Kim Forrester Photography: Creating art out of your reality

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Today we are meeting Kim, from Kim Forrester Photography. One of my favourite entrepreneur stories is the origin stories. Today, Kim is going to share with us the story of how she ended up where she is today.

“I actually came from a corporate background, which I felt was the “safer” option, despite being more of an artsy type. Well, a painful hip condition and resulting surgery (which I had to wait 2.5 years for) forced me out of the 9-5 office job because I couldn’t sit comfortably in an office chair for long hours.

This difficult situation turned out to be a blessing in disguise because it led me to purse photography! Eventually I started my business, while working simultaneously as one of the newborn and family photographers at BC Women’s Hospital, where I’ve photographed over 400 babies.

I started my business doing what most photographers do: offered digital packages, photographed sessions, handed over all the digital files, and onto the next client. I quickly realized that I needed to do something different if I wanted to survive in this business. I noticed that many new parents’ photography needs weren’t being met, and I felt the undeniable need to provide a more personalized experience. It’s in my nature to connect with others so I couldn’t ignore this. Keep on reading!

Crafts and Knitz

Today we are meeting Nicole from Crafts and Knitz
She makes cozy handmade knits and accessories for the whole family and tells us how she incorporates her love of ice cream into…. knitted goods??


Hey Nicole, why did you start your business?

“Ever since I can remember I’ve loved arts and crafts, and this love followed me into adulthood. Quite a few years ago, my aunt taught me to knit and it became a hobby that I quickly fell in love with. Keep on reading!

Pure Gift Boxes – For The Mamas!

This week’s small business feature is a mama who started her business because she was inspired by her mama. Meet Lindsay, gift concierge from Pure Gift Boxes. They are a boutique style gift box service located in the heart of the Sea to Sky corridor offering signature and custom curated gift boxes for all occasions.


HI Lindsay!! How did you start your business? 

“I  was raised by a loving and elegant mother who was known for her flair of gifting. From her, I learned to appreciate quality, attention to detail and the importance of showing appreciation to others.

Keep on reading!