Hehe photographers favourite question. No I do not give out RAW images. When you hire me make sure you like my style! You are hiring me as an artist. If you just want a person that clicks a button hire your grandpa, his services are very likely more affordable and I bet he’ll give you the RAW images. Okay maybe that was a little harsh, for the record I love my grandpa.
No way Hose! I will absolutely remove acne and temporary bumps and bruises. I will work with you to choose posing that is both flattering and comfortable for your body type. However, I love to share and promote body types of all sizes. Photoshopping can lead to unrealistic body expectations. I NEVER want to be the reason my clients to compare themselves to a photoshopped photo. For that reason I do not do body photoshopping. Instead I will bring the hype and remind you on you beaut
Are you wondering why my instagram profile says MB —> to BC. Let me break it down for you, I serve both markets! I’m originally a prairie girl, then I moved to the west coast and FELL IN LOVE….. with mountains oh and Mike 😁. I now call Vancouver and Manitoba home and travel back and forth monthly. I’ve been doing it for the past three years. To be honest it’s a balance of... I love my MB family and my BC adventures. Sooo to recap, I love adventure, I’m a Canadian, and I will take a train, bus, ferry or plane to you!
To start photography is my full-time gig! Before going full-time I completed a 4 year bachelor degree in marketing and entrepreneurship and did photography on the side. I then dove right into photo work and started my career by photographing 70+ business in 4 months. IT WAS WILD. I’ve now been doing photography full time for 2 years. So that’s a total of roughly 7 years of paid photo gigs.
These days my main focus is a lovely balance of small business photography and couples/weddings. Not to say I won’t take on other projects.
Drumroll please…. Introducing Kathryn my lovely associate photographer located in Vancouver. You’re gonna wanna see her portfolio because it’s EPIC. I may be slightly bias because I did spend months teaching her how I photograph clients 😁. However, she is an absolute pro who didn’t even need my training. If you inquire with me and I’m already booked you will automatically receive her portfolio. Typically she will photograph a session that I can’t and then I will edit it!
Ahh fantastic question, as much I want to go to Jamaica to photograph your insanely beautiful wedding, no I will not do it for free 😅. Extreme example maybe??? But seriously hire me to photograph your epic wedding destinations.
Here’s where I draw the line! All photography in Winnipeg and Vancouver is not charged travel fees. Any driving outside of these 2 cities will be charged mileage. I do charge for ferry tickets, plane ride, and accommodation outside of Vancouver and Winnipeg. However note, I’m not a savage about it. There are NO HIDDEN COSTS. I lay out all the costs in the beginning and every item is pre-approved. I’m not going to book myself a stay at the Fairmont and invoice you for it, unless of course your wedding is taking place at the fairmont. I look for the most affordable accommodation rates, often staying in Airbnb’s.
Once I started travelling I couldn't stop. I'm always dreaming up my next adventure. A few of my favourite places in this world are Iceland, Switzerland, Tofino and Banff National Park.
I love hiking that doesn't mean I'm a fast hiker. When I'm hiking with my BC friends I always tell them to slow down because I have Manitoba lungs, aka I've been walking on flat land for the majority of my life.
I also run a photography education business called Stay Close. I created it to build community across a competitive industry. Every year I I host a variety of workshops and events with some of my favourite photographers.
If we are going to be friends here's a few things you should know.
E1: Safe Storage
E2: Editing - Lightroom
E3: Editing - Photoshop
E4: Photo Delivery
PDF: Editing Shortcuts
Improving Your Workflow
E1: Intro to Guiding + Posing
E2: Styled Shoot Planning
E3: Couple photography: with guests Ella + David + Vancouver vendors
E4: Brand photography with guest Mayari
PDF: Guiding Prompts + Poses
PDF: Styled Shoot Planning Guide
Shooting with Purpose
E1: Email Response Times
E2: Automation + Personalization
E3: Setting Client’s Expectations
PDF: Client Q+A
PDF: Getting Ready Guide
PDF: Location Guide
PDF: Printing Guide
PDF: Email Templates
LET'S BREAK IT DOWN
My travel schedule is based on my current bookings.
If I'm booked on your wedding or project date I have an amazing associate photographer I'd love to introduce you to!