Jaime Kowal Photography

Jaime's 13-year career as a freelancer photographer and multimedia producer has taken her to 23 countries spanning seven continents, providing travel and lifestyle imagery as a Creative Contributor for Getty Images and to editorial magazines including Wallpaper, Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, Oprah Winfrey Network, and TIME.com. She has been a guest speaker on photography and sustainability at distinguished events including the 2010 Pecha Kucha Night Vancouver to a sold out audience of 2200 people, the City of Vancouver Ideas Slam hosted by CBC's Bill Richardson, and the Green Living Show, where she shared the mainstage with Canada’s former Ambassador to the UN Stephen Lewis. She taught travel photography to students in the Himalayas on her global photography tour Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon in 2008.

Her book Waking Up the West Coast: Healers and Visionaries, was a three-year project where she photographed and interviewed 118 experts throughout British Columbia, Canada in the categories of social responsibility, politics, education, arts, culture and health. New Society Publishers distributed Waking Up the West Coast in 2006 throughout North America. It won a Bronze Medal at the 2007 Independent Publisher's Awards, and was named a 2007 Nautilus Book Awards Finalist. The foreword was written by Dr Andrew Weil, named by Time Magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the World.

She has photographed the Dalai Lama, worked for the Goldie Hawn Bright Light Foundation and developed editorial content for a private foundation that supports development work in Liberia, where she met the country’s first female President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

She is based in Los Angeles and Palm Springs.


Editorial Clients include:

Wallpaper Magazine
National Geographic Adventure Magazine
Condé Nast Traveler Magazine
Epicure Indonesia
Architects & Artisans
The Architect's Newspaper
Curbed LA
Bamboo Magazine
Brazil Economico
Brussel Nieuws
Elemente Magazine
Endless Vacations Magazine
Globe and Mail
Granville Magazine
Green Living Magazine
UN Health & Diplomacy
LA Times
More Magazine
Natural Health Magazine
Oprah Winfrey Network
Outside Traveler Magazine
Qantas Magazine
Shared Vision Magazine
Time Magazine Online
Vancouver Foundation Magazine


Non-Profit & Social Enterprise Clients include:

Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education
Endswell Foundation
Enterprising Non-Profits
Forest Ethics
Great Bear Rainforest
Green Party of Canada
Goldie Hawn Bright Light Foundation
Green Party of Canada
Hollyhock Leadership Institute
Hollyhock Retreat Centre
McCall MacBain Foundation
Potluck Café and Catering
Rick Hansen Foundation
Tides Canada Foundation
Vancouver Foundation
Vision Vancouver
Young Executives for Success

Commercial Clients include:

Bullfrog Power
CBC Canada
Cheeky Umbrella
Commonwealth Bank
Dilly Dally
Eco Fashion Week
Hemlock Printers
Junxion Strategy
Naturally Advanced Technologies
Pearson Canada
Penguin Publishing
Raised Eyebrow
Random House
Renewal Partners
Rikia Saddy Strategy
Saul Good Gift Co.
SFU UniverCity
W Hotel

"I so appreciate your photographic excellence that encompasses everything from making a person feel at ease to taking stellar images and all the in between. Jaime, you have many gifts ... and one of them is your wonderful heart with which you embrace the richness and adventures of life. Your images have made the magazine sing."

Rebecca Ephraim,
Publisher Shared Vision Magazine
  "Dearest Jaime -- what a joy to work with you. You really got the best out of me, which only the best photographer could manage. It was the happiest, agreeable and most professional photo-shoot ever, for me -- and I've had quite a few in the past. Thank you so much. "

Kareen Zebroff
Yoga Teacher, Best-Selling Author and TV Host

"I am loving my photos, Jaime, and continue to get great positive feedback on them."

Adriane Carr,
Green Party of Canada
  "We are THRILLED with the photos. Thank you so much that one less stresser for me!"

Sandie Pereira,
Creative Atlantic
"What a great picture, Jaime. Thank you. You are amazingly talented and I feel honoured to be one of your photographed people. I so enjoyed your helpfulness; wonderful, expansive spirit and willingness to go with the flow."

Sandra Sammartino
  "Congratulations Jaime. There are dozens of really fabulous, useful shots in here. Heart warming, memories, portraits. You have a gift."

Joel Solomon,
Renewal Partners