I live in Port Alberni, B.C., where I was born and raised. I am blessed with three beautiful daughters and the most amazing and supportive husband. I also have a large extended family and a large group of remarkable friends here on Vancouver Island. When I am not parenting and guiding my children you may find me at a local espresso bar drinking extra hot chai tea lattes, sharing laughter with friends. When I am not with my family or friends, you will probably spot me running through town, rain or shine. I completed my first 10 kilometer race in May 2012(for which I am so proud and feel so good) I have been running ever since. I have always loved photography and have taken thousands of photos over the years. I cannot remember back to a time that I did not have my camera at hand. I started 25 years ago with a 35mm camera taking pictures of friends and family. I then had the opportunity to borrow my father’s professional camera (which I never returned) and began taking photography courses. I was so excited to discover I had an innate ability to see more detail through my lens than others. It was natural to me and extremely gratifying. As technology evolved, so did my equipment. I now have the tools and creativity to transform a beautiful image into miraculous moment frozen in time. Now using a digital system, I see myself more as a creative artist than a photographer. The past ten years I have been sharing my passion and artistic abilities to capture special moments for families all over Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. My energy is channeled in seizing every moment, especially the real ones when nobody knew I was looking……… tears in a fathers eyes as he gives his daughter away……. a child’s apprehension to get sand between their toes ….. a grandparent’s worn hands caressing the week old skin of their newest great grandchild. My passion for photography stems from the meaning of LIFE and never forgetting or losing those special moments. My portraits are concentrated on telling a story and a sense of transparency.
“In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away” - shing xiong
I look forward to capturing these moments for you and your family.