Anne-Marie Taylor PowneyFreelance Photographer - Trent Hills
Anne-Marie's Story :
I have been reading everyone’s inspiring stories and I feel very humbled and honoured to be nominated for this ‘The Women’s Portrait Project”. In comparison to the others that are in this project I don’t feel worthy to be placed on such a high level as these other awe-inspiring women.
I am Anne Marie, wife to Drew and we are blessed with three wonderful daughters, Sarah, Rebecca and Madison.
I am a freelance photographer based out of the Trent Hills area. My love of photography started while employed as a reporter and photographer with QMI Agency -Community Press, Peterborough Examiner and Northumberland Today. After doing that for a few years I decided to start my own photography business.
Starting my own business enabled me to stay home and look after my girls. My youngest child, Madison was born with a rare form of childhood epilepsy called West Syndrome as well as sensory processing disorder and a few other health related issues which required extensive therapy and numerous Doctor’s appointments.
During this very trying and difficult time, I still managed to volunteer at a number of organizations including the Lioness Club of Campbellford, Kent Public School, Ontario Early Years Centre, Salvation Army Kettle Campaign, Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion, The Aron Theatre and spearheaded the Campbellford Collective Kitchen.
I genuinely care about others and try to make a difference and help out as many people as I can.
In the past year alone, I have helped out many in our community who have been struggling. From helping out a young family after they lost all of their belongings in a house fire, to filling up purses with personal hygiene products for women’s shelter. No matter what the cause is, I am always there for anyone who needs me.
I find that helping others does not require a special skill. Anyone can do it!
In recognition of my volunteer work with the Northumberland YMCA I received the Ontario Volunteer Service Award for 10 years of service.
I try to live my life in such a way that I will be remembered for being kind, compassionate, trustworthy, and fair.
I hope this inspires others to make a difference in their community.
Small acts of kindness can go a long way.