Our Team

Since 1980, Mountain West Studios has built a solid reputation as a quality provider of school portraits in Western Canada. Our managers, experienced lab staff, and knowledgeable customer service representatives play an important role in our success. The benefits of being family-owned and operated are evident in our quick response times - important decisions are made in a timely manner.

In recent years Mountain West Studios has grown to offer outstanding customer service and quality photography to more of western Canada. Mountain West is proud to offer grad, school, and family photography services across British Columbia and Alberta. Schools in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Burnaby, Red Deer, Prince George, and many more are choosing Mountain West Studios as their trusted photo provider.

“My father created Mountain West Studios in our home in 1980. He was passionate about photography, a pioneer in creating innovative photography products for schools, and committed to producing quality photography at affordable prices. We are proud to have evolved his legacy into the incredible leading-edge photography company Mountain West Studios is today.”

Janele W.

Managing Director

I am passionate about photography and joined the Mountain West team in 2000. For over 20 years I have used a professional yet personalized approach in providing photographic services to schools and, in doing so, have developed an excellent rapport with the many schools I have worked with.

Kathy F.

Surrey, Maple Ridge

After obtaining a diploma in Professional Photography and Advanced Visual Communications from the Western Academy of Photography, I joined the Mountain West family in 2005. I have always loved working with children. I’m a proud auntie to six nieces and one nephew and mom to my furbaby, a Great Pyrenees named Sophie. The Fraser Valley is my home and working within my community is important to me.

Alana C.

Fraser Valley

I’ve been a part of the Mountain West Family since 2013. I draw on twenty years of involvement in the digital imaging industry and have a background in design and commercial photography in addition to my experience with school photography. I am an avid photographer, a new dad, and a certified geek when it comes to technology and photography.

Greg F.

Greater Vancouver

Accompanied by my adventure companion, a lab/shepherd-cross named Cypress, I enjoy hiking and exploring the wilderness in my spare time. I am an experienced and passionate photographer, driven by customer satisfaction, and I take pride in providing the best quality product and customer service possible. As Territory Manager, my goals include establishing strong and reliable lines of communication, as well as lasting relationships with schools and customers alike. 

Mike S.

Prince George, Northern B.C.

I have always loved working with children. My first degree and following years were as an elementary school teacher. My other life-long passion has always been photography and, after completing my diploma in photography at VanArts, I was thrilled to become a part of the Mountain West family in 2015. I’m able to combine my two passions by working with children as I visit schools and take their pictures. I feel so blessed to see hundreds of smiles every day – it’s truly a rewarding experience for me.

Kira O.

Greater Vancouver

I am committed to providing the highest level of photography services available in the industry and am proud to be a part of a team that stands at the forefront of digital photography technology. We have a wide range of photography programs, school administrative products, and special bonus incentives to meet the needs of your students, parents, and administrators.

Nicola D.

Alberta/East Kootenay

I absolutely love working with people – both in sales and in customer service and joined the Mountain West team in 2012. For fun, I spend as much time as I can with my husband, dog, cat and horses. I ride and compete in Dressage and Hunter/Jumpers. I also enjoy wakesurfing and snowboarding and love the Okanagan lifestyle!

Megan M.

Okanagan, West Kootenay

It is my promise to provide a smoothly running photo day, great-quality portraits and the highest level of service to your school and families. We strive to make your school photography experience fun, with minimal work at the school level. Mountain West is well-known for high-quality photographs, fun and interactive online ordering, as well as quick turnaround times. We guarantee it.

Jon J.

Sales Manager

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Amazing Photos & Great to Work With

"Mountain West Studios has been our school photographer here at Parkway Elementary for the past 4 years. We had previously gone through a number of photography companies over a 3-4 year stretch but have been very happy with the service and quality that Mountain West provides and have just signed another [multi] year contract. Our PAC, parents and staff have been extremely pleased with the quality of photos taken and with the excellent service. Mountain West Studios has proven to be organized, reliable and best of all, their photos and photographers have been excellent. I would highly recommend them to any school looking for a school photographer or looking to make a change; you won’t be disappointed."

Kelly Jones

Principal Parkway Elementary School

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