Katia Grondin - Squamish Lifestyle Photographer

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How does it feel to walk away from a successful photo shoot? EXHILARATING!

Some people skydive (*raises hand*), some ride street bikes, some ride rollercoasters. All of which are perfectly exhilarating activities, but are not things I can do on a daily basis. But, I can bring my camera with me everywhere I go, so I'll take it.

I am a photographer from Squamish, BC. I was born and raised in this natural playground. The beauty that surrounds us stops me in my tracks, all the time. No matter the season, (hey - torrential downpour doesn't count as a season!) you can swivel your head in any direction and you are guaranteed to see something beautiful. I have been seeing this beauty from a very young age. We are blessed with many natural wonders. The Squamish Chief, the Four Lakes trail, the Windsurfing spit, the Elaho, the Squamish Valley, Paradise Valley, the Brackendale bald eagles, the Tantalus Mountain Range, Whistler-Blackcomb Resort, we even had our very own Squamish Music Festival! (RIP) The list continues forever. The Sea to Sky is such a wonderful, vibrant place to be. The amazing scenery we are blessed with cannot be matched.

I started out my photography journey with buying disposable cameras and having them developed in town. Did you know that Save-On-Foods used to have a photo desk? Getting those photos back was always so exciting. So imagine my delight when I received my first point & shoot camera as a Christmas gift...A whole new world of infinite photo opportunities opened up. I was very young at the time, but I haven't looked back. I have never stopped taking photos. Before I knew it, people were asking me to take their portraits. I have been honing my skills for years, and it has paid off. Now I am finally doing something I am deeply in love with.

I am so privileged to be able to walk away from a photo shoot with this feeling of exhilaration. It doesn't last forever, but the memories I capture do - and that just warms my heart and takes my breath away. I absolutely love giving my clients the gift of beautiful memories; a little slice of time to hold onto, forever.

 

Squamish Photographer Reviews

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Lizzie Niska

"I feel so blessed to have had Katia present to document the birth of my first child, Fisher Niska on May 3, 2016. I was induced with oxytocin and cervadil and underwent a long and arduous labour. Katia was there every step of the way but never interfered with the doctors and nurses. She was like a fly on the wall!! I was overjoyed with the birth announcement she put together. The photos she chose for it were perfect and it will remain a cherished keepsake for my husband, myself and my friends and family. Not only did Katia take beautiful photos, she supported me through tough moments in the labour, brought water and offered words of kind encouragement when I was struggling. Her presence was invaluable and I would recommend her to anyone who is planning to have a birth photographer present for the welcoming of their child into the world. Thank you so much, Katia. Words cannot describe how grateful Brian and I are to have had you witness and document one of the most important events of our lives."

 
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Monique Napier

"I recommend Katia to everyone who is giving birth naturally or by C-Section. I asked Katia to capture the first time I held my baby girl after I was wheeled into the maternity ward. This was soon after I woke from the anesthetic from my C-Section. Katia arrived very respectively and continued to be a great mixture of support and took just the most perfect, un-intrusive photos of me, my family and my newborn that I will forever cherish. I send my photography clients to her because birth photography is a different art form and she has the passion and gift for it. It's also a great thing to invest in because you have professional photos to send right away for a birth announcement. Everyone appreciates this as compared to a blurry, too dark photo taken with someone's cell phone! Please don't hesitate to contact me for a reference."

 
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Mark

"Thank goodness for Katia! Originally I thought I was going to take pictures of the labour and birth, but my partner suggested we have Katia photograph this amazing event. Am I ever grateful! It freed me up to be at my partner’s side for the labour and the eventual birth of our daughter. If I were taking photos I would not have been as present and in the moment of this incredible day. The photos Katia took are beautiful and will be forever a part of our daughter’s birth story. Thank you so much Katia!

Doula Services

Photo by Lisa Mullin | throughhereyes.ca

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Sisters in birth...

If you would like to book a doula as well as a birth photographer, look no further!

I work in partnership with my sister, Micheline. She is a DONA trained Birth & Postpartum Doula, as well as a Birthing from Within® Childbirth Mentor.

We as a team strive to enhance your birth experience and make it an incredible story for you and your family. We really are the full package!

Please view her website, Squamish Birth Doula.

For more information about doulas, and what a doula can do for you during your birth, visit Evidence Based Birth.

Inquire about our bundled rate!

 
 
 

Squamish Resources

Root's Community Midwives - Local midwives, proudly serving the beautiful communities of the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Mountain Maternity Group - Comprehensive prenatal, obstetrical and newborn care to women in the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Birth Without Fear - Birth Without Fear began as a simple passion to let women know they have choices in childbirth. It then evolved to become an inspiration and support to women and their families through their trying to conceive, pregnancy, birth and post partum journeys.

Canadian Birth Photographers - Canadian Birth Photographers was founded in 2012 and serves to connect parents to professional birth photographers across Canada.

IAPBP - International Association of Professional Birth Photographers - The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) was established to assist expectant parents who are in search of a professional birth photographer in their area. IAPBP has over 1,200 members in 42 countries.

Up With Art - At Up With Art our goal is to provide supplies, classes and inspiration to all the creative people in the Sea to Sky Corridor, at competitive prices and with great service!

Euphoria Natural Health - Euphoria Natural Health has board-certified naturopathic physician's, professional supplements, botanical tinctures, natural skin/body/hair care & cosmetics.

Socially Robyn - Socially Robyn designs and maintains social media programs for entrepreneurs and growing organizations. We unite our clients’ brand stories with virtual audiences to build deeper relationships with their on-line tribes.

Sky High Lifestyles - Sky High Lifestyles is the Squamish Integrated Health Clinic offering chiropractic, naturopathy, acupuncture, physiotherapy and chinese medicine. Dr. Amber Kirk, Dr. Lindsay McKeeman, Dr. Melissa Wheaton, Rachel Richards, Rebecca Drew and Dr. Natasha Wrenshall work collaboratively together to create a boutique experience catered to each individual.

Squamish Chamber of Commerce - Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the community by actively supporting business, economic growth and diversification.

 

Booking Information

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Documenting the precious, fleeting moments in your life is a priceless investment. Nothing is better than sitting back and flipping through a photo album, only to have memories come flooding back to you - things you would have forgotten without a photo. So much emotion, feeling, and environment can be stored in the perfect photograph.

I offer a variety of sessions to capture these important moments.

Choosing the right photographer is an important decision that involves many factors, including cost. This is why I am sharing my prices with you! This way, you can decide right away if I am the right photographer that will fit your vision. To get an idea of what you will spend, refer to the session type from the menu above.

All fees include a pre-session consultation (either by email or phone). During your consultation, I will answer any questions you may have. We can also collaborate to customize a shoot that will capture "you" as you really are!

My session fees include 30 minutes - 1 hour of shoot time (dependant on session type), outfit changes if desired (1 or 2 is average) and professional editing and retouching of your photos. You will receive a digital download of your images, with the option to purchase a custom flash drive. Your photos will be presented in both high-resolution format (for printing) and low-resolution format (for Facebook, email, blogs, and to share with friends and family).

***A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your spot. The remaining fee is due 1 week before your session.***

Prices below are for sessions held within Squamish. Travel to Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Whistler, Pemberton, and beyond starts at $50. Prices are subject to change without notice unless your session has already been booked. Payment plans available upon request.


To book your session, please get in touch with the form below. 

 
 
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