Born the eldest of five children, Kimberley (aka El) was raised in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada and is part of the third generation of the family who called the world’s largest freshwater beach their home.  Her parents, Bing and Peggy Jowett, successfully owned and operated Four Seasons Sports and Marine for over 25 years.  A snowmobile capital and boating paradise, Wasaga Beach was a village of approximately 1400 people lending a quiet, idealistic and fun childhood when El was growing up there.  Sitting on the southern shore of Georgian Bay, Wasaga offers the Blue Mountains, pristine rivers,  panoramic views, beautiful landscapes and is an ideal destination for people wishing to holiday.

“We were very involved in the community and I enjoyed every season, especially after the tourists closed their cottages and the beach became ours again.  In the summer,  swimming, boating and  skiing kept us busy and winter saw us racing snowmobiles with my father and other family members. Travelling the snowmobile circuits, meeting many interesting people,  and participating in the community activities  were  a true highlight in my life and part of the reason I enjoy winter to this day.   I love  getting out with my dog and camera, the snow crunching under foot, the fresh air and seeing where the day will take us.  Our area is  beautiful, diverse and offers so much to photograph.

I didn’t have the opportunity as a child to grow with a camera but  I do remember spending hours looking through the glossy photo’s of National Geographic magazines. all neatly organized on my parents book shelves. I was envious of the photographers, their travels and their photo’s giving me a glimpse into the unknown.” 

Given a camera only a few years ago, Kimberley takes it everywhere, even on her drive to work. 

“I don’t want to miss anything.  Each day will always offer something wonderful and often lots of surprises.  I think as a photographer, you really do take time to stop and smell the roses.  Every moment is appreciated and I enjoy every moment I am out there.”

Married to Roy, El has four beautiful children, Kristie, Stacey, Melanie and Ethan and three wonderful grandchildren, Mya, Isabella, Jianna and another girl expected April 2016.  Kimberley and Roy love to travel with their beloved dog Isandro to see their family and our beautiful country.

“Travelling by car allows us to take our time to see, explore and meet so many wonderful people.  The United States has been part of our favorite travels, particularly the Four Corners and Navajo nation, Florida, New Mexico and Arizona.  I want to travel the world and photograph every nook and cranny it offers.”

El is a member of the Owen Sound Camera Club, works for a regional publication, Georgian Life, and has had several photographs published and/or used by companies such as the Meaford Rotary Club, The Green Party, Reader’s Digest and their publication “Our Canada” and  On the Bay Magazine. For the winter of 2012 and again in 2013 a prized photograph called “Grandma’s Chickadee” was  issued for a local Hospital Foundation and 7000 of their Christmas cards.  She has also won numerous photo contests both locally and Canada wide. 

“I love knowing that one of my photograph’s is sitting in someone’s home and they appreciate and enjoy it as much as I did trying to capture it.  A photograph is a precious tiny moment held in time and I hope that my work will give you some enjoyment.”

Cheers and Enjoy 🙂

El’s photos are available for sale and may be purchased in various resolutions, sizes and usage licenses.  Prints and puzzles are also available upon request.

El would gladly discuss making herself available for sittings  or to record your special event(s) as a photographer.  Please feel free to use the Contact page to open a dialogue.

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