Toronto born and raised, Ardean Peters has always been fascinated with creating. She spent 3 creatively challenging years at Seneca College, graduating with a Diploma in Fashion Design & Production. After years of non-inspiring work, she remembered her old Canon rangefinder and how much she enjoyed taking pictures. Now she is continually inspired by photography and her continued learning and growth in it, enjoying the areas of portraiture & wedding photography.
What inspired you to become a photographer?
My inspiration is simply that I love taking pictures. I spent many years in administrative roles, but I’d always longed to do something creative. Then I realized I could do that with my photography. Friends had been telling me for years what a natural talent I had for it, and it finally started to sink in and I decided to take the leap.
How would you characterize your style?
My style is really about capturing the realest expression of the people I photograph. Along with that, I am always inspired by light. Soft, diffuse, pretty light, or even strong, hard, raking light. When I have beautiful light to shoot with, I am always happy.
Who are your clients and what should they expect?
My clients are people who love life and take time to enjoy it. People who understand that work (that is not their passion) isn’t the most important thing in their lives. They are down-to-earth people who like exchanging ideas, good conversation and LOVE to have fun. I’m really easy going and like when a session feels natural and unforced.
Anything else to share?
People always tell me they had fun at the end of a session, so be prepared to enjoy yourself when you book a session with me!