Hey Everyone! I'm Shira!
I'm a dreamer, storyteller and a proud Westcoast girl.
I live on Vancouver Island, BC and I am absolutely in love with the Pacific Northwest. I think any photography that takes place among massive green forests, sweeping blue oceans and moody skies is absolutely stunning! I adore spending time with couples in love and I am totally inspired by the absolute joy and laughter that families share together. Life is a total adventure and I am all about showing off that extraordinary journey.
I favour a loosely posed, lifestyle approach to photography and my goal is to create sessions that are personal and super fun. After all, your time is precious! I am completely addicted to film photography. It makes my heart sing so I shoot it exclusively for all family and couples sessions. Oh, and I love to travel. If you ask, I will follow you to the ends of the earth for your dream photo session!!
My Likes, Quirks, and Deep-Down Beliefs...
I'm all about emotion. What we feel is personal, absolutely beautiful and so very powerful.
The movies!! Spielberg, popcorn, Star Wars, gummy worms, magic, loud music...it's all very, very good!
Lace up your boots and hit the trails. Go hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, swim in the ocean, climb a mountain. Don't let anything stop you.
I'm super shy and I get clumsy around people ( I am actually very coordinated!).
I blush all the time (see above).
You can choose your family. It isn't all about blood.
I laugh at inappropriate moments. Trust me, laughing at a funeral is not ideal!
Nobody really cares what you look like, so don't worry about what others think. Just be you!
Organization is life. Seriously! My closet is organized according to colour and style.
I have a visual memory. If I saw you leave your bouquet on the hotel balcony before your ceremony, I will remember exactly where to find it.
When I'm frustrated or food tastes awesome, I growl. An actual growl. It's embarrassing.
Write your own story. Do things your way.
I am the queen of typos, despite the fact that I used to write for a magazine.
The only way to live is old school. Books with pages, day planners and photos with real film. Unplug and enjoy all that this world has to offer.
(Photo credit to my good friend Gwen Ewart, Photographer)