Photography has been a part of Kathryn Gardner’s life for as long as she can remember. Countless photo albums, featuring collages of snapshots from her youth, still line the bookshelves. However, it was while majoring in Outdoor Recreation at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario that Kathryn enrolled in a photography course that changed her entire relationship with a camera.
Since then, Kathryn has always woven photography into her somewhat eclectic collection of employment experiences. Retail sales in Banff, Canada lead to shooting winter sports and wildlife; a ten year tour of duty as an Active Travel Tour Leader brought forth images of rainforest creatures of Central America, Incan ruins in South America and European architecture. Freelance writing opened the door to a myriad of interesting projects: photographing humpback whales in Costa Rica, petroglyphs in Nicaragua, artists and entrepreneurs in Canada. Eventually, Kathryn found herself flying to remote communities in Canada’s far north, teaching first aid to the residents by day and photographing northern lights by night.
Kathryn currently lives near Nelson, British Columbia where she has recently turned her eye to blending the wonders of light and creative composition with wedding and portraiture clients. She lives with her husband and two very photogenic black cats.