Hi! I’m Ang, a photographer from a small town in Alberta, Canada. I’m married to my adventurous, animal loving husband Jim & we have one Fur baby, Ellie. We live on a farm outside my home town, but often travel to New Zealand (where Jim is from).
I believe it should be about your love. That first look down the isle, the way you squeeze each other’s hands a little tighter, the way your dad sheds a tear when walking his baby down the isle, your just married smiles for one & other. I believe focusing on the love you share allows for more intimate moments. I don’t get caught up in the perfect pose, because I feel like it overlooks the moments happening & you lose the true emotion between the couple.
It’s funny. I never used to take photos. My dad often teased me that I had one photo for every place I travelled. I worked in the Land Acquisition side of the Oil and Gas Industry & decided to travel with my now husband back to New Zealand. After 8 months, my parents came to visit. Dad had just bought an iPad for the occasion & he was adventuring into the whole “selfie” world with me. I was mortified. He passed away suddenly during their trip & those selfies became some of my favourite photos. I realized the value in a photograph. The nostalgia that comes with a single image, taking you back to the sights, sounds & emotion of that very moment. My mom gifted me my first DSLR that Christmas and I began taking photos. The rest, as they say, is history. I haven’t looked back and feel incredibly grateful for everyone’s support.
A little on the dark & moody side, with more saturation and contrast than usual. But, this is ever changing. I feel like I am always tweaking things here & there.
I always listen to client requests. Usually it is a photo they have seen on Pinterest in a high light area. I will take the photo as they wish & show them the back of my camera. The photo 90% of the time will look awful (not because of them), and they always have an uh-huh moment. I feel it is easier to show them why I shoot in the places and times that I do, rather than trying to describe it to them.
Is it the same as when you’re just attending as a guest? I love the moment when the witnesses are signing the marriage license & the couple has a moment to look at each other. They are usually whispering, smiling, & twirling their rings. A simple, unposed, raw moment. I also love when they are introduced and walk down the isle as husband & wife. & sunset photos. It is the same when I am a guest, but my favourite part used to be the drinking and dancing before I became a photographer!
Oh gosh. There are so many. I would say just being ready & able to predict those emotional moments. All weddings are different, but I feel like they often share the same emotion at similar times.
Oh gosh, I still wonder why people want to have me photograph their day. Within a very competitive market I suppose you are your worst critic. I am truly honoured with every booking and my commitment to you is to provide you with photos of memories that will hold a nostalgic value. Proof to those rifling through an old box in the attic, that without your love that day; they may not exist….I also love adventures and am up for anything. I love providing something unique & don’t mind working hard for it!
Oh gosh, there is no way I could pinpoint one. I love every wedding for a different reason!
In the future I’m hope to specialize, travel more, and continue to grow.
I feel like I have a more broad view of the world, which allows me to be more accepting and open to new ideas.
I would say nature. My husband and I love being outdoors, hiking & traveling. Also, that emotion I get when I see those selfies of dad and I. I am so incredibly grateful for those photos & want to provide that gratitude to my clients.
When I first began, I was saying yes to way too many marketing opportunities & trying to create the ideal life on my platforms. It became incredibly overwhelming & I have since slowed things down. I focus on growing my following organically & hope that people follow me because they love my photographs & lifestyle. I feel like my best marketing is done, by doing my job at weddings and receiving referrals.
I hosted a photography workshop for beginners a couple of years ago and I loved it. There is another workshop with other industry professionals in the works….stay tuned for details!
Go for it. Don’t be scared. Don’t compare. Be true to yourself. With hard work & passion, success will come.
For more information on Ang’s beautiful photography, please visit her website at http://www.brzphotography.com/