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I want to capture the essence of who you are

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I want to work with you in your portrait session to make you feel as comfortable as possible, when it can sometimes be quite confronting. It can be challenging when I am asking you to be vulnerable and open up to me.

There is nothing better for me than looking through images from a photoshoot session and seeing you open up and suddenly shine, showing me your true uninhibited self .
The beauty that everyone else sees when they know and love you. 

Your story matters

Exist in photos and tell your story.
I’ve 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.
So 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 understand the hesitation, the excuses, because I have always made them for myself.
And so I have started taking my own advice, by creating birthday portraits of myself each year.

Age 40

Birthday self portrait of a woman looking at the camera by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell
Angela was an absolute pleasure to work with from the moment I booked the session to receiving my photo. She was very professional through the whole process and proved to be very knowledgable as a professional photographer. I appreciated the time she took prior to the session and her openness to fully understand what I wanted. And during my photo shoot, Angela skillfully helped me relax, have fun and enjoy the process. What stood out for me was the personal connection I felt when working with Angela, which made the experience so much more personal and enjoyable. I would highly recommend Angela to anyone looking for a personal and authentic photo of themselves. Thanks again Angela, I’m looking forward to my next photo shoot with you outdoors somewhere!
Dagmar from Courage Space coaching smiling at the camera during a branding session by Vancouver business portrait and branding photographer Angela McConnell
Dagmar Meachem
Courage Space Coaching
It was lovely to work with Angela - an all around amazing experience.  Angela is very easy to talk to, gives great instruction and made me feel more comfortable on the day than I thought possible. The finished pics are beautiful and I am grateful. I can highly recommend Angela - she does brilliant work!
A woman smiles at the camera during a session where she share her ostomy story after IBD and ulcerative colitis diagnosis by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell
Marisa
Angela is a true professional.  She took the time to get to know me and my needs before she attended my event, then arrived, got down to business and provided me with the most lovely images of my retreat, all while seeming like she wasn't even there.   I was so grateful for attention to detail and for creating such a positive emotion within all of her pictures!  I will definitely be using some of these shots for future advertising.   Even coming from out of town, she arrived on time, got down to work and left without being noticed.  The process for communicating online was easy and she had images available for me within a week.  So fabulous!
A workshop facilitator and yoga instructor smile at attendees during an introduction at a self care for educators workshop at Roundhouse Farm, Victoria BC by Vancouver workshop and retreat photographer Angela McConnell
Lisa Baylis
Awaken Wellbeing for Educators

I’m a kiwi, from a provincial town on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
I followed my dream of backpacking around Europe where I met my future husband on a tour around Europe.

We moved to Australia in 2003, where we lived for 10 years in Canberra, then Melbourne where my passion for photography was reignited.

In 2012, we took the plunge and followed my husband’s career to Toronto in Canada.

We have most recently moved to Vancouver, BC and it feel so good to reconnect with nature, particularly the ocean and mountains. 

Our apartment is shared with two crazy cats, Perrin and Obsidian. And where I cultivate my indoor jungle passion with trailing plants.

Check out some personal posts from me

Vancouver December 2015 – Pt 1

We take a winter break to Vancouver , British Columbia. Celebrating Christmas and New Years holiday season on the west coast. Our friends, Steve and Cari moved to Vancouver mid…

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