Kate Singh Photography (formerly Aevum Images)
Photography: Commercial, Portrait, AdvertisingPhotography
Vancouver's leading photographer and winner of ''The Best of Clark County'' award: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
Columbian Newspaper Article:
Working in Clark County: Kate Singh, Photographer
Kate Singh, facing burnout after a 35-year nursing career, was ready for a change. She went back to college and studied graphic design and launched an award-winning photography career. ''I take the time to make the best photos. I like letting people see they are special and look alright.''
Professional background: An Army nurse for 20 years, followed by 15 years at Southwest Washington Medical Center. Started Aevum Images in 2003.
Education: Singh joined the Army shortly after high school, during the Vietnam War. After leaving the Army she studied graphic design at Clark College and earned an associate's degree.
How you got this job: Demand. Shot my first wedding for a co-worker and booked five more from that first one.
Most rewarding part of job: I like letting people see themselves in a very positive way.
Most challenging part of job: It is a challenge when people come in and say ''You are the pro, tell me what to do.'' That makes it hard. I am trying to tell their story, so I need to understand their personality to be able to translate that into a pose.
Favorite moment of my job/career: My highlight is when the light goes on for folks, when they believe they are beautiful. They see what I can see. Another favorite moment was when the Portland Metropolitan Photographers Association named me Photographer of the Year in 2004 and 2010 and Member of the Year for 2010 and 2013.
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