Portrait headshot photographer based in Cold Lake Alberta, Canada.
I strive to imbue each project whether it be a corporate headshot session or portrait with rich experiences and interactions between the users, clients, and the spaces in which they operate. Each of my projects is a combination of a strong spirit that builds upon my client's mission.
Awards and Publications
Scorpio Jin Volume 10 B
DND photo contest Third place in Macro
Dark Beauty Magazine Issue 51 (December)
DND photo contest First place portraits/First place Sports/ Honourable mention portraits.
Dark Beauty online feature March 12
Visionary Magazine issue 1 September 19th
Surreal Beauty Magazine issue 264 July
Surreal Beauty Magazine issue 265 July
Scorpio Jin Magazine issue 1 September
Dark Beauty online feature november 19
DND photo contest 2nd place portraits and two honourable mentions
DND photo contest 2nd place portraits and one honourable mention
DND photo contest 1st place portraits and best in show
I grew up in a house where art was omnipresent. I remember so clearly attending college art classes with my mom as a child. She has inspired me my entire life with her beautiful portraits. To this day, I like to think that we inspire each other. I also have fond memories of watching my big brother draw on “Microsoft paint” using nothing but an old ball mouse; the end results were always so inspiring. He’s now a prominent digital artist in the gaming industry. My oldest brother is also very talented musically. With that being said, I was born with creativity in my blood. There was no escaping it.
In high school I enrolled in a photography class. On day one I was asked to leave when I informed the teacher I couldn’t afford a camera. He didn’t even try to find a way to make it work. I was devastated. My dreams seemed crushed, thankfully only for the time being.
In November of 2008 I picked up my first DSLR in Quebec, Canada and started my journey to become a photographer. I struggled throughout the process of teaching myself. I searched high and low for my style. For years I assumed I had to be like other successful photographers and thought that would be how I’d gain success. My insecurities were starting to get the best of me. In 2012 I won my first awards when I entered a nation- wide photo contest following my fathers’ strong insistence. I was blessed enough to attend the award ceremony in Ottawa, Ontario. That was when I knew I had it in me, but there was still something missing and it led me to quit photography in fall of 2013. After months of no longer doing what I loved, I picked my camera back up and continued where I left off, only this time deciding to experiment more. I continued to win awards in 2013 and 2014 as I proceeded on this journey. It was only until recently when I moved to Alberta, Canada when I became aware that I am only as good as me. Once I came to that realization, my unique style was formed. I started to be truer to myself, embracing my tastes.That’s when it started to show through my photography.
It's not until recently when I moved from taking photographs as a hobby to becoming a business. Moving forwards with my passion and goals I hope to achieve many dreams in my life time.