Vancouver Boudoir Photographer | Stella & Dot Jewelry Event on April 16th

Ladies, ready to spruce up your Spring wardrobe? There’s less than a week until this event!

Daphne Chan, Boudoir Photographer and Grace Lanuza, Senior Stylist, will be co-hosting an exclusive trunk show of the Stella & Dot Spring and Summer Collection!

Come for an evening of complimentary champagne, hors d’oeuvres, a complimentary Spring Lip Makeover with Joanna Keller Beautique and meet one of Vancouver’s premier stylist.

We will have a small team of ladies modelling the jewelry so you can see it up close for yourself.

There are lots of door prizes to be won so we hope to see you therel

Feel free to forward this post to anyone who would love to attend! RSVP at the Facebook invitation to reserve your spot!

Stella & Dot April 16 Studio Event

Stella & Dot April 16 Studio Event

Vancouver Boudoir Photographer | Selected by A Photo Editor Rob Haggart

When I lived in New York about 6 years ago, first as an student then as a boudoir photographer, I had started a project called Her Interior when I won the 2007 International Residency Programme from the International School of Photography in Arles, France. This image was selected by A Photo Editor, Rob Haggart, former Director of Photography for Men’s Journal and Outside Magazine.

Here’s my post about it being chosen in 2008.

“Rob Haggart’s free promo slideshow is now posted. You can view the full-screen version at ILikeThesePhotos. I’m very excited to be included among such talented photographers and frankly, rather surprised. My understanding was that Rob would choose more “commercial” images, whatever that means, but I decided to take a risk and send him photos from a personal project art project about female nudes in domestic interiors. Who knew? My thanks to Rob for his continued dedication to photographers.”

The original post is here.

Daphne Chan photo chosen by A Photo Editor, Rob Haggart

Vancouver Boudoir Photographer | what happened when I told the truth

A few days ago, I told the truth about being in a creative slump, about feeling uninspired and untrue to my vision. I was hesitant to be public about it, afraid of being judged. In a word, I felt vulnerable and raw.

However, instead of being harshly judged I was actually contacted yesterday by 2 completely different organizations to speak at an upcoming conference and an event in the next couple of months. One woman wrote, “Would you be willing to speak about what you just blogged about? I am recruiting speakers for my upcoming conference. You inspire me. I believe you would inspire others.” I’ve been asked to share my journey in becoming a vancouver boudoir photographer, a conscious creative, and all the emotional ups and downs that has entailed.

I’m so thankful for the opportunities that come when I can step into that space of vulnerability and authenticity.

Thanks for being a part of this journey! I’ll keep you updated on these events.

What happened the last time you were vulnerable?

Inspirational Quote-What Lies within us

vancouver boudoir photographer | announcement to be made!

If you’re in Vancouver and have ever wanted to do a fun, sexy and glamorous boudoir photo shoot, I have an exciting opportunity to announce next week! My creative team and I have been brainstorming on a collaboration and I can’t wait to tell you about it.

As I mentioned in my preview post, I had been feeling a creative lull so I decided to best way to banish that was to give full force to my ideas and there’s a great opportunity for you to participate!

Daphne Chan Boudoir Photoshoot Opportunity

 

 

How I can use art and photography to heal myself

I’ve been going through a challenging time lately and I’ve struggled whether to be public about this. On social media, we’re so used to seeing a well-curated version of our lives: the exotic places we travel, the sumptuous meals we consume and the high notes of our lives. If we didn’t know any better, we’d think that others were in a constant state of nirvana.

How often do we talk about the low points, the failures and the turmoil? Lately I’ve been feeling sluggish, sad and uninspired. My workload has slowed down and I justified it by saying it was due to the winter months, the economy, blah blah blah. The truth is that I haven’t fully given myself to an honest vision; what I truly believe and the work I really want to create. Work that I think will alienate others, work that will be provocative and be perceived as weird. Not just the work I hope will appeal to an audience that will buy my work and pay my bills.

This blog post I came across today really hit home written by photographer Ryan Muirhead, “In the end, it’s about honesty.  It’s about the willingness to face really, really shitty questions about yourself and not lie.  Maybe you don’t start out being honest to the entire world, but at least don’t lie to yourself.  And that is so hard.  That’s the journey.  That’s why it turns into a lifelong thing.  That’s where good art comes from, and if you’re gonna do that, it’s gonna set you on a completely different path.”

So maybe that’s where I can start. By not lying to myself. And begin the journey again. Often that permission to start anew is how I can use art and photography to heal myself.

You can read Ryan’s full post here.

Photograph by Ryan Muirhead