Oh hi, I'm Scarlet

Oh hi, I’m Scarlet.

Chances are you already know I’m a photographer, and possibly you already know me or my story. Or, maybe you don’t. So here we go.

I love open windows and loud music. I love the smell of rosemary, baked goods and lavender. I’m an excellent parallel parker and it takes me almost 6 hours to finish a cup of coffee. I am a wife, a friend, a sister, a daughter, an artist, a woman, organized chaos, and I’m proud of the life I’ve built. I love deeply, I give my trust too freely (I’m working on that one), I love adventures and being at home with my husband and dog. I’m ordinary, but different. I’m kind, but I’m definitely a firecracker. I end most weddings at home in the bath with a whiskey on the rocks. I’m married to the most kind, weirdest and most handsome musician of a man and I get excited just coming home to see him. I dig creativity, laughter, honesty and just enough sarcasm. I admire people who aren't afraid to love, who kiss passionately and who open their hearts to the right people.

They say that you have to have a little darkness, because without it you wouldn't be able to see the stars. I’m fascinated by all the chapters that make up your life story. Life is messy, it’s real and raw. Life is beautiful.

I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason and you have to follow your heart. I think sometimes the bad can be the best thing for you because of the lessons it carries with it. Also, in the moment it seems so much worse, but upon further reflection, it wasn’t maybe as bad as you thought. Life is about keeping a fresh perspective and knowing that nothing is really as bad as it seems. In a way I think that 2016 was a really hard year, and boy were there events that make everyone question meaning of life. But, there were also so many great things that happened.

2016 was the end and beginning of this new chapter in my life and thus, the perfect time to finish up my endless to do lists, make big life decisions and close the door to things better left in the past. 2016 was the year of soul searching, heart healing, forgetting and forgiving, or just plain understanding things that will never be what you want, and that’s ok. 2016 was the year of a happiness I never knew. It was a year that deeply taught me about myself and it was a year that for the first time in a long time, I found my footing in life.

With the beginning of 2017, I’m so happy for where I stand, for where I am going and for how good I feel to begin this new chapter.

If you do know me and my work, you might know that beyond instagram, I’ve stayed pretty quiet and under the radar with what I’ve been working on for the past two plus years. Maybe you don’t know who I am or what my career looks like, and that’s ok, because right here and now is the new beginning in my career and work.

Thankfully, about two years ago the universe opened my eyes to where I was and where I was headed. And, I knew in my heart that it wasn't the journey I wanted to be on. One of the biggest lessons I learned in realizing this was that I had to start standing up for myself, saying no, protecting my heart, because my work is all done with my heart, and to only surround myself with people that are truly good. I set out to ensure every step and decision went along with these important ‘musts of my life’.

I’m so excited to launch this new site & blog. You’ll find the love stories I've had the honour of documenting. You’ll see real moments. You’ll maybe even see a little bit about me, my loves, and all things that are important in my heart.

I hope you’ll come back and visit often, and I hope that maybe I’ll have the honour of working with you one day.