Full Name: Kristi Sneddon
City you live in: Airdrie, small town just outside of Calgary
Role: Photographer and Editor
Gear: Nikon D750, 28-70mm and 70-200mm lenses, flashes and Prophoto lighting gear.
Meet Kristi! One of our talented photographers and editors from Leblond Studio who’s natural kindness and humour allows her to create meaningful connections in all her projects.
A self-proclaimed A-type personality, Kristi usually channels her organizational skills to structure her days for maximum efficiency; however throughout COVID she has surprised herself with a new rhythm. “I’ve been much more relaxed about things. Giving both myself and the kids a day off in the middle of the week for a mental health break. Cleaning? What’s that?!”.
Like many of us this new space and relaxed pacing has led Kristi to reconnect with experiences and hobbies so often left on the backburner. From gardening to taking up sewing again for the first time in years, Kristi notes a variety of new insights gained through isolation.
The most profound of all her insights she has discovered by watching her children use their imaginations. “I’ve sat down the hall from them, listening to them play. I have laughed, cried and been inspired by all the ideas that they come up with.”
Kristi has always believed in the advice “It’s good to make mistakes, that’s how you learn.” Now through observing her children in their endlessly creative world that feels more true than ever.
As we look to the future she hopes we all can bring forward with us some lessons from kids at play; Let’s allow ourselves to not rush back so fast into the old pace that we forget the insights we gained from keeping things simple.