GOLDEN BIRCH PHOTOGRAPHY
Can you imagine life without photographs? I love going back through photographs 3, 5, 10 years later and finding favourite memories or moments I had forgotten. Photographs, in the end, are tangible reminders of our lives, our loves, of moments, of places and nature and sunsets and feelings we won’t witness again. They transport us. We may not realize until later just how important it is to keep our memories alive through photographs.
Golden Birch Photography is natural & relaxed photography that preserves these moments. My goal in photographing you is to capture your story, your personality, your goofy expressions and tender touches and favourite places, the moments you may not realize are important to you until later. I strive to photograph people in their element and at their most honest. More than anything, I want to create not only photographs for you to cherish but experiences and memories. I love having fun and laughing and I want to make sure you have fun too! What’s better than exploring new places and winding streets or rivers, quiet brick lanes, busy bridges, or empty forests with great people? Where we take photos is the secret voice in your photographs. Let’s go on an adventure together!
GOLDEN BIRCH PHOTOGRAPHY VALUES
your dreams and goals; your passions; your story; your ideas; adventures; real life & real stories; time well spent; memory-making; having fun; sharing in joy
are laid back and curious and ready to explore places. They’re up for lying in the snow or wading in water, for dawn and dusk adventures, for creating something together with me. They climb up hills in fancy clothes, laugh and dance and get excited. They want a fun adventurous experience from beginning to end, and they love each other so much they want to document these moments, these memories, forever. Does this sound like you? Contact me!
Hey! I’m Kristen and I’d say I’m a prairie girl, having grown up in Grande Prairie, AB (that’s in the north bit), but I’ve lived in Vancouver and am currently in Toronto! When I was a kid my first photos were candids of my family members, and I loved watching people through the lens to capture them just simply being themselves. There was no greater delight than printing my film and seeing that I’d captured a real moment. To 8-year-old me, that was real magic. And to current me, it is STILL magic!
I love exploring more than anything; checking out a new place with my camera at my side is my happy place. I have a Museum Studies Master’s degree from the University of Toronto and a BA in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University in archaeology. I’m just a big old history dork. I’m also a writer (in progress!), having had several poems published. I keep on writing in my free time, and have been playing flute since I was like, 8 (that’s 20 years, omg). Once I start reading a good book I can’t stop, and I can often be found staying up late just to try and finish it. I love talking about everything and anything and learning more about subjects I might not have known anything about! I am a person of many passions and dreams. More than anything I love laughing with new pals and making bad jokes together.