My obsession with photography started over 15 years ago. I remember looking through old boxes of photos and memorizing my favorite ones. 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 stepdad and stepmom both photograph as a hobby, so I grew up around a lot cameras, though it didn't help me be any better as a model! When I was fifteen, I remember looking at some of the film photos my stepmom had shot at our family cabin, 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 realize how deeply I loved photography until I was 18, and in the youth volunteer program called Katimavik. I traveled across Canada for 9 months alongside 11 roommates, volunteering for non-profit organizations and learning everything I possibly could about myself. 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. I needed to take pictures. It was finally the way I was able to show how I saw the world, without having to use words. My love for photography grew rapidly, and I am so grateful for the chance to photograph these incredible moments or 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, traveling, telling stories and making people laugh. I watch a lot of cheesy horror films, drink strong coffee, cook, play guitar and am learning the Ukelele. Most of all, I love to spend time with my family, friends, boyfriend and my little dog Gus.
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