Actually, I could do without the scary since I’m a HUGE scaredy cat! However, in the spirit of Halloween  me and some friends got together to do some pumpkin carving!

Meet the crew!

Don’t be deceived!

It was POURING rain when we were picking out our pumpkins, GAH!

I also put together a fun quick 3 minute video of our pumpkin carving if you would like to have a look!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrFPaoFG-jM&feature=g-all-lik

watch in 480p for better quality~ 

This tiny pumpkin is eating the bigger one! ONOMNOM

Meet Frankenchu; the zombie version of Pikachu!

I’m not a fan of Halloween, but I DO enjoy movies like Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and fun Halloween songs such as: Terror Time Again, The Hex Girls, (<– From Scooby Doo movies) and This is Halloween~

xoxo Dana

I believe that documenting has become a huge part of my life permanently. We’ve all done it unconsciously, or maybe just didn’t realize that we were doing it.

  • We were doing it when we took photos of the birthday surprises that were successful.
  • We were doing it when your baby cousin started talking and we were rushing to record it.
  • We were doing it when we were secretly writing in our journals in the middle of the night about how we talked to our crush.  
  • We do it when we’re taking a photo of your friends when we’re having the time of our lives.

Why? To remember. To look back on.

Ever since I was given my small point and shoot digital canon camera in the 10th grade for my birthday, as soon as I took a photo, I realized I was holding onto a moment in time. A captured moment. Something I know I could look back on 20, 30 years from now and remember because I had taken this photograph. Sometimes the best times aren’t photographed, and that’s okay. It makes it even more special. Over time, we DO forget these things. We will forget the things that we did, or said, but I think that’s why documenting it in SOME way is so helpful.

Nothing changes when that single photograph is taken, or when those feelings are documented or recorded, no matter what happens after that. You have preserved that single moment forever and it’s something you can always look back on, no matter how you felt.

It’s a great way to sit down and reflect. Reflect on how much has changed. Reflect on what hasn’t.

I’ve always been a bit of a hoarder, but now I definitely am with my photos. I just can’t bring myself to throw away a memory, or delete a file that I still remember. It may not have a single shred of meaning to someone else, but if it does to me, then that’s all that counts. Several years from now, I won’t complain when I have a billion photo’s stored on my backup drive, because it just means that I have a billion memories stored away.

So why not make documenting a trend in your life? There’s nothing stopping you~

xoxo Dana

I think everyone should be a “model” at one point in their life. No, I don’t mean going into a huge fancy studio and spending a whole load of money (although a bunch of friends saving up for a long period of time and going together seems like more fun)! But seriously, have someone take your photos’ for no specific reason. Do it just because you can.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned when actually taking portraits, is that everyone can enjoy having their photo taken. When I realized someone’s face will light up when they see a photo that they like, it just dawned on me. This is what makes it so worth it. That was why I let myself dive into portraits more and more.

I’m sure plenty of people would like it, even if it was only once in their life, who wouldn’t? Girls love to dress up when they go out and “cam-whore” because they feel good. Guys too have their days where they feel extremely great, practically on top of the world. Letting someone get dressed and take their photo and just have a good time seems like more than enough reason to do it. Don’t you agree?

Wouldn’t you like to have those few photo’s to look back on of yourself just showing that you are at your best? You know you feel good, you had fun, and you got a fun experience out of it to tell someone about when they ask “hey, that’s such a nice photo! When did you do this?

xoxo Dana

“If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment.” – Linda McCartney 

I’m trying to keep all of the precious moments I encounter in my life. No, they don’t need to be picture perfect, I just simply want to remember them. I was going through a bunch of my photo’s today since they’ve been tucked and hidden away. I couldn’t let that be any longer. I sat down and went through my memories. It was one of the best time’s in my life, reliving a million memories.

Memories are a big reason why I even started indulging into the beautiful art that is photography. There is no such thing as having TOO many photo’s and if there is, then I’m guilty as charged!

I realized that at one point in my life, I won’t be able to remember everything that has happened in my life. I wanted to start documenting it now, so I have plenty to look back on, and also have some helpful reminders of those days that made me smile. Every day is an adventure if you let it be one. Appreciate the little things. Never say “I didn’t do anything” or “nothing new happened today“, because there should always be ONE highlight of your day, no matter how big or how small, as long as it’s significant to YOU.

I used to be a bit ashamed when going through my hard drive and looking at all the photo’s I took, most that other people would give me the weirdest look and ask “why did you take a photo of that?“. But, now I could really care less. I want to see the progress of what catches my eye and makes me smile or giggle. Let’s see what life has in store for the rest of my life. I’m not going to regret it!

Every photo you take is a single captured moment that will never change, even 100 years from now. Sure, the people will change, the setting will in reality, but never in that photo. Once you look at that photo, you can remember that beautiful day, moment, hour, minute or second, because it happened.

Sometime’s the best moments aren’t captured; some are fuzzy, some are blurry, some are abstract, but they’re still there. And that’s all that counts. I wouldn’t trade any of it for anything in this world~

xoxo Dana

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