Hi there, gorgeous! My name’s Mina and I’m the founder and lead photographer of Lumena Photography. I’m a Vancouver-based portrait and personal branding photographer on a mission to provide you with images that will help you rediscover your inner and outer beauty.
Through detailed consultations, a personalized and holistic experience, and hella beautiful images to show for it, I am here to support you and help you see yourself in a way you’ve never seen before.
We’ve all heard that critical voice before — the one that tells us we're not enough and makes us second guess ourselves. As your photographer, I'll help you silence those destructive thoughts by creating a space that gives you permission to lower your shields and express your true self. Because a great photoshoot is about so much more than pretty photos. It's a journey of self-exploration, creative expression, and vulnerability. And the cherry on top? You’ll get to go home with wonderful photos to always remind you how amazing you truly are!
Before I ever take out a camera or dream about touching that shutter button, I take the time to get to know the real you and your artistic vision. Together, we’ll create a safe space for you to celebrate you. And if you're up for it, I'll bring some creative props (flowers are my favorite!) to take things to a whole other level. Just thinking about it already has me so excited!
We live in an era where most of us scroll through hundreds of images each day and unfortunately, even our most memorable captures are often lost and forgotten amongst the digital noise. That’s why printed photographs are so powerful! The ability to feel and touch your portraits, beautifully printed and framed on the wall, commands the kind of attention that no cell phone screen can. And thanks to our fine art, museum-grade printing expertise, we'll help you create a timeless heirloom that can be passed on and cherished for generations.
Whether you’re a professional looking for headshots to elevate your brand or an empty-nester mom looking to reconnect with who you are meant to be, it’s not your job to be ‘photogenic’ or ‘good in front of the camera’. It’s my job to walk you through the whole experience: the posing, the styling, the expression, to create the best photographs you have ever seen of yourself.
I am a firm believer in the idea that every person has a unique place and purpose in this world — and I’m here to help you express it. I’ll support your goals with personalized consultations, a 'What To Wear' guide and other helpful resources to help you feel and look your best, creative solutions for branding and portrait photography, and most of all, an experience where you feel fully immersed in the journey.
As a personal branding photographer as well, it’s my job to see your business and goals as a whole and capture you in a way that’s most true to you and where you want to go — in other words, how you want to show up. I bring my visual expertise so you don’t feel like the pressure is on you to have it all figured out.
The result? Finally feeling confident enough to show up with your face in your brand or on your wall.