Lifestyle Photography in Alberta
Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge
Find your Alberta lifestyle photographer to capture the natural dynamics of your family in a beautiful and artistic way. When you hire one of our lifestyle photographers to do your next portrait session, you will receive images that showcase you and your loved ones in the best possible light. The Lifestyle Photographers Association of Canada:
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Long before I was a photographer, I was a Social Worker and earned my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Calgary in 2004. I have worked in very demanding fields like Alberta Children’s Services where I wore several hats from Investigator to Case Manager to Family Enhancement Worker to Kinship Care Worker. Next, I moved into a position with Alberta Health Services with high needs psychiatric patients where my job was to place these patients in facilities that would meet their needs, but in Alberta, we are short of these facilities creating a high stress and very urgent environment. These positions taught me the virtue of patience, honesty and caring when dealing with tough and stressful situations; though nothing prepared me for Motherhood when I brought home three screaming infants to a very confused 2.5-year-old. I had to learn to adapt to difficult and stressful situations, emotions and moments that I never thought I would have to – but somehow we managed and had thrived in our little community and everyone is growing, happy and healthy. I have worked with hundreds of people over the past (almost) 8 years of business and I can tell you that most kids and adults are really easy to photograph, regardless if it is the adult who just isn’t interested or the child/children that are exhausted and sad about being dragged out to do pictures. I don’t let that worry me when I am working – I just go with the flow, and if it is a bust, we can always try again later. There is never a point to making a situation worse by demanding that it is done and will be perfect NO MATTER WHAT. It is a terrible way to proceed with a session and usually, if we just wait a little bit and introduce something fun into the equation then everyone comes around. I allow 1-1.5 hours for each photography session so there is no rush – though I do shoot fast and can be done in as little as 25 minutes if necessary.
Rick uses his 20-year career as a photojournalist as the backbone to producing both stunning portraits and emotional moments. He lives with his wife Cheryl and their two boys just outside of Vancouver in a turn-of-the-century farmhouse.