Meet Wendy

Hi there. I’m Wendy Gouthro and I’m a creative professional living, loving, teaching and entrepreneur-ing on beautiful Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

As an accomplished and experienced photographer and graphic designer, I pride myself on capturing authentic moments and communicating beautiful stories. I feel so privileged to be a part of and responsible for documenting amazing milestones in the lives of the families and couples that I’m so fortunate to work with.

I realized pretty early on that I wanted to enjoy a creative life.  Its’ 35+ year evolution has resulted in a lifestyle that hinges on experimentation, variety, collaboration and play. Most importantly, I’m sincerely in love with what I do. Every day, I strive to let that love shine through my work.

I welcome your thoughts and ideas and encourage you to check out my photographic works or graphic design portfolio.  For more casual reading, meanderings and photographic stories, feel free to browse through my journal as well. If you’d like to chat, share your story or a cuppa tea, feel free to get in touch.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a beautiful day.
Wendy Gouthro


The Spice of Life

Over the past 15 years, Wendy has established herself as one of the island’s most diverse creative talents—with training, skills, and experience in commercial graphic and web design, wedding photography, family and newborn portraiture.

  • Artist & Designer
  • Photographer
  • Teacher & Mentor
  • Community Supporter
Wendy is a versatile and veteran Graphic Designer and Creative Director with over a decade of print, web and interactive design industry experience. With a Communication Design Degree (Honors) from NSCAD University in Halifax, and a graduate of Nova Scotia Community College, she’s had the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients and organizations—from large national brands, to smaller, family-owned neighborhood businesses and everything in between.

Specializing in typographic and page layout, web design and digital imaging, she has a knack for working together with her clients to creatively uncover and craft the perfect tone to communicate and help reach their goals.

Wendy is an accomplished and experienced photographer who specializes in newborn, family portraiture and weddings. Both formally trained and self-taught, her style thoughtfully blends classic, contemporary with a signature dash of ‘warm and quirky’. Her approach results in natural, expressive portraits where personalities truly shine through.

A versatile and recognized talent, Wendy’s heart and attention to detail is reflected through her work, both in the authentic and beautiful images she creates, the collaboration, level of trust and comfort she provides her clients, and the professionally-crafted products they treasure.

Wendy is part of the faculty at Nova Scotia Community College, where she teaches Graphic Design and Applied Media & Communication Arts. Her approach and teaching style both encourage and combine practical experimentation with “learn by doing”, hands-on, and often community-focused creative projects.  Although specialized in web and interactive design, Wendy has successfully enjoyed teaching a range of courses such as Business and Entrepreneurship for Graphic Designers, Sustainable Design, Visual Communications and Studio Practice.

Ironically, Wendy started her teaching career, while she was also studying at NSCAD University in Halifax. After attending afternoon classes, she instructed night courses within their School of Extended Studies.

Wendy is passionate about her local community and it’s growth and development. She continually lends time, consultation, and volunteers her unique skill set to not-for-profit organizations including the Cape Breton SPCA, The Friends of Cape Breton’s Homeless Animals, Transition House Foundation, the annual IWK Telethon, and the WeirdBeard Puppet Troupe.

‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.’
~ Winston Churchill

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Phone: (902) 537-1158

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