Therena Carlin


I am a visual empowerment specialist. Through Photography I empower women to rediscover their confidence and self-love. I show them the true beauty of their essence and capture them as the masterpiece they are.


I have always been able to see the beauty in the world around me. I believe that all women are beautiful and deserve a beautiful portrait.  My purpose, through my art, is to not only empower each and every client who steps in front of my lens but to reflect back to them the beauty I see.   I  know how hard we can be on ourselves as women.  


Most of my clients tell me they hate photos of themselves,  that they aren’t photogenic.  The truth is, that is my job.  I pose you, light you, guide you, and help style you in the most beautiful way possible.  I help you fall in love with yourself and see the power within you.


I am constantly growing and evolving as an artist.  I continually take courses from the best photographers in the world.  From in-person training to online mentorship, I am pushing my own work to the level of other world-class photographers.  This allows me to bring my knowledge and expertise to each and every session, and provide you with the best professional images in the industry.


I was born an artist, and live to create.  I’m inspired by ancient myths and lore as well as modern fantasy. my personal work reflects this love of the imaginary.  Often I will work with a client if she has a specific vision and create a fine art piece during her regular session.   I love creating unique art, with you as my muse.  So whether you are looking for something sensual, classic, vintage or even fantastical, I love bringing your dreams and visions to life!


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Professional portrait photographer based out of Campbell River, BC.  specializing in Boudoir, Glamour, Maternity, Newborn, Baby, and Fine Art studio portraits.

Award-winning imagery and internationally published in magazines like Edith, ELEGANT kids, Evon, Feroce, iMirage, Malvie, Creator, and TAOPAN.


Serving clients from all over northern Vancouver Island and beyond:  Campbell River, Comox Valley, Courtenay, Port Hardy, Sayward,  Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, and other communities. 


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What Clients are saying:

Therena is a truly amazing photographer. She is really talented and knows how to capture all the special moments.  She has a gift to work with people and gets you feeling comfortable in front of the camera. She is a natural with little ones and gets them in the right position for the most adorable perfect poses. You can’t go wrong by choosing her as your photographer. You can be sure to get the best high-quality photos and products available after having a fun, relaxing photo session experience. We truly loved our photos; Therena captured exactly what we hoped for and more.
Therena is talented, creative, friendly and supremely professional. We highly recommend her.

Therena is a true professional! She is light and gracious and is not afraid to try anything you envision. She does her homework and pays great attention to creating something unique to each of her clients. It was so much fun to relax and play and let her direct me...I would highly recommend this wonderful lady for any photos you need...from glamour to boudoir to pregnancy and newborns. Indeed, she is on top of her game.

Therena is not only extremely knowledgeable and skilled in the technical side of photography, but she also prides herself in providing an exceptional experience on set. She is an incredibly talented artist whose passion for what she does shows through in each picture. She’s constantly growing and improving and offers top quality products to her clients. I’d highly recommend Therena to anyone looking for a fun photoshoot and a beautiful collection of images.

Therena is amazing. I have always disliked having my picture taken and felt very awkward in front of the camera. Therena made me feel super-comfortable and also made me feel beautiful. I love my photos that she captured and definitely recommend the experience to everyone

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