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Why hire me? 

What a great question.

1. Reliability. You can count on me. and know what to expect and when to expect it. 

2. You will have a relaxed experience whether it is a project, event, or a photo session you want  images for. There are no 'hair on fire' emergencies with me because I am well prepared. I respect the timelines for events and weddings, meaning nobody is ever waiting on the next part of the day because the photographer is taking forever. If a photographer that is calm,  kind, and comfortable under pressure sounds like a good combination, I might be the one for you.

3. Lighting is the language of all photography, and I speak it. 

4. Experience, all kinds. I've enjoyed a tremendous range of growth and challenge both photographically, and personally. This has given  me with the ability to understand my own scope of competence as an image creator. It's equipped me with empathy for you, whatever highs or lows you are going through. Chances are good I've been where you are, and I can appreciate your perspective.

You have a ton of talent to choose from, and I can tell you from personal experience that the vast majority of those other photographers are also great people. I hope I'll be one that you'll consider for your photography. If you'd like to join a very infrequent newsletter about seasonal offerings, favourite locations, recent images, and availability, please Click Here

A Little Bio:

Bios are so awkward, aren't they?   How about some point form facts about ME that all begin with I? 

I...

- have three incredible adult children. They are 22, 24, and 25. They are my idea of 'Dream Kids'. They are kind, fun loving, witty, and good friends with each other. 

- love learning things. Every single thing I take on is a combination of using what I know and finding some ways to experiment with  'what if I did THAT?!'. Sometimes it works, sometimes it flops, but either way, I learn something.

- really enjoy events, whether I am working them as a photographer, or enjoying them as a guest. I love getting dressed up and using my 'big girl' table manners. It takes a lot of work to get me to wear shoes though. 

- have a difficult relationship with the word 'Realistic' and a much better, cuddly acquaintance with the word 'Possible'. Realistic seems to be code for Lower All Expectations Here, and that curdles my guts. Possible is the word that makes me giddy. It means that if I can create the right conditions, my squishy wishes may come to pass. If I can't, well, heck, I gave it a shot and probably learned something, and I can give it another shot! 

- like my mountains. I will backpack, run, ski, scramble, walk, hike, snowshoe and paddle in them for my whole life. 

- make jokes about being the ADD poster child, but those aren't jokes. I have many tricks to keep myself on track when it comes to project deadlines (I never miss one) but I struggle to avoid multi-tasking and being forgetful. It's something I will always need to work with. On the plus side,  having wildly divergent thought processes, and the odd (sometimes unwanted) ability to obsess is actually very helpful to creativity, and  seeing things differently. 

- LOVE quotes. All kinds. I post way too many of them on Facebook, and most times, the quote is echoing my mood. One of my favourites right now is from Khalil Gibran - "When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth, you are weeping for that which has been your delight" How true this is during sad times for me. I need the reminder that the pain and sadness are only because I had  something of real value. It makes me remember to be grateful, to say Thank You for what was good, and to let go of what wasn't. 

- have a hearing impairment and wear two hearing aids. It's turned me into a part time lip reader and very good at guessing what the missing words might be. This is an opportunity for comedy. Many awkward words rhyme with innocuous words. 

-Bake things. Pie, cookies, cake, and anything that can have pumpkin pie spice or coffee stealthily added as an ingredient. 




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