The Darkroom Blog

Jules & Gordon: Best Friends and Roommates
Jules approached me about gifting a photoshoot for his roommate/best friend Gordon and I was so stoked! It was such an honour to capture these two along with doggo Wilbur on a beautiful morning. A photo session such a fun way to celebrate and build memories together
Lina: Magical Forest Frolick
Take me to your favourite place. Tell me about the memories that it carries. Tell me how it shaped you. Tell me how it is a part of you. Let's visit it together and capture your relationship to it.⁠ Thank you Lina for your friendship and for taking these beautiful photos with me. The sun shines for you.
Josiah: Softness and Light
I love movement shots!! During our session I try to make a little bit of time for free flowing movement, no pressure, no posing. A lot of the photos end up being a little silly and a lot of fun. It's such a great exercise in loosening up and getting comfy. ⁠I love the ones of Josiah dancing by the water.
"Nothing Serious" at Habit Coffee Nov-Dec 2023
I ended my first year of being an artist on a strong note with a 6 week show at Habit Coffee on Pandora Street, downtown "Victoria". This opportunity allowed for my work to be visible to hundreds of people getting...
Des visages Art Show at the Victoria Tool Library
Des visages means “Faces” in French and is Bertie’s first collection of paintings. This style is heavily influenced by a painting in Bertie’s life growing up: a face made up of bold reds, greens, and yellows. This piece followed Bertie’s family...
Greenhouse Artist Residency at Sweetpea Gallery - September 2023
My last two collections have involved dreamy and highly personal portraiture, so this time I’ve decided to do things differently✨Sometimes creativity is stifled when we are focused on the outcome. So for this residency, I have kept repeating to myself:...
REPOS at the Vault Gallery - July 2023
REPOS, my art show hosted at the Vault Gallery (@thevault_gallery) for three weeks in July 2023⁠ ⁠ Showcasing 24 film photographs shot on two cameras and developed at home. All photos were printed on photo paper diverted from the landfill...
Matilde: Trust the Process
I had this lovely shoot with Matilde at Phyllis Park, on a cloudy January morning. Since it was supposed to rain, I checked in with her over text about how she was feeling, and her response was "Trusting the process :)". Matilde brought that energy to the shoot and it was incredible!
REPOS at the Vault Gallery July 4-21
I have some big news! I have some new prints on the way, and they are going to make their big debut at my next art show: REPOS. This project is very near to my heart, and is finally coming to life🌈💫 REPOS (pronounced “Ruh-Poe”) is the French word for Rest.
Abigail: Visit to the Hills and Ocean
This is Abigail 🌸 She lives in Chicago and is currently out exploring the world. During her trip, she stopped by in Victoria for a visit and we were able to squeeze in a portrait session along Dallas road by the ocean. I'm in awe, these turned out so good!!
Lau: From Stress to Power
We spend so much energy fussing over what others think, especially when anxiety takes over. At the start of the shoot Lau opened up about some stressors currently in her mind and decided to replace that anxiety with feelings of rejuvenation. I'm just glad I was there to capture it.
My First Art Show: VICISSITUDES
On November 28 evening, I hosted my first ever art show. It showcased my collection of work, VICISSITUDES, which is made up of five photographs and five digital art illustrations that represent different steps that we go through in times of change. This collection is heavily inspired by my gender transition, and here's how it went.
Islay & Ciáran: Two Beautiful Clowns
Islay & Ciáran make up the improve duo: Cowboy. These two are making waves in the local art scene and it was an honour to photograph them for their show Hair Funeral. The concept for this shoot was two silly old cowboy-clowns in a liminal space, contemplating life and its significant moments.
Sarah: Sexy Gremlin's First Shoot
After we got the perfect shot in the crevice, naturally we had to explore the rest of the place and do a portrait session. To my surprise, this was Sarah's first experience doing a professional shoot. I asked her what words best describe her these days, and her answer made me so happy: Sexy Gremlin. 
I Quit my Shopify Job to Be an Artist
I had the pleasure of interacting with so many unique talented individuals with big dreams. They were doing the thing, leaving their jobs to follow that excitement. When I talked with them about their businesses, I could hear the excitement seeping through their words, even when those words were in an email. I wanted that.
Sam: Reclaiming the Tomboy
I had the pleasure of shooting with Sam Quinn, a non-binary model and actor, one early morning in September. We got up at sunrise, with our coffees in hand and drove to the ocean at a spot off of Dallas Road in Victoria. The sunlight was warm and the shadows were stretched out. I asked Sam: What's your vibe these days?

Release. Exhale.

Be perceived.

Those can all exist within a shoot so long as your photographer is consent driven and curiosity forward. Then you can feel safe to explore what it means to be perceived and the different ways that it can look and feel.

Book a shoot with me and let’s create some magic ✨🌞🌜

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