I am convinced I have the BEST job in the world.
My favorite part of my job is getting to know new people and their passions and dreams that they'd like to accomplish in life. Everybody's story and life long dream is infatuating and I can't wait to hear yours and tell it through my lens.
When I was about 10 years old, I was lucky enough to get into a photography course. I learned about composition, exposure, camera settings, and processing photos in a dark room. I found it all very exciting. I believe learning the basics can allow anyone to take great photos.
The story of photography and me goes back to my childhood.
I started to learn about photography through a course offered at my art school. I instantly fell in love with my first film camera. Although the photos were lacking any composition, ideas, and colour, I couldn’t wait to go to the dark room to see the results of my “work”. I can still remember the smell of the chemicals. Watching the image suddenly reveal itself was the most exciting. Later in high school I switched from being a photographer to being photographed. I noticed how different lights, composition, angles and the distance from the object had the ability to express different moods or feelings. I began discovering another interest – fashion. As a model I tried many different outfits, and poses. I would take on as many roles as outfits I would wear. In 2000 the digital photography was booming and so was my interest in capturing my special moments as I traveled the world. Working as a computer programmer required me to work with Photoshop. I steadily became more and more familiar with its functions and features but hadn’t realized the true power of photo post-editing. My first pregnancy was a big breakthrough in my photography. I wanted to capture that cute belly growing each month. I started experimenting on my own taking portraits, selfies, or mobile phone photos of my ever changing body. Facebook started taking over the photo sharing world and once I had a digital photo, I would share it with my family and friends. I came across one of the best digital post-editing lessons from Lynda.com photography courses. Photoshop tips and tricks helped me to make my photos more vibrant, correct colour, tackle exposure problems, control focus, correct skin issues and many more. Once my baby was born, I couldn’t find a better subject of my photos! Sleeping newborn, first smiles, first bruises, first days of school…all these needed to be captured. These photos could take me back to re-experience my life’s beautiful moments. Photography is my passion – my hobby – my obsession. I want my clients to feel good when I’m taking their photos. I want them to know that I will try my very best to not only capture their beauty but also capture their true self.
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Lenka has been our photographer for 9 years now. Every time we receive photos from Lenka, we are brought to tears by how perfectly she captured the moment. Her calm and friendly personality goes a long way in helping us relax into the photoshoot. And most importantly, her love for capturing special moments, working with natural light to add depth to the photo, her vision and preparedness make each photo session a success. We will continue to use Lenka to capture all our special occasions in the future. I truly recommend Lenka - she is incredible!
Bolton Real Estate Group
For the past 6 seasons Tkfw has had the absolute honour of having Lenka from @Lenkalifephotography partner with us to capture the essesnce of our shows and we are so grateful to have met such a talented photographer who always manages to deliver The perfect shot. With an event where “you need to be there to really feel the energy and excitement in the room '' Lenka manages to capture it in a way that makes you feel like you’re right there with us! Having her on this journey with us is definitely a win. Thank you Lenka!
Toronto Kids Fashion Week
Lenka has been the official photographer for the Parliament Street News for over three years. She is smart, easy to work with and she has a great eye. She has also been an invaluable resource managing our social media feeds and has grown our followers by 500% in a year. I highly recommend Lenka.
Parliament Street News