fog snakes between the tall evergreens,

dew slips off the trees in the morning,

mountain air fills your lungs as if it’s your first breath.

The main reason I moved to the mountains is simple, they bring me peace. I look out at the mountains every morning and my heart fills to the brim with warmth. Whether they are covered in fog or blanketed by sunshine, they hold a sense of home.

The act of choosing the mountains was an easy one, but the act of taking the leap, leaving so many people and a job behind, was a tough one. At the same time, knowing what I was moving for and why made it a little bit easier and I knew I had a lot to look forward to!

I moved to the mountains to pursue dreamy mountain elopements. I’m talking hike a mountain with a couple (maybe camp), with everything we need on our backs, and maybe a dog. I’ve just started dipping my toes into this realm of photography, but it already feels like it comes naturally. I love uncontrolled environments and natural light, it’s my niche and I wouldn’t have it any other way. However, that’s not where I started.

My degree focused on commercial photo work i.e. when you graduate, you could be assisting on a job for Mercedes Vans… and I did. Those jobs are full of controlled environments; lighting, sound, big wardrobes, big crews, and of course some good pay for the head of the project (who was not haha). It was fun, I enjoyed it, making story boards was my job, but I quickly discovered it wasn’t where I wanted to be. I couldn’t see myself living/commuting in a big city like Toronto for the rest of my life and trying to escape every weekend; I didn’t want to just be a weekend warrior and so far away from a landscape that truly feeds my soul.

It took 2 years, 3 photo jobs, and selling an apartment to get to Nelson, BC. It did not come easy, and it took a lot of planning and research. I have my partner to thank for the never ending support to make our dream happen. I wouldn’t have it any other way!

If you’ve made it this far, I appreciate you. Thank you for listening to my story and my why! They make me who I am as a photographer, my past fuels my present.

With that, I cannot wait for you to put your trust in me and to allow me to follow you, and document your most important milestones in life. Whether you’ve moved into a new home, or eloping on a mountain summit, I’m here for you.

– A