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I wasn't always this cool.
Ha! Okay, I've never been "cool". I'm a huge nerd. Like, the kind of nerd that graduated with an average of 93.5%, tried to hide the fact that she was obsessed with Harry Potter, and was a total teachers pet. I was a "good girl", complete with a hufflepuff cardigan sweater and a university scholarship! 
But, (and let's be real here... ) I was a huge chicken. I was afraid to commit to anything! I didn't end up going to university at all... Instead, I ended up pregnant at nineteen. Ooooops! But this, friends... this is how I realized that breaking free of whats expected of you can be the most beautiful gift you give yourself!

kinda badass photographer

Jade

xoxo,

If you're always trying to be normal,
you'll never know how amazing you can be.

- maya angelou

who i am

One day, when iphones were just becoming mainstream, I caught wind of a naked picture scandal that seemed to be rockin' my little hometown. My immediate reaction was "Why would girls take those photos?! They must have known people would share them!"....It wasn't long before a friend put me in my place! She said to me: "Jade, don't you think it's MORE wrong for the person to share the intimate photos without consent? You're victim blaming, and slut shaming!" 
That girl changed my life. 
I work hard now to show women that they are allowed to be human, and experience their sexuality in any way they choose.
It has been a road full of ups and downs, criticism and opinions surrounding my work... but there is nothing that compares to the high that comes from showing someone the back of my camera, and having them shriek "Oh my god! Is that really me?!"
I love giving the world a different perspective on sexuality. Does it always have to be so taboo? Can it not just be considered a beautiful human experience? 

A woman shouldn't have to be modest
to be respected.

Until the day I picked up my first DSLR camera, I was a university drop-out who had kids and married at a young age. I really had no idea what my future was beside being a mother, and I'm not sure I even cared. Motherhood is what women were made for! (Or, so I thought..) 
Photography ended up being exactly the right challenge for me. There is no end to learning photography, theres always something more you can do or learn, and that's what I love about it! 

Red lipstick bold, classic rock lover to the core, total nerd at heart, and  a devoted, loving mother.

I am

I believe in lazy mornings, short breaks, long kisses, and moments that feel like they go on forever.

Adventure is the cure for anything that ails you, but it's somehow also true that there's no place like home with the one you love.

- coco chanel

the most courageous act is to think for yourself, out loud. 

my motto:

image by sydney maclennan

NEXT SET

My husband has just accepted the fact that I am lustfully obsessed with the muscle bound beauty of Jason Momoa. 

JASON MOMOA

05. LIFE IS BETTER WITH

I'm the kind of girl who curls up to her husband like a cat. He is my favorite fuzzy, snuggly, human and I love him to the moon.... even when he doesn't get my Harry Potter refrences. 

MY HUBBY

04. ADDICTED TO

I'm the real deal, folks. I was born a red head, and for the most parts, I stick to my roots, with an occasional splash of blonde here and there. 

RED HAIR

03. I'M KNOWN FOR

You better believe I'll spend every last penny at I have at Sip Cafe on a medium dirty hippie made with almond milk! My favourite Barista's know me by name (and lactose intolerance!) 

FANCY LATTES

02. love my

Romantic comedies are my jam, okay? I don't care how many times Maria moves back to her hometown and falls in love with the sexy, single dad in town! I will watch (and probably cry) every. single. time. 

ROM-COMS

01. I NEVER miss

PREVIOUS SET

Not just fuzzy socks, fuzzy everything! Pajamas, blankets, sweaters, husbands... Soft and snuggly is my jam. 

FUZZY SOCKS

1o. LIFE IS BETTER WITH

Let's just say, I take the "dance like nobody's watching" approach very, VERY seriously! I can't wait to embarass my kids when they're older! 

CRAZY DANCING

09. secret talent 

I barely ever got to go when I was a kid, so ever since I've become an adult, going to the movies has been such a fun and exciting experience! 

GOING TO THE MOVIES

08. I LOVE

Honestly, I'm not sure there's anything in this world that makes me happier than a crisp, clean day planner just waiting to be scribbled on! 

DAY PLANNERS

07. gimme all those

London is the home of the Harry Potter and The Cursed Child live play, and I fully intend to go some day! 

England

06. my travel goals: 

THINGS

FAVORITE

a few of my

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