ABOUT

GOLDEN BIRCH PHOTO

GOLDEN BIRCH

“people and places. portraits and events. moments and the in between.”

Golden Birch is known for being natural, fun, and intimate. My goal in photographing you–your family, your wedding, your world–is to tell your story. I strive to capture people in their element and at their most honest.

I love catching that secret smile or genuine gesture.

The most amazing thing about people is that we are all so unique and amazing. I love making sure your true personality is in your photographs.

Golden Birch Photography is currently based out of Toronto, ON, but willing to go everywhere and anywhere!

I feel honored, excited, and joyful that I can share these experiences with you!

The name: My favorite thing about autumn growing up in Northern Alberta were the forests and the multitude of colors: orange, yellow, and red, carpeting the countryside. Birch trees are some of the most lovely: a pleasant surprise, a burst of personality, and delightful to the eyes!

KRISTEN

I’ve been taking photographs as long as I can remember, back to the film days. However, it wasn’t until 2015 I began seriously contemplating taking my photography another step further and finally engaging with people on a level I hadn’t been able to before. I’m still growing and learning (I think I always will be!) but I can easily say it was the right choice to make.

I am also passionate about taking photographs of the world around me. Variety is the spice of life! These photographs are where my love of photography started and I can’t imagine traveling, walking down the street, or exploring this beautiful planet without attempting to capture it; check some out in the gallery!

I am originally from Grande Prairie, Alberta and currently live in Toronto, ON.

Tidbits:

• studying a Masters in Museum Studies at the University of Toronto
• SFU graduate in archaeology, another passion of mine. I have worked in Peru, Alberta, and BC. I simply love being present in the history of humankind, connecting to the people long before me that have lived in an area.
• Love playing my flute!
• I enjoy a good book and a cup of tea or wine
• I love talking about everything and anything; there is so much to learn! There’s nothing I love more than long, heartfelt (or heated) talks
• Exploring and experiencing this world are so important to me. I can’t imagine my life without these travels!

I hope you enjoy my website and my photography. If you have any questions or want to get to know me, feel free to message me in the contact page and we can meet up for coffee and a chat!

PUBLICATIONS

National Geographic (2)

IPinCH (Intellectual Property in Cultural Heritage)

SFU Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

The County of Grande Prairie

Downtown New Westminster Business Improvement Area

Higher quality photos may be available for use and publication. Please contact me with the contact link above if you are interested.