Since helping start Calgary Custom Photo Services in 2015, Taya has achieved a degree in Linguistics with a Minor in Speech pathology from the University of Calgary.
She is passionate about Photography and helping you attain the prefect image, whether for your home, your office or as a gift for a loved one. She can often be found Digitizing and Archiving in the North Hill location.
She has grown from part time employee while finishing her degree, to managing the North location. One of her biggest passions is helping you pass your family history and legacy along from one generation to the next. Working in a family business, she knows and understands how important it is to collect and treasure your families past memories, and make them attainable to the future generations.
Whether you have questions about Slides, Negatives, Documents or home movies, Taya will help you make sure that your legacy continues.
Dena Barmas started photography at the age of 9 with photographing astronomical objects using telescopes, film cameras and darkroom. In 2003 he became a professional photographer and offered services in event and commercial photography.
Later he developed his skills and became a photojournalist and also specialized in architectural and industrial photography while studying petroleum engineering.
In 2005 he became a photography instructor, proud of many photographers who became professional photographers and won different awards. In 2009 he organized his first solo exhibition "Beyond Structure", with images from Canada, Turkey, Iran and Republic of Azerbaijan. "Beyond Structure" was sponsored by the German Cultural Council in Republic of Azerbaijan.
He joined Black's photography in 2014 and helped CCPS' development since day one with his vast and in-depth knowledge in photography and the industry.
Growing up in rural Ontario was the beginning of my fascination with nature, as I explored fields, swamps, lakes and the bush with my brothers and sister. This love of the outdoors continued after moving to Didsbury, Alberta in 1984 and raising 2 boys.
One year my husband gave me a camera for Christmas, and I started photographing wildflowers and sunsets, (things that couldn’t run away!). Eventually, I gravitated to the more challenging subject of wildlife.
Today, being out in nature with my camera brings me peace, and restores my sense of aliveness and awe of God’s creation….those same feelings that I enjoyed as a kid.
I believe appreciation is the first step towards preserving our wildlife and environment. I hope my pictures bring you enjoyment and inspire a connection with nature.
The interest in photography runs strongly in my family, but my first career was numbers, logic and all the left side of the brain type stuff. I really started to find my creative side when I got my first digital camera in 2005.
The opportunity to take as many photos as I wanted, was a fantastic opportunity to try an take better and better photos at no cost. After a trip to Europe in 2011 and not being satisfied with my point and shoot photos, I enrolled in my first photography course and haven’t stopped since. Our place in Fernie offers me the chance to enjoy the outdoors through all the seasons. The photo opportunities are never ending, from micro to macro, and landscapes to wildlife.