MAGGIE DEVEREUX

GET TO KNOW MAGGIE

There are so many things that I love about photography. One of the things that I love the most is to capture moments in every day lives that bring out the beauty that it right in front of us. There are a lot of big milestones in our lives and its wonderful to capture those on camera and in our minds, but life is made up of so much more than just the big moments. All of the little moments in between the big ones are what make up some of our fondest memories and fill our hearts when we look back. The good, the bad, the loud, the quiet, the big gestures and the subtle expressions of love… it’s all a part of our beautiful life.

I love to see my clients’ families interact, to observe and capture the little moments and the special relationships. Whether you choose a Lifestyle Session or a documentary-style Day in the Life Session, the experience is natural, candid and relaxed and the end result is photos that reflect your unique family.

I can’t wait to get to know you and your family!

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GETTING CANDID WITH MAGGIE

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Maggie is actually my middle name. My first name is Elizabeth, but I’ve gone by Maggie since I was young.

I’ve lived in Toronto for the past 15+ years but I was born in Edmonton, Alberta. I left after high school and have been gone for longer than I lived there, but I still consider myself a prairie girl at heart.

I have loved photography for as long as I can remember. The first photo that I fell for was a National Geographic cover from 1985 called ‘Afghan Girl’. Do you know it? It gave me chills the first time I saw it.

I have an engineering degree and an MBA. I worked in finance for over 12 years before leaving to formally start a photography business. I love how my technical background plays into what I see through my camera lens, whether its clean lines and composition or finding calm in the chaos of our every days.

I grew up with two older brothers who were my heroes. They taught me how to throw a ball and a punch. 

My oldest brother passed away in 2017. His perspective on life was clear and profound and I’m grateful that I get to carry that with me. Life is messy, but the beauty is in its ups and downs and all of the little moments that we get to spend with the people we love. 

I learned how to drive when I was 16, in the middle of an Edmonton winter storm, in a car with a stick shift. I drive automatic now, but always love when I get the chance to drive manual.

I started dating my husband when I was 23. We met at the sports complex at our University where I played soccer and he played hockey. We’ve been married for over seven years and have a six year old son and four year old daughter. Our kids are full of energy and love, and lucky for me, they don’t mind that I have my camera in hand almost all the time to capture all of their adventures, big and small.

I try to get in front of the camera with my kids as much as possible. When they’re older, they’re going to want to remember what their childhood was like, and that includes me in it! It's easy to get caught up in taking photos of our kids, but it's important to get in the photos with them too!

I grew up playing competitive soccer and played five years of varsity soccer in University. It was a huge part of my life and now I well up with pride watching my kids play.

Seeing a dog with his head out of a moving car window always makes me smile. Always.