As I See It
As a freelance photographer—specializing in industrial corporate reportage and nature photography—my initial inspirations were gathered from my experiences of growing up in rural Saskatchewan, Canada, where I learned from an early age to appreciate the lifestyle, open spaces and the sway of wheat fields.
Industrial corporate reportage photography is the art of storytelling through photos that depict employees, machines and equipment in real working situations. This style of photography can demand a lot of finesse, awareness and a keen eye to discover novel perspectives and compositions. I enjoy the challenge of capturing a corporate story for a business and helping that business stand out through all mediums of their brand awareness. View my corporate reportage portfolio for a small sampling of my work.
I also enjoy the creative process of building a diverse and imaginative portfolio. I am fascinated and drawn to water—the sounds, smells and seclusion. From the smallest glacier-fed mountain waterfall to the largest ocean, I love them all! My very best days are spent on or near water, with a camera in hand, hunting for seashells, paddling a canoe, or lounging on a cruise ship. Next to my love of photographing waterscapes, I enjoy shooting macro subjects in natural settings. I am inspired by nature, the change of seasons and the beauty of everyday scenery that is often overlooked. Every moment in nature is unique—to be in the right place at just the right time to capture that unique moment—that’s my ah-ha moment.
“To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities
of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.” ~ Ansel Adams
I also work as a graphic artist, and after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, I worked in the printing industry for many years before opening Whale Tail Graphics in 2005—a full-service design and printing studio. Graphic design and photography are so closely related—composition, layout, colour—the same principles apply to both fields, just through different mediums. I often have the opportunity to use my photographic art in my commercial design work.
I currently reside near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with my I.T. genius husband and our miniature schnauzer, who learned from puppyhood how to pose for his portrait. I’m grateful to have photography as a creative art to share the world—as I see it. Please enjoy my portfolio, and if you would like to connect with me, you can reach me through email.