Guest Blogger- Caitlyn Chapman- On My 2Week Practicum With Liz! – Aviva Studios Kelowna Wedding and Portrait Photography

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When I become a famous photographer, I will take students who want to learn, and I will teach as much as I can.

I am a photography student in the Professional Photography Program at North Island College in Courtenay, BC. As a part of the program, we were given two weeks in April to go away and work with a working professional photographer. I knew Liz would be one of the people I wanted to contact. I had seen her portraiture work, and knew how well-known she was in the Okanagan Valley, where I grew up in Kelowna. Of course I contacted lots and lots of photographers. Liz was one of only two who got back to me. The photography business has become so competitive that there are very few working pros out there willing to share knowledge with the upcoming generation of shooters. I think they’re intimidated 😉

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Liz for these past two weeks. I learned a lot about the business of photography. I also gained experience going on real-world shoots, from families to businesses. I have never been very good with children, and I can thank Liz for showing me that they’re not so scary. And Liz’s beautiful daughter, Lauren, was a delight to spend time with. On Tuesday Liz took me out with Lauren and Hunter the dog so we could shoot together. It was awesome. I got some nice shots of mum & daughter, and some with the dog. Here are some of my shots from the day:

Thank-you Liz for taking the time to help me on my way to such an awesome career. I had a great time working with you and I learned a lot!

Guest-Blogger… Signing off!
-Caitlyn Chapman

Aviva Studios – Kelowna wedding and portrait photographer / photography serving the Okanagan region including Kelowna, Vernon, Lake Country, Penticton, Kamloops, Peachland, Summerland, Osoyoos and more!