About Kelly schuster

Hey! If you've come this far,
maybe you're willing
to come a little further

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While living and working abroad, I began to suffer significant memory loss (particularly my long term memory). Unlike those moments where you forget where you've left your keys or your car, nothing seemed to trigger the return of these memories. However, I discovered that, through photos, I was able to catch glimpses of the precious moments of my life. The emotions of those times would come flooding back, even if the memories couldn't. 

In 2019, after moving back to Canada to be closer to my family, I decided to invest in a new camera and once more pursue my love of photography. I had not initially planned for this to become a career, but I was blessed with beautiful clients and one shoot turned into many and now here we are, two years later! 

Now, more than ever, I understand the importance of photography and capturing the true emotions of whatever I am witnessing. Love, joy, sadness, relief, I want to document it all. 

I want to tell your story, but if you're on this page, perhaps you'd like to hear mine as well.

I have always been artistically inclined. When I was younger, it was drawing and painting, and always the same subject matter - faces. When I began highschool, I discovered photography and fell in love with it instantly. This love never faded, but through the course of life, I put away my artistic pursuits for many years and focused on my studies and my work (Speech Pathology to be specific). I found other things that brought me joy, but photography was never far from my mind. I dreamed of travelling the world and taking photos of exotic places and beautiful places. 

I was fortunate enough to be able to travel the world and study and work abroad for many years, but I did so without a camera in hand.


Memories are precious, and what are photos if not memories made tangible. 

MY story

Don't let this heavily edited, well-lit self portrait fool you, I'm a little bit scruffy and awkward at the best of times! 

I am known for my sense of humour, clumsiness, and very short stature. I love connecting with people deeply and would rather meet a friend for a cup of tea/coffee and a chat, than head for a night out on the town (when such things were possible). 

I believe in kindness over all things and endeavour to lead my life and my business with compassion and understanding. 

I love a good adventure and seeing new, beautiful places (but I'm short and asthmatic, so let's factor that into our timing when we go!)

Hi there, I'm Kelly!

09. what is your biggest strength in being visible online?

Just showing up and being vulnerable in all that I share. I love showing others that they can do it too!

a. Facebook 
b. Twitter
c. Instagram
d. Tik Tok

08. What is your favorite social platform?

a. Scotland 
b. Nepal
c. Paris
d. Russia

07. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

SLEEP! I am a night owl and would happily skip the morning

06. what is your favorite morning routine?

a. Chips & Salsa
b. Oreos
c. Popcorn
d. Donuts

05. Snack of choice

My fur babies

04. What is one thing you can't live without?

a. Target
b. Value Village
c. Banana Republic
d. Madewell

03. what is one store are you most likely to shop for life?

Tons of cream or milk (lactose free)

02. How do you take your coffee?

a. Friends
b. New Girl 
c. How I Met Your Mother
d. The Office

01. what show do you watch on repeat?

The Quiz Results Are In

Bryant mcgill

"The power of getting to know one another is so immense, eclipsed only by first getting to know ourselves."

The Client Experience

Photography is about more than aesthetics, it is about expressing your emotions. Joy, happiness, contemplation, sadness - these are all important emotions that we experience in our lifetime. My clients walk away with more than just some "pretty images", they walk away with a new perspective on their connections and feelings for the people in their lives, and for themselves. In order to get to a place of true vulnerability, it is vital that you are comfortable and have trust in the person you are sharing these intimate pieces of you with. That is why I make my focus connecting with you right from the start. I create an environment in which my clients feel invited to be who they are and release the feelings they have - high or low, because all of your emotions are worthy of recognition and documentation.

The Whole Process

Lastly, I love to see your perspective on our time together! I appreciate all reviews and testimonials from clients.

You will have access to a customized print shop that you have the option to purchase tangible products from, right through your gallery.

Within the first 48 hours after our time together, I send out some sneak peeks for you to enjoy while you wait for your gallery.

Your full gallery delivery is the next step! My turn around time is dependant on our time together. Timeline will be outlined in my pricing guide.

Time to connect, create some personal moments, and create tangible memories.

I require payment in full before your session/wedding. No images can be edited before payment has been made.

It all starts with you filling out my contact form so that I can better understand what you're looking for.

Then we get to talking about the vision for our time together. This is usually done at a coffee shop or over a phone call

If everything feels like a good fit, you will receive my contract to look over and sign.

At the time of booking your session, I require a non-refundable retainer fee to ensure my services.

I always do my research and location scout for our time together. Location can really help tell your story.

I offer customized mentoring sessions to help you build the business you have been dreaming of.

When I first started learning photography, I discovered that there were so many things I didn't know about the business. With the knowledge I have gained over the years, my goal is to help you find your own way in the photography industry, with a successful and fulfilling business.






Community over competition has always been a statement that I have valued and that has led me through my experience. With that in mind, I decided that I wanted to help others in the industry, so that they don't have to go searching for answers and come up empty handed.





Are you a photographer?

"Kelly's gentle criticism helped me shape my goals when I go to a session, and I find that her overall personality made it easy and less intimidating for somebody asking for help."

Karli

"Kelly is a special human. She is incredibly humble and quirky."

"When I look at photos of myself that Kelly has taken, I see myself shine and it brings me to that next level of self confidence."

Instagram family

5.5k

coffees consumed editing

1,786

Client satisfaction

120%

Weddings shot

35

sessions to date

165

Nerdy Stats

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