When I was 5 I decided that I wanted to be an artist. Yep. 5. I’ve never been indecisive. You know those books that you make in kindergarten that say “My best friend is…”, “My family is…”, “When I grow up I want to be…”? Well, when I grow up I want to be an artist. That was my decision way back then.
Photography is not something that fell into my lap. I grew up spending afternoons sketching, attending summer art workshops, and developing an eye for design, composition, and style. I consciously went to photography school. I purposely purchased professional equipment. And I’ve put blood, sweat, and tears into Loewen Images. Well, lots of sweat (July weddings can be brutally hot) and lots of tears (I still cry at every wedding), with an occasional paper cut that draws blood. I work hard at making photographs that tell the story of your wedding day or captures the love between a couple planning for their lives together. And I love it. I love being an artist.