lysa watnem

lifestyle photographer

about lysa

Hi, I’m Lysa.

I love life! Everyone’s life story is unique because they alone created it.

I enjoy waking up with a big mug of coffee and watching the sunrise – excited for what each day brings! I feel blessed for this life and am thankful for each and every moment. I have an amazing husband and I am a mother of two beautiful girls. Their love inspires me and supports my passion for photography!

As a photographer, I use my camera to see this love; I adore capturing the closeness of a couple – the way she looks at him like he’s the only one on the planet, the way he touches the small of her back as he kisses her shoulder in such a tender way. I see the way they look into each other’s eyes… I treasure that spark because that spark starts a journey. Client’s come back to me to capture their life events and I see how this love grows; the anticipation of a newborn, the tenderness of new parents holding their sweet baby so close, the tiny hands and feet of an eight-day-old baby. Even a few years later the growing family returns; a busy family running and playing together, laughing, loving and growing together – building a life – while I record events as they go on their family journey.

Quality photography allows us to remember these steps – moments along our journey of life! That is why I choose to be wedding and lifestyle photographer.


Here is what people are saying:

Lysa has taken some of our most precious moments and turned them into priceless photographs! Her energetic, patient and positive nature make each session so comfortable and fun! We have had many photo shoots with Lysa over the past 3 years ranging from newborn photos and our kids yearly photos, to our engagement and wedding photos! Lysa is able to put our kids at ease with her warm and bubbly personality enabling her to capture their individual personalities, never worrying about how long it may take to get that perfect picture! We look forward to Lysa photographing our family for years to come!

jana & carlo


Lysa is one of the sweetest, hardest working and creative individuals I have come across…You can tell as soon as you meet her, her passion for photography. We have been fortunate enough to have Lysa photograph all our milestone moments, wedding, maternity, newborn and most recently our sons 1yr old session. She has the natural ability of capturing our most precious moments in such a beautiful way. She also has the patience of a saint working with newborns and toddlers who don’t exactly pose perfectly for the camera! My family is blessed to have Lysa as our photographer and wouldn’t trust anyone else with my families precious moments.

jodie & adam


We are so fortunate to have been able to share our growing family’s most important milestones with Lysa. Her love for little ones, contagious enthusiasm and cheerful, inviting aesthetic make her the perfect family photographer. We adore what Lysa sees behind her lens, and are so grateful for the memories she captures every time we meet. We will cherish her art for the rest of our lives. Thank you, Lysa! xo

megan & matt


“There are people that take pictures, and people that capture moments.  ~ Lysa, is one of the “people” that captures moments  . . . I can’t thank her enough for all the wonderful moments that she has captured for me . I’ve not only had the pleasure, but also the opportunity to work with her on several occasions.  I love her candidness and admire her creativity.  I also appreciate that she gives her clients what she would want to have given to her.  And because of that, I have some of the best bookmarks . . . photos, on this journey called life. I genuinely thank her for publicly and privately capturing some of my best moments on this journey ~ thank you for making me feel beautiful.”



“We expect that Lysa will be a part of our lives for many years to come. We were lucky enough to have her photograph our wedding day, and many other weddings that we have been a part in! Lysa has a way of making even the most camera shy completely at ease with being the centre of attention. Her contagious sense of humour and subtle prompting result in the most genuine and candid photos. We would whole-heartedly recommend Lysa to anyone that is looking to have their special moments captured and treasured forever.”

brodie & adam


“We were fortunate enough to get to know Lysa through maternity, newborn and 10 month photos. Her style of photography appealed to us because of how natural it came across. Lysa is awesome to work with and can bring out the inner model in everyone with her sense of humour making for very natural smiles and lasting memories we otherwise wouldn’t have captured of life’s most precious moments. We will definitely be calling on Lysa for future family photos and life events. Refer her to everyone you know!”

julie & matt


“We were lucky enough to first meet Lysa 3 years ago when she was the photographer for a wedding I was a bridesmaid in. Lysa was wonderful to work with, very professional and was able to capture the most beautiful pictures. So when I was getting married I hired her without hesitation, I never even shopped around for photographers; I knew that I wanted her to take our wedding pictures. Since then we’ve had Lysa take maternity and newborn pictures and we absolutely loved them! All of the photos were beautiful and everyone looked very natural, Lysa has a way of putting everyone at ease and you feel like you are dealing with a friend and not someone you hired. We would genuinely recommend Lysa to anyone who wants to have their special occasions photographed.”

erin & dave

“My love for photography gives me the opportunity to create a lasting memory for someone along their incredible journey”