We’re pleased to present our 2015 Top Newborn, Family and Portrait Photographers in Toronto highlighting photographers who demonstrate a high calibre of professionalism and talent and specialize in maternity, newborn or family portrait photography.
We connected with Stephanie Potter-Davey of Magnolia Coasts Photography about her photography business as one of Toronto’s fabulous photographers for newborn, family and portrait work.
Tell us a bit about your photography business
After settling in Toronto, I started my photography business last fall. It is my love of naturally and candidly capturing my own children that fuelled my love for photography. To me the most satisfying photographs are those taken in natural settings—a home, park or apple orchard, where families interact and are playful with each other. For me, it is this is when honest and authentic moments come out and a photographer can capture those connections. Photography is my dream career–being able to work with families, newly expectant mothers and newborns is a source of energy and inspiration to me.
What should clients expect, working with you?
I am a people-person and I really like knowing and investing in making long-term clients. I want my clients to be comfortable with me and in front of the camera and I think that really shows through in my work.
Why did you get into photography?
I love people watching. I love guessing the dynamics, the story between two people or a group of people and so people are my favourite subjects. They are always moving or expressing or feeling something and I think capturing an emotion or a moment between two or more people is my favourite challenge.
How would you describe your photography style?
Overall, I would say that my photography style leans toward more interactive type of photography. I love capturing families and people while they talk and play with each other. I do take photos of everyone smiling at the camera perfectly too, because that is what some people want, but my favourite pictures are the candid moments between parents and children. I think that an interaction tells a story and those pictures speak to me the most.