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DESIREE WILLIAMS

I’m a wife to an amazing man (the absolute love of my life), and a mother to our two adorable, creative children. I've spent the majority of my life living in Calgary, but have always had a love for the beach and ocean. Still dreaming of the day we move our family to a tropical island, buy a little beach home, and have a yard filled with mango and avocado trees. I have a love for animals, music (especially the stripped down, acoustic versions of songs), Disneyland, spicy salsa, and the reality shows Big Brother and Survivor (my guilty pleasures).

I’ve always been creative and into art since as far back as I can remember. I’ve been a Graphic Designer since 2004, and within the last few years I’ve started to specialize in silhouette portraits on wood. This little company was born from a heartbreaking event, but has become the biggest form of healing for me. Lovebug Selfies is a family owned and run company, consisting of my husband Jesse and myself. Through our process, we create one-of-a-kind, hand-painted portraits.

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MEET BUG

This is my sweet lil guy, Bug, who passed away in September of 2016. He was such a huge part of my life. He was my “child” before I had children, and he was with me before I met my husband. Bug was given to me as a Christmas present from my employers a few weeks before Christmas, and they picked the absolute best puppy ever, he was my little lovebug. I was lucky enough to bring him to work with me everyday and we quickly formed a strong bond. He had been by my side through it all, the laughter, the tears, the good times and bad. So when he unexpectedly passed, I felt like my heart was torn apart. Going back home without him and packing up all his things was unbearable. I’ve never cried so much over the next several weeks, I just wanted him back. Throughout my grieving period I was looking for something personal that I could display in our home that would always remind me of what an amazing part of my life he was, but nothing seemed to fit what I was looking for. So I decided to use my design background and create something for myself. I knew I wanted something simple that would capture him just the way I remembered him....and the finished product brought me to tears. I know how it helped me with the healing process, and I want nothing more than to help others with theirs. He is truly the inspiration behind Lovebug Selfies. He’s still a huge part of my life even though he’s not here, and I am forever grateful for the time I spent with my Bug.