Profile | Jayne Blemings, Registered Clinical Counsellor

 I met Jayne through an old colleague and friend, Robert Pacey, who contacted me out of the blue to see if I would like to photograph Jayne for her new website that he was designing for her clinical counseling practice. Of course, I said yes! I love shooting natural light portraits for clients such as Jayne as I whole-heartedly support businesses that help people and being able to capture the authenticity in Jayne's portrait so as to attract and provide her clients with the confidence, trust and confidentiality required in her line of work.  It was also a wonderful opportunity for Robert and I to work together. Robert is co-owner of Pacey + Pacey Design Studio that he shares with his father Michael Pacey.

We photographed Jayne near her home in Kitsilano near the community gardens. We came upon this little garden, wooded area with these beautiful purple and white flowers which was the perfect backdrop for Jayne's main profile picture.

Jayne was an absolute joy to work with and I wish her the very in her new practise.


Photo Credits:

Photography:  Linda Mackie

Makeup, Hair & Wardrobe Styling:  Angela Victory





Tell me a bit about yourself...about you, your business and/or what you like to do with your time.

I have a rich and varied background in terms of work, education, and life experience. I particularly enjoy new challenges and often seek them out. Several years ago I changed careers and recently started a private practice as a registered clinical counselor. I am sincerely interested in people, their challenges, and their successes. I hold the belief that each of us has unique strengths that can help us through even the most challenging situations.

In my free time you will typically find me outside engaged in some activity or simply enjoying nature. Otherwise I enjoy spending time with my family and I am also I voracious reader.



What did you like best about working with Linda and how have your photos benefited you?

I enjoyed Linda’s casual style and approach. She appeared relaxed and in turn I was able to feel comfortable.  The photos were a great addition to my website and the variety of photos and backgrounds provides me a great selection of photos for other uses, personal and work related.

If you could pick one favourite shot(s) Linda took of you/for you, which one(s) would it be and why?

If I have to choose one it would be this one. My smile is natural and I was very comfortable in that particular environment.



What is your philosophy or approach to life?

I don’t generally attach one specific philosophy to life. I think that a philosophy or approach to life often stems from intention, which may vary among the different facets of a person’s life.  As I have experienced life, I would say that although how I approach life situations has remained relatively constant, perhaps my intention and/or desired results may have changed.

What's new in your life? What's next for you?

As the most recent addition in my life, my counseling practice has been my focus over the last few months. I’m not sure what’s up next. Life can be unpredictable, but that’s part of the adventure.






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