Inspiration Gallery


Every person is unique, not only in how we look, but in our wants and desires, and even more so in how we define what beauty means to us as an individual. We are taught, through the media, what beauty is supposed to be, how we are supposed to see it and feel towards it, and that we are supposed to conform to that narrow ideal of beauty.  Anything less is considered a failure or lack of self-control - of not wanting it enough or being enough.

I dare to challenge this ideal standard.  Yes, I do believe that all women are beautiful, and my gift is to capture this essence of beauty within my art.  In my personal pursuit of beauty I have discovered that it means so many different things to me.  To me beauty is strong, powerful, confident, empowered, but it is also vulnerable, feminine, and soft.  It is curvy, muscular, lean, shapely, and very much personal.  

Beauty is the way we allow our inner light to shine into the world.  It is not a standard of perfection or an ideal to strive for as it already exists within us in our perfect brokenness.  Beauty cannot be 'obtained' or 'given' since it is already there.  However, confidence to allow this beauty to radiate forward from within you, can be given.  And that is how I capture the essence of beauty in each and every woman who have ever stepped in front of my lens.

I have composed a series of galleries representing the main reasons people have come to me for their photos and how they define beautiful. Simply click on the image that resonates with you the most, or take a journey through one of the links at the bottom of the page.  Welcome to my world of beauty.  May these images inspire you and speak to your soul.  

Glamour, editorial beauty and fashion, a touch of glitter and sparkle, and a whole lot of divinely feminine power.

Boudoir, a bravely sensual exploration, revealing and daring. Fine art nudes and bodyscapes.


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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. 


To see more about the experience, click on the gallery links you are most interested in!

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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