I believe that everything starts by paying attention. Life is imperfect and any magical light we can bring into our day is worthy of our gratitude. Laughter and love, joy and celebrations slip into our lives with ease but learning to cope with the deep pain life brings to us is also necessary. I do this best with my camera, chasing down light, zooming in and out and pairing it all with truth. 

I live in Western Washington with my husband of 40+ years, in the home where we raised our three sons. We share that home now with our sweet beagle named Baker.  

Thank you so much for stopping by. 


 ©Cathy Sly 2018 


“There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process.” 

–Paul O’Neil


Yesterday we headed up to Bellingham to see the kids. Jordan is spending time there, catching up with friends before he leaves in a few weeks for the Bahamas. We all met at Brandon's shop had lunch and hung out.

I purposely left my big girl camera alone and used my phone for the day. I am due for a new phone and can't decide if now is the time to jump on the iPhone wagon or stick with my Samsung. Now that I have this big fancy Mac computer it might be the time. Either way I need to get more serious when using my phone camera. I often shoot one handed and you can tell because the shots come out blurry. i don't take it seriously and I should because some of my favorite photographers shoot with their phones. 

It all boils down to practice. I love this last shot of the boys, they are laughing so hard! 

what kind of phone do you have??

hope your Sunday is peaceful and full of goodness,