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Student starts photography company focused on celebrating its clients authentic self

May 6, 2016

Beth Fodor is basing her lifestyle portrait company, E. Marie Photography around encouraging her clients to be “unapologetically human”. A strategy that enables her to take images that reflect who they are in the moment.

“For me it’s about starting a relationship that is very open and celebrates the client for the authentic individual that they are. It’s about giving my clients the space they need to be okay with themselves, in a place that reflects who they are,” says Fodor.

Fodor is a graduate of Medicine Hat College’s visual communications program and participated in the Entrepreneur Development Centre’s Summer Company – an experience she felt prepared her to pursue her passion full-time.

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(Image) Beth Fodor, owner of E.Marie Photography poses at annual Summer Company Breakfast. 

“I’ve been doing business sporadically for the last three years, mostly during the school breaks and in the summer, so there was a lot I didn’t take into account,” says Fodor. “I was provided constant support, not only from the college but as well the other students who were going through the same thing. It meant a lot to us knowing that we weren’t alone in this whole journey of trying to find ourselves as entrepreneurs.”

When asked what’s next for E. Marie Photography, Fodor explains that she will be starting a summer mentorship program with another photographer and relocating to Calgary.

“I am moving to Calgary to start my business and for the mentorship program. I started in central Alberta, and I have clients in Medicine Hat and southern Alberta so it’s the midpoint to all those locations,” says Fodor. “I am looking forward to meeting as many individuals as I can and supporting them on their journey of finding themselves.” 

Fodor expressed gratitude to the college and JMH & Co for making her passion a possibility.

For more information on E. Marie Photography you can follow her on Instagram @elizabethfodorr or “Like” her page on Facebook.

If you would like to learn more about the Entrepreneur Development Centre's Summer Company program contact Tracy Stroud at 403.504.3585 or