The Heart and Soul Behind it all...
I am a Family, Maternity, Newborn Lifestyle Photographer located in Airdrie, AB. I have a passion for captivating people in their element and making them feel comfortable in front of the lens. I have recently added Lifestyle branding to my portfolio and I am absolutely in love with this part of my business.
My first run in with photography was when I was 8 years old and I snapped a photo on a camping trip with my bestie...USING A DISPOSABLE CAMERA!!!! Before you judge, it was the 90's, so it was a much different time then. I took my photos after developing them to show my grandma my trip. She came across this gorgeous sunset landscape photo. She asked for a copy and took it and entered into a photo contest.. and I freaking won it!!!! I honestly thought that it was just a lucky shot.
Fast forward just after high school my friend was doing journalism and asked me if I could help her with her camera.... I can be the "techy" one sometimes. ( if you don't believe me ask my Mother in law! HAHA) Anyways, I went on her assignments during her first year and essentially did all the photos while she did the captioning. We made an excellent team! Somehow I still didn't get the hint that this was what I was supposed to do.
5 years after that the universe sent me another nudge... third times a charm right?!?!? My sister in law asked if I could attempt using her camera to take their family photos. I said "Oh Sure, I can probably figure it out" and BOOM! it hit me this is what I am supposed to do for the rest of my life. So I saved up for my first DSLR and practiced, and practiced, and practiced until my friends were probably sick of being my test subjects. Once I felt more comfortable and felt It was time to show this to the world I integrated my photography into my Wedding Planning business. That didn't last long when I discovered where my heart was.
I owe the courage this took to my friends and family for unconditionally loving me, and listening to me talk endlessly about my dream. Ultimately, it was a conversation I had with Janine Deanna Photography during a wedding showcase I designed in Red Deer that pushed me! She didn't even know me and she believed in my and just told me to go for it! So here I am cultivating and growing my dream!
I am all about authenticity and showcasing who people are. I cultivate happy memories and capture you making memories and experiences... I want you to look at the photos and feel the warmth of the sun, imagine the smell of the coffee or the softness of a newborn. Photos are the one thing in this world we get to leave behind for our children's, children's children and I want them to be able to feel as thought they know the person in the photo by capturing their personality.
I have always loved giving back to our community so I encourage you to check out my Perpetual Happiness program. A portion of all my revenue goes towards our community and impacting a special person or family. Book your session with me to be a part of it and nominate someone you think needs that extra boost!
Just in case you need some fun facts about me:
I actually enjoy cleaning my house.....
I dont like things in my soup... haha if its not a creamy puree I will pass
I am a frequent pantry snacker
I am really clutsy and miraculously haven't broken any bones
I am terrible at playing Catch HAHA. (my friends and family love to test this theory and then laugh with me as I attempt the least graceful miss)
I have a banana buying problem so I end up with 30 bananas in my freezer every couple months. But then we all get the most delicious banana bread EVER!!!
My perfect night includes either some NETFLIX bingeing or playing board/card games