2008, Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award by CBDC Péninsule acadienne
Living in Caraquet, New Brunswick, Karine Wade gives life to photography. She specializes in the art of photography, is an expert in commercial photography for advertising and provides personalized custom services. Thanks to her friendly personality, Karine creates a climate of trust with her customers who realize that she has captured their memories with her wonderful photographs.
Karine is pleased to be able to forge long-term relationships with her customers. Before each photo session, she discusses with customers everything with them, neglecting no details. She creates a soothing environment that helps make customers feel at ease so that she can immortalize precious moments. To quote Karine, "I love being an entrepreneur, every day is different, it’s not monotonous and it is always interesting. I always do business with clients in a good mood!”
Among the many services provided include: wedding photography, business photography and pictures for advertising purposes, family photographs and pictures of special events. Karine works closely with graphic designers for CD covers and promotional products. This creative professional is renowned for her "special touch”. “I often feel I immortalize moments when I see newly weds cry looking at their photo album, my hard work is rewarded".
After the wedding photos, come children, anniversaries and other special occasions where Karine’s services are sought after. For this wise businesswoman, building long-term relationships with customers is essential for her business. If Karine was to give advice to aspiring entrepreneurs, she would say: “Have absolute confidence in your capabilities and act according to your beliefs”
Karine received the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Acadian Peninsula delivered by the New Brunswick Association of CBDCs in 2008. "This has given me enormous pleasure." "I had just returned to the region and it was wonderful to receive a warm welcome as well as this recognition".
Community involvement is of great importance to Karine. She does work for the local network of women in business, participates in the organisation of activities for Spring Break for children by offering photography, painting and Visual art workshops. In addition, she strives to encourage people to think about recycling and the environment by participating in ecological initiatives.
The future is very promising for Karine Wade. Her dream would be to live on a farm where she would have her own photography studio and could raise animals, focus on landscapes and offer an experience for children and their families. This would be a way for people to appreciate and reconnect with the Earth.