Newborn Photographer, Maternity Photography – Chandra Lee »

Resume | List of Experience, Education and Professional Accreditations

PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

Chandra Lee commenced her photography career in October of 2008.  Since that time, Chandra Lee has photographed over 800 newborn babies.  In addition, Chandra Lee has photographed over 1000 family, baby, child and maternity portrait sessions.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATIONS

Chandra Lee is professionally accredited with the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC).  The PPOC requires each photographer to submit 10 samples of their work to a board of examiners for examination and approval.  Chandra Lee is accredited in the following categories with the PPOC:

  • Maternity Portraits – 2014
  • Newborn Portraiture – 2012
  • Child and Infant Portraiture – 2011

AWARDS RELATING TO PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Excellence Award Winner – Maternity Photography – Photography Magazine – January 2017
  • Top 10 Best Newborn Photographers in the World – Top Teny Magazine – July 2015
  • The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards Honourable Mention:  Best Photos Competition (Newborn Safety) – 2014
  •  The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards Honourable Mention:  Best Photos Competition (Peaceful With Dad) – 2014
  •  The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards Honourable Mention:  Best Photos Competition (Pregnancy Portrait) – 2014
  • 5th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers Nominee – August 2013
  • National Association of Professional Child Photographers – Maternity Award – Recognition of Merit – 2012
  • Professional Photographers of Canada – Image Salon Print Merit Awardee – 2012
  • Toronto Mom Now – Toronto’s Best Portrait Photographer – December 2011
  • International Award Winning Newborn Photographer – The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards Gold Awardee – February, 2011

CELEBRITY NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

  • Celebrity Newborn Photographer – Toronto Raptors – 2013
  • Celebrity Newborn Photographer – Toronto Maple Leafs – 2011
  • Celebrity Newborn Photographer – Team Canada Hockey – 2010
  • Celebrity Newborn Photographer – Pittsburgh Penguins – 2010

PUBLICATIONS

  • Durham Parent Magazine – Cover Image – October 2015
  • Published in Portraits and People 2011

AWARDS RELATING TO BUSINESS SKILLS

  • Business Impact Award – The Ontario Self Employment Program – February 2011

MEDIA COVERAGE

  • “Move Over Anne Geddes” – CHEX TV January 14, 2011
  • “Photographer Captures Niche with Newborns” – The Globe and Mail – December 21, 2010

SPEAKING EVENTS

  • “Where and how to get money for your Business Venture” – Panel Discussion on the Small Business Quarterlies – Where Live Radio meets Business Networking – Sean Wise (Dragon’s Den Advisor and Speaker) and Katherine Swift, Canadian Federation of Independent Business Chair of the Board of Directors – March 19, 2013
  • “Newborn Photography, Presented by Chandra Lee” – Etobicoke Camera Club – October 27, 2014

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of National Association of Professional Child Photographers

TEACHING

  • Chandra Lee has been teaching the art of newborn and maternity photography since May of 2011.  Photographers have travelled as far as Alberta and Bermuda to attend newborn posing workshops.  In January of 2012, Chandra Lee travelled to Perth, Western Australia to teach two international newborn posing workshops.

VOLUNTEER WORK

  • An affiliated member with Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, Chandra Lee provides remembrance photography to families.

COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING

  •  Bethesda House (Bowmanville) – December 2014 – Chandra Lee donated $4,446.39 through 100% of proceeds of sale from holiday fundraising sessions from December 1 to December 15, 2014 to a local shelter that provides support for women and children in our local community.

PHOTOGRAPHY EDUCATION

  • Exposure Basics – Henrys School of Imaging – November, 2008
  • Nikon Part 1 – Henrys School of Imaging – November, 2008
  • Nikon Part 2 – Henrys School of Imaging – November, 2008
  • Creative Photography – Henrys School of Imaging – December, 2008
  • Composition – Henrys School of Imaging – December, 2008
  • Flash Photography – Henrys School of Imaging – January, 2009
  • Macro Photography – Henrys School of Imaging – January, 2009
  • Glamour Photography – Georgian College – 2009
  • Portrait Photography – Henrys School of Imaging – February, 2009
  • Raw Workflow – Henrys School of Imaging – February, 2009
  • Scanning and Restoration Part 1 – Henrys School of Imaging – March, 2009
  • Scanning and Restoration Part 2 – Henrys School of Imaging – April, 2009
  • Landscape Photography – Henrys School of Imaging – May, 2009
  • Enhancing Portraits – Henrys School of Imaging – May, 2009
  • Newborn Posing Workshop – Toronto, Ontario – January, 2010
  • Newborn Posing Workshop – Omaha, Nebraska – February, 2010
  • Newborn Posing Workshop – Dallas, Texas – March, 2010
  • Creative Photography – Georgian College – 2010
  • Wedding Photography – Durham College – 2010
  • Various workshops and classes – Peter Gatt of School of Photography – 2009 – 2011
  • Studio Lighting Mentoring – Dave Robinet of Photosense Inc. – 2012
  • On-line Newborn Posing Webinar – Creative Live – 2014
  • On-line creative editing workshop – April, 2014
  • Wedding Photography Workshop – April, 2015

OTHER EDUCATION

  • Humber College Law Clerk Certificate – Graduated with Honours – Humber College – May, 1998
  • The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario – Litigation Law, Corporate Law (Honours) , Wills & Estates (Honours)  and Family Law (Honours)  – 1998 – 2000

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

Chandra Lee has worked as a law clerk in the areas of litigation, corporate and wills and estates at Gowlings, Fasken Martineau and RBC Insurance from 1998 to 2007

  • Efisia - Hi There, my name is Efisia and I am expecting my second child Jan 21, 2017. Where are you located?

  • admin - Thank you for you inquiry Efisia and congrats on your second baby. My studio is located in Bowmanville just 30 minutes east of Toronto. Feel free to give me a call if you would like to book a session or have any questions. Thank you!

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