About Gemini Visuals

Adrienne Thiessen

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“I appreciate and love my career for giving me the chance to become
a part of people’s lives, and the lives of their families. To be invited
to share in these special moments and help capture their memories is
what keeps me truly passionate about my work.”

 

The Story of Gemini Visuals

The “Gemini” in Gemini Visuals represents the twin sides of Adrienne Thiessen’s photography, as with the dual personality of the star sign of the same name.  She can shoot both edgy modern and sweet classic artistic photos.

Adrienne’s edgy side comes from her past experience shooting bands and models. She uses the raw energy from her edgy side now to create dynamic dance photography. Using that same level of power and emotion gives her the ability to capture the movement in dance and create stunning art pieces.

Adrienne’s sweet side comes from her many years working as a nanny. Her nurturing side, and endless patience helps her to create sweet and serene newborn and child photography. Using these skills, Adrienne perfectly captures the (mostly!) sweet sides of newborns and children.

” From the darkroom to digital photography, Adrienne Thiessen’s expertise includes it all.”

Adrienne’s photography journey began at 16, over 20 years ago. She picked up her first camera and fell in love at first sight. After taking photography and winning awards in high school, she went on to take the Langara professional photography program. This thrust her into the world of darkrooms as a professional custom printer before the digital days. Her darkroom experience is where she learned to create stunning prints, learning proper crops and dimensions to best suit her images. She works with each image to produce a masterpiece, both in digital and print form. Her journey doesn’t end there. She continues honing her skills by learning new techniques, with regular workshops, and creative collaboration shoots with other photographers. This is how Adrienne keeps up with the ever-changing photography world.

 

Meet Emily – Studio manager, designer, and client liaison.

Emily handles a lot of the behind-the-scenes work as Adrienne’s assistant, allowing Adrienne to focus on creating and perfecting your images. She keeps everything running smoothly for Gemini Visuals and is the person behind the design of all of Gemini Visual’s custom products and albums. Her attention to artistic detail comes from a background in design. Emily uses her technical expertise to handle the studio’s booking software, run the website, and keep the blog updated. She organizes and books all the mini sessions, and handles all the private viewing galleries to make clients’ lives easier.

  • Adrienne has been with my family to capture all of the most important moments. From our marriage, to the births and milestones of our two children, she has always made herself available and approachable and affordable. Her professional manner, creativity, and contemporary eye allow her to bring out the best in anyone. I have recommended Adrienne to all of my family and close friends - and have always had enthusiastic feedback! We are so grateful that we met Adrienne, and for her photos which are my family's prized possessions.

    Jennifer Wetmore
  • Adrienne did a fabulous job with our photos. Not only was she professional and friendly, but also her creative style truly captured the memories of our special day. We researched many photographers before finding Adrienne and none of them could offer the quality she did [...] When we have our first child we will definitely be calling her up to take more photos!

    Emily & Chris - Vancouver
  • The absolute best choice we could have made for our newborn and family photos. Adrienne really knows what she is doing and she was so amazing with our newborn. She is very professional but also very warm and friendly. The quality of her photos are also a cut above the rest. We have received so many compliments on our photos from friends, family and coworkers, many of which are professional photographers. Everything we received in our package was gorgeous. We definitely plan to go back again and again for our babies 1 year cake smash and family photos.

    Justine