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vancouver contemporary portraits

Photography by Angela McConnell

I want to capture the essence of who you are, and what is really important to you.

Birthday self portrait of a woman with silver hair and tattoos on her inner forearms wearing black posing and smiling at the camera by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell

I want to encourage you to exist in photos and tell your story. I have always loved flicking through old photo albums, looking at the visual history of my own family and talking about the stories behind the images. 

We are slowly losing this important part of our history in this digital age, where we are encouraged to share every facet of our lives online. I want you to have something tangible – something that will provoke discussion about your life and stories that will creating a legacy for future generations.

My passion is photographing contemporary portraits.

I love the one on one interaction with a client and earning your trust when you are feeling a bit vulnerable – I know exactly how that feels because I’ve been there too! Creating beautiful images is a team effort, and I would love to work with to images that you will always cherish.

I understand the hesitation, the excuses, because I have always made them for myself. And so I have started taking my own advice and taking my own portrait every year for my birthday. 

Flat lay of vintage telephone, camera and stationary design

I'm an advocate for print products

Create a tangible legacy of all your favourite memories.
Print all your favourite images, they don’t need to be from a special occasion or a photoshoot session. Often they are everyday moments that you will want to treasure for a lifetime.

Capturing your essence

I would love the opportunity to work with you, and help you to design your perfect session;

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What Clients Say


“I felt very relaxed and comfortable with Angela behind the camera.  Great reminder that everyone is beautiful.  The images are beautifully choreographed to look natural and me at my best.  What a great gift to build any ladies self esteem.”

A woman dressed in white leading a yoga exercise for a group of women at a mothers and daughters workshop in Vancouver focusing on relationships and self care by Vancouver workshop and retreat photographer Angela McConnell

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“I absolutely love working with Angela and enthusiastically recommend working with her to others. Her passion and heart can be felt from the moment you meet her.  With her you get a complete experience. Someone who genuinely cares and is invested in the outcome for you. The remarkably beautiful images as a result speak for themselves.”

Business portrait of a corporate coach smiling at the camera on a light background by Vancouver business portrait and branding photographer Angela McConnell


“My recent branding photoshoot with Angela was phenomenal. Angela’s warm authenticity made me feel comfortable, and she went the extra mile with little extra touches, on the day of the shoot. And the photos were fantastic – I never knew I could look so good. As someone with very high standards, I would recommend Angela to anyone, in a heartbeat!”

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Rocking the red dress

Amelia rocking the red dress in her studio portrait session. I was talking with a friend the other day about how easy it is to become overly familiar with the…

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Kitsilano, Vancouver

And serving the greater Vancouver area.