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Creating your Legacy


I feel a strong connection to history, genealogy and stories. So I want to help record beautiful images of you now.
Whether it’s a special treat, a gift from a loved one, or if you are in a period of transition in your life that deserves recording.

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. 
My experience of legacy is from the perspective of a child and grandchild.

And I wish I had more connection to the stories that were important to my Nana. 

It is only now that I can truly appreciate the challenges she faced in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Having her story documented alongside the photographs that were passed down through the family, would have been something I would treasure. 

So, my focus is on offering physical prints, as a tangible representation of this moment in time for you.

Record a story that was significant to your session. 

Is it about the stage of life you are at?

Something that you wore in your session that has a special meaning?

It is so important that these stories are passed down with the images.
Future generations will be able to read in your own words, what had such meaning to you at the time these images were created.

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.

Something that will create a legacy for future generations.


There is nothing better for me than looking through images from a contemporary portrait 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.

Natural light portrait portrait of an aussie actress wearing a structural pink crop jacket and large black tulle skirt with combat boots looking directly at the camera by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell
Outdoor portrait in natural light of a woman on a rocky shoreline looking away from the camera as the wind blows her curls across her face by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell


I will work with you in your contemporary portrait session to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
It’s normal for it to feel quite confronting. It may challenging when I am asking you to be vulnerable and open up to me. 

Creating beautiful images is a team effort, and I will hold a safe space for you so that your photographs will be cherished.


Women in particular tend to take a step back behind the camera after all the milestone events, (18th and 21st birthdays, engagements, weddings, pregnancies) and become invisible.
They document the world around them, but are not being recorded in it. 
It’s time for all women to exist in photos for their families.
To tell the stories that matter most to you.

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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 portrait session. Often they are everyday moments that you will want to treasure for a lifetime.

For Mom’s 70th, it was really important for us to capture the family love and do it in a way that felt natural. Angela #nailedit The shoot was so relaxed and we could just interact and chat while you captured some amazing shots of us reminiscing or retelling our most cherished memories. These are family keepsake photos of a shared experience where we celebrated Mum and showed her how much we appreciate her as daughters. Thank you for empowering us to do it in such a loving and comfortable way, where we shared stories and reconnected. The photos encapsulate that magical feeling. What a special gift. Angela creates a warm and comfortable atmosphere and interacts to make the special moments feel more natural. She is extremely talented. However, in a city full of talent photographers, Angela sets herself apart by also being an incredible human who creates warmth and connection.
I have been through a lot of changes since my first shoot with Angela, and she was the only person I wanted to capture them in a shoot. When I first shot with her I had been on HRT for about 6 months and was just becoming comfortable with my body. We created some really beautiful images. A year later and I’ve had a few more “upgrades” that I wanted to give the full McConnell. I have had a breast augmentation, laser hair removal, a few minor facial tweaks and the rest is all thanks to hormone therapy. I’m a lot more confident in my body, and I think that really shows in the images Angela and her team created. I feel feminine, l feel happy, I feel powerful and I feel whole
Portrait Session
Raw and Bold with Tymothea |  Vancouver Contemporary Portrait Photographer | Photography by Angela McConnell

Raw and Bold with Tymothea

I have a love affair with long silver hair. Growing in your grey is starting to become more and more popular. So when I saw Tymothea on Instagram, I knew…

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The next step is to fill out the form below.  Then we can arrange a complimentary consultation to give you all the information you need for a contemporary portrait session. 
And also answer any questions you may have.

Black and white portrait of a mature model with long silver hair by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell
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Women smile during an exercise at a courage and bravery workshop by Vancouver workshop and retreat photographer Angela McConnell
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A Nova Scotia Duck Toller puppy snuggles on the couch during a portraits for pets session by Vancouver photographer Angela McConnell
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