About Me



Hi! I am waving to you from my pink couch as I am cuddling with my dog Sally Pants, with a black coffee next to me.  Ahhh, relaxing!

Yes I am a photographer, but I am also a woman, daughter, sister, friend…and a small business owner and entrepreneur – Yay!  My camera and lens choice as a photographer is simply a tool.  They do not define me.  It’s those beautiful moments and expressions I long for.

When we first meet, most likely I will be sporting a causal-chic look…aka. jeans and a fabulous blazer (probably pink).  And when I am at home working (editing), most likely I will be rocking fleece PJ bottoms and a hoodie.  Ahhhh, comfy and relaxing.

Heheh, I don’t classify myself as a wedding photographer or as a pet photographer or a headshot photographer. LOL, I would call myself, Candra, a woman that loves to photograph relationships that are around us.  But truthfully, my heart lies in photographing our beautiful pets and the relationships and bond we have with them.

I love animals. And why not, they are so cute, compassionate, and our family. Pets are such a huge part of our lives. They experience the good & bad times, laughter & tears, and births & deaths –  They truly are family.  I enjoy capturing their memories, personality and character, as well as the bond between you and your pet. When you see your pet’s portrait, you will smile and say ‘Yep, that is Sir Lancelot right there. He always poses like a knight’ – okay, you may not say exactly that, but you will smile. You can either have your pet’s portrait taken in my studio, or at your home, or on-location at a really cool place. My portrait sessions revolve around your pet, as I make them feel like a king or queen. Then, if you want, we can also do a mini photoshoot with you and your pet, highlighting your bond. Okay, after reading this, yep, I would call myself a pet photographer and love every minute of it.

I also get goosebumps (good goosebumps) when I am photographing elopements, engagements and intimate weddings. It’s amazing to capture the beauty that radiates from you and your fiance on your wedding day, your essence that is conveyed through a single portrait of yourself on your day. The joy of capturing and revealing peoples feelings, emotions and characters in a single image for all to see for years to come; this warms my heart and makes me smile. My wedding photography tells a story. YOUR STORY!

Look out, random fact time: Oooooooh, I love movie and pizza nights (Ahhh, relaxing).  LOL but sadly I am lactose intolerant so I pick off the cheese and place it on my boyfriends slice as he LOVES cheese!

AND, I am, and will always be an outdoor’s woman.  I love to go hiking with my dog (Sally Pants), and camping with my family. And what better place then in and around Owen Sound to do this.  The myriad lakes, rivers, hiking trails, parks and both Niagara Escarpment and Bruce Peninsula all bring the possibilities of new and exciting adventures!  On any given Sunday, I will grab my camera and set out on a new photo expedition.  You never know where the day will take you!


I utilize both studio and natural light in my work. It all depends on where I am and what I’m trying to achieve. I love on-location shoots with dogs of all breeds running the trails or sitting on the bed posing for the camera. I enjoy taking pets and families to interesting outside urban or rural areas.

My goals are to provide amazing images that demand attention, speak for client’s needs, wants, and promote my personal style. Above all, my goal is to reveal the mood of the subject matter being photographed. My images invoke more of a lifestyle portrait style. Meaning, images are more natural and You!

Photography has no borders, so even though I live in Owen Sound, I photograph people and pets all over Grey, Bruce, Huron and Simcoe Counties. I love discovering new and amazing places and am blessed to be a photographer as there are so many breathe-taking beautiful things to photograph.

Here is a picture of my Sally Pants after playing in the snow. You may recognize her from my website or myriad Facebook posts.  She is my baby girl.  My everything! My Best Friend…lol along with my sister Tina.

Pet Photography by Candra Schank Photography. Owen Sound Pet photographer. Grey Bruce Pet Photographer.




Pet Photography by Candra Schank Photography
Pet Photography by Candra Schank Photography