I’ve been into photography since high school where I was the yearbook photographer during my last year. At Simon Fraser University (SFU) I often photographed the new student orientations if I wasn’t busy leading one. In the past three years I’ve been working as a wedding and portrait photographer in Vancouver part-time since I love it so much (it doesn’t feel like work). I always try to challenge myself to produce photos that are better than the last. People ask if I’ve ever taken a photography course and my answer is always no. I learned most of it from shooting and other experienced professionals I’ve had the pleasure working with.
Portrait photography and photojournalism are my two favorite with travel and vehicle photography a close 3rd. I love interacting with couples and kids, capturing their emotions. Trying to get them to evoke emotion is even harder and challenging which makes it that much more rewarding. Travel photography because I just love to travel. And vehicle photography because it’s actually hard to take a good car photo.
I hold a BA in Communication and a minor in Publishing from SFU. I was also two courses away from receiving a minor in SFU’s Interactive Arts and Technology program but I had just returned from studying in Beijing, China for six months. I’ve worked as a Project Manager and Internet Marketing Specialist for a web development company in Vancouver for the past 2 years, as a Product Expert at Future Shop for a couple of years while in school, for Canon as an in-store marketing specialist, and for both federal and municipal government.