I live and breathe for my photography, family and animals. There's nothing more important in my life than family and being able to give a memory to someone.
It's my passion. It's what I live for.
How long have you been a photographer?
The first time I picked up a camera would have been in 2008, when I was in the Applied communication Arts program at NSCC. The following year I got accepted into the Photography course for the next two years of my life.
Awesome! What did you focus on while taking your photography courses?
The program and the instructors were pretty awesome at NSCC. We were taught lighting, composure of a photo, to think creatively, exposure, and must more.. Most of what we were taught was for studio photography with elements that can be taken outside the studio.
How did you end up being a wedding and portrait photographer?
I'm not too sure. I do recall my first wedding that I booked in 2009. It was from a couple from Alberta that found me. I was absolutely terrified but excited at the same time as this would be my first paid photography job. The couple was amazing as was their family and they knew that this was my very first wedding.
After that wedding - portraits and weddings stuck to me like glue. I absolutely LOVE the emotion on the day.
Wow I am impressed. How many weddings have you photographed?
Let's see. I'm going to say about twenty to date. I know that isn't many but I do certainly believe that this is my calling and I love to do what I enjoy every day for work.
How do you describe your style that you have created?
I love the style that I have created. It's a bit photojournalistic-candid with pops of fun, emotion and real moments. To me my style is life as it happens. Life is unpredictable and so your photo should be too. I love photographing with soul and warmth.
Do you travel for weddings?
Yes! I love to travel throughout Nova Scotia especially for weddings. There is so much culture here in the East coast. I also travel throughout Canada for weddings as well. Truth be told the first time I was on a plane was Aug 2013 to head to Toronto for a personal vacation.
You're just full of surprises! Do you help your clients with planning their session?
I most certainly do. We sit down for a cup of coffee together or through email and we create a plan.
For weddings it's multiple emails and chats to decide what will happen on the special day. I like to work with my couple to create a timeline for the day.
If you're thinking of a family portrait session we will chat location, date, time. Sometimes people like to have guidance with what they should wear.
What inspires you?
I grew up in Mabou Cape Breton. Being from there you become close to the ones around you. I will not lie that I had a hard childhood so my family is a huge part of my life. They are the ones who have made me who I am today.