What people say about me
Michele Fogal Small Business Consultant, Teacher & Author "
Chara did my headshots and the shoot was a pleasure because she took care of so many levels of it. She managed logistics with grace and calm, she managed my experience by putting me at ease and helping me without ever pressuring me, she managed the atmosphere by being organised and having a vision of what she wanted for me, she also used my own notes to remind me of what I was going for and to inspire me. It was wonderfully creative and fun and that allowed me to show genuine expressions of happiness which is really what I wanted from the beginning. I feel like my book covers and website will really represent me on a deeper level now. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Chara's work. She's not only a pro, she a calm, inspiring artist with a smile that lights up the room."
Alice Chen Export Ventures Group Inc. CEO & Founder
"I really enjoyed working with Chara Berk on two separate occasions - one was a Valentine's Day shoot and the other one was a highly stylized fashion shoot for an upcoming TV show. She was very professional and took a lot of care to coordinate her team of stylist, make-up artist and assistant to make sure the shoot is well organized and high impact. I highly recommend her for head shots, fashion shots and special occasions :)"
Andrea Salazar M. Professional Makeup Artist
"I've had the pleasure to work with Chara as a Makeup Artist behind the camera for a variety of projects and I have to say her professionalism and artistic eye truly stood out to me. I absolutely love working with her but it wasn't until I actually got to work with her being in front of the camera when I realized that not only is she talented in her skill but also has a special quality to make you feel comfortable and bring out your true beauty and personality. I had an amazing experience being photographed by her and I would highly recommend her! She is kind, reliable and super talented."
Jihan Amer Professional Model- Wilhelmina Vancouver
"Chara Berk is one of the most talented photographers I’ve had the privilege of working with. She will do whatever it takes to get the perfect shot. It’s beautiful to work with someone with such passion for photography and nothing but love and respect for everyone on the team. She made sure I was always comfortable and has great communication skills. It was amazing to have a sneak peak of the results in 24 to 48 hours. I love her energy on set and can’t wait to work with her again. If you want to have a great day on set with amazing results…Chara’s your gal :)"
Lisa Voth Instigator & Facilitator of Adult Creative Play @ Necessary Shenanigans
"I would highly recommend Chara as a photographer. I am someone who generally hates photographs and with Chara felt immediately comfortable and at ease. She is a delight to work with and the photographs are always responded to very positively!"
Tora Hylands Actor
"I highly recommend Chara to anyone needing actor headshots, a professional photo or just if you want to do a creative fun photoshoot. Getting your picture taken can be an extremely daunting experience, especially since we are not all professional models. Chara makes you feel comfortable immediately and gives great direction so the whole time you feel like you are in extremely professional, capable hands. The images really do speak for themselves, she is able to capture intense moments or relaxed, spontaneous candid ones. Chara's rates are very affordable and I was thrilled with all my photos. I would absolutely hire Chara again for another shoot."
Robyn Prescott 4th Year Student at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine
"Chara was absolutely wonderful to work with. I recommend her to all of my doctor friends for their professional photography work and I am very impressed with the headshot photos that I did with Chara. Extremely good service, fun to work with, knowledgeable and efficient. Super experience and I will definitely use her as my photographer in the future!"
Charlene Luedke Actor/Writer/Coach at Universal Artists Management
"Through my many years as an actor I have had my headshots done many times. Working with Chara, who is also an actor was an amazing experience because we able to really connect. Chara's instincts, creativity and sensitivity made for a great experience and great results" Anita Gartner Pediatric Dentist at Tot 2 Teen Dental "I spent a wonderful morning with Chara. She organized a makeup artist and preselected sites for photography. The result were fabulous photos and a great experience. I would highly recommend Chara for her photography skills."