Creating things has been a big part of my life – you should see how many paintings my mom saved from preschool (and she didn’t save them all). I think my first camera was a birthday present when I was 7 or 8. It was a Kodak Instamtic X-15F like this one.
Now I use a Canon 5D and a few lenses, including my favourite 100mm macro lens. Taking photos helps me slow down and breathe easier. I enjoy taking my camera on photo walks and am always trying to improve my skills. Photography books and websites continue to help me improve my craft. My marketing management diploma from BCIT and commerce degree from TRU have helped me with business planning and my web design certificate from Sessions has helped me creatively. I hope I never get to the point where I stop learning.
My previous full-time design work felt restrictive and I was often creatively frustrated. I have struggled with feeling confident enough to step out on my own, but now, I am very fortunate to be able to stay at home with our daughter and am really happy to make photography my new work. As a mama and wife I find my creative outlet (photography) helps me re-energize so that I can return to my husband and daughter with new energy.
I am an artist…creation-capturing, light-chasing, detail-loving, memory-recording, design-critiquing, list-making, book-devouring, pixel-wrangling, glue gun-wielding, stuff-organizing, thoughtfully-reflecting, decaf-pumpkin-spice-latte-thirsting.
I was born and raised in Abbotsford, BC, but now I live in Quesnel, BC, Canada, which is about a 7 hours drive north of Vancouver, BC or 8 hours if you’re travelling with a toddler like us. My husband (of 10 years in 2011!) and I have an almost-two-year old daughter.
Email me at AnikaLacerte [at] gmail [dot] com
About Anika Lacerte
I love to take my camera on photo walks to capture small details in nature like petals, leaves and branches. Taking pictures helps me slow down and breath deeper. Experimenting with nature photography in Quesnel, BC, Canada (about a 7 hour drive north of Vancouver, BC). I also sell handcrafted, small edition goods like photo calendars, purses, hair clips, kid's aprons, and birthday crowns. anikalacerte at gmail dot com Facebook: The Handcrafted Story Shop: The Handcrafted Story
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