My names Dallas…As you may have guessed…Middle name Olga.
No, I’m not a man named Dallas with a wife Olga.. that seems to be an assumption from time to time.
I don’t know what to tell you, as I’m sure I see myself a lot differently then what others see me as.
I can however tell ya this, I’m ridiculous! I’m not quiet, I’m actually quite loud. I make friends immediately and try to find the silver in everyone. I laugh loudly & often, I don’t take too much seriously. I like to think I know when to shut up. However my friends might protest that.
I’m not a crazy partier (need steady hands ya know) but I do love to get down at a good wedding dance. During weddings I do like to pull back & allow the quiet moments to happen, but I also like to fuel the fire in the loud ones.
I may be the first one to start the “shots,shots,shots” chat in the limo.
My shining moments are most defiantly when I’m doing a couple shoot or I’m alone with the bride & groom. I am the perfect third wheel. I ride the line of ridiculous good time for the fun shots and cheesy romantic to get those saucy shots.
I like to allow couples to just be themselves.
“There is just something about you, I feel like I’ve known you all my life” or “I can believe how comfortable I am around you”
I’ve heard it so many times I’m starting to believe it. I’ve been blessed with the ability become instantly comfortable with anyone I meet. Maybe it was years of nursing, maybe its my chatty nature, I don’t know. But it has certainly made my photography career a dream!
I am insanely passionate about a few things in life
Photography, Dogs (especially mine), Family, Animal rights, Weddings & The success of my photography company
When I started in 2016, I said I’m going to be the best (and trust me I was NOT) however due to a lot of sleepless nights, endless YouTube videos, many workshops and practice, practice, practice.
In 2017 I was added to the list Top 3 Wedding Photographers in central Alberta.
OK. did that.
Next is to be Canada’s most sough after destination photographer
I have started my pursuit into destination weddings this year & have reached my goal for 8 destinations in 2019.
Next is to be in the top 10% in the world…Yes, The world.
And lastly, I’d like to freelance for National Geographic. Something I recall dreaming about at age 6 flipping through the magazines.
I don’t dream small.
I was never “the smart kid” in school. In grade 6 or so, I was having troubles keeping up & my teacher gave me a book marker with the quote
“The river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its perseverance”
This stuck with me for life. If I want something badly enough. I truly believe I will get it. It won’t just fall into my lap, but if I work & work & work at it, there is no way I couldn’t get it.
This is why I’m good, its because I care. Not only do I care for my clients like friends, wanting only the best I can give them.
But every session is a challenge to be better then the last.
Every wedding is accompanied with the goal to capture every moment perfectly and blow my clients away.
I am living my dream. I have all my clients/friends to thank for it, some might stop and settle here, but I still have far to go.