Kristi Sneddon

Meet Kristi

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.

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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

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Full Name: Shelbi Bernhard City you live in: Calgary, Alberta Role: Art Director Gear: Nikon all the way! My go to is my 50mm f/1.4

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Meet Shelbi

Full Name: Shelbi Bernhard

City you live in: Calgary, Alberta

Role: Art Director

Gear: Nikon all the way! My go to is my 50mm f/1.4 lens.

 

Meet Shelbi! The talented Art Director at Leblond Studio who infuses happiness, thoughtful passion, and a dash of wit into everything she touches. 

 

Like many of us #cagedcreatives, Shelbi has been navigating her way through the COVID crisis embracing the insights and challenges that come with the journey. She noticed the sensation of being caged most when the weather outside was cold and dreary, keeping her away from enjoying the outdoors. 

 

Yet on these colder days she found more space to explore new avenues of creativity, including: learning to embroider; refining her mastery in the kitchen; and most importantly preparing with her partner to become first-time parents! On June 5th they welcomed baby Jasper into the world! 

 

Reflecting over the past months, this new mom expressed gratitude for the additional time to nest. In contrast to their typically full professional schedules the ability to not rush the nursery process was a welcomed surprise during this strange time we are all in. 

 

When we asked Shelbi what has surprised her most about being in isolation, she reflected on her preconceptions about introversion and extroversion. “’I’m surprised by how much I used to identify as an introvert. I definitely have more introverted tendencies but it’s amazing how much I took extroverted tasks and experiences for granted.” To embrace this period of extended introversion she has leaned into podcasts and literature to stay inspired by creative masters such as fashion icon Betty Johnson – her current memoir muse. 

 

The best piece of advice Shelbi ever received came from her post secondary photography instructor, Rory Mahony, who told her to “Be Bold”. Whether you are a photographer, #eventprof, or a #cagedcreative Shelbi reminds us to stay safe, stay inspired, and to be bold.

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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

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Meet Shelbi

Full Name: Shelbi Bernhard City you live in: Calgary, Alberta Role: Art Director Gear: Nikon all the way! My go to is my 50mm f/1.4

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