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.
For nearly three decades, Joe has been immersed in the world of photography. He began his career as a studio photographer in Northern Ontario, Canada. Growing up in this remote area afforded him the opportunity to learn his craft while exploring the outdoors, making nature and landscape photography a perfect fit.
Today, Joe works as a professional photographer out of the Calgary, Alberta region, focusing mainly on wildlife and landscape photography. He also loves to share his knowledge and enthusiasm of photography with others through teaching, workshops and speaking engagements.
Joe is an award-winning and nationally published photographer who has earned multiple national accreditations in a variety of disciplines including equine, landscape, nature, wildlife and more. Joe has also garnered the designation of Master Photographer (MPN) in Nature Photography with MPIO, Master Photographers International.
Joe has also become an ambassador for Panasonic, becoming a Lumix Storyteller - For information on this accomplishment, Click here!
Above all, Joe’s biggest passion is teaching. He loves the enthusiasm his students bring to the classroom and the field. “There is nothing more rewarding than when a fellow photographer/student comes away with an image they are proud of”.
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.