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50 Essential Portrait Photographers: Jeanie Ow of STUDIOjeanie

50 Essential Portrait Photographers: Jeanie Ow of STUDIOjeanie

Vancouver photographer Jeanie Ow loves to jump in puddles and leaves! She believes that we are who we believe we are, and that a little bit of scary is good every day.  “What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.”


Why did you get into photography?

Curiosity got me into photography! As a child, one of my favourite pastimes was to look at family pictures taken by my dad. After inheriting his old Canon, I become interested in the art of documenting life around me. I took my hobby into work at the early childhood education centre, and before I knew it, parents were asking me for family sessions! Being able to capture life’s precious and fleeting moments is one of the the most valuable gifts I could give to those around me. Be it your wedding day, you and your loved one, or your baby at one week or ten years old, it’s awesome to know that I could bring smiles to people’s faces with images of those moments!



Tell us a bit about your company.

I am the owner of STUDIOjeanie, a photography boutique studio that brings photography to my clients. Besides photographic services, I also custom design one-of-a-kind albums and art prints. I am based in Vancouver but also travel to many destinations, such as Europe, Asia and all over Canada and the USA for work.



How would you characterize your style of photography?

My style is fun yet intimate, fresh yet classic, and always professional. Because my creativity is fuelled by connecting emotion, people and life, capturing the true essence of my clients is always first and foremost, and so I encourage a setting for my clients that is familiar to them. My photographic images are created using natural light as well as from my own light sources.

Who are your clients?

My clients are real people from all walks of life in all four corners of the world! They are moms and dads, couples in love, newbies and kiddies and everyone in between.


What should your mom clients expect when working with you?

Because of my background working with children, I engage with them instantly and encourage their individual personalities to shine through. Moms can always expect a fun yet relaxed session with me! And for moms who want to surprise their husbands with a special gift, I also offer sexy sessions that capture a woman’s beauty, both inside and out.


Anything else to add?

  1. I like to use small caps for (almost) everything! ( Sorry Jeanie – had to change them for this article! 🙂 )
  2. My camera is my constant companion, especially when I am travelling.
  3. I love to speak in different accents just for fun!
  4. I have moved a total of 11 times since living in Vancouver. The biggest move was from Singapore!
  5. If I could pick one last meal to eat, it would always be noodles in soup!

STUDIOjeanie | Twitter: @studiojeanie | 604 722 8268

All photos © STUDIOjeanie. Photo of Jeanie © Tracey Heppner.

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