Liberty Shots specializes in custom photography servicing Eastern-Ontario led by Heather Swan. Liberty Shots work encompasses: Portrait, commercial, head shots, sports and Fine Art photography. Liberty Shots is available to cover special events from fundraiser events, sporting events, family gatherings, etc. to name a few. Liberty Shots is Federally Incorporated.
As a location shooter, I will go to your location for the photo session. For equine portraits, if you have a beautiful spot in mind and a horse trailer—anything is possible! My approach is–it has to be fun!
I have a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in Photography, over 16 years experience in page layout and graphic design, I am equiped with Professional Nikon equipment, studio lighting, backdrops, and reflectors. I have an amazing talent for taking relaxed portraits. Take a look at my gallery pages to get a feel of my style. You will find a mix of fun shots, shots with creative use of Natural light, and artistic flare. Enjoy.
I studied Fine Art Studio at Dawson College in Montreal, QC. In 1988, I went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Honours in Photography from the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, ON. Upon Graduation I followed a path that lead to Desktop Publishing/Page Layout and Graphic Design. I freelanced for over 16 years, at several high tech firms in the Ottawa Region, including: Mainstreet Studios/Newbridge Networks, Canada Post Corporation, and even worked for an Advertising Agency.
I started photographing horses around 1993, when I purchased my first horse. I boarded her at a competitive (Hunter) riding stable—naturally I went to a few shows, took lots of photographs. I am passionate about my family, horses and photography. We live on a hobby farm with three horses, three ponies and a Terrier named Beau.
As a member of the Equine Photographers Network(EPNet), I have studied under some of the world’s most outstanding equine photographers and continue to receive ongoing education in the field of Equine Photography. Over the past few years I have studied the Basics of Equine Photography with Carien Schippers, the Art of the Equine-Human Portrait with Minnesota based Photographer Shelley Paulson. Creating & Marketing Fine Art Photography with Equine Fine Artist, Photographer and Filmmaker Rachael Waller from West Texas. I have had the opportunity to travel to New Mexico and to the Pryor Mountains to attend Wild Horse Workshops with Fine Artist Lynne Pomerantz. I have also gone to the Carolina Foothills, and Colorado on EPNet workshops.
I also had the pleasure of attending workshops with acclaimed Wild Life Photographer, Jared Lloyd in North Carolina, the Pryor Mountains in Montana, and Yellowstone National Park and National Geographic photographer, Jeff Vanuga. I have travelled to Iceland to Photograph beautiful landscapes and Icelandic horses and to Southern France to photograph Camargue Horses. I am blessed to have had these incredible opportunities to work on my photography skills, and expand my portfolio, and continue to receive ongoing education to further develop my eye.
I have worked on commission and on contract. I have experience with commercial and architectural, professional business portraits. I am reliable, professional and available to work for you on a project.