With a long-term career in Nutrition management in health care, in January 2018, I embarked in entrepreneurship. Pursuing my creativity which unfortunately fell by the wayside when life got in the way.
My business has pivoted from nature and landscape photography to portrait photography and elderly persons photography.
The elderly members in our community are one of our greatest assets. They have seen the roar of change, the cruelty of war, the upset of recession and power of humanity at work. Photographing them gives us a chance to capture the history they have witnessed and participated in.
I am a storyteller and photographer that values our older generation. I work with older people whether it be in their own home, a retirement home or long-term care facility. I get acquainted with the individual, earning their trust and giving them space. Using soft natural light to prevent using harsh flashes and startling the subject. It may be a family portrait or a candid unpoised picture as they live their life in everyday activities. I take moments and freeze them in time possibly a twinkle in their eyes, laughter, engagement with others, emotions showing through in the picture and capturing the essence of the person.
With many years working in long term care I have witnessed the pain and grief of many family members. Their loved ones live on and often physically healthy but due to dementia and cognitive challenges the person becomes a shell of what they once were. I strive to help the family to capture a special moment on picture. Later that picture can become a treasured memory for family to keep for years to come and alleviate pain and sadness.
My hope is that I can make your grief a little easier and capture a special picture for you and your loved one suffering dementia, physical ailments and aging.
My sincerest wishes,
Note: I pursue nature photography, which is my passion. Also, I offer portrait photography and event photography services to clients, be it family portraits, pet portraits and children, all in natural light in nature settings and in unpoised, playful and candid shots.
I plan to pursue photo tours in my business of nature and landscapes in Orillia, Barrie, Oro Medonte, Ramara, Muskoka, Springwater areas.
Eventually my ultimate dream is to travel the world with my camera taking travel shots.