Ten years ago I quit a ladder-climbing career to pursue my passion for photography. Since then, I've had the privliege of telling personal stories with my camera, creating images that will be shared many times in years to come. It's so much fun capturing those moments between you and everyone you love!
I have been fortunate to place three times in the top 10 with the ISPWP. In 2012 I was also ranked #2 in the country for 2012 and #3 in the country for 2014 with the Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada, plus I have won 22 Lifetime Fearless Awards.
My training includes a diploma from the Western Academy of Photography where I won the award for Best Overall Student, and I also have a master's degree in journalism from Carleton University. My specialization was broadcast and documentary reporting, which was an awesome background for visual storytelling.
I cover events on the wedding day with as little intrusion as possible, capturing moments as they happen. During portraits, I believe in taking the pressure off, "put your hands and feet that way" and instead focus on helping you relax, be yourself and have fun, all while looking like a total rock star. I also customize my approach and can offer 100% photojournalism, fashion photography, creative/fine art, something "funky" or anything in between. After all, you should spend your wedding day how *you* want to spend it (not how your photographer wants you to spend it).
I work with a fabulous team that includes Gwen Thurston as my partner photographer, plus Kris Gower and Derek Mohninger as second shooters. Since we're based in various corners of the world, we often don't charge for travel if we're already in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario or Costa Rica. If you have any questions at all, or if you would like to book a no-pressure consultation to discuss your wedding further, please don't hesitate to ask. Since the majority of couples I work with live all over the world, I often meet people by Skype or phone. I'd love to hear more about your day!
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