My name is Catherine Oshanek and I am a full time pro photographer of over 9 years :-)
Mercura (accessory designers for Lady Gaga, Jay-z, Rhianna etc)
W.Brett Wilson (philanthropist and business man from Dragons' Den)
Tiffany Bank (star of Big Sexy on TLC)
Kasia Pilewicz (from America's Next Top Model Cycle 16)
Curtis Glencross (Calgary Flames player)
Linsay Willier (Runner up from Canada's Next Top Model Cycle 3)
Emma Meyer (Ford signed-model for Old Navy)
Sonja Hanson (Wilhelmina model)
Michelle Thrush (Gemini winner... Canadian actress)
DL Incognito (3x Juno Nominated rapper)
Allen International (Modeling agency based in Kelowna BC)
Deja Vu Modeling agency
Renegade Gypsy (Clothing line)
N.R.T. Fashions (Clothing designer)
Jennifer Vickery (Clothing designer)
Miss Canada Universe contestants
Mrs. Canada 2009
Jami Symons (Celebrity hair stylist)
Klass Models (Modeling Agency based in Calgary)
Alex Folzi (Designer twins)
NUMA (Modeling agency based in Calgary)
I LOVE photography!
White Cedar Photography is my full time freelance business. I have been shooting professionally for over nine years now and have been published across North America.
I've had the chance to travel the world capturing amazing places and people...including, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, Jamaica all over the States and Canada..and of course..my FAV NYC :-)
Currently I have been focusing most of my time on fashion and commercial photography. I help models build their portfolios and also give all women the experience of being a model through boudoir photography. I LOVE fashion photography! I have shot for many models who are signed to major agencies all over North America, including Ford and Wilhelmina.
I do all my own editing and love to push myself to be more creative. I was extremely lucky to have had the chance to work for over two years as a digital animator and senior video editor. I dedicated every waking hour to developing the processes in which movies are converted from 2D into 3D, and had the chance to work with many major Hollywood studios and famous directors. (Disney, Warner Bros, Fox, Paramount)
I am also currently running my own project called I'VE BEEN BULLIED, which showcases inspirational people who have been able to overcome bullying and create amazing lives for themselves. I speak at schools and youth groups and put on events to help teach others to cope with the effects of bullying. www.ivebeenbullied.ca
I also have a background in the music industry, working as a publicist and manager for groups across North America.
I went to college for Journalism where I minored in photo-journalism and graduated as the entire school's valedictorian. I worked in the media for about three years, mostly with the Calgary Sun. During that time I was both a night club critic for my own column, a news reporter/photographer and a lifestyle reporter/photographer.
I am also a certified skin care specialist and make-up artist. This helps me when doing photo shoots as I have a make-up background and can make sure even the smallest detail is taken care of.
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