While living in Vancouver, Canada, I had the pleasure of becoming friends with Christie of Christie Graham Photography. For the four years we were there, she was the kind of friend who would cook me meals when I was having a hard day, or be a listening ear when I mulled over business decisions. Being an entrepreneur is incredible, but it can be lonely not having work colleagues who can share in the joys and struggles of your job. Christie, and others like her, have been key in helping me create a network that really changed that feeling of isolation for me. I now have a network of brilliant photography business owners across both Canada and the US that come together to support and cheer each other on, and that has made all the difference.
This lifestyle shoot of her and her beau Rene was a really special one where they wanted to celebrate and capture a part of their every day routine. They were living in Mexico during Christie’s off season, and I had the pleasure of capturing their favourite early ritual – catching the waves together.