Vancouver, BC, Canada
I have been drawn to the art of photography as a form of creative play and self expression from a very young age. A move to Ecuador in 2006, followed by relocation to Canada in 2010, offered me new perspectives to grow as a photographer and taught me the power of visual storytelling.
As an expat mother attempting to document and share our family life overseas, I began creating images that could stand alone to tell the story. Simultaneously, I took the opportunity to gain eight years’ experience documenting two international IB Schools. In addition to the photographically capturing academics, sporting activities, and theater production for the schools’ website, newsletters and publications, I also enjoyed designing art gallery announcements, as well as creating and composing slideshows for special events.
Influenced by the IB vision to create a better world through education, my hobby grew into a passion and profession that left me with the strong desire to go beyond the how of my art to the why. A challenging and inspiring humanitarian photo-workshop with The Giving Lens-Tanzania Team in 2015 instilled in me a desire to work on more humanitarian photography projects. In order to make this happen, I began offering a natural light child photography service. To learn more about this service and my humanitarian goals visit: www.Smiles Creating Smiles.com
I am Belgian, born in Germany, and currently live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I have a Bachelor degree in Public Relations & Communications. Before moving overseas, I worked for a prominent Belgian newspaper and a Dutch leader in Recruitment & HR. I am a self-taught photographer who continues to dedicate myself to honing my craft by taking inspirational workshops and courses.