Professional photographer members
With photography at our core, we aim to connect you with the right photographer, as well as enhance earning opportunities for those talented professional photographers, while highlighting causes that Canadians care about, all with a fundraising spirit; we are building community.
From our founder
"While creating the business plan can be a significant part of the entrepreneur’s actions, and the experience of building mine, while completing a postgraduate business certificate at George Brown College was like nothing I had ever done before, AYSA is more than all things business – it’s personal. I love photography and I love what photographers can do. They inspire me to want to help boost their success beyond what they can achieve on their own. Their success equates to quality photography being received by happy clients, making me happy as well; and so, I remain motivated to keep working to enhance this little thing I call AYSA."
— Anissa Lowe
Entrepreneur / Hobbyist Photographer
Our goal is to add value to the experience of professional photography for both our professional photographers as well as their valued clients, Canada-wide, while building community.
COVID-19 will not be the end of us, as we focus ahead to create ‘better than normal’.
Today, at a time of recovery from the blow of a pandemic, we are a small group of professional photographers practicing and sharing their art and skills. Tomorrow, we are professional photographers based across Canada, benefiting from perks like collective marketing and group rates on business insurance.
In this creative industry, the norm will become to afford typical business expenses, adding to work satisfaction, and translating into increased value for clients.
Talent and expertise will be compensated fairly - no awkwardness required, as valued clients will appreciate our rebate program in lieu of photographer discounts.
That same rebate program will benefit causes we care about, as donations get forwarded by AYSA.
United, we will spend less time on business and most of our time creating thrilled clients by focusing on that passion called photography, a portal to providing quality customer care.
We will shine a light on a range of notable organizations and causes that are dependent upon funding and donations. Society will be better off because of our fundraising program.
AYSA is added exposure and support while photographers maintain the freedoms of self-employment as well as creative control.
With spirit like that of a non-profit, this is what AYSA is envisioned to be.
Hire our photographers! Submit to our tribute fundraiser! Become a fundraising partner! Join as a photographer member! Become our intern!
Or simply send good vibes.
We thank you.