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In a nutshell... I'm a perfectionist who loves to travel and spend time outdoors, loves food, good design and will do just about anything and go anywhere for the shot. I'm an only child which I think drives my love of watching families interact. I have oodles of patience with children (who aren't my own), and am a bit obsessed with natural smiles. I LOVE capturing things in a way that help you see them a little differently. 

I have two boys at home that have helped shape my vision, fuel my creativity and at times exhaust it. I love the mountains and find myself there almost every weekend through the winter and as often as I can through the summer (ask me to shoot there and I'm a happy photographer). I’m thrilled to call Calgary home and am in awe of the beauty around us every. single. day.

Hello there

OK guys, I'm extremely
camera shy so you won't see many photos of me around here but that means if you're the same way, I totally get it and will do my best to make your session painless.
I promise.

MY CREW

I have books full of photos from when my boys were younger but I find the number of photos I take of them gets less and less each year. It gets tough as they grow up but I'm determined to still get them in the frame every now and then. You'll find more of my personal life on instagram stories and in the odd blog post but here are a few shots of my crew.

 

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and you know what else?

And everyone knows to get that you have to be relaxed and having fun. I can't tell you to hold a pose and expect you not to look stiff. I threw out the idea of the 'perfect family photo' years ago - sure we may get a shot or two of everyone looking at the camera for Gramma and Grampa, that's usually what they like, but what I love is those in between moments, the laughter, the love... the real stuff.

real smiles and genuine looks

i don't want fake anything, i want

let's have some fun

My family isn't perfect. In fact, I don't know any family that is. And that's the beauty of families... they're full of their own quirks, and little idiosyncrasies. Each one has it's own story, it's own personalities that make it unique. I don't want to strip you of those and make you sit perfectly still for that attempt at perfection. I want you to be who you are as a family and I'll find the beauty in that.

Beauty is found in imperfection

imperfect is
the new perfect

LET'S BE INSTAFRIENDS...

@kellyhasacamera

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