Hi, I'm Blake Loates, and I am an Edmonton based photographer and mental health advocate.

 
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photography portfolio

I get such joy from documenting meaningful moments.

It's the moments that count. The moments where you can observe how much love is in a person's heart. The moment when you can truly see who a person is; when you witness the authenticity of life and love - that's why I take photos, that's why I do what I do.

 

weddings

Engagement

Portraits

Mental Health Advocacy

I'm on a mission to fight the stigma of mental illness. 

I have openly shared my own mental health journey for over 20 years. As both a patient and former psychiatric nurse, my unique viewpoint allows me to connect with countless individuals who struggle with mental illness or have been affected by it. I combine photography, public speaking and education to de-stigmatize mental illness. It is my ultimate dream that all individuals struggling with a mental illness feel supported, understood, loved and valued. Learn more about my recent projects and how we can work together

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