Hi, I am Ace Hicks.
I am a multi-disciplinary artist and creative being. Born and raised on Vancouver Island and finally back after almost fifteen years in Toronto shooting Canada's top actors and creators. I am thrilled to be home on the west coast for a new perspective through my lens. Building community and connection through creative collaboration is my greatest joy and purpose in life.
My niche can be found in how I view the world and how I rely on instincts and intuition to find the magic and document it. Whatever endeavour is upon me, one thing is certain, I always give it my all. Caring deeply is a blessing and a curse, but when it comes to photography, luckily it becomes a superpower.
My approach is to enjoy the process and make sure the photoshoot is as easy, fun and stress-free as possible. Deep breaths and presence. A laid back exploration where the inner child is free to wander; if you trust me, if you surrender into the moment, into yourself, we will always capture something special. I will never rush a shoot and I will keep shooting until I am absolutely certain that we have nailed it!
When I am not taking photographs, you can find me hanging out with my cats and chickens, dancing by myself, learning how to garden and homestead, teaching acting classes and occasionally jumping in front of the camera to act or behind it to write and direct. My style can be described as free-wheeling, joyful, intimate, colourful and crisp.
“I've done five photo shoots with Ace over the past few years and have just booked her for another two-day shoot. I love the photos I've gotten from the sessions and have seen her work magic with so many friends and colleagues. She's a dream to work with and you won't be able to stop looking at some of those photos as you say, 'These are the ones I've been waiting for!' Getting the photo album from Ace is like waking up on Christmas morning to a tree loaded with presents." Founder www.marketingforhippies.com”
“Ace is an exceptionally talented photographer who I had the pleasure of working with for many years. She captured the essence of me and all facets of my work so incredibly beautifully. How lucky was I to get to work with her. Thanks Ace with all my heart for all you've done.
“We were so pleased to have Ace photograph our wedding. Having seen her work at other events, we noticed how fearless she is in finding the best angle to capture the most special moments and in just the right way. She is professional, intuitive, and passionate about her work. The joy she brings to her craft shines through her images, making the memories they represent even more precious.
—Frank Wall & Rachel Cruse
“Ace is a delight to work with. She brings a focused yet playful creativity that pairs well with her eye for beauty.