Before choosing a photographer, it is important to find out if they will be the right fit for you.
Here is a little more information about me:
The mountains of the West Kootenays is home to wilderness, small towns, thriving wildlife and amazing people. It’s a place where “20cms” means half the town will hit the ski slopes before work and no apologies needed if a business opens late.
Not everyone is sporty, of course. The "Koots" is home to an amazing array of creative artists, writers, musicians, entrepreneurs, tech nerds, alternative medicine practitioners, professionals and independent souls.
Like my neighbours, I have come for the lifestyle; and I believe that we should all take advantage of why we live here and incorporate those opportunities into our business and personal activities. This means that our initial meeting could take place at your office or in my studio, but could just as easily happen while hiking up Pulpit Rock, on a Chairlift at Whitewater, or the gardens at Oso Negro Café…
It also means that outside of office hours, I am usually disconnected from my devices, so if you contact me a weekend you likely won’t hear from me until the next business day – but I will definitely get back to you.
2013, I joined the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). The Association holds high standards and provides support, education and growth for Canadian professional photographers. Through their development opportunities, I am able to continually hone my craft. I became Accredited in 2016 and in 2019, I won Best in Class - Group Portrait for my image “All Bets are Off!”. In Spring 2020 I earned my Craftsman of Photograhic Arts Designation. My next goal is to earn the Masters of Photographic Arts.
As a client hiring an accredited member, you can rest assured that you are working with a photographer who is sworn to high standards of professional conduct and is recognized for their photographic skills. Membership also allows me to give back to the photographic community. As Vice-Chair of PPOC-British Columbia, I am honoured to help support our photographic community throughout BC.
Tucked away on the second floor of a non-descript building at 619 Front Street, is KDG Photography Studio – my home away from home, office, and creative space. I love doing creative portrait work and getting experimental with lighting, clothing, hair, makeup and props. Creative photography allows my portrait clients to tell their stories, reveal an alter ego, or simply celebrate who they are. These sessions are also useful for entrepreneurs to tell their stories and connect with their clients.
Outside, I am equally excited when capturing a skier bursting through a curtain of powder, a bear walking through my yard, or dazzling yellow leaves against the azure blue of a fall sky.
While I take my photography seriously, I love to have fun and encourage my clients to relax and do the same. I get excited during sessions and have been known to jump up and down when we get a great shot.
So what can I do for you? Please contact me today and let’s chat about you and put together a photography plan that is just right for you.