Hiya! I'm Cindy, a visual storyteller based in Ottawa, Ontario.
I was fortunate enough to discover my passion for photography at a very young age. Just watch my family home tapes, and you'll see 3-year-old me extending my arms out to any camera or recording device that I encountered. During my early teenage years, you were likely to find a camera attached to my hand whenever I stepped out of the house. I would often wander to a nearby field or forest to capture the essence of nature. After attending secondary school in a specialized visual arts program where my love for photography grew stronger, I pursued my interest and studied the field at the Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology.
After my graduation, I began travelling with my camera more frequently. This enabled me to level up my technical skills, learn new aspects of the industry, and perfect my style as a photographer. Simultaneously, I fell completely in love with our planet. Travel has personally been one of my most valuable teachers and continues to be through every new adventure. More recently, I’ve been immersing myself in freelance work including weddings, engagements, and maternity. Yes, it’s true that my first passion is travel photography, but there’s something about capturing love on camera that I can’t fully elucidate. My ultimate goal is for my photos to tell your story.
My other (other) passion lies with entrepreneurship. I've been with a company called Shopify for 3 and 1/2 years, whose mission is to make e-commerce better for everyone. My journey began as a Guru, where I helped our merchants make more money. About a year into my tenure, I joined Burst, our stock photography platform, and focused on growing our social media base while contributing some of my own work. Near the end of 2020, my path naturally shifted toward leadership. I am currently leading a team of Support Advisors, coaching them to create exceptional support experiences and helping our merchants move their businesses forward.