Love What You Do, Do What You Love!
We’re a creative studio
An avid photographer her whole life, Lea-ann took her photography to a new level by starting up Lea-ann Gerling Photography.
Working with a local home builder taking interior and exterior shots of newly opened show homes, she cultivated one of her many styles of photography – HDR Architectural Photography. During this same time period, Lea-ann also worked as an assistant to a local graphic designer and a second passion was born – Graphic Design.
Always by her side, Lea-ann’s husband and co-founder David encouraged and supported her aspirations and business venture.
- HDR Architectural Photography
- Graphic Design
- Print Services
One year later
This was a very busy year for us as we had over 39 photo shoots with the home builder which we did evenings and weekends.
Lea-ann continued to work during the day at the Graphic Design Studio furthering the development of her design skills.
Two Years Later
Doing some sub-contract photography work for the graphic design company Lea-ann was working for, 2012 turned out to be a quieter year for the company.
This was the time that Lea-ann really started to develop other skills in the graphic design, digital and print world.
Four years later
2014 became the year that started the transformation of Lea-ann Gerling Photography in to Chick-a-Dee Photo & Design. Lea-ann started to do more design projects versus photography and expanded her knowledge base by taking courses in website design.
In July, Lea-ann left the graphic design company to cultivate her own passions and take Lea-ann Gerling Photography from a side business to a primary business.
- Graphic Design
- Print Services
- Web Design – Creating Web Pages course
March, 2015 we rebranded Lea-ann Gerling Photography and launched Chick-a-Dee Photo & Design.
Wanting to build a creative freelance studio, Lea-ann has been busy completing courses related to website design such as Achieving Top Search Engine Positions and Using Social Media in Business and continues to upgrade her education & skills.
David continues his role as business advisor, marketing and sales support and general “bounce ideas off of” guy.
This is EXACTLY where WE want to be…the sky’s the limit!
Where has the time gone! It’s been a full year as our newly branded Chick-A-Dee Photo & Design and I am LOVING my job!
I am very proud of the quality of projects I have put out so far and look forward to many more.
Please go to my portfolio page to see examples of my work.
Growing a business can sometimes seem like you are going backwards instead of forwards but 2017 definitely set the footwork for a very successful start to 2018.
In 2017, we welcomed Ingram Custom Homes & Bright-Eyed & Beautiful Fashion Boutique to the Chick-a-Dee Photo & Design clientele as well as our continued support of our existing clients.
Projects ranged from websites, logos, marketing material for fundraising events and more. Don’t forget to checkout the portfolio page for samples of our projects.
2018 was definitely a successful and busy year. We added a wide variety of clients to our website portfolio including a trenching company, photographer, personal trainer and more. We continue to be a proud sponsor for the Boys & Girls Club of Fort Saskatchewan annual Gala by suppling all their marketing materials and look forward to continued sponsorship.
Take a look at our portfolio to check out our completed projects.
Not sure where 2019 went but here it is 2020 already and for most of us, we wish we could have skipped this year completely. With all the unprecedented issues that have plagued the world this year, for many of us it has been a time to focus hard on our businesses, fill the gaps and become more prominent online. Chick-a-Dee Photo & Design has been very fortunate to have continued to grow in both business as well as bringing on more support systems. We are super excited with our addition of IT support as well as Social Media services.
Welcome Mathew and Tania to the team!
A huge thank you to my clients that have stuck with me through these trying times and welcome to all the new clients of 2019 and 2020!
Meet The Team
We love what we do and we do it with passion