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Hi! I’m Claudia

I'm a Romanian with a dash of Hungarian, calling Canada my home now. If you think I'm French, Russian or Italian because of my accent, you are not alone. Everyone does it! :)

I'm also a nerd who never skipped school on account of “doing the right thing”… yeah, you heard it right! Did I mention that I'm a very good listener and a lot of my friends really think that I’m a fuzzy, energetic bomb of happiness?! What they have no clue about is that I’m an introvert. Like 81% of me, according to the 16 personalities test… It must be my empathy kicking in when I’m around them! Speaking of which, I’m very empathetic. That’s according to the Gallup Strength Finder, which turns out to be so freaking right! Here’s why!

Photo by Svetlana Yanova

5 things to know about me

When my empathy kicks in I make grownups cry... metaphorically! But I do make scaredy dogs, who usually run and hide under the couch when they see a digital camera, pose for me like they are in a Vogue magazine. And little kids who don't like strangers become my BFFs for the day and give me the most silly laughs and awesome photos. And that also means that I'll befriend and eventually marry that grumpy, nerdy, analytical awesome guy, who's actually a softie with a big heart & high expectations of people. I'm looking at you, hubby!

I believe all things are connected. So if you stumble across my work through a friend of yours that you used to go to gym, once upon a time, back in 2012... and then you see me pop in your Facebook feed again in 2015 and decide you want to work together for your beautiful family photos...I believe things were just meant to be!

My hubby says our 2 boys get along from time to time and usually they bicker... I say they usually get along and sometimes they bicker... Then again, I am a positive person.

Harmony is awesome. Seriously, think about it. Wouldn't you rather have a cup of tea chatting about a solution, then dissecting why you're right and she's wrong!? I'm a solution-finder addict!

My work and the things I create must be meaningful to the world and to myself, and give me the chance to live out my core values. Photography helps me bring meaning into people's lives, create emotions and add to their family tree. It's also a means to ensure they have photographs of their mothers, wives, hubbies, their important people in their lives, of special moments, of two year olds tantrums or 15 year olds eye-rolling. Of sweet sixteen's and tie the knot moments, of grandmothers who still are among us and grandpas that have meaningful tales to tell.