I started taking photographs when I was young. In my last year of elementary school I was always carrying around dollar store disposable cameras and taking photos of my schoolmates and random things I thought I wanted to remember (now I can't even tell what half of the photos are of). My Stepfather and Stepmother both photograph as a hobby, so I grew up around cameras. I remember when I was 15 looking at the film my Stepmom had shot at our cabin in Athabasca, thinking there was no way life could look so good. It was perfect moments in the trees, laughing and celebrating around a fire.
I didn't know how much I loved photography until I took part in the youth volunteer program Katimavik, a few months out of highschool. I travelled across Canada for 9 months, volunteering for non-profit organizations and learning everything I possibly could about myself, alongside 11 roommates. My very first gig as a photographer was during that trip, taking photographs of a band I knew from back home. It was a show at a small community centre in the core of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. It was loud, the lights were dim and I managed to produce shots I never thought were possible. It was moody and colorful and bright and dark all at once. Something inside me exploded, and my love for photography grew rapidly, and now I wake up every morning excited to do what I do and have the chance to photograph more incredible moments, tell more beautiful stories.
Things to know about me:
I LOVE a lot of things. Everything is my favorite, I'm one of those people. I love being in the trees, I love to travel, tell stories, watch cheesy horror films, play guitar and sing loudly, drink strong coffee, cook everything and anything, spend time with my family, friends, sweet boyfriend and my little dog Gus.
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