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ElaineGreen.net is a lifestyle blog by Elaine Gan about photography, nursing, music teaching, food, travel, product reviews, minimalism, and all else.
Please visit my main website ElaineGreen.com for my photography and marketing portfolio!
“It’s extremely rewarding doing what I do – I enjoy being able to capture the best side of people and preserving memories that last a lifetime. Photos become more and more valuable as each day passes. It’s been over a decade of constant pursuit to create innovative works of art for my clients and for myself, an unending labor of love.”
I’m Elaine Gan, a creative professional and award-winning photographer that loves taking dramatic and different images. I’m based in Edmonton, but I frequently travel to photograph clients all around the world. It’s been over a decade of constant pursuit to create unique works of art for my clients and for myself.
I’ve won numerous international photography and photojournalism awards from the Wedding Photojournalist Association, the Artistic Guild of the WPJA, Fearless Photographers Organization, International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers, the Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada and I’ve been recommended by StyleMePretty, Junebug Weddings, Wedluxe, Perfect Wedding Magazine, Blush Magazine, Wedding Photographer Select Europe, Signature Weddings, MyWed, Weddingbells, Brides Magazine, Bridal Expo, Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Oasis Conference Centre, CityTV, CBC, Global TV, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald, and various media networks for my innovative style of capturing emotional moments and creative portraits.
I’ve also acted as a judge for the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers competition as well as the Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada contests. I’ve been named in the top 5% photographers in Wedding Wire, top 3 photographers in the Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada, top 25 wedding photographers by Wedding Bells Magazine, and top 50 photojournalists by the WPJA.
I am extremely organized, disciplined, and pride myself on my ability to provide high-quality work for every project I undertake.
Here are some current interesting facts about me!
My favorite color is chartreuse (a lime green) – It’s been more than 10 years since I fell in love with this color. In fact, that’s why my company name is Elaine Green but chartreuse is rather hard to explain or spell.
I am a registered nurse (BScN from the University of Alberta) and I love working in the operating room.
I teach and play lots of musical instruments! Long ago at age 15, I completed my ARCT degree in piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music and wanted to further pursue further studies at Juilliard, but it was too expensive so I graduated with a BComm at the University of Alberta instead 🙂 I play mainly piano and violin, but I also play electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, drums, organ, and cello. I’ve taught piano for over 20 years and have consistently had about 10 students each week. If you are interested in learning, please view my other website Edmonton Piano Teachers.
In the past, I was a business development manager who led successful launches in product design and national advertising campaigns, I was co-owner for Just Married Photography from 2004 – 2012 and my name was Elaine Soong during that period of time.
Minimalism is an ongoing process for me, as it’s freeing to donate more of my stuff and shed the shackles of consumerism that prevails in our culture. Life is about collecting experiences and not things. However, you can never have enough pictures!
My talented associate photographer, Duane Cheung, is the second shooter for my wedding commissions, who also happens to be my husband. He is super creative and everybody instantly loves him, he has that heartwarming effect! Duane and I have a beautiful toddler named James, and we absolutely adore him!
My hobbies are travelling, biking, volleyball, and cleaning.
My mottos are: It is better to be half an hour early than to be a minute late. Outer order contributes to inner calm.
I am happiest when: I see people really excited or being passionate about something!
I look forward to meeting you!