Giving back is something that I always have on my mind. For a number of years now I've wanted to try and donate my time and help out people that are less fortunate. The last couple of years since I've switched to becoming a professional photographer full time, I've realized that I now have a skill to offer. I love taking portraits and Dress For Success kind of fell into my lap. I've been lucky enough to be working with DFS Vancouver the last 3 years. I've very much enjoyed these shoots the last 3 years. For me as a photographer, it has given me another opportunity to further my own skills whilst providing photos for DFS Vancouver's yearly fundraiser Impact 360.
The first year I helped out, the first woman I photograph cried when I showed her how beautiful she looked in the back of the camera. It was quite a startling moment for me. Such a simple thing for me, but I hadn't realized how impactful it could be to someone who's confidence and self-image weren't as high as we'd all like to have. This was a moment I realized that I was very willing to help these women and help Dress for Success Vancouver with showcasing what a fantastic charity they are. Since that day I've been hooked and helping where I can.
It was a great day getting to chat with all of these women, I feel honoured to have created these portraits. I hope you enjoyed the images. These beautiful, courageous and lovely women deserve our attention.