Sharla George of Sharla George Photography works from her home in Virden. She also travels for on-site photo shoots.
“My father had a ‘sophisticated camera’ and I was always interested. (I still have dad’s old camera). My creativity and love for captured moments started once I was able to have a compact camera with a digital card. I could see the images right away and make adjustments.
She started photography as a hobby 14-15 years ago and practiced “a lot” on her niece and nephew. “It was 14 years ago when I started photographing hockey when my nephew was playing snow hockey. My love for sports photography grew from there.
“After taking photography and photoshop classes, I continued by learning with online courses. I now specialize in sports photography (still and action) as well as family and graduation sessions. Family is important to me and the ability to capture family moments for others will always be a highlight for me.
George says that over the past five years she has become familiar with the newborn sessions and has always gotten along well with the children while capturing special moments.
She loves taking photos, but she is also well known for her photography skills. “I love sitting in front of the computer and creating collages, composites and images in Photoshop.
“I save my favorite prints every year and choose one to print on canvas to display on my wall. I also create photo books every year. My fear is that if these are not printed they will be lost later and those memories will not be seen.