I was assigned a project at school. I needed to create a work of art that encompassed my growing fury over the fentanyl crisis occurring in Vancouver. For my transformation project, Equal Light, I was finally able to demonstrate how I truly feel when considering people who suffer from addictions. I lost one of my oldest … Continue reading Amie Le Blanc wants to change the way you look at addicts
New year, new me. So cliche. But I can't help but grin a little bit when I say it, because it's kind of true. I'm starting a new adventure this year, and it's definitely going to shake up the me from 2016. I'm going back to school to be a teacher. A fine arts teacher for … Continue reading New Year. New Me.
Amie said she was a bit short on inspiration this week, so she went for a walk around One Mile Lake, and found enough inspiration to spread around in spades with a series of snowscape photos. It reminded me of a quote I read earlier from the artist Morley, thanks to Kalmia Hockin: "We … Continue reading When snowflakes amass, amazing things happen
Every year, I make sure to take a much needed time out at the end of every wedding season. This time, I went to Dubai! It was a totally surreal experience and I thought it would be interesting to share a few landscape photos from the other side of the globe. I went to visit my … Continue reading That time last week that Amie Le Blanc traded rain for sand dunes in Dubai
Do you know what I hear a lot? "I have almost no photos of myself with my children". What?! You're with them practically 24/7. You're together for every adventure, every milestone, and every family dinner. How is that possible? Mom's the one taking the photos. (Okay, sometimes it's Dad - but this post is for … Continue reading Hey mamas, get yourselves in front of the lens.
Sometimes it's not about the "where" in photos, but the "what" that makes it priceless. Sure, mountains are gorgeous. Lakes and waterfalls are breathtaking. But they sure aren't going to entertain a 7 year old for very long, or intrigue them enough to generate that cheeky grin of sheer joy. The answer? Swings. Swings are … Continue reading Swinging out of summer: a photo gallery from Amie Le Blanc
I didn't take this photo on top of a mountain or on the beach at sunset, but it just might be my favourite shot from the entire summer. I snapped this photo at the Pemberton Father Daughter Dance earlier this summer - and I have been SO excited to share it publicly! I have had … Continue reading The high point of summer? Amie Le Blanc captures moments you want to bottle, and keep forever, at the Father Daughter Dance
I am terrible at bringing my camera gear with me. Seriously. If it's not for work, I almost always leave it at home. I am a big believer in enjoying experiences firsthand, so if I am off to enjoy a birthday or fireworks, I do it camera-free. I remember missing an entire evening once because … Continue reading A professional photographers counsels you to leave the huge equipment behind, but never leave home without an iPhone.
I didn’t know Amie Le Blanc when I wrote her a hard-selling pitch to be our first guestagrammer and take over the Wellness Almanac’s instagram account. The photographer and former Pemberton Secondary School valedictorian (class of 2006) was up for it. Having spent some time personally “learning about how to make healthy choices, create healthy … Continue reading The Rules of the Road, Dating, and Everything Else.
On January 11, 2016, Amie Le Blanc logged into instagram as The Wellness Almanac. For the next week, we experienced life through her eyes. It was an experiment. It was the launch of, what we hope, to be a long experiment, into sharing perspectives and walking in each other's shoes. Show us a week in … Continue reading I took over the Wellness Almanac’s instagram account for a week. This is why.