My Story

Imagine walking trails with giant redwood cedars and sword ferns. Green bows, brown bark, and amber tones. An understanding of individual trees, stumps, and streams that’s intimate and immediate. This was my experience growing up, in forests on the eastern hillside of Chilliwack. I carry this experience with me every day in my work as a nature photographer in Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia.

Over the past 10 years, I have travelled, studied, and worked across Canada and internationally for adventure tourism companies, museums, and small businesses. For many years I was a photographer at Kumsheen Rafting Resort in Lytton, BC.

I recently became certified as an Interpretive Specialist, Three Seasons Hiking Guide by the Interpretive Guides Association! I am excited to create outdoor learning experiences for others in collaboration with organizations or as private photography walks. As someone who has struggled with conventional learning methods, I deeply understand the value of cultivating positive learning environments, especially in nature. I want to encourage learning by connecting with creativity, curiosity and playfulness. 

My training includes National Geographic Expeditions Santa Fe Workshops in New Mexico, as well as Digital Arts and New Media at Selkirk College in Nelson, BC. I’m a graduate from the online New York Institute of Photography and now I’m working towards completing the Photography Certificate Program from Emily Carr University. 


Close up portrait of Adele Hinkley next to a Nikon Camera

©Sabine Bernert