Hi! So happy you stopped by!
I started MJay Photography in the spring of 2017 after years of on-the-side study of photography, interior and graphic design, styling, and art.
I have always wanted to be an artist. Ever since I can remember. But never quite had the courage to take that drive seriously, or give it the time and attention it deserved. But I believe all of our life experiences take us on a meaningful path.
After I finished my undergraduate degree in Calgary, I moved to Vancouver to complete a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Therapy. As part of this education and my work in this field I gained such an appreciation for the complexities of human interaction and emotion, and also learned how to bring out emotions and interactions in the children I worked with in fun and playful ways. This skill is also one of my greatest strengths as a photographer. I love capturing real emotion in and between people, especially in moments of happiness and joy. I LOVE photos. I love looking at them and taking them and planning to take them. I have ever since I was old enough to have a purse to carry my disposable camera around in. And still, every time I bust out my camera (although the equipment is a little better), it's the same trigger-happy, adrenaline-filled feeling that I get to experience as part of my job.
I believe in that feeling and I believe I can use it to create art. And I want that art to be full of YOU! So let's hang out, and create some really fun, unique, and beautiful images that you will LOVE, proudly show off, and cherish for years.
Thanks again for being here! I’d love to hear from you, send me a message here.