For over a decade, Kelly VanderBeek professionally threw herself down mountains at speeds over 145km/h. Today, this Olympian & World Cup Medallist makes her living as a sports broadcaster, content producer, and photographer. Among other things, she’s Hosted the Olympic Games; the Calgary Stampede; and guest-hosted The Good’s variety show. Behind the lens, Kelly’s an award-winning photographer and SONY industry advisor.
Internationally, Kelly is best known for her sports photography which has graced newspapers around the world, book covers, and national ad campaigns. However, her photographic journey started with weddings and portraits which continues today as a large focus of her boutique business in the heart of Canada’s Rocky Mountains.
Utilizing a variety of platforms and tools, Kelly continues to push herself as both an artist and storyteller.
“As an Olympian and World Cup Medallist, I know firsthand what it means to represent the Maple Leaf. However, after transitioning away from being a pro athlete, I didn’t anticipate I’d once again represent my country on a global stage. Being named to Team Canada for the World Photographic Cup is a great honour and one I don’t take lightly.”
Image story to come…