From my earliest memories as a child I have had a connection with nature, a love of all animals and loved to take pictures. When I became an adult I purchased my first SLR camera, a Minolta, that followed me through many travels and adventures.
After spending several years working in Ottawa as a sales representative for a large pharmaceutical company my husband Mike and I bought a 96 acre century old farm in Almonte, Ontario where we now live with six horses, three dogs, two house cats, barn cats, hens and a rooster. Shortly after our move I ended my commuting days to stay home and take care of the farm where I renewed my interest in photography in a more serious way. In early 2008 I signed up with the New York Institute of Photography’s Professional Photography course, and purchased my first DSLR. Later, I signed up for the NYIP Photoshop course and other Photoshop courses to hone my skills and that area of digital editing became a strong interest. I had also started selling photo note cards, custom greeting cards and doing some photo editing as well as photography for friends and family.
Nagging at the back of my mind was this idea of building a studio and gallery in the old summer kitchen of our farmhouse, and starting a photography business of my own. Brickmoir Digital Creations came from that idea in late 2011. Brickmoir Digital Creations, Studio, Gallery and Shop is fully equipped to take studio shots of pets and their people and has a small gallery. We offer a variety of photographs for sale both framed and unframed as well as our own handmade barn board framed prints and photo cards. We also provide comprehensive photo editing and custom services.
After adopting a rescued dog in early 2013 I decided that I wanted to give back and found a perfect way to do so by volunteering with Pilots N Paws Canada (www.pilotsnpawscanada.com) as both a photographer and Transport Coordinator. In this new role I have had the opportunity at the local airports to enjoy aviation photography.
Whether it be photographing a scene, wildlife, a pet or pet and their person or an animal in need getting a chance at a new life my goal is always to create a photograph that shows either the beauty and/or the emotion of each particular moment in time.
© Louise Shane Brickmoir Photography