When Naomi was 19 she had an interview for a Photography Program at a College in Toronto. She worked at Black’s Photography developing film and always loved taking pictures. During her interview the Professor asked if she was looking for a party year or if she was ready to spend the next 3 years in a darkroom. She wasn’t looking for a party year, but she was looking for a way out of her small town. She knew if she wasn’t 100% sure, she should probably wait to commit to such an intense program. Instead she moved to the city and studied Design Foundations and then Fashion Design.
The years passed and she found herself back in her small town raising two boys. She was a stay at home mom, but always knew that she wanted to work when her boys were older. Every night she would rock her babies to sleep and ask herself, “what would I do if I could do anything”? The answer kept coming back photographer. Naomi decided to work as if she had her dream job. She created sets, made costumes and took pictures of her children and their friends. She started booking jobs and registered her business, Shutter Owl Photography, in 2013.
When her youngest son started kindergarten, she also headed to school to study Digital Photography and Imaging full-time. She knew if she told her boys they could do anything, she had to believe it for herself as well. Committed to bringing her clients her best work, she wanted to learn more about studio photography and lighting. After two years she graduated, winning first place at the Scholarship Show at Georgian College.
Shutter Owl Photography specializes in Family Portraits and Commercial Work. Naomi has a passion for printing and loves to get photographs up on the walls of her clients homes. She is also passionate about working with children and runs an art club with her partner called Otter Art Club. In her spare time you can find her driving country roads with her family.