EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS, CARING MENTORS
We are proud of our talented, diverse faculty. Our instructors are from a wide spectrum of backgrounds with unique specialties and signature styles. They are well-rounded, enthusiastic mentors ready and willing to provide the support and attention every student deserves
PrairieView's Director, Lauralee Burstahler oversees the daily functions of the school and ensures a safe, supportive and positive environment for our students and staff. Her friendly personality and efficient working style ensure smooth functioning of the day-to-day operations at the school.
A versatile, hybrid shooter, with over 80,000 (yes, 80 thousand!) Instagram followers, Simeon makes both digital and film a part of his workflow and is known for his strong mobile imagery. Equally comfortable talking about Mozart or megapixels, Simeon discovered a passion for photography while enrolled in the Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba and graduated from PrairieView's Diploma program in 2015.
Brenna Faris earned a Biology degree from the University of Winnipeg in 2012 and a Diploma in Photography from PrairieView in 2017. In addition to joining the PrairieView team as an instructor, Brenna also launched her own photography business specializing in portraits, lifestyle and weddings.
After graduating from PrairieView in 2012, Sarah Sgambato opened her photography business and started her dream career as a wedding photographer. Her love of people and of capturing moments as they happen has given her the opportunity to photograph everything from newborns to families, baptisms to weddings as well as commercial and dance school portraits.
Bram Singleton graduated from PrairieView in 2006 and soon became our resident Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom expert. He possesses the rare ability to demystify even the most daunting software teaching students to organize, edit, enhance and deliver professional level photographs.
Since graduating from PrairieView in 2007, Casey has traveled on international press trips throughout the Middle East, Europe, Asia. Her photos have appeared in international travel and wedding magazines. Casey has also photographed weddings all over Canada and destination weddings worldwide.
Throughout the program, we welcome guest lecturers from across the photo industry and beyond. Here is just a partial list of some of the speakers who have shared their expertise, experience and wisdom with the students in our Diploma Program.