About

I see the world in photographs

 

Photos matter. They allow us to capture this moment in time so that we can treasure the memories for years to come.

When I first got into photography, I used to just take pictures of flowers and mountains - because, for the most part, they don't move!

 

It wasn't until a friend pushed me out of my comfort zone and asked me to take pics of her newborn that my "people photography" business was born. The rest is history!

 

For the past 10 years you've welcomed me into your lives - for family photos, newborn photos, new home photos, school photos...

 

And now that I've experienced first-hand what it is to grow a creative business, I'm excited to capture business & brand photos for like-minded, women entrepreneurs.

My Story

I’ve always been creative. But I didn't really know which direction I wanted to go with it.

 

About 15 years ago, I embarked on a journey to “find my thing.”

 

I became obsessed with art retreats - they were full of creatives like me!

 

I dabbled in encaustics, oil paint, mixed media… Until one day I found myself at a Flora Bowley workshop in San Francisco. (so amazing!)

 

Mind blown by her art, but feeling stifled at my canvas, I picked up my camera. I wandered around taking pictures of colourful canvases, dripping brushes and paint-covered hands.

 

It wasn’t until I got home from that trip (with more photos than finished art) that I realized: “OMG. I’m not a painter. I'm a photographer!”

 

Sometimes the obvious isn't so obvious to us after all. But it's there. That inner knowing. That nudge for more.

 

The important thing is that we keep pushing forward to figure it out. You never know what might be waiting for you on the other side of the lens.

a few of my other loves...

Kate-Shawn

My hubby

aka house chef

This guy keeps the fun alive...and he keeps us alive with his amazing kitchen skills. We are pretty much "opposites attract" - like sugar & salt, haha! But you need both to make a great meal.

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Our daughter

aka chief entertainer

Double the love in this photo. The backyard strawberry patch delights us every spring. And our daughter delights us all year long. In June, it's a win-win!

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Saskatoons

fill me up

So, apparently, I like berries. Nothing beats freshly picked saskatoons - you with me?! But I love tank top weather just as much - hello summer!

Art

fuels the soul

We've pretty much got a Michael's store in our basement. Good thing our girl is crafty! Cause she puts my "one day maybe" art supplies to good use. But I love to join her.

Kate Daniel Photography

Lifestyle family photography and business & branding photos for the creative, woman entrepreneur. Serving Calgary, Alberta and area.