“It’s easy to miss life if you aren’t paying attention.”
Hello! I’m the woman behind the camera. I have always wanted to be a photographer. In fact, my diary from elementary school says, “When I grow up I want to be a photographer.” It also said “I want to be a professional figure skater.” but we will ignore that part. My gear has vastly improved from the $5 disposable cameras I used to use and my skill has also marketedly improved..
I have joined all my passions – technology, art, romance, and buffets – to create a career that I love.
I started my photography business in Kelowna 2013 and shortly after I began to received personal mentoring from internationally acclaimed photographers from around the world. I have attended CreativeLive classes in Seattle and invested over a million hours into my photographic education. Ok, maybe that’s a stretch. By 2015 I had received several international photography awards and accolades, and was published in several magazines.
In addition to being a wedding and family photographer, I used my experience as an actor in film and TV to work in the camera department on various productions. I have held positions such as director of photography, 2nd AC, production assistant, and stills photographer to gain new experience and improve upon my skills in the media arts.
Because of my background in dramatic arts and photojournalism, my photographic style lives on the dramatic side. I would not describe myself as a light and airy photographer but one who looks to capture emotion and depth in each photograph.
I have been fortunate to photograph hundreds of weddings and family sessions for clients throughout British Columbia.
In 2019, I moved to Vancouver Island with my two wonderful children and I have been steadily building my business here ever since. Our days are filled with adventures around Vancouver Island, laughter, junk food, making new friends here on the island.
I lost my grandfather a few months after my son was born and make it a mission to keep his memory alive for my children. My childhood was made brighter by tea parties in tiny teacups. The tea would be 80% sugar, 10% milk, 10% tea, and 100% love. He taught me how to drive a tractor with a trailer in reverse, drive a stick shift, and catch crawdads. His last days on earth he wanted only to spend them with his family, in his workshop sitting on his tractor. The small moments of visiting my grandparents meant Micky Mouse pancakes in the morning and shopping for chicken feed in the afternoons.
It’s these memories from my childhood that I don’t have documented in photographs. To share with my own children and for them to share with their children. I have a deep need to preserve these memories for families.
The investment of a photograph is not only for you in this moment, but for those in future generations to feel a part of your life and your memories.
I grew up so fast, so have my children, and so too will yours.
If you see value in taking the time to have memories made for your kids, and your kids’ kids, then we should connect. Life is full of moments big or small. Quietly playing on the iPad or going to the beach with the kids. Doing laundry or making Micky Mouse pancakes. I am here for you, and I’d love to come and make the same types of photographs for your family that I’ve been missing.
Best of all, I’m fun, funny, and I’ll grow to be a part of your family.
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