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ElaineGreen.net is a lifestyle blog by Elaine Gan about photography, nursing school, piano teaching, food, travel, skincare 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 motivated, organized 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.
It’s been a long-term goal of mine to be an RN and I recently completed my BScN after-degree at the UofA in 2018! I love working at the Stollery Children’s Hospital as a pediatric operating room nurse.
I teach and play lots of musical instruments! After high school, I was planning to study piano in Juilliard, but it was too expensive! So I graduated from Business at the UofA in 2003 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 25 years and usually teach 10-15 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 and my name used to be Elaine Soong and I was co-owner/photographer for Just Married Photography from 2004-2013.
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!
I am married to the most wonderful person ever, Duane Cheung! Life is blissful and fun with him and he brings me absolute joy to my life. He is also a very talented photographer and is often the second shooter for my wedding photography commissions. Everybody instantly loves him, he has that effect!
Duane and I have a beautiful toddler named James! He’s super cute and super active all the time 🙂 We adore him!
In my spare time, I love travelling, biking, volleyball, and the art of tidiness.
I also like the color fuchsia: my lipstick is usually MAC Impassioned, a wonderful hot pink.
I am happiest when: I see people really excited or being passionate about something!
I look forward to meeting you!