About Blake

Hey! My name is Blake Loates. It’s so nice to meet you.

 

I am an Edmonton based photographer who thrives on capturing people's raw happiness and emotion.

I am an Edmonton based photographer who thrives on capturing people's raw happiness and emotion.


I was 20 when, after years of begging, my father gave me a film camera. I packed up that little camera and took it on a two month trip to Nepal, which is where I decided that I would make photography not only a hobby, but my career. 

That trip to Nepal was 17 years ago. In those years I became a psychiatric nurse, got married, started a photography business, got two dogs, struggled with depression and built a mental health advocacy group. During all those years, for every moment, I kept my camera by my side. 

 

I get such joy from documenting meaningful connections. 

I started photographing weddings in 2009 and since then have travelled and captured over 150 special days. I am so grateful for all the experiences. What truly excites me is not the 'what' and 'where' but the why and the who. I want to know yourstory and document it for how awesome and authentic it is.

If we sound like a great match, please contact me for more information, or request my pricing guide.

 
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