Name: Emmy Lou Canedo
Lives In: Vancouver, BC
Kids Birthdays + Names: May 12, Matthias
Birthday: February 9th
About Me: I’m a lifestyle family photographer, and I spend most of my time chasing kids around with a camera or lying down in the sand to get the perfect shot.
Hire Me For/I'm Good At: If you want a family session that is actually fun, if you’d like your memories joyfully captured, and if you want me to show your life as it really is - scrunched-up smiles and berry-stained faces and all the imperfections, because imperfect can be so beautiful.
Interested In: Collaboration with other brands, particularly those that love a light-filled, lifestyle approach to photographing commercial work.
Mama Likes: Coffee, reading, cooking, cuddling with my husband watching tv shows and drinking more coffee, being outside in nature and taking our toddler on long explorations at sunset.
Words you live by/quotes you love: “Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” - Philippians 4:8
Best advice you’ve ever been given: I think that would be advice my (very supportive) husband gave me, when I was first starting out on this photography venture, to never make a decision solely for the sake of money. That kept me from focusing my energy on work I didn’t want to do, and instead helped me to spend my time specializing in and creating a niche doing the type of photography that I truly love. I know I would be much further behind on this path I’ve chosen if I’d decided to overload myself with every opportunity, no matter how uninspiring or at odds with my approach, just to make a few extra bucks.
What is your biggest goal for this year? This is tied in with what I’m interested in at the moment: commercial work, particularly with children’s brands. I have recently started doing some lifestyle commercial shoots for different brands I love, and it has been such a wonderful experience that I’ve been hoping to start focusing more on this.
Where can we find you?
www.facebook.com/emmylouvirginia (@Emmy Lou Virginia Photography)