Sooo remember when I said I would be AWOL because of my lead up to the annual 406 Christmas Party? Well, what I didn’t anticipate was the being AWOL due to the aftermath. Holy Hayday, was that a clean up! And we’re not even done. Eh, no matter. The party was a roaring success, and there will be much future coverage on that.
Today! Today is all about my lovely friends, Matt and Kim Madden. You might be saying to yourself that those names sound familiar, and if you know your Buoy Bird, you’d be right. Matt and Kim are two lovely photographers from Nova Scotia who were kind enough in the beginning of Buoy Bird to offer me use of their images for any of my designs. A priceless gift to a novice photographer like myself.
Kim and Matt capture what I love best about my home: the ease, the mystery, the beauty, and the nostalgia. I look at their photos and I hear the call of the loon and feel the salt-ridden mist on my face. The way in which they take in their subjects allows me to step right into the moment with them. This is ever important to a gal who craves for those moments, being cooped up in the big city.
I felt (and feel) that Matt and Kim’s photography is a perfect partner for Buoy Bird. It was around the time of this discovery that two other perfect partners were joining up: Matt and Kim. Having dated for some time now, Matt and Kim celebrated their wedding on 10/10/10. I couldn’t imagine a more complete coupling. Not knowing them extremely well (only from our grade school days), it is still evident through their shared passion and full life how much they are a match made in heaven. Facebook can also be revealing ;)
I admire Matt and Kim not only for their love and commitment to each other, but also for their love and commitment to their craft. I feel that they have followed their hearts, training and working in that which their hearts’ desire, and that this accomplishment is evident in the beauty of their work. I aspire to follow my creative roots in this way, and can not wait to return to Nova Scotia to be with my art and my home; right where my heart belongs. I also can not wait for the chance to catch up with Matt and Kim: meeting old friends as adults is so fulfilling; I think we will make great new-old friends!
So, in conclusion, this is my gift to Matt and Kim. On the 10th of every month (their *monthly* anniversary) I will be sharing their work exclusively on buoybird.com. It is the least I could do in return for the gift that they have given me: images, inspiration, and even if they don’t know it, a push towards my own dreams.
Please check out Matt and Kim’s stunning work at http://maddenvallis.com/
Happy Anniversary Guys! xo