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Mackenzie Janzen 

Photographer

Mackenzie is a lifestyle photographer located in Saskatoon, Sk. 

HOW DID YOU GET INTO YOUR FIELD?

Photography is something that just 'fell' into my lap. I had bought a nice camera and started taking pictures of my friends. I fell in love with the whole process and started offering free sessions to get some practice. I never thought that I would still be doing it 5 years later, or that I would be as busy as I am! Photography feels like it's something I'll be doing for a long time. 

WHY DID YOU JOIN ELYSIAN?

I created Women of Elysian because I wanted to further my boudoir photography business. I was really in my element when working with women and showing them how beautiful they are! Those teary eyed meetings showed me that this wasn't just business, it was a step towards helping women recognize their beauty. Elysian is inspired by that thought, and I hope that through this, together we can encourage more women and ourselves as well. 

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR HOBBIES / INTERESTS?

Well, I love photography but that's no surprise! I love traveling and planning trips. I love both those beach getaways as well as those adventurous trips. I love taking hot bubble baths and binge-watching friends on Netflix. I love dance, fitness classes and swimming. I'm a busy body, that's for sure! 

WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?

I recently graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with my Bachelors Degree in Education. So in my 'spare time' I'm teaching in and around Saskatoon. I enjoy spending time with my crazy chaotic family. That includes my wonderful husband, our sassy 1.5 year old daughter and our little baby on the way. 

WHO / WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

Honestly, in our world there are SO many photographers. It's hard not to feel overwhelmed and intimidated. However, I do find myself being inspired by photographers I admire (and am a little jealous of). I find that by seeing work that motivates me to pursue my dreams, I am naturally inspired! 

Lifestyle photography is a job that allows me to be inspired by everything and everyone. I focus on the real life moments that capture true authentic connections. A laugh, a smile, a story... they all inspire me! 

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