Professional photographer members
'Better than typical' experiences.
With photography at our core, we aim to add value to the experience of professional photography for our photographer members and their clients, by providing easy access to talent, and advocating for fair compensation, while maintaining a fundraising spirit as we highlight causes that Canadians care about - to build community.
Your favourite photographer isn't on our list? Invite them to join!
We believe that the respect we have for our photographers, will benefit clients.
COVID-19 will not be the end of us, as we focus ahead to create ‘better than typical’.
Today, at a time of recovery from the blow of a pandemic, AYSA is a small group of professional photographers practicing and sharing their art and skills. Tomorrow, we could be professional photographers based all across Canada, benefiting from perks that cannot be obtained as individuals.
In this creative industry, the norm could become to afford typical business expenses, adding to work satisfaction, and translating into increased value for clients.
In lieu of photographer discounts, we will provide incentives to clients.
Each time we get paid by our members, we will add to charitable donations.
United, our members will spend less time on business and most of their time producing thrilled clients, by focusing on that passion called photography - a portal to providing quality customer care.
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 memories project! Become a fundraising partner! Join as a photographer member! Become our intern!
Or simply send good vibes.
We thank you.
From our founder
"While creating the business plan can be a significant part of the entrepreneur’s actions, and the experience of building the first business plan for AYSA (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 well, which brings me joy; and so, I remain motivated to keep working to enhance this little thing I call AYSA."
— Anissa Lowe
Entrepreneur / Hobbyist Photographer