Born in Toronto, and educated at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University, Shelagh Howard has developed her background in Psychology and Fine Art into a thriving photography business. Specializing in portraiture, she works with both professional clients and families. Her work has appeared in national newspapers and magazines, including Canadian House and Home, Style at Home, Opera Canada, and the Globe and Mail, and is in private collections in North America and Europe. Extensive international travel has given her firsthand exposure to new and varied vistas and cultures. Her experiences lend her photographs a view that is fresh, and yet grounded in traditional ideas and elements. Her portraits explore our relationships with each other and document how we communicate and connect. Shelagh views a photographic sitting as a collaboration, and is becoming well known for her portraits of artists, musicians and others in creative fields. Her perceptive eye and passionate heart combine to produce photographs that are both art objects and treasured portraits.