A Better Place to Be
In this week’s episode we speak with photographer Kirstie Tweed, owner of Orange Girl Photographs, about how a small town can surprise you with a turn of events you couldn’t have imagined. Kirstie shares the decisions that brought her to a small town in rural Canada and how following her heart and intuition has yielded far greater results than all the planning and logic in the world could have.
About Kirstie Tweed
I was given the name Orange Girl in high school for driving a 1973 orange superbeetle, dying my hair orange and wearing orange everyday, the name and my love of orange has stuck with me. I attended art school in Canada before moving to San Francisco to work in an art galley and exhibit my fine art work. I moved to New York for a brief year to work for a fashion photographer and photograph musicians before meeting my husband and moving back to California where I discovered what became my true photographic passion, weddings! My husband and I moved to beautiful Banff, Canada in 2004 where I specialize in mountain weddings and spend our free time walking our quirky dog Leroy in the place we love and call home.
Photo of Kirstie and her husband Kevin courtesy of Bebb Studios.
About the Host- Travis Schreer
Travis is a wanderer who has a life-long passion for helping creative people realize their ambitions. While studying at the Kendall College of Art and Design and Eastern Michigan University, simultaneously pursuing a BFA in fine art and a Masters in creative writing, Travis rediscovered his fascination with photography and began working as a product photographer. After a brief stint studying poetry in Paris and years of developing his own artistic identity from the comforts of various midwestern cities, Travis packed his wool socks and moved to the chilly climes of Alaska. When he realized wool socks weren’t enough, it was on to Portland, Oregon where he endeavors to make The Photo Life a powerful resource on the virtual airwaves. Next time you’re in Portland, stop by Irving Park, where Travis can be found most evenings. He’s the scruffy guy playing with Collignon Quincampoix, the coolest dog you will ever meet.
Photo of Travis courtesy of Jessica Hill Photography.