About

Andrea Rees, Canadian photographer

Image maker. Traveller. Writer. Aspiring Humanitarian. Mobile Photo Educator. 

Andrea Rees has been a photography professional since 2003. She began her career as a portrait photographer in Toronto, Canada and is known for her natural, artistic and emotive baby, family and women’s portrait photography. Her portrait work has been featured on CBC, Women’s Network, Splice Network and in national and international print and digital magazines such as Shutterbug magazine. In 2013, she expanded her photography services to include travel photography and has been featured in a variety of digital and print publications including  Matador Network. She is also the photographer and writer at wanderingiphone.com.

She began experimenting with the iPhone as a camera since its arrival in Canada in 2008. After a trip to Europe in 2011, she created a coffee table book of the images she captured with her iPhone 4 and realized the capability of the iPhone as a viable tool for photography.

At the age of 11 she began fundraising, donating and participating in causes she believes in from 25km walkathons to 32km bikeathons. As her photography business grew she donated a portion of her maternity and women’s portrait sessions fees for breast cancer research. In 2013, Andrea was featured as a “change agent” in one of  Toronto’s largest daily newspapers, Metro. Today, a portion of Andrea Rees Photography‘s profits benefit The Heart of a Woman Project.

 

A Word from Andrea 

Though I wear many hats as a business person, the core is photography. I am a lifetime photographer and have been passionate about photography since my pre-teen years. I strive to create images that tell a story and are filled with emotion.

 

Portrait Photography

It is a privilege to be a part of so many intimate moments and important times in the lives of my clients. It is a responsibility I take to heart. To know that the images I create will be cherished permanent memories, not just for this generation but for generations to come is a remarkable feeling. I thank you for your trust to let me do what I do. I look forward to meeting you.

 

— Andrea Rees

 

Travel & Photo Tours:

Karula a leopard in Sabi Sands

Travel and photo tours to South Africa

With eight trips and over five months combined in South Africa due to her travels and work with The Heart of a Woman Project, Andrea is creating a unique small group tour with a focus on photography, culture, wildlife and responsible tourism. Andrea is also available to consult (for a flat fee) and offer guidance in planning your once-in-a-lifetime trip. Please email your interests to andrea @ andrearees. com for further details.

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Passion Project

In May 2013, Andrea founded The Heart of a Woman Project (THOAW)THOAW is a women’s mobile photography and digital literacy initiative that partners with non-profit organizations.

Mission: It aims to empower women to have a voice, a creative outlet, Internet access and sustainable income through the sales of photographic products and photo-centric campaigns.

In November 2013, the first project was implemented at eKhaya eKasi Art & Education Centre in Khayelitsha, a township outside Cape Town, South Africa. Learn more about the project in Khayelitsha, South Africa.

Read – Three years of women’s mobile photography and digital literacy in a South Africa Township

 

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All images unless otherwise marked were taken by me, Andrea Rees and are the sole property and copyright of Andrea Rees/Andrea Rees Photography. Images may not be downloaded without my written consent. For commercial licensing fees, please contact me. Copyright Andrea Rees 2012-2017.

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