Hi! My name is Haley Gustavson, and I’m the photographer behind Stronghold Photography.
The start of Stronghold Photography
I started Stronghold in October 2016, after a whirlwind couple weeks of research and creating. I had been taking photos for years, and had become increasingly passionate about photography. I finally decided that my support network was right - I could make a business out of it! So one night I set out to choose a name for my business, and I came across a bible verse that seemed fitting:
“The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27.1
So from then on, Stronghold stuck. Putting myself out there creatively was scary (and still is sometimes!) but the name itself gives me the confidence to share the art form that I love.
A little about myself
I’m 25 years old, and am living in Grande Prairie (where I was born and raised!) with my best friend Jordan who I married on September 1st, 2018. At this point, we happily share a home with our 3 cats, but plan to someday grow our family here.
My husband and I met in college where we both trained to become Primary Care Paramedics. I currently work as such on the ambulance, and I absolutely love it! Being able to help people through emergency medicine, and also getting to explore my creativity through photography is the best of both worlds for me. I am so blessed to have two jobs that I love, in the community I love, where I am surrounded by my family and friends.
From the bottom of my heart I thank all past clients for their support, and I cannot wait to meet each and every future client who finds their way here.
Thank you for reading, and I hope you have an amazing day!