I am Paula Owen, an award winning professional photographer specializing in Newborn, Baby, Maternity and Family photography.
I am based in Squamish, BC and have worked as a professional photographer for clients based in Australia, Singapore and Canada. I love working in the beautiful Sea to Sky corridor with most of my clients being from the Squamish, Whistler and North Vancouver areas.
The questions I get asked the most about myself are; how long have you been doing this, how many babies have you taken pictures of, and usually a lot about my own family.
I've been working as a professional photographer since 2012. Growing up I used to take photographs of interesting faces and of children while travelling and would then use the photographs to paint from sell at art galleries etc. I have a minor in Fine Art and a diloma in Graphic Design so the picture taking was only the first step in my process. After having children and taking millions of pictures of my kids (like everyone does!) I started to look at photography as the end goal. I have learned so much along the way and have discovered that I truly love taking pictures of newborns, babies, pregnancies, kids and families! I have been called a baby whisperer by so many clients-haha. I guess the babies just sense that they are in good hands and in a comfortable environment.
As for how many newborns and babies have I taken professional pictures of? I'm not sure the exact number, but I generally do a little over 100 newborn photo-shoots each year and love each and every single one of them.
As for myself and my family, I am married and have two little ones, a boy and girl and they are pretty active and keep us busy, and yes, I have millions of photos of them! They are my little posers :)
The photographs in my home that I hold dearest are the ones of my children. I love to look back on their newborn ones and see how much they have changed in such a short amount of time! They love looking at the maternity ones when they were "still in Mommy's tummy".
I would love to capture the moments in your lives that you would love to keep as a memory. Your pregnancy, the birth of your newborn child, and those fleeting moments when your kids are little.
Contact me to request a booking.