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Hi my name is Mathieu Young and I am a Calgary based photographer. I specialize in portraits and wedding photography.
Photography is a new found passion for me.. My photography business started 3 years ago as a hobby and now has boomed the last couple years into a very busy part time business. I am still employed full time and enjoy a wonderful career that allows me plenty of free time to dabble in photography.
I am a self thought photographer, continually learning new techniques, attending photography classes, seminars, workshops and I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing and well experienced photographers who have taken the time to show me the ropes.
I’m always trying to better myself in the field by staying up to date with new techniques, networking with other Calgary photographers and never shying away from new challenges that will improve my photography.
My main focus or “style” when photographing people is to capture emotions and candid moments rather than the stiff, posed, “say cheese” style you see in everyday commercial studios. I also prefer to shoot in natural / available light whenever possible and try to maintain a more natural look to my images. Even in my post processing I limit my use of photoshop for artificial looking enhancements and try to maintain my original vision of the image.
I also enjoy hiking, biking, skying, fishing, camping, and most other outdoor ‘ing’s you can think of. I may appear focused and reserved to most at first sight, but I really enjoy joking around, laughing and goofing off like the rest of us. I try not to take myself too seriously and always live life to the fullest.
Hope you enjoy my work and don’t forget to visit my main site – Calgary Family photographer | Mathieu Young