“I believe that every picture tells a story, and it’s my job to effectively tell the story of whomever I am commissioned to photograph. What’s important to them, what they are doing now, where they live, and what they look like, of course. Whatever is true about now. That portrait becomes such a treasure as time passes and circumstances change. Children grow up, or move away from home. Portraits are about keeping memories fresh.”

Mary L. G. Jensen is an accredited portrait photographer who has been running a successful studio since 1986.  She focuses her talents on creating portraits of children and families. A true ‘life style’ photographer, she usually makes her portraits and images in carefully chosen locations that are meaningful to her clients.

Mary’s years of dedication to the art of professional portrait photography has been noticed and awarded on regional and national levels.  She is a proud member of the Professional Photographers of Canada and the British Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers. Mary holds Canadian National Accreditations recognizing her as a specialist in Environmental Portraiture and Environmental Weddings. 

Through teaching photographers and exhibiting her work she has earned her Master of Photographic Arts (MPA) designation from the Professional Photographers of Canada. Further recognition from her peers has allowed her to be conferred with the prestigious F/PPABC, making her a Fellow of the Professional Photographers Association of British Columbia.

Besides keeping up her busy portrait schedule Mary currently teaches child and family photography at VanArts in Vancouver, BC, finds time to judge provincial image competitions, and volunteers for the Professional Photographers of Canada.