My parents immigrated to Canada the year before I was born and, though my father grew up very poor, he was thrilled with the knowledge that with hard work in this country you could really do anything. Everyone has access to education, which wasn't the case for him in South America, and with careful financial management, there were opportunities for him to fulfill some of his dreams. One was investing in a really good camera to take photos. My first opportunity to take a photo was of him in the Rocky Mountains when I was just 4 years old. Years later, once I married, I saved up for a really good camera myself as I still love taking photos, mostly of my work-in-progress and my studio space, but also of my daughter and all of her sewing projects. I'm really glad she's studying fashion design and that I have this chance to do something creative with her. To see more of her work, visit her website The Modiste.