I TOTALLY CALLED IT

SURPRISE! Another mini-blog post from another weekend in Victoria! (I swear if there was a points system from BC Ferries I would be WINNING).

My friend’s birthday party was happening Saturday of that weekend, and luckily enough my friends JON & ROY were performing at Sugar Friday night! I figured why not go and take photos of it! And make an even awesome weekend BETTER! Continue reading

THE WILD ROMANTICS

It’s been a good 5 years since I’ve last seen THE WILD ROMANTICS perform back at Rock of the Woods.  Complete night and day!IMG_7360Since then they’ve gone through management changes, musical direction, and also a change in stage presence! And, I don’t hate it! I admit I may have a little bit of a crush on this Vancouver-band because there sound is so much different from what I recall all those years ago. Continue reading

UNEXPECTED TEDXTALK (feat. ANITA LEE from HELMET)

As the title suggests…

I went to Anita from Helmet who has done hair/make-up for both my sisters wedding! They have continued to go to her for haircuts during that time, so I figured “i’m new in town! The hairdresser I usually go to is now in Victoria…. I should try out Anita!”

Best decision ever! Located right on Cambie Street (although I believe she told me they will be moving to a new location — will know more and will share with you in the future). Continue reading

OCEAN-ROCK HOP SCOTCH

I think the last time I went to Whytecliff Park was in 2009. I had just gotten out of a relationship and I decided to venture off to Vancouver to explore parks and beaches because it was the only thing that helped keep my mind off of things. I guess every one has that same type of vice.

Now 7 years later and living in Vancouver, I went on a spontaneous adventure to West Vancouver. (I originally wanted to go on Saturday, but an accident happened on the main road and so I was detoured. Therefore deciding to just go the next day). Thankfully, the weather was still gorgeous.

I jettisoned off in the late afternoon hoping to arrive a couple hours before sunset.

When I arrived it was pretty much how I remembered it all those years ago: vibrant and calm.

In the middle of my treck up the side of a cliff, I noticed that on top of the tiny rock island across from me there was a couple. The tiny rock island is accessed via along the rocks and boulders that led out towards the island. The water was already elevated to where most of the rocks and boulders were submerged. I think everyone there was wondering when the couple would decide to wade there way back to the beachside.

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WEEKEND #2 IN VICTORIA — YYJ ROCKTOGRAPHERS

Music:

Acres of Lions 
www.acresoflions.com
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https://www.facebook.com/acresoflions

I went over to Victoria for the second weekend in a row to check out my buddy, TYSON ELDER‘s (creator & all-around badass of YYJ ROCKTOGRAPHERS) biannual showcase that he put on for local concert photographer’s. Always a fun time, the first night always having live entertainment and beer! Two of my favourite things!

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PICKING UP KAT + OUTDOOR FIREPLACE FAIL

After work on Thursday, I picked up my friend Kat — who you’ve seen in a challenge video I did with her called “You Don’t Know Me” (link here: https://youtu.be/RpN71lWY6Lg?list=PLk…) at the ferry terminal

We then went to the grocery store and made dinner and then attempted or I attempted to make a fire using the outdoor fireplace I built.

I failed.

The fire just would not catch on that log no matter how much kindling I put. Oh well, I will conquer it soon enough!

Tomorrow (Friday for us, Tuesday for you), we are leaving for the USA! First stop: SEATTLE, WA!!!

See you then!

-S

I take concert photography, travel vlogs, day vlogs, and sometimes, I do a bunch of random fun videos!

J.M. Barrie once wrote: “To live will be an awfully big adventure.” — I’m determined to live my life as such!
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I FOUND THE GATES TO NERDVANA

Hello!

So, a few videos ago I mentioned that I wanted to go check out Toy Traders located in Langley, BC.

I first heard of this place from two coworkers and they pretty much said that I HAD to go check this store out, so I finally did! And, I took you guys along with me to experience the whole thing.

My brother-in-law and baby nephew came along with me. I pretty much just pre-exposed my little nephew (who is less than 6 months old) to the wonders that he will soon learn to appreciate as he grows older. And he will look back at this video and appreciate it (he has no choice). 🙂

For more information, check out these links:

Toy Traders
http://www.toytraders.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Toy-Tr…
https://twitter.com/ToyTraders
https://instagram.com/toytraders/

I take concert photography, travel vlogs, day vlogs, and sometimes, I do a bunch of random fun videos!

J.M. Barrie once wrote: “To live will be an awfully big adventure.” — I’m determined to live my life as such!
Photography Website: http://samthomphotography.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamsamthom
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SPA DAY + MOMS BIRTHDAY

This weekend I went over to Victoria to celebrate my mom’s birthdayyyy!!!!

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I take concert photography, travel vlogs, day vlogs, and sometimes, I do a bunch of random fun videos!

J.M. Barrie once wrote: “To live will be an awfully big adventure.” — I’m determined to live my life as such!

Photography Website: http://samthomphotography.com/

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THE TIME I SAW ERIC CHURCH

I met up with some friends and we went to go see ERIC CHURCH LIVE AT ROGERS ARENA!!!! (04.14.2015) — SOLD OUT SHOW!

Such an incredible time!

I take concert photography, travel vlogs, day vlogs, and sometimes, I do a bunch of random fun videos!

J.M. Barrie once wrote: “To live will be an awfully big adventure.” — I’m determined to live my life as such!

Photography Website: http://samthomphotography.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamsamthom
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LOCKED OUT + ANGRY DRIVER + THE PURGE

I take concert photography, travel vlogs, day vlogs, and sometimes, I do a bunch of random fun videos!

J.M. Barrie once wrote: “To live will be an awfully big adventure.” — I’m determined to live my life as such!

Photography Website: http://samthomphotography.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamsamthom
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