"We contacted Belle to photograph our family and our newborn daughter. We found her after viewing photographs she had taken of a friend's wedding which were posted on Facebook. When we met Belle, we knew right away that we had made a great decision even before she took any photographs, as she is very friendly, personable and professional. During the photography session, Belle made us feel comfortable and at ease, but most importantly, she listened to us and the types of photographs we wanted her to take. The end result was fantastic and we would not hesitate to call upon her in the future and to refer her to our friends and family. Great job Belle and THANK YOU!"
~ Jackie, Paula, Mattea and Shirley the Dog
“We've had the pleasure of doing a variety of photo sessions with Belle and always find her professional, creative and fun to work with. She is open to ideas and suggestions while also directing the session to achieve her artistic goals. It's Belle's passion, talent and patience that makes working with her so enjoyable.”
~ Flora, Kristy & Griffyn Ware
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“We have done two family portrait sessions with Belle so far. Her sessions are super fun and laid back. She is very tuned in to the action and managed to capture beautiful shots of our energetic, never-still children. The prints hang in our living room and always get noticed by our visitors. These images will be cherished.”
~ Cori and Garth Yule
“My daughter had the typical grad photos done at her school but we wanted something to better represent who she is. Belle Ancell did just that. She understood the importance of my daughter’s traditional cultural attire, how special wearing her grandmother’s dress was and how all those things were important to our family. Belle’s exquisite photos captured the essence of our daughter and the pride she has in her culture, her birth and adoptive family. Belle found beautiful and meaningful settings and the session was both professional and a lot of fun. We are absolutely thrilled with her work!”
~ Johanna Clark
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“We are so happy we chose Belle to capture the love and excitement of our wedding day. When we were running through ideas for where to shoot (since our wedding was in the winter and we had to shoot indoors), Belle really listened to us and the process of finding a space felt collaborative and fun. Belle organized everything and was the perfect balance of laid back and take charge. She kept us on schedule and the photos are beautiful.”
~ Taryn Hayes and Connie Buna
“Belle was the photographer for our surprise engagement. Belle captured the moment of surprise, the sunlight, the smiles, the laughter, the passion and the amazing energy of that day in a way that I can't really describe. Everyone comments on how amazing our photographs are, and we love looking at them! Belle's fun and light spirit, combined with her technical expertise, added so much to our engagement experience. Thank you Belle Ancell Photography.”
~ Fiona Coupar and Andrea Warner
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"I first met Belle when she did my head shots for my business. Our experience together was wonderful and her photos were exactly what I wanted. I was so satisfied with her professionalism and talent that I hired her a few months later to photograph my wedding.
Belle is my first recommendation when someone is looking for a professional photographer."
~ Connie Buna, Real Estate Agent
“Belle helped me relax during my head shot session with her humour, confidence, and professionalism. As our session progressed I became less self-conscious and more curious about her process. Her answers to my questions illustrated both knowledge and passion, and I came away impressed by the depth of her work. The final images are beautiful and I am thrilled. I recommend Belle and I will be a happily returning customer should I again need a photographer. “
~ Arwen Brenneman, Co-owner Dancing Star Birth
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“Belle is an incredible photographer with the uncanny ability to make you feel fully at ease. Her sessions are warm and fun. She pours her heart into each project and somehow captures your truest, most beautiful unscripted essence. It was an honour to work with her and I love all the pictures.”
~ Mandy Randhawa
"My experience of Belle Ancell resonates with the attention and enthusiasm she brings to every project. belle is so passionate and considerate that you instinctively trust her, she is the exact balance of playful and professional, it transpires in her photographs. You can tell by the crows feet that the person is truly enjoying themselves just as the composition and lighting is an ode to her craft."
~ Wyndi Palmer
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Belle Ancell has been a joy to work with, both at the Queer Arts Festival where she has provided spectacular documentary and publicity photos since 2010, and at Made in BC - Dance on Tour, where she so beautifully captured the joy of children and parents discovering creative movement together. If you are considering hiring Belle, do not hesitate!
~ Joel Klein, Board President, Queer Arts Festival, Executive Director Made in BC - Dance on Tour
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I am a Freelance Editorial Photographer for Xtra Newspaper in Vancouver, BC and have had my work featured in other print and internet publications.
More ‘mystream’ than mainstream,
I strive to push the boundaries of perceived beauty, gender, sexuality and relationship with my personal projects and collaborations.