DOCUMENTING SCHOOL LIFE
Specialized in creating photographic portfolios for International IB Schools that reflect their vision and values.
Documenting Daily School Life
This option offers you a wide range of images covering academic classes, art and theater productions, and sporting activities throughout all grades, as well as extra-curricular activities.
images that reflect the diversity of the curricula and school population
external sports competitions and events
a curated set of images that can be used online and in printed collateral
Documenting Field Trips
I am available for local or international excursions such as:
academci field trips where students explore and learn on site
service field trips where students volunteer for charity
Spring Break excursions and international field trips
No special event is complete without memorable photography. I can help you with:
behind-the-scenes photos of graduation ceremonies
documenting theatrical productions and dress rehearsals
creating a slideshow to present at meetings and special events
I have been drawn to the art of photography as form of creative play and self expression from a very young age. A move to Ecuador in 2006, followed by reloation to Canada in 2010, offered me new perspectives to grow as a photographer and taught me the power of visual storytelling.
As an expat mother attempting to document and share our family life overseas, I began creating images that could stand alone to tell the story. Simultaneously, I took the opportunity to gain eight years’ experience documenting two international IB Schools. In addition to the photographically capturing academics, sporting activities, and theatre production for the schools’ website, newsletters and publications, I also enjoyed designing art gallery announcements, as well as creating and composing slideshows for special events.
Influenced by the IB vision to create a better world through education, my hobby grew into a passion and profession that left me with the strong desire to go beyond the how of my art to the why. A challenging and inspiring humanitarian photo-workshop with The Giving Lens-Tanzania Team in 2015 instilled in me a desire to work on more humanitarian photography projects. In order to make this happen, I began offering a natural light child photography service. To learn more about this service and my humanitarian goals please visit my Lifestyle Photography page.
I am Belgian, born in Germany, and currently live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I have a Bachelor degree in Public Relations & Communications. Before moving overseas, I worked for a prominent Belgian newspaper and a Dutch leader in Recruitment & HR. I am a self-taught photographer who continues to dedicate myself to honing my craft by taking inspirational workshops and courses as:
Curso Básico Digital & Taller Avanzado at Art School Centro de la Imagen Alianza Francesa, Quito, Ecuador
Commercial Photography with Kevin James Day, Vancouver
Street Photography with Kathleen Hinkel, Vancouver Photo Workshop
The Constructed Image at Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver
Art History, The Movements that Mattered at Sotheby's Art Institute
Humanitarian Photo Workshop with The Giving Lens, Tanzania 2015
Humanitarian Documentary Photo Workshop with PWB/Photographers Without Borders, Cambodia 2016 & Mongolia 2018
As a member of PWB I was assigned documentary projects in Arequipa, Peru (2017), Chajul, Guatemala (2018) and Astana City, Kazahkstan (2019)
supportING YOUR Internal and External Communication
There is no better way to capture the pulse of daily life at an IB School than documenting its activities through photography. As a visual storyteller with a keen eye and artistic approach, I can create an extensive portfolio of images which can be used to keep your web content fresh, to create marketing and other official documents, school newsletters and material for the yearbook.